Co-founder of Open Campus.
There’s a story of contrasts that runs through the center of Colorado’s record on higher education: The state has one of the most highly educated populations. But its record on getting many of the residents who grew up there into, and through, college is much worse.
December 3, 2021
This whole discussion of merit — what it even means, how it drives who gets to go to college, how it shapes people’s college dreams — is threaded through so many debates in higher education. And it can distort the conversation.
The American Journalism Project is giving grants to support a set of national news organizations working in local communities. We're excited to be part of this group working to reimagine and strengthen local news.
A new book probes what colleges can do to change public sentiment. “Universities are not doing a great job of communicating what they are doing,” says Stephen Gavazzi, one of the authors and a human sciences professor at Ohio State.
October 1, 2021
We started a new project back in June focused on covering the connections between education and work. It's a topic getting a lot of attention in public-policy circles but not one that's regularly covered on the ground. Here's what's struck us so far.
The wealth gap between historically Black colleges and predominantly white ones is staggering. The top 10 richest universities have endowments totaling $200 billion. The 10 richest HBCUs? Just $2 billion. And the combined endowments for every single HBCU is just $3.9 billion.