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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Americans support diverse campuses but oppose race as a factor in college admissions, poll finds

By , Globe Staff

The poll, commissioned by WGBH News, asked about race as well as other top issues in higher education, including the value of a college education and free speech on campus.

Far from Harvard, Bacow preaches the gospel of higher education

By , Globe Staff

Harvard president Lawrence Bacow returned to Pontiac, Mich, the community where he grew up, to preach the gospel of education with himself as case study Number One.

Harvard, University of Michigan to partner on opioid, poverty research

By , Globe Staff

The schools will work to combat poverty in the city of Detroit and share knowledge about fighting opioid addiction.

Many college students don’t sleep well. This Harvard course hopes to change that

By , Globe Staff

Freshmen are required to take an online course about sleep before they arrive on campus, part of an initiative to help students have healthier sleep habits.