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DREAM Conference Marks Milestone

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Back in February, more than 1,000 practitioners from hundreds of colleges across the nation gathered in Orlando, Florida, to exchange evidence-based approaches to accelerating student success and equity. Lumina Foundation CEO Jamie Merisotis delivers a keynote address at the DREAM 2024 conference. DREAM — the signature annual event of Achieving the Dream — a nonprofit organization that works to close achievement gaps, has become the go-to convening for community college educators and policymaker

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Back from the brink, Hampshire College is nearing financial viability - Danielle McLean, Higher Ed Dive

Ray Schroeder

But since the 2019 financial crisis, the college’s leadership has led Hampshire on a path toward financial viability. Hampshire launched a $60 million fundraising drive, revamped its curriculum and went all-in on what President Edward Wingenbach described as one of the “most distinctive and interesting missions” in higher education: It is an experimenting college that aims to transform higher education, he said.

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Alabama State Launches Women’s Flag Football

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Alabama State University’s Department of Athletics has announced its plans to launch a competitive women's flag football program in the 2024-25 academic year. The program will be the first at a Division 1 historically Black college or university, according to officials. Dr. Jason Cable "The International Olympic Committee recently included men's and women's flag football in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games and likewise, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is closely monitoring

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Tory immigration policies risk over-reliance on Chinese students, ex-universities minister warns

The Guardian Higher Education

Exclusive: Chris Skidmore says restrictions on international students risk a funding crisis Analysis: from boom to bust on international students The Conservative party’s “scorched earth” immigration policies risk UK universities becoming increasingly reliant on students from China to avoid financial crisis, a former universities minister has said. It comes as estimates suggest 25% of tuition fee income at leading British universities already comes from China.

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Saint Augustine’s Students Move to Remote Learning

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Students and staff at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, are teaching and learning online this month as the university transitions to cost-saving online learning. Dr. Marcus H. Burgess Some students, including athletes, international students, and students working in internships, will remain on campus until the commencement ceremony in May, reports WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham.

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Sunak’s student visas clampdown continues boom and bust pattern

The Guardian Higher Education

Move coincides with financial difficulties for universities arising from high inflation and freezing of domestic tuition fees Warning of over-reliance on Chinese students Rishi Sunak may not go down in history as “the man who destroyed UK higher education,” as one former university leader put it, but the prime minister’s sabre rattling on international student visas could end up doing just that.

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Program Addresses Mental Health Among Law Enforcement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

St. Petersburg College in Florida has launched a new Applied Mental Health Certificate for Law Enforcement Program to equip law enforcement professionals and first responders with essential tools to navigate mental health issues within the community while managing the inherent stressors of their roles. Dr. Tonjua Williams "This program isn't just about protecting the community; it's about protecting those who protect us," said Dr.

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Group Files OCR Complaint Over ‘Discriminatory’ Scholarship

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The nonprofit Legal Insurrection Foundation announced it has filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights against North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. North Central University North Central University The federal civil rights complaint — pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights discrimination complaint resolution procedures — objects to the university creating, supporting, and promoting the eligibility criterion

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Celebrating the Good

Dr. Al Solano

( A. Solano ) Over the past four years, higher education has faced its share of challenges and has come through with some surprising and innovative changes. While much of this was driven by necessity during the pandemic, it’s important to step back and look at the bright spots. As we continue to work on improving, let’s also take a moment to appreciate the progress that’s been made.

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RANDY GÓMEZ

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Randy Gómez Randy Gómez has been named director of corporate and community relations for the Corporate Learning Partnership Program for Berkeley College in New York. She served as senior director of admissions. Gomez holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Berkeley College and a master’s in organizational leadership from Mercy University in New York.

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What a performance-based funding model could mean for Penn State, other state-related universities - Wyatt Massey, York Dispatch

Ray Schroeder

Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro has proposed creating a predictable funding formula and boosting state support by 5% for the state-related universities — Lincoln University, Penn State University, Temple University, and the University of Pittsburgh. This new model would tie public funds for the universities to certain metrics, but it is not yet clear what those would be.

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States File Suit to Block SAVE Plan

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Kansas has joined several states in a federal lawsuit opposing the Biden-Harris administration’s latest iteration of income-driven student loan repayment for student loan relief. “Once again, the Biden administration has decided to steal from the poor and give to the rich, said Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, who announced his office, in collaboration with 10 other state attorneys general, is suing President Joe Biden over his administration’s Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan.

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Harvard Admission Numbers Show Post-SCOTUS Diversity is Accidental at Best

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

No one knew what would happen after the Supreme Court took away affirmative action from higher ed’s diversity tool kit, essentially making admissions as color blind as it can be. But now that the first Harvard class has been admitted since the SCOTUS decision, we are in a strange place that should have been expected. No one knows exactly where we stand on the most important matters of racial equity.

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Harvard Admission Numbers Show Post-SCOTUS Diversity is Accidental at Best

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

No one knew what would happen after the Supreme Court took away affirmative action from higher ed’s diversity tool kit, essentially making admissions as color blind as it can be. But now that the first Harvard class has been admitted since the SCOTUS decision, we are in a strange place that should have been expected. No one knows exactly where we stand on the most important matters of racial equity.