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New UMass fund drive aims for $1 billion


Strategists are targeting the holiday giving period and the spring commencement season as part of a new, two-stage effort to raise up to $1 billion in private funds for scholarships and financial...

Becker program to give credit for life experience

Sam Bonacci |

Becker College has launched an online undergraduate business degree program that will give credit for work and life experience, the Worcester school announced.

UMass Medical receives $9.5M grant

Sam Bonacci |

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $9.5 million grant to investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to establish a research center that would investigate the cause...

Fitchburg St., Pa. college sign accord on medical program

Fitchburg State University graduates who plan to pursue studies in osteopathic medicine will be able to take advantage of a program with a Pennsylvania school after the two institutions signed an...

Leshin inaugurated as WPI's first female leader

Sam Bonacci |

Laurie A. Leshin was inaugurated over the weekend as the 16th president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the first woman to hold the position in the school’s 150-year history.

Assumption extends tuition freeze to class of '19

Sam Bonacci |

Assumption College will extend its tuition freeze to the class of 2019, a move the Worcester school says offers potential savings of $23,000 over four years, the college announced last week.

Career training bill emerges after a year in committee


Legislation aimed at having school guidance counselors lead career planning efforts for Massachusetts students in grades 6 through 12 could be advanced by the House on Monday after being in committee...

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UPDATED: High tech calls on higher ed

Emily Micucci |

High-tech companies in the U.S. often lament the lack of technology-based education programs that prepare American students for jobs in the sector.

QCC officially opens downtown campus

Rick Saia |

Nearly two months after launching its initial classes at its new Healthcare and Workforce Development Center in downtown Worcester, Quinsigamond Community College imprinted the “officially open...

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