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Central Mass. colleges prepare to roll with changing demographics


Over the next six or seven years, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States will decline. For colleges and universities, that means a significant challenge, but not an unexpected one.

QCC's downtown expansion faces delays

Michael Novinson |

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is coming to downtown Worcester, but not as quickly as officials once expected. to acquire The Princeton Review

Emily Micucci |

Media and internet company IAC said it will acquire The Princeton Review, the Natick-based test preparation and college admission services company owned by Charlesbank Capital Partners.

WPI aids N. Ireland STEM efforts

John Agoglia |

Where does Northern Ireland turn when it looks to develop the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals? Worcester.

Medical marijuana school settles into Natick hub

Emily Micucci |

A school designed to train and certify professionals in the nascent medical marijuana industry is opening in Natick, and will serve dispensaries throughout the Northeast.

WPI to test malaria treatment with NIH grant

Emily Micucci |

A $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow a team of Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers to test a plant-based therapy WPI is developing for the treatment of...

WPI to launch online engineering master's

Michael Novinson |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is slated to become one of the first schools in The United States to offer an online master's degree in electrical and computer engineering.

Schools adopting Framingham firm's software for safety

Emily Micucci |

As school shootings continue to make headlines, public school systems are investing in security systems to make students safer in the Bay State and beyond.

UMass approves another tuition and fee freeze


The UMass Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved its second consecutive tuition and fee freeze for in-state undergraduate students.

Obama: Worcester Tech an example for U.S.

Emily Micucci |

President Obama held Worcester Technical High School up as an example of the success that can come from partnerships between the private sector and public schools Wednesday afternoon at Worcester...

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