Education

At UMass Amherst, Meehan Defends 4-Year, Residential College Experience

May 7, 2015
Marty Meehan replies to an interview question before being named the new president of the five-campus UMass system Friday in Boston. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Meehan, who said parents and students want the “full experience” of living on campus, is differing on priorities from Gov. Charlie Baker. Baker said he wants Meehan to consider creating more three-year programs and opportunities for online education.

3 Finalists Named For Mass. Higher Ed Commissioner Job

May 6, 2015

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.

Meehan To Expand Online Learning ‘Across The Board’ At UMass

May 6, 2015

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.

Students On Hunger Strike Over Planned Janitor Layoffs Frustrated With Tufts’ Response

May 6, 2015
On Tuesday, Tufts University students hold a meeting in a campsite next to the school's administration building, where students have been protesting the university's plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs in Medford. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Members of the student group the Tufts Labor Coalition say they met with university officials Tuesday as five hunger strikers living in tents on the campus green entered their third day without food.

Gov. Baker Meets With New UMass President Marty Meehan

May 5, 2015

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.

5 Tufts Students Go On Hunger Strike Over Planned Janitor Layoffs

May 4, 2015

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.

Meredith Vieira To Give Commencement Address At BU

May 4, 2015
Meredith Vieira attends the NBC 2014 Summer TCA in 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Journalist and television host Meredith Vieira will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 142nd graduation ceremonies on May 17.

Smith College Votes To Accept Transgender Applicants

May 3, 2015

The new policy, which takes effect for those applying this fall, followed a year of study.

Marty Meehan, UMass Lowell Chancellor And Ex-Congressman, Named Next UMass President

May 1, 2015
Marty Meehan replies to an interview question before being named the new president of the five-campus UMass system Friday in Boston. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Marty Meehan was chosen as the new president of the University of Massachusetts five-campus system Friday in a unanimous vote by the system’s board of trustees.

Tufts Students Protest Planned Janitor Layoffs

May 1, 2015

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.

Meehan, Harvard Prof Selected As Finalists For UMass Presidency

April 30, 2015

UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan and Harvard Business School professor John Quelch are the two finalists to replace Robert Caret.

Watch Live: MIT Dedicates Memorial For Sean Collier, Campus Officer Slain By Boston Bombers

April 29, 2015

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.

New Leader Named For Boston’s Vocational High School, Madison Park

April 29, 2015
Madison Park High School in Roxbury (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Kevin McCaskill, currently an administrator in Hartford, has been chosen as the first executive director of Boston’s only technical vocational high school.

Incoming BPS Superintendent Prepares With Listen-And-Learn Tour

April 19, 2015

Dr. Tommy Chang will take over his new role in Boston Public Schools on July 1.

More Of Boston’s College Students Are Living On Campus

April 9, 2015

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.

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