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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Small colleges are struggling financially, and they can’t raise tuition high enough to fix it

By , Globe Staff

A Globe review of federal data shows that many small, private colleges in the region are struggling to meet expenses as their tuition revenue has declined.

In Maryland, lessons for UMass Boston

By , Globe Staff

Like the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, UMass Boston serves many minority students and those who stay in the region after graduation.

Baker aims to protect students from future college closures

By , Globe Staff

Governor Charlie Baker’s plan would require at-risk schools to submit contingency closure plans, and also to notify students if the schools are at significant risk of closing.

Mental health is a college stumbling block. For students of color, it can be a wall

By , Globe Staff

Many college students of color worry about being a burden to their families, judged by other students, or misunderstood by counselors who don’t understand cultural issues.