Ore. lawmaker wants community colleges and universities to merge, if they want to

State Senate President Peter Courtney has introduced a controversial bill that would allow Oregon community colleges and public universities to voluntarily merge, a proposal that nobody in higher education circles was clamoring for but Courtney said could potentially mean big savings for cash-strapped students.

Ending DACA will cost states billions

A 2016 survey of DACA recipients shows that they work across many different industries ranging from educational and health services to nonprofits. Along with receiving higher wages, DACA recipients are buying cars, homes, and other goods and services to boost local economies.

Mass. college coping with enrollment drop

A decline in the college-age population and an improving economy has lead to full-time enrollment at North Shore Community College to drop by more than 20 percent over the last five years.

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