Higher Education News and Jobs
by Jon Marcus

New report urges boards of trustees to constrain continuing administrative bloat.

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by Monica Levitan

Three programs at Rowan University with goals to promote diversity and equality for underrepresented races and sexualities on and off campus recently have been awarded grants by the National Science Foundation to aid those efforts.

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by Gia Savage

A first-of-its kind report on enrollment and completion outcomes for students of color at minority serving institutions (MSIs) reveals a number of disparities between what is actually taking place and what is being reported in graduation rates by the federal government. The Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) at the American Council on Education […]

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by Walter Hudson

A Black former law professor whose discrimination battle against Campbell University boiled over into Christian radio and social media on July 7, has filed a new federal complaint against the Raleigh, N.C. law school.

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by Emil Guillermo

Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first and only female winner of prestigious Fields Medal in math, succumbs to cancer.

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Dr. Luns C. Richardson has the distinct privilege of being one of the nation’s longest-serving college presidents. And among presidents of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the ordained Baptist preacher has outlasted his contemporaries, taking the longevity mantle from Dr. Norman Francis, who retired in 2015 after leading Xavier University in New Orleans for […]

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Has California Found the Answer to More Equitable Developmental Education?

Has California Found the Answer to More Equitable Developmental Education?

by DeShawn Preston

California Bill AB 705 aims to reduce the burden of performing well on a standardized test as the singular opportunity for students to get into credit-bearing courses.

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Trump Relegates Transgender Americans to Ranks of Second-Class Citizens

Trump Relegates Transgender Americans to Ranks of Second-Class Citizens

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On July 26, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced — via Twitter, of course — that transgender people will be banned from serving in the military in any capacity.

Math Big Factor in Diversifying STEM Pipeline

Math Big Factor in Diversifying STEM Pipeline

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The common denominator for entry into most STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors is the ability to successfully complete high-level math courses. There is no getting around this requirement in order to obtain degrees in majors like engineering, computer science and chemistry. There may not be one magic bullet that will increase the diversity […]

‘Just in Case,’ Is That Our New Anthem These Days?

‘Just in Case,’ Is That Our New Anthem These Days?

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In 2017, Black men in America walk a dangerous walk. The relationship between Black men and the police is problematic, at best.

by Catherine Morris

This past fall, the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College welcomed the first cohort of six students to the UD Sinclair Academy, a new joint venture intended to bridge the distance between the two schools.

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by Clarice Silber, Associated Press

PHOENIX — A former legislator who championed most of Arizona’s toughest immigration laws is threatening to sue the state university system over its decision to at least temporarily keep providing lower in-state tuition rates for immigrants granted deferred deportation status. Former state Senate President Russell Pearce says a 2006 voter-enacted law prohibits public benefits for […]

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by Monica Levitan

In an effort to improve academic achievement among African Americans, a Kentucky school board has approved the creation of an academy tailored to Black male students in Louisville.

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by Associated Press

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A conservative nonprofit student group at a community college in southeastern Michigan has sued the school, saying its policy of requiring permission for public speech violates members’ First Amendment rights. Attorneys representing Turning Point USA say the Macomb Community College chapter is challenging the school’s expressive activity policy in a federal […]

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by Catherine Morris

Ohio has become the 24th state to allow its community colleges to offer four-year degrees.

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Black Issues

Southern University Fires Vice Chancellor Dumas
by Diverse Staff

Southern University has fired Dr. Brandon K. Dumas, the school’s vice chancellor for student affairs who was placed on administrative leave last month for undisclosed reasons. Dumas will have the opportunity to appeal his termination to the historically Black institution’s board of supervisors Friday. Dumas, who had served in his position for nearly five years, […]

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by Gia Savage

HBCU presidents and executives convened a summit to develop more strategic ways to turn their campuses into safe spaces for students that identify as LGBTQ.

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by Gia Savage

Dr. Jonathan Higgins, an educator and advocate for social justice issues that affect the Black and LGBTQ community, was recently fired from his position with the Queer Resource Center of Claremont Colleges in California, because of his “tweets and social media presence.”

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Latino Issues

Program to Help Guide Hispanic Prep Students to College
by Gia Savage

The Hispanic Student College Institute is aimed at helping students become better prepared for applying to colleges by learning about the search and application process, essay writing, resume building, and developing leadership and public speaking skills.

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by Clarice Silber, Associated Press

PHOENIX — A former Arizona lawmaker known as the driving force behind most of the state’s toughest immigration laws is moving to challenge the university system for temporarily allowing young immigrants protected from deportation to keep paying lower-cost in-state tuition. It comes after a court ruled that students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, […]

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by Gia Savage

One of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization has changed its name in an effort to appeal to a younger generation. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—known for its advocacy civil rights work on behalf of Hispanic communities—is now called “UnidosUS,” which is translated to mean “united.” The name change is an effort by […]

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Asian American Issues

Teens From 15 States Learn Mandarin Chinese in Mississippi
by Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. — Thirty American teenagers are learning to speak Mandarin Chinese during an intensive summer program at the University of Mississippi. Now in its 11th year, Mississippi StarTalk is a federally funded program for students who will be high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. A university news release says language classes are taught at […]

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by Associated Press

NEW YORK — A Columbia University professor who specializes in modern Korean and East Asian history has returned a 2014 prize he received from the American Historical Association after some sources in the winning book were questioned. Charles K. Armstrong, author of “Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992,” won the association’s […]

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by Sara Burnett, Associated Press

CHICAGO — The 28-year-old Illinois man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois’ highly competitive physics graduate program in 2013. Brendt Allen Christensen originally planned to earn a doctorate degree, but told his graduate adviser in 2016 he had changed […]

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American Indian Issues

Experts: Colleges’ Media Messages Need Diverse Appeal
by Catherine Morris

As the U.S. looks ahead to a “majority-minority” future, colleges and universities ought to make an effort to broaden their outreach to diverse audiences, according to Alberto Avendano, Washington bureau chief of the National Association of Hispanic Publications.

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by Monica Levitan

Montana State University researchers have received a $282,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a new approach to solving issues on Montana’s Indian Reservations.

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by James Nord, Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says he can see a future in which reservation hospitals and health centers across South Dakota employ pharmacists and lab scientists educated at his school, with doctors and administrators also trained at institutions in the state. The land-grant university is pursuing a new initiative […]

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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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