Higher Education News and Jobs
by Lydia Lum

Now completing her 50th year at San Francisco State University, Dr. Anita Silvers is a nationally prominent champion of disability rights.

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by Ted Martinez Jr. and Susan A. Herney

Programs that prepare Hispanic role models for executive leadership are of increasing importance, especially as Hispanic enrollment in community colleges, now at an all-time high, continues to grow.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

People of Mexican descent that live in this country, live in a permanent state of dehumanization and thus also part of a permanent state of insurrection that, technically, can never end.

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by Emil Guillermo

Here’s a word of caution. When a politician uses the word “free,” have your hand on your wallet and one foot out the door.

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by Catherine Morris

Paul Sime knew early on that he had big aspirations. He has excelled both athletically and academically to the point that he has been named the male Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year by Diverse.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

It was a great forum and a great dialogue, but in a sense, it was the wrong question. The reason is that each time the answer will invariably mischaracterize, misdirect, or at best, deflect.

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Return of the Teach-In: Lessons Learned from Opening up Communication

Return of the Teach-In: Lessons Learned from Opening up Communication

by Dottie Morris and Celia Rabinowitz

At Keene State College, as well around the country, there was a sense that people on all sides of the political spectrum felt concerns that needed to be expressed.

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In this issue: Saluting community college advocate Dr. Kay McClenney, the 2017 recipient of the Diverse Champions Award.

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Lessons from the Lack of White Cornerbacks in the NFL

Lessons from the Lack of White Cornerbacks in the NFL

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The last time a White cornerback started in an NFL game was in the 2003 season. Let’s unpack some potential reasons for this and what lessons can potentially be applied to higher ed.

Lakin Institute a Model Program for Black CEO Development

Lakin Institute a Model Program for Black CEO Development

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The Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership was founded to prepare Black senior level community college executives for positions as chief executive officers.

O’Reilly and Floundering at FOX

O’Reilly and Floundering at FOX

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An unimaginable, or rather highly unlikely, situation transpired last week with the firing of Bill O’Reilly, host of the popular FOX News program The O’Reilly Factor.

by Ted Martinez Jr. and Susan A. Herney

Programs that prepare Hispanic role models for executive leadership are of increasing importance, especially as Hispanic enrollment in community colleges, now at an all-time high, continues to grow.

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The Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership was founded to prepare Black senior level community college executives for positions as chief executive officers.

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Dr. Kay McClenney, senior adviser to the president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, delivers remarks at the opening session of the 97th AACC Annual Convention in New Orleans. McClenney, right,  is the recipient of the 2017 Diverse Champions Award presented by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. AACC also presented the Harry S. Truman […]

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by Catherine Morris

Attending even just one semester of community college full-time, however, gives students a better chance of completing college, according to a report out on Wednesday.

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by Sheila Burke, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee House on Thursday passed a bill to enable older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge. The bill, which still has to clear the Senate, passed 87-6. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is pushing the bill, which comes three years after Tennessee became the […]

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Black Issues

Cynthia Warrick Becomes Permanent Stillman College President
by Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Stillman College board of trustees has selected interim president Cynthia Warrick as permanent president of the private college in Alabama. The Tuscaloosa News reports that Warrick, who succeeded Peter Millet in January, becomes the seventh president of the institution at a time when the college faces financial challenges. Warrick had been […]

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by Catherine Morris

“I’ve been in higher education for a long time, but I’ve not seen this level of uncertainty and unpredictability,” Dr. Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, said Monday.

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by Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Officials at Florida A&M University credit an intensive recruitment drive with increasing by more than a third the number of potential freshmen in next fall’s incoming class. University officials at the historically Black school said Monday that more than 2,000 potential freshmen have been admitted for next fall’s class, an increase of […]

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Latino Issues

Hispanic Leadership Pipeline Proving Vital
by Ted Martinez Jr. and Susan A. Herney

Programs that prepare Hispanic role models for executive leadership are of increasing importance, especially as Hispanic enrollment in community colleges, now at an all-time high, continues to grow.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

The Chicano Movement did not use the term “social justice,” though it was very much a part of its agenda.

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by Catherine Morris

“I’ve been in higher education for a long time, but I’ve not seen this level of uncertainty and unpredictability,” Dr. Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, said Monday.

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Asian American Issues

Wisconsin Students Push for Hmong-American Studies Program
by Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. — A group of Hmong-American undergraduates is pushing administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire more faculty who study the ethnic group and to launch a program through which students can earn a certificate in Hmong-American studies. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that several students of Southeast Asian descent formed the Hmong-American […]

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by Associated Press

BERKELEY, Calif. — A woman who sued the University of California and the former dean of UC Berkeley’s law school for sexual harassment is outraged that the school is allowing him to keep his tenured professorship, she announced Saturday. “This deal insults all who suffer harassment at the hands of those with power and privilege,” […]

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by Lydia Lum

The Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education conference has increasingly become a venue for undergraduate and graduate students to find common ground in their educational and life journeys.

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American Indian Issues

University of Wyoming to Open Native American Student Center
by Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming officials are opening a center for Native American students that they hope will help with student recruitment and retention. The Laramie Boomerang reports that UW Vice President of Student Affairs Sara Axelson told the UW Board of Trustees on Friday that Native American student retention for fall 2015-2016 was […]

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by Associated Press

UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. — A University of Denver program is helping Native Americans draft wills, helping overcome a cultural aversion to discuss death. About 20 law students from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law visited the Upper Fruitland Chapter of the Navajo Nation to help tribe members draft wills, The Daily Times reported. […]

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by Lydia Lum

Educators and stakeholders of two-year institutions shared best practices, along with new and different ways to teach, stimulate learning and enhance the community college experience at last week’s League for Innovation.

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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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