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by Olivia Johnson, Minnesota Daily

MINNEAPOLIS — When she was 6 or 7, Mona Minkara’s eyesight began to fade. Eventually diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone rod dystrophy, the post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Minnesota’s chemistry department is now working to create a STEM curriculum for blind children in developing countries, the Minnesota Daily reported. Minkara, is creating […]

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by Catherine Morris

Morehouse faculty says that their recent vote of no confidence in the college’s board chair reflects the concerns about the board’s governance style after viewing external audit documents from entities tasked with evaluating the board.

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by Diverse Staff

Civil rights activist and noted journalist Roger Wilkins, who led the Community Relations Service in the Johnson administration in the 1960s, has died at age 85.

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by Christina Sturdivant

Dr. Matthew Adams has heard that there are other LGBT staff members at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, but he hasn’t met any of them.

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by Emil Guillermo

When it comes to sexual abuse, or anything sexual that smacks of criminality, you report it to police. You don’t cover it up. You don’t think of the institution you represent first.

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by Pearl Stewart

Her mother’s sudden death, left Turner, who was then a 22-year-old sophomore at Cuyahoga Community College, and her police officer husband Jeffery, the task of caring for her six siblings and their own child.

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by Emil Guillermo

What is the situation like for professors of color at major universities, particularly the ones teaching the story of ethnic diversity?

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Some Black Employees Toil in Sunken Place University

Some Black Employees Toil in Sunken Place University

by Marcus Bright

The underlying theme of the hit movie “Get Out” is about a mind control process that conditions Black people to accept a marginalized status and continually choose to go into the back doors of life.

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The Scapegoating of Black Men

The Scapegoating of Black Men

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Last week, an 18-year-old White woman from Denison, Texas, Breana Talbott, was arrested and charged with a Class B misdemeanor for making a false report of being raped.

Retreat Provides Opportunity to Tune In to Black Males

Retreat Provides Opportunity to Tune In to Black Males

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The challenges that beset Black males remain daunting and should be a growing concern for all of us who care deeply about the future of higher education.

Respecting the Right of Free Speech

Respecting the Right of Free Speech

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Debates over free speech and intolerance have become, once again, news.

by Pearl Stewart

Her mother’s sudden death, left Turner, who was then a 22-year-old sophomore at Cuyahoga Community College, and her police officer husband Jeffery, the task of caring for her six siblings and their own child.

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by Catherine Morris

To succeed over the long term, promise programs “should be sustainable,” said Dr. Martha Kanter, meaning that they “shouldn’t just redirect federal or state aid.”

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by Matt O’Brien, Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature initiative this year – a proposal for two years of free tuition at the state’s public colleges — is off to a rocky start. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, a fellow Democrat, took to Twitter last month to call it “unsustainable and fiscally irresponsible.” Other lawmakers have […]

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by Sarah Morris, The Jonesboro Sun

JONESBORO, Ark. — Kyler Daniels has not yet graduated from Walnut Ridge High School, but the 19-year-old is already working as a certified nursing assistant. He has also earned needed certifications to work in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). For the past two years, Daniels has taken advantage of electives offered at his school’s […]

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by Jamal Evan Mazyck

The African American Male Education Network and Development organization (A2MEND) conference marked its 10th anniversary last week by attracting more than 1,000 attendees and more than doubling the total amount of scholarship money awarded last year.

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Black Issues

Activist, Journalist Roger Wilkins Dies
by Diverse Staff

Civil rights activist and noted journalist Roger Wilkins, who led the Community Relations Service in the Johnson administration in the 1960s, has died at age 85.

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by Catherine Morris

Morehouse faculty says that their recent vote of no confidence in the college’s board chair reflects the concerns about the board’s governance style after viewing external audit documents from entities tasked with evaluating the board.

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by Diverse Staff

Fisk University named Kevin Rome as its 16th president, filling the historically Black institution’s executive position on a non-interim basis for the first time since September 2015.

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Latino Issues

Napolitano to Send ‘Strong’ Message on Mexico Trip
by Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Janet Napolitano is crossing the border next week to send a “strong and loud” message to Mexico — which she clearly hopes will resonate in Washington — that America should not isolate its neighbor. The three-day trip starting next Wednesday is meant to reassure Mexico that UC campuses […]

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by Roberto Rodriguez

To understand the significance of re-indigenization, one needs to understand its anti-thesis: the 500-year process of de-indigenization.

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by Catherine Morris

An internal investigation into former University of Texas at San Antonio president Dr. Ricardo Romo found that Romo “more likely than not” violated the UTSA’s sexual harassment policies, the San Antonio Express-News reported on Monday. Romo was approaching retirement in August after serving as UTSA president for 18 years, but was placed on administrative leave […]

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Asian American Issues

Asian-American Studies Pioneer Philip Choy Dies
by Lydia Lum

A self-trained historian who was part of a teaching tandem behind the first college-level, Chinese American course in this country has died. Philip P. Choy, 90, passed away at his San Francisco home last week.

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by Emil Guillermo

What is the situation like for professors of color at major universities, particularly the ones teaching the story of ethnic diversity?

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by Katti Gray

Dr. Thai-Huy Nguyen, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, says he will function as a navigator to steer disadvantaged community college students through a system for which they are largely unfamiliar.

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American Indian Issues

Law School Program Provides Free Wills to Native Americans
by Associated Press

UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. — A University of Denver program is helping Native Americans draft wills, helping overcome a cultural aversion to discuss death. About 20 law students from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law visited the Upper Fruitland Chapter of the Navajo Nation to help tribe members draft wills, The Daily Times reported. […]

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by Lydia Lum

Educators and stakeholders of two-year institutions shared best practices, along with new and different ways to teach, stimulate learning and enhance the community college experience at last week’s League for Innovation.

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by Associated Press

RIVERTON, Wyo. — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols visited Wind River Indian Reservation schools this week as part of an outreach effort to promote new programs available for American Indian students attending UW. Her visit Wednesday also included a stop at the chambers of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho business councils. The Ranger […]

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Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and Completion

by Evelyn Waiwaiole, Jillian Kinzie and Sarita Brown

Both community colleges and bachelor’s degree-granting institutions across the country are responding to a chorus of calls for dramatic improvements in student success and college completion.

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