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Jessica Ruf
Jessica Ruf is a copyeditor and writer for Diverse. She can be reached at

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UC Berkeley Removes Two Names of Residence Halls Connected to Racism From Campus

by | November 18, 2020 The University of California Berkeley has removed two names from some of its campus halls, give Read more

Virginia Wesleyan Dean Resigns After Posting Heated Comments to Facebook

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A Virginia Wesleyan University dean, who is also a professor, has resigned after calling Biden [...] Read more

Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger Expand Free Meal Program to 100 U.S. Campuses

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Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending student hunger, are expan [...] Read more

Digitizing Indigenous Languages: Scholars Use Technology To Preserve Their Native Languages

by | November 12, 2020
About 300 distinct Indigenous languages flourished among Native American nations before Europea [...] Read more

Meet the Native Scholar Helping Tribal Communities Through Interdisciplinary Research

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Dr. Elizabeth Rule's current work focuses on a topic close to her heart: the rights of indigeno [...] Read more

Three HBCUs Share in Morgan Stanley’s New $12 Million Scholarship Program

by | October 21, 2020
Morehouse College, Spelman College and Howard University will all share in a $12 million gift f [...] Read more

Hampton University to Remain Online in Spring 2021

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Classes at the historically Black Hampton University will remain online in spring 2021 due to c [...] Read more

Norfolk State Hires First Female Director of Football Operations

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The historically Black Norfolk State University has made history by appointing its first female [...] Read more

William & Mary Athletic Director Resigns After Decision to Cut 7 Varsity Sports Sparks Controversy

by | October 6, 2020
Samantha Huge, William & Mary’s athletic director, resigned Tuesday after facing R [...] Read more

Three Black Female Authors Among 2020 ‘Genius Grant’ Winners

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Three prominent Black female authors — N.K. Jemisin, Jacqueline Woodson and Tressie McMillan [...] Read more

Study: Collegiate Esports Is Booming, But Women Are Being Left Behind

by | September 28, 2020
Varsity esports programs are rapidly expanding onto the collegiate scene, but women players are [...] Read more

Catana Starks, the First African American Woman to Coach a Collegiate Men’s Golf Team, Dead at 75

by | September 8, 2020
Dr. Catana Starks, a Tennessee State University golf coach and alumna, died on Sunday at the ag [...] Read more

‘Disappointed’ UW-Madison Student Leaders Ask the University to Move All Classes Online

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Elected student government leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are asking that the s [...] Read more

West Virginia U Suspends In-Person Classes After Increase in Cases and Holiday Weekend Parties

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West Virginia University is suspending in-person classes at its main campus in Morgantown throu [...] Read more

GW History Dept. to Dr. Jessica Krug: Resign

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George Washington University’s Department of History has responded to the news that one i [...] Read more
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