A community college president, a deputy higher education commissioner and a former Boston mayoral candidate are finalists to succeed outgoing state Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland.
UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan, who will take over in July as the next president of the UMass system, said 53 percent of UMass Lowell graduates in a recent class took at least one online course and it’s an area he hopes to expand.
Gov. Charlie Baker is telling the next president of the University of Massachusetts, Marty Meehan, that he wants the school to develop a way for students to graduate in three years.
Five students at Tufts University began a hunger strike Sunday over the university’s plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May.
The new policy, which takes effect for those applying this fall, followed a year of study.
Some 35 janitors are expected to lose their jobs at the end of next month. Tufts police arrested five students and an older man as protesters sat down on College Avenue.
UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan and Harvard Business School professor John Quelch are the two finalists to replace Robert Caret.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled a permanent memorial for Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was murdered in the days after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Dr. Tommy Chang will take over his new role in Boston Public Schools on July 1.
A plan by the city of Boston to have its colleges and universities house more students on campus to free up off-campus housing for families appears to be making progress.