The commitment to the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation, along with the September inauguration of Georgetown’s new Center for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies, advance the university’s ongoing work to more deeply understand and respond to its own history and the continued legacies of enslavement.
This summer, aspiring physicians from groups underrepresented in medicine participated in a six-week internship program that provides career exposure and research experience.
The Departments of Education and Justice explained the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision to end race-conscious affirmative action and offered guidance on how U.S. colleges and universities can continue to diversify their campuses.
Native American students face unique barriers to higher education. The end of race-conscious affirmative action threatens to increase those obstacles.
Representatives from over 40 colleges and universities convened for the fourth annual Summer Institute on Equity in the Academic Experience hosted by Georgetown University.
The Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action at U.S. colleges and universities has sparked widespread discussion about the likely fallout and who will be most affected.
A new education program empowers U.S. colleges and universities to sponsor refugee students so they can resettle in the U.S. and pursue their higher education goals.
The Supreme Court’s decision ends over 40 years of race-conscious admissions practices at higher education institutions across the country. In a statement expressing deep disappointment with the ruling, Georgetown President John J. DeGioia said the university will continue to comply with the law and emphasized the university’s “unwavering commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive community.”
The student populations at many public flagship institutions do not reflect the percentage of Black or Latine high school graduates in their state, according to an analysis by The Hechinger Report.
The Common App will make it possible for colleges to conceal students’ race and ethnicity information when viewing their applications, a move intended to give schools flexibility if the Supreme Court ends affirmative action.
Experts tell The Hechinger Report that racial gaps in college access, degree attainment, and wealth are growing—and could worsen amid legal challenges to affirmative action and diversity initiatives.
Male students make up a shrinking share of undergraduates at many HBCUs across the country, mirroring overall declines in Black student enrollment that could stall efforts to diversify in-demand professions.