Faces of Dreamers: Karina Aguilar Guerrero, Princeton University

DACA recipient Karina Aguilar Guerrero, who is studying public policy and education at Princeton University (NJ), is five Dreamers on the cover of People en Español‘s November issue. Born in Mexicali, Mexico, after years of uncertainty about her immigration status in the United States Guerrero told the magazine she was finally able to breath when the DACA policy was put in place in 2012.

Faces of Dreamers: Linda Escot and Ricardo Lujan, Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University student Linda Escot was brought to the United States at age 6 and dreams of becoming a pediatrician, but says the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA “was like a punch in the face.” Recent Southern Oregon graduate Ricardo Lujan, who worked his way through college, is now reconsidering his plans to go to law school.

Community Insights: 15 to Finish, Or One More Course?

In their third “Community Insights” report, Civitas Learning examines persistence among part-time students and the gap in persistence rates between part-time and full-time students. The brief also provides examples of what institutions successfully working to close these gaps are doing to support their part-time students.

Faces of Dreamers: Roshell Rosales & Fernanda Herrera

The percentage of immigrants in Alabama is relatively small—under 4 percent in 2015, according to the American Immigration Council. As of 2016, 55 percent of immigrants in the state eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—or 4,803 people—had applied for DACA. Two of those Alabamans with DACA status are University of Montevallo student Roshell Rosales and recent Samford University graduate Fernanda Herrera, profiled over the summer by AL.com.

Faces of Dreamers: Bryan Peña, California State University, Los Angeles

Growing up, Bryan Peña’s parents were guarded about their immigration status—they arrived from Guatemala when Peña was just a baby. But he is a vocal advocate, telling the Los Angeles Times, which profiled him and four other DACA recipients at a rally last month, “This is where I want to live. This is the only life I know.”

Public Research Universities Increase Low-Income Graduates by Nearly 25 Percent

Three years ago, the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), which includes 11 universities across United States, set a goal to graduate an additional 68,000 undergraduates by 2025 with at least half of those students come from low-income families. Since 2014, the total number of undergraduate degrees awarded by UIA members has increased by 9.2 percent from 79,170 to 86,436.

ProPelled: The Effects of Grants on Graduation, Earnings and Welfare

The report found that while Pell eligibility does not necessarily increase or change the likelihood of a student choosing to go to college or not, relatively small additional grant aid at college entry substantially increases college completion and earnings.

Faces of Dreamers: Gloria Oduyoye, William and Mary Law School

Gloria Oduyoye, who was brought to the United States as a one-year-old, is in her final semester at William and Mary (VA) Law School, after earning her undergraduate dual degree in political science and music at Wesleyan College (GA). She is on track to become the first DACA recipient to graduate from law school in Virginia.

Faces of Dreamers: Isabel Johnston, University of Cincinnati College of Law

When University of Cincinnati College of Law School student Isabel Johnston discovered her undocumented status at age 15, she believed that effectively placed her dreams on hold, according to a profile of her in The News Record, UC’s student newspaper.

Faces of Dreamers: Areli Munoz-Reyes, Forest Park Community College

Tony Messenger of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch profiles Dreamer Areli Munoz-Reyes. This is the second in a series of posts on individual Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as young children, many of whom are under threat of deportation following the Trump administration’s decision last month to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

Faces of Dreamers: Tony Solis, Davidson College

Since the Trump administration announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, there have been many stories about the accomplishments of these high-achieving young people. One such story is that of Tony Solis of Chicago, a Davidson College (NC) student profiled last month by The Washington Post.

The 2017 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors

Inside Higher Ed recently released the latest 2017 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, which found that only 34 percent of colleges met new student enrollment targets this year by May 1. The 34 percent figure is down from 37 percent a year ago and 42 percent two years ago.