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Hillary Clinton’s alma mater is eager to see the first woman in American history officially accept the presidential nominee of a major political party. After Clinton accepts the nomination Thursday night in Philadelphia, Wellesley College is also expecting a bump.

This month, Doctor David Podell takes the helm at Massachusetts Bay Community College. For the past eight years, he was the vice president for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College in New York.

As part of our Leaders in Higher Education series, On Campus' Kirk Carapezza  caught up with Podell on campus in Wellesley and asked him how his previous experience at a private college prepared him for his new job.

Students and faculty at four Boston-area colleges will welcome new leaders to campus for this upcoming school year. These soon-to-be college presidents will serve their schools during a time of nationwide racial tensions, increasingly competitive higher education markets, and a palpable anxiety about the fate of private liberal arts colleges and state-funded universities.

Seventeen months after voting to form a union, part-time teachers at Bentley University have reached an agreement with administrators, averting a protest scheduled for Monday.

Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential search has created some buzz in the Boston area, where a university dean was being vetted for the democratic ticket. With Clinton’s vice presidential pick imminent Friday or Saturday, Tufts dean Admiral James Stavridis was on the presumptive democratic presidential nominee’s shortlist.

With millions of college students struggling to pay back their student loans, federal officials are creating new protections for borrowers. The U.S. Education Department is setting higher customer service standards for companies that collect student loans.

There’s a lot in the news about college presidents grappling with diversity, race and ethnicity. But Ronald Liebowitz heads a campus established nearly 70 years ago as a national model of ethnic and religious pluralism. This month, Liebowitz became the ninth leader of Brandeis, a private research university that considers social justice central to its mission. 

As part of our series of conversations with leaders in higher education, On Campus' Kirk Carapezza sat down with Liebowitz before his official first day on campus in Waltham. 

The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland, and it’s likely to be one for the history books. Many of the scholars who will write that history, though, are already concerned about what they'll have to look back on if Donald Trump should win the presidency. A group calling itself Historians Against Trump has published an open letter outlining what it sees as a mission.

Students at the University of Massachusetts can expect higher tuition bills next fall. Confronted with a budget gap of millions, the UMass Board of Trustees today voted to hike tuition across all five campuses by 5.8 percent.

Admiral James Stavridis, dean of Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is being vetted as a potential vice president for Hillary Clinton. Back in 2014, Stavridis told WGBH's On Campus that as countries like China, India, and Russia are on the rise, new challenges lie ahead. 

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