Madeline St. Amour

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June 18, 2020
Reed Hastings, the co-founder and CEO of Netflix, and his wife, Patty Quillin, a philanthropist, are donating $120 million to Spelman College, Morehouse College and the United Negro College Fund.
June 18, 2020
Market composition can't be blamed for the variation of racial and ethnic representation among students by type of institution, according to a report from the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization.
June 17, 2020
Most institutions by June had disbursed the emergency student relief grants they received from the CARES Act, according to a survey from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. The association distributed surveys to its member institutions in both May and June. The results show that 72 percent of institutions that responded hadn't yet distributed funds in May, but 94 percent had done so by the June survey.
June 16, 2020
When COVID-19 hit, graduate student workers organized to win basic protections and extensions.
June 16, 2020
An analysis of the federal formula used to allocate funds from the CARES Act to higher education institutions found that it reinforced inequities for Hispanic students. Excelencia in Education, an advocacy organization focused on Latinx and Hispanic student success, found that Hispanic-serving institutions, or HSIs, received about $3.5 billion through the CARES Act. In the 2018-19 academic year, 539 HSIs in the U.S. educated nearly two-thirds of Latinx students.
June 16, 2020
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and Tuscany Strategy Consulting have collaborated to create a free resource to guide colleges on how to open campuses safely in the future. OpenSmartEdu.net includes planning tools like self-assessments and resources like a fall announcement tracker.
June 12, 2020
Dozens of the state's two-year institutions join an alliance to end educational gaps and improve campus racial climates.
June 11, 2020
A new Ithaka S+R report explores how to improve transfer pathways between community colleges and nonprofit private four-year institutions.
June 10, 2020
Two new reports highlight the gaps in employability skills among college graduates. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities surveyed stakeholders across 31 universities on the importance of certain skills and how prepared students are in those skills, as well as how to better prepare students in those areas, according to the executive summary for the reports.
June 10, 2020
The Aspen Institute's College Excellence program on Tuesday announced 10 finalists for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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