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At Minority-Serving Institutions across the country, students and faculty benefit from the work of Penn GSE’s Center for MSIs. In the last year alone, the Center, run by Marybeth Gasman, has produced in-depth reports, offered research fellowships, created a guide to graduate school for students at MSIs, and run a conference for early-career MSI faculty.
Three Penn GSE research centers — the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education, and the Institute for Research on Higher Education — join this call for knowledge about gun violence on college and university campuses:
Students from the wealthiest families in the United States are eight times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24 than their counterparts from the lowest earning families.
That reality — detailed in a new report released Tuesday by the Pell Institute and Penn GSE’s Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (PennAHEAD) — is one factor driving growing economic inequality, according to PennAHEAD director Laura Perna