Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
Wednesday was former Congressman Marty Meehan’s first day on the job as president of the University of Massachusetts. He's the system's 27th president, but its first graduate to lead the university. Meehan spent his first day meeting with students.
Two of the nation's top performing arts colleges are exploring a merger. Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory are considering a deal that would allow the schools to share faculty and curricula.
The Supreme Court will once again take up affirmative action in college admissions. The Court announced Monday it would review whether considering race and ethnicity while building a college class is constitutional.
Over the weekend, Virginia's attorney general announced that an agreement had been reached to keep Sweet Briar College open. The reversal comes three months after the College’s Board of Trustees voted to shut it down, citing "insurmountable financial problems.”
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.
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.