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Presidential Perspective: Lorraine Sterritt, Saint Michael’s College

Under Pres. Sterritt's leadership. Saint Michael's College has doubled down on actions to promote a widespread sense of inclusion and belonging.
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Presidential Perspective: Juan Sanchez Muñoz, University of California-Merced

With a majority-minority student body, UC Merced has been overwhelmingly impacted by the pandemic, prompting Chancellor Muñoz to make investments and commitments to maintain student success.
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Presidential Perspective: Joan Gabel, University of Minnesota

ATI's collective voice brings important visibility to issues of educational equity—and the commitment that leading institutions need to undertake to address them.
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Presidential Perspectives: Ronald Crutcher, University of Richmond

The tragic murder of George Floyd, and the activism of hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters thereafter, represents an inflection point in our history.
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Summer 2020 Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter Presidential Perspective: Ronald Crutcher, University of Richmond Expand Presidential Perspective: Ronald Crutcher, University of Richmond Advancing Equity in Times of Crisis The tragic murder of George Floyd, and the activism of hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters thereafter, represents an inflection point in our history. At ATI, such a moment calls on us […]
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How do Test-Optional or Test-Flexible Policies Affect Access and Opportunity?

A growing number of institutions have adopted or are considering test-optional or -flexible policies in recent years.
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Presidential Perspectives: Alison Byerly, president of Lafayette College

Lafayette College is working to grow its financial aid budget to support increased socioeconomic diversity.
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Fall 2019 Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter Welcome to The American Talent Initiative quarterly newsletter – your source for news and insights on how we’re working toward our 50,000-by-2025 goal. Presidential Perspective: Alison Byerly, Lafayette College Presidential Perspective: Alison Byerly, Lafayette College Lafayette College is working to grow its financial aid budget to support increased socioeconomic diversity. We spoke with […]
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Supporting Postsecondary Access and Success for Rural Students

The American Talent Initiative (ATI), a coalition of high-graduation-rate colleges and universities committed to enrolling and graduating...
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Presidential Perspectives: David Greene, president of Colby College

Over the last few years, Colby College has made a concerted effort to diversify its student body.
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Spring 2019 Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter Welcome to The American Talent Initiative quarterly newsletter – your source for news and insights on how we’re working toward our 50,000-by-2025 goal. Presidential Perspective: David A. Greene, Colby College Presidential Perspective: David A. Greene, Colby College Over the last few years, Colby College has made a concerted effort to diversify its student […]
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Presidential Perspectives: Robert Jones, Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has shown a commitment to lower-income students...
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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter Welcome to The American Talent Initiative quarterly newsletter – your source for news and insights on how we’re working toward our 50,000-by-2025 goal. The American Talent Initiative Impact Report The American Talent Initiative Impact Report Today, the American Talent Initiative released its 2018 Impact Report, which details collective progress to the goal of […]
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Presidential Perspectives: Carol Folt, president of the University of Southern California and former Chancellor of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has set a goal to double—from 100 to 200 students...
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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter Welcome to The American Talent Initiative quarterly newsletter – your source for news and insights on how we’re working toward our 50,000-by-2025 goal. Presidential Perspective: Chancellor Carol Folt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Presidential Perspective: Chancellor Carol Folt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina at […]
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Presidential Perspectives: Eric Spina, president of the University of Dayton

The University of Dayton aims to increase Pell-eligible student enrollment in each entering cohort from 14% in Fall 2017...
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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Quarterly Newsletter Welcome to The American Talent Initiative quarterly newsletter – your source for news and insights on how we’re working toward our 50,000-by-2025 goal. Presidential Perspectives: Eric F. Spina, University of Dayton Expand Presidential Perspectives: Eric F. Spina, University of Dayton The University of Dayton aims to increase Pell-eligible student enrollment in each entering […]
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The American Talent Initiative’s Fall 2017 Data Working Group Meeting

In early October, the American Talent Initiative hosted main points of contact from member institutions in Washington, DC.
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The American Talent Initiative’s Fall 2017 Strategic Support Meeting

Earlier this month, more than 100 representatives from American Talent Initiative (ATI) member institutions and partner organizations convened...
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Growing the American Talent Initiative: Increasing Access and Opportunity for Lower-Income Students

In December 2016, Ithaka S+R, in collaboration with the Aspen Institute and with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies...
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Finding Funds to Support Student Access and Success: Ithaka S+R’s First Strategy Paper for the American Talent Initiative

There is ample evidence that low- and moderate-income students with the talent to earn admission thrive...
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Joining Together to Expand Access and Opportunity: Introducing the American Talent Initiative

Thirty of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities today announced a new venture to substantially expand...
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