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New Immigration Policies, Recruiting Strategies Offer Hope for International Enrollment

Within hours of taking office on January 20, President Joe Biden swiftly worked to undo some of the damage caused by the Trump administration’s...

Former Government Officials, Tech Companies, and Colleges Take Trump’s Immigration Ban to Court

After more than a week of protests against the federal ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, the fight against President Donald Trump’s executive...

Trump’s Immigration Ban Has Negative Consequences for U.S. Higher Education

Following the signing last Friday of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries, colleges across...
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Higher Education Leaders Urge Congress to Protect DACA Students

Nearly two dozen college and university leaders involved in the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration signed a letter to the U.S. Senate...

Arizona Initiative Extends In-State Tuition to Non-Citizens

Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students — a move that supporters hope will spark change...

Education Department Investigating Anti-Semitism Allegations at the University of Vermont

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is launching a formal investigation into a complaint alleging anti-Semitism against Jewish students at the...

National Hispanic Heritage Month Q&A

Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month offers the opportunity to celebrate the culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people in the U.S. This...
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After a Decade of DACA, Undocumented Young People’s Fate Still Hangs in the Balance

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama announced the creation of a revolutionary new program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to...

Civil Rights Groups Demand Investigation Into Fake University Used to Detain Immigrant Students

This week, more than 40 civil rights organizations penned a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Civil Rights and Liberties...

University of Houston Law Center Dedicates DEI Efforts to Supporting Students at Every Stage

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

BIPOC Mental Health Month

Colleges and Universities Offer Psychological Services for Students of Color This July marks the 14th annual observance of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Mental...

Jewish American Heritage Month

This May marks the 16th annual celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to “pay tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who...

University of Michigan’s Ford School Addresses Social Inequities through Increased Dialogue and Student Engagement

Education and community engagement are perhaps the most crucial keys to addressing the issues of systemic racism and social injustice within the world of...

University of Louisville Advances the Goal of Becoming a Premier Anti-Racist University

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT...

The 2021 HEED Awards: Support

Office of Hispanic Outreach Clemson University’s Office of Hispanic Outreach fosters a welcoming environment for Hispanic and Latinx students, staff, and faculty by developing and...

The 2021 HEED Awards: Events & Celebrations

Hispanic Heritage Month The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Hispanic Heritage Committee hosts a series of events annually to mark this special time of the...

Advocating for America’s Overlooked Areas

Lisa Pruitt, JD, PhD, the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Law, has...

Law Students Learn to Represent the Underrepresented

Gaining hands-on experience is a critical part of becoming an effective lawyer, which is why many law schools around the nation offer clinical programs...

Monthly Observance: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage

AAPI Heritage Month, celebrated each year in May, is intended to develop awareness of and celebrate the rich cultures and contributions of America’s fastest...

Op-Ed: Working in Solidarity to Address Anti-Asian Violence and Xenophobia

Christa Grant is the Assistant Dean of Intercultural Affairs/Chief Diversity Officer for Student Affairs at Union College. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Grant...

National Arab American Heritage Month

National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) is a time for celebrating the history, contributions, and culture of the diverse population of Arab Americans. In...

University of Virginia Adds Africana and Caribbean Studies to Graduate Programs

The University of Virginia (UVA) will expand its graduate school catalog to include Africana and Caribbean studies, the school's news outlet, UVAToday, reported on Monday. The...
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Biden’s Education Department Expected to Prioritize Educational Equity

Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and his predecessor Betsy DeVos could not, in many ways, be more opposite. While DeVos comes from an extremely...

Trump Administration Reinstates DACA After Federal Directive

The Trump administration has restored the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after a federal judge in Brooklyn ordered the immigration policy to...
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Updates to U.S. Citizenship Test Unfair, Experts Say

New revisions to the U.S. naturalization test by the Trump administration are more challenging and lengthier than before, according to the U.S. Citizenship and...

15 College Students Arrested by ICE for Visa Fraud

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that the organization arrested 15 non-immigrant students who claimed to be employed by companies that didn’t...
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The 2020 HEED Awards: Events & Celebrations

The annual INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and...
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José Andrés and the New American Dream

The celebrity chef and humanitarian speaks with INSIGHT about food equity, immigrant rights, and how college students can change the world. While much of the...
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Chicago Students Demand Police Reform at Their Universities

On Aug. 1, hundreds of students from various Chicago universities and colleges joined together for a protest to demand their schools divest from the...
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Trump Administration Rescinds Policy on Foreign Student Visas

The Trump administration has dropped its policy that would require international students to take at least one in-person class this fall or face deportation....
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Harvard, MIT File Lawsuit to Stop New International Student Policy

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Wednesday in an effort to block a...

