Investigation examines fossil fuel industry influence at elite American universities

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An investigation published by The BMJ Today takes an in-depth look at how fossil fuel companies pour money into prestigious American universities. Investigative journalist Paul Thacker examines how oil and gas companies have funded research to try to weaken messages on climate change, capture academia, and protect their interests, much like … Read more

Universities can do more to support their students with disabilities

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In recent decades, the number of university students with some kind of disability has been progressively increasing due to the more favorable social environment. Despite this progress, these students still face numerous challenges in the academic world. Now, a study by researchers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), published in … Read more

What is an HBCU? Everything you need to know about historically Black colleges or universities

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Some Black students dream of going to them, following in the footsteps of sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers and trailblazers whose names have been etched into history. They’re HBCUs—historically Black colleges or Universities—and there are more than 100 of them in the US, said Leslie Jones, founder and director of The Hundred-Seven, … Read more