In today’s blog post, we take a look at the month ahead and highlight three events that we expect to make headlines in July. 

In this week’s roundup:  

Students want a fully in-person fall, special concerns may need to be paid to rising sophomores and the Pell Grant stands to double in amount. 

In this week’s roundup:  

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the NCAA, studies show that many high school students are rethinking their plans for higher education and tribal colleges and universities are finding new ways to meet student needs. 

In this week’s roundup:  

Students are reportedly experiencing the highest rates of depression and anxiety in recent history, Dept. of Education delays the rollout of the streamlined FAFSA by a year and international student enrollment is on the upswing.

In this week’s roundup:  

Student loan repayment looms around the corner for many Americans, the CDC has released guidance on returning to campus safely in the fall and many colleges and universities are continuing their test-optional admissions trial run. 

In this month's issue of The Roundup: HBCU Edition, we take a look at the news stories and key moments surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as all of the ways in which HBCUs have helped shape public discourse over the past few weeks.

In this week’s roundup:  

Colleges and universities are making decisions about masking on campus, college admissions essays are shown to have a strong correlation with wealth and Native American activists push higher education institutions to do more to atone for previous wrongdoings. 

Kick off the month of June by reading our new Lede: Highlights blog post, featuring our three anticipated headline-making events for the month. 


In this episode of On the Yard, we sit down with Southern University Vice President of External Affairs and University Relations Robyn Merrick, Ph.D. to discuss how HBCU campuses managed the pandemic while educating their communities and protecting students and faculty. We explore how HBCUs managed to make shifts rapidly and what the fall may look like for these historic institutions.


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