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Al-Fanar Media

Gordon Darroch

22 November 2017

The Hague, Netherlands

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In order to lower the dropout rate of Syrian refugees in Dutch schools, the Foundation for Refugee students launched a program called refugees@campus. The project pairs native Dutch students with refugees because they...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

23 October 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In the Inside-Out Exchange program half of the students are college students, and the other half are prison inmates. The program has “expanded to about 150 correctional institutions across the globe” but the biggest t...

Discover Magazine

Jennifer Hattam

4 October 2017

Germany

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Thousands of researchers across the world have been displaced by war. They struggle to resume their work as refugees in a foreign country. Yet, numerous organizations are trying to help at risk scholars by offering fe...

Pacific Standard

Dwyer Gunn

4 October 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Career Advance, and the Warren Village, are two anti-poverty programs built on the “two-generation model,” which “focuses on providing coordinated, high-quality services to both children and their parents under the um...

Bustle

Meera Vijayann

25 September 2017

United States

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As sexual assaults, especially on university campuses, continue to go on and programs and measures aimed to help the victims of assault are receiving less support, new solutions are involving bars. 'Raise the bar' is ...

Al-Fanar Media

Nikolia Apostolou

21 July 2017

Athens, Greece

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The European Qualifications Passport, could make it easier for refugees to access higher education. The document functions like an academic transcript and includes educational history, spoken languages, and profession...

Temple University

Meghan Costa

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Collegiate recovery programs provide on-campus sober living, 12-step meetings, therapy, and support groups to college students in recovery. These programs help to eliminate the stigma surrounding addiction and give st...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 March 2017

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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At Georgia State University in Atlanta, a couple of hundred dollars can often be the tipping point for whether a student can graduate or not. To address this issue and to further help low income students, the college ...

The New York Times

David Leonhardt

18 January 2017

New York, United States

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CUNY has launched 6x as many students into the middle class as all the Ivy League schools combined. Dozens of colleges are vaulting thousands of low-income students into the middle class and beyond, allowing children ...

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Margaret J. Krauss

23 November 2016

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology is preparing the workforce - and not just undergrad or graduate students - for dynamic and evolving industries through a "stackable credential" model. Built like a Lego pyramid, ...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

30 October 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Georgia State University in Atlanta is using a predictive analytics model to identify red flags that can stop students from graduation. With this system, the university advisors can intervene early on and help student...

Al-Fanar Media

Sarah Lynch

20 October 2016

Syria

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“100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives,” is a scholarship program providing opportunities for Syrian women in higher education institutions. As a result of the Syrian war, the rate of women enrolled in universities an...

Daily Trojan

Matt Lemas

28 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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At the University of Southern California, rates of binge drinking have been on the rise and are now reported as reaching above the national average. To combat this epidemic, the university is offering alternatives to ...

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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

6 July 2016

California, United States

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Project Rebound will create an office where formerly incarcerated students can receive tutoring, counseling on academics and financial aid. Seven California State University campuses are busy this summer putting the f...

The Huffington Post

Tyler Kingkade

7 April 2016

Oregon, United States

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Oregon State University was being criticized for its handling of sexual assault cases, particularly Brenda Tracy's case that occurred in 1998. Now years later, the president of OSU- Ed Ray, has formally apologized, hi...

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Mariela Patron

3 April 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Many undocumented students are often encumbered when seeking prosperous avenues to college affordability and DREAMer’s Roadmap app is changing that. The app, founded by Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca—an undocumented immigr...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

24 March 2016

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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At the University of Virginia, the all-male peer education group One in Four works to create new standards surrounding sexual violence against women.

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Jeff Richardson

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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The University of Alaska is curbing underage drinking by offering a host of alternative activities on campuses, including one event cheekily called “Lotta-no-booza.” Information about drinking responsibly is also prov...

The New York Times

Gordon Young

27 October 2015

Flint, Michigan, United States

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International students and the city of Flint, Michigan, have an imperfect but beneficial relationship. The city is a cheap and accommodating place for students to get their foot in the U.S., and the students bring the...

The New York Times

Jan Hoffman

10 June 2015

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sexual violence is a serious hazard on college campuses - by some estimates, one in five female students are raped, and women tend to be at the greatest risk during their first year on campus. But a program that train...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

9 May 2015

Olympia, Washington, United States

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At Evergreen College, students take fewer classes for longer durations and are instructed by teams of teachers who have not been sorted out by subject departments. As a result, students’ education is exploratory and o...

The Huffington Post

Samantha Lachman

6 May 2015

Claremont, California, United States

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Women's colleges are changing their definition of eligible students to include transgender and non-gender conforming students. Though policies differ from school to school, the impact is a nationwide reevaluation of t...

Bright Magazine

Wyatt Orme

Tik Root

4 May 2015

Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda

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Kepler University in Rwanda reduces the cost of a university education by hiring teachers based on their willingness to innovate — not necessarily their expertise — and by blending online and in-classroom learning. St...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 February 2015

Granville, Ohio, United States

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Retrofitting buildings for energy conservation in the United States could save $1 trillion over a decade, reduce American greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, and create employment across the country. Many universi...

NationSwell

Kathleen O'Brien

5 December 2014

United States

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Generation Citizen is a nonprofit that places college students in high school and middle schools to teach students about civic engagement. Each college volunteer, known as a Democracy Coach, teaches a semester-long cl...

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