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Following a unanimous decision by its Board of Directors, the University of Massachusetts announced Wednesday it will divest its endowment from direct holdings in fossil fuels.

In Washington D.C. on Monday, a coalition of nearly 130 Asian-American organizations filed a complaint with the federal government claiming anti-Asian bias in admissions at several Ivy League institutions. The Asian American Coalition for Education is asking the government to investigate admissions practices at Yale, Brown and Dartmouth. 

Graduation season is underway, and commencement speakers are taking the stage at ceremonies throughout the country. An MIT scientist explains why the speeches they deliver are likely to be forgotten.

A new report out from a Boston-based think-tank argues that the University of Massachusetts Amherst is admitting too many out-of-state students and undermining its public mission.

The Obama administration has unveiled its new overtime rule, which will make more than four million workers eligible for extra pay. The rule would have big implications for employees at colleges and universities, and college presidents worry it carries unintended consequences.

Race isn't a new issue on college campuses, but American higher education is increasingly grappling with how to acknowledge and memorialize its ties to racism and slavery. Some say that recognition can be a slippery slope.

A new report published Tuesday is encouraging community colleges and four-year universities to help more students earn bachelor's degrees.

The U.S. Department of Education is urging colleges and universities to limit their inquiries into applicants’ criminal records. The Obama administration wants colleges to support second chances.

It's graduation season, and schools across New England are preparing for their commencement exercises. This year, commencement speakers at Boston-area colleges include governors, actors, news media personalities and others. 

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has been pushing his new plan to make two years of community college free for some Boston Public School graduates. But few students will be eligible for the program.

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