Higher Education News and Jobs
by Catherine Morris

When it comes to accessing college, students who have experienced the foster care system have a steep hill to climb. Studies indicate that while the majority of foster youth say that they want to go to college few will ever attain a degree.

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by Reginald Stuart

As the 2017-18 school year starts, Tanya Torres debuts as president of Fisk’s Student Government Association (SGA), making her the first Hispanic to serve as the elected student leader of the 151-year-old historically Black university.

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by Catherine Morris

According to Ben Trachtenberg, associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, current conversations around Title IX enforcement often skip over one key element: the impact of racial bias on disciplinary outcomes at colleges and universities.

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by Catherine Morris

A GenForward survey found that millennials are split on the fundamental issue of what the main goal of a public school education should be.

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by Joseph Hong

As the school year begins at most college campuses, three major academic organizations are making clear their commitment to free speech for university professors.

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by Joseph Hong

The Department of Education announced on Friday that the annual national conference of historically Black colleges and universities scheduled for September 17-19 will be postponed.

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Higher Ed Curriculum Must Address Race, Racism

Higher Ed Curriculum Must Address Race, Racism

by Cornelius Gilbert

We are living in a time when issues of race, and racism, are on the table.

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Facts Favor Jemele Hill Over Trump

Facts Favor Jemele Hill Over Trump

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The primary question at the center of the controversy is: Was Hill wrong in her assessment of President Trump as a White supremacist? Let’s examine the evidence.

Survival Tips for Faculty of Color

Survival Tips for Faculty of Color

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With the advent of social media, faculty of color who utilize culturally responsive and relevant teaching pedagogies or who challenge discriminatory practices become the targets of conservative uproar.

Napolitano Welcomes Other Schools and Universities to Join DACA Lawsuit

Napolitano Welcomes Other Schools and Universities to Join DACA Lawsuit

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As the head of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, UC President Janet Napolitano knows all about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

by Catherine Morris

When it comes to accessing college, students who have experienced the foster care system have a steep hill to climb. Studies indicate that while the majority of foster youth say that they want to go to college few will ever attain a degree.

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The longtime president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College plans to retire. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Marilyn Schlack, who has held the post since 1982, submitted a letter of retirement at the school’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday. Schlack, 81, says in an email to faculty and staff that “innovation and the […]

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by Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report

FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion. Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing […]

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by Associated Press

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The head of a business park in South Charleston says a community college is being evicted from its campus in a rent dispute. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports West Virginia Regional Technology Park Executive Director and CEO Russell Kruzelock sent a letter to BridgeValley Community and Technical College on Friday that an […]

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VERSAILLES, Ky. — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System says it has set a new high mark of graduates and credentials awarded. For the 2016-17 academic year, 16,146 students graduated from the college system. That’s a nine percent increase over the previous year. The previous high was 15,958 in 2013-14. The college system says […]

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Black Issues

A First at Fisk: Tanya Torres Steps Into Groundbreaking Role
by Reginald Stuart

As the 2017-18 school year starts, Tanya Torres debuts as president of Fisk’s Student Government Association (SGA), making her the first Hispanic to serve as the elected student leader of the 151-year-old historically Black university.

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by Associated Press

ITHACA, N.Y. — A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a Black student by a white student that police say may have been racially motivated. Psi Upsilon’s alumni board of governors told the Ivy League school on Tuesday that the chapter […]

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

The regulatory changes being pursued by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the student loan arena could “spell disaster for students of color who are too often exploited in consumer lending,” a group of 39 organizations said in a letter to DeVos.

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Latino Issues

A First at Fisk: Tanya Torres Steps Into Groundbreaking Role
by Reginald Stuart

As the 2017-18 school year starts, Tanya Torres debuts as president of Fisk’s Student Government Association (SGA), making her the first Hispanic to serve as the elected student leader of the 151-year-old historically Black university.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

The regulatory changes being pursued by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the student loan arena could “spell disaster for students of color who are too often exploited in consumer lending,” a group of 39 organizations said in a letter to DeVos.

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by Catherine Morris

A GenForward survey found that millennials are split on the fundamental issue of what the main goal of a public school education should be.

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Asian American Issues

Survey: Millennials Divided Over Goal of Public School Education
by Catherine Morris

A GenForward survey found that millennials are split on the fundamental issue of what the main goal of a public school education should be.

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by Gia Savage

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions report, backed by a campaign that utilized 52 data points for 52 weeks, highlights the contributions that MSIs make to higher education.

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by Associated Press

LONDON — The editor of “The China Quarterly” says Cambridge University Press has agreed to restore more than 300 politically sensitive articles that had been removed from the publisher’s website in China at the behest of authorities. Quarterly editor Tim Pringle told The Associated Press on Monday that the publisher agreed to repost the articles […]

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American Indian Issues

New Report Brings Facts to Light on Minority Serving Institutions
by Gia Savage

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions report, backed by a campaign that utilized 52 data points for 52 weeks, highlights the contributions that MSIs make to higher education.

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by Dave Collins, Associated Press

Yale University said it will remove a “problematic” doorway stone carving that depicts a Puritan settler aiming a musket at a Native American, a decision that follows criticism for initially covering up the musket with removable stonework.

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by Tiffany Pennamon

On the final day of the Tribal College and University (TCU) Presidents’ Convening, several Educational Testing Service researchers and higher education experts offered strategic tools to prepare students for long-term career success throughout their matriculation.

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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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