In the first-ever “State of the University” address Monday evening, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan shot back against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, and outlined the university's economic role to Massachusetts taxpayers and lawmakers.
Colleges and universities across the country are scrambling to deal with President Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries linked to concerns about terrorism.
Every three years, half a million 15-year-olds from dozens of education systems around the world take the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which measures their proficiency in reading, math and science. Massachusetts is one of only two states in the U.S. that pays to participate as a "mini nation,” hoping its investment will pay off.
Students, faculty, staff and immigration advocates are calling on college and university administrators to make campuses “sanctuaries” for people who could face deportation under the policies of President-elect Donald Trump.