For years, activists, educators and legislators have been focusing on opening the doors of higher education institutions to students from underserved communities. But few resources have been allocated to helping students complete their degrees. This…

Image: Freeman Hrabowski made headlines last month when he announced his plan to retire. After three decades as president at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Hrabowski will step down at the end of the academic…

Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images JR Smith’s college experience is already inspiring. J.R. Smith decided to go to college after a 16-year NBA career. On the brink of his 36th birthday, Smith has enrolled at…

Converse University president Jeffrey H. Barker died Wednesday in a fatal bicycle crash in Spartanburg, S.C. He had been serving as president since July 6. Previously, he had been provost, and he planned to retire. But…