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New research shows the mere presence of your smartphone – even if it isn’t ringing and you aren't staring at it – undermines your ability to perform certain tasks.

The Trump Administration is accusing Harvard of failing to cooperate with its ongoing investigation into whether the Ivy League school discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The Justice Department sent letters to Harvard earlier this month, threatening to sue the school if it does not turn over admissions data.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced Monday General Electric, Microsoft and Partners Healthcare will partner with edX, an online learning platform developed by Harvard and MIT, to increase the number of students who earn degrees and certificates online.

The College of the Holy Cross is considering whether to change its moniker and mascot, The Crusader, which is depicted as a sword-wielding, purple cape-wearing knight.

The layoffs come as the city's only public university moves closer to balancing its budget.

Amherst College announced it is planning to admit Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria seven weeks after the story devastated the island.

The House Republican tax bill is up for a vote this week and it's got the attention of several groups who are opposed to the legislation. One group that may be particularly impacted: graduate students.

A new report released Tuesday criticizes New England colleges for being lax on core requirements like history and foreign languages. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni's latest survey calls out Northeastern colleges for not requiring all students to take a broad range of courses.

A national survey out today estimates colleges experienced a slight drop in new international students this year.

The Senate Republican tax overhaul plan released late Thursday night includes a controversial House provision to tax college endowments. Massachusetts is among the states that would be most impacted.

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