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TIAA: Higher Education Access and Completion Remains Focus of Private Foundation Dollars

Originally published on TIAA.org. More than 90% of private foundation survey respondents prioritize grants that promote student access and success, according to a new report released today by the TIAA Institute and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. “Philanthropy in Higher Education: Priorities and Approaches of Private Foundations” found that this focus on…

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Education Department Gave More Than $10 Million to For-Profit Colleges That Should Not Have Received Aid

Under the Trump administration, the Education Department gave $10.7 million to for-profit colleges that should not have received aid. The aid, which included federal loans and grants, was given to students at the Illinois Institute of Art and the Art Institute of Colorado — even though these schools are supposed…

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Association of American Universities Finds Widespread Sexual Assault, Abuse at 33 Universities

The Association of American Universities made an unsurprising but disturbing discovery from its most recent survey of students at 33 major universities. The Washington Post reported that about one-quarter of female undergraduate students have been sexually assaulted or molested, either by penetration or touching, since they started at university. According…

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Student Debt a Large Contributor to Racial Wealth Gap, Study Finds

A study by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) found student debt disproportionately affects Black people, leading to the large wealth gap between Black and white people. The report, authored by Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede, Thomas Shapiro and Fernanda Escobar found that 20 years after starting college, the…

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Wealthy White Student Poses As ‘African American Tennis Whiz’, Scores Entrance To Three Universities by Lying

The college cheating scandal continues with the latest deplorable installment in the egregious saga. A wealthy white female high school student gained admission into three prominent universities by posing as a Black tennis prodigy. Her parents, Amy and Adam Bass, colluded with Rick Singer, the mastermind behind the college admissions…

White Supremacist Propaganda Increasing on College Campuses

During the 2018-2019 school year, from September 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019,  the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Center on Extremism documented 313 cases of white supremacist propaganda on college campuses — a 7% increase from the 292 recorded during the 2017-2018 academic year. According to ADL’s data, the increase in…