Joseph Hong - Higher Education
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Joseph Hong
Joseph Hong is a staff writer for Diverse covering breaking news and Minority Serving Institutions. Prior to joining the publication in 2017, Joseph was a student at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School in New York. While at Columbia he covered everything from special education to North Korea-related issues. Joseph received his B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California in Irvine. From 2013 to 2016, he pursued a PhD in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University but ultimately decided to pursue journalism.


Report: Challenges Persist for Latino Students

by | December 20, 2017
A report, titled “A Look at Latino Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing In [...] Read more

Arkansas Baptist College Fires Its President

by | December 18, 2017
Dr. Joseph L. Jones has been ousted from his role as president of the HBCU, for his “lack of [...] Read more

Arkansas Baptist College Seeks a Revival

by | December 17, 2017
Over the past few years, Arkansas Baptist College has received media attention for its troubled [...] Read more

Graduate Students Hopeful After Reported Elimination Of Tuition Waiver Tax

by | December 14, 2017
Graduate students across the country breathed a cautious sigh of relief as various reports indi [...] Read more

Brown University Replaces Loans with Scholarships

by | December 12, 2017
Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, Brown University will replace all loans with scholarship [...] Read more

TMCF and Koch Collaboration Looks to Former Education Official to Lead Research Organization

by | December 11, 2017
A new research initiative created to support HBCUs and research fragile communities that lack a [...] Read more

Easing the Transition from Education to Employment

by | December 7, 2017
A new grant from Strada Education Network will help prepare MSI students for employment opportu [...] Read more

Study: Sexual Misconduct, Drug Misuse and Mental Health Are Major Issues at Community Colleges

by | December 5, 2017
While issues of sexual misconduct, drug misuse and mental health are much discussed in the high [...] Read more

Minority-Serving Institutions Anxious Over Tax Bill

by | December 3, 2017
Income tax on graduate student waivers, fewer deductions on student loans and the taxation of e [...] Read more

Outgoing TMCF Leader Says HBCUs Must Boost Enrollment, Finances

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For Johnny Taylor, this sums up the struggle of HBCUs: “The market shifted, and you are econo [...] Read more

Eastern Michigan Faculty and Administration Clash Over Online Curriculum

by | November 30, 2017
Tensions persist at Eastern Michigan University, where faculty are arguing that the university [...] Read more

TMCF Adds Two New Board Members

by | November 27, 2017
Board members Phyllis Harris and Gail Thomas both come from the private sector where they have [...] Read more

DOJ Affirmative Action Investigation Unprecedented, Experts Say

by | November 26, 2017
News that the Department of Justice has threatened to sue Harvard University if it fails to tur [...] Read more

Leaders Address Shortage of Black Men in Medical Profession

by | November 20, 2017
Concerned with the disparities in the medical field, experts and university administrators gath [...] Read more

After Accreditation Success, Experts and Advocates Optimistic About Cheyney

by | November 19, 2017
The nation’s oldest HBCU avoided a potentially fatal blow on Friday after a regional accredit [...] Read more
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