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Former Liberty U Diversity Director Raises Money to Help Black Employees Leave Institution

by | June 26, 2020

After resigning earlier this month, LeeQuan McLaurin, the former director of diversity retentio

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Report: Fewer Blacks, Hispanics Enrolling in Medical Schools Amid Worsening Doctor Shortage

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A new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), released on Friday, predic

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A New Guide Helps Faculty Plan Equitable Online Courses For Fall

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A new guide for faculty, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to help professors

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California Senate Approves Bill Requiring State Universities to Implement Ethnic Studies Course Requirement

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Beginning next fall, all California State Universities will implement a three-unit ethnic studi

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Colleges Cancel Fall Study Abroad Programs, Look at New Ways of Global Engagement

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With many international borders remaining closed to tourists and non-essential travelers to con

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10 Concrete Policy Changes PWIs Can Enact to Show Black Lives Matter

by Sydney Freeman, Jr. | June 25, 2020

As senior leaders prepare for the fall semester, I would like to provide 10 concrete policies a

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U of Pennsylvania to Withdraw Funding to Philadelphia’s Police Foundation

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The University of Pennsylvania said Wednesday it will withdraw funding to Philadelphia’s

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U of Oregon to Remove the Name of a Racist From a Campus Building

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The University of Oregon will remove from a campus building the name of a White settler who sup

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Sallie Mae Fund Commits $4.5 Million to Promote Diversity in Higher Education

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Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of private student lender Sallie Mae, said on Thursday it w

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McDonald’s Starts $500,000 Fund to Help HBCU Students Return to College Amid COVID-19

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McDonald’s USA has started a $500,000 fund to help students attending historically Black

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Foundation Gives $1.5 Million to New Boston U Center for Antiracist Research

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The Vertex Foundation will donate $1.5 million over three years to support the new Boston Univ

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American Athletic Conference May Limit Marching Bands, Spirit Squads for Fall Football

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The American Athletic Conference (AAC) will implement “strict” football game day gu

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George Washington Law Faculty Call for AG William Barr’s Resignation

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As criticism escalates over Attorney General William Barr’s conduct in office following t

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What Role Should Higher Education Play in Combating Racism?

by | June 24, 2020

As anti-racist protests continue across the nation in response to the death of George Floyd –

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Whistleblower Says Ed Dept Rejected Website That Eased Loan Forgiveness Process

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A whistleblower has filed a complaint saying the Department of Education rejected a website tha

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