Jessica Ruf - Higher Education
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Tuskegee Receives $50,000 Grant to Preserve Civil Rights History

by | December 11, 2019 The National Park Service (NPS) recently awarded a $50,000 grant to Tuskegee University to help Read more

Howard University Receives $4 Million Gift to Invest in Minority STEM Scholarship

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Howard University received $4 million from the Hopper-Dean Foundation to fund the Bison STEM Sc [...] Read more

Trump to Sign Executive Order Targeting Anti-Semitism on Campus

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Donald Trump will sign an executive order targeting anti-Semitism on college and university cam [...] Read more

Women Now the Majority of U.S. Medical Students, AAMC Data Reveals

by | December 10, 2019
For the first time in history, women comprise the majority of enrolled medical students in the [...] Read more

Tension Stands Between Students, University of Maryland Diversity Chief

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Since assuming the position of vice president of diversity and inclusion at the University of M [...] Read more

Seeking to Diversify Teaching Ranks, N.C. Governor Looks to HBCUs

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said he wants to expand the Teaching Fellows program to every Hi [...] Read more

Critics Question Validity of College-Prep Company

by | December 9, 2019
After facing difficulty applying to 25 different colleges in the U.S. and U.K., New Zealander J [...] Read more

Study Finds High Graduation Rates for Bard Early Colleges Students

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An independent study conducted by Ithaka S+R found that, compared to other public school studen [...] Read more

Achieve3000 Partners with EDU, Inc. to Provide CBCA Discounts

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Achieve3000, a provider of differentiated instruction, recently partnered with EDU, Inc. to all [...] Read more

Marymount University Unveils New Scholarship for DREAMers

by | December 8, 2019
Marymount University (MU) recently announced its creation of a new scholarship available to DRE [...] Read more

South Carolina State, Claflin to Share $1.4M Teacher Education Grant

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The South Carolina Legislature awarded a $1.4 million grant to South Carolina State University [...] Read more

FAMU Professor Serves as Model for Rosa Parks Sculpture

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Dr. Kimberly Brown Pellum, a Florida A&M University history professor,  served as the mode [...] Read more

Vanderbilt University Names New Chancellor

by | December 5, 2019
Following an eight-month search, Vanderbilt University, one of Nashville’s most prominent ins [...] Read more

Stockton University Receives $8 Million from New Jersey Native

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Stockton University (SU) in New Jersey recently received the largest donation in its history at [...] Read more

Rep. James Clyburn to Speak at Morgan State’s Fall Commencement Ceremony

by | December 4, 2019
U.S. Rep. James E. Clybrun (D-S.C.) will be the keynote speaker at Morgan State University’s [...] Read more
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