A recent report conducted by the Transportation Research Institute at University of Michigan indicated that a number of millennials (1980 to 1998) are resisting the urge to get behind the wheel.
As we now pass the King Holiday and onto February, which is Black History Month, let us rededicate ourselves to some guiding principles.
To put it bluntly, 2015 was a year that left its brash, brutal, ugly stain of racism on America.
PALO ALTO, Calif. ― Stanford University’s governing board has named a neuroscientist who leads a prestigious graduate school in New York City as the California university’s next president. The Board of Trustees announced that Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University, will become Stanford’s 11th president on Sept. 1. Tessier-Lavigne will succeed President John Hennessy, […]
EUGENE, Ore. ― Students at the University of Oregon are protesting a proposed 4.7 percent tuition hike, arguing that the increase isn’t affordable. About 50 students rallied outside the campus administration building Wednesday, undeterred by the afternoon’s rainy weather, reported The Register-Guard. That protest was followed by a tense hour-long meeting in which students accused […]
RALEIGH, N.C. ― Enrollment at the 15 University of North Carolina schools of education has plummeted 30 percent since 2010. News outlets report that UNC System Vice President for Academic and University Programs Alisa Chapman told the State Board of Education on Wednesday that the decreasing enrollments are making things difficult for local districts that […]
Only 14 percent of students who transfer from community college to a four-year school graduate with a bachelor’s degree within six years, according to a joint study.
OLYMPIA, Wash. ― A group of Democratic lawmakers in Washington have announced a proposal to make community college and technical college free for state residents without a bachelor’s degree. Some qualifying students could also get a stipend for books and other expenses based on family income, lawmakers said at a news conference on Tuesday. The […]
WENTWORTH, N.C. ― North Carolina community college leaders could decide whether to let schools tack a local surcharge onto student tuition as campuses search for money to upgrade equipment to train future workers for jobs in manufacturing and health care. Campus presidents of the 58-school system will decide later this month whether to push for […]
CINCINNATI ― A judge is to hear final details of an agreement to settle a blind student’s lawsuit accusing Miami University in Ohio of using technology that presented a barrier to her education. Court documents show attorneys for Aleeha Dudley and Miami agreed two weeks ago on the main parts of a settlement. But U.S. […]
CLEVELAND ― Kent State University in northeast Ohio has agreed to pay two former students $100,000 to settle a fair housing lawsuit that was filed by the U.S. Justice Department after the school refused to allow the students to keep an emotional support dog in a university apartment. The settlement announced on Monday also calls […]
An African-American nursing student who was dismissed for low grades has lost her racial discrimination suit against Valparaiso University.
ZARQA, Jordan ― Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options. The 22-year-old, forced to quit law school when he fled his homeland in 2012, could choose to keep working in a supermarket in Jordan to feed his parents and four siblings, effectively putting his future on hold. He could risk a dangerous […]
This spring at Rutgers University, the course will pair journalism students with Syrian refugee families who have settled in New Jersey.
LONDON ― British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will make universities disclose what proportion of poor and ethnic minority applicants they admit, in an attempt to end racial and class discrimination that “should shame our country and jolt us to action.” Writing in the Sunday Times newspaper, Cameron said that “if you’re a young […]
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.
14 members of three fraternities at The Ohio State University (OSU) traveled to China last month, where they choreographed a step show for Chinese students as part of a cross-cultural awareness program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State.
WINONA, Minn. ― Winona State University’s president says an independent investigation into complaint against former men’s basketball coach Mike Leaf has found no evidence of wrongdoing. The investigation began in June after a basketball player accused Leaf of making unwanted sexual advances. Leaf was placed on administrative leave and was barred from campus. He chose […]
The hype of Super Bowl 50 is well underway, but it began last week with a bold blast of truth from the man of the hour ― a 26-year-old who just graduated in June with a sociology degree from Auburn University.
