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Amherst College announced it is planning to admit Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria seven weeks after the storm devastated the island.

A new report released Tuesday criticizes New England colleges for being lax on core requirements like history and foreign languages. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni's latest survey calls out Northeastern colleges for not requiring all students to take a broad range of courses.

A national survey out today estimates colleges experienced a slight drop in new international students this year.

The Senate Republican tax overhaul plan released late Thursday night includes a controversial House provision to tax college endowments. Massachusetts is among the states that would be most impacted.

Harvard Divinity School has brought to the Cambridge campus this week a large shipping container that serves as a portal to refugees around the world, using audio-visual technology that allows students and refugees to have live conversations.

Colleges and universities - including some here in New England - have been caught up in a controversy over the use of offshore tax havens.

Massachusetts' highest court is taking up a lawsuit filed by the family of an MIT graduate student who killed himself eight years ago after a professor berated him. The court heard arguments Tuesday morning.

The percentage of college students in this country who graduate within six years is abysmally low compared to other advanced countries. It hovers around 45 percent.

For Latinos, that figure is less than half of that. Latinos lag far behind blacks and whites in college completion rates, a new study from Georgetown University shows.

As a result, Latinos often find themselves stuck in middle-wage jobs.

The debate about the value of a college degree often centers around jobs, student loan debt, and whether it’s all worth it. A new study out Wednesday from Georgetown University finds that there are 30 million well-paying jobs in the US that require less than a four-year degree.

As part of their tax plan released Thursday, congressional Republicans want to tax college endowments - a move that would spark a fight with higher education leaders. The Republican tax bill would also eliminate most personal itemized deductions, including the one for interest on college student loans. 

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