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Why Higher Ed Needs Leaders With Disabilities

The paucity of data on leaders with disabilities suggests that few people are even thinking about this crucial aspect of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, Darla Schumm writes.

Intellectuals at the Gate

The creator of a new podcast discusses the barriers the Ivy League erected to limit the number of Jewish students in the 1920s, and how the quota system has evolved since.

When to Move the Annual Meeting

As discriminatory state laws proliferate, higher ed associations need policies to guide decisions on whether to relocate the annual meeting, Erin Hennessy writes.

After the China Initiative: Seeking Accountability

Their lives upended, two scholars targeted by the DOJ’s controversial anti-espionage program fight back in their own ways.
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Black Enrollment Declines, Gaps Increase

A new report details disparities in academic outcomes for Black community college students.

Ford Foundation Ends Fellowship Program

The Ford Fellowship program for diverse scholars is ending after nearly six decades. Experts worry it will leave a big hole in the funding landscape for underrepresented would-be professors.

Black Student Borrowers Are Playing Catch-Up

Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan should be understood in the context of the GI Bill’s exclusionary legacy, Melvin Hines writes.

A Women’s College Goes Coed, and ‘Chaos Ensues’

Notre Dame of Maryland University abruptly announced it would begin admitting male undergraduates next fall to combat enrollment declines. Backlash from students and alumnae was swift.