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For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken

President Obama wants more American Indian students to graduate from college. But look at the challenges these high schoolers face, and it becomes clear why that is a tall order.



Leaving the Reservation

As she prepares to graduate from high school, Charnelle Bear Medicine contemplates her future at the University of Montana. A photo essay details the final weeks of her senior year.


For Native Students, a Deepening Divide

Data show that the achievement gap between Native American students and their peers starts young and persists through college.



‘I Want to Get This Right’: Scenes From a Conference on Campus Sex Assault

When officials from 33 colleges met in Washington to discuss a new curriculum for assault investigations, conducting fair interviews and making sense of consent emerged as key themes.



What a University Can Learn From Wegmans

American University hopes to translate the customer-service ethos developed by the successful grocery chain into better student-service policies.



As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor

Courses that give high-school students college credit before they graduate are expanding rapidly. In Texas, where the idea is especially popular, many educators are watching the trend warily.



How Alabama Is Trying to Diversify Its Greek Organizations

This month the university released an "action plan" that seeks to promote inclusiveness within its traditionally white fraternities and sororities. But concerns remain about the possibility of lasting change.



When Pokémon Goes to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The hit augmented-reality game has prompted many colleges to jump on the bandwagon. Sometimes, though, players are finding themselves in unusual situations.



How ‘Campus Carry’ Will Change the Way Texas Students Live Their Lives

A law that allows people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry their guns on college campuses will have effects that reverberate beyond the classroom.



Can U. of Tennessee Students Keep a Staple of LGBT Life Afloat?

When state lawmakers stripped funding for the university’s diversity office, they put its Pride Center in peril. The students trying to save it are getting a crash course in budgeting and leadership.


In Houston, a Student Leader Faces Calls to Resign After Posting 'Forget #BlackLivesMatter'

The post, by the vice president of the University of Houston’s student government, has since been deleted. But many of her peers are expressing outrage on social media.



Talking Over the Racial Divide

How much can a half-semester course shift a lifetime of experience?



How the Shooting in Dallas Turned a College Into a Crime Scene

New details reveal a clearer timeline of what happened after the man suspected of killing five police officers burst into a building at El Centro College.



As Police Responded to the Orlando Shooting, Some Students Were Along for the Ride

A handful of exchange students happened to be shadowing officers who reacted to last month’s massacre. They weren’t at the scene, but they heard it play out in real time. Here, their program’s U.S. director describes what they witnessed.


College Campuses Are Being Overrun by Pokémon Go

A new game spinning off the ’90s kids’ card-game phenomenon has students exploring their campuses through new eyes — their smartphones. College officials are trying to keep up.



What’s Next for College Students Who Backed Bernie

With Sen. Bernie Sanders expected to bow out of the presidential race on Tuesday, campus activists who supported him are divided on Hillary Clinton and remain focused on broad political change.



When Does a Student-Affairs Official Cross the Line?

In a time of protest and recrimination, balancing the goals of students and an institution can be perilous. The University of Missouri found that out when a student-life administrator turned up in a viral video.



Sending Students a Letter About Their Debt Might Not Be Enough to Change Their Borrowing

One university system got a lot of attention for telling students about their loans and then seeing a drop in borrowing. But new evidence from another university suggests that such letters, by themselves, may not alter students’ loan decisions.



Student Activists Bring Demands to the Table. Not Everyone Leaves Satisfied.

Claremont McKenna College was among the campuses caught up in a wave of protests over racial-climate issues last year. What followed there illustrates the difficulties many colleges face in turning demands into reality.



Princeton Strives to Help First-Generation Students Feel More at Home

Two administrators are spearheading an effort to make the university more welcoming to students from diverse backgrounds. But, as one of the leaders puts it, they’re "up against a lot in terms of history."



When $300 Would Keep a Student From Dropping Out

Emergency aid may make all the difference, but not if students don’t know it’s there, or regulations prevent colleges from distributing it.



Arkansas’ ‘Pathways’ Program Could Be a Model for Spurring Completion

With enough financing from state and federal sources, the program could help many more disadvantaged students graduate and prosper, officials say.



Washington U. Is Fixing Its Economic-Diversity Problem. Its Next Challenge Is Parity.

The university is making progress in enrolling more students eligible for Pell Grants. Now it is wrestling with how to better support low-income students once they enroll.



Why an Ex-Mayor Sees Minority Students as Assets for Globally Competitive Businesses

A former mayor of Minneapolis says "different schools" will help close the achievement gap between white and minority students.