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White House Now Turning Attention to Girls of Color

The White House is planning to focus on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that they were left out of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative for young men.

A simpler financial aid system and better learning outcomes for college students emerged Wednesday as some of the top things that Congress should seek to bring about when it works to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

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Dr. Sean Decatur

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Sean M. Decatur became president of Kenyon College in July 2013 after serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College. As an assistant professor of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, he helped establish a top research program in biophysical chemistry. Decatur has been a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute […]

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Xavier University of Louisiana has been named the lead institution of the 100,000 Strong Foundation’s “Advance Louisiana – Educating a Globally-Competent Workforce” initiative.

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The list of institutions vying to become the host site of the Barack Obama Presidential Library has been narrowed to four finalists, including two universities in Chicago.

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The universities are getting around Florida’s open government laws through dozens of private corporations that have been created over the years to oversee everything from athletic programs to dorm construction to salaries.

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Luis Maldonado, chief advocacy officer at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, said of political engagement: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the table.”

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AFSCME, one of the largest labor unions in the country, severed its ties with the United Negro College Fund earlier this summer over its decision to accept money from the controversial Koch brothers.

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One out of every two Black college graduates since the year 2000 has graduated from college with more than $25,000 in undergraduate student loan debt.

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Harvard University announced that its school of public health has received a record donation to support students and bolster research into global health threats.

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