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WSU welcomes local, diverse new student class

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester State University is celebrating one of its largest and most diverse freshman classes in the school's history.

QCC, MWCC defend DACA as program's end is announced

Zachary Comeau |

All 15 Massachusetts community colleges released a joint statement Monday defending DACA before the end of the immigration program was announced Tuesday.

Report says Mass. wage growth lags despite strong job market

State House News Service |

The labor force in Massachusetts this year has grown faster than in any state in the nation and employers have added nearly 300,000 jobs since 2007.

Healthcare industry optimistic as opioid deaths slow

Zachary Comeau |

Overdose deaths from opioids have risen each year since 2010 and have nearly quadrupled, but new Massachusetts data is showing the rate may finally be slowing.

Bike-sharing program coming to Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced it helped to bring a bike sharing company ofo to Worcester staring Sept. 14.

UMass, monastery allege patent infringement in L'Oreal lawsuit

Zachary Comeau |

UMass Medical School and a Christian monastery in Millbury have filed suit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal for patent infringement.

Primetals pioneering lubricant contracts for equipment

Zachary Comeau |

Primetals in August inked a deal with Exxon Mobil for the gas and oil giant to provide lubricant and services to Primetals' machines.

College affordability program expanded

State House News Service |

Students taking part in a state program aimed at making college more affordable and increasing graduation rates will now have more majors to choose from.

Report says link between education and pay strengthens

State House News Service |

Half of the workers who comprise the Massachusetts workforce hold at least a bachelor's degree, a new report finds.

QCC, MWCC ranked in bottom half of nation's community colleges

Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner both land around the middle of a new national ranking of more than 700 community colleges.

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