Higher Education News and Jobs


by B. Denise Hawkins

Heather Johnson, a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar, has found that 1 in 10 young adults suffer from hypertension and at rates close to those of people as old as their parents and grandparents.

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by Donna Y. Ford

We cannot discount and neglect the increasingly diverse nation and scholars and readers of color.

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Dr. Wendy Cheng, a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar, has found a way to combine her love for photography into her ongoing scholarship of tackling issues of racism and structural inequalities.

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by Robbie R. Morganfield

What do you do when no one seems to care about what you care about and you are convinced that what you care about is really important?

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by Emil Guillermo

The hype of Super Bowl 50 is well underway, but it began last week with a bold blast of truth from the man of the hour ― a 26-year-old who just graduated in June with a sociology degree from Auburn University.

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by B. Denise Hawkins

James M. Carothers, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Washington, uses cellular design to investigate solutions to real-world problems.

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Sanders is Right: Tuition-free Education for All

by Randall Perez

His proposal would subsidize attendance to public colleges and universities so that students, and in many cases, their parents, would no longer have to bear the financial burden of college.

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Designing the Future

In this issue: Skidmore College's Dr. Amber Wiley and her fellow 2016 Emerging Scholars breaking the bounds of academic convention in profound ways.

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Millennials Lacking the Urge to Drive

Millennials Lacking the Urge to Drive

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A recent report conducted by the Transportation Research Institute at University of Michigan indicated that a number of millennials (1980 to 1998) are resisting the urge to get behind the wheel.

The King Holiday is Over. Now What?

The King Holiday is Over. Now What?

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As we now pass the King Holiday and onto February, which is Black History Month, let us rededicate ourselves to some guiding principles.

2015: Yet Another Turbulent Year for Black America

2015: Yet Another Turbulent Year for Black America

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To put it bluntly, 2015 was a year that left its brash, brutal, ugly stain of racism on America.

by Catherine Morris

Only 14 percent of students who transfer from community college to a four-year school graduate with a bachelor’s degree within six years, according to a joint study.

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by Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. ― A group of Democratic lawmakers in Washington have announced a proposal to make community college and technical college free for state residents without a bachelor’s degree. Some qualifying students could also get a stipend for books and other expenses based on family income, lawmakers said at a news conference on Tuesday. The […]

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by Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press

WENTWORTH, N.C. ― North Carolina community college leaders could decide whether to let schools tack a local surcharge onto student tuition as campuses search for money to upgrade equipment to train future workers for jobs in manufacturing and health care. Campus presidents of the 58-school system will decide later this month whether to push for […]

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By Associated Press DENVER — The Colorado Community College System is warning several dozen online instructors that their jobs are at risk if they do not live in Colorado. The Denver Post that college system officials say they are “phasing out” teachers who live outside the state. They say it has become too expensive and […]

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by Catherine Morris

Foundations for Assisting in Home Care is targeted at individuals who are considering pursuing a degree in health care and anyone who feels the need for guidance on how to assist the elderly or those who are ill.

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Black Issues

Kentucky President Forms Committee to Consider Controversial Mural
by Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. ― University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has formed a committee to decide the fate of a controversial Great Depression-era mural that features Black workers toiling in a tobacco field, Black musicians playing for White dancers and a Native American with a tomahawk. After meeting last semester with students who objected to the […]

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by Associated Press

CHICAGO ― Chicago State University trustees have declared a financial emergency at the troubled school that could make it easier to lay off employees. According to the Chicago Tribune, trustees at the predominantly Black university on Thursday declared a type of emergency that in the academic world means the school faces an imminent threat to […]

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by Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. ― The University of Missouri system has announced more than $920,000 in spending on diversity efforts as it seeks to recover from racial unrest on its Columbia campus. The four-campus system also announced Wednesday that it is planning forums with finalists for the role of the first ever system-level chief diversity, equity and […]

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Latino Issues

by Jamal Eric Watson

With a mother as a university professor and former dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso, there was little question that Dr. Robert Tinajero ― a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar ― would go on to achieve greatness.

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by Kate Brumback, Associated Press

ATLANTA ― Georgia’s highest court on Monday ruled against a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and wanted access to in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. However, the court decision hinged not on their immigration status, but on whether they were legally allowed to sue the […]

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Five majority research institutions and three Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) are teaming up to help increase the number of Latino professors at colleges and universities across the nation.

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Asian American Issues

by Lydia Lum

Dr. Paul Terasaki, who died Monday, developed a tissue-typing test in 1964 that became the international standard method of determining compatibility of organ donors with potential recipients.

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by Eric Freedman

The Southern University System’s former special assistant and counsel to the president has lost a Title VII retaliation and age discrimination suit stemming from elimination of her position.

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by Chao Danny Vang

It is my moral responsibility to use my knowledge and access to information to help address educational, social, health, and economic injustices in order to shape responsive policies and to change the cultural discourse and scripts about what it means to be a Hmong student in college.

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American Indian Issues

Brown Faculty to Consider Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day
by Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. ― Brown University faculty members are scheduled to vote this week on whether to rename the holiday once known on campus as Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. The Ivy League university in 2009 dropped the Columbus Day designation and changed the name of the holiday to Fall Weekend. But some people think […]

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by Gavin Clarkson and Joseph Scott Gladstone

Outside of tribal colleges, Native American student representation in four-year colleges is appallingly low—0.9 percent. It is even lower, 0.5 percent, at the graduate level.

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by Marietess Masulit

It is very possible to complete a program in higher education without engaging in a conversation around race, which is troubling.

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UDC President: America Needs to Address Relationship With Black Men

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

University of the District of Columbia President Ron Mason speaks out after the violent arrest of a young Black man on the college campus.

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