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As the Trump administration is reopening an investigation into a complaint that accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, colleges are beginning to consider other ways to diversify their campuses. Amherst College in Western Massachusetts has achieved a certain level of diversity by looking at both race and class.

For the first time in its 147-year history, Wellesley College is opening its gates to women who've publicly come out as transgender. And for one student, it’s been a long process to get there.

The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is rolling back Obama-era guidelines mandating how colleges handle sexual assault and rape investigations. Survivors and colleges are grappling with what that means on campus.

As the school year begins, undocumented students at a community college in Boston are still reeling from the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but for now they're trying to maintain a sense of normalcy.

You've probably noticed a lot more 18- to 20-year olds around as college students head back to campus, but the vast majority of students in this country are actually older adults who have to balance coursework with work and family. That's why Washington Monthly magazine is out with a different kind of college ranking.

Following violent protests sparked by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, colleges across the country and at least one here in New England are taking down or relocating monuments and markers commemorating the Confederacy.

One of this country's largest student-loan companies is accused of mismanaging a federal program that promises debt forgiveness to people who work in the public or non-profit sector.

Just over half of all workers in Massachusetts now hold a college degree, marking the first time any state has reached that threshold. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, which did the study, says Massachusetts has the best-educated workforce and the highest median wages in the U.S.

Colleges in New England are among those around the country removing monuments and markers memorializing Confederate alumni. Maine's Bowdoin College has relocated a memorial to alumni who fought for the Confederacy.

* This story originally aired on WGBH News on July 18, 2016.

The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland, and it’s likely to be one for the history books. Many of the scholars who will write that history, though, are already concerned about what they'll have to look back on if Donald Trump should win the presidency. A group calling itself Historians Against Trump has published an open letter outlining what it sees as a mission.

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