ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
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New Survey Shows Americans Still Disagree About College Based on Political...

A survey released by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) and the Bipartisan Policy Center on September 13 shows that Americans continue...

Biden Signs Executive Orders on Title IX, Voting Access, and Gender...

President Joe Biden recently signed a string of executive orders to undo Trump-era Title IX policies, address gender equity, and combat voter suppression.  On International...

Education Department Targets Black and Latinx College Students for FAFSA Audits,...

The U.S. Department of Education disproportionately selects Black and Latinx college students for audits on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), The...

Education Secretary Nominee Miguel Cardona Testifies at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona gave testimony about his plans for reopening schools and other top educational priorities during a hearing on Wednesday before...

Biden Signs Executive Actions to Address Racial Equity

President Joe Biden signed a series of executive actions on Tuesday that aim to advance racial equity policies throughout several departments of the federal...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Resigns

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos submitted a resignation letter on Thursday following Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.  In...

John Lewis: Activist, Politician, and American Hero

“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” These words, shared by John Lewis in a tweet in...

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...

Trump’s Nationalist Agenda Changes the Landscape for American Students Abroad

“America First” — the mantra of the Trump administration — may energize conservative crowds in the U.S., but the response to President Donald Trump’s...

Survey Shows Major Decline in Republicans’ Confidence in Higher Education

The Pew Research Center released results last week from a June survey revealing that 58 percent of Republicans believe that U.S. colleges and universities...

UNC Responds to Statewide Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

Public institutions in North Carolina are grappling with a recently passed law that requires people to use public restrooms and locker rooms that match...

Report Reveals Lack of Diversity in Nation’s Most Powerful Roles

The New York Times published an article Monday that reveals diversity statistics of the most powerful people in American culture, government, education, and business....

UT Knoxville Community Supports Diversity Office After Lawmakers Call for its...

Earlier this week, Republican lawmakers in Tennessee were calling for the defunding of the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Office of Diversity and Inclusion for...

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...

UT Knoxville at Odds with State Conservatives Over Inclusive Language

The University of Tennessee (UT) Knoxville is under fire from some state residents after its Office for Diversity and Inclusion posted a guide to...

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...

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...

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...

Bipartisan Summit Aims to Make Poverty a Pressing Moral Issue

President Obama joined a liberal professor and a conservative economist this week at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty, held at Georgetown University,...