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At 11th Hour, University Drops Racial Literacy Requirement

A mandated curriculum long sought by Virginia Commonwealth students and faculty members was set to take effect this fall. The university delayed it late last month, and advocates don’t buy its reasoning for doing so.

Report: Admissions Gap Between White and Asian Applicants

Asian American students are much less likely than white applicants to be accepted to highly selective colleges and universities, according...

Civil Rights Complaint Targets Black Artists’ Residency

A legal nonprofit has filed a civil rights complaint against the University of Nebraska at Lincoln over a residency program...

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.

An illustration of the words 1st Gen laid over a question mark with a graduation cap on top symbolizes the inconsistency and uncertainty of what it means to be a first-generation college student.

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.

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...