It appears as though people of color are unable to have even a full week of mourning our fallen brothers and sisters before another one joins the tragic list.
Fueled by a short-lived twitter war between Nikki Minaj and Taylor Swift, the topic of what constitutes ideal body sizes between mainstream White America and Black women was re-ignited.
And you thought President Obama singing “Amazing Grace” at the Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s wake in Charleston was a bold statement of his identity as an African- American president.
The University of Akron joined a growing list of colleges and universities exercising severe fiscal belt-tightening in the new budget year when it announced this week that 213 staffers were losing their jobs. The university is attempting to offset a reported $40 million deficit.
Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article’s author, court records show.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off a campaign loan with charitable donations and federal grants, funneled campaign money to pay down his son’s student loan debt and disguised a lobbyist’s bribe as payment for a car he never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a racketeering indictment against the congressman.
The Community College of Baltimore County’s accelerated learning program has proved successful for students, despite the mired state of remedial education.
Two Baltimore schools recently received good and bad news respectively with regard to their accreditation status.
Borough of Manhattan Community College and the chair of its Business Management Department must continue defending a race discrimination suit by an adjunct professor of Nigerian descent, a federal judge has ruled.
Boston College has become more difficult to navigate for people with disabilities in recent years, according to former and current students whose complaints have prompted an investigation into whether the school is violating accessibility laws.
Morehead State University didn’t violate First Amendment rights or commit disability discrimination when it denied tenure to an assistant professor of art history, a unanimous federal appeals panel has ruled.
New research shows that African Americans and Caribbean Blacks who experience multiple types of discrimination are at a much greater risk for a variety of mental disorders, such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
The University of California system is making a strong effort to assist the undocumented students who seek out an education at its campuses.
The temporary reprieve from deportation for certain undocumented students has helped, but the students still suffer disproportionately high levels of anxiety under the tenuous arrangement.
The U.S. State Department and the Mexican national government have agreed to expand academic exchange and internship opportunities for American and Mexican undergraduate and graduate students.
14 members of three fraternities at The Ohio State University (OSU) traveled to China last month, where they choreographed a step show for Chinese students as part of a cross-cultural awareness program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State.
As an African-American woman with more than 40 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Belle S. Wheelan has certainly become used to breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings.
Thomas Sanchez, CEO of Social Driver, talks about the challenges he faced as a Hispanic growing up in rural America, rising in positions in corporate America, and then becoming an entrepreneur.
Historically Black schools receive significant share of more than $4 million awarded to low-resource Division I institutions by the NCAA for helping student-athletes improve academic performance.
Towson University must allow a football player to return to the team after a successful liver transplant and an “amazing recovery,” a federal judge in Maryland has ruled.
Workshop panelist Nathan Weigl, a doctoral student at Appalachian State University, suggested that recruiting tactics of college coaches can be borrowed and adapted by GEAR UP practitioners and community partners.
Prominent scholars in women’s and gender studies face challenges in increasing its presence on HBCU campuses.
Duke Energy and its employees support new diversity initiatives led by Furman University’s Riley Institute in the wake of the fatal June 17 shootings at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston.
Native graduates receive their eagle feathers and plumes and proudly wear them on their graduation caps or tied in their hair.
Of the students who attend Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools, only half graduate from high school. Even fewer make it to college.
Educators say that the ability to build a sense of community on campus is most critical for attracting and retaining Native American students.
The archives of 15 California State University campuses are collaborating to digitize about 10,000 documents and 100-plus oral histories connected to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
A recent lawsuit alleges that Harvard University’s admissions process discriminates against Asian Americans.
Dr. Yitang Zhang ascended into superstardom when his article was published in the Annals of Mathematics, validating several decades of quiet, dedicated work.
To solve Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, cut spending on education and sell off government real estate, said a report commissioned by 34 hedge funds that own a large percentage of the commonwealth’s bonds.
California State University, Fullerton is one of the top 25 institutions where Latinos earned bachelor’s degrees in health in 2012-13.
Miami Dade College has prospered under Eduardo Padrón’s leadership as president over the last 20 years. The higher education icon is the 2015 recipient of the Diverse Champions Award.
Annual LGBTQ conference encourages educators from around the country to share best practices and initiatives across academic and student affairs and across various diversities and disciplines.
Experts say HBCUs are not faring well overall when it comes to ensuring that members of the LGBTQA community are afforded the same rights as others.
When Derrick Gordon decided last April to become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball to publicly come out, he wasn’t sure what kind of reaction he would receive.
In recent months, some elected officials and veterans groups have expressed concern over added restrictions and reported difficulties in obtaining the benefits.
Many veterans face an array of challenges in making the transition to college life, but an increasing number of colleges and universities are taking steps to help.
Congressional hearing discusses best practices to support veterans and active duty military in higher education.
From the outside looking in, the Howard University alumna was living a near-perfect life with two “cute, bright” kids and a “cute, bright,” supportive husband.
Elizabeth Alexander has blossomed into an essayist, poet and playwright whose prose has taken her from prestigious university lecture halls to perhaps the grandest of stages.
Dr. Mary Evans Sias will take on a new role at the American Association of States Colleges and Universities (AASCU) as director of the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI).
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