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Study: Masks, Distancing and Routine Testing Can Prevent 96% of COVID-19 Infections on College Campuses

by Lois Elfman | January 14, 2021 As higher education works to navigate the pandemic, a study notes that COVID-19 prevention stra Read more

Impeached for the Second Time

by Diverse Staff | January 13, 2021
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Donald J. Trump, [...] Read more

Roundtable Explores the Potential Impact of Pell Grant Restoration for Incarcerated Students

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Prison Fellowship, a Christian nonprofit for criminal justice reform, hosted a virtual panel ab [...] Read more

Howard University Scholars and Leaders Reflect on HBCUs’ Role Ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration

by | January 12, 2021
A virtual panel of Howard University scholars and leaders on Tuesday collectively reflected on [...] Read more

California Competes Dashboard Spotlights Data on Black, Latinx Adult Learners

by Lois Elfman | January 11, 2021
Since releasing its report, “Postsecondary to Prosperity: Examining California’s Opportunit [...] Read more

Higher Education Pioneer Dr. Samuel L. Myers Dead at 101

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Dr. Samuel L. Myers Sr., a trained economist who served as president of Bowie State University [...] Read more

New “J-Term” at Loyola University New Orleans Puts Focus on Race, Equity and Inclusion

by | January 10, 2021
For the first time in its history, Loyola University New Orleans is currently offering its stud [...] Read more

Syracuse University Launches Joint J.D./M.B.A. Degree Program

by | January 7, 2021
To increase access into the legal workforce, Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Manageme [...] Read more

Northern Virginia Community College Hires First Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

by | January 6, 2021
Growing up in a mixed-race household, Dr. Nathan Carter knows what it’s like to have hard con [...] Read more

Report: Leadership at FBS Institutions Continues to Lack Diversity

by Lois Elfman |
The latest report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) gives FBS s [...] Read more

Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna Selected as President of Monroe Community College

by | January 5, 2021
Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna, who was recently appointed president of Monroe Community College (MCC [...] Read more

Study: College Football Players Underestimate Risk of Concussion and Injury

by Lois Elfman |
U.S. college football players don’t accurately estimate their risk of concussion or injury, f [...] Read more

New Denver High School Modeled After HBCUs

by | January 4, 2021
A new public high school founded upon the principles of historically Black colleges and univers [...] Read more

Common App Turns to Artificial Intelligence Chatbot to Guide Low-Income and First-Generation Students

by | December 30, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, college applications dropped, especially among first-genera [...] Read more

Indigenous Scholars Celebrate Rep. Deb Haaland’s Nomination for Secretary of the Interior

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Indigenous scholars are celebrating President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb H [...] Read more
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