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.
It is truly an alarming and disturbing state of affairs.
A small, male-only liberal arts college in western Indiana is hosting 30 students this summer as part of an effort to improve its retention and graduation rates for minority and first-generation college students.
Marshall University’s handling of American Indian remains is under investigation by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s chapter at the University of Richmond has been indefinitely suspended for violating the school’s policies.
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.
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.
Tony Minnis, the first Black head coach at Louisiana State University, has lost another round in his race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.
Even when African-American students complete the recommended “core or more” college readiness courses in high school, they still don’t meet the “college readiness” benchmarks on the ACT at the same rate as other students, according to a new report released jointly Monday by ACT and UNCF.
When I met Dr. Cooper in September 2013, he had just been named Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
As Congress moves towards reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA), members of a Senate committee said that they would hope to encourage innovation in higher education.
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.
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.
Broken practices and unproductive policies at California public colleges and universities pose serious barriers to Latino college success and potentially jeopardize the state’s future economy, a new report says.
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.
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.
In the wake of heightened sexual assaults on college campuses across the United States, a seasoned educator has developed a new online intervention program to respond to these attacks.
One of the most acclaimed point guards in women’s basketball, Dawn Staley, is also making history as a coach, motivator and leader.
Here are some of the key stories in higher education this week reported by Diverse:
Participants Find Support at Black Doctoral Network Conference
Maryland HBCUs Score Big Victory in Court
With Eye on Future, Colleges Courting Hispanics
Higher Ed Mostly Unscathed by Shutdown
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As tuition fees continue to increase, does the fear of student loan debt and cost of higher education influence where to apply?
Leaders are confronting the thorny issue of closing or merging historically Black colleges and universities.
Military veterans are having to pay more out of pocket for tuition costs as a result of changes to their educational benefits and residency classification.
Dr. Walter Massey, president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, uses his science expertise to spearhead the school’s creative and cultural movement.
Following are some recent awards and scholarships given to Latinos by various organizations in recent weeks.
Clark Atlanta University has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation to support the establishment of a Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Institute.
The House of Representatives and the Senate are at odds over how to fund historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) next year.