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The Art of the Repair: Imagining a Reparative Possibility for the University of the Arts, Lincoln University, and the Barnes Foundation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

On May 31, news broke that the University of the Arts in Philadelphia would close its doors permanently June 7. The news stunned the U of Arts community, its alum – some of whom found out when the public did – and the city of Philadelphia which has prided itself as a hub for artistic patronage, world-class museums, and educational institutions dedicated to the arts.

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Advice for Creating a Life Full of Purpose

Active Minds

June often marks the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another – moving on to the next school year, transitioning to college or to the workforce, relocating to new cities, graduations… While this can be an exciting time, June can also bring a high amount of uncertainty, anxiety, and/or disappointment. Maybe you didn’t get into the college you wanted, or maybe you’re afraid your GPA is too low for you to obtain the career you want.

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Jeremy Singer, President of College Board, Joins Department as FAFSA Executive Advisory

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has announced that Jeremy Singer will take a temporary leave from his role as President of College Board to be the federal government’s FAFSA Executive Advisor until the end of 2024. Known for his technological prowess, Singer’s primary responsibility will be developing a comprehensive plan for Federal Student Aid (FSA) to… More » Jeremy Singer, President of College Board, Joins Department as FAFSA Executive Advisory The post Jeremy Singer, President

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Deciding on Financial Aid Offers: Do You Really Need All Those Loans?

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

Receiving a financial aid offer can be both exciting and overwhelming for college-bound students and their families. While grants and scholarships provide much-needed assistance, loans often make up a significant portion of the aid package. However, before accepting those loans, it’s essential to carefully evaluate whether they are truly necessary.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Sewell Named Next President at Morris College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Said Sewell has been named to lead Morris College, an historically Black college in the City of Sumter, South Carolina. He will become the college’s 11th president, succeeding Dr. Leroy Staggers. Dr. Said Sewell “I am humbled to stand on the shoulders of the predecessors who have gone before me,” said Sewell, who assumes the post July 1. “As their successor, I accept the torch to sustain and grow Morris at any cost.

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COD Implementation for 2024-25 Outage Scheduled for June 30th

College Aid Services

FSA has notified institutions that it will suspend batch processing for the Common Origination Disbursement System (COD) as it makes important updates in preparation for the 2024-25 academic year. The outage is scheduled to occur from midnight to 11 a.m. Eastern time (ET) on Sunday, June 30, 2024 In addition, users will not have access… More » COD Implementation for 2024-25 Outage Scheduled for June 30th The post COD Implementation for 2024-25 Outage Scheduled for June 30th first appeared

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End of the Rainbow?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Anti-DEI and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation passed in states like Texas and Florida is tied to a national trend of trying to make LGBTQ+ people and people of color invisible and more easily discriminated against, says Imani Rupert-Gordon, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Imani Rupert-Gordon “All students deserve to have places of support on the campuses where they are investing in their education and preparing for their futures, and this includes LGBTQ+ students and student

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No Increased Funding Proposed for New Jersey Community Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New Jersey Council of County Colleges members fear Gov. Phil Murphy is planning to cut about $20 million in state funding to community colleges. Dr. Aaron Fichtner Educators, college administrators and students say the governor’s proposed FY25 budget reduction — flat funding from FY24 — could negatively affect students and the higher education community.

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Singer Named FAFSA Executive Advisor

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jeremy Singer, who is currently the president of College Board, has been named to lead the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) overall strategy, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Jeremy Singer “Jeremy brings deep experience having successfully led the development and introduction of major technology innovations in education, which will be integral to improving the FAFSA experience and ensuring millions of students and families can easily access the federal financial ai

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Statement of Support of California State Senate Bill 1348 - Black-Serving Institutions Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

We, the undersigned, strongly support California State Senate Bill 1348: Black-Serving Institution Program, which would create California's first Minority Serving Institutional designation. Senator Steven Bradford, 35th California State Senate District, authored this legislation. This designation, called a Black-Serving Institution (BSI), would recognize institutions that have enrollment and a demonstrated commitment to serving Black students.

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JASMINE H. BUXTON

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Jasmine H. Buxton Jasmine H. Buxton has been appointed vice president for student affairs at West Chester University. She serves as associate vice chancellor at the university. Buxton holds a bachelor’s degree in Black World Studies from Miami University, a master’s in student affairs and higher education from Indiana State University, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.

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CUNY, U.S. Education Department Enter Agreement Regarding Discrimination Complaints

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The City University of New York has agreed to conduct more training for diversity officers and individuals who investigate discrimination complaints, according to an agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office for Civil Rights. William C. Thompson Jr. “The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York believes in the dignity of all human beings and stands united against bigotry or hate of any kind on our campuses,” said Board of Trustees Chairman William C.

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DACA’s 12th Year Sees Harder Lines Against Migration

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

This week marks 12 years since the Obama administration established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program in June 2012. But time and continued high levels of migration have hardened U.S. migrant policies. Joe Biden The program temporarily delayed the deportation of people without documentation who came to the U.S. as children; it also gave those individuals an opportunity to renew their DACA status and work authorization requests.