Higher Education News and Jobs

by Jamal Eric Watson

A new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges indicates that the number of women of color faculty in medical schools across the nation continues to hover below 30 percent.

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by Reginald Stuart

Evidence suggests the shooter was motivated by messages on social media channels that stirred the gunman’s emotions on a myriad of issues ranging from sexual orientation to religion, politics, ethnic and racial appearance.

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by Emil Guillermo

Orlando massacre exposes society’s toughest diversity issues; and the best answer may be a college class.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Though the first group of students in the Akron I PROMISE program won’t graduate high school until 2021, educators and administrators at the foundation say they lack a fully-developed game plan.

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A Critical Moment for LGBTQ Student Success

by Rebecca Dolinsky

The minute that students matriculate to institutions of higher education, they should expect ― at minimum ― campus cultures built on safety and support for all students.

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Some Pastors, Politicians and Others Have Assisted in Promoting Intolerance

Some Pastors, Politicians and Others Have Assisted in Promoting Intolerance

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The fact is that Donald Trump was hardly alone in his racist and xenophobic rhetoric.

Happy Father’s Day to My Dad and Men Everywhere

Happy Father’s Day to My Dad and Men Everywhere

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I have not been able to say Happy Father’s Day to my dad because he passed away and went to heaven more than 30 years ago. So I dedicate this column to him and to all men who lovingly have this role.

Muhammad Ali, Undisputedly ‘The Greatest’

Muhammad Ali, Undisputedly ‘The Greatest’

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Muhammad Ali. Who among us today can suppress a smile of appreciation at the mere mention of the name? I can unabashedly confess that the man was my hero, the single most impactful athlete of my generation.

by Catherine Morris

California Community Colleges and 21 historically Black colleges and universities now have an agreement that potentially will increase the number of community college students going to HBCUs.

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by Dale Schlundt

How many of us actively question this point to ourselves, “What am I teaching students and what are they learning when I may not realize this is occurring?”

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by Catherine Morris

Community college leaders met in Washington to discuss legislative priorities for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

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by Lois Elfman

Community colleges have stepped up to meet workforce opportunities in areas such as nursing and technology by offering four-year degrees.

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by Brian Slodysko, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS ― Former Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann was selected Wednesday as the next president for the state’s community college system. Ivy Tech Community College trustees voted 11-0 to hire Ellspermann, who for months has been considered the leading candidate to replace outgoing school President Thomas Snyder. She will begin in the new position on […]

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Black Issues

by Reginald Stuart

Grambling State University lost its third president in less than two years Thursday when Dr. Willie D. Larkin resigned the post amid widespread reports that he was facing being fired by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Catherine Morris and Jamal Watson

A number of scholars say the Supreme Court’s decision signals that the “race-neutral” alternatives that Fisher argued should be used in college admissions would be an ineffective way to achieve diversity and that race still is necessary to accomplish this end.

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by Diverse Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court handed the University of Texas at Austin a major victory in support of its right to consider race and ethnicity as a component of its admissions policy.

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Latino Issues

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Catherine Morris and Jamal Watson

A number of scholars say the Supreme Court’s decision signals that the “race-neutral” alternatives that Fisher argued should be used in college admissions would be an ineffective way to achieve diversity and that race still is necessary to accomplish this end.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King lamented the fact that, despite being more than 60 years removed from Brown v. Board of Education, America’s students today are more racially and socioeconomically isolated than they were 10 or 20 years ago.

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by Lydia Lum

UVU also tripled its annual number of Latino graduates from 2004 to 2014, thanks to support and outreach by many university staff and faculty.

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Asian American Issues

by Catherine Morris

A new college guidebook examines the college admissions process from the Asian American perspective.

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by Catherine Morris

The Ivy League college in New Hampshire is making efforts to increase diversity and inclusion on its campus.

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by Lydia Lum

Dr. Kathleen Wong(Lau), who has launched faculty training institutes and administrator training on management and leadership on diversity and innovation, says the curriculum should address participants “from where they are and the theoretical premise of where you want them to go.”

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American Indian Issues

FSU Student Reps: No Headdresses at Seminoles Games
by Joe Reedy, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ― Florida State University’s student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games. The Student Government Association approved the nonbinding, formal opinion by a 27-4 vote on April 20 asking the university’s administration to consider adding the wearing of headdresses as a violation of the student […]

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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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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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