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The Quest for Critical Mass

A small private college in Kentucky, almost entirely white, starts numerous efforts to recruit black students.

Study Abroad Isn't Just for White Students


It was all busyness and business as usual at Bardoli Global’s Houston headquarters Tuesday when the small staff of four stopped – albeit for but a second. “You’re in a frenzy doing something all the time but we looked up and said, ‘You realize, some of our kids are gone?’” recalls Anthony Jewett, executive director and CEO of the organization. “We’ve done it.”

The Long View on Gauging College Success

CUNY sociologists say it takes far more than six years to see the benefits of higher education for disadvantaged students.

Where the Hispanic Students Are (And Aren't)

A new report that examines the reasons why nearly half of all Latino undergraduates

When a Cartoon Causes Pain

Controversial image causes a retraction and an apology from University of Virginia's student newspaper, but underlying racial tensions remain.

Heated Debate About HBCUs

Officials of historically black universities challenge research suggesting that their graduates have lost earnings power compared to alumni of white institutions.

The Postsecondary Picture for Minority Students (and Men)

U.S. study offers comprehensive portrait of status of black, Hispanic and other Americans in higher education -- but its most revealing data may be on the college gender gap.

Minority College Enrollments Edge Higher

Annual report finds gains for all racial and ethnic groups, but black and Hispanic Americans continue to lag their white peers in college-going rate.

A Haven for Minority Scholars

1,100 black, Hispanic and other minority Ph.D.'s and doctoral students gather for advice and kinship in a setting where they're more than a "speck in a room."

Closing the College Achievement Gap

19 university systems join new effort to improve college-going and graduation rates of low-income and minority students -- vowing to halve existing disparities within 8 years.


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