News from this Week - Higher Education

Dick Gregory Dead at 84, Leaving Behind Timeless Legacy

by Joseph Hong | August 20, 2017
Comedian and activist Dick Gregory who committed his life to social justice through both satir [...] Read more

Ancestry Research Proves Stumbling Block for White Nationalists

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | August 16, 2017
If you want to get underneath the skin of White nationalists, check out how they react when gen [...] Read more

National HBCU Pre-Law Summit Aimed At Producing More Black Law School Applicants

by Gia Savage | August 8, 2017
Hundreds of students are expected to assemble in Greensboro, North Carolina, next month for the [...] Read more

Colleges, Universities Plan for Possible Assault on Affirmative Action

by Jamal Eric Watson and Gia Savage | August 6, 2017
The flurry of public denouncements came quick. Some were bold and defiant. Just as the annou [...] Read more

Senators Push for Expanded Childcare Support for Low-income Students

by Catherine Morris | August 1, 2017
Legislation reintroduced in the Senate on Tuesday, the Child Care Access Means Parents in Schoo [...] Read more

Report: Justice Department Plans to Investigate Colleges’ Affirmative Action Admission Policies

by Diverse Staff |
The Trump administration plans to have the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights division [...] Read more

Department of Education Scrapping Plan for Single Student Loan Servicer

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim |
The U.S. Department of Education announced late Tuesday that it was reversing course on its pla [...] Read more

Colleges Urged to Be Inclusive of International Students

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | July 31, 2017
Colleges and universities must begin to think of international students more as part of the ove [...] Read more

Technology Companies Team Up To Eliminate ‘Summer Melt’

by Tiffany Pennamon | July 23, 2017
Two innovative technology-based education companies are tackling what education researchers coi [...] Read more

Study Examines Enrollment and Completion Rates at Minority Serving Institutions

by Gia Savage |
A first-of-its kind report on enrollment and completion outcomes for students of color at minor [...] Read more

Black Former Professor Files Pay Bias Complaint Against Campbell University

by Walter Hudson | July 17, 2017
A Black former law professor whose discrimination battle against Campbell University boiled ove [...] Read more

Diversity Pacesetter Maryam Mirzakhani Dies

by Emil Guillermo |
Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first and only female winner of prestigious Fields Medal [...] Read more

After Four Decades on the Job, HBCU President has Passed the Mantle

by Jamal Eric Watson | July 16, 2017
Dr. Luns C. Richardson has the distinct privilege of being one of the nation’s longest-servin [...] Read more

Women of Color Remain Invisible in Leading College Athletics

by A.K. Brunini |
Women of color continue to be an invisible minority when it comes to college sports. A recent s [...] Read more

Experts: Accreditation Process Can Be ‘Catalyst for Innovation’

by Catherine Morris | July 10, 2017
Innovation and accreditation do not have to be at odds, Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, president o [...] Read more