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At a young age, David J. Johns spent an hour traveling to and from school to receive the quality education that his mother –an impassioned social justice advocate— knew would give him access to opportunities for a better life.

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Two universities recently convened a symposium to honor the work and influence of the late civil rights lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston.

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The job market for Ph.D.’s in the humanities is notoriously unforgiving, but students finishing their doctoral studies in English at Fordham University may find their employment search a bit easier thanks to a new funding package.

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by Walter Hudson

A federal judge has appointed a “special master” to help craft a plan to resolve a longstanding battle over whether historically Black colleges and universities in Maryland were denied the chance to attract students of other races because academic programs at HBCUs were duplicated by traditionally White institutions.

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Native American journalist and professor Mark N. Trahant will organize a previously denied journalism lecture series, bringing reporters who covered the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock to the University of North Dakota.

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Ten years ago, the number of Hispanic College presidents in the United States was about 5 percent. Today, it is down to roughly about 4 percent.

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Win Your Students Back

by Jeffrey Pierce II

Customer service should be the top priority for every HBCU because it ensures their livelihood. Students are faced with a myriad of educational opportunities, and their decision to choose an HBCU largely depends on how they are treated.

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Pro Athletes Have a Unique Platform and They’re Using It

Pro Athletes Have a Unique Platform and They’re Using It

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Certainly, before Colin Kaepernick’s gesture, you didn’t see cameras scanning the crowd to see who was standing and who was sitting.

Black Scholarship Matters

Black Scholarship Matters

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Yes, Black Lives Matter, but so do Black scholarship and Black professors, too.

Double Agents in Journalism

Double Agents in Journalism

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A number of purportedly “liberal/progressive” journalists were actively involved in assisting the Breitbart machine, in particular, serving as a conduit of sorts to right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopolous.

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Under Dr. John Sygielski’s leadership, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College has made great strides in creating an inclusive environment.

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WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — New Jersey authorities say a community college student who has been missing for more than a month has been found dead near the college’s campus. State officials say 18-year-old Nick Pratico was last seen on Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor Township campus on Sept. 20. New Jersey State Police […]

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Over the past five years, West Kentucky Community and Technical College has built a comprehensive support network for student veterans.

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by Joseph Hong

Conversations about Dr. Mike Muñoz and his work at Rio Hondo College always seem to come back to his equity-centered approach.

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Are text-based “nudges” the answer to helping students succeed in school? Up to a point, many experts say.

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Black Issues

Program Aims to Help Virginia Students Apply to College
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RICHMOND — Every public four-year college and university in Virginia will participate in a program aimed at helping thousands of high school students apply to college. During Virginia College Application Week — Nov. 13 through Nov. 17 — participating students are encouraged to submit at least one college application. This year, 66 high schools around […]

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by Todd Richmond, Associated Press

MADISON, Wis — Minority, disabled and gay students say they’re having a tougher time surviving on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus than most students, according to a survey the university released Wednesday. The survey found about 80 percent of student respondents said they often felt welcome and respected at UW-Madison. However, only 65 percent of […]

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Black students at Kansas State University voiced concerns about recent racist incidents at a meeting with top school officials on Wednesday night after a car was found near campus earlier in the day scrawled with racial slurs and threats. University spokesman Jeff Morris said the meeting discussed a range of concerns from […]

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Latino Issues

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Ten years ago, the number of Hispanic College presidents in the United States was about 5 percent. Today, it is down to roughly about 4 percent.

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by Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University is enrolling up to 50 students from the University of Puerto Rico tuition free following the destruction of Hurricane Maria. The Ivy League school in Providence will help the students find housing, as many still have no power or running water at their homes in Puerto Rico. Brown has already […]

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by Gia Savage

Dr. Carlos Medina, vice chancellor and chief diversity officer for the State University of New York (SUNY), says that his introduction to higher education administration did not have a linear trajectory. He initially wanted to become a teacher and did achieve this goal after having obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from the State University […]

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Asian American Issues

by Alexis Anderson

Some Asian students see only one path forward. They must get the best grades. They need to get the highest honors. They have to do all these things to gain acceptance into the most elite colleges, where the process starts anew.

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In an Education Writers Association higher ed session Tuesday, key figures debated whether affirmative action policies are discriminatory of Asian American students.

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One of the best ways for Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander students to move from the margins of higher education to the mainstream is for colleges and universities to institutionalize the programs designed to serve them.

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American Indian Issues

Trahant Moving Forward With Standing Rock Lecture Series
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Native American journalist and professor Mark N. Trahant will organize a previously denied journalism lecture series, bringing reporters who covered the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock to the University of North Dakota.

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by Gia Savage

ETS also has partnered with three Tribal Colleges to go even deeper than the survey, conducting phone interviews and site visits to further explore the challenges that schools face in admitting and retaining minority, specifically Native American, teacher candidates.

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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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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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