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UMass one step closer to receiving $10.9 in additional funding

State House and Senate approve item, ending previous dispute

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders rally attracts hundreds at UMass

The unofficial student organization UMass for Bernie Sanders hosts rally for the democratic presidential candidate.

Higher education should be more accessible

Anthony Maddaleni discusses how both the UMass administration and politicians constantly prioritize less important issues over funding for college students.

Students should take action to secure state funding for UMass

Filipe de Carvalho implores UMass students to storm the State House on March 4 to lobby for more state public higher education funding.

Massachusetts college students feel effect of national student debt issue

Unprecedented levels of debt could have negative economic consequences if left unchecked.

UMass students organize teach-in event in attempt to decrease cost of enrollment

UMass senior Preston Davis is organizing a teach-in featuring speeches from faculty, staff and students.

Opinion & Editorial special issue: Higher education

Check out our Editorial/Opinion special issue, with a focus on higher education.

Report shows for-profit institutions to be abusive, exploitative

Hannah Sparks criticizes the for-profit higher education system for the abusive practices as outlined in a recent Senate report.

Is college worth it?

Hannah Sparks debates the worth of a college degree in the modern job market and economy

Graduate school enrollment down, applications up

Enrollment for first-time graduate school applicants dropped for the second straight year, despite the amount of applications increasing 4.3 percent, according to a Council of Graduate Schools report released in September.

Degrees and deadweight debt

Columnist Harrison Searles discusses the decreasing value of higher education.

Cabinet members laud education tax credit

Tim Geithner and Arne Duncan have praised the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which gives low-income students and their families the chance to receive tax breaks in college.

Online classroom offers students control of their work

The online program Learn Anytime” allows students to take tests and work at their leisure, but it is drawing criticism from professors and students who feel that it draws away from the benefits of a classroom.

Lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Richard Tisei visits UMass

Running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, Richard Tisei, spoke at the University of Massachusetts Tuesday in the Cape Cod lounge. He discussed his plans for higher education in Massachusetts.

President Obama speaks with student journalists over teleconference

In a teleconference with 100 student journalists, President Barack Obama discussed the rising cost of higher education, healthcare, and emphasized the need for young people to head to the polls come mid-term elections.

PCP: If you’ve got it, flaunt it: The appeal of a diploma

Sean Canty believes that a college education is worth the cost – and that money shouldn’t hold you back from pursuing your dreams.

Study predicts stronger need for higher education

A study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has shown that a college degree may not be enough to cut it, and that higher education may soon be need to secure a good job.