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College Closures Grabbed Headlines, but Unaffordability Crushed Students in the 2010s

Ten years ago the cost of attending a private college was more expensive in Massachusetts than anywhere else (and it still is), but back then […]

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Striking Harvard Grad Students Hope to Send a Message “Nationwide”

Chanting “What’s up? Time’s up!” and marching down the winding paths in Harvard Yard, a small army of grad students at the nation’s wealthiest and […]

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The Definitive Month by Month Timeline for Applying to Private Schools

Though admissions schedules differ by school, this monthly schedule can help you stay on track during your search for the perfect private school for your […]

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Want the Most Bang for Your Buck? This Is the Massachusetts College for You

It’s tough to surprise anyone around these parts with a new college ranking, unless you’re really invested in the battle between our two elite Cambridge […]

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New England Law “Betrayed” Students by Naming Scott Brown Dean, Petition Says

Last week, New England Law Boston announced that, after a five-month national search, the institution had selected a new dean and president: triathlete, ex-senator, and […]

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The Importance of Accreditation

Going Beyond One-Size-Fits-All While Keeping Standards High An independent school is just that: Because it is privately funded (primarily by tuition, typically), it isn’t beholden […]

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2019-2020 Private School Open Houses

Parents have always had choices when it comes to finding the right schools for their children, and the options have increasingly grown over the last […]

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Emerson College Will Absorb Vermont’s Marlboro College

It’s not easy being a small college in New England. Like Mount Ida College, Newbury College, and the College of St. Joseph, the tiny, 500-student […]

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Months After Epstein Scandal, MIT President Shares What He’s Learned

Sexual harassment. Stereotyping. Bullying behavior from “star” faculty members. According to MIT’s President L. Rafael Reif, these are just some of the “misalignments and fractures” […]

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A New Era of Education

Independent-school parents consistently report high levels of satisfaction with their child’s academic experiences, according to a 2016 survey designed by the Harvard Program on Education […]

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A Judge Just Sided with Harvard in the Big Affirmative Action Case

In a legal battle over how its race-conscious admissions policy impacts Asian-American students, Harvard has just been handed a victory from a federal judge. In her […]

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Harvard’s President Says He’s Sorry for Slavery Comparison

Harvard’s newish President Lawrence Bacow is already under the gun here when it comes to both fundraising (see: Epstein, Jeffrey) and the university’s relationship with […]

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Harvard Is Looking into the Millions It Took from Jeffrey Epstein

As a reckoning continues to play out at MIT over the donations the university took from Jeffrey Epstein, and the efforts the school made to keep them […]

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Harvard Still Isn’t on Top in the U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Tsk tsk. The U.S. News & World Report college rankings for 2020 are now out, and once again, Harvard has fallen shy of the number one spot, […]

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The Harvard Student Customs Agents Kicked Out Last Month Made It Here after All

Ismail B. Ajjawi, the Palestinian student denied entry to the U.S. en route to his freshman year at Harvard, is safely in Cambridge and beginning […]