Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
The Republican tax plans include a new tax on large private college endowments that would affect at least six schools here in Massachusetts. Those colleges worry the tax would reduce how much financial aid they can give students in the future, while some economists say, instead, it would spur them to invest in students and research today.
On Monday, the Supreme Court decided it will allow the Trump administration's travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries to be fully enforced. But colleges says the ban is now so watered down that few students will be affected.
On college campuses across the country, there has been a lot of talk about creating spaces where everyone feels comfortable enough to contribute. Now, a professor at Harvard Kennedy School is taking action, using cloud technology and data inside his classroom. And other professors are following his lead.
The Trump Administration is accusing Harvard of failing to cooperate with its ongoing investigation into whether the Ivy League school discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The Justice Department sent letters to Harvard earlier this month, threatening to sue the school if it does not turn over admissions data.