A new book chronicles the policies and persistent underfunding that have shaped the trajectory of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities—and calls on the government to step up support.
New research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce explores common arguments made by critics of affirmative action.
A growing number of colleges are embracing competitive, organized video gaming, but a new survey suggests that women are underrepresented on those esports teams and among esports scholarship recipients.
Conversations about college students with disabilities often focus on individual academic accommodations or biomedical conditions—and miss opportunities to celebrate and support their contributions to campus diversity.
An executive order aimed at curtailing training on racial and gender bias has caused confusion at colleges and universities, prompting several to pause programming, and sparking an outcry from higher education associations.
The Common Application is removing a question about applicants’ high school disciplinary history, saying it is “inconsistent and inequitable and disproportionately impacting low-income and students of color.”
While researching for his new book, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, journalist Jeffrey Selingo found that applicants from known “feeder” high schools tend to have a leg up—and could have an even bigger advantage this year as the pandemic upends typical admissions criteria.
Women in academia were contending with gender and racial inequities well before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the research disruptions, child care demands, and overall strain of recent months have taken an especially large toll.
Hundreds of students across the country have cut ties with their fraternities and sororities in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.
As the nation grieves the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black Americans, leaders across higher education, including Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, are reflecting on their institutions’ role in addressing racism and injustice.
More than 1,400 colleges and universities are using predictive analytics systems to identify, support, and sometimes redirect students at risk of failing in their intended major, but critics caution that the technology could have unintended consequences.
Six Democratic senators have written a letter asking the college ranker to revamp its approach to more directly indicate how well schools enroll and educate underrepresented students.