Higher Education News and Jobs

by Ronald Roach

Howard University has launched a partnership with Washington, D.C., public schools that will provide advanced college preparation for students at two District of Columbia high schools.

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by Associated Press

The House has changed its bill that would get rid of the South Carolina State University board of trustees.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

The persistence rate of college students has reached its highest point since 2010, when it began a four-year decline, according to a new “snapshot” report of persistence and retention rates released Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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by Joe Mandak, Associated Press

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human “microlivers” that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards.

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by Craig T. Greenlee

­The NCAA-mandated academic support services must do much more than keep athletes eligible to compete.

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by Catherine Morris

A CED report found that most employers studied provide funding or programs for workers interested in obtaining relevant work-related training and education—not necessarily postsecondary degrees.

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by Jamal E. Mazyck

The recent polarization of unarmed Black men killed by White police officers has sparked a sense of urgency to address as curriculum at the American Education Research Association (AERA) annual meeting last week.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

A recent study by the Gallup-Lumina Foundation found that favorable views toward the value of a college degree or credential are more common among Blacks and Hispanics than they are among Whites.

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Test Cheating in Atlanta Tip of an Educational Corruption Iceberg

by Robert A. Schaeffer

The sentencing of nearly a dozen Atlanta educators and administrators for artificially inflating student test scores is the latest example of “Campbell’s Law.”

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In this issue: We salute Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padrón, the 2015 recipient of the Diverse Champions Award, for his tireless advocacy for the most underprivileged of students.

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Dyson-West Squabble: There’s Nothing to See Here

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The Black blogger sphere, in particular twitter, has been churning overtime in response to the public verbal feud between Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West.

What’s Really Wrong With Britt McHenry’s Actions on That Video

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Is “media privilege” more intoxicating than “white privilege”?

Aaron Hernandez: Did He Really Fall From Grace or Was it a Matter of Time?

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Hernandez was a gifted professional football player by day and a thug at night.

by Ellen Usher

Being a successful adjunct professor still presents several challenges for Black women, among them, dispelling stereotypes and preconceived notions.

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by Catherine Morris

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) held a series of panels at its 95th Convention on the federal policies that will impact community colleges and what some of the outcomes might be.

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by Catherine Morris

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education awarded Dr. Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College (MDC), with the fourth annual Diverse Champions Award.

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by Catherine Morris

As the college continues to regroup from the blow it was dealt several years ago, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the body that oversees California’s community colleges, has come under increasing scrutiny.

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by Catherine Morris

The city of Philadelphia just joined the vanguard of states and cities implementing free tuition at local community colleges.

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Black Issues

by Ronald Roach

Howard University has launched a partnership with Washington, D.C., public schools that will provide advanced college preparation for students at two District of Columbia high schools.

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by Autumn Arnett

The Department of Education recently acknowledged that the controversial 2011 changes to Parent Plus Loan qualification standards did, in fact, adversely affect historically Black colleges and universities.

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by Diverse Staff

Simmons College has officially received federal designation as a historically Black college, the Kentucky institution announced Monday.

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Latino Issues

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

A recent study by the Gallup-Lumina Foundation found that favorable views toward the value of a college degree or credential are more common among Blacks and Hispanics than they are among Whites.

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by Ronald Roach

In ‘Pages for All Ages’ project, Miami-Dade College students develop skills and gain confidence while helping elementary school children with basic reading and writing instruction.

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by Autumn A. Arnett

A recent report titled “The Racial Wealth Gap” examined, in conjunction with other factors, the role education plays in the persistent wealth gap between minorities and their White counterparts in this country.

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Asian American Issues

by Lydia Lum

Sacramento State’s Full Circle initiative, highlighted at the APAHE conference, is a federally funded endeavor aimed at reducing educational disparities among Asian American subgroups and improving graduation rates.

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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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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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