News - Higher Education




Education Department Upgrades Website to Better Explain Student Loan Information

by | February 25, 2020

The U.S. Education Department has upgraded its student aid website, studentaid.gov, with severa

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UGA to Name College of Education After its First Black Graduate

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The University of Georgia (UGA) will name its College of Education after its first Black gradua

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University Choir Performance Sparks Questions About Who Can Sing Black Spirituals

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A mostly White choir performance at Western Michigan University (WHU) has sparked debate about

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Crafting Our Political Self: A Powerful Antidote to Intolerance

by Patrice Rankine |

It is difficult and counterintuitive to ask questions about the self when we have been attacked

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Study: Gender Inequality Persists in Science Careers and Publishing

by Lois Elfman | February 24, 2020

In any given year, the amount of published scientific research from women and men is about the

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Pioneering Black NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies

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Pioneering Black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson died on Monday. She was 101, reported the

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U of South Carolina Announces New VP of Diversity, Inclusion

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The University of South Carolina announced that Julian R. Williams will serve as its first vice

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Brigham Young U Eases Rules on ‘Homosexual Behavior’

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Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah has eased rules on ‘homosexual behavior’, reported t

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Fashion Institute Suspends Two Top Officials After ‘Racist’ Fashion Show

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The Fashion Institute of Technology has suspended two top academic officials after they hosted

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Coronavirus is Society’s Diversity Stress Test

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I was among the 19 million people watching last Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Nevada, the

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Report: Robust Returns for Early College High School Programs

by | February 23, 2020

American Institutes for Research said in a recent policy brief, based on studies it conducted,

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Initiative Aimed at Increasing Access for Lower-Income Students Is Succeeding, but Results Are Slowing

by Lois Elfman |

A report from the American Talent Initiative (ATI) shows impressive results in terms of increas

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Supporting Black Students When They are Further Traumatized in School

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There is no question that student trauma is on the rise and some school professionals are part

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U of Southern California to Grant Free Tuition to Students With Family Incomes of $80,000 or Less

U of Southern California to Grant Free Tuition to Students With Family Incomes of $80,000 or Less

by | February 21, 2020

The University of Southern California (USC) passed a new initiative on Thursday granting free t

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Wake Forest U Apologizes for its Past Involvement in Slavery

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During the school’s Founders Day ceremonies, the president of Wake Forest University publ

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