The last time a White cornerback started in an NFL game was in the 2003 season. Let’s unpack some potential reasons for this and what lessons can potentially be applied to higher ed.
An unimaginable, or rather highly unlikely, situation transpired last week with the firing of Bill O’Reilly, host of the popular FOX News program The O’Reilly Factor.
Morehouse College will inevitably lose its national stature if the board of trustees continues to micromanage the day-to-day function of the college and refuses to allow their presidents to lead.
Programs that prepare Hispanic role models for executive leadership are of increasing importance, especially as Hispanic enrollment in community colleges, now at an all-time high, continues to grow.
CINCINNATI — The dean of the University of Cincinnati’s law school is suing the university, saying she was illegally placed on administrative leave. Jennifer Bard’s recently filed lawsuit alleges she was put on leave in retaliation after she responded to media reports about budget shortfalls at the law school and faculty responses to her efforts […]
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State University’s president plans to step down after leading the school for more than nine years and growing its enrollment by nearly one-third. The school announced Wednesday that President Daniel Bradley intends to leave office next January. Indiana State trustees chairman David Campbell says Bradley oversaw a period of unprecedented […]
Dr. Kay McClenney, senior adviser to the president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, delivers remarks at the opening session of the 97th AACC Annual Convention in New Orleans. McClenney, right, is the recipient of the 2017 Diverse Champions Award presented by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. AACC also presented the Harry S. Truman […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee House on Thursday passed a bill to enable older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge. The bill, which still has to clear the Senate, passed 87-6. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is pushing the bill, which comes three years after Tennessee became the […]
Now completing her 50th year at San Francisco State University, Dr. Anita Silvers is a nationally prominent champion of disability rights.
MINNEAPOLIS — When she was 6 or 7, Mona Minkara’s eyesight began to fade. Eventually diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone rod dystrophy, the post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Minnesota’s chemistry department is now working to create a STEM curriculum for blind children in developing countries, the Minnesota Daily reported. Minkara, is creating […]
An Illinois community college did not violate the religious rights of a student excluded from its paramedic program for refusing to be vaccinated, an appeals panel has ruled.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women failed to win enough votes in the kingdom’s top advisory body, a council member who drafted the plan said Wednesday. The proposal needed 76 out of 150 votes in the Shura Council, but fell three votes short. It called for […]
BRUSSELS — The head of a Hungary-based university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros appealed Tuesday for European Union support to fight a new law he says is aimed at shutting the school down. “My institution has a gun pointed to its head,” Central European University President Michael Ignatieff told lawmakers, academics and reporters at […]
LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistani police say a university professor from the Ahmadi sect was found stabbed to death in what may be the latest in Islamic militant attack on members of the minority group. Officer Mohammad Ali says the 61-year-old microbiology professor Tahira Malik was found slain in the eastern city of Lahore, with several […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson was dismissed from the team Friday hours after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in an alleged rape earlier this month. Robertson, 19, is accused of forcing a woman to have sex with him at her apartment the night of April 8 in Meridian […]
RALEIGH, N.C. — A state appeals court won’t revive a lawsuit by two former athletes who say they were harmed by sham classes at the University of North Carolina. The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a Charlotte-area judge properly dismissed their case last year. James Arnold and Leah Metcalf are former members […]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Stillman College board of trustees has selected interim president Cynthia Warrick as permanent president of the private college in Alabama. The Tuscaloosa News reports that Warrick, who succeeded Peter Millet in January, becomes the seventh president of the institution at a time when the college faces financial challenges. Warrick had been […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Officials at Florida A&M University credit an intensive recruitment drive with increasing by more than a third the number of potential freshmen in next fall’s incoming class. University officials at the historically Black school said Monday that more than 2,000 potential freshmen have been admitted for next fall’s class, an increase of […]
West College — a central building on the campus of Princeton University — will be renamed in honor of Toni Morrison, the Nobel Laureate who currently is a professor emeritus at the Ivy league school.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming officials are opening a center for Native American students that they hope will help with student recruitment and retention. The Laramie Boomerang reports that UW Vice President of Student Affairs Sara Axelson told the UW Board of Trustees on Friday that Native American student retention for fall 2015-2016 was […]
Educators and stakeholders of two-year institutions shared best practices, along with new and different ways to teach, stimulate learning and enhance the community college experience at last week’s League for Innovation.
Dr. Mique’l Dangeli, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, is not only a dedicated scholar of Northwest Coast culture and art; she also is an avid practitioner.
MADISON, Wis. — A group of Hmong-American undergraduates is pushing administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire more faculty who study the ethnic group and to launch a program through which students can earn a certificate in Hmong-American studies. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that several students of Southeast Asian descent formed the Hmong-American […]
The Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education conference has increasingly become a venue for undergraduate and graduate students to find common ground in their educational and life journeys.
What is the situation like for professors of color at major universities, particularly the ones teaching the story of ethnic diversity?
“I’ve been in higher education for a long time, but I’ve not seen this level of uncertainty and unpredictability,” Dr. Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, said Monday.
It was a great forum and a great dialogue, but in a sense, it was the wrong question. The reason is that each time the answer will invariably mischaracterize, misdirect, or at best, deflect.
DES MOINES, Iowa — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014. Griesbaum’s termination is a central piece of a lawsuit filed by former top […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — The former associate athletic director at the University of Iowa will square off against the school in a trial Monday that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports. The trial in a lawsuit brought by Jane Meyer is expected to […]
CHICAGO — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The 8-to-3 decision by the full 7th U.S. Circuit […]
CLEVELAND — Officials with Case Western Reserve University say the Ohio school’s new graduate program in military ethics is the first of its kind in the country. Cleveland.com reports the Master of Arts in Military Ethics program allows students to earn a specialized degree that would prepare them for careers in military ethics, law, foreign […]
According to a 2015 study, approximately 25 percent of the nation’s 105 HBCUs feature at least a 20 percent non-Black student population. White veterans’ numbers are growing thanks to the post-Sept. 11 G.I. Bill.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Board of Regents on Tuesday made Richard Myers, a retired four-star general and former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, president at Kansas State University, promoting him after he served as interim president since April. The regents voted unanimously to promote Myers to president of the land-grant university in Manhattan, which […]
BERKELEY, Calif. — University of California, Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus have filed a lawsuit against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating students’ rights to free speech. Harmeet Dhillon, a San Francisco attorney who represents the Berkeley College Republicans, filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. […]
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Have For-profit Schools Preyed on Minorities?
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Dr. Ya-Chih Chang—a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar—balances educating graduate students on t [...]