Autumn A. Arnett

Autumn A. Arnett is an independent journalist based in Austin, Texas. She has served as an education writer and editor at several national publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Education Dive, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Arnett, founder and former editor of Out of Bounds Magazine, also has had her work published in The Atlantic, the NABJ Journal, and other print and online media outlets.

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Dillard University students rise to the challenge

Autumn A. Arnett  | 
NEW ORLEANS — A group of 19 students gathered on Zoom one Wednesday afternoon in late March, eager to discuss the use of the n-word: Who could say it, who couldn’t? Were there some instances where it was OK, and others when it wasn’t? Does it matter if it ended in an -a or a hard -er?
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Morgan State gets personal to battle the pandemic

Autumn A. Arnett  | 
BALTIMORE — Morgan State University, founded in 1867 to train Black Methodist Episcopal ministers, has grown far beyond its religious roots. Today, Morgan State awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in dozens of fields and is making a concerted push to establish itself as a premier
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Howard University leads amid the crisis

Autumn A. Arnett  | 
WASHINGTON — In 1926, nearly six decades after its founding as a private college in 1867, Howard University was awarded special status. That year, Congress authorized permanent federal funding for the university in a bid to address what it called “the Negro problem” — in effect, approving a
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Historically Black, increasingly relevant

Autumn A. Arnett  | 
HBCUs’ response to the coronavirus threat reflects their long commitment to service and social justice.
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Excel Centers help dropouts find new paths to education success

Autumn A. Arnett  | 
Flexibility, focus, and one-on-one support are key to getting students – and lives – back on track.