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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 […]


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 […]

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Tufts Students, Alumni Call for Anthony Scaramucci’s Removal from Advisory Board

Anthony Scaramucci has been an advisor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy roughly 50 times longer than he served as President Trump’s […]


Talking Out of School with Lee Pelton

The president of Emerson College is reshaping downtown and redefining the ivory tower.


New Vision Unveiled for Massachusetts College of Art and Design

In the 10 years after 2001, the number of science and engineering degrees awarded in the United States grew by 41 percent. In 2016, the […]


Boston College Students Protest Racism

Following a pair of racist incidents on campus, hundreds of Boston College students walked out of class Wednesday in protest. For roughly 20 minutes, students […]


MCAS Scores Drop Across Massachusetts

The newly redesigned MCAS test proved to be quite the challenge for many of Massachusetts’ public-school students, with scores among the state’s third through eighth […]


Black Lives Matter Poster Vandalized at Boston College

Amidst the ads for a capella shows, free pizza in the library, and volunteering opportunities, bulletin boards on college campuses have become all–too–often sites of another […]


Boston University, Wheelock Reach Merger Agreement

Boston University and Wheelock College reached a definitive agreement Wednesday to merge on June 1, 2018. In addition to the legal nuts and bolts of BU […]