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student loans

Managing Student Loan Debt

With student loan debt topping $1 trillion it is imperative that we educate students—young and…

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Chicago Scholars

Two Chicago Scholars Attend White House ‘Beating the Odds’ Summit

Undaunted by the impossible, these students are college-bound

Jordan Turner says, “All the students had truly ‘beaten the odds.'” For some it was…

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White House

The White House ‘Beating the Odds’ Summit

First lady offers advice to students who overcame obstacles to enroll in college

Co-sponsored by the I Have A Dream Foundation, among other college access programs, the event…

By Robin White Goode

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aid

Help That Can Make a Big Difference (If You Know About It)

Microgrants help to retain students and get them to graduate

Although this form of institutional aid has been shown to help retain students and get…

By Robin White Goode

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HBCUs

Civil Rights Group Boosts Efforts to Help LGBTQ Students at HBCUs

The National Black Justice Coalition is advancing equality through institutional change

NBJC launched its Historically Black College and University LGBTQ-Equality Initiative in 2010 to improve the…

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psychology

Education Matters: Stop Majoring in Psychology! (Yes, You)

Can black Americans afford to follow their passions? Face it—the answer is no.

According to the New America Foundation, in 2012 the average graduate borrowed $57,000 for a…

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student loan

Why the U.S. Has a Student Loan Crisis and Sweden Doesn’t

Here's how the U.S. can change financial disaster into manageable debt

On Sunday I read “America Can Fix Its Student Loan Crisis. Ask Australia,” in the…

By Robin White Goode

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Capitol Hill

North Carolina’s HBCU Pipeline to Capitol Hill

Rep. Alma Adams is starting small, but dreaming big with the Bipartisan Caucus Internship Program for HBCU students

In its pilot year, the internship program was created to establish a pipeline of talented…

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degree

Degree From a For-Profit? I’ll Pass, Employers Say

These schools' credentials are worthless

Not according to this article about a study from the American Economic Association. According to…

By Robin White Goode

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community college graduation rates

How to Improve Community College Graduation Rates

2-year colleges are adapting to meet their students’ needs — and seeing results

Yet, research has shown that students who bypass developmental courses can pass regular credit-bearing classes.…

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clean energy

Bennett College Students Study Clean Energy in China

100,000 Strong initiative partners with HBCU student groups

The program is designed for female students interested in learning more about the development and…

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College

Only 40 Percent of College Seniors Feel Their College Experience Prepared Them For a Career

Are college graduates prepared for a successful career?

Every summer, like clockwork, more than 2 million students graduate and expect to enter the…

By Kandia Johnson

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Health

Diverse Scholars Work to Build a Culture of Health

New Connections provides networking, training, and support.

It’s notable when you think of how scholars advance to achieve tenure, bring in research…

By Robin White Goode

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College

10 Ways to Prepare for College this Fall

Get squared away with these useful tips—plus one bonus!

You must know how to write a check, use a debit card, withdraw money, make…

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career services

‘Career Services Must Die’

Can you find a job using your campus placement office?

“Presidents need to decide if this is a mission-critical function of the school,” he said,…

By Robin White Goode

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diversity

Diversity on Campus: Why Is it (Still) an Issue?

The NYT Higher Ed Leaders Forum

Is it diversity or inclusiveness that colleges should be aiming at? Hannah-Jones suggested that diversity…

By Robin White Goode

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mental health

Promoting the Mental Health Needs of College Students of Color

The Steve Fund supports students’ emotional well-being

A romantic breakup, for example, may seem trivial but can be devastating for some young…

By Robin White Goode

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ed leaders forum

This Kind of Mindsets Lead To Peak Performance in School

The New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum

Cuddy also spoke of how women “don’t feel as if they can take up space…

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College

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Upholds UT-Austin’s Admissions Policies

A victory for all Americans

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas is a huge…

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coding boot camps

Is Financial Aid for Coding Bootcamps Too Good To Be True?

Bad combination: for-profits and financial aid

Although I love the idea of increasing access for low-income students, the debt financing model…

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How To

Cultural bias

Ask Sheree: When an Employee Suffers Cultural Bias

What should I do when I sense that my manager is culturally biased against me?
First…

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Startups

How to Start a Profitable T-Shirt Business

T-shirts are contemporary wardrobe staples for men, women, and children today. Building an online T-shirt…

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