Ana Mari Cauce discusses why she chose to use her past as a way to spur tough conversations about racism.
Talking About Talent: Jamie Merisotis on the Role of Higher Education
At Camp Pride, LGBTQ students, allies, and advisers focus on ways to improve campus life for transgender students.
Student Activism and the Social-Media Trap
The director of the National Science Foundation is devising strategies to improve the standing of female scientists, who are paid less and promoted less often than men are.
Locating Low-Income Students Is Not the Hurdle
The term “diversity” has expanded over the years, making it important to have a common definition of DEI. How could this understanding affect how colleges approach diversity statements?
The Evolution of Diversity
Vassar College’s president argues that a key constraint colleges face in diversifying their enrollment is not finding needy students, rather, it’s allocating money for adequate aid.
NSF Gearing Up to Boost Women in Science
Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, focuses on issues that bedevil college campuses, like sexual assault, racial equality, and mental health.
Day for Trans Justice
Watch the interview with Jamie P. Merisotis, a longtime advocate of helping low-income and first-generation students into higher education.
For the U. of Washington's New President, Fighting Racism on Campus Is a Personal Mission
Bernard Milano: Underrepresented Minorities on the Faculty
Bernard J. Milano, president of the Ph.D. Project — a nonprofit organization committed to diversifying the faculty ranks at the nation’s business schools — talks about how the Ph.D. Project works, its track record, and why faculty diversity matters.
Restoring Stability to an Institution Rocked by Protests
The university has never effectively dealt with the "serious scars" of systemic racism and discrimination against African-Americans, he says, and he hopes to help grapple with those issues.
Professors Are More Responsive to Prospective Ph.D.’s Who Are White and Male
White male students are much more likely than female or minority students to hear back from faculty members when they send emails asking to meet to talk about their studies.
Despite Progress, Only 1 in 4 College Presidents Are Women
The proportion has barely budged in a decade, a result of barriers that are both external and self-imposed.
A new report shows progress in assisting minority students earn doctorates, but which strategies are most successful remain unclear.
Helping Minority Ph.D.’s in STEM: Something’s Working
Minority-Serving Institutions Are More Apt to Use Learning Gauges Internally
Minority-serving institutions are more likely than those that predominantly serve white students to use assessments of student learning for strategic planning and budgeting.
Sensing a Moment, Diversity Officers Swap Tips on Improving Campus Climate
More than 300 of the officials met in Washington this spring, and racially charged campus incidents were very much on their minds. Here are three themes that kept coming up.
Colleges Respond to Racist Incidents as if Their Chief Worry Is Bad PR, Studies Find
College administrations react to hate crimes, hate speech, and other high-profile incidents of bias by focusing mainly on repairing their institution’s reputation.
Underprepared for the Profession
The lack of minority Ph.D.'s has a lot to do with the lack of socialization into academic life.
On Being Undocumented
Eighteen recipients of TheDream.US scholarships share their stories and thoughts on college.
A study of college students linked their negative experiences with diversity to educational setbacks, and positive ones to less-significant gains.
Campus Diversity, Often Seen as Key to Learning, Can Have an Educational Downside
Hiring Faculty Members in Groups Can Improve Diversity and Campus Climate
Hiring faculty members in clusters into multiple departments or colleges was originally designed to expand interdisciplinary research. But faculty clusters also have the potential to help diversity a college's faculty and improve institutional climate.
Talk at a national gathering focused on how to keep diversity and inclusion on the minds of people across campus every day, not just when a scandal strikes.
Making Diversity Not the Work of One Office, but a Campuswide Priority
A Global Education Opens Doors, but Leaves Many Shut Out
International experiences are seen as crucial for today’s graduates. But wealthy, white students are getting most of those opportunities.
Learning the Ways of the Force
A few words of advice to minority students in STEM fields on succeeding in graduate school.
Diversity in Academe Special Report
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The University of Southern California collaborates with Hollywood on a competition for a series featuring a credible character who is both an engineer and a woman.
TV’s Next Big Star: A Female MacGyver
Washington U. in St. Louis Hails Turnaround in Student Diversity
Washington University in St. Louis, which has drawn sharp criticism for years for its lack of student diversity, announced a jump in diversity in the freshman class enrolling this fall.
Meet 2015’s Outstanding Colleges
In our eighth annual survey, 86 colleges were recognized. Learn more about the 12 recognition categories and view the full list of Great Colleges to Work For.
What to Expect as the Supreme Court Revisits Race in Admissions
The Supreme Court plans to revisit a lawsuit challenging how the University of Texas at Austin considers race and ethnicity in admissions, setting the stage for another heated national debate over affirmative action at colleges.
Black Students Are Among the Least-Prepared for College, Report Says
African-American students' college readiness is lagging compared with that of other underrepresented students, according to a new report released on Monday by ACT and the United Negro College Fund.
The Professor Is In: The Meaning of “Inclusiveness” in a Job Ad
In this month’s exclusive booklet, The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses seven myths about campus diversity, how one liberal-arts college improved their search process to diversify their faculty, and other topics on hiring.
The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business finds that small changes in the hiring process pay off.
Do fraternities have a place on the modern campus? As investigations on sexual assault are continuing to make headlines, how are colleges responding? Get our newest collection of insights on sexual assault.
As colleges promote diversity in their missions, so must they promote it in their hiring. In order to strengthen mentoring relationships between professors and students, students need to be able to see all types of people represented at their university.
Many of the recent protests over campus diversity have focused on the concerns of black students. But Latino and Asian students are raising their voices, too, and their interests can differ.
Black Students Are Overrepresented in Low-Paying Majors, Study Finds
While more African-American students attend college, they are overrepresented in majors that typically lead to low-paying jobs, such as human services and community organization, social work, and theology and religious vocations.
Confronting a Racial Divide, Missouri’s Interim President Finds Anger and Finger-Pointing
Nearly three months after the University of Missouri’s top two officials resigned amid student protests, Michael Middleton leads an institution still wrestling with its path forward.
Bar Association Investigates Bias Complaint at BYU Law School
The American Bar Association is investigating a complaint that Brigham Young University’s law school violates the group’s nondiscrimination guidelines by maintaining policies that allow the expulsion of students for being homosexual or for losing their Mormon faith before graduation.
How a Duke Imam Became a Lightning Rod in the Campus Israel Wars
The Center for American Progress’ investigation into the rise of American Islamophobia documented how seven foundations had directed money to a small network of "misinformation experts" whose message of "hate and fear" reached millions of Americans.