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Michelle Obama Applauds Beyoncé’s ‘Formation Scholars’

Michelle Obama Applauds Beyoncé’s ‘Formation Scholars’

“Thank you for investing in our girls,” Michelle Obama said about the college scholarship program.

New York Rolling Out Free Tuition Plan for Many Students

New York Rolling Out Free Tuition Plan for Many Students

The Excelsior Scholarship is a first-in-the-nation plan that will let New York residents whose families makes up to $125,000 per year attend the state's public colleges and universities for free.

Jim Jenkins, Sodexo

Sodexo Insights: Residence Life Turns Campus into Community

"Students are placing greater emphasis on residence life programs when contemplating their options for higher education," says Sodexo North America's CEO of Universities East Jim Jenkins.

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of Slaves

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of 272 Slaves it Sold

Student activism has led to Georgetown University taking steps to rectify its historic ties to the enslavement of African Americans.

Michelle Obama: Five Crucial Points of Her Final Commencement Address

The First Lady offered stirring words of wisdom touching on diversity, the dangers of Trump and how President Obama is “the son of a man from Kenya.”

Latina TV Journalist Booed at Grad Ceremony for Contesting Trump, Speaking Spanish

María Elena Salinas’ keynote speech was “too Latino-centric” for some grads and attendees, according to a student's account.

Survey: Black, Latino Parents Believe College Vital for Success

But has an increase in Latinos and Blacks earning college degrees decreased the racial wealth gap?

Black Students at Trump Rally Removed for No Reason

Students say Secret Service agents escorted them out simply for being there.

Providence College Students Await President’s Plan to Combat Racism

A campus protest sparked a deadline for change.

State Senator Stands Up for High Schoolers Racially Harassed at Texas A&M

A Dallas senator said Texas A&M students should face severe consequences.

Missouri Bill Proposed Revoking Scholarships from Student Athletes who Protest

Bill was in response to the protests at Mizzou, which were boosted when joined by school’s football team. Republican Rep. who proposed the bill, but was forced to withdraw it, said he believes there is no racial tension on Mizzou’s campus — but admitted he did not speak with any Black students.

Yale Students: Remove Slavery Advocate’s Name

Petition gets more than 9,000 signatures to change name of Yale’s Calhoun College due to “legacy of racism and blood.”

Diversity Loses in College Football Coaching Jobs

Although 53.4 percent of college football players were Black for the 2015 season, less than 9 percent of head coaches at schools that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision are Black.

Were Student Protests at Johns Hopkins, Princeton U, Amherst, Occidental College Successful?

Student activists demanded changes. How did the administration respond?

More Colleges ‘Commit’ to Diversity Initiatives

Yale, Brown and NYU have stated their goals, but time will tell how they hold up in the long run.

Portraits of Black Professors at Harvard Defaced

Yet another incident of racism on college campuses, which authorities are investigating as a hate crime

New Coalition To Encourage Talented, But Poor Students To Apply To More Competitive Schools

The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success has teamed up with Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn State, Rutgers and 84 others to change the way colleges can achieve greater inclusion in their student populations.

Princeton U. Students Stage Campus Sit-In Over ‘Racist Legacy’

A Black Justice League member at Princeton tells DiversityInc the group’s demands and why Woodrow Wilson’s legacy on campus is damaging.

More Campus Racism: Dean of School with ‘Happiest Students’ Resigns

Former Dean of Claremont McKenna College Mary Spellman resigned last week as more college students confront racial tensions on their campuses.

Luke Visconti, CEO: Crisis in Higher Education a Long Time Coming

Unchanged for 25 years — 93 percent white presidents: stale and out of touch.

Yale Students March Same Day Mizzou Pres. Resigns

Members of University of Missouri’s top leadership resign on Monday, and Yale students call for an end to racism on campus.

Racism in Grade School And Its Damaging Long-Term Effects

Black students are likely to be more strictly disciplined than their white classmates. Now, studies show that this injustice follows these students all the way to college.