HIGHER EDUCATION

Admissions staff at several New England colleges, including Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, say they will not penalize high school students punished for participating in walkout demonstrations.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Admissions staff at a growing number of New England colleges said they will not penalize high school students punished for participating in walkouts in the wake of the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Three colleges around Burlington report that stickers and posters promoting white nationalist views were left on their campuses. The University of Vermont, St. Michael’s College and Champlain College have denounced  the signs and removed them.

Buyouts and cost-cutting in recent months at Keene State College have put the school on track to balance its budget for the coming fiscal year, according to Interim President Melinda Treadwell.

Harvard Taps Lawrence Bacow As Its New President

Feb 12, 2018
Lawrence Bacow.
Northeastern University

Lawrence Bacow, a former president of Tufts University and chancellor at MIT, has been named Harvard University's 29th president, the school announced Sunday.

Facebook’s plan to fight fake news may have a fatal flaw. That’s according to a Yale study on how people read and react to news on the social media platform.

A painting of Trayvon Martin by Imo Nse Imeh at Westfield State University.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

  

An art professor just spent four days publicly painting a six-foot-tall portrait of Trayvon Martin, the black teen whose murder in 2012 polarized the country and ignited a debate on racial profiling and civil rights.  

Okane Hall at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Paul Keleher / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/pkeleher

The board of trustees for the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, met Feb. 3 and decided that the school mascot will continue to be the crusader.

The University of Connecticut confirmed Friday that its men’s basketball team is under NCAA investigation.

Ruby Bridges.
Jason Kruppa

A woman who as a little girl helped integrate the New Orleans public schools, an event depicted in an iconic Norman Rockwell painting, is coming to Massachusetts. 

More than 50 activists gathered at Yale Thursday night to demand that the university stop investing in one of Puerto Rico’s biggest creditors. The U.S. territory is entering a form of federal bankruptcy.

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