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The issue of free speech reared its ugly head again this week when UC Berkeley cancelled a speech by professional provocateur Ann Coulter. The school said it was a matter of public safety, but Coulter and the group who invited her say it’s an attempt at censorship.

New York's decision to cover tuition at all public colleges and universities for low- and middle-income families could spell bad news for the people running private and public colleges in neighboring states.

Bard College in New York and a nonprofit in Holyoke have partnered to launch what they say is the first of its kind microcollegeoffering tuition-free education to low-income mothers and pregnant women.

It's a stressful time of year for students who are preparing to make their college decisions. But the next step - figuring out how much it's all going to cost - can be even more stressful. Now there's a new effort to make that complicated process a little simpler.

For the first time in decades, inmates at federal and state institutions are using federal grants to pursue college degrees while serving out their sentences. Research shows that participating in college programs can improve prisoners' lives after release, as well as benefit the communities to which they return. But, under the new administration, the fate of the program is uncertain. 

The number of full-time administrators at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is way up, according to federal data. Growing administrative ranks at colleges is a national trend, but the seven-fold increase on the Lowell campus over the past ten years stands out as one of the highest.

A group of prominent academics is pushing back against calls for colleges and universities to boycott Israeli institutions, saying such boycotts undermine basic science.

Tuesday's University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees meeting was the culmination of weeks of behind-the-scenes drama over the future of UMass Boston, its finances, and its leadership.

President Trump's latest travel ban is stuck in legal limbo, but many still think it's having an effect on American colleges and universities.

Students and faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Boston are reacting to the resignation of Chancellor Keith Motley, the university's first black leader. On Wednesday, facing mounting concerns about the school's financial stability, Motley announced he would step down after ten years at the helm.

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