Brienne Minor is a tennis player at the University of Michigan where she recently won the NCAA Division I women’s singles championship. By the way, she is Black.
While we need to continue to have debates on the n-word and other topics that affect our community, it is important that we not get sidetracked from crucial economic, legal, social and issues that directly impact us on a daily basis.
If anyone was ever under the illusion that the election of Barack Obama had somehow signaled that the nation had become post-racial, the recent spate of racist incidents should convince us otherwise
TRENTON, N.J. — Colleges need to gather data about sexual violence at their schools, set up clear reporting procedures and establish investigation models if they are to address high rates of on-campus assaults, a New Jersey task force said in a Monday report. Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the state Legislature formed the Task Force […]
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — A diverse group of high school students have spent a week living on a college campus in Iowa to learn what it’s like to be an educator. Fifteen students participated in the week-long Minority Educators for Today and Tomorrow academy hosted by the University of Northern Iowa, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier […]
BOSTON — Danielle Ramos’ student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over. Like thousands of others who studied at failed for-profit colleges, she was promised by the U.S. Education Department under President Barack Obama that her federal loans would be forgiven by now. But as the weeks tick by with no reprieve, the 30-year-old college student […]
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s largest community college has been put on warning by its accrediting body, which cited financial problems and other issues. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, in a statement Friday, said that Hinds Community College was sanctioned because it’s violating accrediting rules related to a sound financial base […]
Boston will offer its residents yet another chance at free college through a recently announced program, The Boston Bridge. The program will be available to high school students who graduated in 2017 and are residents of the city.
A federal judge has thrown out a race and gender discrimination suit against the Community College of Philadelphia by an African-American filmmaker who wasn’t hired for a full-time position in the English Department.
ORANGE, Calif. — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O’Connor, a retired elementary school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to […]
A private college’s religious affiliation doesn’t automatically shield it from liability for racial discrimination, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ruled.
Poverty isn’t some abstract idea to Dr. Desireé Vega, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars. She’s experienced it firsthand.
URBANA, Ill. — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child’s safe return, saying in an interview: “Give my daughter back.” Yingying Zhang was last seen on a surveillance video getting into a black Saturn Astra in Urbana on the […]
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean police on Tuesday detained a 25-year-old graduate student for allegedly placing a concealed explosive device that injured a professor at a university office in Seoul. An official from Seoul’s Seodaemun district police station said the suspect confessed after being tracked down by police who examined security video and secured […]
JERUSALEM — Israel’s university leaders have lashed out at the nationalist education minister’s plan to impose a code of ethics they say is aimed at limiting their academic freedom. The umbrella organization of Israel’s university heads says they “vehemently object” to Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s guidelines calling on professors to refrain from expressing political opinions […]
AUSTIN, Texas — The NCAA is conducting an “ongoing, pending investigation” into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school’s lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing. Baylor officials acknowledged the investigation while asking […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation. The governing body also Thursday placed the basketball program on four years’ probation, vacated wins in which ineligible players participated and handed down a 10-year show-cause order for former basketball operations director […]
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa athletics department’s information technology director spent school money on personal items for his home and then submitted false invoices to cover his tracks, according to a state audit released Thursday. The employee, Patrick Delin, also spent thousands of dollars traveling to a conference in Colorado that wasn’t […]
University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings tapped Dr. Johnson Akinleye — who had been serving as interim chancellor of N.C. Central University — to lead the public historically Black institution located in Durham, N.C.
DURHAM, N.C. — Johnson O. Akinleye has been elected the new chancellor at N.C. Central University, where he has served as interim chancellor since January. Akinleye was elected to the position during a special meeting of the UNC Board of Governors on Monday. He was named acting chancellor in August 2016 when then-chancellor Debra Saunders-White […]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A historically Black university in Florida is dealing with mounting financial problems. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Sunday a review of tax documents showed annual losses at Bethune-Cookman University have climbed over a three-year period from $254,000 to $17.8 million. The paper said that tax returns show that salaries are increasing […]
Montana State University researchers have received a $282,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a new approach to solving issues on Montana’s Indian Reservations.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming officials are opening a center for Native American students that they hope will help with student recruitment and retention. The Laramie Boomerang reports that UW Vice President of Student Affairs Sara Axelson told the UW Board of Trustees on Friday that Native American student retention for fall 2015-2016 was […]
Educators and stakeholders of two-year institutions shared best practices, along with new and different ways to teach, stimulate learning and enhance the community college experience at last week’s League for Innovation.
CHICAGO — Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially. But just weeks after arriving […]
University of California, Davis law professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin and research assistant John Ormonde have uncovered evidence of economic bias over the years against Chinese restaurants through a search of digital archives.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri System President Mun Choi wants the university to rescind an honorary degree given to Bill Cosby nearly 20 years ago. The system’s Board of Curators will vote Friday on Choi’s recommendation. A university staff memo sent to the curators says sexual assault allegations against Cosby are “incompatible” with the […]
A new report examines racial inequity in education and offers recommendations based off of research which touches on structural barriers that need to be overcome in order to improve educational outcomes for racial groups.
PHOENIX — The Arizona Court of Appeals says young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by former President Barack Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition. Tuesday’s ruling says a judge’s 2015 decision that deferred action recipients were considered legally present in the U.S. and therefore qualify for state benefits […]
After more than 50 days of a sustained strike that suspended campus activities altogether, students at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras campus voted to end the protest on Monday. Classes are expected to begin again next week.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas is devoting a residence hall wing to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Student Housing director Diana Robertson says more than 20 students have signed up to live in the “gender inclusive housing” in Lewis Hall for the upcoming school […]
BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley plans to build a gender-inclusive locker room at its campus gym. When the locker room opens next year it will include private changing rooms, showers, lockers and bathrooms stalls. It will also serve as a gender-neutral access point to the campus swim facility. Campus officials say men, […]
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A University of Notre Dame student says he and some others plan to protest Vice President Mike Pence’s Sunday commencement address at the school by walking out on the speech. Protest organizer Bryan Ricketts tells the South Bend Tribune he expects 50 to 100 fellow graduating students to silently leave just […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Bill McRaven came to Texas an American military hero, charged with leading one of the country’s largest public university systems at a time it needed a steady hand. The retired Navy Admiral and former special operations leader, who planned the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, now faces an uncertain future as […]
CLEVELAND — Officials with Case Western Reserve University say the Ohio school’s new graduate program in military ethics is the first of its kind in the country. Cleveland.com reports the Master of Arts in Military Ethics program allows students to earn a specialized degree that would prepare them for careers in military ethics, law, foreign […]
According to a 2015 study, approximately 25 percent of the nation’s 105 HBCUs feature at least a 20 percent non-Black student population. White veterans’ numbers are growing thanks to the post-Sept. 11 G.I. Bill.
NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News. Essex County College’s president announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Lisa Durden’s appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” College officials said they received complaints about Durden’s interview with Carlson. Durden, who […]
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