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Higher education officials say the Trump Administration's views on community colleges are still largely unknown, after Betsy DeVos made her first major speech Thursday as Secretary of Education.

Marijuana-use and binge drinking have long been major problems on college campuses - something administrators prefer to hide or sweep under the rug. Now, one local university in northern New England is using the latest neuroscience to combat that culture - and perhaps change its reputation as a party school.

Students who want to earn a master’s degree typically have to spend a year or two on campus and tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees. But several universities around the world are experimenting with a new, more affordable way to grant graduate degrees.

Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash is stepping down just months after the small liberal arts school was thrust into a national debate surrounding the American flag. 

As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country.

With almost daily protests and rallies across the country, these are tense times in American politics. Perhaps nowhere has discourse and debate become more heated than on college campuses, where conservatives say they generally feel unwelcome. 

A small group of professors at one local university has been working to change that by fostering diversity of thought and the search for common ground.

Colleges and universities are strongly opposing President Trump's recent executive actions on immigration, saying they fear it will have a chilling effect.

Colleges and universities across the country are scrambling to deal with President Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries linked to concerns about terrorism.

Massachusetts education leaders are launching what they say is a major early college initiative. Currently, only about 2 percent of the state's high school students take college courses.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on Monday announced her free college plan to lawmakers and the public. Free college sounds good on paper. But what are the plan’s chances of succeeding?

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