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Boko Haram

BE 100s Billionaire Sponsors Girls Rescued from Boko Haram

College scholarships will help ensure their future

Thankfully, a black American billionaire, Robert Frederick Smith, is reportedly assisting 24 of the kidnapped…

By Robin White Goode

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Text

The Text Effect: Helping Poor Kids Get to College

Texting works in the short-term, but points to a larger problem

Studies show that text reminders help low-income students stay on task and enroll in college,…

By Robin White Goode

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Charles Koch

Charles Koch Gives $25.6 Million to Thurgood Marshall College Fund

The billionaire is supporting scholars researching education, criminal justice, entrepreneurship

But Koch is also partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which supports public historically…

By Robin White Goode

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racial wealth gap

That Persistent Racial Wealth Gap

Student loan debt and college affordability remain factors

In particular, I was concerned that for most Americans, this report would be greeted with…

By Robin White Goode

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student loan servicers

Student Loan Servicers: The Best and The Worst

You’d better keep good records

Student loan servicers aren’t your friends. Assume the worst; scrutinize your statements for errors. Keep…

By Robin White Goode

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free

What If College in New York Were Free?

Gov. Cuomo’s proposal would cover 2- and 4-year schools

The plan would supplement existing state and federal grant programs—bridging the notorious gap that often…

By Robin White Goode

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John Rogers

This Major CEO Opens Up About His $10.5 Million Gift

Supports paid internships, scholarships for African American students

John Rogers, founder, chairman, CEO, and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments, an investment management…

By Robin White Goode

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American Talent Initiative

American Talent Initiative Seeks Greater Access for Low-Income Students

Country’s best colleges join together to find out what works

Research had shown that low-income students who scored high on the SAT were less likely…

By Robin White Goode

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College Access

Improving College Access and Success

Simplifying admissions could put students on firmer footing

But I didn’t like the financial aid bait and switch: My daughter’s freshman year aid…

By Robin White Goode

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Financial Aid

10 Questions to Ask the Financial Aid Office

Here are the questions you must ask the financial aid office in order to protect yourself and your financial security

Contacting the financial aid office is important before accepting awards. Asking these ten questions will…

By Jessica Brown

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college

No College Degree? Your State May Be Eager to Help

College dropouts are enticed to finish what they started

These programs do not target black people specifically, but interested black residents in these areas…

By Robin White Goode

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Foreign Language

Colleges Are Pushing Hard For This In A Trump Era

Despite Trump and nativism, the U.S. must embrace other languages to compete

But in an increasingly globalized economy, it may make more sense for U.S. citizens to…

By Robin White Goode

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Christmas Break

Questions to Ask College Students Home for Christmas Break

Going beyond the superficial will draw them out

How well I remember my sisters and I noting that all our elderly aunts would…

By Robin White Goode

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Rhodes Scholars

7 African American Rhodes Scholars Set a Record

A record year for the prestigious academic honor

Named for Cecil Rhodes, an inveterate racist who considered the Africans of his adopted homeland…

By Robin White Goode

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Spelman

Spelman Receives $1 Million Gift from Barnes & Noble Exec

Riggio Scholars Program to expand its scholars’ critical thinking skills

“From the moment I was surrounded by its warm embrace, I was head over heels…

By Robin White Goode

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Charles

Charles Koch’s Principles of Higher Learning

In this BE exclusive, this billionaire CEO talked with Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle about the value of a college education based on principled entrepreneurship

In a BE exclusive, billionaire CEO Charles Koch opens up about the value of a…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Business Leaders

Designing a New Generation of Business Leaders

How the UNCF/Koch Scholars Program provides financial support, mentorship, and networking opportunities to African American students

Billionaire CEO Charles Koch says the next wave of business leaders must understand and embrace…

By Derek T. Dingle

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higher

Bridging the Gap Between Higher Ed’s Rhetoric and Reality

The Gates Foundation’s Daniel Greenstein speaks out

The common thread running through all that I’ve learned? We live in a nation increasingly…

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men of color

Programs that Support Men of Color in College

Addressing barriers to completion

To address the struggles of men of color in college and to help them reach…

By Robin White Goode

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Achievement

The Other Achievement Gap You May Not Know

In college and college prep, boys are outnumbered and disadvantaged

Women are now graduating with more degrees than men in nearly every racial group. According…

By Robin White Goode

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change

“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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