Nearly 2 in 5 Utah college students experience food insecurity

Nearly 2 in 5 Utah college students experience food insecurity. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, Utahns Against Hunger surveyed nearly 5,700 students for this report, which also shows that this food insecurity disproportionately affected students of color, with nearly half experiencing food insecurity. The takeaway? Prior to the pandemic, college students weren’t even eligible for […]

Brandeis University is preparing their PhD students for jobs outside the Academy

Brandeis University is preparing their PhD students for jobs outside the Academy. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, with tenure-track faculty options falling dramatically across the board, Brandeis is evolving their curriculum to make sure their graduates have solid postdoctoral opportunity pathways. This includes funding both on- and off-campus internships to help students diversify their experiences. […]

Bowdoin College extends need-blind admission policies to international students

Bowdoin College has extended their need-blind admission policies to international students. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, while Bowdoin College was one of the first to adopt test-optional admissions back in 1969, it is now one of the first to provide a need-blind admissions process to international students. A 57.4% return on their endowment investments in […]

Asian-American enrollment down 20% in California’s community colleges

Asian-American enrollment is down 20% in California’s community colleges this year. Reported by Higher Ed Dive, a common explanation here is that the rise in Asian-American discrimination during COVID has made these students more hesitant to join our academic communities. Although, while a whopping 59% of this population chooses 2-year institutions in California, their enrollment […]

Could Pell grant eligibility open up to 8-week programs?

Could Pell grant eligibility open up to 8-week programs? Reported by Higher Ed Dive, as Congress is determining whether or not to allow Pell Grants to cover short-term academic programs, specifically those that lead to a postsecondary credential, online-only programs are currently absent from consideration. The theory being here that to these lawmakers, “online” programs […]