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Higher Education Conversations

A collection of Radio Boston’s conversations with local college and university leaders.

BU President Robert Brown Joins ‘Radio Boston’

August 09, 2012, 3:21 PM
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President Brown joins us as part of our series of conversations with New England college and university presidents.

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An Innovative Approach To Engineering Education

July 16, 2012, 3:46 PM
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In our occasional series of conversations with the area’s college and university presidents, we talk with the president of the innovative engineering institution, Olin College. The school is interdisciplinary to its core — there are no academic departments and no tenure for faculty.

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How To Fix The American Legal Education System

July 12, 2012, 3:46 PM
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According to the American Bar Association, only 55 percent of law school graduates landed full-time jobs last year. Given the numbers, does it even makes sense to go to law school? The dean of Boston College Law School has his own proposal to fix law schools.

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New Measure Ties Community College Budget To Academic Performance

July 10, 2012, 3:52 PM
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Beacon Hill lawmakers have passed legislation to link community college funding to academic performance. Why are they doing this?

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Tuition Fees Rise At UMass, Spark Debate Over Public Funding

June 20, 2012, 3:06 PM
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Dr. Robert Caret, president of the University of Massachusetts, discusses the recent tuition hikes in the UMass system.

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Home Sales Are On The Rise In Massachusetts, But Young Adults Aren’t Buying

June 13, 2012, 3:21 PM
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The Massachusetts housing market may appear to be on the upswing, but young adults aren’t sold just yet.

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A Conversation With UMass President Robert Caret

February 20, 2012, 3:46 PM
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Robert Caret is officially named the president of the University of Massachusetts, November 1, 2011. (Flickr/Office of Governor Patrick/Matt Bennett)

Over the past year, Radio Boston has featured a series of conversations with local college and university presidents. One thing they all seem to have in common is they all come from places you wouldn’t expect. UMass President Robert Caret is no exception.

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Tufts President Anthony Monaco On Life, Learning And The Cost Of Higher Education

February 09, 2012, 3:30 PM
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Tufts University President Tony Monaco, (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

New Tufts University President Anthony Monaco sits down with Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the implications for today’s graduates of the rising cost of higher education.

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MIT President Says Higher Education At Crossroads

April 25, 2011, 3:50 PM
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MIT's great dome in Cambridge. (Nietnagel/Flickr)

What’s next for higher education? What role should institutions like MIT play in the future? MIT’s Susan Hockfield weighs in.


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