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UMass president leaving for University of Maryland

Carol McDonald |

After three and a half years as president of the University of Massachusetts, Robert Caret has announced he will step down to become the next chancellor of the University of Maryland.

Agencies win grants to boost manufacturing careers

Emily Micucci |

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corp. (NCMDC) said it received a $10,000 grant to conduct outreach and programs to entice young people into advanced manufacturing careers.

WPI wins $1.1M to boost nuclear research

Rick Saia |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $1.1 million in federal grants to help revitalize the nuclear power industry, the school announced Monday.

Fitchburg State names new president

Sam Bonacci |

The Fitchburg State University Board of Trustees have selected Richard S. Lapidus to be the university's 11th president beginning in July, the school announced Thursday afternoon.

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Mass. public colleges to seek 8.8% budget hike

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The state's public universities and community colleges are poised to ask for an additional $48.8 million in next year's state budget, a nearly 9 percent increase that officials describe as necessary...

Nichols announces tuition hike, followed by freeze

Emily Micucci |

Nichols College in Dudley said it will raise tuition by 2.9 percent for the 2015-2016 academic year, but will hold the line the following year, marking the college's second tuition freeze in three...

Fitchburg State narrows president search to 3 finalists

Three educators from outside Massachusetts have emerged as finalists to succeed the retiring Robert Antonucci as president of Fitchburg State University, the school announced.

New UMass fund drive aims for $1 billion

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

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.

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