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How graduate programs are increasing access for underrepresented students

Black and Latinx students are significantly underrepresented in graduate school. Efforts like the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies Program are working to change that.

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August 15, 2019
Colleges taking note of jargon-filled campuses, taking steps to simplify language

A growing number of institutions are recognizing that confusing language in financial aid documents, handbooks, and syllabi can frustrate students, fuel imposter syndrome, and increase the risk of financial missteps.

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August 15, 2019
Report shows slow gains in faculty diversity

While racial diversity among college students has increased steadily across the past two decades, racial diversity among college faculty has grown far more slowly.

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August 09, 2019
Is the Starbucks-ASU partnership helping or hurting higher ed?

Five years after the launch of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, nearly 3,000 workers have earned bachelor’s degrees and other companies have launched similar arrangements—but some higher-ed experts are urging caution.

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August 09, 2019
Poor internet service a significant hurdle for students at tribal colleges

Spotty broadband access and slow internet connections in Native American territories are impeding education and quality of life at tribal colleges and universities, according to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.

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August 09, 2019
Kamala Harris’s STEM-focused plan sparks debate about what HBCUs really need

Sen. Kamala Harris recently proposed a $60 billion plan for strengthening STEM programs at historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions, but some HBCU leaders are questioning the narrow focus.

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August 09, 2019
New alliance to help students better navigate college costs, loans

Led by Indiana University, the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance will bring together colleges committed to improving cost transparency, increasing students’ financial literacy, and removing barriers to degree completion.

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