Higher Education News and Jobs

by Emil Guillermo

Called the “Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act,” or “BRIDGE Act,” the law will give students temporary protection from deportation, and allow work permits to continue without interruption.

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by Lois Elfman

As the first and thus far only female to be appointed commissioner of a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) athletic conference, Judy MacLeod serves as an inspiration and motivator to those eager to see more diverse representations in intercollegiate athletics.

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Dr. Shaun R. Harper, an expert on campus climate and racial equity, is leaving the University of Pennsylvania to join the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

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by Emil Guillermo

Call the inaugural what it is. It is the celebration of an incoming administration that threatens everything a college founded by slaves stands for.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

There are indications that the Trump administration will be anti-education in general, anti-academic freedom specifically, and that it will be hostile to undocumented students.

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by Emil Guillermo

With less than a month away from a Trump administration and the possible end of the DACA program, there’s a new X factor emerging on whether colleges should become “sanctuary” campuses.

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Going High: Soaring Like Michelle Obama

Going High: Soaring Like Michelle Obama

by Chinwe O. Okeke

Secretly, I was going for the “Michelle Obama look”: elegance, grace, beauty, and intricacy that displayed a synergy of sophistication sprinkled with femininity.

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Letting Go and Moving Forward in 2017

Letting Go and Moving Forward in 2017

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The year 2016 started out with a great deal of promise. Before we lament, we must still be thankful for all that happened last year.

Kim Burrell’s Words Show Homophobia Alive and Well in Black Community

Kim Burrell’s Words Show Homophobia Alive and Well in Black Community

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Kim Burrell has added her undeniably controversial perspective on an issue that has been an ongoing source of contention within the Black community — homophobia.

There’s a Price to Pay for Using Credit Cards

There’s a Price to Pay for Using Credit Cards

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Young consumers are the most vulnerable when it comes to credit cards.

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SAN FRANCISCO — City College of San Francisco — one of California’s largest community colleges — has won its five-year fight to keep its accreditation. Chancellor Susan Lamb said in an email Friday that the accrediting commission had decided to extend the school’s seal of approval for a full term of seven years. The San […]

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by Associated Press

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College President William Lewis is set to retire this summer. News outlets report that school officials in a news release that Lewis notified the college’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday that he will retire June 30. He has been president of PRCC since 2000. Adam Breerwood, vice president for […]

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by Diverse Staff

Dr. Kay McClenney, a veteran leader in education and a community college advocate, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Diverse Champions Award.

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by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The new Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor has officially gotten the job, drawing praise from Gov. Bill Haslam and higher education officials. The Tennessean reports Flora Tydings was confirmed as college system chancellor Tuesday. She starts Feb. 1. Haslam praised the Chattanooga State Community College president for fostering relationships with businesses, community […]

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by Christina Sturdivant

At Grand Rapids Community College, Dr. Bill Pink will not only be memorialized as a college president, but as the first African-American to hold the position at the 100-year-old institution.

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Black Issues

Donors Solve Talladega College’s Inaugural Parade Funding Issue
by Diverse Staff

Talladega College said it needed $75,000 to carry out the controversial decision to have its marching band perform in President-electDonald J. Trump’s inaugural parade Friday. As of Monday, donors have pledged more than $400,000 on the Alabama school’s GoFundMe page and an appearance by the historically Black college’s President Billy C. Hawkins last Friday on […]

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by David Pluviose

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund announced on Thursday the launch of the Center for Advancing Opportunity, which is supported by a $26 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries.

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by Juliet Linderman, Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A trial to determine the best way to cure inequality among Maryland’s colleges and universities is underway in federal court in Baltimore. The decade-old case being heard Monday involves a coalition representing the state’s four historically Black colleges that says the state has underfunded the institutions while developing programs at traditionally White schools […]

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Latino Issues

Bipartisan Congressional Effort Aimed at Protecting Undocumented DREAMERS
by Emil Guillermo

Called the “Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act,” or “BRIDGE Act,” the law will give students temporary protection from deportation, and allow work permits to continue without interruption.

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by Matthew Lynch

With the rise in diversity, colleges and universities need to focus on how to not only enroll student of color, but to ensure their success.

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by Matthew Lynch

Looking at his proposed ideas and policies, here are some ways that these institutions could be affected once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

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Asian American Issues

Growth in K-12 Student Diversity Impacts Postsecondary Education
by Matthew Lynch

With the rise in diversity, colleges and universities need to focus on how to not only enroll student of color, but to ensure their success.

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by Lydia Lum

Wealth among Asian Americans is so highly concentrated among those at the top of the socioeconomic ladder that wealth inequality among people of Asian descent is even greater than wealth inequality among Whites.

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by Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University-Alexandria has a new chancellor. LSU President F. King Alexander announced in a news release Tuesday Guiyou Huang will take over the chancellor’s post on Jan. 1. Huang is currently the senior vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty and professor of English at Norwich University, in […]

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American Indian Issues

Haskell Indian Nations University’s Attorneys: School not Subject to Title IX
by Associated Press

The university’s attorneys — contesting a lawsuit filed by a former student over an alleged rape — argue that the school is not subject to Title IX, which prohibits gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence in education.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

When the 2020 Census comes around, I will declare myself American Indian. I will do so both as an act of affirmation, but also, as an act of rebellion against a government that sees me both as alien and as less than human.

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by Reginald Stuart

Tribal colleges partner with Northern Arizona University to improve educational opportunities for Native Americans in the region.

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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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