After a three-week strike, Harvard University and the union representing its cafeteria workers have reached a labor agreement. Union organizers and students have argued that Harvard can afford to pay the workers higher hourly wages, in part, because of its $37.6 billion endowment. While multi-billion dollar university endowments provide great independence, they also introduce something of a moral dilemma for wealthy schools.
Amherst College is searching for a new mascot. The liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts is looking for a character to replace Lord Jeffrey. The English general, who in 1763 proposed giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans, got the boot last year following a slew of complaints from students.
For many Americans, community college is key to a better life. But getting to campuses not accessible by public transportation can present a challenge for low-income students who can’t afford a car or other means of transportation. One community college in Massachusetts has found an innovative way to ensure students can get to class.
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, in collaboration with the state Department of Higher Education, is hosting two workshops aimed at helping the state's nearly 500 former ITT Technical Institute students left in the lurch, after the for-profit career school shut down earlier this month. But some of the former ITT students attending Tuesday's workshop said they're not satisfied with the options available.