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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

MICA Receives $510,000 Grant

by | November 25, 2019
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) has been awarded a $510,000 grant  from ArtPlace Amer [...] Read more

McDonald’s Pledges $500,000 to its First Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship

by | November 21, 2019
McDonald’s has committed $500,000 to its first scholarship program dedicated to Asian and Pac [...] Read more

Education Department Releases Average Debt, Earnings of Specific College Programs

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The U.S. Department of Education has released information providing the median debt and earning [...] Read more

Elliot Charles Named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Chicago State University

by | November 20, 2019
Chicago State University (CSU) announced that Elliot Charles will be the university’s new dir [...] Read more

White Supremacist Manifesto AirDropped to Students

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A 74-page White supremacist manifesto was airdropped to several students’ cellphones in Syrac [...] Read more

Following $5 Million Gift, Sweet Briar College Looks to Expand its Top Scholarship

by | November 19, 2019
Sweet Briar College, a private women’s liberal arts college in Virginia, plans to “signific [...] Read more

$3 Million in Grants Helps Morehouse, Spelman, and Prairie View Invest in Faculty Development

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Three prominent historically Black colleges and universities, Morehouse College, Spelman Colleg [...] Read more

Amid Declining Enrollment, University of Northern Iowa Receives $10 Million Gift from Alumnus

by | November 15, 2019
The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) will receive a $10 million donation from 1981 alumnus Dav [...] Read more

Studies Explore Roots of Campus Climate Crises

by | November 13, 2019
Campus climate plays a critical role in whether a university retains its student population—b [...] Read more

University of Florida Student Body President Faces Impeachment Charges

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For the second time in the University of Florida’s (UF) 115-year history, a student body pres [...] Read more

University of Southern California Grapples With Increase in Student Deaths

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Nine student deaths at the University of Southern California (USC) this school year have left s [...] Read more

School Administrator Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

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After rigging the test scores of children who came from affluent and powerful families, Igor Dv [...] Read more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls for Investigation Into Racist Incident at Syracuse University

by | November 12, 2019
Nearly a week after racist slurs against Black and Asian students were discovered at a Syracuse [...] Read more

Radford University Disciplines Employee Responsible for Stolen Student Newspapers

by | November 11, 2019
Radford University has internally disciplined a “classified staff employee” responsible for [...] Read more

Hampton University Offers Another Free Semester to Bahamian Students

by | November 8, 2019
After Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas in August, Hampton University opened its doors to 43 [...] Read more