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Wellesley students want trans men to be allowed to enroll


Most women’s colleges don’t allow transgender men to enroll. But students at Wellesley are pushing for that to change—and for administrators to recognize those who already attend.

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New federal data show two-year enrollment trends by age

Community colleges gained dual-enrollment students but lost recent high school grads and adult learners at high rates, according to a recent analysis of federal enrollment data. 

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Community colleges suffer from employee shortages

Community colleges underwent major staffing losses during the pandemic. Now they’re suffering from the ripple effects, and campus leaders are trying desperately to recruit.

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New study explores why people drop out or don't enroll

A new study explores why students drop out of college or choose not to enroll.

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Fraternities cut ties with USC

Eight fraternities have disaffiliated from the university in what USC officials say is a show of rebellion over new rushing and party rules. The move is part of a national trend.

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First-generation students describe paths to college success

51% of first-generation students surveyed feel like they belong on campus over all, while an additional 29% feel like they belong but only in certain spaces on campus.

While first-generation college students’ backgrounds and challenges are unique to the individual, they tend to have high expectations and multifaceted postgraduation goals—plus complex support needs.

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Persistence rose for students starting college in fall 2020

A report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that persistence rose among first-time students in fall 2020 compared to the previous year. But researchers say the findings are a mixed bag.

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Transfer student enrollment continued to fall last year

A new study finds that transfer enrollment from two- to four-year institutions dropped precipitously across all demographics and institutions. The consequences could be stark for underserved students.

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Jury awards falsely accused former Clemson student $5.3 million

Jury awards former Clemson student falsely accused of sexual misconduct $5.3 million on defamation and civil conspiracy claims. The case has implications for the future of Title IX.


Hazing incidents spark questions for sororities

Waterboarding allegations at Norwich University came the same week Bowling Green State expelled a sorority for hazing. Experts say women are hazed as often as men, but in less violent ways.



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