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ATLANTA — The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education’s Standards of Professional Practice Institute reinforced several central tenets that organizers said are essential to supporting chief diversity officers in their efforts to accomplish institutional goals for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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ATLANTA — Those attending the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education 2018 Standards of Professional Practice Institute described the second annual event as affirming their experience as diversity officers.

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by Walter Hudson

The third class of HBCU Bi-Partisan Congressional Internship program interns traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to begin a summer internship aimed at increasing diversity and engagement on Capitol Hill vis-à-vis HBCUs.

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DENVER – Colleges and universities across the nation should implement a wide range of wrap-around services for first-generation students, said Janet Napolitano, who leads the University of California, one of the largest public university systems in the country.

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Bentley Gibson had magical powers as a princess from another planet. At least, that’s how the 5-year-old Black girl presented herself to a sea of White classmates in White Plains, N.Y. on the first day of school. She sensed that they regarded her as different, and make-believe was her mechanism for coping with the racial tension and subtle prejudice she would encounter in life.

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Providing access and opportunities to first-generation college students is the focus of a three-day gathering that has brought academicians, business leaders, nonprofit and civic organizations here from across the globe to strategize solutions.

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by Reginald Stuart

History teachers and mentees at higher education institutions across the nation expressed regrets and sorrow this week over the passing of one of their most noted peers—Dr. Ira Berlin, the renowned history professor who dramatically enhanced American appreciation and understanding of the role of slavery in America.

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PWIs and HBCUs Need to Create Partnerships, Not Competition

by Brandon C.M. Allen and Levon T. Esters

Collaborative efforts between predominantly White institutions and historically Black colleges and universities that utilize the strengths of both institutions can provide quality educational experiences and support for Black students.

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In this issue: Northwestern University professor Dr. E. Patrick Johnson has focused his scholarship on race, gender, sexuality and performance.

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Increase in American Suicides Has Historical Roots

Increase in American Suicides Has Historical Roots

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Recent research indicates that the recent rise in suicides across the nation can be attributed partly to historical social and psychological issues, including rural isolation and high veteran populations, pressure to live up to stereotypes, disillusion with the American dream and racism.

The Guilt of Not Responding to Microaggressions

The Guilt of Not Responding to Microaggressions

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Having navigated institutions where I was one of very few Latinos, I have become hyper-aware of all my interactions with people. So when a “harmless” joke is said toward me during a political and racial climate where people like me are often associated with thieves, criminals or even animals, these types of interactions do matter.

My Father to Me, Is the Father He Never Had

My Father to Me, Is the Father He Never Had

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I have had the privilege of having my father in my life. Like my best friend, my father’s father was absent from his life. My father to me, is the father he never had.

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San Diego Mesa College, Sacramento City College and Butte College are the latest community colleges to launch a student support program geared toward foster youth in higher education, according to an announcement last week from the California Community Colleges.

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The Wayne County Community College District in Detroit will host its inaugural Urban Community College Summit, bringing together a variety of stakeholders to identify strategies to strengthen educational and economic mobility for students attending urban community colleges nationwide.

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A new report this week from the Education Advisory Board encourages community colleges to increase support for part-time students in order to achieve equity and reduce the nearly 20-percentage-point achievement gap between White and minority students.

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by Sammy G. Allen

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s bold new budget proposal that awards community college districts funding not just for each enrolled student, but also based on the number of low-income students being served, has drawn praise and criticism.

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by Sierra Darville

Community colleges, along with other education-supporting organizations,are support student success with tools that encourage students to get involved in groups in school and in surrounding communities., say conference attendees.

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Black Issues

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The Ohio State University has named Dr. James L. Moore III, a prominent researcher and scholar, as its next vice provost for diversity and inclusion. Moore has served as interim vice provost and chief diversity officer since May 2017.

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Sandwiched between Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase and actress Reese Witherspoon, Dr. Michael Sorrell was named 34 on The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders published by Fortune magazine.

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The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, the prolific author and founder of Black Liberation Theology whose groundbreaking works inspired a generation of theologians and activists, has died at the age of 79.

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Latino Issues

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Dr. Linda Oubré will become Whittier College’s 15th president, taking office July 1, 2018, college officials announced this week. She will be the first person of color to serve as president in Whittier’s 131-year history.

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PHILADELPHIA – After graduating from college in 2002, Johanna Lopez spent a decade working in the banking industry before enrolling in community college. Now, she’s a fellow in a program created to increase the number of Latino professors working in the humanities at colleges and universities across the nation. 

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Ten years ago, the number of Hispanic College presidents in the United States was about 5 percent. Today, it is down to roughly about 4 percent.

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Asian American Issues

by Lydia Lum

Unless political candidates and their operatives more consistently and aggressively mobilize the Asian-American electorate and steer them into voter registration, the impact of this racial group at the polls will remain limited. So says a professor in response to an eyebrow-raising new study.

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HONG KONG — He is sometimes called the Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates of China. And like Zuckerberg and Gates, Chen Yidan — also known as Charles Chen — has used his financial empire to make education a top priority.

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The “Let’s Talk!” conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Education convened Pan-Asian college students, supporters and other educational leaders for a day-long forum addressing the success and well-being of Asian and Asian American college students across the country.

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American Indian Issues

University Fined for Violating Indian Remains Law
by Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A university in West Virginia has been fined $4,999 for failing to complete inventories of American Indian remains and artifacts in its possession. The U.S. Department of the Interior notified Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert of the fine in a letter this week. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter, […]

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by Lois Elfman

Building mutually beneficial knowledge alliances and driving positive impact for Native American communities are at the core of Dr. Tarissa Spoonhunter’s work in academia.

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Native American journalist and professor Mark N. Trahant will organize a previously denied journalism lecture series, bringing reporters who covered the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock to the University of North Dakota.

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NBPLC NHPLC 2017 Game Changers Panel

The 3rd Annual National Black and Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2017 Sponsored by AccessLex Institute. NYU School of Law. New York, New York.

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