Higher Education News and Jobs

by Catherine Morris

Panelists agreed that to promote “all lives matter” over “Black lives matter” misses the central truth that, for too long, Black lives have been deemed of less worth than White lives.

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by Mark Scolforo, Associated Press

Bucknell University says it has expelled three students over a school radio broadcast in which they made racist comments and used a slur.

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by Diverse Staff

Clark Atlanta University has selected Ronald A. Johnson to be the fourth president in the historically Black institution’s history.

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by Bruce Smith, Associated Press

The son of U.S. Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is one of five defendants in two lawsuits seeking at least $50 million stemming from the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge.

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by G.E. Branch III

Mannie Jackson, former owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, is the driving force behind a new educational center in his Illinois hometown.

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by Catherine Morris

Are HBCUs still a viable enterprise? Of course, and more than ever, HBCU presidents past and present said Thursday at a panel at Bowie State University.

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by Jamal Eric Watson

The presence of hundreds of scholars at this year’s National Council for Black Studies conference is a strong sign that the academic field is indeed growing and thriving.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Low-income students who are academically marginal are more likely to complete college when they forgo two-year institutions and choose higher-quality four-year institutions than they do ordinarily, according to a new study released recently by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Homeward Bound

In this issue: Acclaimed poet Nikky Finney returns to Southern roots, urging others in the academy to make the move.

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Are Millennials a Socially Awkward Generation?

Are Millennials a Socially Awkward Generation?

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According to many consultants, employers, professors, pundits and other purveyors of the culture, the answer is yes.

Stanford’s Admission Rate at 5 Percent But Why Stop There?

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How to be an elite school and still look egalitarian.

Starbucks #Race Together a Conversation That Whites Need to Have

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Far too many efforts to address the issue of racism in our contemporary culture are often misguided, distressingly adrift, naive and tone deaf.

by Ronald Roach

The California Community College system and nine historically Black institutions have devised a transfer program linking the state’s 112 two-year colleges with the nation’s Black college community.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Colleges and universities can greatly increase the number of students who study abroad—including those from disadvantaged or underrepresented groups—if they make a concerted effort to do so.

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by Catherine Morris

Santa Fe College (SFC) in Gainesville, Florida, is the winner of the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

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by Catherine Morris

City College of San Francisco students and teachers marched to San Francisco City Hall on Thursday to protest the abrupt closure of the college’s Civic Center campus.

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by Jamal Eric Watson

Nearly 22 percent of the nation’s community colleges are minority-serving institutions and are responsible for enrolling about 55 percent of college-going minorities, according to a new report.

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Black Issues

by Diverse Staff

Clark Atlanta University has selected Ronald A. Johnson to be the fourth president in the historically Black institution’s history.

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by Catherine Morris

Panelists agreed that to promote “all lives matter” over “Black lives matter” misses the central truth that, for too long, Black lives have been deemed of less worth than White lives.

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by Katti Gray

Michele Wallace’s controversial book, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, is being re-released 37 years after its debut.

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Latino Issues

by Catherine Morris

Many low-income, first-generation-to-college students rely on Pell Grants. For Hispanic students, who in years past have been less likely to borrow money to fund their educations, the grants are particularly crucial.

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by Lydia Lum

There’s a broad effort to encourage and steer more community college graduates in California — especially minorities and other underrepresented populations — into law school.

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by Christina Sturdivant

At the 10th Annual American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s National Conference in March, Dr. Estela Bensimon will receive the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Research/Teaching (Research Institutions) award.

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Asian American Issues

by Lydia Lum

The goal was achieved last week when the California Supreme Court granted a posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang, who had been denied the right to practice as a result of race-based exclusion laws.

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by Lydia Lum

Begun in 2013, the free-of-charge, weekend workshops target AAPI high school students, college freshmen and sophomores and their parents — especially families who lack college-going experience.

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by Lydia Lum

The University of California, Los Angeles’s Asian American Studies Center’s Suyama Project aims to preserve the history of Japanese American resistance during World War II.

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American Indian Issues

by Autumn A. Arnett

Educators say that the ability to build a sense of community on campus is most critical for attracting and retaining Native American students.

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by Catherine Morris

The White House 2014 Native Youth Report, released on Wednesday, finds that Native youth and Native education “are in a state of emergency.”

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by Catherine Morris

Librarians and directors are making the most of sometimes limited funds to help tribal citizens further their educational and job prospects.

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HBCU Presidents Seek Next Chapters to Institutions’ Success Stories

by Catherine Morris

Are HBCUs still a viable enterprise? Of course, and more than ever, HBCU presidents past and present said Thursday at a panel at Bowie State University.

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