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Harvard faculty are meeting Tuesday afternoon to reconsider a proposed ban on fraternities, sororities and other single-gender social clubs. After recommending the College prohibit students from joining the groups, they may be backtracking after receiving flack from former students.
As the Trump administration is reopening an investigation into a complaint that accuses Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants, colleges are beginning to consider other ways to diversify their campuses. Amherst College in Western Massachusetts has achieved a certain level of diversity by looking at both race and class.
The Trump administration on Thursday it is rolling back Obama-era guidelines mandating how colleges handle sexual assault and rape investigations. Survivors and colleges are grappling with what that means on campus.
As the school year begins, undocumented students at a community college in Boston are still reeling from the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but for now they're trying to maintain a sense of normalcy.
Following violent protests sparked by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, colleges across the country and at least one here in New England are taking down or relocating monuments and markers commemorating the Confederacy.
Colleges in New England are among those around the country removing monuments and markers memorializing Confederate alumni. Maine's Bowdoin College has relocated a memorial to alumni who fought for the Confederacy.
* This story originally aired on WGBH News on July 18, 2016.
The Republican National Conventionin Cleveland, and it’s likely to be one for the history books. Many of the scholars who will write that history, though, are already concerned about what they'll have to look back on if Donald Trump should win the presidency. A group calling itself Historians Against Trump has published an outlining what it sees as a mission.
Last weekend's tragic violence sparked by white supremacists on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville highlights how unprepared colleges are to handle the threat of political violence.
Massachusetts has the highest percentage of people with a college credential or certification in the U.S. That's according to a new report out this week from Lumina Foundation, an education nonprofit. While fewer than half of working-age Americans hold at least one college credential, Lumina finds here in Massachusetts the rate is 55 percent.