Shailaja Neelakantan - Higher Education

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UVA President Condemns Threats Against Black Student

by | February 20, 2020
University of Virginia President Jim Ryan said in a column published Wednesday that threats aga [...] Read more

Penn State to Launch Clark Scholars Program Via $15.5M Gift, $10M Match

by | February 19, 2020
Penn State University will this fall begin a need-based program to fund underrepresented engine [...] Read more

University of Virginia Caught in Race Row After Black Student’s Comment

by | February 16, 2020
The University of Virginia is caught in a race row after a Black student’s comment that there [...] Read more

Report Examines Benefits of Higher Education for the Incarcerated

by | February 11, 2020
As much as 69% of incarcerated people want to enroll in postsecondary education. Over 600,000 p [...] Read more

Jackson State President Resigns After Arrest in Prostitution Sting

by | February 10, 2020
Jackson State University President Dr. William Bynum Jr. resigned from his position Monday afte [...] Read more

Report: Higher Ed Giving Rose 6.1% in 2019 But Growth Rate Slowed

by | February 6, 2020
Donations to higher education institutions rose 6.1% in 2019 compared to 2018, boosted by a $1. [...] Read more

S. David Wu Named First Asian American President in CUNY System

by | February 4, 2020
The City University of New York on Monday named Dr. S. David Wu the president of its Baruch Col [...] Read more

Duke University Settles Anti-Semitism Complaint

by | February 3, 2020
Duke University has reached an agreement with the Department of Education to settle an anti-Sem [...] Read more

Southern HBCUs Get $50 million from Atlanta Energy Firm

by | January 29, 2020
An Atlanta-based energy firm, Southern Co., has announced a $50 million scholarship and trainin [...] Read more

University of North Dakota to Start Online Doctoral Program in Indigenous Health

by | January 28, 2020
The University of North Dakota is planning to start an online doctoral program in indigenous he [...] Read more

GWU Board Task Force to Reflect on ‘Colonial’ Moniker

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A group of student leaders at George Washington University (GWU) has succeeded in persuading th [...] Read more

George Soros Donates $1B for Global University Initiative

by | January 27, 2020
Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros has announced that he is donating $1 bill [...] Read more

ETS Creates New Institute to Research More Equitable Standardized Tests

by | January 21, 2020
The Educational Testing Service (ETS), which administers the SAT for The College Board, on Tues [...] Read more

Dr. Jonathan Holloway Appointed First Black President of Rutgers University

by | January 20, 2020
Dr. Jonathan Holloway, provost of Northwestern University, was named president of Rutgers Unive [...] Read more
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