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NASHVILLE — Advancing equity, strengthening advising and improving pedagogy and curriculum were among the issues explored this week at the annual meeting of Achieving the Dream. 

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by Bijan C. Bayne

Despite increases in Black business ownership, elected office, and university enrollment, a new study indicates that wealth disparities between U.S. Blacks and whites have been widening.

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by Monica Levitan

Studying public health as a college student, Dr. Lisa Whitfield-Harris was hesitant to expand her career to higher education, a field that required her to do more public speaking than she was used to.

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A new majority of college students are more independent than students in previous years, according to a report released today.

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by Lois Elfman

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.

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Dr. Kirk A. Nooks, president of Metropolitan Community College’s Longview campus in Lee’s Summit, Mo., has been tapped to lead Gordon State College in Barnesville, Ga.

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by Nicole Barone

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.

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3 Unsung Afro-Puerto Rican Heroes

3 Unsung Afro-Puerto Rican Heroes

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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.

Art As Political Resistance

Art As Political Resistance

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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.

Obscure Report Documents Racial Health Inequalities

Obscure Report Documents Racial Health Inequalities

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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.”

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Dr. Kirk A. Nooks, president of Metropolitan Community College’s Longview campus in Lee’s Summit, Mo., has been tapped to lead Gordon State College in Barnesville, Ga.

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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, a civil liberties group, has been advocating for former adjunct Lisa Durden.

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Following the model of four-year institutions, community colleges across the country have now begun to hire chief diversity officers (CDOs) at increasing rates.

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Under Dr. John Sygielski’s leadership, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College has made great strides in creating an inclusive environment.

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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 […]

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Black Issues

by Reginald Stuart

Dr. Harry Williams, the new leader of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is known among peers for his focused, successful, low-key approach to tough challenges.

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by Pearl Stewart

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.

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by Associated Press

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 […]

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Latino Issues

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Ten years ago, the number of Hispanic College presidents in the United States was about 5 percent. Today, it is down to roughly about 4 percent.

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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 […]

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by Gia Savage

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 […]

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Asian American Issues

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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.

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by Alexis Anderson

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.

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In an Education Writers Association higher ed session Tuesday, key figures debated whether affirmative action policies are discriminatory of Asian American students.

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American Indian Issues

Trahant Moving Forward With Standing Rock Lecture Series
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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.

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by Gia Savage

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.

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by Gia Savage

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions report, backed by a campaign that utilized 52 data points for 52 weeks, highlights the contributions that MSIs make to higher education.

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NBPLC NHPLC 2017 Game Changers Panel

The 3rd Annual National Black and Hispanic Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2017 Sponsored by AccessLex Institute. NYU School of Law. New York, New York.

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