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John Legend is pictured on the big screen in graduation regalia as he speaks to Loyola Marymount University students.

Graduation Speakers on Democracy, Free College and Being a “Weird Person”

From Ken Burns to children’s YouTuber Ms. Rachel, commencement speakers tapped into the hopes, fears and quirks of the class of 2024.

A blonde woman holds a customized Alabama license plate for Troy University with the vanity tag “leader” in all caps

Funding Student Success: License Plate Purchases Help Students Study Abroad

Students, alumni and supporters of Troy University can purchase special branded license plates to display their school spirit and fund student success experiences for learners.

A group of students and a professor meet in a research laboratory. All are wearing lab coats.

Program Innovations: Promoting Success in Student Research

To enhance the student experience and increase access to experiential learning, colleges and universities have gotten creative with undergraduate research experiences.

Older scientist helping younger scientist. Both are women.

National Science Foundation Expands Mentoring Requirements to Bolster STEM Pipeline

Under a newly adopted policy, the independent federal agency now requires mentoring plans for all graduate students involved in NSF-funded research projects.

Unexpected Benefits of Projects in the Humanities: Academic Minute

Today on the Academic Minute, part of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Benefits of Project-Based Learning Week: Ryan Madan, associate professor of...
“Holding It Together” book cover with black and red text, paired with a Zoom screenshot of author Jessica Calarco.

‘Holding it Together’ 

Sociologist Jessica Calarco talks about her new book on America’s lack of a real social safety net and the implications for student success.

UC San Diego, Santa Barbara Join Strike Backing Protesters

The University of California work stoppage supporting pro-Palestinian protesters has now grown to include five campuses, with academic workers at...
Young man focusing on his phone while other students pass by

Limited Data on Effectiveness of Online Mental Health Offerings for College Students

A new study evaluates nine common digital mental health interventions to gauge their effectiveness in supporting students—and finds that, across the field, there is little significant research on interventions in general or on specific tools.