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$1B gift to Bronx medical school provides students with free tuition in perpetuity

The transformational gift to Albert Einstein College of Medicine from a former professor and widow of a Wall Street financier is the largest made to any medical school in the U.S., the college says.

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March 01, 2024
Transfer enrollment rises, with large gains among underrepresented students

Experts are cautiously optimistic after a new report shows the number of students transferring from two-year community colleges to four-year higher education institutions increased in Fall 2023, particularly among historically underrepresented groups.

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March 01, 2024
Can bachelor’s degree programs at California’s community colleges help close attainment gaps?

A new policy brief highlights the employment and earnings gains experienced by Latine students who graduate from community college baccalaureate programs—and calls on practitioners and policymakers to ensure that more students can benefit from the model.

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March 01, 2024
A friendship formed at Georgetown is the inspiration behind new book for aspiring physicians

Five Georgetown University School of Medicine alumnae share their experiences as friends, medical students, and physicians in a new book, The Game Plan: A Woman’s Guide to Becoming a Doctor and Living a Life in Medicine, which they hope will inspire a new generation of women considering careers in medicine.

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February 23, 2024
What’s preventing stopped-out students from returning to campus?

A national survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education finds that students who left college without a degree often had complicated interactions with higher ed that discourage them from completing their programs. Understanding their experiences can help colleges bring them back.

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February 23, 2024
First-of-its-kind report explores impact of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®

A new analysis looks at the use and outcomes of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, which pays for school or career training for military-connected students and their families.

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February 23, 2024
How state anti-DEI laws are impacting LGBTQ+ students

As Texas’s anti-DEI law takes effect, public universities in the state are closing and rebranding centers that once explicitly supported LGBTQ+ students and others from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Experts say those changes are stripping away resources for students who need them the most.

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