Jamal Watson - Higher Education
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Jamal Watson
Jamal Watson is the executive editor of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. A former senior staff writer, Watson has written for the publication since 2005. A native of Philadelphia, Watson earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Theology from Georgetown University, a Masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Masters and a Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including The Baltimore Sun and USA Today. He is the author of a forthcoming biography on the Reverend Al Sharpton.


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by | July 19, 2018
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by | July 2, 2018
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by | June 12, 2018
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by | June 10, 2018
Providing access and opportunities to first-generation college students is the focus of a three [...] Read more

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by | June 6, 2018
One of the most prestigious universities in the world is under fire for its dismal record in ad [...] Read more

At NCORE, Symone Sanders Calls for Civility in Discourse

by | May 30, 2018
NEW ORLEANS - More than 3,500 students, faculty and staff from colleges and universities across [...] Read more
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