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10 Law Schools to Guarantee Admission to Underrepresented Students

A new post-baccalaureate program aims to provide law schools with a means of offering deferred admission to first-generation and underrepresented applicants who may need...

University of Maryland to Open Cultural Centers for Marginalized Students

The University of Maryland at College Park announced this week that it will create five new cultural centers for underrepresented students to address the...

Professors Are Exhausted and Concerned About Student Outcomes, Survey Shows

A new survey released on Tuesday shows that professors are exhausted from spending more time teaching and are worried about student equity and success...

Battling High Dropout and Low Enrollment Rates Requires Proactive, Empathetic Measures

For many students, every academic year poses new challenges and uncertainties on the road to a college degree. In 2020, those challenges frequently became...

Freshman Enrollment Plunges Across Universities and Community Colleges

Freshman enrollment has declined by more than 16 percent at U.S. colleges and universities in comparison to last year’s data, the National Student Clearinghouse...

Raising Awareness of Public Policy Careers Could Diversify the Profession

Na’ilah Amaru, an immigrant and dedicated war veteran, has led an illustrious career as an advocacy and policy strategist. Her roles have included serving...

American Dental Education Association Supports Multiple Paths to Diversity

While diversity in dental school enrollment has increased in recent years, the field has been slower to adopt a focus on diversity, equity, and...

Connecting Without Social Capital: How Underserved Students Network Despite Barriers

A 2016 LinkedIn survey conducted by the Adler Group found that 85 percent of jobs are filled through networking. In 2017, Business Insider estimated...

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...

Law School Recruitment and Assistance from Legal Groups Help Firms...

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...

INSIGHT Into Diversity Offers New Study Abroad Scholarships to Underrepresented Students

Studying abroad can be life-changing. Institutions of higher education and corporate recruiters recognize the value of such an opportunity. In fact, studying abroad is...

Effective Diversity Programs Recognize the Intersections of Identities

Although the concept has been around since the 1980s, the word “intersectionality” was only added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2017. An inclusive term,...

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...

Three Universities Strive to Recruit Underrepresented Groups at all Levels of...

In a few decades, according to the Pew Research Center, there will no longer be a single racial or ethnic majority in the U.S....

Colleges of Education Struggle with Low Enrollment, Dearth of Underrepresented Students

The rise in teacher protests this past spring — in which educators across the U.S. staged walkouts and went on strike to demand better...

The Opportunity to Serve

Underrepresented Students Gain Exposure to Public and Foreign Service Careers Via National Fellowships Recently released statistics revealing that the majority of U.S. civil and foreign service...

University of North Florida Fosters Students’ Development by Providing Opportunities for...

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

Institutions Offer Programs to Assist Underrepresented Youth with Transition to College

Recognizing the role they play in serving their communities, colleges and universities are continually offering programs that promote the benefits of higher education to...

A Budgetary Commitment: Strategy and Creativity Drive Institutions’ Approaches to Funding...

State funding cuts to higher education and a growing skepticism of the value of diversity offices by some lawmakers have had both positive and...