Higher Education News and Jobs

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Researcher says its time to become better acquainted with the financial benefits of one- and two-year degrees and certificates.

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by Diverse Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. ― Jonathan Pinson, former board chairman of the South Carolina State University, was sentenced this week to five years in prison for skimming money and receiving kickbacks from several projects. Pinson, a Greenville businessman, also must pay restitution in the amount of $337,843.05 and is subject to five years’ supervision after his release. […]

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by Diverse Staff

Dr. Robin G. Cummings, a 59-year-old native of Pembroke and a member of the Lumbee Tribe, has been named chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

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by Diverse Staff

One of the first hires under the University of Florida’s Preeminence Initiative less than a year ago, Dr. Juan Gilbert has been named chairman of the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering.

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by Autumn A. Arnett

Dr. Evelyn Maria Thompson, who has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY at Oneonta since 2011, will be Coppin State University’s first female president.

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by Autumn A. Arnett

Southern University’s presidential search committee announced Friday that the pool of candidates for the job of system president and chancellor of the system’s Baton Rouge campus is down to six.

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by Lydia Lum

Journey to Success, a series of daylong college fairs across California, aims to improve rates of college enrollment, retention and graduation among underserved and educationally disadvantaged AAPIs.

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by Autumn A. Arnett

A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released Wednesday warns that persistent cuts to state higher ed budgets will widen the gap of college degree attainment.

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College study still remains out of reach for many, but support for early college programs could help overcome the hurdles.

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Identity Theft? Scholars Debate Cultural Appropriation in Greek Life

Identity Theft? Scholars Debate Cultural Appropriation in Greek Life

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Should Black American (and, more specifically, Black Greek) culture be flattered by the mimicry or concerned for potential misappropriation?

Instant replay: Are White Employees Scared of Students of Color at Kennesaw State?

Instant replay: Are White Employees Scared of Students of Color at Kennesaw State?

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Thanks to cop shootings, cell phones can capture all transgressions.

Race Relations at a Rocky Impasse

Race Relations at a Rocky Impasse

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A recent CBS News poll of 1,027 adults taken last week indicated that a majority of people believe that race relations are at their worst in more than two decades.

by Catherine Morris

Gov. Jerry Brown recently announced revisions to the original California state budget for 2015-16 that call for increased funding for community colleges.

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by Catherine Morris

Nearly 65 percent of students enrolling in a community college within six years of graduation from high school in Oregon will take at least one non-credit, developmental education class.

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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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by Catherine Morris

The Community College of Baltimore’s Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) has quickened the path towards credit-bearing courses for students in developmental writing classes and inspired other colleges to adopt a similar program.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Many career technical education programs show “substantial, positive earnings effects,” but a more granular look at the programs — and the characteristics and motives of students who enroll in them — is needed in order to determine which programs yield the best results.

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Black Issues

by Ronald Roach

Jackson State University is moving forward with long-held plans to establish Mississippi’s first-ever school of public health.

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by Autumn A. Arnett

Southern University’s presidential search committee announced Friday that the pool of candidates for the job of system president and chancellor of the system’s Baton Rouge campus is down to six.

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Dr. C. Reynold Verret, who is currently the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Savannah State University, has been tapped to be the next president of Xavier University in New Orleans.

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Latino Issues

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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by Ronald Roach

Broken practices and unproductive policies at California public colleges and universities pose serious barriers to Latino college success and potentially jeopardize the state’s future economy, a new report says.

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Asian American Issues

by Lydia Lum

The Asian-American population will grow 74 percent by 2040, but the number of this racial group’s registered voters will more than double, according to a new report.

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by Christina Sturdivant

Associate provost Jerry Kang will lead the charge as vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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by Lydia Lum

Journey to Success, a series of daylong college fairs across California, aims to improve rates of college enrollment, retention and graduation among underserved and educationally disadvantaged AAPIs.

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American Indian Issues

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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by Catherine Morris

The White House 2014 Native Youth Report, released on Wednesday, finds that Native youth and Native education “are in a state of emergency.”

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Thomas Sanchez Commencement Speech at Northwest Missouri State University

Thomas Sanchez, CEO of Social Driver, talks about the challenges he faced as a Hispanic growing up in rural America, rising in positions in corporate America, and then becoming an entrepreneur.

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