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Students wearing masks are spread out in the seats of a lecture hall, with empty seats between them.

May 26, 2022
New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show total enrollment declined 4.1 percent since last spring. Community colleges are once again the sector hit the hardest.
A brick arch at Hannibal-LaGrange University, with the university's name engraved at the top.

May 26, 2022
Hannibal-LaGrange University will remain open in the fall despite a troubling fiscal assessment in March. But 15 percent of faculty have lost their jobs, and student morale is suffering.
President Joe Biden, an older man with white hair wearing a suit and tie.

May 26, 2022
The announcement of his proposal for student debt relief is expected soon, but many questions—how soon and what his final policy will be—are still largely unanswered.
A group of people giving thumbs-up.

May 26, 2022
Asked about professors’ choices in instructional materials, fairness in grading and other factors, students rate professors highly. But there’s still work to be done.
Freeman Hrabowski, a Black man wearing glasses and an open-collared shirt under a suit coat.

May 26, 2022
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is launching a $1.5 billion initiative to enhance diversity in the sciences. The program is named for the longtime UMBC president, who is retiring this year.

May 25, 2022
A building frequented by students, faculty and staff members of color at Queens College was vandalized with racist graffiti, resulting in months of strained discussions between staff members and administrators.
Cover of Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2021, showing a row of houses.

May 25, 2022
Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.
Covers of several books mentioned in the article, including The Book of Form and Emptiness and The Nickel Boys.

May 25, 2022
Racial inequity is one of the most common themes in the books that first-year students are required (or recommended) to read before they show up on campus.
One person hands a diploma to the other. Both are wearing black robes.

May 25, 2022
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new grant program to scale already-successful initiatives across the U.S. that help high school graduates attain postsecondary degrees quickly.

May 25, 2022
Baylor University is starting an M.A. in journalism with a focus on advertising and public relations. Centre College is starting a Chinese language major and minor. Florida State University is adding a major in human rights.
The cover of the current issue of African Studies Review.

May 24, 2022
Two white Africanists publish an article on centering the scholar’s personal experience to help “decolonize” African studies. A call for retraction follows.
Joshua Katz, a white man with a receding hairline and glasses.

May 24, 2022
University fires Joshua Katz for misconduct and seems to refute the now-former professor’s prior statements that he’s being punished for his political views.
A person standing in front of a sign that says "Financial Aid Services" and gives the hours of operation.

May 24, 2022
A new survey shows persistent staffing shortages in financial aid offices, which has raised concerns about their ability to address student needs and maintain compliance with federal regulations in the future.

May 24, 2022
The University of Alaska system claims negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement have hit an impasse. Faculty argue that negotiations are ongoing and UA may be violating state law.

May 24, 2022
Drew Flamm, executive vice president at Grace College & Theological Seminary, in Indiana, has been chosen as president there.
John Gaski, a white man with thinning ginger hair and a mustache.

May 23, 2022
The Buffalo shooter drew inspiration from a University of Notre Dame professor, among others. What’s to be done about academic racism and its apparent link to race-based violence?
Paula Resley, a white woman with light brown hair and light eyes.

May 23, 2022
Can a white woman from outside higher ed lead marketing and recruitment at an all-male historically Black college? Morehouse College leaders decided she could. Some alumni strongly disagree.
Students on campus.

May 23, 2022
Institutions are offering additional, less costly and even free summer courses this year as an option for students who fell behind or got off track during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A screenshot of three video boxes: Volodymyr Zelensky, a white man with a beard wearing a T-shirt in front of a Ukrainian flag. At left is Barbara Snyder, president of the AAU, a white woman with silver hair. At bottom is Peter Salovey, Yale president.

May 23, 2022
In virtual meeting, he talks of situation in Ukraine for students and universities and endorses partnerships with American higher education.
A graduation tassel lying on top of a checkbook.

May 20, 2022
Tuition discount rates at private colleges reached a record high of 54.5 percent, according to a new NACUBO study. That signals that financial aid is available—but also that pricing is arbitrary.

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