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Report: Exploring the Differences in First-Gen Demographics

New data from Common App evaluates definitions of first-generation students and the impact any parental education can have.

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Pitzer Drops Study Abroad in Israel. Will Others Follow?

Student activists say the decision was an ideological move long in the making. College officials say an academic boycott had nothing to do with it.

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Decision and Resource Tree Aids in Supporting Student Mental Health

One document colleges and universities can create to help faculty and staff respond to students’ wellness concerns is a resource tree that includes relevant details to guide referrals.

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Student Interest in Gender Studies on the Rise, Despite Political Hostility

Women and gender studies programs are increasingly under legislative attack, yet the number of students taking courses is growing, a new report finds.

Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County Settles Assault Case

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations...
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DEI Isn’t Scary; Political Purges Are

Layoffs of dozens of employees who previously held DEI-related roles at UT Austin leave students and the state worse off, Ryan A. Miller writes.

Learning Behind Bars: The Shifting Fortunes of Prison Education

While U.S. prison-reform advocates celebrate reversal of a 30-year ban on incarcerated students accessing Pell Grants, counterparts in England and Wales say government inaction has stalled progress.

Pitzer Students Celebrate Closure of Israel Study Abroad Program

Pitzer College has suspended its study abroad program at the University of Haifa in Israel. Officials at the California college...