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People of color who own small businesses in college towns say it's hard to sell to schools

Aug 15, 2022
Smaller operations report barriers to entering the educational procurement market, a study shows, despite commitments to diversity.
Terryl Calloway runs a small graphics and printing firm in Boston, a short distance from many campuses, but he says it’s been challenging to attract them as customers.
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Massachusetts college eliminates loans and work requirements from student aid

Jun 13, 2022
Might other private colleges follow Williams College's lead?
Daniela Corona stands outside the admissions building where she works as a tour guide at Williams College.
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Some college buildings are vaccination sites, but most faculty, students aren't eligible yet

Feb 24, 2021
Distribution of vaccines on campuses has sparked debate about whether students and faculty should be getting the shots.
Taylor Davis, 61, teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She said college professors should be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine once K-12 teachers are eligible. “I am more concerned about what an 18-year-old is going to do in their social time than I am a fifth grader,” she said.
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Liberal arts colleges look to career and tech education to bolster enrollment

Feb 2, 2021
With the number of high school graduates expected to shrink in New England and a shortage of people in tech, colleges see an opportunity.
Claudia Cabrera, who is taking advanced manufacturing courses at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, says someday she wants to help make robots.
Meredith Nierman

Should Massachusetts tax its wealthiest higher ed institutions to subsidize the cost for public college students?

Nov 1, 2018
Universities with big endowments must start paying a new tax that passed as part of the GOP’s tax overhaul.

Can employee tuition benefits boost graduation rates?

Jul 10, 2015
Flexible degree programs should raise enrollment, analyst says.

How Comp-Sci went from fad to must-have major

Jun 16, 2014
47 years ago , Joel Moses remembers having to defend computer science at MIT

Could personal coaches help low-income students graduate?

Jan 16, 2014
More than 100 college presidents will meet with President Obama to discuss ways to help low-income minority students graduate.

Vermonters still awaiting FEMA money

Dec 31, 2012
More than a year after Hurricane Irene devastated much of Vermont, many homeowners are still waiting on federal relief money.

Montpelier, Vermont, gets into the utility business

Sep 10, 2012
The tiny capital of Montpelier will refurbish the wood-fired heating plant its uses for the State House, then sell excess heat to nearby buildings.