Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
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.
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.
And then there were two. The University of Massachusetts is one step closer to choosing its next president, as a presidential search committee has named two finalists: UMass-Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan and Harvard business professor John Quelch.
Admission and rejection letters are in. Now, high school seniors are tearing their hair out, trying to decide which college to put down a deposit on by the looming May 1 deadline. One factor that weighs heavily on parents and students' minds: how elite a school is.
After coming under intense federal and state scrutiny, the for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges says it will shut down its more than two dozen remaining campuses. Massachusetts and other states have accused the career college of recruiting students with inaccurate job placement rates.
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust is offering to meet with student activists and environmentalists if they end their blockade of her office and stop disrupting university business.
For the past five days, the student-led group Divest Harvard has been blocking Massachusetts Hall, Harvard’s oldest building, demanding the university sell off fossil fuel stocks in its $36 billion endowment. The goal, organizers say, is to address climate change.