Higher Education News and Jobs

by Autumn A. Arnett

As he ends his 47-year stint as president of Xavier University, Dr. Norman Francis doesn’t sugarcoat the fact that HBCUs face “another tough decade” ahead.

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by Amanda Lee Meyers, Associated Press

The family of a California college student who died during a grueling fraternity hike sued the organization and the school on Wednesday, saying the young man’s death was senseless and easily preventable.

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by Catherine Morris

Only three states—Alaska, Wyoming, and North Dakota—are spending more per student than they did before the recession, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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by Associated Press

A Russian university has fired an American businessman after his presence on the faculty was questioned during a pro-Kremlin weekly television news program.

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by Lydia Lum

Racial and language minority students in elementary and middle school are less likely than their White, English-speaking peers to be identified as having learning disabilities, according to a new national study.

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by Kimberly Davis

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided to rehear a landmark case that could mean the end of affirmative action in college admissions decisions.

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by Catherine Morris

Jindal vetoes the attempt to change the TOPS program, a popular merit-based scholarship program that covers college tuition for Louisiana residents attending private and public schools in state.

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by Autumn A. Arnett

Social media is increasingly playing a crucial role in the fundraising campaigns of colleges and universities.

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Several months ago, I was invited to conduct a professional development session in a school with a high proportion of students of color and those living below the poverty line

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Same-Sex Fight Not Over

Same-Sex Fight Not Over

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Obama’s polarizing Friday shows the fight for same-sex equality still isn’t over.

Move to Remove Confederate Flag a Good Starting Point

Move to Remove Confederate Flag a Good Starting Point

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With a swiftness that no one could have possibly imagined, the Confederate battle flag potentially will be coming down in a number of places in the South following the lead of Gov. Nikki Haley’s actions Monday in South Carolina.

Dylann Roof is a Racist and Terrorist. Period.

Dylann Roof is a Racist and Terrorist. Period.

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The sad and sobering truth is that this is hardly the first time that a Black church has been the target of homegrown terrorism by White supremacists.

by Eric Freedman

Borough of Manhattan Community College and the chair of its Business Management Department must continue defending a race discrimination suit by an adjunct professor of Nigerian descent, a federal judge has ruled.

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by Catherine Morris

Advocates of the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) have been locked in a lawsuit since 2013.

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by Catherine Morris

In just the last year or so, Tennessee adopted a plan for free community colleges, as did Chicago and the Community College of Philadelphia. Now the Oregon state legislature is debating whether to institute a similar program.

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by Jamal E. Mazyck

The estimated 1,300 NISOD community college faculty, staff and administrator attendees took in sessions on social justice responses to conflict, diversity concerns and male student keys to success.

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by Catherine Morris

Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced revisions to the original California state budget for 2015-16 that call for increased funding for community colleges.

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Black Issues

by Autumn A. Arnett

As he ends his 47-year stint as president of Xavier University, Dr. Norman Francis doesn’t sugarcoat the fact that HBCUs face “another tough decade” ahead.

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by H. Richard Milner IV

Several months ago, I was invited to conduct a professional development session in a school with a high proportion of students of color and those living below the poverty line

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by Diverse Staff

The state’s Budget and Control Board has agreed to grant its request to extend repayment of a $6 million loan.

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Latino Issues

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

California State University, Fullerton is one of the top 25 institutions where Latinos earned bachelor’s degrees in health in 2012-13.

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by David Pluviose

Miami Dade College has prospered under Eduardo Padrón’s leadership as president over the last 20 years. The higher education icon is the 2015 recipient of the Diverse Champions Award.

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by Ronald Roach

Broken practices and unproductive policies at California public colleges and universities pose serious barriers to Latino college success and potentially jeopardize the state’s future economy, a new report says.

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Asian American Issues

A Question of Fairness at Heart of Lawsuit Against Harvard
by Catherine Morris

A recent lawsuit alleges that Harvard University’s admissions process discriminates against Asian Americans.

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by Catherine Morris

Dr. Yitang Zhang ascended into superstardom when his article was published in the Annals of Mathematics, validating several decades of quiet, dedicated work.

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by Lydia Lum

The Asian-American population will grow 74 percent by 2040, but the number of this racial group’s registered voters will more than double, according to a new report.

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American Indian Issues

by Robert Cook

Native graduates receive their eagle feathers and plumes and proudly wear them on their graduation caps or tied in their hair.

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by Catherine Morris

Of the students who attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, only half graduate from high school. Even fewer make it to college.

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by Autumn A. Arnett

Educators say that the ability to build a sense of community on campus is most critical for attracting and retaining Native American students.

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Exchange Program Expands Horizons of African-American Males

14 members of three fraternities at The Ohio State University (OSU) traveled to China last month, where they choreographed a step show for Chinese students as part of a cross-cultural awareness program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State.

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