Higher Education News and Jobs

by Jamal Eric Watson

The Algebra Project, a unique approach to teaching mathematics that was developed by civil rights activist Bob Moses, will make its entry into new school districts across the country

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by Reginald Stuart

Ed Temple guided women’s track athletes to 40 Olympic medals as he served for some four decades, making him a legend worldwide among coaches and athletes.

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by Emil Guillermo

Fans don’t realize it, but Colin Kaepernick knows there are more important things in life than football

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by Emil Guillermo

In the politics of higher ed, trust and likeability matters as well. Just ask Florida A&M University’s now former president, Elmira Mangum.

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Why Must College Athletes Face Rules Double Jeopardy?

by Robin L. Hughes

Athletes who participate in schools p-20 are held accountable by two sets of standards: by the school as an organization and the athletic program.

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Ever Higher

In this issue: Dr. Ricardo Romo stepping down after overseeing rapid growth at the University of Texas at San Antonio since becoming president in 1999.

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The Clueless, Careless and Outright Racist Rhetoric of Some in the GOP

The Clueless, Careless and Outright Racist Rhetoric of Some in the GOP

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Just when you thought the madness of the 2016 presidential campaign couldn’t get anymore insane, guess what, it has.

Hands Up, Hands Down! It Doesn’t Matter

Hands Up, Hands Down! It Doesn’t Matter

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I was talking to one of my childhood friends today about the shooting of an unarmed African-American male in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His remark about the shootings of Black men by police officers made me realize one thing. These shootings will not stop. There may be a temporary respite from time to time but the shooting […]

Is the Sordid Birther Chapter Really Closed?

Is the Sordid Birther Chapter Really Closed?

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A few days ago, Donald Trump finally admitted what the rational and sane among us always had known ― that President Obama was born in the United States.

by Michael Melia, Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. ― Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus. As a discount on in-state tuition, it brought the cost well below half of what […]

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by Jamal Evan Mazyck

The National Community College Hispanic Council gathered to address institutional strategies that impact the success of Latinx students.

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by Associated Press

BROWNSVILLE, Texas ― The president of a South Texas community college has been fired amid issues with its vocational nursing program and a new windstorm insurance contract. Trustees of Texas Southmost College in Brownsville voted Monday to dismiss President Lily Tercero. The college earlier this year was put on “conditional approval status” by the Texas […]

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by Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. ― Laramie County Community College is under federal investigation for a sexual discrimination complaint. The student body was informed Friday that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation in February into allegations that the college had discriminated on the basis of sex in its response to a complaint […]

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by Catherine Morris

According to the U.S. Department of Education, students who were attending the now-defunct ITT Tech will have access to closed school loan discharges and can also transfer credits to other institutions.

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Black Issues

by Catherine Morris

The wage gap between Black and White workers is the worst it has been since 1979, according to a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Those who work in higher education should not see themselves as immune from the same kind of unconscious bias that many believe is a factor in the fatal police shootings of Black men in the U.S., a higher education leader told CUPA-HR conference attendees.

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by Associated Press

CHICAGO ― Only 86 full and part-time freshmen enrolled at the financially troubled Chicago State University for the fall semester and overall enrollment is down 25 percent, according to figures released Tuesday. The school, which is dealing with money troubles due in part to loss of state funding amid the budget crisis, has fewer than […]

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Latino Issues

by Reginald Stuart

The University of Texas at San Antonio has emerged as one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in Texas.

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by Roberto Rodriguez

The Arce v Douglas ethnic studies trial, in Tucson’s Federal Court, is expected to commence in early 2017. The suit was filed against the state of Arizona, as a result of the state passing an anti-Ethnic Studies HB 2281 legislation in 2010. Yet for all intents and purposes, it is the discipline itself and, specifically, […]

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Even though young Latino voters have much at stake in the 2016 presidential election — from immigration reform to free college — it remains unclear as to whether they will turn out to the polls in large numbers this November.

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Asian American Issues

by Jamal Eric Watson

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will now mandate the teaching of ethnic studies in every public high school across the state.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

In a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday should inspire other businesses to do the same, Airbnb — the multibillion Internet company — committed $80,000 a year for the next three years to support study abroad in China.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark tool — also known as the GDIB — is being made available for the first time in its 10-year history to colleges and universities.

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American Indian Issues

by Jamal Eric Watson

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will now mandate the teaching of ethnic studies in every public high school across the state.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark tool — also known as the GDIB — is being made available for the first time in its 10-year history to colleges and universities.

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by Catherine Morris

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters, who have been protesting the construction of the pipeline daily, are attempting to peacefully stop the bulldozing of the site.

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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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