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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

California Community Colleges Chancellor to Temporarily Advise U.S. Ed Secretary

by | July 20, 2021
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley will temporarily advise U.S. Educati [...] Read more

Federal Judge Blocks Challenge to COVID Vaccine Mandate at Indiana University

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Indiana University’s requirement that students receive COVID-19 vaccines before returning [...] Read more

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange Set To Return to U of Washington Tacoma as Chancellor

by | July 19, 2021
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange is set to become chancellor of the University of Washington (UW) Tacom [...] Read more

‘Influential Yet Unsung’ Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson Has Died at 99

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Gloria Richardson, “an influential yet largely unsung civil rights pioneer,” has di [...] Read more

Six Pennsylvania Universities to Merge Into Two New Institutions

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Six state-owned universities in Pennsylvania will merge into two new institutions, reports CBS [...] Read more

$15M Grant Will Help U of California Recruit and Mentor Diverse Faculty

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The University of California (UC) has received a $15 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Fo [...] Read more

Class Assignment Transforms Into Book on Unjust City Planning for Texas Grad Student

by | July 16, 2021
Southern Methodist University (SMU) graduate student Collin Yarbrough has used Dallas’ Centra [...] Read more

Saint Louis U School of Nursing Receives $2.1M Grant To Increase Workforce Diversity

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a nursing workforce diversi [...] Read more

Penn State’s College of Nursing Receives Historic $27M Gift

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Penn State’s College of Nursing has received a pledged gift of $27.125 million from Ross [...] Read more

‘Case for Campus Housing’ Study Finds Benefits to Living on Campus

by | July 15, 2021
First-year students who live on campus are 2% more likely to continue on to their second year t [...] Read more Provides 1,000 Tech Internships to Underrepresented LA Students

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Posse Arts Partner to Recruit Underrepresented Artists

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The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is partnering with The Posse Founda [...] Read more

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Receives $22M From Alumnus

by | July 14, 2021
The University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine received $22 million — its second largest [...] Read more

Amid Falling Enrollment, SC State Board of Trustees Fires Its President

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In a 10-3 vote, the South Carolina State University’s board of trustees voted to fire SCS [...] Read more

Illinois Bill Could Require a Liaison for Undocumented Students at Public Universities

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Illinois colleges and universities could be required to create a liaison position to support un [...] Read more