Higher Education News and Jobs

by Catherine Morris

Efforts to result in more women and minorities on track to become university or college presidents.

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by Associated Press

Five Louisiana universities are sharing a five-year $20 million grant to build a national consortium that supports advanced manufacturing research.

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by Joe Mandak, Associated Press

A Chinese citizen who lives in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges she took English-language fluency tests used for college entrance purposes for two other Chinese women.

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by Associated Press

The American Bar Association has approved Rutgers University’s plan to merge its two law schools into one entity with two campuses.

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by Lois Elfman

Prominent scholars in women’s and gender studies face challenges in increasing its presence on HBCU campuses.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Even when African-American students complete the recommended “core or more” college readiness courses in high school, they still don’t meet the “college readiness” benchmarks on the ACT at the same rate as other students, according to a new report released jointly Monday by ACT and UNCF.

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by Diverse Staff

Dr. George Cooper, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, died Sunday.

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by Catherine Morris

Could education be the path to helping former prison inmates reintegrate successfully into society?

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Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1890

by Peter McPherson

The Morrill Act of 1890 aimed to further expand access to higher education and the promise of opportunities that accompany such an education.

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Making Schools Accountable for Bad Loans May Pay Off

Making Schools Accountable for Bad Loans May Pay Off

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A bipartisan push to make schools share in the debt burden may help financial aid problems.

A New Day Marked by New Mourning

A New Day Marked by New Mourning

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It appears as though people of color are unable to have even a full week of mourning our fallen brothers and sisters before another one joins the tragic list.

Anaconda’s Grip:  How Body Shaming Is Strangling Black Women’s Self-Esteem

Anaconda’s Grip: How Body Shaming Is Strangling Black Women’s Self-Esteem

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Fueled by a short-lived twitter war between Nikki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the topic of what constitutes ideal body sizes between mainstream White America and Black women was re-ignited.

by Catherine Morris

The Community College of Baltimore County’s accelerated learning program has proved successful for students, despite the mired state of remedial education.

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by Catherine Morris

Two Baltimore schools recently received good and bad news respectively with regard to their accreditation status.

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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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Black Issues

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Factors cited range from substandard education and stereotypes to the lack of role models and the high cost of medical school.

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by Diverse Staff

Florida A&M University has reached a tentative agreement with the United Faculty of Florida that would result in a 1.5 percent across-the-board salary increase, retroactive to August 1, 2014.

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by Ronald Roach

Historically Black schools receive significant share of more than $4 million awarded to low-resource Division I institutions by the NCAA for helping student-athletes improve academic performance.

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Latino Issues

by Catherine Morris

To solve Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, cut spending on education and sell off government real estate, said a report commissioned by 34 hedge funds that own a large percentage of the commonwealth’s bonds.

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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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Asian American Issues

by Lydia Lum

The archives of 15 California State University campuses are collaborating to digitize about 10,000 documents and 100-plus oral histories connected to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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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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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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