DES MOINES, Iowa ― The University of Iowa confirmed Wednesday it will pay nearly $200,000 to a male track coach and his attorneys to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit alleging the man was passed over for a job because administrators wanted a woman. Mike Scott, who was a volunteer assistant in the university’s track program, […]
LEXINGTON, Ky. ― University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has formed a committee to decide the fate of a controversial Great Depression-era mural that features Black workers toiling in a tobacco field, Black musicians playing for White dancers and a Native American with a tomahawk. After meeting last semester with students who objected to the […]
CHICAGO ― Chicago State University trustees have declared a financial emergency at the troubled school that could make it easier to lay off employees. According to the Chicago Tribune, trustees at the predominantly Black university on Thursday declared a type of emergency that in the academic world means the school faces an imminent threat to […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. ― The University of Missouri system has announced more than $920,000 in spending on diversity efforts as it seeks to recover from racial unrest on its Columbia campus. The four-campus system also announced Wednesday that it is planning forums with finalists for the role of the first ever system-level chief diversity, equity and […]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. ― Brown University faculty members are scheduled to vote this week on whether to rename the holiday once known on campus as Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. The Ivy League university in 2009 dropped the Columbus Day designation and changed the name of the holiday to Fall Weekend. But some people think […]
Outside of tribal colleges, Native American student representation in four-year colleges is appallingly low—0.9 percent. It is even lower, 0.5 percent, at the graduate level.
It is very possible to complete a program in higher education without engaging in a conversation around race, which is troubling.
Dr. Paul Terasaki, who died Monday, developed a tissue-typing test in 1964 that became the international standard method of determining compatibility of organ donors with potential recipients.
The Southern University System’s former special assistant and counsel to the president has lost a Title VII retaliation and age discrimination suit stemming from elimination of her position.
It is my moral responsibility to use my knowledge and access to information to help address educational, social, health, and economic injustices in order to shape responsive policies and to change the cultural discourse and scripts about what it means to be a Hmong student in college.
With a mother as a university professor and former dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso, there was little question that Dr. Robert Tinajero ― a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar ― would go on to achieve greatness.
ATLANTA ― Georgia’s highest court on Monday ruled against a group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and wanted access to in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. However, the court decision hinged not on their immigration status, but on whether they were legally allowed to sue the […]
Five majority research institutions and three Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) are teaming up to help increase the number of Latino professors at colleges and universities across the nation.
Fifty-six institutions of higher education—mostly religion-affiliated institutions—have sought TItle IX waivers that have allowed institutions to discriminate against LGBT students on campus, according to a recent report by the Human Rights Campaign.
INDIANAPOLIS ― Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has raised the possibility of an unusual split with his 2012 running mate, suggesting that Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann would be an “ideal” candidate to take over the embattled Ivy Tech Community College system. The proposal has raised eyebrows among Indiana political observers who question why someone would […]
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. ― East Tennessee State University has updated some restrooms in academic buildings and residence halls with signage that identifies them as gender-neutral restrooms. The university’s Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Bill Rasnick tells the Johnson City Press that the restrooms with the new signs had previously been restrooms that were not […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio ― Lawmakers in 10 states launched a legislative push Monday intended to make debt-free public college a priority of the 2016 election. In a teleconference, the group of Democrats announced plans to introduce resolutions in the early primary states of New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina, the political battleground state of Ohio […]
As a medical oncologist, focused on helping cancer patients, she is spreading the health care message on the national stage and working at efforts to increase the ranks of medical scientists and practitioners.
In recent months, some elected officials and veterans groups have expressed concern over added restrictions and reported difficulties in obtaining the benefits.
We cannot discount and neglect the increasingly diverse nation and scholars and readers of color.
COLUMBIA, Mo. ― A national association is calling for the reinstatement of a suspended University of Missouri assistant professor who was involved in a run-in with two student journalists during campus protests. The Columbia Missourian reports that the American Association of University Professors sent a letter Tuesday to the Columbia campus’ interim chancellor, Hank Foley. […]
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