On the week of the disappointing coincidence of the Brexit vote and the Supreme Court decision to block DACA, I happened to be performing my one-man show on Asian American history in New York City.
The fact is that Donald Trump was hardly alone in his racist and xenophobic rhetoric.
I have not been able to say Happy Father’s Day to my dad because he passed away and went to heaven more than 30 years ago. So I dedicate this column to him and to all men who lovingly have this role.
Forty years after military service academies opened their doors to women, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy marked the milestone at a ceremony June 27 as it welcomed a class with a record 38 percent of female cadets. The enrollment rate for women has not been matched at the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West […]
Two municipalities, a veterans’ group, a college and an Indian tribe are splitting more than $250,000 in federal grants to study and protect battlefields in upstate New York.
As a calvary scout, Dustin Everhart was the “eyes and ears” of the U.S. Army, keeping his comrades up to date on battlefield conditions.
California Community Colleges and 21 historically Black colleges and universities now have an agreement that potentially will increase the number of community college students going to HBCUs.
How many of us actively question this point to ourselves, “What am I teaching students and what are they learning when I may not realize this is occurring?”
Community college leaders met in Washington to discuss legislative priorities for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
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 […]
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 […]
Academics leaders say study-abroad programs in England won’t be significantly affected by Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.
JOHANNESBURG ― The day was a key moment in the long campaign to end South Africa’s harsh apartheid system of White-minority rule. Forty years ago, black students in Johannesburg’s Soweto township marched in protest and some were gunned down by police, appalling the world. South Africa has changed dramatically since June 16, 1976 , when […]
BOSTON ― Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors ― and their financial aid ― to Syrian refugees. Over the past year, at least a dozen schools have promised to cover full or partial tuition for Syrian refugees who are accepted for enrollment. They join a coalition of more than 60 colleges that have […]
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.
AUSTIN, Texas ― Fired Baylor coach Art Briles is ripping his former employer, accusing the school of wrongful termination and indicating he has no interest in settling a federal lawsuit filed against him and the university by a woman who was raped by a football player. In a motion filed Thursday as part of the […]
NEW HAVEN, Conn. ― Former Yale basketball captain Jack Montague filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the Ivy League university of wrongfully expelling him over a sexual assault allegation. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut, says Montague was punished over what he believes was consensual sex. It says Montague had a relationship with the […]
Muhammad Ali, known in his early life as Cassius Clay, was one of the most controversial figures in American history. He engendered feelings of delirious admiration among his supporters and frequently vile emotions from his detractors.
STORRS, Conn. ― The University of Connecticut on Wednesday revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby, saying he engaged in conduct “incongruent” with the university’s values. Trustees voted unanimously to rescind the Doctor of Fine Arts given to Cosby in 1996. Officials said it was the first time UConn has revoked an honorary degree. […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. ― A former system president and a wealthy university donor will help review the University of Missouri following last year’s turmoil. GOP House Speaker Todd Richardson named former system president Gary Forsee and Jeanne Sinquefield to an eight-member review commission Wednesday. Sinquefield and her husband, conservative donor Rex Sinquefield, have given millions […]
South Carolina State University looked within its ranks and named Board of Trustees member James E. Clark the 12th president of the historically Black institution on Wednesday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ― Florida State University’s student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games. The Student Government Association approved the nonbinding, formal opinion by a 27-4 vote on April 20 asking the university’s administration to consider adding the wearing of headdresses as a violation of the student […]
Colleges and universities are taking different measures to make their campuses not only diverse, but inclusive.
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 […]
Dr. Santa J. Ono, one of a handful of Asian-American college presidents in the nation, is leaving the University of Cincinnati to become president at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
A new college guidebook examines the college admissions process from the Asian American perspective.
The Ivy League college in New Hampshire is making efforts to increase diversity and inclusion on its campus.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ― Facing a growing Latino student population and pressure to increase its graduation rates, the University of New Mexico is launching an online degree program in Chicana and Chicano Studies beginning this fall just as ethnic studies programs are facing challenges in neighboring Arizona. Officials say the online classes will allow nontraditional students […]
A number of scholars say the Supreme Court’s decision signals that the “race-neutral” alternatives that Fisher argued should be used in college admissions would be an ineffective way to achieve diversity and that race still is necessary to accomplish this end.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King lamented the fact that, despite being more than 60 years removed from Brown v. Board of Education, America’s students today are more racially and socioeconomically isolated than they were 10 or 20 years ago.
LGBTQ leaders say defining leadership goals and implementing and communicating a clear inclusive policy are keys to success at annual LGBTQ Leadership Institute in New York.
The minute that students matriculate to institutions of higher education, they should expect ― at minimum ― campus cultures built on safety and support for all students.
North Carolina colleges and universities deal with the aftermath of House Bill 2 which limits protections for the LGBTQ community and prohibits transgender individuals from using bathrooms that do not correspond with their biological sex, among other measures.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed the University of Texas at Austin a major victory in support of its right to consider race and ethnicity as a component of its admissions policy.
A new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges indicates that the number of women of color faculty in medical schools across the nation continues to hover below 30 percent.
The United States has some of the best colleges and universities in the world but is underperfo [...]
The proposal to provide free or reduced price meals to low-income college students as a means o [...]
“The end of education is to know God and the laws and purposes of His universe and to reconci [...]
RAJ ACHARYA has been appointed dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana
KERRI GARCIA has been named director of communications at the University of Nevada, Reno. She w [...]
Complete College America, dedicated to improving graduation rates nationally, has dubbed remedi [...]
According to UMKC, the university is concerned primarily with providing full access to all memb [...]
GREGORY E. TRIPLETT has been appointed associate dean for graduate studies at Virginia Commonwe [...]
Hofstra University SENIOR STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER: Hempstead, New York W. Houston Dougharty Est [...]