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by Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. ― Kansas State University fraternities are calling on the university to begin investigating episodes of alleged sexual violence that occur off campus. The university’s Interfraternity Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday seeking the university’s involvement in off-campus incidents, The Manhattan Mercury reports. The move comes less than a week after two students sued […]

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by Robin L. Hughes

Prince did what so many of us, I think, want to do — transgress against the conventional and so-called normative, model or practice.

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Financial experts say that parents’ decision to finance thousands of dollars to send their child to their “dream” school, may have a devastating impact on their future.

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by Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. ― The University of Kentucky has suspended a fraternity for five years for alcohol and hazing violations. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a letter from Denise Simpson of the university Office of Student Affairs said Phi Kappa Psi engaged in behavior including forcing pledges to drink until they vomited, watch gay pornography and do […]

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Two years after President Obama established the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Task Force, the initiative is on track to meet and/or surpass its initial goals.

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by Catherine Morris

Hispanics remain underrepresented in academe, particularly in terms of business Ph.D. attainment.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

A university president shares advice on how to balance the need to increase completion rates and maintain quality at the Association of Governing Boards’ national conference Monday.

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Everybody has a Favorite Prince Song, and Mine Isn’t ‘Purple Rain’

Everybody has a Favorite Prince Song, and Mine Isn’t ‘Purple Rain’

by Emil Guillermo

The one song that I think encapsulates Prince is “Controversy,” from the album of the same name.

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Prince Pushed the Envelope and Delivered

Prince Pushed the Envelope and Delivered

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Prince, at one point The Artist formerly known as Prince before reclaiming his name in 1998, was a complex human being on many levels.

#BlackLivesMatter Movement Should Broaden Perspective

#BlackLivesMatter Movement Should Broaden Perspective

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We must be proactive in our communities to stop the violence among us.

NCAA Board Must Reject Satellite Camp Ban

NCAA Board Must Reject Satellite Camp Ban

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Satellite camp? Sounds like something high tech, space station kind of stuff.  Practically STEM-ed. Never heard od it before? It’s a big deal if you’re a young kid in high school with the dream of playing college football. But if you’re talking good old boy, big time college football, then the idea is just a major annoyance. […]

by Catherine Morris

The White House will roll out a $100 million program to strengthen tuition-free community college programs across the United States early this summer.

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by Alison Noon, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. ― The California Assembly on Monday approved banning tobacco use on all California State University and community college campuses, building on a package of restrictions already awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. Assemblyman Kevin McCarty’s proposal for tobacco-free campuses received just enough votes to clear the lower legislative chamber, passing 41-23. AB1594 now heads […]

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

A study shows that students who took more career and technical education courses were slightly more likely to finish high school, attend a two-year college and earn more money.

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by Cassandra West

President Sarita Brown said she believes community colleges can play a critical role in assuring Latino students’ academic success.

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by Cassandra West

Saying he was “humbled and deeply honored,” Dr. Terry O’Banion accepted the 2016 Diverse Champions Award before a packed ballroom.

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Black Issues

More Than Ever, Parents Weigh Paying Price for College Education
by Jamal Eric Watson

Financial experts say that parents’ decision to finance thousands of dollars to send their child to their “dream” school, may have a devastating impact on their future.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

The proposal to provide free or reduced price meals to low-income college students as a means of boosting their chances of earning a degree is being presented this week at a national conference on housing and food insecurity among undergraduates.

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by Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. ― Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is high after a series of recent incidents that include an anonymous video posted on YouTube that called for the lynching and beating of Black students. The video drew condemnation from the university’s leader, and YouTube removed it Monday for violating the […]

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Latino Issues

by Catherine Morris

Hispanics remain underrepresented in academe, particularly in terms of business Ph.D. attainment.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Georgia State University’s Panther Retention Grant program is helping students who lack the funds to pay for their last few semesters of school.

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by Kevin Brown

Since the “Harvard Revelation,” several scholars have noted the changing racial and ethnic ancestry of Blacks attending selective higher education institutions.

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Asian American Issues

by Lydia Lum

Without Nakanishi, whose watershed lawsuit in the 1980s to gain tenure was closely watched by colleagues nationally, the field of Asian American studies might not exist today.

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by Lydia Lum

This year, for example, the conference offerings included multiple panel discussions spotlighting the issues and interests of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

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by Emil Guillermo

A view from one Asian American faculty member.

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American Indian Issues

by Reginald Stuart

Colleges and universities are taking different measures to make their campuses not only diverse, but inclusive.

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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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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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