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by David Pluviose

Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern, the Smithsonian Channel premieres “The Obama Years: The Power of Words,” with historians assessing the impact of Obama’s rhetoric in light of history.

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by Catherine Morris

When she was just 15, Dr. Nila Ricks, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, discovered that she was pregnant. For many, this might have meant the end of high school and the end of any college aspirations.

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by Emil Guillermo

The media mostly forgot that Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt signing an executive order authorizing the roundup and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry.

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by Catherine Morris

While there has been no word from the White House on when the order might be released and what directives it might contain, organizations have laid out their own proposals for what the order could accomplish.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

Scholars in Chicano studies and related disciplines, since the 1960s, have long debated the idea of when Mexican Americans as a people(s) came to be.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

By knowing their intertwined histories, perhaps both peoples will come to struggle together, which in fact they are increasingly doing so already.

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As the Academic World Turns, Leadership Evolves

As the Academic World Turns, Leadership Evolves

by Robin Mamlet

The following trends stand out as significant and influential in terms of how colleges and universities operate.

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For Now, Reality Reels In Milo Yiannopoulos

For Now, Reality Reels In Milo Yiannopoulos

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The “inclusion” afforded to Milo Yiannopoulos by some was only temporary and came with strings attached.

The Continued Undermining of Black History

The Continued Undermining of Black History

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President Trump in his awkward and ill-informed efforts to salute the accomplishments of Black Americans actually managed to marginalize and obscure the important contributions that were made by these individuals and their contemporaries.

Keeping Black History Alive for Future Generations

Keeping Black History Alive for Future Generations

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Just as Black History Month has been kept alive for you, you must now keep it alive for future generations.

by Catherine Morris

A new bill, SB 769, would double the number of four-year degree programs that the community college system can offer from 15 to 30.

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Several thousand educators from nearly 265 community colleges throughout the nation are meeting this week to strategize over how best to support and enhance student success work at their respective institutions.

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by Catherine Morris

Community colleges will play an important role in advancing President Donald Trump’s workforce agenda, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said at a meeting of community college leaders Thursday. It was DeVos’ first appearance at a conference event in her new role.

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by Catherine Morris

As she prepares to transition from Tarrant County College District in Texas to assume the leadership of Delaware County Community College, Dr. L. Joy Gates Black reflects on changes in the community college sector.

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by Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Two retired administrators want the Nevada Legislature to separate community colleges from what they call a university-centric funding system. Community colleges will get about $21 million out of $115 million in education funding increases over the next two years under Gov. Brian Sandoval’s budget, the Nevada Appeal reported. Retired community college […]

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Black Issues

Raheem Beyah Wants to Open More Doors to Cybersecurity
by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

For Dr. Raheem A. Beyah, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, the journey toward a career in teaching cybersecurity began with a simple desire to make sure his mother wouldn’t have to struggle.

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by David Pluviose

At an executive leadership forum, HBCU leaders across the HBCU spectrum gave their take on digital media, veteran students, student success and retention, and other topics of interest for HBCUs.

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by Catherine Morris

While there has been no word from the White House on when the order might be released and what directives it might contain, organizations have laid out their own proposals for what the order could accomplish.

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Latino Issues

Arkansas State University Revises Mexican Campus Contract
by Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas State University is finalizing plans to open a campus in Mexico. A new agreement between the university in Jonesboro and its Mexico campus will reset the length of the partnership to a decade and give the Arkansas school a chance to earn more from it, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday. […]

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by Catherine Morris

Currently, 35 percent of young adults in Texas age 25-34 hold an associate’s degree or higher. Texas’ goal is to raise that number to 60 percent by 2030.

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by Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO — The president of the University of Texas at San Antonio has been placed on leave pending a review of allegations related to his conduct. Ricardo Romo was scheduled to retire in August after almost two decades with the university when the University of Texas System chancellor announced the review in a written […]

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Asian American Issues

Nguyen Draws on Experience to Start Repairing Education Inequities
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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by Emil Guillermo

The media mostly forgot that Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt signing an executive order authorizing the roundup and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry.

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by Associated Press

CHICAGO — DePaul University has named its first lay president in the Chicago school’s 119-year history. The Catholic university on Thursday announced that A. Gabriel Esteban will be its 12th president as of July 1. He is currently president at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, where he has held the post since […]

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American Indian Issues

Mique’l Dangeli Puts Indigenous Art on Center Stage
by Pearl Stewart

Dr. Mique’l Dangeli, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, is not only a dedicated scholar of Northwest Coast culture and art; she also is an avid practitioner.

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by Associated Press

The university’s attorneys — contesting a lawsuit filed by a former student over an alleged rape — argue that the school is not subject to Title IX, which prohibits gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence in education.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

When the 2020 Census comes around, I will declare myself American Indian. I will do so both as an act of affirmation, but also, as an act of rebellion against a government that sees me both as alien and as less than human.

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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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