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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Heads to Vanderbilt

by Jamal Watson | September 29, 2020 Vanderbilt University has scored a major coup in luring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson—one of the nat Read more

How Can Non-Degree Credentials Help Diverse Students in a Recession?

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues and unemployment rises, postsecondary classrooms swell wi [...] Read more

$10 Million Grant Helps 16 Maryland Community Colleges Amid COVID-19

by | September 28, 2020
To support individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Larry Hogan announced $10 mi [...] Read more

Biden Campaign Gets Boost From Retired Military, Intelligence Officers

by | September 27, 2020
Nearly 500 retired senior military officials, diplomats and other officials signed an open lett [...] Read more

Gallaudet University’s Fall 2020 Semester Focused on Robust Student Support Programs

by | September 25, 2020
Washington, D.C.-based Gallaudet University, like all colleges and universities nationwide, fac [...] Read more

Scholars Disappointed But Not Surprised by Grand Jury Decision in Breonna Taylor Case

by | September 24, 2020
Scholars and academicians from across the nation found themselves disappointed, saddened but un [...] Read more

Experts: Apology First Step in Diversifying Wells Fargo

by | September 23, 2020
Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized on Wednesday for claiming that the lack of diversity [...] Read more

Lumina Foundation’s Webinar Focuses on Credentials and Digital Skills Needed in the COVID-19 Economy

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With the COVID-19 pandemic pushing the United States economy into a recession, the Lumina Found [...] Read more

NACAC Kicks Off 2020 Virtual Conference

by | September 22, 2020
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) began its three-day conferenc [...] Read more

Amid Pandemic, Virginia Tech Moved Forward With Hybrid Approach

by Pearl Stewart | September 21, 2020
As Virginia Tech University approached its Aug. 24 planned hybrid opening of the fall semester, [...] Read more

Higher Ed Remembers Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by | September 20, 2020
The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday at the age of 87 dealt a [...] Read more

Report Focuses on Improving the Mental Health of Students of Color

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A task force formed by The Steve Fund — a nonprofit focused on the mental health of youth of [...] Read more

Legacy of Community College Professor Continues Through Scholarship

by | September 17, 2020
With a plan to pursue a postsecondary degree, Frederick Kakumba left Uganda in 1964 to come to [...] Read more

Faculty Layoffs at St. Cloud Raise Concerns About Diversity

by | September 16, 2020
As colleges and universities across the nation face budgetary cuts in the wake of COVID-19, inc [...] Read more

Report Details Framework for Gathering Data on Higher Ed in Prison

by Lois Elfman |
To help advance momentum toward restoring Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals, [...] Read more
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