Category: Education

  • How Retention, Not Just Recruitment, Hinders STEM Diversity

    How Retention, Not Just Recruitment, Hinders STEM Diversity

    A new study in PLOS One says that retention is a major factor in why certain ethnic groups remain underrepresented in the natural sciences, technology, engineering and math. Using National Science Foundation data and controlling for recruitment of diverse scholars, the authors found that “failed retention contributes to mis-representation across academia and that the stages […]

  • Anonymous Alumna Gives Hollins University a Record $75M

    Anonymous Alumna Gives Hollins University a Record $75M

    An anonymous alumna donated $75 million to Hollins University, a women’s college in Roanoke, Va., the university announced Thursday. It is the largest single gift in Hollins’s 179-year history, as well as the largest donation ever received by a women’s college. It also represents one of the biggest single gifts ever given to any college or […]

  • Missouri Woman Used Daughter’s Identity to Attend College

    Missouri Woman Used Daughter’s Identity to Attend College

    A 48-year-old Missouri woman used the Social Security card information of her estranged daughter to get a driver’s license, enroll in a university and obtain financial aid, The New York Times reported. Laura Oglesby pretended to be in her 20s and used her daughter’s name, Lauren Ashleigh Hays, to enroll at Southwest Baptist University in […]

  • Counseling Centers’ LGBTQ+ ‘Friendliness’ Depends on State

    Counseling Centers’ LGBTQ+ ‘Friendliness’ Depends on State

    A new study from Bucknell University found that the “friendliness” of a college counseling center’s website to LGBTQ+ students was significantly higher at institutions in states that offered hate crime and employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ individuals. The study analyzed 212 randomly selected institutions across the U.S. for LGBTQ+ friendliness based on 11 criteria, including […]

  • New Funds to Help Community Colleges Enroll Adult Learners

    New Funds to Help Community Colleges Enroll Adult Learners

    A group of 20 community colleges across eight states will receive grants from the Lumina Foundation to increase enrollment of adult learners. The goal of the initiative is to help colleges put strategies in place to engage and enroll older adults, especially Black, Latinx and Native American students, in programs that lead to quality credentials. […]

  • The Reinvention of Rebecca Chopp

    The Reinvention of Rebecca Chopp

    Rebecca S. Chopp had a plan: She’d leave the chancellorship at the University of Denver after about 10 years, then return to the faculty and teach classes. It would be a fitting cap to her career, returning to her first loves — teaching and scholarship — after years in administration, where she’d often been the […]

  • #NECHE Day Two | University of Venus

    #NECHE Day Two | University of Venus

    Day 2 at NECHE’s annual meeting I started the day of NEHCE’s annual meeting at a session on Filling the Workforce Training Gap with Laurie Leshin at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Understandably, she was really focused on STEM jobs – enormous growth in STEM jobs, the quickly changing nature of the skills required for STEM jobs and […]

  • He Was Cuomo’s Guy. It Made Him a Chancellor — and Took Him Down.

    He Was Cuomo’s Guy. It Made Him a Chancellor — and Took Him Down.

    Announcing his resignation as chancellor of the State University of New York on Thursday, Jim Malatras implicitly surrendered to the harsh ironies of his interconnected rise and fall in the realm of academic leadership. In 2020, the chancellor’s close ties to then-Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo helped persuade SUNY’s Board of Trustees to tap Malatras for […]

  • When Your Job Interferes With Your Work

    When Your Job Interferes With Your Work

    I’m gonna say something that may seem obvious to some, but is nonetheless, an important distinction: your “job” and your “work” are not the same thing. First, let me define my terms: Your job is governed by the rationale and systems of exchange which allow you to get paid for your labor.  To put it […]

  • Fraternities Drew Widespread Outrage This Fall. Here’s What Happened to Them.

    Fraternities Drew Widespread Outrage This Fall. Here’s What Happened to Them.

    Earlier this fall, massive student protests at colleges across the country were making headlines. Protesters called on their administrations to kick certain fraternities off their campus permanently, often in response to allegations of sexual assault. That hasn’t happened. The Chronicle tracked more than two dozen institutional sanctions against fraternities and sororities this semester. Here’s what […]