Introducing INSIGHT Into Diversity’s First Annual Inspiring Affinity Group Award

At INSIGHT Into Diversity, we know that cultivating a sense of belonging and a welcoming environment for employees is critical to creating an inclusive...

COVID-19, Racialized Disease, and the Yellow Peril

Accused of carrying the coronavirus, a Chinese American high school student in California was beaten so badly by peers that he needed to be...

‘DACA liberated me from my fears’: DREAMers, Others Share How DACA’s Uncertain Future Affects...

On November 12, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in the momentous immigration case Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University...

Experts Explain the Continuing Drop in International Enrollment and What Higher Ed Can Do...

Declines in international student enrollment are a growing concern at American institutions of higher education. Since the start of the fall 2019 semester, data released...

Law School Recruitment and Assistance from Legal Groups Help Firms Diversify the Profession

Lawyers are often charged with protecting the rights of the nation’s most underrepresented populations, and yet the legal profession remains one of the least...

The annual INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and...

The annual INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and...

International STEM Scholars Face Visa Restrictions, Racial Profiling Under Trump

STEM scholars from countries outside of the United States contribute enormously to research initiatives at American universities. They generate billions of dollars annually toward...

Law Students Serve as the Frontline of Protection for the Undocumented

Kathryn Redmond, JD, spent spring break of her final year of law school in a San Antonio bus station. As a student volunteer with...

Law Schools Across the Country Train Students to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The emergence of a public LGBTQ community in the United States is in many ways a legal story, according to Michael Boucai, JD, an...

Muslim Student Associations Take Religious Inclusion from Idea to Action

Students care about religious diversity. In fact, 85 percent say it’s important for their campuses to provide a welcoming environment for individuals of diverse...

Films that Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In 1977, Rep. Frank Horton of New York and Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii proposed that Congress designate one week annually to celebrate the...

Diversity-Related Resources for Communications Faculty and Students

Earlier this year, Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News featured a story about immigration across the United States-Mexico border. Carlson said mass immigration “makes...

Noticias in the News: Journalism Programs Bring Latinx Voices to the Forefront

For Americans who identify as Hispanic and Latinx, quality news relevant to their interests in mainstream, English-language news media can be hard to find. Although...

INSIGHT Into Diversity Teams with ADL to Address Hate on Campus

ADL, formally known as the Anti-Defamation League, recently partnered with INSIGHT Into Diversity to help colleges and universities understand how to address the rise in...

Recruiters Tackle the Downturn in International Student Enrollment

The number of international students entering United States colleges and universities fell 6.6 percent in the 2017-2018 academic year compared with the previous year’s...

A Cautionary Tale

Colleges and universities will require both financial prudence and boldness if they hope to subsist Like all industries, higher education is susceptible to the ups...

Higher Education Leaders Rally to Advocate for Undocumented Students Under Trump Presidency

Immediately after the election of President Donald Trump — a candidate whom many perceived as openly hostile to the U.S. immigrant community — higher...

The Inaugural HEED Award Summit

On June 18 and 19, 2018, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine hosted the inaugural Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award Summit on the University...

Getting Down to Business

Business school deans talk ethics, demographics, curricula, and more INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with deans of three distinctive U.S. business schools about some of...

CDOs Positively Influence Business School Diversity Efforts

It is not uncommon for a college or university to have a chief diversity officer (CDO) overseeing institution-wide efforts to create an inclusive campus...

Ensuring Culturally Responsive Legal Education

Law schools have the opportunity and responsibility to create stronger and more culturally responsive legal education. Doing so should involve a robust focus...

Two Law Schools Commit to Diversifying the Legal Profession

As the majority of law schools struggle to diversify their student bodies, there are some that stand above the rest, eclipsing even the national...

Higher Education Community Fights Immigrant Family Separations as Future of Detained Children Remains Unclear

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wed., June 20 to end the practice of separating parents and children who are detained for...

Universities Offer Academic and Social Support to Improve Latino Success

Nearly one in five individuals residing in the U.S. is of Latino descent. Yet, despite being the second largest ethnic group in the country,...

DACA Has a Significant Impact on the Asian American Community

We are a country driven by the belief that the future is before us, yet we constantly attempt to hold on to the traditions,...

Firsts in Higher Education

As our country and our campuses become ever more diverse, it is increasingly important for colleges and universities to ensure that underrepresented students are...

Creating a ‘Third Space’ in Higher Education for Immigrant Faculty Inclusion

The U.S. has benefited immensely from immigrant educators, yet very little has been written about them — particularly regarding how they “navigate the cross-cultural...

James Madison University Takes Big-Picture Approach to Inclusive Excellence

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...
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University of Kentucky Creates a Community of Belonging By and for All

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Attorneys General and University of California System Take Legal Action in Defense of DACA

Nineteen attorneys general and the University of California have filed three separate lawsuits against President Donald Trump for his decision last week to rescind...

