Laura Krantz

Laura Krantz covers higher education for the Boston Globe. She previously worked for VTDigger in Vermont and the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham. She graduated from Boston University and is originally from Tampa, Fla.

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For wealthy people or well-connected, college admissions are easier

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The glare of the admissions scandal has obscured the vast ecosystem of other ways that the connected get a leg up — all of which are perfectly legal.

UMass Boston professors fume about competition from Mount Ida campus

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On the campus of the former Mount Ida College in Newton, UMass Amherst is offering a business program strikingly similar to the one offered on the Boston campus.

Hampshire College’s accreditation in danger

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In the latest blow to the struggling school, Hampshire College was told the school may be placed on academic probation because of concerns over its governance and finances.

Two trustees quit amid discord over Hampshire College’s future

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Beset by a financial crisis, the campus and its alumni are divided over how the Amherst liberal arts school should proceed.