If you believe in diversity like I do, the Olympic Games set a really high bar.
In education, in the media, we fight the same battles. It boils down to the basics: How do we get more of us in there? Not just as foot soldiers, but as generals. In academics, it means lifting a young prof to the ranking of dean, or higher. In journalism, it’s transforming a young reporter […]
One can only wonder what would make any rational, decent human being assert that slavery was a good thing.
When students and scholars gather in Bermuda in October for the 5th annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, they will pay homage to Dr. Lee Jones, founding president of the Brothers of the Academy Institute (BOTA) who passed away late last year.
The increase of Black faculty into academia is a great improvement; however, additional efforts are required in order to recruit, retain and support the success of Black faculty members in years to come.
COLUMBUS, Ohio ― For college students who are poor, the margin between graduating and dropping out can be as slim as an unpaid utility bill or a busted transmission. Even if they have grants and loans to pay for most of their tuition and housing, any unexpected expense can kill the best-laid plans. That’s where […]
Howard University has defeated a lawsuit by a former graduate student who claimed she was wrongfully denied readmission twice to the doctoral program in history.
If it seems like college is more expensive than ever before — and with less return on investment than in previous generations — it’s not your imagination. Consider this: today, a degree is a requirement for more entry-level jobs than before. This will be even truer in the future. In fact, according to the Committee […]
A program at an Illinois community college is working with youth at a local juvenile justice center to help prepare them for college or a future occupation.
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 […]
BUTTE, Mont. ― Fifteen summer school students have been expelled for cheating at Montana Tech, the same college that dismissed several Saudi students and revoked the degrees of others after discovering a former employee altered their transcripts four years ago. Doug Abbott, vice chancellor for academic affairs, declined to release any other information about the […]
MIAMI ― A new Florida International University professor’s study has found that corporate tax evasion and money laundering cost the U.S. some $2.3 trillion in lost taxes. The just-released study of federal customs data by FIU business professor John Zdanowicz indicates U.S. companies used false invoices to hide the true value of imported and exported […]
At Northern Essex’s Lawrence campus, where 66 percent of the student population is Hispanic, college officials are engaged in a multipronged approach to ease the process of validating credentials and credits earned overseas.
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.
Experts discuss the female athletes’ civic responsibilities and whether these role models have the latitude to express what matters to them vs. what matters to the league and its sponsors.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ― University of Louisville trustees accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal. The action at a special meeting of the school’s board signaled the end of an era. Ramsey, a former state budget director, has led the university for 14 years. After six hours of […]
In deciding to restore voting rights to 13,000 former felons, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took a “bold” step to end a practice of Black voter suppression that hearkens back to the Reconstruction Era.
His new team is scouring the data like stock-pickers looking for undervalued buys, and they’ve finally stumbled on something Trump has ignored all campaign. People of color.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, only 16 percent of full-time professors at postsecondary institutions are minorities.
MADISON, Wis. ― The University of Wisconsin-Madison is creating a diversity program for its incoming freshmen students after a series of race-related incidents have occurred on campus. The campus will test the program, called Our Wisconsin, on up to 1,000 freshmen to allow students to learn about themselves and others, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. […]
Donald Trump’s speeches provide a clear message on his stance on diversity issues.
The National Science Foundation has awarded to $2.9 million to several national engineering diversity organizations in a collaborative effort to increase the number of underrepresented engineering faculty across all institutional types. The organizations Great Minds in STEM (GMiS), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), MAES: Latinos in Science and Engineering , National Society of […]
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) provides minority students with one-on-one leadership coaching, role-playing exercises and networking opportunities to groom them for future management positions.
HONOLULU ― The University of Hawaii has opened nine more all-gender restrooms on its Manoa campus. Each all-gender bathroom is a lockable, single-stall room similar to the “family restrooms” found in malls and airports. Camaron Miyamoto who leads an LGBTQ center at UH says all-gender restrooms can be essential for students who don’t feel comfortable […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California lawmaker announced Wednesday he is removing a contentious provision of his bill that would have allowed LGBT students to more easily sue religious schools for discrimination, conceding defeat to religious colleges that had launched a campaign against it. The measure would have eliminated a longstanding exemption from state anti-discrimination laws […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ― A federal judge lobbed tough questions at GOP lawyers Monday as he considered whether to block a North Carolina legal measure governing transgender bathroom access, asking pointedly how the law was making people safer. The Republican lawyers urged U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder to deny the preliminary injunction sought by transgender plaintiffs, […]
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.
Sometimes, Emily Brown’s mind flashes back to July 2, 2015.
When she hears firecrackers. Sees wood decks. Smells the aromas of a summer night.
BERKELEY, Calif. ― The University of California, Berkeley chancellor, who critics alleged was too lenient when handling sexual harassment cases involving high-profile faculty members, has resigned his post. University of California President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she accepted UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ resignation and that a search for his successor would start immediately. […]
Dr. Leslie Brown, a well-known scholar of African-American and American women’s history, passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer.
Information technology, like most STEM fields, suffers from a divided work environment and a lack of mentors.
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Oregon Health & Science University is proving that pipeline programs and outreach efforts work. [...]
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Colleges and universities readjust their focus on STEM education
amid a declining interest fr [...]
Dr. Shengmin Sang is helping to position historically Black North Carolina A&T State University [...]
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Incorporating more than 200 partners across industry, academia and the nonprofit sector, the Sm [...]
BOISE, Idaho ― For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promisin [...]
Among other duties, Dr. Osaro E. Airen will administer a $2.45 million grant that will be used [...]