Higher Education and Adult Learning

Suffolk U. is stronger than you think

Suffolk U. is stronger than you think

Boston location gives students access to opportunity

FROM A DISTANCE, Suffolk University appears to be an institution in disarray. Six presidents in as many years. Enrollment is down, especially at the law school. It is reeling from a public spat between the board of trustees and its former president, who was removed in July after a contentious war of words. A hangdog(...)

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Students push for ‘sanctuary campuses’

Students push for ‘sanctuary campuses’

UMass officials sympathetic to demands

UMASS AMHERST OFFICIALS, under pressure from students, said on Friday they were committed to making the campus a safe haven for undocumented students, faculty, and staff. But they stopped short of meeting the students’ demand that the school be declared a sanctuary campus. The notion of a sanctuary campus popped up over the last week in(...)

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Building a capable workforce

Building a capable workforce

Business Roundtable highlights partnerships

INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS between leading businesses and schools at every level across the state are helping to shape a future workforce that will give the Commonwealth a key competitive edge in the global economy.  Strengthening the talent of our workforce is the top priority cited by CEOs and senior executives at the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, which(...)

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Pharmacy school pays chief well

Pharmacy school pays chief well

President makes more than Harvard, MIT heads

CHARLES MONAHAN JR. makes $1.3 million a year in total compensation, more than all but one of his presidential peers at other colleges in Greater Boston. Monahan does not work at Harvard University, MIT, or one of the other big-name schools in the area. He’s president of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences(...)

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Peyser gets raucous reception at UMass

Peyser gets raucous reception at UMass

Despite boos, education secretary said he loved it

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE EDUCATION SECRETARY JAMES PEYSER received a raucous reception at the University of Massachusetts Boston on Thursday, where his entreaties to spur growth outside campuses and cut dead wood within state higher education ran up against faculty demands for more funding. Peyser told the audience at a convocation ceremony on the harbor-side(...)

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Strangeness continues at Suffolk

Strangeness continues at Suffolk

Board refuses to say why it fired McKenna

THE SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY board of trustees waited a full day before commenting on the firing of president Margaret McKenna, and then said almost nothing. Robert Lamb, the chairman of the board, issued a one-paragraph statement at nearly 5:30 p.m. on Friday saying he could not comment on personnel matters. However, he described the statement McKenna(...)

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The next Kendall Square?

The next Kendall Square?

Harvard tries its hand at innovation on Boston side of the Charles

AFTER YEARS OF DELAYS and then years of planning, something big is starting to happen on the Boston side of the Harvard University campus. Out behind the stately Harvard Business School, across Western Avenue, is a big, sprawling space filled with gravel, dirt, and crumbling pavement. It’s not much to look at right now, but(...)

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Addressing hunger at Bunker Hill CC

Addressing hunger at Bunker Hill CC

Not just feeding a need to learn

Microphilanthropy is an occasional feature that calls attention to small acts of generosity that people do for the benefit of others and highlights little-known needs that could benefit from generosity, even on a small scale. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF the student body at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown are not surprising for a large urban(...)

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Harvard’s blank canvas

Harvard’s blank canvas

Take a left on Cattle Drive and go to the end

I WAS STANDING on the roof of the Doubletree Hotel along Soldiers Field Road, looking down at what could easily be described as a whole lot of nothing. But that was sort of the point. Harvard University has bought up an enormous amount of the land surrounding the hotel on the Boston side of the(...)

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