California community colleges unite to address racial inequity

More than 60 of California’s 115 community colleges have joined an alliance that will provide participating institutions with training and resources as they work to promote racial equity and improve their campuses’ racial climate.

Debt inequities, COVID-19 impacts complicating outlook for Black graduates

Black graduates across the country are reeling as they transition from college to the workforce while grappling with the effects of racism and police violence, the coronavirus pandemic, stark student loan debt inequities—and a keen awareness of how the color of their skin complicates their career prospects.

Confronting racism: President DeGioia, other college leaders speak out

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.

How one college is working to diversify its team rosters

At a time when many colleges are working to diversify their athletics rosters, Amherst College says its initiative to recruit student-athletes of color can and should be replicated at institutions across the country.

Analysis of student loan default rates shows racial disparities

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently highlighted obstacles to college affordability, finding that student loan borrowers in zip codes with mostly Black residents were twice as likely to default on their debt than borrowers in predominantly white areas.