As recipient of a prestigious $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Amherst College will develop an initiative to identify and prepare students from underrepresented minority groups to become faculty in the humanities.
Several years ago, when I was a graduate student and staff member at the University of Washington, I attended a Black Lives Matter rally and march on campus. When it was time for the march to begin, the organizers asked the crowd to split into two groups.
In honor of Black History Month, I felt compelled to highlight Black Puerto Ricans. Anti-blackness not only exists within White communities, but is pervasive and prevalent in Puerto Rican and other Latinx cultures.
For many people, America feels heavy. Whether mounting political challenges or the general decline in civility, the daily and nearly hourly updates from the political world make it difficult to find a moment of solitude.
In my previous post, I shared the story of my discovery of the now-defunct National Negro Health Week (NNHW) and Booker T. Washington’s role in establishing it. I would paraphrase their major message as, “If health is the doorway to the future of the race, education is the key.”
WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — New Jersey authorities say a community college student who has been missing for more than a month has been found dead near the college’s campus. State officials say 18-year-old Nick Pratico was last seen on Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor Township campus on Sept. 20. New Jersey State Police […]
Within days of being appointed president of Florida A&M University, Dr. Larry Robinson has become embroiled in a dispute involving one of his vice presidents, several members of the board of trustees and shocking comments reportedly made into an open mic and broadcast live by the campus radio station.
TOPEKA, Kan. — The racial and ethnic makeup of students attending state universities in Kansas still does not reflect the state’s more diverse population, according to a new report provided to the Kansas Board of Regents. The numbers of Hispanic and Latino students have grown over the past six years and now makes up 6.6 […]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University is enrolling up to 50 students from the University of Puerto Rico tuition free following the destruction of Hurricane Maria. The Ivy League school in Providence will help the students find housing, as many still have no power or running water at their homes in Puerto Rico. Brown has already […]
Dr. Carlos Medina, vice chancellor and chief diversity officer for the State University of New York (SUNY), says that his introduction to higher education administration did not have a linear trajectory. He initially wanted to become a teacher and did achieve this goal after having obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from the State University […]
When Samuel — or Sammy — Hoi, president of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), was awarded the Ford Foundation’s Art of Change Fellowship with a cohort of poets, musicians and multimedia artists, he realized something about his work.
Some Asian students see only one path forward. They must get the best grades. They need to get the highest honors. They have to do all these things to gain acceptance into the most elite colleges, where the process starts anew.
Native American journalist and professor Mark N. Trahant will organize a previously denied journalism lecture series, bringing reporters who covered the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock to the University of North Dakota.
ETS also has partnered with three Tribal Colleges to go even deeper than the survey, conducting phone interviews and site visits to further explore the challenges that schools face in admitting and retaining minority, specifically Native American, teacher candidates.