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In its inaugural episode, WGBH’s On Campus Radio takes a look at the battleground of ideas on college campuses.

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust is stepping down. Faust says she will leave her post in 2018 after more than ten years on the job.

Employers in America are having a crisis in confidence when it comes to college graduates and their preparation for the workplace. The latest Gallup poll shows only 11 percent of U.S. business leaders ‘strongly agree’ college graduates have the skills they need to succeed. That’s why our On Campus team traveled to Germany, where a different approach to higher education is yielding strong results.

High school seniors across the country are prepping for their graduation ceremonies. At a charter school in Boston, another big day comes a few weeks earlier when seniors make their college decisions public at an emotional school-wide ceremony in front of family and friends.

In Cambridge on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, urging MIT graduates to serve something greater than themselves.

Students and faculty at Keene State College in New Hampshire say the college’s new policy on media interviews is having a chilling effect on free speech on campus. Free speech advocates see Keene State as the latest example of a college stifling the free flow of information to protect its public image.

Harvard has reportedly canceled acceptance offers to at least ten students after the university was alerted to offensive posts they made on social media. Admissions experts say such a move is unusual.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have partnered to launch a program that makes public college tuition-free for low-income Boston residents. Boston joins TennesseeNew York and Rhode Island in pushing for free college, but affordability advocates wonder how many students will benefit from the plan.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returned to her alma mater on Friday to address graduating students at Wellesley College. The wet, gray day did little to dampen enthusiasm or extinguish Clinton's fiery speech. 

Parents enrolled in college would lose a childcare program aimed at helping them graduate under Trump budget.

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