A national model to boost degree completion?

New Colorado legislation that strengthens the state’s credit transfer policies and makes them more transparent could become “a commonly replicated model” for states across the country, says Inside Higher Ed.

The push to rebrand campus DEI programs

In response to anti-diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) laws, some colleges are finding workarounds that may provide students from underrepresented communities with the resources they need to feel a sense of belonging on campus.

The end of race-conscious scholarships?

The debate around the scope of last year’s Supreme Court ruling ending race-based affirmative action in college admissions has allowed state policymakers to push for the end of scholarships that consider applicants’ race.

New Mexico to invest nearly $1B in tuition-free program

This month, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law “the largest higher education trust fund in the nation,” which will provide New Mexico residents with free college tuition for decades to come.

‘Tell me I can’t, and I’ll show you 10 ways that I can’

First-gen policy student Tony Parsons (MPM’24) discusses how his time with the National Urban Fellows Program at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy has advanced his work as a passionate advocate for underrepresented and underserved populations.

Can data science prepare high school students for success?

After shifting guidance from the group that sets admissions criteria for California’s public universities, educators are debating the benefits and drawbacks of allowing students to substitute data science for Algebra II when it comes to engagement and college preparation.

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.