Current News 1 - Higher Education

New Executive Director of White House Initiative on HBCUs Receives Mixed Critiques

by Joseph Hong & Jamaal Abdul-Alim | September 17, 2017
The White House has reportedly selected Johnathan Holifield to be the next executive director o [...] Read more

Haddon Helps Rutgers-Camden Bring Out the Best Across the Board

by Tiffany Pennamon | September 13, 2017
With a family history that ties her to four generations of educators and lawyers, Rutgers Unive [...] Read more

Professor Aims to Honor St. Cloud State’s First African-American Alumna

by Joseph Hong | September 12, 2017
Earlier this summer, Dr. Christopher Lehman, a professor and chair of the Ethnic Studies Depart [...] Read more

Rutgers Offers Legal Help to Its Immigrant Students

by Gia Savage | September 11, 2017
Rutgers University Law School is introducing a program designed to provide free legal counselin [...] Read more

UNC Vote Halts Civil Rights Center From Engaging in Litigation

by Catherine Morris | September 10, 2017
In a move that was widely regarded as a foregone conclusion, the University of North Carolina b [...] Read more

New Report Brings Facts to Light on Minority Serving Institutions

by Gia Savage | September 6, 2017
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions report, backed by a campaign that utilized 52 [...] Read more

DeVos Met With Experts Before Postponing HBCU Week Conference

by Gia Savage | September 5, 2017
Prior to last Friday’s announcement of the postponement of the annual White House Initiative [...] Read more

Rusert’s Book Looks Back at Fight Against Racist Sciences

by Tiffany Pennamon | August 31, 2017
Dr. Britt Rusert’s new book, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African Americ [...] Read more

Undocumented Serrano Puts His Fear Out Front

by Gia Savage | August 30, 2017
Moises Serrano’s Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America depicts portions of his l [...] Read more

Efforts to Reduce College Costs May Have Little Impact on Degree Attainment

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | August 29, 2017
Increased spending at colleges and universities — particularly mid-tier public institutions [...] Read more

Experts Highlight Higher Ed’s Impact on Criminal Justice Reform

by Joseph Hong | August 28, 2017
During this politically tumultuous time, the governance studies program at the Brookings Instit [...] Read more

Hurricane Harvey Shuts Down Colleges in SE Texas

by Joseph Hong | August 27, 2017
Universities across Houston, Galveston, and Corpus Christi have kept their students and staff u [...] Read more

Garcia Feels Most Effective on Front Lines of Higher Education

by Monica Levitan | August 23, 2017
Although Dr. Gina Ann Garcia is an advocate for equity and diversity, she didn’t always know [...] Read more

Researchers Seek Key to Success of STEM Students at HBCUs

by Gia Savage | August 22, 2017
Research being conducted by The Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL) may show t [...] Read more

Stakeholders Call for Postponement of White House Initiative on HBCUs Conference

by Gia Savage | August 21, 2017
The White House Initiative on HBCUs annual conference is scheduled for September 17-19. However [...] Read more