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Graduate students at Tufts University have voted to unionize. The vote comes after the National Labor Relations Board ruled last summer that students who teach and do research at private universities have the right to organize.
The number of full-time administrators at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is way up, according to federal data. Growing administrative ranks at colleges is a national trend, but the seven-fold increase on the Lowell campus over the past ten years stands out as one of the highest.
Americans are increasingly anxious about widening economic gaps – gaps between the poor and the wealthy, the educated and the uneducated. In the post-industrial Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio, taxpayers have been banking on their community college to reduce inequality, revitalize the local economy and restore the American Dream.
Students who want to earn a master’s degree typically have to spend a year or two on campus and tens of thousands of dollars in tuition and fees. But several universities around the world are experimenting with a new, more affordable way to grant graduate degrees.
With almost daily protests and rallies across the country, these are tense times in American politics. Perhaps nowhere has discourse and debate become more heated than on college campuses, where conservatives say they generally feel unwelcome.
A small group of professors at one local university has been working to change that by fostering diversity of thought and the search for common ground.
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo on Monday announced her free college plan to lawmakers and the public. Free college sounds good on paper. But what are the plan’s chances of succeeding?