Laura Krantz

Laura Krantz covers national politics and the 2020 election for the Boston Globe. She previously covered higher education for the Globe for four years. She also 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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Universities slam Trump administration rules barring international students

By and , Globe Staff

Colleges and universities are in furious upheaval following strict, unexpected rules announced this week by the Trump administration that would bar hundreds of thousands of international students from studying in the US this fall.

College will be far different this fall, but the price will be largely the same

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A significant portion of university instruction will take place online this fall, a setup that officials say will cost them more, not less. As a result, most have not offered to lower the cost, despite acknowledging that the experience will be vastly different.

In New England, college reopening takes a variety of forms

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Across New England, colleges and universities are scrambling to figure out how the fall semester will work amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic: Students at home or students on campus? Professors teaching in classrooms or teaching from home, via Zoom? How will dormitories work? And cafeterias? And sports?

Amid a national reckoning on race, college students lead a push for change on campus

By and , Globe Staff

Amid the nation’s reckoning on race, students at universities across the city find themselves leading the way on efforts to confront systemic racism on their campuses.