Jessica Ruf - Higher Education

Jessica Ruf
Jessica Ruf is a writer and copy editor for the print magazine at Diverse. She can be reached at

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UW-Madison Appoints DeVon Wilson to Newly-Created Associate Dean for DEI Position

by | April 12, 2021 DeVon Wilson has been appointed associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Unive Read more

Kentucky’s Centre College Promotes Dr. Andrea Abrams to VP for DEI

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Centre College has promoted Dr. Andrea Abrams to vice president for diversity, inclusion and eq [...] Read more

Bowling Green State Expels Fraternity Following Student Death From Hazing

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Ohio’s Bowling Green State University has permanently expelled its Pi Kappa Alpha fratern [...] Read more

$1 Million Gift to Hawai’i Community College To Support Scholarships, Professional Development

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Hawaiʻi Community College will receive a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor, supporting a [...] Read more

The People’s Scientist: Dr. Esther Ngumbi Makes Science Accessible

by | April 8, 2021
As a child in rural Kenya, Dr. Esther Ngumbi helped her parents farm each day, watching as thei [...] Read more

The ACT Now Endorses Superscoring. Is It Equitable? ACT Research Says Yes, Others Remain Skeptical

by | April 7, 2021
Going forward, the ACT says it will provide an automatically calculated superscore to all stude [...] Read more

Diverse Co-Founder and CEO Dr. William E. Cox Recognized by American Counseling Association

by | April 6, 2021
Dr. William E. Cox, the co-founder and CEO of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, was recently [...] Read more

Dr. Teysha Bowser Challenges Students to Examine Their Behaviors and Assumptions

by | April 5, 2021
"So, what are you?" "Can I touch your hair?" "You’re not like other Black people." It’s the [...] Read more

AAC&U Diversity Conference Kicks Off With Several Truth and Dares for Academia

by | March 25, 2021
An urgent game of truth or dare kicked off The Association of American Colleges and Universitie [...] Read more

2021 Rising Graduate Scholars: Meet Yang ‘Eileen’ Chen

by | March 15, 2021
The journey between undergrad and graduate school doesn’t have to be immediate and direct, li [...] Read more

Dean Brings Clear Convictions During Divisive Time in Methodist Church

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It’s a momentous time for Dr. Sujin Pak to take the helm as dean of Boston University’s Sch [...] Read more

Howard, Columbia To Produce Book Series Together, Marking ‘The First of Its Kind’ Collaboration

by | March 12, 2021
Nearly a decade after its university press closed, Howard University announced a collaborative [...] Read more

Ferris State Professor Fired For Racist, Anti-Semitic, Homophobic Comments on Twitter

by | March 1, 2021
Ferris State University fired an assistant physical sciences professor, Dr. Thomas Brennan, aft [...] Read more

Citing Conflicts of Interest, Fayetteville State Faculty Demand Revocation of Chancellor Appointment

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The faculty senate at the historically Black Fayetteville State University has declared the sch [...] Read more

‘Preeminent Scientist and Entrepreneur’ Named President at The University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago has appointed “preeminent scientist and entrepreneur” Dr. [...] Read more
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