Higher Education News and Jobs

by Roberto Rodriguez

While most of the electorate believes that the president-elect will be handed the keys to the White House, others are holding out hope that the Electoral College could still disqualify him.

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by Bill Draper, Associated Press

Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts.

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by Reginald Stuart

Two of the nation’s oldest historically Black colleges were placed on probation Tuesday by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), signaling the two North Carolina institutions continue to battle financial challenges.

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by Catherine Morris

Lawmakers in Michigan are pushing to make Flint the state’s 11th Promise Zone to help residents get back on their feet as they cope with an ongoing water crisis and to encourage young people to stay in the city.

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by Catherine Morris

A new report shows a 19 percent gap in the graduation rate of Black and White bowl-bound, NCAA football players.

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by Emil Guillermo

The University of Southern California will mourn the loss of professor Bosco Tjan in a special prayer ceremony Monday, as the graduate student believed to have stabbed Tjan remains jailed.

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How HBCUs Can Better Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities

How HBCUs Can Better Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities

by Joy Banks, Antonio L. Ellis and Robert Palmer

A dearth of research has explored the experiences and need of students with disabilities at HBCUs.

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Turn the Page from November 8, 2016

Turn the Page from November 8, 2016

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We can lament, cry and whine all we want to about this election, but it is too late. We had the chance and the opportunity, but we didn’t seize the moment.

A Great Choice for University President, Until She Doesn’t Want to Be Bossed

A Great Choice for University President, Until She Doesn’t Want to Be Bossed

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Just as we saw immense sexism, including internalized sexism among White women, we are seeing sexism at HBCUs.

The 2016 Presidential Election — Postscript

The 2016 Presidential Election — Postscript

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For some people, November 8, 2016 is one of the greatest days in American history. Others may very well see it as a day that will live in political infamy.

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EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling over $200,000 from a nonprofit that promotes career and technical education programs for Oregon high school and community college students. The Register-Guard reports 74-year-old Thelma Clemons pleaded guilty to wire fraud Wednesday related to her attempt to cover up thefts that she carried out […]

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Food and housing insecurities continue to be a major issue for community college students across the nation, particularly African-American and Southeast Asian students.

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by Associated Press

LAS VEGAS, N.M. ― A recently completed special audit of a Las Vegas, New Mexico, community college is questioning the schools hiring practices. The Las Vegas Optic reports that according to the report there were multiple instances of family members of the Luna Community College president and board members receiving jobs, promotions and substantial pay […]

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by Blake Nicholson, Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. ― A small two-year college in northwestern North Dakota that offers free tuition to high-school graduates in the area is expanding the effort to Montana. Williston State College began the program two years ago in Williams County to increase the number of professionals such as nurses and accountants in the booming oil patch. […]

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by Pearl Stewart

Hundreds of four-year, liberal arts schools have decreased reliance upon ACT/SAT test scores in admissions. These institutions are self-identifying in three categories: test-optional, test-flexible and test-blind.

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Black Issues

Saint Augustine’s University, Bennett College on Probation
by Reginald Stuart

Two of the nation’s oldest historically Black colleges were placed on probation Tuesday by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), signaling the two North Carolina institutions continue to battle financial challenges.

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by Catherine Morris

A new report shows a 19 percent gap in the graduation rate of Black and White bowl-bound, NCAA football players.

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by Ronald W. Whitaker, II and Adriel A. Hilton

Despite the litany of studies that highlight the so-called “achievement gap,” we believe that framing the problems that impact the educational success of Black males as merely a “gap” is a cop-out.

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Latino Issues

Oregonian Analysis: State College Enrollment Diversifies
by Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — The number of Latino and multiracial students attending Oregon’s public universities has more than doubled in the past seven years, according to an analysis of enrollment records by a Portland newspaper. The state’s public universities collectively saw enrollment rise 5 percent from 2010 to 2016, largely because of an influx of minority […]

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by Roberto Rodriguez

Without question, this country is in unchartered territory. People across the country continue to express themselves in despair. Others in fear. Some panic, while still others prepare.

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by Associated Press

URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois is strengthening its ties with Mexico through new academic and research partnerships. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports university President Tim Killeen signed agreements during a trip to Mexico last week. He says they are part of the university’s efforts to diversify international student enrollment and increase its global impact. […]

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Asian American Issues

Guiyou Huang Named LSU-Alexandria Chancellor
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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by Grace Austin

Thousands of unhappy citizens took to the streets of Chicago in protest last night.

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by Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. ― Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands is calling on the university to double its enrollment of underrepresented minority groups over the next six years. The Roanoke Times reports that currently, about 12 percent of Tech’s students are Black, Hispanic or of Pacific Islander descent. Sands said during a board of visitors meeting Monday […]

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American Indian Issues

by Reginald Stuart

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

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by Grace Austin

Thousands of unhappy citizens took to the streets of Chicago in protest last night.

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by Christina Sturdivant

When Stacy Leeds accepted the position of dean at the University of Arkansas School of Law, she made history. Since 2011, she’s served as the only known Native American woman to lead a law school in the country.

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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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