Would anyone disagree that we are living in some troubling times in the United States of America?
The challenges that beset Black males remain daunting and should be a growing concern for all of us who care deeply about the future of higher education.
March is Women’s History Month, so honoring the Williams sisters seems to be a natural fit.
What minority students are taught in high school about the college experience has a major impact on their decisions. So, what should we be teaching them about college?
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The rector of Central European University said Wednesday that the institution will resist legal amendments proposed by the Hungarian government, regarding them as discriminatory. CEU, opened in 1991, was founded by Hungarian-born billionaire philanthropist George Soros, considered an ideological opponent by Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The proposal was considered an extension of […]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers in New Mexico, California and Maryland are working with public school nurses in hopes of curbing suicide rates within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by making school grounds safer. University of New Mexico pediatrics professor Mary Ramos and colleagues at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and the […]
Her mother’s sudden death, left Turner, who was then a 22-year-old sophomore at Cuyahoga Community College, and her police officer husband Jeffery, the task of caring for her six siblings and their own child.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature initiative this year – a proposal for two years of free tuition at the state’s public colleges — is off to a rocky start. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, a fellow Democrat, took to Twitter last month to call it “unsustainable and fiscally irresponsible.” Other lawmakers have […]
The African American Male Education Network and Development organization (A2MEND) conference marked its 10th anniversary last week by attracting more than 1,000 attendees and more than doubling the total amount of scholarship money awarded last year.
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.
A dearth of research has explored the experiences and need of students with disabilities at HBCUs.
SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Janet Napolitano is crossing the border next week to send a “strong and loud” message to Mexico — which she clearly hopes will resonate in Washington — that America should not isolate its neighbor. The three-day trip starting next Wednesday is meant to reassure Mexico that UC campuses […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Roughly 700 Michigan State University employees have signed a statement vowing not to help federal immigration officials seeking to apprehend or deport students. The Lansing State Journal reported Wednesday the faculty and staff members signed the “statement of solidarity” with students who are refugees, immigrants or children of immigrants. The statement […]
LOS ANGELES — A California legislator is proposing that the state create a commission to protect the health and safety of collegiate athletes, something the bill says the NCAA and school athletic departments have failed to do. The commission and its rules would apply to every competing college athlete in the state, from a community […]
HOUSTON — A lawsuit filed against Baylor University by 10 women alleging they were sexually assaulted while students can proceed, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The women, identified as “Jane Doe” plaintiffs, allege Baylor was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault and didn’t enforce federal general discrimination protections. Baylor had sought to have […]
WACO, Texas — A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. The lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “Elizabeth Doe,” alleges at least […]
Morehouse faculty says that their recent vote of no confidence in the college’s board chair reflects the concerns about the board’s governance style after viewing external audit documents from entities tasked with evaluating the board.
Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan is helping to bring new visibility to a small liberal arts college that was once considered a well-kept secret.
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 […]
The university’s attorneys — contesting a lawsuit filed by a former student over an alleged rape — argue that the school is not subject to Title IX, which prohibits gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence in education.
A self-trained historian who was part of a teaching tandem behind the first college-level, Chinese American course in this country has died. Philip P. Choy, 90, passed away at his San Francisco home last week.
Dr. Thai-Huy Nguyen, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, says he will function as a navigator to steer disadvantaged community college students through a system for which they are largely unfamiliar.
CHICAGO — DePaul University has named its first lay president in the Chicago school’s 119-year history. The Catholic university on Thursday announced that A. Gabriel Esteban will be its 12th president as of July 1. He is currently president at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, where he has held the post since […]
To understand the significance of re-indigenization, one needs to understand its anti-thesis: the 500-year process of de-indigenization.
CHICAGO — City Colleges of Chicago has a new chancellor. On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Juan Salgado will take over from Cheryl Hyman. Salgado is now on the Chicago Park District Board of Directors and is the president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino on the city’s West Side. He was also […]
Dr. Matthew Adams has heard that there are other LGBT staff members at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, but he hasn’t met any of them.
AUSTIN, Texas — Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater’s first openly gay president may have […]
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 […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday. The survey comes at a time when Baylor University and state lawmakers are facing a widespread sexual assault scandal involving football players at the nation’s […]
OXFORD, Miss. — The University of Mississippi School of Law has a new dean. After a national search, the university says it has chosen Susan Duncan of Louisville, Kentucky, for the top post. She is scheduled to start Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Education. Duncan joins […]
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