The decision by the students to show resistance was solidified. They could not straddle the fence. The Trump administration is quickly forcing people to choose sides.
It appears that racism has no boundaries. It rears its distasteful head in too many places and spaces that we hold dear to us.
The last time a White cornerback started in an NFL game was in the 2003 season. Let’s unpack some potential reasons for this and what lessons can potentially be applied to higher ed.
BOSTON — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his. Shaw is the first student in Harvard’s history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department, the university said. The album, called “Liminal Minds,” has earned the equivalent of an […]
WASHINGTON — NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials said Friday. Brooks has been the NAACP’s leader since 2014 but will not be kept on past June 30, the end of his current term. NAACP Board […]
Fordham University — one of America’s oldest Jesuit institutions — has rejected a proposal to build a Chick-fil-A on its campus in protest of comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy about same-sex marriage.
Three African Americans were recently appointed to lead three community colleges in the state of New York. The State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees, along with the boards of Jefferson, Rockland, and Tompkins Cortland community colleges boards named Drs. Ty A. Stone, Michael A. Baston and Orinthia T. Montague to these top […]
WICHITA, Kan. — A federal mediator is expected to hear arguments next month over a grievance stemming from a fray between administrators at Hutchinson Community College and student journalists and their suspended professor. The dispute resulted in administrators cancelling media classes near the semester’s end and briefly seizing an edition of The Hutchinson Collegian. The […]
Financial struggles pose a problem for many community colleges, and can be expected to continue for the foreseeable future particularly as a number of states face ongoing budget shortfalls.
Now completing her 50th year at San Francisco State University, Dr. Anita Silvers is a nationally prominent champion of disability rights.
MINNEAPOLIS — When she was 6 or 7, Mona Minkara’s eyesight began to fade. Eventually diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone rod dystrophy, the post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Minnesota’s chemistry department is now working to create a STEM curriculum for blind children in developing countries, the Minnesota Daily reported. Minkara, is creating […]
An Illinois community college did not violate the religious rights of a student excluded from its paramedic program for refusing to be vaccinated, an appeals panel has ruled.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli university department’s decision not to play the national anthem at a graduation ceremony on Thursday has sparked outrage from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. A Hebrew University of Jerusalem spokesman confirmed an Army Radio report that the Humanities Faculty will not play the anthem at the event “out of consideration” for […]
Puerto Rico’s fiscal control board is proposing to cut the university system’s budget by nearly half by 2021. As a result, the stakes are higher than ever for UPR’s future.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian government remained defiant Saturday over the possible closure of Budapest-based Central European University, founded by billionaire George Soros. The issue was on the agenda during Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s meeting in Brussels with leaders of the European People’s Party, of which his Fidesz party is a member. The EPP was […]
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has launched an investigation into a leak of confidential information regarding the latest in a long line of sexual harassment allegations to be leveled against the school’s athletic department. Regent Chairman Dean Johnson said a closed-door meeting was held on Thursday, one day after a television […]
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women failed to win enough votes in the kingdom’s top advisory body, a council member who drafted the plan said Wednesday. The proposal needed 76 out of 150 votes in the Shura Council, but fell three votes short. It called for […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson was dismissed from the team Friday hours after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in an alleged rape earlier this month. Robertson, 19, is accused of forcing a woman to have sex with him at her apartment the night of April 8 in Meridian […]
Any wrong turn, albeit well intentioned, could further jeopardize the fragile state of HBCUs, Dr. H. Patrick Sywgert warned a crowd of several hundred attendees this weekend at “The Grand Boule Forum on HBCUs.”
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says he can see a future in which reservation hospitals and health centers across South Dakota employ pharmacists and lab scientists educated at his school, with doctors and administrators also trained at institutions in the state. The land-grant university is pursuing a new initiative […]
UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. — A University of Denver program is helping Native Americans draft wills, helping overcome a cultural aversion to discuss death. About 20 law students from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law visited the Upper Fruitland Chapter of the Navajo Nation to help tribe members draft wills, The Daily Times reported. […]
RIVERTON, Wyo. — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols visited Wind River Indian Reservation schools this week as part of an outreach effort to promote new programs available for American Indian students attending UW. Her visit Wednesday also included a stop at the chambers of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho business councils. The Ranger […]
HARTFORD, Conn. — A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white trash.” Pierson College Dean June Chu issued a public apology Saturday after reviews from her personal Yelp account began circulating at […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The provost at the University of Missouri in Columbia will serve as the campus’ interim chancellor. The president of the four-campus university system, Mun Choi, announced Garnett Stokes’ appointment to the campus’ top administrative post, and it was approved Wednesday by the system’s governing board. Stokes has served as provost and executive […]
BERKELEY, Calif. — A woman who sued the University of California and the former dean of UC Berkeley’s law school for sexual harassment is outraged that the school is allowing him to keep his tenured professorship, she announced Saturday. “This deal insults all who suffer harassment at the hands of those with power and privilege,” […]
The presidents and chancellors of 10 minority-serving institutions called on members of Congress to strengthen federal investment in the Pell program, in a letter released on Wednesday afternoon.
Students on strike in the University of Puerto Rico system have settled in for the long haul as the island struggles to come to a resolution regarding its massive debt crisis.
MONTREAT, N.C. — A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of her colleagues have refused to sign it and are leaving the school. News media outlets report that part of Montreat College’s “Community […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference has added a replacement year to contracts for North Carolina venues that lost championships when the league relocated events due to a law limiting protections against LGBT people. The ACC had pulled 10 neutral-site championships for the 2016-17 season. The state passed a compromise bill to roll back […]
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.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Board of Regents on Tuesday made Richard Myers, a retired four-star general and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, president at Kansas State University, promoting him after he served as interim president since April. The regents voted unanimously to promote Myers to president of the land-grant university in Manhattan, which […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A Republican state representative is proposing legislation to require that Utah colleges give immunity to sexual assault victims for conduct code violations related to alcohol and drugs and allow school officials to report serious assaults to police. But a sexual assault survivor and an advocacy group are pushing back against […]
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California Board of Regents vowed to implement audit recommendations to improve the budgeting practices of the president’s office following a stinging state audit, but took pains to praise President Janet Napolitano and even question the report’s findings. State Auditor Elaine Howle briefed the UC Board of Regents Thursday on […]
ROLLA, Mo. — The first woman to lead the Missouri University of Science and Technology has worked to improve diversity at the Rolla school, although the student body remains male dominated as she prepares to leave. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that S&T Chancellor Cheryl Schrader is wrapping up her duties this month at the […]
The last time a White cornerback started in an NFL game was in the 2003 season. Let’s unpack [...]