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Higher Education Expected to Soon Face Financial Challenges Due to Inflation...

Two recent reports from the financial research service Moody’s show that the higher education sector is expected to face unique challenges in the fall...

Study Shows Massachusetts Budget Cuts Have Reduced Access to Higher Education

A recent study produced by the Hildreth Institute found that sustained budget cuts to public higher education in Massachusetts have significantly limited educational accessibility...

The 2021 HEED Awards: A Decade of Recognizing Excellence in Diversity

With the gradual reopening of college and university campuses in 2021, there has been increased urgency in the drive to advance diversity, equity, and...

Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2020

The Institute of Education Sciences, a branch of the U.S. Department of Education, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a branch of the U.S....

College and Universities Observe New Federal Holiday Juneteenth

This week, Congress passed the "Juneteenth National Independence Day Act," designating June 19 or "Juneteenth" as a federal holiday. To commemorate the important day,...

Florida Governor Signs Bill to Crackdown on Chinese Influence at State...

Florida universities, state agencies, and political subdivisions must now report large gifts and donations from “foreign countries of concern,” according to legislation Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Student Advocates Say Colleges Must Prioritize Safety and Equity in Planning...

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, many college students are hoping for a return to normalcy in the coming academic year. Higher education leaders...

Read, Watch, Listen

READ: The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom  University of California, Los Angeles scholar Eddie R. Cole reveals the myriad...

New Mexico Colleges Collaborate to Ease Degree Pathways and Campus Operations

On March 31, five public colleges in New Mexico announced the formation of the Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS), a nonprofit organization...

Education Department Seeks Public Input on Title IX Changes

The Biden administration plans to hold a hearing to solicit public input on changes to Title IX regulations, the Department of Education announced in...

Brown University Students Approve Reparations Proposal

Last week, Brown University students overwhelmingly voted for the school to provide reparations to the descendants of enslaved people owned by the university’s founders...

Community College and University Leaders Create Task Force to Address Inequities...

This week, leaders from nearly 40 colleges, universities, and higher education organizations launched the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity to address inequities in...

Supplier Diversity Should Be a Priority During COVID-19 and Beyond

During a global pandemic, supplier diversity at colleges and universities may have become an afterthought. This is a strategy used by companies to procure...

College Students Concerned About Data Use in Higher Education, Research Shows

A new study released on Wednesday shows that open conversations about data collection and sharing are missing from college campuses.  Funded by the Bill and...

Survey Shows Little Diversity Among Lead Enrollment Officers

A new report on chief enrollment management officers (CEMOs) reveals that there has been little progress in diversifying this leadership role on U.S. college...

Congress Works to Aid College Access in Omnibus Bill

Over the weekend, Congress announced details of a $1.4 trillion omnibus bill that will include $900 billion COVID-19 relief aid for businesses and individuals,...

MacKenzie Scott Gifts More Than $800 Million to Colleges and Universities

Billionaire philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott made headlines this week after she announced a plan to donate $4.2 billion to 384 organizations.  A tally conducted...

INSIGHT to Host Part 2 of Free Webinar Series: ‘Women of...

Join us for INSIGHT Into Diversity's discussion series, Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy: Part Two, where Black and White women...

Academia Experiences Disturbing Impersonation Trend

In late October, officials at Furman University in South Carolina received reports of troubling allegations against one of the institution’s celebrated professors. An anonymous...

Breaking the Cycle to Heal: How Campus Leadership Can Center...

For the past several months, we have faced a racial pandemic in the U.S. that has gained international attention. The pandemic of social injustice and...

Ethnic Studies and Racial Justice Courses Become More Popular, Benefiting All...

Among the changes implemented by colleges and universities this year in response to the demand for more intentional racial justice efforts is an increased...

Academic Community Pushes for Much-Needed Diversity in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Although numerous companies and medical institutions are working tirelessly to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, people of color — who according to the Centers for...

The 2020 HEED Awards: Creating Change Through Diversity and Inclusion

In a year marked by unprecedented challenges, the importance of diversity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education and society has never been more evident.  The...

White UNH Professor Accused of Posing as Woman of Color on...

A White man who is an assistant chemistry professor at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) allegedly created an online persona impersonating an immigrant...

