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A week after the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved a three percent tuition hike, UMass President Marty Meehan says the university is looking to cut costs and increase efficiency.
On WGBH’s Greater Boston Monday, historian David McCullough discussed his new collection of speeches The American Spirit: Who We Are And What We Stand For. McCullough also explained why he and a group of historians are continuing to oppose President Donald Trump.
The issue of free speech reared its ugly head again this week when UC Berkeley cancelled a speech by professional provocateur Ann Coulter. The school said it was a matter of public safety, but Coulter and the group who invited her say it’s an attempt at censorship.
A protest at Vermont’s Middlebury College against conservative author Charlies Murray, who was invited to speak, quickly got out of hand last week—ending with one person in the emergency room. The incident comes weeks after another controversial conservative—former Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos—sparked protests at the University of California at Berkley.
During his first lecture following the election of Donald J. Trump, Boston University Professor of Earth and Environment Cutler Cleveland got an expected question from a student: Did I choose the wrong major?