At American Council on Education annual meeting, three university leaders discuss freedom of expression and student demands for inclusive environments.
Black students graduate, on average, at a rate 22 percentage points lower than white students. Closing that gap will require individual institutions to improve completion rates and highly selective colleges to enroll more black students, a new report says.
As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.
Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.
Graduate student enrollments increased nearly 4 percent last year, with the biggest relative gains seen among underrepresented minority groups.
Some maintain that they can drop the policy and preserve access, but those who have gone need blind have seen gains in student diversity.
Republican lawmakers back bill that would substantially cut tuition and revenue, and seek more student diversity, at five system campuses, four of which are minority-serving institutions.
Amherst College's president talks about adding more community college transfers after receiving an award for supporting low-income students.
Grinnell severs ties with a well-respected organization that sends groups of low-income and minority students to elite colleges. Many on campus are unhappy about the move.
New book-length study details realties of being a conservative professor in the overwhelmingly progressive humanities and social sciences. While many see bias and periodic slights, many are also succeeding.
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