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Jamal E. Mazyck is a Digital Media Manager at Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. He has held various editorial, media relations and advertising positions over a career spanning 10 years, working for media organizations such as The Oakland Tribune, American Lawyer Media, The Washington Post and CQ Press. He has also lectured in the communications department at Morgan State University. A proud San Diego native and Chargers fan, he received a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University in Communication Studies. He then went on to obtain a master’s degree from Bowie State University in Organizational Communications.

When not updating a social media network or writing a column, you can find him lecturing communication studies at Community College of Baltimore County, running 10Ks, or out on the tennis court.

University of Wisconsin System’s Backlog of Repairs Hits $2B MILWAUKEE ― The backlog of needed repairs in the University of Wisconsin System has grown to an estimated cost of $2 billion. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the system is asking for $713.3 million in the next two-year state budget, and als...
U.S. Policy Makers Urged to Act on Degree Attainment Lag A number of inconvenient truths beset the U.S. international standing in educational attainment. The U.S. currently ranks 11th out of 34 developed countries in college degree attainment according to the OECD. Although the U.S. was the first nation to...
Freshman Year Doesn’t Have to be Stressful I don’t know if there was a particular time when I started to think about going to college. It wasn’t during my freshman year in high school that college first crossed my mind. The question for me was where I was going to college not if I was goin...
University of Maine Creates Stephen King Chair in Literature ORONO, Maine ― The University of Maine is creating the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature in honor of one of its most famous graduates. The university is collecting applications from English professors to fill the position now. The appointment is...
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