We can lament, cry and whine all we want to about this election, but it is too late. We had the chance and the opportunity, but we didn’t seize the moment.
Just as we saw immense sexism, including internalized sexism among White women, we are seeing sexism at HBCUs.
For some people, November 8, 2016 is one of the greatest days in American history. Others may very well see it as a day that will live in political infamy.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents is holding a meeting Wednesday to discuss possibly suspending or firing university President Bob Frank in response to a report critical of his management style. The Albuquerque Journal obtained the report, which found some staff members said Frank at times displayed a temper and […]
HANOVER, N.H. — Nineteen former faculty members of the psychiatry department at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine have sued, saying Dartmouth violated their employment contracts and policy that entitled them to severance payments when it laid them off. The Valley News reports a college spokeswoman said officials had no comment. The dispute is the […]
NORFOLK, Va. — University students in Virginia have been using drones to help solve community problems. The Virginian-Pilot reports that a course on drones is being offered jointly by James Madison, George Mason and Old Dominion universities. Students have helped firefighters find blazes in remote areas and aided law enforcement officials with water rescues. Projects […]
Food and housing insecurities continue to be a major issue for community college students across the nation, particularly African-American and Southeast Asian students.
LAS VEGAS, N.M. ― A recently completed special audit of a Las Vegas, New Mexico, community college is questioning the schools hiring practices. The Las Vegas Optic reports that according to the report there were multiple instances of family members of the Luna Community College president and board members receiving jobs, promotions and substantial pay […]
BISMARCK, N.D. ― A small two-year college in northwestern North Dakota that offers free tuition to high-school graduates in the area is expanding the effort to Montana. Williston State College began the program two years ago in Williams County to increase the number of professionals such as nurses and accountants in the booming oil patch. […]
A tenure-track history faculty member whose contract wasn’t renewed after one year has lost his bid to revive a gender bias suit against Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
WICHITA, Kan. ― A former Wichita State University administrative assistant filed a federal lawsuit accusing the university of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Vicki Huntoon said in the lawsuit that she was fired from the university because of her generalized anxiety disorder after two doctors diagnosed the disorder and she requested to work […]
CINCINNATI ― Federal authorities said Monday they have completed an agreement with Miami University that resolves allegations in a blind student’s lawsuit that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Justice Department, the Ohio university and Aleeha Dudley jointly filed a motion in Cincinnati asking a U.S. District Court judge to approve a consent […]
America’s interests are at stake as students leaving Syria and other countries have had their educations interrupted — educations needed for those nations to eventually rebuild.
URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois is strengthening its ties with Mexico through new academic and research partnerships. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports university President Tim Killeen signed agreements during a trip to Mexico last week. He says they are part of the university’s efforts to diversify international student enrollment and increase its global impact. […]
AKRON, Ohio —The University of Akron plans to offer voluntary buyouts to employees, increase recruiting efforts of international students and restructure its scholarship system to address a looming deficit and declining enrollment. University of Akron President Matt Wilson outlined a two-year plan last week to shore up the school’s finances. The university hopes to finalize […]
A new report shows a 19 percent gap in the graduation rate of Black and White bowl-bound, NCAA football players.
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Ian McCaw, former athletic director at scandal-plagued Baylor, is the new athletic director at Liberty University. The school made the announcement on its web site Monday. McCaw replaces Jeff Barber, who resigned abruptly on Nov. 18. McCaw spent 13 years at Baylor, and the school won four national championships and 56 Big […]
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian Kelly’s worst season at Notre Dame took a embarrassing turn Tuesday as the NCAA announced that academic misconduct orchestrated by a student athletic trainer will cost the storied program all 21 victories from the 2012-13 seasons, including the 12-0 run that vaulted the Fighting Irish into the national championship game […]
Despite the litany of studies that highlight the so-called “achievement gap,” we believe that framing the problems that impact the educational success of Black males as merely a “gap” is a cop-out.
The nation’s 19 historically Black land-grant colleges are expected this week to have a Congressional hearing on a plan to strengthen the institutions’ financial ability to provide opportunities for those pursuing studies in the agricultural sciences.
Tribal colleges partner with Northern Arizona University to improve educational opportunities for Native Americans in the region.
Thousands of unhappy citizens took to the streets of Chicago in protest last night.
When Stacy Leeds accepted the position of dean at the University of Arkansas School of Law, she made history. Since 2011, she’s served as the only known Native American woman to lead a law school in the country.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University-Alexandria has a new chancellor. LSU President F. King Alexander announced in a news release Tuesday Guiyou Huang will take over the chancellor’s post on Jan. 1. Huang is currently the senior vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty and professor of English at Norwich University, in […]
BLACKSBURG, Va. ― Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands is calling on the university to double its enrollment of underrepresented minority groups over the next six years. The Roanoke Times reports that currently, about 12 percent of Tech’s students are Black, Hispanic or of Pacific Islander descent. Sands said during a board of visitors meeting Monday […]
PORTLAND, Ore. — The number of Latino and multiracial students attending Oregon’s public universities has more than doubled in the past seven years, according to an analysis of enrollment records by a Portland newspaper. The state’s public universities collectively saw enrollment rise 5 percent from 2010 to 2016, largely because of an influx of minority […]
Without question, this country is in unchartered territory. People across the country continue to express themselves in despair. Others in fear. Some panic, while still others prepare.
History professor Anthony Esolen recently came under fire when he penned an article for Crisis magazine that questioned the push for diversity at his workplace: Catholic institution Providence College.
Kent State associate professor says there’s not much information available about vetting chaperones and partnering organizations in regard to “study-abroad programs overall.”
As higher education institutions across the nation move to boost enrollment and graduation, Texas is rolling out an unusual program this month aimed at achieving both goals.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Board of Regents on Tuesday made Richard Myers, a retired four-star general and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, president at Kansas State University, promoting him after he served as interim president since April. The regents voted unanimously to promote Myers to president of the land-grant university in Manhattan, which […]
The Posse Veterans Program is one of a few programs that offer structured pathways to a select group of elite colleges for veterans.
Though early, the new appointee’s track record of supporting privatization of education and less oversight has been cited as cause for concern.
An emigrant Cuban woman, Dr. Ana Mari Cauce of the University of Washington may not be deemed your typical American college president.
A female professor who was passed over as chair of the School of Mass Communication can pursue a retaliation claim against North Carolina Central University but not claims for sex discrimination or a hostile work environment.
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