In this week’s roundup:  

Colleges and universities continue to grapple with masking policies, the job market receives a new cohort of fresh grads and the Biden administration is taking a look at student loans. 


We’re taking a little break this week and will have a fresh episode of On the Yard next week. In the meantime, we’re revisiting one of our favorite episodes of the season so far, Overcoming Frozen Success.

In this week’s roundup:  

The CDC’s latest masking guidance leads to questions on campus, the financial toll of the pandemic (for some) may not have been as bad as people predicted and some institutions are turning to their students for opinions on how to improve higher ed. 


It is no secret in certain circles that HBCUs don’t receive public funds at the same level as predominantly white institutions. But, what’s being done about it?

In this week’s roundup:  

The Biden administration is looking to include undocumented students in the emergency relief aid, HBCUs are seeing record admissions numbers and college sports are feeling the heat from all angles. 

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.


The power of networking and developing authentic relationships could be a key to success for HBCU leaders and advocates, according to Rust College President Ivy Taylor. In this episode of On the Yard, we explore the importance of collaboration and relationship building as a method to move HBCUs forward. President Taylor shares how she is leveraging relationships and collaborative partnerships to propel her historic institution.

In this week’s roundup:  

Despite record application numbers, enrollment is down 5.9% compared to last year, another unusual commencement season is getting under way and the financial burden felt by colleges and universities could be shifted to faculty members, who may see more faces in their classrooms. 

Mark your calendars. In today’s iteration of The Lede: Highlights we bring you three events that we expect to read about in the news during the month of May. 


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