University of Pittsburgh Requires Incoming Freshmen to Take Course on Racism

The University of Pittsburgh will now require all incoming freshmen to take a one-credit course on anti-racism. The new course, which is titled Anti-Black Racism:...

Combating Student Homelessness Requires Commitment from the Entire Campus Community

One in three college students has uncertain access to safe and affordable housing, according to the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. In a 2018 study, one...

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates and College Affordability

Total student loan debt in the United States reached nearly $1.6 trillion in 2019, with more than one in 10 of the nation’s 45...

The 2019 Health Professions HEED Awards

Healthcare employees constitute the largest workforce in the United States and, as the country ages, are predicted to grow in number and demand in...

The Abortion Debate Affects Higher Education

It’s been more than 45 years since the landmark United States Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, yet recent legislation in some...

Bipartisan Legislation Will Fund Diversity in Healthcare Schools

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have teamed up to improve diversity and expand the workforce for allied health fields. Senators Bob Casey...

UC Berkeley Students Create a Class for ‘Coming Out’

It wasn’t until Ryan Kamkar, a public health major at University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), first moved away to college that he felt...

Nursing Professor Takes the Long Road to Fight Student Hunger

A faculty member at Montclair State University (MSU) School of Nursing in New Jersey recently devised a challenging way to combat campus food insecurity....

The 2019 HEED Awards: Innovation in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Continues

Readers of INSIGHT Into Diversity are almost certainly aware that underrepresented groups in the United States will soon become the majority. Despite this fact,...

Senate Education Chairman Blocks FUTURE Act for Minority-Serving Institutions

The chairman of the United States Senate Education Committee, Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), refused to approve a bill that would renew more than $250 million...

Scholarships or Endowments? Experts Weigh the Benefits of Where to Donate

Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith sparked headlines earlier this year when he promised to pay the tuition of every 2019 Morehouse College graduate. The...

Apprentice Network Creates a Pipeline of Diverse Talent in Chicago, and...

An apprentice network that started in Chicago to train future employees for the corporate sector as they pursue a free college education is now...

Helping PhDs Find Employment in a Dwindling Academic Job Market

As the United States experiences historically low unemployment, it may be hard to fathom how higher education, the sector responsible for educating and training...

Growth in Racial Diversity Among Architects is Slow, but Experts Say...

Despite recent evidence showing racial diversity in the architecture field is growing slowly, prominent Black architects refrain from calling the increase an achievement. They...

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Argos for Autism at the...

Celebrated every October since 1945, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, (NDEAM) affirms the contributions of workers with disabilities and advocates for an increasingly inclusive...

Universities Build Culture by Promoting Disability as an Identity

Progressive universities recognize they must go above and beyond what the law requires to include students with disabilities on campus. Simply providing accommodations according...

Inclusion for Black Mathematicians: A Q&A with Edray Goins

In 1925, Indiana resident Elbert Frank Cox graduated from Cornell University and became the first African American to earn a PhD in mathematics. Nearly...

Private Universities Bring New Growth, but Gentrification Can Sideline Existing Residents

When a university moves into a neighborhood, the relationship between the institution and the community should be mutually beneficial. However, the bond can become...

Inconsistent Mental Healthcare at Community Colleges Harms a Vulnerable Student Population

In August 2017, just as the Houston Community College System’s 20 campuses were poised to start the fall semester, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than...

Enrollment at American Colleges and Universities Continues to Decline

Overall enrollment at American colleges and universities has decreased by 1.7 percent since last year, according to a new report issued by the National Student...

Three Institutions of Higher Education Support Students Who Grew Up in...

Every year, 30,000 young adults age out of foster care, according to KVC Health Systems, a nonprofit child welfare and behavioral health organization. As...

Dozens of Institutions Partner in Sexual Harassment Prevention Collaborative

More than 40 institutions have partnered with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to launch a collaborative on preventing sexual harassment...

The Public Relations Industry Is Too White and the Solution Starts...

Imagine there’s a public crisis in the city of Hialeah in Miami-Dade County, Fla., where 96 percent of the community identifies as Hispanic or Latinx....

Modernizing Our Approach to Talent as the First Wave of Generation...

The youth of Generation Z (born in the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s) are highly diverse. They have been shaped by technology and influenced by...

‘Degrees When Due’ Helps Students with Partial College Credit Cross...

Approximately 35 million Americans have attended college without earning a degree, according to the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). Of that group, 4...