Just when you thought the madness of the 2016 presidential campaign couldn’t get anymore insane, guess what, it has.
I was talking to one of my childhood friends today about the shooting of an unarmed African-American male in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His remark about the shootings of Black men by police officers made me realize one thing. These shootings will not stop. There may be a temporary respite from time to time but the shooting […]
A few days ago, Donald Trump finally admitted what the rational and sane among us always had known ― that President Obama was born in the United States.
COLUMBIA, Mo. ― The University of Missouri temporarily suspended a fraternity on Wednesday over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a year. The university action followed the national organization of Delta Upsilon fraternity, which suspended the chapter earlier on […]
HARARE, Zimbabwe ― Witnesses say a student has been whisked away by unknown people for protesting during a University of Zimbabwe graduation ceremony featuring President Robert Mugabe. An Associated Press photographer covering Thursday’s event says the graduating student held a placard complaining about joblessness in the country. Such stunts have become common at graduation ceremonies […]
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. ― Oakland University in suburban Detroit is searching for a new president. The school’s governing board said Thursday it will not renew the contract of George Hynd next summer. He was hired in 2014. Board chairman Richard DeVore says Hynd brought stability to Oakland after a period of “fragmented leadership.” He described […]
STORRS, Conn. ― Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus. As a discount on in-state tuition, it brought the cost well below half of what […]
The National Community College Hispanic Council gathered to address institutional strategies that impact the success of Latinx students.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas ― The president of a South Texas community college has been fired amid issues with its vocational nursing program and a new windstorm insurance contract. Trustees of Texas Southmost College in Brownsville voted Monday to dismiss President Lily Tercero. The college earlier this year was put on “conditional approval status” by the Texas […]
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 […]
JOHANNESBURG ― The death of a South African university worker who was hospitalized after a student protest has deepened tensions over unrest roiling campuses across the nation. The government on Tuesday called for an investigation, saying protesters were responsible for the death last week at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, which has suspended […]
JOHANNESBURG ― South African police battled students on a university campus on Thursday in the latest violence over protesters’ calls for free education, a demand that the government has dismissed as unrealistic in a country with a weak economy. Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing students on the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus in the city […]
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.
With the recent announcement of Les Miles being fired at LSU there is much discussion about possible replacements.
Ed Temple guided women’s track athletes to 40 Olympic medals as he served for some four decades, making him a legend worldwide among coaches and athletes.
Fans don’t realize it, but Colin Kaepernick knows there are more important things in life than football
A federal judge in New York City has cleared Dominican College in a Title VI suit by an African American former student who was dropped from its occupational therapy program for low grades in a required course.
Institutions must make systemic changes to improve outreach efforts, accessibility, retention programs, and better serve American Indian/Alaskan Native students to eliminate educational achievement gaps.
California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will now mandate the teaching of ethnic studies in every public high school across the state.
The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark tool — also known as the GDIB — is being made available for the first time in its 10-year history to colleges and universities.
PORTLAND, Ore. ― The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that Portland State University wrongfully expelled a graduate student who was accused of threatening violence. The university banned Henry Liu from campus four years ago after a classmate reported to police that the student was upset with a professor and talked about guns in the […]
In a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday should inspire other businesses to do the same, Airbnb — the multibillion Internet company — committed $80,000 a year for the next three years to support study abroad in China.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has emerged as one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in Texas.
The Arce v Douglas ethnic studies trial, in Tucson’s Federal Court, is expected to commence in early 2017. The suit was filed against the state of Arizona, as a result of the state passing an anti-Ethnic Studies HB 2281 legislation in 2010. Yet for all intents and purposes, it is the discipline itself and, specifically, […]
Even though young Latino voters have much at stake in the 2016 presidential election — from immigration reform to free college — it remains unclear as to whether they will turn out to the polls in large numbers this November.
Two Black athletic conferences have not moved scheduled championship events out of North Carolina in the wake of the state’s passage of a controversial law restricting transgender bathroom use but have not ruled it out.
NCAA President Mark Emmert says it is up to the Atlantic Coast Conference to decide whether it wants to follow the association’s lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Emmert said the association expects […]
Basketball-crazed North Carolina has lost its next chance to host NCAA men’s basketball tournament games along with several other championship events due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. And the fallout may not be over. After the NCAA announced it is pulling seven championship events from North […]
The ousted marching band director at The Ohio State University has lost his Title IX suit accusing the school of gender bias.
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.
NEW CASTLE, Del. ― Wilmington University Executive Vice President LaVerne Harmon has been named the school’s next president and will become the first Black woman to lead a university in Delaware. Local news organizations report that the university’s board of trustees unanimously approved Harmon’s selection last week. She is slated to take the reins in […]
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