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The Joys of ‘Leading From the Margins’

Hollins University president Mary Hinton discusses her new book, about how her identity as a Black woman from the rural South shaped her approach to college leadership.

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The Economic Returns of a Rural Education

A recent report argues rural-serving institutions offer meaningful benefits to their students, including quicker times to degree and lower prices.

New Report Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Economic Mobility

A new Urban Institute report indicates that job outcomes and economic mobility are more tied to the race and gender...
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Are the Legacy Dominoes Finally Falling?

Virginia is likely to ban legacy preferences for public colleges next month, making it the first state to do so since the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action. Others are poised to follow suit.

Undocumented Families Locked Out of New FAFSA

The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form has been giving undocumented applicants and their families problems since its...
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A Hunger Strike, Then a Letdown for Undocumented UC Students

The students began their hunger strike Tuesday to urge the University of California Board of Regents to allow them to be employed on campuses. It didn’t work.

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A Reboot for Rural Recruitment

Washington University in St. Louis is increasing outreach to rural high schools in Missouri and southern Illinois to help diversify the student body.

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A ‘Near-Record’ International Student Surge

U.S. enrollment of international students surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2022–23, fueled by sharp upticks from India and Africa. Will the trend continue?