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A photo of VMI superintendent Cedric Wins, who is Black and wearing a military uniform, and Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin, who is white and wearing a business suit and red tie, standing together

A Battle Over DEI in Central Virginia

Despite their differences, both the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia have defended diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the face of criticism.

A Zoom screen shows Spelman College teaching fellow Tangela Mitchell, a brown-skinned woman with a nose ring and her hair styled on top of her head, in the center and six high school students taking part in a discussion section.

A Bridge Between HBCUs and High Schools

A group of HBCUs is participating in a nationwide effort to bring college coursework to low-income high school students.

Chart of the Average Tuition Discount Rate

Tuition Discount Rates Hit New High

According to a new NACUBO study, private college tuition discount rates hit a record 56.2 percent, continuing a pattern of annual increases.

Amid Backlash, Stanford Pulls ‘Harmful Language’ List

The university’s effort to remove racist, violent and biased language from its website morphed into a PR disaster. Other colleges’ initiatives have fared better—perhaps because they are less transparent in their practices.

How COVID Spurred Digital Innovation and Empathy

In the early pandemic, educators rallied to provide academic continuity in unprecedented ways. That spurred online teaching innovations, many of which are worth preserving and enhancing, a Stanford self-study says.

Narrowing the Gap

Researchers used a new method for measuring equity gaps in graduation rates to analyze significant differences in student support services between higher ed institutions with narrowing or widening gaps.

A Positive Change for a Negative Label

California State University, Fullerton, sought to make students feel less defeated about being placed on academic probation, so administrators banished “probation” from the institution’s official lexicon.

The Cost of Doing Nothing

Georgetown University researchers estimate in a new report that the United States loses billions of dollars annually because of inequities in higher education.