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

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

St. Louis Cardinals’ Lou Brock, ‘The Greatest Base-Stealer Ever Known’, Dead at 81

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Lou Brock, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall of Fame outfielder who “became the greatest ba [...] Read more

College Promise, ETS Report Identifies the Needs of Five Student Populations

by | September 4, 2020
The College Promise and Educational Testing Service (ETS) have published the results of a mult [...] Read more

White Professor of African Studies Confesses to Having Lied About Being Black For Years

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An African and Latin American studies professor at George Washington University recently reveal [...] Read more

UK to Undergo ‘Major Reorganization’ of Leadership That Will Emphasize Diversity

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The University of Kentucky is undergoing a “major reorganization” of its senior adm [...] Read more

Fauci: Colleges With COVID-19 Outbreaks Should Not Send Infected Students Back Home

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leading infectious disease expert, has advice for colleges trying to contr [...] Read more