Photographer Rachel Bujalski traveled across California to offer a candid window into the reality of today's college students as they navigate the coronavirus. They’re a diverse and driven group, with goals forged in hard times, odd jobs, false starts, and course corrections.
Howard University President Wayne Frederick is leading a pre-eminent historically Black college through a global pandemic, an economic downturn, and racial unrest.
Frederick discusses plans to guide Howard through these crises—plus how he anticipates using a recent $32.8 million donation to Howard University’s School of Medicine from Bloomberg Philanthropies to help produce more Black doctors.
A new report estimates that 6.6 million former college students have earned academic credits they can’t use to complete or further their education. The reason: They have an unpaid balance at a college that is holding their transcript as collateral.
As the economy continues to lag and enrollment across the higher education sector continues to stall, finding a pathway back to higher education for the millions of students with stranded credits will be critical for students, states, and institutions alike.
More college students across the country are struggling with hunger today, and the coronavirus pandemic is making it worse. Some colleges have stepped up with food pantries for those who need food assistance. But many experts say such efforts are band-aid solutions at best.
Sara Goldrick-Rab, a leading researcher on food and housing insecurity on college campuses, shares what states and higher education leaders can do to make real and lasting change in ending college hunger.