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On the campaign trail and now in the White House, President Donald Trump has talked tough on trade, specifically when it comes to China. His heated rhetoric has resonated with Trump's supporters, but it's making American colleges and universities anxious.

According to a recent study by the Stanford History Education Group, most students – from middle school all the way through college – are unable to tell real news from fake news or advertisements. These findings have academics on edge. At college campuses around the country, librarians are now partnering with faculty to address this new reality.

The college application process can be confusing and frustrating. Here's a look at what happens behind the curtain.

Amity University, one of India's largest college chains is tapping the brakes on its plans to expand into the U.S. Based in New Delhi, Amity recently bought a campus in New York and announced plans to open another campus there and in Massachusetts. But state officials were skittish about an India-run school setting up shop in the Commonwealth.

Boston is home to some of the world’s most elite colleges and universities. But for the lesser-known institutions, standing out from the pack can be a challenge. To ensure they're not overlooked by students, some of those schools are rebranding themselves.

Dozens of University of Massachusetts faculty, students and staff gathered on the UMass Medical School campus in Worcester on Wednesday, where the Board of Trustees held its biannual meeting.

The biggest difference between college in the 50s and college now? The tuition. Arizona State University President Michael Crow makes three proposals to tackle rising costs and other issues in America's higher education system. 


This year marks the 100th anniversary of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. For 50 of those years, one small college in Manchester has been at the center of much of the political drama.

Hampshire College -- founded 45 years ago as an experiment in alternative higher education -- will soon become home to a ‘living building,’ and the the first college in the country to generate all of its electricity from renewable energy.

With college application deadlines looming, December is a stressful month for high school seniors - especially for those who can't turn to their own parents for help. When English is not spoken at home, and parents have not even been to college themselves, their children can get lost in the process. To fix that problem, one Massachusetts high school is pairing experienced parent volunteers with worthy first generation students.

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