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.
Muhammad Ali. Who among us today can suppress a smile of appreciation at the mere mention of the name? I can unabashedly confess that the man was my hero, the single most impactful athlete of my generation.
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.
PITTSBURGH ― Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. has laid off hundreds of employees at Art Institute campuses across the country, including 41 in the city. The 3 percent reduction in the corporation’s workforce comes as the for-profit college operator adjusts to declining enrollment. Spokesman Bob Greenlee declined Wednesday to provide an exact count on the layoffs. […]
WASHINGTON ― A vote by an advisory panel to the Education Department could set the nation’s largest accreditor of for-profit colleges firmly on a path to closing its doors, potentially leaving hundreds of thousands of students at risk of losing access to federal financial aid. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, a group […]
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 […]
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 […]
BANGKOK ― Glasses with embedded cameras and smartwatches with stored information seem like regular spy equipment for the likes of James Bond, but for three students applying to medical school in Thailand, they were high-technology cheating devices. Bangkok’s Rangsit University canceled its examinations on Saturday and Sunday for admission to its medical and dental faculties […]
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.
Grambling State University lost its third president in less than two years Thursday when Dr. Willie D. Larkin resigned the post amid widespread reports that he was facing being fired by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
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.
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 […]
The Ivy League college in New Hampshire is making efforts to increase diversity and inclusion on its campus.
Dr. Kathleen Wong(Lau), who has launched faculty training institutes and administrator training on management and leadership on diversity and innovation, says the curriculum should address participants “from where they are and the theoretical premise of where you want them to go.”
Joyce Xi now knows what it is to be Asian American, undergoing the extreme xenophobia of her own country.
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.
UVU also tripled its annual number of Latino graduates from 2004 to 2014, thanks to support and outreach by many university staff and faculty.
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.
Campus Pride founder wonders why there aren’t more national organizations actually based and operated in areas with little or no LGBTQ visibility?
After losing sight in his right eye from a 2013 rocket attack in Afghanistan, retired U.S. Army Maj. Dan Thomas recovered with help from an equine therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
AUGUSTA, Maine ― The Maine House is divided along party lines over how to fund a program that gives National Guard soldiers and airmen free tuition in the state’s higher education system. Republicans say the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System can pay for their tuition out of the agency’s existing […]
EVANSVILLE, Ind. ― Larry Gries joked that a few years ago, he was the University of Southern Indiana dental hygiene students’ guinea pig. Once Gries, 67, retired from being a student housing mail man for USI, he started taking advantage of the dental program’s services. On Monday morning, Gries was one of 36 veterans signed […]
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. ― Karan Powell has been named president of American Public University System. Powell is the University System’s executive vice president and provost. She replaces Wallace Boston, who will remain CEO of parent company American Public Education Inc. The University System says in a news release that Powell’s appointment is effective July 1. […]
ALBANY, N.Y. ― A federal judge has dismissed a graduate student’s discrimination lawsuit against Fordham University over demands for mental health records before she could be readmitted following a medical leave. Judge Jesse Furman says Emily Pierce’s complaint fails to show she was treated differently than other students due to her disability. Pierce, who was […]
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