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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Hampshire College alumni aim to save their alma mater

By , Globe Staff

The fund-raising effort, led by filmmaker Ken Burns, aims to raise $20 million by next summer and $100 million in five years. So far they have $4.5 million in donations and pledges, according to the school.

Last class graduates from Newbury College

By , Globe Staff

After several years of financial troubles, officials at the small Brookline liberal arts school announced last year that it close after commencement. The school serves mainly low-income, first-generation and students of color. Despite its finality, the celebration on Sunday was boisterous.


From 55 million light years away . . . to Westford

By , Globe Staff

MIT’s Haystack Observatory in Westford played a key role in producing the first image of a black hole.

At Tufts University, a celebration of first-generation graduates

By , Globe Staff

Of all the commencement ceremonies that will take place around Boston in 2019, it’s possible that none will be as joyful or exuberant as the one held in a small hall in Medford on Friday.