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Florida Colleges Duck Public Records Law Via Corporations

The universities are getting around Florida’s open government laws through dozens of private corporations that have been created over the years to oversee everything from athletic programs to dorm construction to salaries.

Luis Maldonado, chief advocacy officer at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, said of political engagement: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the table.”

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AFSCME, one of the largest labor unions in the country, severed its ties with the United Negro College Fund earlier this summer over its decision to accept money from the controversial Koch brothers.

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One out of every two Black college graduates since the year 2000 has graduated from college with more than $25,000 in undergraduate student loan debt.

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Harvard University announced that its school of public health has received a record donation to support students and bolster research into global health threats.

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Students of today have a bourgeoning array of options to get college advisement at their fingertips via the virtual world.

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The program was so successful that the school will offer the camp during the upcoming academic school year and has increased its efforts to recruit additional students.

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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.

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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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