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.
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.
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.