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America’s higher education  system should work for everyone
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America’s higher education system should work for everyone
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Electeds push for debt-free college
As part of the first education plan put forward by a candidate in the 2022 gubernatorial race, democratic hopeful and Massachusetts State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz has laid out what she calls a “plan for quality, debt-free, universal public education from birth into adulthood,” which includes sweeping reforms across all levels of schooling.
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Council mulls action on student debt
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Council mulls action on student debt
City Councilors heard testimony Monday from recent college graduates and higher education activists about the impact of student loan debt on Bostonians — a crisis some characterized as a “second pandemic” that disproportionately affects Black and Latino borrowers.
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Getting RCC nursing back on track
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Getting RCC nursing back on track
Roxbury Community College recently completed a $72 million renovation that included extensive upgrades to its buildings’ heating and cooling systems, a new cafeteria and student center, and a state-of-the-art nursing laboratory.
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Local News
UMass faces tuition hikes amid funding shortfalls
University of Massachusetts students are set to face a hike in tuition this fall after the Legislature failed to pass a budget that would have included the funding amount requested by the UMass system.
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Editorial
In defense of diversity
A coalition of Asian organizations have joined the lawsuit against Harvard University for alleged racial discrimination in admissions. They charge that less qualified applicants of other races have received acceptance letters denied to Asians only because of bigotry against Asians.
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Parking fee hikes spark protest
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Parking fee hikes spark protest
As Mayor Martin Walsh cut the ribbon on UMass Boston’s first-ever dormitory building last week, students, faculty and staff protested against proposed parking fee hikes outside.
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In the news: Debra Pérez
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In the news: Debra Pérez
Simmons College, one of the first institutions of higher education in the United States to focus on preparing women for leadership, announced today the appointment of Debra Pérez, Ph.D., as senior vice president of the college of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity.
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Lifestyle
Roxbury Community College – Your Future is our Focus
New construction at Roxbury Community College (RCC) is now complete; our new, state-of-the-art facilities now match the long-standing quality of our academic programs.  The College recently completed $72.5 million in renovations.
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In the news: Karilyn Crockett
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In the news: Karilyn Crockett
MIT has appointed Karilyn Crockett as Lecturer in Public Policy & Planning within the Department of Urban Studies & Planning. As part of her full-time appointment, Karilyn will teach “Making Public Policy” and “Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development.”
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Students protest UMass tuition hike
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Students protest UMass tuition hike
Students and higher education activists picketed the University of Massachusetts downtown office at One Beacon Street Wednesday, to protest a 2.5 percent increase in tuition across all UMass schools.
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Asian American group joins forces with anti-affirmative action effort
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Opinion
Asian American group joins forces with anti-affirmative action effort
The Asian American Coalition for Education has joined in a lawsuit alleging that Harvard has unlawfully denied admission to a large number of Asian students with high admission test scores and grade point averages. They have charged Harvard with racial discrimination.
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