Views - Higher Education

Adjusting to College: Tips From a Former Student-Athlete and the Parent of One

by Sherwin E. James and Joan Levis | April 9, 2018
To be a successful freshman student-athlete, one needs discipline. There must be a high level o [...] Read more

Direct Engagement With Trump, GOP Pays Off for HBCUs

by Harry L. Williams | April 8, 2018
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund's decision not to resist – but instead engage in a strateg [...] Read more

Public Outreach in an Anti-Knowledge Moment

by Daniel Blake | April 2, 2018
We live in a time in which knowledge has been devalued. Ahistoricism is a central tenet of the [...] Read more

Remembering King’s Perspective On Education

by Cornelius Gilbert | April 1, 2018
Fifty years ago this week, at age 39, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died as a result of an a [...] Read more

Uplifting HBCUs As Models of Student Success

by Brandon C.M. Allen and Levon T. Esters | March 26, 2018
To help counter the false narrative that often is bestowed upon historically Black colleges and [...] Read more

Recruitment Changes Needed to Expand Access to Higher Ed

by David Steele-Figueredo | March 25, 2018
Admissions policies in higher-ranking universities and colleges favor high-achieving applicants [...] Read more

Success Formula for Student Recruitment and Retention

by Dwight B. Sanchez | March 22, 2018
How does a college determine its student enrollment strategy to effectively impact growth, meet [...] Read more

Federal TRIO Programs Work

by Reginald Parson | March 19, 2018
There are many students in America who benefit from TRIO, and there are many more who need TRIO [...] Read more

On Youth Activism and My Active-Shooter Training

by | March 18, 2018
There’s a new set of loud, defiant voices that arrived on the scene last week that makes dive [...] Read more

Why Colleges Must Fight the Wage Gap

by Elizabeth Todd Byron | March 15, 2018
The saying goes, “You should never wake a sleeping baby.” Today, the average wage gap betwe [...] Read more

What About Cheyney University? We Rose First!

by Janelle L. Williams | March 13, 2018
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, Nelson Mandela said in h [...] Read more

Assessing the Relationship Between Gun Violence and Health Equity

by Diana Lee | March 8, 2018
Gun violence has become a crucial national problem that negatively affects health equity in the [...] Read more

Don’t Touch My Hair: Black Women Navigating the Ivory Tower

by Cheron Davis | March 7, 2018
Solange's “Don’t Touch My Hair” is a powerful anthem that resonates with women of color. [...] Read more

HBCUs’ Relevance in Diversifying the STEM Workforce

by Frances Carter-Johnson, Tasha Inniss and Mark E. Lee | March 6, 2018
Global scientific competitiveness of the United States depends on the nation’s ability to sus [...] Read more

Shape of Things to Come? Diversity Shines at 90th Academy Awards

by | March 5, 2018
I covered the Academy Awards on the red carpet in person in 1986. It was the year of the Spielb [...] Read more