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Wall Street Journal

Jess McHugh

10 January 2019

United States

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Callisto Campus has given students at 12 colleges a secure, online place to record the details of sexual misconduct and to spot repeat offenders using a system that removes barriers to reporting abuse. Survivors who u...

Daily Emerald

Erin Carey

9 January 2019

Oregon, United States

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Through a new partnership, the University of Oregon's bookstore is embracing e-books as part of its inventory. These online alternatives help students to save money they would otherwise be spending on heavy hardcover ...

Texas Public Radio (KSTX)

Bekah McNeel

6 December 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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The University of Texas at El Paso, among other universities such as Princeton or Georgia State, are making concerted efforts to ensure the success of their first generation or low-income students in a student body th...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

29 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a program based on a similar initiative in Cleveland is on its way to success. PAGE (Philadelphia Anchors for Growth & Equity) will direct spending from large institutions locally. Specifically, it wi...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

23 October 2018

United States

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When some veterans conclude their military service, it can be challenging to return to college when they have to start from square one. Twenty-four states have passed laws granting academic credit for military service...

U.S. News & World Report

Beth Howard

1 October 2018

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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School-sponsored instruction on affirmative consent and increased resources for victims of sexual violence on campus have brought colleges closer to meeting Title IX requirements. Across the United States, schools lik...

The Atlantic

Natalie Escobar

7 September 2018

United States

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In 1968 Cal State founded the first Chicano studies program, which focused on the history of Mexicans and their relationship to the U.S. Since then, several universities followed suit. The program was also made poss...

The New York Times

Laura Pappano

2 August 2018

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Universities like Princeton look to social media and other digital solutions to form a connection with their latest generation of students. Teachers incorporate iPads and video conferencing into their curriculum to ke...

Yes! Magazine

Jen Soong

1 August 2018

United States

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Some universities are helping students stay sober. Institutions like Rutgers, Texas Tech, and University of Michigan offer counseling, support groups, and even recovery houses. Research shows these programs are overwh...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Priska Neely

13 July 2018

Ohio, United States

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The Global Infant Safe Sleep Center is tackling the sobering statistic that black babies are twice as likely to die before their first birthday than white babies are in the United States. The Center focuses on educati...

The Boston Globe

Deirdre Fernandes

7 July 2018

Kenya

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Far from its location in Boston, Southern New Hampshire University is offering refugees at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya a shot at getting an education. SNHU offers associate's and bachelor’s online degree programs...

The Atlantic

Jeffrey Selingo

29 June 2018

United States

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Universities around the country are participating in a policy called grade forgiveness, which allows students to retake a course they failed. Around 91 percent of universities allow this practice. Nationally, grade fo...

Yes! Magazine

Mary Annette Pember

9 June 2018

Oxford, Ohio, United States

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The Myaamia Center, a language initiative led by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University, has led to the preservation of the Myaamia language and culture. The center, which has become a model for other univer...

OR Magazine

Justin Rimerman

8 June 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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While many colleges and universities lack structured support and community for LGBTQA+ students, the University of Oregon offers specific LGBTQA+ dorm floors, classes, and networks to ensure students feel comfortable ...

Chalkbeat

Matt Barnum

4 June 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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Students who learn from a teacher who was trained through the UTeach program perform significantly better than those taught by other teachers in the same area. Started a decade ago at the University of Houston, UTeach...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

30 May 2018

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Flip the Script is a program utilized on college campuses that trains women to prevent sexual assault. The program educates young women on setting their own personal boundaries, recognizing the early signs of a sexual...

KBUT Community Radio

Chad Reich

29 May 2018

Gunnison, Colorado, United States

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Western State Colorado University is implementing an on-campus program called "Sources of Strength". The program helps prevent suicide by connecting trained students with their at-risk peers. The program will be used ...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

15 May 2018

California, United States

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University of California schools pair first-generation professors with first-generation students. The mentoring program aims to increase the 40 percent college completion rate for first-generation students nationwide.

Al-Fanar Media

Eman Kamel

14 May 2018

Doha, Qatar

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Across the Arab world countries like Bahrain, Egypt, and Jordan, are fostering university debate clubs, which in turn are helping students develop their communication and critical thinking skills. “Now, I am more rece...

The Washington Post

Karen Weese

1 May 2018

Delaware, United States

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To reduce unplanned pregnancies, Delaware "embarked on an ambitious experiment" that worked to eliminate barriers that prevented women from pursuing alternative forms of birth control, such as cost and convenience. Af...

Al-Fanar Media

Veronica Devore

17 April 2018

Zurich, Switzerland

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A pilot program from the University of Zurich allowed 20 refugee students to attend classes for one semester. Although only a trial, students from Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Iran, plus Chechnya, Palestine and Zim...

High Country News

Anthony Moreno

12 April 2018

Melrose, New Mexico, United States

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For over sixteen years Melrose Municipal Schools, a small rural school district which oversees the students of Melrose, New Mexico, sets aside funds for the Supercomputing Challenge, an annual science and engineering...

Al-Fanar Media

Nikolia Apostolou

5 February 2018

Athens, Greece

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Thousands of refugees have settled in Greece, many of them want to continue their education. One program helps them do that, “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus, gives 200 scholarships to refugees so they can atte...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

13 January 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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“It’s like my tongue is tap-dancing,” is how one student described learning Lushootseed, an indigenous language. Colleges and universities are allowing students to get a credit for learning an indigenous language. A f...

WABE

Martha Dalton

18 December 2017

Georgia, United States

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Georgia State University recognized that a large portion of their students don't graduate. They identified academic behaviours that correlate to flunking out and hired advisors to keep an eye on all students and conta...

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