Monday, February 8, is the start of the Lunar New Year and, for Chinese Americans of Asian descent, a very big deal.
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.
By Associated Press UTICA, N.Y. — Utica College is getting its first female president. The central New York college’s board of trustees selected Laura Casamento to become president beginning Aug. 1. Casamento is currently Utica College’s executive vice president and chief advancement officer. She has been with the school since 2004 and previously served as […]
By Associated Press A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary’s University after the Catholic school’s president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed. President Simon Newman is a former financial-industry executive hired in 2014 to […]
Although African-Americans have increased access to higher education, African-American students tend to choose college majors that don’t pay very much, according to a new Georgetown study released Tuesday.
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, […]
A Las Vegas couple is expected to make the largest individual contribution to Morgan State University, a Historically Black College and University headquartered in Baltimore.
The relevance of HBCUs is tied to a legacy of compensating for a system of education that too often fails to provide students of color with the skills required to succeed in higher education.
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.
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.
Dr. Nina Mahmoudian—a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar—has applied her knowledge about flight in the atmosphere or outer space to the underwater world, designing better unmanned vehicles that take water samples or search the floors of oceans and lakes.
Dr. Ya-Chih Chang—a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar—balances educating graduate students on the methods of teaching children with autism and helping families work with children who have autism.
We cannot discount and neglect the increasingly diverse nation and scholars and readers of color.
SAN FRANCISCO ― Both Sonoma State University and San Jose State University have new women pre [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio ― A second lawsuit by Ohio State University’s fired marching band director i [...]
LOS ANGELES ― A Caltech professor has been suspended for gender-based harassment following an [...]
The estate of a dean fired for alleged sexual harassment of female students has won a new trial [...]
COLUMBIA, Mo. ― An agriculture leadership group at the University of Missouri is made up of a [...]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― Former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and tw [...]
BOISE, Idaho ― Two former Boise State University athletes who accused the school of failing t [...]
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. ― A former Spanish language lecturer at Amherst College alleges in a lawsu [...]
FORT COLLINS, Colo. ― Colorado State University has increased salaries for 59 professors afte [...]