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President Obama Touts Expansion of Program for Minority Boys

Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his My Brother’s Keeper program.

Higher education officials and professors convened in Baltimore this week to discuss best practices and results of the grants at the CIC/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation Students.

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At least six locations in three different states entered official bids by Monday’s deadline in an effort to house Barack Obama’s presidential library.

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The event kicks off a National Park Service theme study to identify and interpret places and events connected to the story of the LGBT community so that they can be included in parks and programs.

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Hampton University has launched the Center for Digital Media Innovation to prepare its students to become pioneers of new digital media platforms.

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When consumers think about college, the first image that comes into the mind of many is that of the residential liberal arts college.

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Dr. Peniel Joseph

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Peniel E. Joseph is a tenured professor of history at Tuft s University and the author of several award-winning books, including Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America and Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. He is a frequent commentator on issues of race, democracy […]

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Dr. Paula T. Hammond

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Paula T. Hammond grew up wanting to become a writer, but instead she’s become a leading chemical engineer and academic. At MIT, she serves as the David H. Koch professor in engineering. Hammond helped found the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, which strives to design more functional technology for soldiers. Her research interests include the nanoscale […]

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Dr. Sean Decatur

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Sean M. Decatur became president of Kenyon College in July 2013 after serving as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College. As an assistant professor of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, he helped establish a top research program in biophysical chemistry. Decatur has been a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute […]

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At the Lumina Foundation, Smith leads the work to develop new models of student financial support for higher education. She also served as a senior advisor for education on the White House Domestic Policy Council, where she focused on developing the president’s higher education policy. Earlier in her career, Smith worked in various capacities for […]

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