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by Melanie Eversley

“Driving While Black,” a documentary in the works by a Cooperstown, N.Y., academic, a longtime documentary maker, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Steeplechase Films is scheduled to be shown on PBS next year.

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WASHINGTON – An intentional and campuswide approach and a holistic evaluation of underrepresented students in the admissions process can help graduate schools cultivate a diverse and inclusive student body and produce degree-holders who are culturally competent.

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Thousands of legislators, state superintendents, policymakers and education leaders convened this week for Excellence in Education’s (ExcelinEd) 11th annual National Summit on Education Reform to share innovative strategies, emerging trends and successful policies that are transforming the realm of higher education for the 21st century.

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by Lois Elfman

An important idea put forth at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum presented by Sports Business Journal (IAF) is that the overall well-being of a college or university and its student-athletes requires an alliance between the board of trustees, the president and the athletic director.

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Institutional racism, White supremacy and anti-Black attitudes fuel underrepresentation of Black students on college and university campuses across the United States, with access a battle constantly being waged in legal courts and the court of public opinion, according to an academic who addressed the 58th annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools this week.

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In an effort to close the degree attainment gap among adults aged 25-64 in California, the organization California Competes: Higher Education for a Strong Economy has outlined five strategies that will create pathways for adults to earn their college degree and simultaneously fuel the state’s economy.

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Remembering President George H. W. Bush

by William R. Harvey

It was a privilege and honor for me to have a friendly and professional relationship with President George H.W. Bush. I found him to be an extraordinary man of love, values, principles, standards, honesty, compassion, loyalty, camaraderie and character.

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In this issue: Dr. Ian Smith draws from personal experience in new thriller book about Ivy League secret societies.

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The Mentorship That Keeps Giving

The Mentorship That Keeps Giving

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to reflect on what I am most grateful for as a current doctoral student. I can go on and on about how fortunate I am to have an adviser like the one I have. Too often, I hear horror stories about advisers who are unsupportive, unreasonable, and simply unwilling to put their own research agendas aside for a moment to help their students find their own voice

Little Clarity in Sexual Harassment Rule Changes

Little Clarity in Sexual Harassment Rule Changes

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Poor Betsy DeVos. Three words that an accountant would never use for the woman connected to the Amway fortune, whose only real knowledge of education was being an anti-public school/pro-voucher advocate. But now, here she is, thrust into the role of nation’s top education official in a bit of White affirmative action by Donald Trump, another recipient of the same.

Giving Thanks Amid Political Uncertainty

Giving Thanks Amid Political Uncertainty

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In my family Thanksgiving has never been about pilgrims having a mythical dinner with Indian tribes they tried to eradicate. Instead, Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to show our gratitude for family, friendship and community. Over the last year, however, the mood in the United States has felt incredibly heavy. From mass acts of violence that have claimed the lives of innocent Americans to the more mundane political battles that amplify longstanding tensions, finding gratitude in this contentious political space seems elusive.

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Accelerate academic transitions, extend navigational supports and serve as career bridges are three principal recommendations of a new resource guide focused on aligning the K-12 system and community colleges for student success.

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Recent study and survey findings around the impact of year-round Pell (YRP) signal an opportunity for colleges and universities to increase awareness about the benefits of the grant aid.

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by Lois Elfman

A new report released late last week examines the critical role that community colleges play in social mobility and highlights why adequate and equitable funding are essential.

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Survey results recently published by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) highlight the continued racial and gender diversity gap between community college board of trustees around the country compared to its student population.

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Dr. Debra McCurdy will assume the role of president of Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) this spring after serving as president of Rhodes State College in Ohio for the last 11 years. McCurdy will succeed interim president Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr. in Spring 2019 as the college is working to boost enrollment and graduation […]

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Black Issues

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Institutional racism, White supremacy and anti-Black attitudes fuel underrepresentation of Black students on college and university campuses across the United States, with access a battle constantly being waged in legal courts and the court of public opinion, according to an academic who addressed the 58th annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools this week.

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Medicine is among the least diverse academic areas in higher education, and Weill Cornell Medicine’s efforts to turn that around have led to the appointment of accomplished physician-scientist Dr. Said Ibrahim as the institution’s inaugural senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion.

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With new questions about career preparation and purpose, this year’s National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results reveal key insights around empowering students to connect their field of study to career aspirations and the real world throughout their collegiate matriculation.

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Latino Issues

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Research has shown that having role-models and mentors who share racial/ethnic identities can contribute to an individual’s self-concept of pursuing similar careers. Too often, people from underrepresented racial or ethnic communities hear about the struggles their community faces, rather than their increasing growth and success in this country.

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Being intentional about recruiting and serving Latino students, cultivating a familial community on campus and using data to implement and tailor student support initiatives were some of the strategies discussed during Excelencia in Education’s Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Institute on Friday.

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Conversations on the importance of Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) internationalizing their campuses, advocacy for DREAMers and collaborative partnerships between other minority-serving institutions for Hispanic student success filled the final day of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ Annual Conference.

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Asian American Issues

by Lydia Lum

A new report lists multiple ways in which lawmakers and other thought leaders across the country can help Asian American communities obtain improved access to mental health services.

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This past week, I was moved by the memorial for the late Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien. The first Asian American to head a major research university, University of California Berkeley, which he led from 1990 to 1997, he was remembered again on the tenth anniversary of the naming of an East Asian Library in his honor.

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by Mengchen Ge

According to several studies, international students find it difficult to make trustworthy friends to talk to about personal problems, and are too shy to ask for clarifications and help when they need support. This can cause social alienation and segregation.

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American Indian Issues

by Lois Elfman

Building a supportive network is crucial for Native American scholars, many of whom are the only scholars in their field at a college or university.

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The education of Native American youth was part of the charter when Dartmouth College opened its stately doors two and a half centuries ago. But it wasn’t until recent years that the school began graduating indigenous students in significant numbers, and its Native American Studies program has emerged as one of the strongest in the United States.

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by Rachel E. Bryan

Native Americans have the lowest educational attainment of any race. One of the ways in which mainstream institutions are failing them is by simply not addressing the values of Native American students.

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Why the Nation Needs to Do College Attainment Better

On June 18, 2018, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education partnered with Educational Testing Service (ETS) and American Council on Education for a lively panel moderated by Diverse executive editor Dr. Jamal Eric Watson titled “Why the Nation Needs to Do College Attainment Better.”

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