Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’

After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny?

Thousands Weigh In on Biden’s Debt Relief Plan

Public comments show sharp divides over a proposal to provide debt relief to nearly 28 million student loan borrowers.

A Growing Number of Community Colleges Are Building HBCU Pipelines

Washtenaw Community College and other institutions are working with historically Black colleges and universities to help their students transfer, particularly in states without HBCUs.

What Supports Latino Student Success? 

Degree completion rates among Hispanic and Latino students have stagnated. In response, college leaders are investing in specific interventions for Latino learners.

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Student Visa Denials Threaten U.S. Competitiveness

College leaders should focus immigration lobbying efforts on state lawmakers, in addition to federal ones, Samba Dieng writes.


Scott McLemee reviews John Rennie Short’s Insurrection: What the January 6 Assault on the Capitol Reveals about America and Democracy.


Revolutionary Ideals and Black Realities

The untold story of America’s founding.

Life Prep 101

College’s hidden curriculum’s essential role in preparing students for life post-graduation.

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Ensuring International Students’ Career Success

Sherry Wang and Merab Mushfiq offer several strategies to help international students overcome the challenges their North American peers don’t confront as often.

Negotiating in a Protest Encampment

George R. Boggs shares what he learned years ago that remains relevant now, as well insights from today's context that he wish he'd known then.


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Student Voice: Life After College

Students say how their colleges and universities are and should be preparing them for the workforce, including through their experiences with campus career centers, experiential learning and career influencers.