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After her graduation ceremony, the young adult daughter closes her eyes as she embraces her unrecognizable mother.

How First-Gen Mexican American Students Define Success

A recent report asks first-generation college students who are Mexican American to define what educational attainment means for them and what helps them achieve success.

Hunter College students protest. A white sign with black letters says “Defend Gaza”

Education Department Finds Michigan, CUNY Failed to Follow Title VI

Resolution agreements announced Monday are the first regarding campus antisemitism, anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias since Oct. 7. The findings signal how institutions across the country can comply with federal law.

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‘Raising Up’ Student Parents

Filmmaker Jaye Fenderson discusses her new docuseries, which offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of student parents and the supports they need to thrive in college.

A student in a library works on her laptop with a book open next to her

Report: Improving Data Collection on Indigenous Students

New federal standards around Alaska Native and American Indian student data will impact how states and institutions collect and report data. A recent brief from the Institute for Higher Education Policy digs into the issue.


Nurturing Talent

The value of mentorship in empowering student success.

A photo illustration with a photo of Larry Chavis on the left, UNC Chapel Hill’s campus on the right and, overlaid atop both, part of the April 22 letter to Chavis revealing his classes were being recorded.

‘Notice Is Not Required’: Letter Says UNC Chapel Hill Secretly Records Professors

A business school professor was startled to learn that the university had recorded his classes as part of a ‘review’ he didn’t know about. The university says it has no formal policy on filming classes. Professors are worried.

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Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’

After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny?

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Characterizing Pro-Palestinian Protesters as Antisemitic Is a ‘Dangerous Conflation’

Khaled Beydoun, a scholar of the First Amendment and Muslim identity, discusses free speech rights on campus and argues that Islamophobia and antisemitism have shared roots.