Over 50 liberal arts colleges team up to fight systemic racism on campus

Dive Brief:  More than 50 liberal arts colleges formed an alliance this week meant to fight systemic racism and foster diversity and inclusion on their campuses. Founding members include DePauw University, as well as Macalester, Oberlin, Occidental and Pomona colleges.  Alliance members are collaborating with the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center to […]

Enrollment still down with three-quarters of colleges reporting

Dive Brief: Undergraduate enrollment decreases deepened slightly as more schools shared their numbers with the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, according to data released Thursday.  Colleges reported 4.4% fewer undergraduates than a year ago as of Oct....

As Thanksgiving break nears, colleges prepare to cut students loose

Dive Brief: Colleges across the country are preparing to send students home for Thanksgiving break, but their plans are inconsistent, public health experts say. Many colleges will end in-person instruction before the holiday, though others intend to welcome students...

What does Biden’s anticipated win mean for colleges?

Dive Brief: Joe Biden is the anticipated winner of the presidential election, according to forecasts by several news organizations and polling groups. His victory is not official until the Electoral College vote in December. Biden, who was vice president under the...