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Cal State 2025 Graduation Rate Goals Lagging

The California State University system’s graduation rates have markedly improved, but significant equity gaps remain, according to a new report...
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The Toll of a Botched Hire

Texas A&M announces it will pay Kathleen McElroy $1 million and concludes that the university’s prior president, despite protestations to the contrary, played a key role in the mess.

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Defining ‘First Generation’ in Different Ways

Colleges and governments offer financial and academic support for these students, but there’s no set standard among colleges for what the term means, as limits on affirmative action raise the stakes.

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Students From Immigrant Families on the Rise

New reports suggest recruiting students born to immigrant parents and undocumented students is critical for colleges to stay diverse and stave off enrollment declines.

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Admitting the Top 10%, for Geographic Diversity

University of South Carolina to admit top 10 percent of students from the state’s public high schools. Texas did that when its colleges couldn’t consider race; South Carolina officials say that’s not their motivation.

Poli Sci Group Won’t Move Conference Facing Labor Strife

The American Political Science Association has refused a request from a Los Angeles hotel workers’ union to cancel its upcoming...
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First Out of the Gate

Wesleyan University was the first elite college to end legacy admissions after the affirmative action ban. President Michael Roth explains why he made the jump and whether others will follow.

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In Statehouses, Tenure Was Bruised, but DEI Was Walloped

This year, Republican lawmakers in multiple states proposed bills eliminating tenure and targeting diversity, equity and inclusion. But legislatures only ended up passing significant bans on DEI.