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Was affirmative action overrated? This study implies it is

While race-conscious admissions practices were touted to help colleges and universities increase the diversity of their incoming class sizes, its actual contribution was marginal at best, according to a new analysis by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

Colleges find a DEI makeover is a useful sidestep—for now

School leaders who wish to comply with new regulations while simultaneously ensuring they're appealing to diverse student bodies are parrying legislative restrictions with a simple yet sly strategy: rebranding their DEI offices.

5 tips for college and university presidents to support diversity, equity and inclusion

There’s new momentum building on college and university campuses to reinvigorate diversity, equity and inclusion programs despite the coordinated attacks that have taken place against it in the past year.

Lawmakers, donors disagreed on DEI in 2023. Now, there’s fallout

While the GOP-led movement to disband DEI offices has caught fire across the country, school donations in 2023 suggest a rift between lawmakers' wishes and the community's.

Gallup poll shows discrepancy between higher ed and the public’s view on affirmative action

Nearly 70% of Americans believe that the Supreme Court's decision to end affirmative action over the summer was "mostly a good thing." Admissions officers couldn't have disagreed more.

Emboldened by Supreme Court ruling, lawmakers and nonprofits target diversity initiatives

Lawmakers and non-profits alike are targeting scholarships and fellowships outside of the Supreme Court ruling's scope on the grounds they violate federal law.

Here are 2 ways colleges are grounding their holistic admissions process

While holistic review can be interpreted differently depending on the institution, there is one common thread that links them. Bonus: Schools can take advantage of this strategy to avoid scrutiny from skeptics.

The Summer’s death knell for affirmative action has passed—Now what?

Challenges to race-based employment practices may increase or evolve in an effort to force a national standard for employers similar to college admissions.

These national efforts aim to close the gap in student achievement

To fend off college stop-out rates and invite more underrepresented students to enroll, non-profits are creating battle-tested blueprints to raise the bar.

These 30 colleges are the best of the best LGBTQ-friendly campuses

Most LGBTQ-friendly colleges support gender-affirming healthcare, LGBTQ+ peer mentorship programs and ally organizations.

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