From caregiving for family at twice the rate of their peers to regularly feeling unsafe because of racial discrimination, Black students are forced to navigate disproportionate challenges while earning a college degree. That's according to a new national report.
The report, Balancing Act: The Tradeoffs and Challenges Facing Black Students in Higher Education, provides critical insights into what higher education practices impede Black students from postsecondary success—plus the efforts to keep them on track.
South Carolina legislators are requesting a breakdown of costs associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at 33 public colleges and universities.
The request echoes similar ones made of public colleges by state officials in Florida and Oklahoma in recent months. It comes amid a campaign by conservative activists to banish codified efforts to recruit and retain administrators, faculty members, and students from historically marginalized communities.
Over the past several weeks, educators have been putting OpenAI’s ChatGPT through its paces on any number of professional-grade exams in law, medicine, and business, among others.
Most recently, four legal scholars at the University of Minnesota Law School tested it on 95 multiple choice and 12 essay questions from four courses. It passed, though not exactly at the top of its class. The chatbot scraped by with a “low but passing grade” in all four courses, a C+ student.
It's been called the invisible epidemic: college students who do not have enough to eat. A 2020 survey by Temple University found about a third of students in higher education nationwide experience food insecurity.
A pandemic program that increased food subsidies across the country is now ending. Advocates warn that the impact could be hard for the college students who rely on it.