HIGHER EDUCATION

Syrian youth who participated in mental health study.
Taghyeer Organization

A new study suggests that stress-reduction treatment for adolescents who've been through war can change their biology for the better.

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Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have a new way of measuring snow totals this winter that could help them learn more about climate change.

Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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Students who relocated to Massachusetts from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands because of Hurricane Maria will be immediately eligible to pay lower in-state public higher education tuition rates under a proposal unanimously approved on Tuesday by the state Board of Higher Education.

Mass. Sen. Stanley Rosenberg walks by Campus Pond at UMass Amherst, his alma mater, after speaking to students there Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.
Stephanie Murray / State House News Service

Former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg stepped away from a tumultuous Beacon Hill on Thursday afternoon to speak to a class of political science students at his alma mater. After the visit, Rosenberg said he hopes his name will be cleared by an upcoming Senate investigation.

Our weekly education news roundup is back! And what a week it was.

Higher Education Act proposals in the House

Students line up to receive a meningitis vaccine on Thurdsay, Nov. 30, 2017, at UMass Amherst.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

With a certified meningitis outbreak at UMass Amherst, more than 1,000 students were vaccinated on Thursday to prevent further spread of the disease.

UMass Amherst Officially Declares A Meningitis Outbreak

Nov 30, 2017
UMass Amherst in a file photo.
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With its Amherst campus filled with students who just returned from Thanksgiving break, University of Massachusetts officials on Tuesday said they are treating two cases of meningitis as an outbreak.

This week, two different people showed up for the same job as the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Mick Mulvaney is President Trump's pick and also his current budget director. Outgoing director Richard Cordray, an Obama appointee, named his deputy Leandra English for the role.

Brianna Brochu, a former University of Hartford student, was arraigned in Hartford this morning and charged in connection with alleged attacks on her roommate.

The Department of Justice has opened a probe into the role of race in Harvard University's admissions policies and is threatening to sue unless Harvard turns over documents by a Dec. 1 deadline, according to correspondence obtained by NPR.

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