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White House Announces Efforts to Ensure Quality Education for Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s day, the White House announced yesterday new measures to ensure the quality of education programs that recruit and market heavily...

More Administrative Changes Made at Flagship UM Campus

Six hours after University of Missouri (UM) System President Tim Wolfe resigned from his post, the chancellor of UM’s flagship campus in Columbia (MU),...

UM System President Resigns Over Controversial Handling of Racist Incidents

Following months of student protests, University of Missouri (UM) system president Tim Wolfe tendered his resignation at a meeting of the University Board of...

Yale Takes Collaborative Approach to Increasing Faculty Diversity

Yale University last week announced a $50 million initiative to increase diversity among its faculty population. Yale President Peter Salovey and Provost Ben Polak are...

Report Examines How LGBTQ Students of Color Identify

Increasingly, the acceptance of LGBTQ people has become more mainstream, but the same has not always been true of LGBTQ people of color, according...

UM Announces College-Prep Program Leading to Full-Tuition Scholarships

Beginning in January, 120 students from two Michigan school districts will have the opportunity to take part in a college-preparatory program that could earn...

Partnership Seeks to Improve Cultural Understanding, Combat Climate Change

Members of Native American tribes face disproportionate challenges due to climate change. According to the 2014 National Climate Assessment, released as part of the...

Diversity Certificate Program Sparks Conversations at UCSC

Working in a diverse environment does not guarantee that a person will become culturally competent. But thanks to an ever-evolving diversity and inclusion certificate...

Avoiding Burnout: How 10 CDOs Balance Work with Life

Chief diversity officers (CDOs) often serve as the face of their institution’s diversity and inclusion efforts, but their responsibilities extend beyond a symbolic role. CDOs...

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...

Princeton Professor Wins Nobel Prize in Economics

The Nobel Prize committee Monday announced that Angus Deaton, a Princeton University professor and one of the world’s leading experts on poverty, has been...

Partnership Seeks to Improve Cultural Understanding, Combat Climate Change

Members of Native American tribes face disproportionate challenges due to climate change. According to the 2014 National Climate Assessment, released as part of the...

Student Loan Cohort Default Rate Drops Across All Higher Education Sectors

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday that the official three-year federal student loan cohort default rate has declined to 11.8 percent for...

Diversity, Mentors Lead to Satisfaction Among Graduates, Poll Shows

In its second annual survey of college graduates, the Gallup-Purdue Index finds that only half of respondents “strongly agree” that their college education was...

American Universities Offer Opportunities for Syrian Students, but Resources Are Drying...

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, 7.6 million...

Racial Matching Influences Student Performance, Study Finds

The National Bureau of Economic Research released a study this week that examines the effect a graduate teaching assistant’s (TA) racial or ethnic background...

INSIGHT Recognizes 92 Colleges and Universities for Excellence in Diversity

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, announced Sept. 14, the 92 recipients of its annual Higher Education Excellence...

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Requires Rethinking Business as Usual

Conflicting narratives exist to explain why women are underrepresented and underpaid in the technology industry. One popular theory blames a leaky pipeline and a...

Revamped Federal Rating Plan for Colleges Unveiled to Mixed Reactions

The Obama administration released its long-awaited federal rating system for U.S. colleges and universities over the weekend, in the form of the College Scorecard,...

UC Berkeley Unveils Initiative to Improve Campus Climate for African Americans

Realizing the challenges African American students, faculty, and staff face on a campus where they comprise the minority, the University of California (UC) Berkeley...

UM to Expand Socioeconomic Diversity with Full-Tuition Scholarships

A scholarship program being piloted at the University of Michigan (UM) aims to increase diversity at the institution by awarding four-year, full-tuition scholarships to...

AAC&U Selects Schools to Commit to Equity Education Initiative

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announces an initiative to improve success among underserved student populations, particularly first-generation, low-income, and minority students,...

Campus Pride Announces Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Schools of 2015

Today, Campus Pride released its annual list of Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges and Universities of 2015. This year’s list is based on responses to...

Black Faculty Feel Pressure to Entertain During Academic Presentations, A Study...

Black faculty at colleges and universities across the country report feeling pressure to be “entertaining” when presenting academic research to mostly white peers, a...

Task Force Finds Decades of Gender Inequity at Yale School of...

An Ad Hoc Task Force on Gender Equity at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) has been examining reports of gender bias at the...

Purdue Terminates Chief Diversity Officer Position

As of July 1, Purdue University no longer has a dedicated chief diversity officer (CDO) position. Purdue Provost Debasish Dutta has assumed the role...

Affirmative Action Complaint Against Harvard Dropped

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education dismissed an affirmative action complaint that was brought against Harvard University in May. The Asian American Coalition, made...

Requirements for Preventing and Reporting Campus Sexual Violence Now in Effect

New rules on how colleges and universities must protect students against sexual assault went into effect July 1. The regulations — amendments to the...

Vandalism of On-Campus, Confederate-Era Memorials Sparks Conversations

In the past week, vandals have defaced Confederate-era landmarks on three separate college campuses in the South, renewing calls to address the history of...

White House Rethinks Its Proposed College Rating System

The U.S. Department of Education is backtracking on its plan to develop a college-rating system, saying instead that it will unveil a more consumer-driven...

How a Gender Equity Law Evolved into a Sexual Assault Protection...

One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college, often by someone she knows. So says the first report of the White House...

State Funding for Higher Education Slow to Recover

As the U.S. economy continues its slow ascent, some states are still spending less on higher education than before the onset of the latest...

Beloved University President, Supporter of Underrepresented Students Dies

Elson S. Floyd, who led Washington State University (WSU) as its president for the past eight years, passed away June 20 after a battle...

Barnard Becomes Latest Women’s College to Admit Transgender Women

Barnard College announced it will begin accepting applications from those who “consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them...

Socialist Senator, Presidential Hopeful Proposes Free Higher Education

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has introduced a bill into Congress that would subsidize tuition to public four-year colleges for American students. His...

States Given Extra Time to Comply with Law Mandating In-State Tuition...

Colleges and universities receiving GI Bill funding will have an additional six months to comply with federal legislation that requires them to charge in-state...

6 Key Actions to Improve Institutions’ LGBTQ Commitment and Academic Success

Most colleges today want to be recognized as LGBTQ-friendly. The question then becomes, what are they doing that makes them worthy of this recognition. These...