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 Bachelors degree in English and Theology from Georgetown University, a Masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Masters and doctorate degree 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 the forthcoming biography on the Reverend Al Sharpton.


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Home-Grown Candidate Selected as Next President of CCNY

by | December 7, 2017 Interim President Dr. Vincent Boudreau has been tapped to fill the permanent position. Read more

A Private Institution Fulfilling a Public Obligation

by | November 26, 2017
During these times of economic uncertainty when resources for professional development are scar [...] Read more

Marc Lamont Hill Launches Bookstore in Hometown

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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a public intellectual and television commentator, is opening a Black-owne [...] Read more

Black Scholarship Matters

by | October 29, 2017
Yes, Black Lives Matter, but so do Black scholarship and Black professors, too. [...] Read more

Challenges Remain for Latino College Presidents

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Ten years ago, the number of Hispanic College presidents in the United States was about 5 perce [...] Read more

Black Male Achievers Need Support, Too

by | October 5, 2017
For all the troublesome statistics that we hear about how young Black men are not faring that w [...] Read more

NCORE a Logical Place to Advance Conversations About Race

by | June 4, 2017
If anyone was ever under the illusion that the election of Barack Obama had somehow signaled th [...] Read more

Two HBCU Presidents, Two Different Decisions

by | May 14, 2017
The leadership of two historically Black colleges and universities in Florida was on full displ [...] Read more

Lakin Institute a Model Program for Black CEO Development

by | April 25, 2017
The Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership was founded to prepare Black senior level community [...] Read more

Board of Trustees Making a Mess at Morehouse

by | April 9, 2017
Morehouse College will inevitably lose its national stature if the board of trustees continues [...] Read more

Retreat Provides Opportunity to Tune In to Black Males

by | March 26, 2017
The challenges that beset Black males remain daunting and should be a growing concern for all o [...] Read more