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In an effort to protect student loan borrowers, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is cracking down on some student loan debt relief companies.

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Protests on college campuses across the country over racial issues continue, and don’t show any signs of letting up. 

From the University of Missouri, to Harvard Law School, students are demanding that administrators address racial issues on their campuses. 

To get a sense of what it means to be a student living on one of these campuses, WGBH’s Higher Education desk shadowed two students: a black man and a young woman. 

Harvard University is investigating after law school students there found that portraits of some African American faculty members were defaced. This comes as students throughout the country protest incidents of racism on their campuses.

Paris is one of the most popular study abroad destinations for students at New England colleges. After Friday’s attacks, which targeted places where young people hang out, many schools are scrambling to contact students in the French capital and reassure families at home.

Boston-based startup Gradifi is asking employers to help their employees pay back their students loans, and some firms are responding. More than a hundred businesses have lined up for a chance to help their workers pay down their crushing debt.

The University of Missouri is in the spotlight this week for mishandling racial unrest that has paralyzed the campus, and some local students see the Missouri movement as just the opening salvo in civil unrest on American campuses.

Marty Meehan will be formally installed as the 27th President of the University of Massachusetts on Thursday. The former congressman and University of Massachusetts Lowell Chancellor will present his vision for the university’s future during his inauguration ceremony at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

The cost of college is a hot topic around kitchen tables and on the campaign trail. But will it remain a top issue a year from now, when it's time for Americans to vote for a new president? A new WGBH News poll indicates there’s increased interest now, but history tells us other themes will probably surpass it in the general election.

Just this week some undocumented immigrant students in Massachusetts were made eligible for a prestigious state scholarship at four-year public schools. Immigration advocates welcome that development, but say much more needs to be done. Most undocumented students, including those who attend the state's community colleges, are still not eligible for financial aid.

More than half of all community college students need to take developmental courses in math or English before starting their two-year degrees. So some schools are trying something different to prevent these students from dropping out.

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