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A group of protesters sitting on steps with signs. One sign reads "Protect Diversity Equity Inclusion."

DEI as an ‘Act of Resistance’

Political and legal attacks have made DEI work challenging in many states. Some professionals are leaving, but those who stay say they’re fighting for students, faculty and the future of college equity.

A photo of VMI superintendent Cedric Wins, who is Black and wearing a military uniform, and Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin, who is white and wearing a business suit and red tie, standing together

A Battle Over DEI in Central Virginia

Despite their differences, both the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia have defended diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the face of criticism.

Conn. Institutions and Lawmakers Reach Funding Deal

Connecticut governor Ned Lamont and leaders of the state’s higher education institutions reached a deal Monday to shore up higher...
A man in a suit stands at a raised podium above another man and a woman, backed by gold and red curtains.

Legislating an Honest Look at College Cost

State legislation to improve transparency about the cost of a degree has earned bipartisan support. Some worry about political motives and unintended consequences.

LSU gymnast Olivia Dunne taking a selfie with fans

The Current State of NIL

Athletics officials will lobby lawmakers this week for a federal bill governing name, image and likeness as the NCAA and conferences contend with a patchwork of state laws.

An illustration of brains of different colors with different patterns inside them, such as puzzle pieces, numbers or flowers, to represent neurodiversity.

Recognizing an ‘Untapped Resource’

Illinois lawmakers passed legislation urging colleges to adopt neurodiversity inclusion statements in response to advocacy by community college leaders.

Birmingham-Southern supporters holding signs

Public Lifelines for Private Colleges

A new state loan program for struggling private colleges will likely save Birmingham-Southern College from closure. But experts don’t expect similar efforts to catch on.

Alabama Passes Collegiate Trans Athlete Ban

Alabama governor Kay Ivey has signed a bill barring transgender athletes from competing in collegiate sports that do not correspond...