Berea College isn’t like other colleges. There are no fancy dorms or stadiums at this institution. Every student is given a job, and no one is charged tuition. It’s been that way since 1892.
Sixty-seven percent of the students who attend Berea College are from Appalachia. All students have limited financial resources. In this interview, Berea's leaders explain how a college can operate without passing the cost on to students or families.
Founded and run by the prominent scholar and activist Ibram X. Kendi, the launch of the Center for Antiracist Research in 2020 propelled Boston University into the national spotlight as an institution where cutting-edge academic work on race would be taking place.
Three years later, some of the goodwill that the center once enjoyed is wearing off as it undergoes a controversial transition.
The Common Application announced last week plans to broaden its work in direct admissions, the burgeoning practice of proactively admitting students to a college before they even apply.
Supporters of such programs argue they erode the barriers keeping historically marginalized students out of college. Others are quick to point out that an automatic admit letter can’t replace financial aid packages as the high cost of college continues to burden lower-income applicants.
Finding a place to live, going to college, and navigating the world can be overwhelming for any teen—but it’s even more so for those without supportive families who can help.
The following photo essay depicts the lives of two young women who aged out of New Mexico’s child welfare system last year. One of them landed on a path toward stability; the other had trouble finding her way.
Given today's shifting social, financial, and political landscape, there is a growing appetite to develop stronger partnerships between institutions of higher education and the workforce. Yet, we still don’t have a scalable model of how such partnerships could offer better pathways from learning to earning.
A new report from WGU Labs looks at what it sees as “a collective frustration with progress” on higher education and employers getting on the same page—and the solutions to help.
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A series of alleged hate crimes over the past week has punctuated a month of heightened tensions on college campuses related to the Israel-Hamas war.
Those incidents are once again drawing attention to the role of bias-response teams, which offer a venue for reporting offensive behavior, provide support services to affected students, and keep an eye on larger trends that may be unfolding.