Moving Away From Data Invisibility at Tribal Colleges and Universities

The invisibility of Native American perspectives—those of Native students, researchers and their communities—continues to plague higher education, despite numerous calls for action from educational advocates across the country. Christine Nelson of the University of Denver considers what can be done to solve this problem.

Faces of Dreamers: Fatima, Case Western Reserve University

Last month, Fatima, a first-year Case Western Reserve University (OH) student brought to the United States as a one-year-old from Honduras, traveled to Washington, DC, to tell her story to lawmakers as part of an advocacy event organized by FWD.us.

The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

A recent report from UNCF provides a glimpse into the economic impact Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have on the nation. HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities offers data on earnings, employment, and the economy for the nation, individual states, and institutions demonstrating that the economic benefits of HBCUs are substantial.

Mergers in Higher Education: A Proactive Strategy to a Better Future?

A recent report commissioned and published by the TIAA Institute examines the nature of mergers and acquisitions in higher education. The report aims to assist higher education leaders to better understand the possibility of institutional mergers as components of their long-term strategic plans.

Faces of Dreamers: The Hope and Humanity of Mayra’s Eyes

Mayra, a Dreamer who was born in Mexico with a condition that caused impaired vision and migraines, came to the United States in 1992 at age 7 to settle in California with her family. More than a decade later, thanks to the DACA program, she was able to get the health insurance she needed and see clearly for the first time in her life.

MDRC Report: The Power of Fully Supporting Community College Students

A recent report by MDRC reveals the impact of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), a program developed by the City University of New York.

Faces of Dreamers: Diana Montelongo, University of California, Berkeley Graduate

Diana Montelongo, a 23-year-old seventh-grade math teacher in Sacramento, CA, and a Teach for America corps member, is one of an estimated 20,000 DACA recipients who are currently teaching in K-12 classrooms, reports The 74, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news website covering education.

Faces of Dreamers: Laura Salas, Monmouth College

Laura Salas, who was brought to the United States from Mexico 11 years ago, considers herself lucky. The DACA policy gave her the certainty she needed to pursue a college degree, and she now is a junior at Monmouth College (IL).

Faces of Dreamers: Juan Vasquez, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Juan Vasquez, who was brought to the United States illegally from El Salvador when he was nine years old, was in class at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) when he heard about the Trump administration’s decision to rescind DACA.

AANAPISIs: Ensuring Success for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions play a unique role in ensuring success for a complex, heterogeneous, and quickly growing population of students, according to Dina C. Maramba of Claremont Graduate University.

College Board Releases 2017 Trends in Higher Education Reports

The College Board this week released its updated Trends in Higher Education reports for 2017. These annual reports provide updated data on college pricing and student aid.

When Less Is More: Prioritizing Open Access

A recent report from the American Association of Community Colleges examines the impact of funding decisions based on institutional full-time equivalent (FTE) student calculations, a practice particularly disadvantageous for community colleges.