Jamaal Abdul-Alim - Higher Education
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Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Jamaal Abdul-Alim, senior staff writer at Diverse, covers federal higher education policy, student financial aid, and a variety of other topics. He began his career in journalism as a crime reporter in his hometown of Milwaukee, where he worked for the old Milwaukee Sentinel and later the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He is a former Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan ('08); and a former Spencer Journalism Fellow at Columbia University ('14)' and a 2017 Education Writers Association Reporting Fellow. Jamaal also writes about chess and was named the 2013 "Chess Journalist of the Year." You can often find him at one of the chess tables in DuPont Circle, the famed chess hub of Washington, DC.


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Kennesaw State Embroiled in Controversy over Security of Election Data

by | November 12, 2017 Judging strictly by how the Center for Election Systems at Kennesaw State University is describ Read more

Experts: Freshmen Should Receive an Honest Account of What Takes Place on College Campuses

by | November 8, 2017
When Anthony Grant, associate director of admissions at Earlham College in Indiana, attended a [...] Read more

A Custodian’s Daughter Takes Advantage of Tuition Benefit

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Six years before she climbed the steps of Jones Hall during the fall semester of her senior yea [...] Read more

Congress Urged to Invest in Blue-Collar STEM Jobs

by | November 7, 2017
Automation and other technological advancements threaten to put good-paying jobs further out of [...] Read more

Higher Education Groups Take Aim at GOP Reform Bill

by | November 6, 2017
Higher education lobbying groups on Monday told Congress that the Republican tax reform bill [...] Read more

Chief Diversity Officers Transitioning to the Presidency

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By the time Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright became the first chief diversity officer at Eureka Col [...] Read more

Alabama A&M’s First Capital Campaign Hugely Successful

by | November 5, 2017
By the time Alabama A&M University concluded its first-ever capital campaign, the university ha [...] Read more

As Tax Plan Rolls Out, Activists Stake Claim for Diversity

by | November 2, 2017
On the same day that House Republicans rolled out a sweeping new tax plan that critics say favo [...] Read more

Studies Show Minimal Socialization Boost for Interracial Dorm Roommates

by | November 1, 2017
Some research shows that interracial dorm-room pairings don’t necessarily lead to greater soc [...] Read more

Study: Career and Tech Ed Provides Slight Boost for High School Achievement

by | October 31, 2017
Students who take career and technical education courses during their junior or senior year in [...] Read more

New Higher Ed Advocacy Group Makes Nontraditional Students Its Priority

by | October 30, 2017
A new higher education advocacy group made its public debut Monday with a new federal policy fr [...] Read more

Experts Tell Congress Free Speech on Campus ‘Essential’

by | October 26, 2017
Higher education leaders and government officials must resist efforts to restrict free speech o [...] Read more

Certain For-profit Colleges Leave Veterans in a Bind

by | October 25, 2017
Certain for-profit colleges have targeted veterans’ GI Bill dollars and have sold them worthl [...] Read more

Colleges Urged to Ramp Up to Fill Cybersecurity Workforce Void

by | October 24, 2017
The United States will remain vulnerable to cyberattacks unless the nation’s education system [...] Read more

Senators Seek Probe of Student Loan Servicer Stock Trading

by | October 23, 2017
Two Democratic Senators called for an investigation into possible insider trading of student lo [...] Read more
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