DREAMers No Longer Safe as Trump Administration Announces End of DACA Program

The Trump administration announced Tuesday morning that it will no longer offer legal protections to the roughly 800,000 immigrants who entered the United States...

Diversity Studies: Unique Humanities Degrees Increase Understanding, Awareness of Marginalized Groups

As an area of study dedicated to cultural analysis, the humanities provide students with a critical framework to identify discrimination and inequality in the...

Celebrating Our Rich Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage to Reach a Larger Market

The story of how Asian Pacific American Heritage Month came to exist in the United States begins in 1977, when Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Mineta of California introduced...

Leading Organizations as Social Justice Moves from the Streets to the Boardroom

In late 2014, I took on a new organizational role in diversity. What I didn’t realize at that time was the impact that several...

Understanding History to Lead, Manage, and Engage Asian Americans

Another year, another commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. But why is it important to celebrate the history of diverse communities in the...

Higher Education Officials Urge Trump to Maintain DACA Program

The American Council on Education (ACE) formally asked President Donald Trump last week to continue protecting the thousands of undocumented college students who are...

Kennesaw State Develops Successful Students Via Exposure to Diverse Cultures

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Banned: What Happens When International Students No Longer Feel Welcome on U.S. Campuses

If Cyrus Namdar had known that a newly inaugurated President Donald Trump would issue an executive order banning all immigrants from Iran, Syria, Yemen,...

Asian American Students Find Academic, Cultural Support at UIC

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) — a population projected to reach nearly 40 million people by 2050, according to U.S. Census Bureau data...

AAAED Urges Senate to Reject Jeff Sessions as Nominee for U.S. Attorney General

The American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity (AAAED) has released a statement urging the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to reject President-elect Donald Trump’s...

In the Name of Progress: The Potential Implications of a Trump Presidency

If the election of Donald Trump as our next president has done nothing else, it has left the nation with more questions than answers....

Movement Urges Schools to Become ‘Sanctuary Campuses’ for Immigrant Students

Since the election of Donald Trump nearly a month ago, there has been a growing push for colleges and universities across the country to...

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Vital Components of Main Street and U.S. Economy

Some of our country’s most quintessentially American companies — Google, eBay, Procter & Gamble — were founded or co-founded by immigrant entrepreneurs. All told,...

American Conference on Diversity Empowers Individuals, Communities to Address Social Justice Issues

Formed as an offshoot of the National Conference of Christians and Jews — which was established in 1927 to bring an interfaith community together...

Undocumented Immigrants Face Uncertain Future After Supreme Court’s Tie Vote

On Thursday, the Supreme Court announced a deadlock in the case United States v. Texas, which challenged President Barack Obama’s deferred immigration initiatives. With...

Changing the Face of the Legal Profession: Two Law Schools’ Commitment to Serving the...

In the early 1990s, after a decade of teaching and writing about law, Don Lively began to develop concerns about the state — and...

Social Justice Education at Law Schools: Imperative or Imposition?

For many law students, social justice classes, pro-bono work, and an awareness of the needs of the disenfranchised are woven into their legal education....

The Plight of Syrian Students

 And the obstacles they face on their path to higher education  Since the civil war broke out in Syria in the spring of 2011, more...

Welcoming America: A Movement to Embrace Newcomers

When Pope Francis urged the United States and the world to view newcomers as people — seeing their faces and listening to their stories...

Study Attributes Lack of Support for Higher Education by Older Generation to Increase in...

Findings from a recent study reveal a link between the increase in the ethnic diversity of college students and waning support for public funding...

Founded on Social Justice, DePaul Serves as a Haven for Students of ...

DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., has long been an institution representative of diversity and inclusion. The school was founded in 1898 by the Congregation...

Small Changes Add Up: Supporting Undocumented Students on Campus

Nearly all college students worry about how they’ll pay for school and what their classmates will think of them. But for undocumented students, these...

ACLU Sues Missouri Schools for Discrimination Based on Immigrant Status

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri has filed suits against the University of Missouri Board of Curators, St. Louis Community College, and...

Law Firm Diversity Professionals Roundtable

INSIGHT Into Diversity spoke with three law firm diversity professionals who weighed in on issues currently affecting the legal profession.  They offered recommendations on how law...

Law Schools Adjust to Increasingly Lower Enrollment

Long considered the ticket to prosperity, law schools are now fighting to remain relevant. Many prospective students are considering the long-term costs of attending...

Congress Confirms First African American Woman as U.S. Attorney General

After a five-month-long, stalled nomination, Congress confirms President Obama’s nomination for U.S. Attorney General, making Loretta Lynch the first female African American to head...

UCSF Delivers on Its Commitment to Diversity

Students at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine have made it their mission to connect underrepresented and disadvantaged youth to...