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Students in Boston and Beyond Are Planning a March 14 Walkout over Gun Violence

As young people around the country are organizing action in response to the shooting in Florida, students in Boston and around Massachusetts are planning an […]

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Two Massachusetts College Officials Witnessed Parkland School Shooting

Two Massachusetts college administrators were inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday when shots rang out. Paul Brower, an assistant dean for enrollment at Nichols […]

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Harvard Receives Record Number of Applications

Jamaica Plain’s population and Harvard’s applicant pool are almost identical in size. The Ivy League college announced it received an astronomical 42,742 applications for the […]

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Harvard Accepts 14.5 Percent of Early Applicants

The college admission process is a stressful, drawn out, overwrought beast. It’s a series of orchestrated steps and checklist items (become club president, join the […]

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Berklee School of Music Ends Relationship with Professor over Abuse Allegations

Three Massachusetts schools have cut ties with the contemporary classical musician Eric Alexander Hewitt amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct and abusive behavior, according to […]

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Framingham State Brings in FBI to Investigate Racist Incidents

After yet another racist message appeared on the Framingham State University campus on Friday, school officials have called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation for […]

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Boston University President’s Salary Tops Schools in Region

For the third year in a row, a Chronicle of Higher Education analysis revealed Boston University President Robert Brown out-earned every other private college leader in Massachusetts. […]

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Massachusetts Higher Education Leaders Condemn Republican Tax Bill

As the proposed federal tax overhaul makes its way through the Senate, many Massachusetts higher education leaders are united in their view that the Republican […]

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Department of Justice Investigates Harvard’s Admissions Policies

The line between illicit discrimination and affirmative action is grey and fuzzy and confusing. And the Department of Justice just isn’t quite sure what side […]

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Boston-Based Gradifi Launches College Savings Program

For $30,000 you could buy a brand-new car, open your own small business, stay with nine of your friends at an all-inclusive hotel in Patagonia, or […]

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Twelve Massachusetts Schools Named in Paradise Papers

Ah, higher education: a sculptor of young minds, a fertile ground for innovative ideas, and, apparently, an enthusiastic embracer of tax evasion tactics. More than […]

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Seven Massachusetts Academics Win Rhodes Scholarship

Massachusetts is filled with people who are as smart as they think they are, the Rhodes Trust confirms. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship—earned in the past […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bilingual Education Bill

Significant achievement gaps plague students who are not native English speakers in Massachusetts, but a new bipartisan bill seeks to change that. The LOOK bill […]

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Simmons College Will Name a School after Gwen Ifill

A year after the death of celebrated PBS journalist Gwen Ifill, Simmons College has announced it’s naming a school after her: The Gwen Ifill College of […]

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Harvard Receives $12.1 Million Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Harvard College, home of the $35.7 billion endowment, just got a little bit more help from its wealthy friends, with a $12.1 million grant from […]