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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Massachusetts plans closer oversight of private colleges

By , Globe Staff

State officials on Tuesday signed off on a plan to monitor the financial health of private colleges in Massachusetts, after the calamitous closure of Mount Ida College last spring.

Protests, Frisbees, and deep thinking — Hampshire College has carved an offbeat path

By and , Globe Staff

Alumni, faculty, and students worry about the school’s long-term future and fear something unique could be lost.

Experimental colleges once were the future. Now, what is their future?

By , Globe Staff

Is this style of education a luxury that consumers can no longer afford?

Hampshire College puts freshman class in doubt, merger on the table

By Laura Krantz , Globe Staff

Hampshire College in Amherst announced its desire to merge with another educational institution, citing financial strain that threatens its future.