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Administered shortly after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this poll sheds light on higher education leaders’ views about freedom of speech on college campuses.

Promise programs have the potential to increase higher education attainment and close persisting gaps, write AHEAD’s Laura Perna & Elaine Leigh. But success depends on how the programs are structured, implemented and sustained.

Administered in the days following the November 2016 U.S. elections, this poll sheds light on higher education leaders’ immediate reactions to the results.

Penn AHEAD Senior Fellow Peter Eckel, alongside Cathy Trower, released new research addressing how institutions can create a tighter link between governance and institutional diversity. 

The University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate Executive Committee, led by Penn AHEAD's Executive Director Dr. Laura Perna, hosted a march of solidarity against racism on November 16, 2016.

Photo courtesy of Manon Voland

With financial support from Civic Nation, Penn AHEAD’s Laura Perna is launching a project designed to advance research-based understanding of College Promise programs in the United States. 

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