Engaging the news media to help our communities make sense of the latest developments in higher education policy and practice and what they mean for students, families, and institutions.


Waubonsee initiative aimed at recruiting, retaining black male students

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-black-males-st-0213-story.html FEB 12, 2019​DENISE CROSBY​ – Chicago Tribune (​The Beacon-News​) Officials at Waubonsee Community College had noticed it for a while. Across the country, Africa-American males graduate at...

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WBEZ News – Illinois Equity in Attainment

October 9, 2018 WBEZ News – Illinois Equity in AttainmentIncludes interview with our Managing Director, Lisa Castillo Richmond.  WBEZ News – Illinois Equity in Attainment ​

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Initiative Aims To Close The State’s ‘Graduation Gap’

https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/initiative-aims-to-close-the-states-graduation-gap BY ANNA CASEY Twenty-five colleges around the state have signed on to a new initiative aimed at increasing graduation rates among students from underserved communities. The nonprofit...

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Chicago-Area Universities Commit to Closing College Graduation Gaps

https://news.wttw.com/2018/10/02/chicago-area-universities-commit-closing-college-graduation-gaps By Brandis Friedman Black college students in Illinois are only half as likely as their white counterparts to earn a four-year college degree within a six-year time frame....

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Illinois colleges, university work to help first-generation students graduate

https://abc7chicago.com/education/illinois-colleges-university-work-to-help-first-generation-students-graduate/4394903/ By Sarah Schulte Twenty-five Illinois colleges and universities are making an effort to improve the graduation rates for African American and Latino students. Partnership for College Completion,...

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