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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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Dr. Kia Lilly Caldwell to Take On New Role at Washington U in St. Louis

by | June 18, 2021 Washington University (WU) in St. Louis has named Dr. Kia Lilly Caldwell its new vice provost f Read more

Roughly 20 Black Faculty, Staff Say They Feel Undervalued at UNC-Chapel Hill

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About 20 Black faculty and staff at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill say they feel [...] Read more

Textbooks Will Be Free For Two Years at North Carolina A&T Through B&N Partnership

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Free textbooks will be available to undergraduates at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical [...] Read more

How This Minneapolis Man Is Healing Collective Trauma Through Creative Counseling and Mentoring

by | June 17, 2021
Jamil Stamschror-Lott is a mental health provider running his own therapy practice, Creative Ku [...] Read more

$1.5M Grant To Train Next Generation of Equity in Education Researchers

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A $1.5 million “Pathways to Training” grant from the Institute for Education Scienc [...] Read more

‘Get Close to Injustice’ and ‘Expect the Unexpected’: Advice From This Year’s Education Summit

by | June 16, 2021
Two major hurdles face the future of higher education — an unpredictable workforce and racial [...] Read more

U of Texas at San Antonio Receives ‘Transformational’ $40M Gift

by | June 15, 2021
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received an unrestricted gift of $40 million [...] Read more

Teaching New Voices: This Academic Librarian is Working to Make Children’s Books More Diverse

by | June 11, 2021
Amanda Melilli wants libraries to reflect the lives of their readers. An academic librarian at [...] Read more

Legislators Introduce BASIC Act to Help Students Meet Most Basic Needs

by | June 10, 2021
A group of legislators introduced legislation on Thursday that could help students meet their m [...] Read more

Civil Rights Lawyer, Higher Ed Leader Named Chief Diversity Officer at Baruch College

by | June 3, 2021
Civil rights lawyer and higher education leader Elliott Dawes will become the new executive chi [...] Read more

Rice University’s Open Resources Program Welcomes New Cohort of Universities

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A dozen new colleges and universities will join in on Rice University’s educational techn [...] Read more

Rethinking the 16-Week Semester: Is a Shorter Semester More Equitable? And for Whom?

by | June 2, 2021
COVID-19’s impact on student success and mental health forced institutions to reexamine the e [...] Read more

Learn How This Woman’s Journey Has Made Her ‘a Pillar of Stanford’s Asian American Community’

by | May 28, 2021
As the child of Chinese immigrants, Cindy Ng wanted to fit in. She wanted to, as Andrew Yang pu [...] Read more

Nikole Hannah-Jones No Longer Has Immediate Tenure at UNC. What Happened?

by | May 20, 2021
After graduating from the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Hussman School of Journalism a [...] Read more

National Competition Showcases STEM Capabilities of Community College Students

by | May 17, 2021
Community college students will flex their STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathemati [...] Read more
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