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On Campus Archive: May, 2015

A group of more than 60 organizations has filed a complaint with the federal government claiming Harvard holds higher expectations for its Asian applicants than other minorities.

In the middle of graduation season, a free speech debate is playing out online - and on campus - at New England's largest university. Racially charged tweets from an incoming Boston University professor are raising questions about whether public academics should have the right to share their private opinions on social media.

In March, Sweet Briar College in rural Virginia announced that it would close because of insurmountable financial troubles. Since then, everyone in higher education has been wondering which college might be next.

Does the pending closure of Sweet Briar signal the end of the liberal arts? Former Bucknell University president Brian Mitchell says the answer – unequivocally – is “No.”

Harvard Business School is bringing its legendary curriculum to liberal arts colleges - online. One of the world's most prestigious business schools is expanding its digital learning initiative, HBX, a year after it launched.

Students at Tufts University continued their hunger strike Monday to save janitorial jobs at the University. Thirty-five janitors expect to be let go early next month as Tufts tries to control its costs.

The University of Massachusetts has selected its next president: former congressman Marty Meehan. Meehan will become the first UMass graduate to lead the system, and he’ll face a unique set of challenges.

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