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Babson study: VC for female entrepreneurs still lags

Emily Micucci |

Women have made strides in raising venture capital in the last 15 years, but a wide gender gap persists, according to a Babson College study on the topic.

Mass. Community Colleges awarded $20M workforce grant

Sam Bonacci |

Mount Wachusett and Quinsigamond community colleges will each receive $525,000 in federal funds to expand local workforce development programming with additional funds going to integrate and expand...

Porter and Chester Institute moving to Worcester

Sam Bonacci |

The Porter and Chester Institute trade school will move its 40 employees and 225 students from two Westborough sites into a new Worcester location beginning in October, according to the organization.

Assumption appoints sports business advisory board

John Agoglia |

Assumption College has put together an advisory board made up of national sports executives to help shape and grow its recently launched Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree concentration...

Worcester State site named for Binienda

Worcester State University will name its civic engagement center after alumnus and longtime state representative John J. Binienda, who died last month, the school announced.

Video game degrees and courses up 50% over 5 years

The number of colleges and universities offering courses and degrees in video game design has grown by half over the last five years, according to new research released by the Entertainment Software...

Assumption maintains 'A-minus' rating from S&P

Rick Saia |

Assumption College of Worcester has maintained its “A-minus” credit rating from Standard & Poor's after an assessment of the school's finances, which includes a record endowment fund...

Colleges shift focus to students ROI of their education

Sam Bonacci |

When the stock market tumbled in 2008 and touched off the Great Recession, the newest college graduates at the time scrambled for work. Six years later, the slowly improving job market has led to a...

WPI prof receives grant to boost auto efficiency

John Agoglia |

A mechanical engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has secured a three-year, $424,000 grant to reengineer a manufacturing process for parts designed to make motor vehicles lighter...

Fitchburg State launches search for president

Emily Micucci |

With the retirement of Robert V. Antonucci looming, Fitchburg State University (FSU) has formally launched a nationwide search for his successor, the school announced.

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