In a 4-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Colleges and universities that had filed amicus briefs in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas are welcoming the decision.
Boston is home to some of the world’s most elite colleges and universities. But for the lesser-known institutions, standing out from the pack can be a challenge. To ensure they're not overlooked by students, some of those schools are rebranding themselves.
Facing a $22 million budget gap, the University of Massachusetts Boston announced that it may cut hundreds of teaching positions before next semester. Administrators want to meet student demand more efficiently, but these staffing cuts signal something deeper: a national funding and identity crisis in public higher education.