Diversity

Hrabowski Honored For Boosting College Diversity

UMBC president receives Heinz Award for his work getting minorities into science, engineering and math

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Court Rulings Help Illegal Immigrants’ College-Bound Children

Several states with financial difficulties have moved quietly in recent years to reduce spending on college education by denying low tuition rates and financial aid to American citizens who are the children of illegal immigrants.

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Muslims From Abroad Are Thriving in Catholic Colleges

Arriving from Kuwait to attend college here, Mai Alhamad wondered how Americans would receive a Muslim, especially one whose head scarf broadcasts her religious identity.

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Calif Lawmakers Denounce Anti-Semitism In Colleges

An Assembly resolution urging California colleges and universities to squelch nascent anti-Semitism also encouraged educators to crack down on demonstrations against Israel, angering advocates for Muslim students.

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Winners All

When diversity begets diversity

We all want to be winners. That trait is truly universal. But as U.S. higher education increasingly recruits students across international lines, how do we overcome challenges of language, culture, and academic preparedness to ensure that, while some win, others do not lose?

This question reflects one theme of the British Council’s sixth annual Going Global conference, which I attended in London in March. With 1,500 people from 80 countries, it explored how education can change the world’s future by shaping and connecting its citizens’ lives.

Goodwin College Program to Help Disadvantaged Female Students

With the help of a $300,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Goodwin College is starting its second formal program to help economically disadvantaged students earn degrees.

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More Hispanics Are in College, Report Finds

College enrollment has soared for Hispanic young adults in the last few years, by some measures reaching levels similar to those among young blacks, according to a study released Monday.

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A College Lifts a Hurdle for Illegal Immigrants

Monday is the first day of the school year for Metropolitan State University of Denver, a compact, urban campus in the heart of the city’s downtown.

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