Just when you thought the madness of the 2016 presidential campaign couldn’t get anymore insane, guess what, it has.
I was talking to one of my childhood friends today about the shooting of an unarmed African-American male in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His remark about the shootings of Black men by police officers made me realize one thing. These shootings will not stop. There may be a temporary respite from time to time but the shooting […]
A few days ago, Donald Trump finally admitted what the rational and sane among us always had known ― that President Obama was born in the United States.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has emerged as one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in Texas.
CHICAGO ― Only 86 full and part-time freshmen enrolled at the financially troubled Chicago State University for the fall semester and overall enrollment is down 25 percent, according to figures released Tuesday. The school, which is dealing with money troubles due in part to loss of state funding amid the budget crisis, has fewer than […]
JOHANNESBURG ― The death of a South African university worker who was hospitalized after a student protest has deepened tensions over unrest roiling campuses across the nation. The government on Tuesday called for an investigation, saying protesters were responsible for the death last week at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, which has suspended […]
STORRS, Conn. ― Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus. As a discount on in-state tuition, it brought the cost well below half of what […]
The National Community College Hispanic Council gathered to address institutional strategies that impact the success of Latinx students.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas ― The president of a South Texas community college has been fired amid issues with its vocational nursing program and a new windstorm insurance contract. Trustees of Texas Southmost College in Brownsville voted Monday to dismiss President Lily Tercero. The college earlier this year was put on “conditional approval status” by the Texas […]
JUNEAU, Alaska ―The number of students using disability services at the University of Alaska Southeast is more than five times what it was in 2008. There were 23 students at the Juneau campus using those services eight years ago, when the Americans with Disabilities Act broadened its definition of disability. Since then, that number has […]
A federal judge has rejected a race discrimination and retaliation suit by an African-American assistant professor of economics who failed to win tenure and promotion at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ― The University of Alabama at Birmingham has reached a settlement to ensure equal access for people with disabilities to the university’s facilities. U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said in a news release Wednesday that the agreement was reached after a UAB student filed a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act, saying […]
JOHANNESBURG ― South African police battled students on a university campus on Thursday in the latest violence over protesters’ calls for free education, a demand that the government has dismissed as unrealistic in a country with a weak economy. Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing students on the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus in the city […]
ACCRA, Ghana ― Professors at a university in Ghana’s capital are campaigning for the removal of a new statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi. The petition, delivered Thursday to the University of Ghana’s governing council, takes issue with what the professors call Gandhi’s “racist identity” and controversial references to Africans in his writings. Launched […]
Both community colleges and bachelor’s degree-granting institutions across the country are responding to a chorus of calls for dramatic improvements in student success and college completion.
University of the District of Columbia President Ron Mason speaks out after the violent arrest of a young Black man on the college campus.
President Barack Obama spent his 54th birthday talking to a robotic teddy bear that teaches children how to manage their diabetes and watching a radio waves demonstration used to detect senior falls.
Ed Temple guided women’s track athletes to 40 Olympic medals as he served for some four decades, making him a legend worldwide among coaches and athletes.
Fans don’t realize it, but Colin Kaepernick knows there are more important things in life than football
Athletes who participate in schools p-20 are held accountable by two sets of standards: by the school as an organization and the athletic program.
The wage gap between Black and White workers is the worst it has been since 1979, according to a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
Those who work in higher education should not see themselves as immune from the same kind of unconscious bias that many believe is a factor in the fatal police shootings of Black men in the U.S., a higher education leader told CUPA-HR conference attendees.
California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will now mandate the teaching of ethnic studies in every public high school across the state.
The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark tool — also known as the GDIB — is being made available for the first time in its 10-year history to colleges and universities.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters, who have been protesting the construction of the pipeline daily, are attempting to peacefully stop the bulldozing of the site.
In a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday should inspire other businesses to do the same, Airbnb — the multibillion Internet company — committed $80,000 a year for the next three years to support study abroad in China.
The Arce v Douglas ethnic studies trial, in Tucson’s Federal Court, is expected to commence in early 2017. The suit was filed against the state of Arizona, as a result of the state passing an anti-Ethnic Studies HB 2281 legislation in 2010. Yet for all intents and purposes, it is the discipline itself and, specifically, […]
Even though young Latino voters have much at stake in the 2016 presidential election — from immigration reform to free college — it remains unclear as to whether they will turn out to the polls in large numbers this November.
Two Black athletic conferences have not moved scheduled championship events out of North Carolina in the wake of the state’s passage of a controversial law restricting transgender bathroom use but have not ruled it out.
NCAA President Mark Emmert says it is up to the Atlantic Coast Conference to decide whether it wants to follow the association’s lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Emmert said the association expects […]
Basketball-crazed North Carolina has lost its next chance to host NCAA men’s basketball tournament games along with several other championship events due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. And the fallout may not be over. After the NCAA announced it is pulling seven championship events from North […]
The ousted marching band director at The Ohio State University has lost his Title IX suit accusing the school of gender bias.
DALLAS — He was disarmed in the middle of a war zone and placed under 24-hour escort. The most humiliating part was that everyone in Micah Johnson’s unit in Afghanistan knew why: He was accused of stealing a female soldier’s panties. Johnson’s aspirations to a military career were over. Now he faced removal from the […]
Every weekday for a few years, Malik Mosley switched from a full-time worker to a full-time student at 8 a.m., when he finished his overnight shift at an Aberdeen warehouse and drove to class at Morgan State University.
He managed that workload until a family member suffered an illness in 2013.
LAWRENCE, Kan. ― The Kansas Board of Regents hasn’t approved how the process to replace University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will proceed, but the search may be closed to the public. Gray-Little, chancellor of the university since 2009, announced last week she’s stepping down in the summer of 2017. Gray-Little was hired after a […]
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