Debates over free speech and intolerance have become, once again, news.
I challenge the assertion that Omarosa Manigault is unqualified to champion HBCU interests and concerns in the Trump White House.
President Trump in his awkward and ill-informed efforts to salute the accomplishments of Black Americans actually managed to marginalize and obscure the important contributions that were made by these individuals and their contemporaries.
To understand the significance of re-indigenization, one needs to understand its anti-thesis: the 500-year process of de-indigenization.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at Liberty University’s commencement ceremony. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. provided the details of the May 13 graduation ceremony in a statement Wednesday. Falwell was a close ally to Trump during his campaign and told The Associated Press in January that he’d been asked […]
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A judge dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Kansas by parents of two former rowers who allege they were sexually assaulted by a Jayhawk football player in a campus dorm. Douglas County District Judge B. Kay Hoff ruled, among other things, that the former rowers have left the university and no […]
Her mother’s sudden death, left Turner, who was then a 22-year-old sophomore at Cuyahoga Community College, and her police officer husband Jeffery, the task of caring for her six siblings and their own child.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature initiative this year – a proposal for two years of free tuition at the state’s public colleges — is off to a rocky start. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, a fellow Democrat, took to Twitter last month to call it “unsustainable and fiscally irresponsible.” Other lawmakers have […]
The African American Male Education Network and Development organization (A2MEND) conference marked its 10th anniversary last week by attracting more than 1,000 attendees and more than doubling the total amount of scholarship money awarded last year.
Poverty isn’t some abstract idea to Dr. Desireé Vega, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars. She’s experienced it firsthand.
Lamar Institute of Technology reasonably accommodated a former student with memory problems caused by an anoxic brain injury, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A tenure-track history faculty member whose contract wasn’t renewed after one year has lost his bid to revive a gender bias suit against Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
HAVANA — Cuba is offering Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships to support a peace accord in which the South American country’s largest rebel army will relinquish its weapons. The scholarships will be distributed mostly to members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and those affected by the decades-long conflict. Colombia’s Cuban ambassador Jose Luis […]
President Trump’s issuance of a revised executive order placing tight restrictions on the entry into the United States of some foreigners received a guarded reception from higher education leaders and frontline college and university officials involved in international higher ed efforts.
PITTSBURGH — The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College Board tells The Associated Press it’s reducing the number of international testing dates from six per year to four for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. […]
LOS ANGELES — A California legislator is proposing that the state create a commission to protect the health and safety of collegiate athletes, something the bill says the NCAA and school athletic departments have failed to do. The commission and its rules would apply to every competing college athlete in the state, from a community […]
HOUSTON — A lawsuit filed against Baylor University by 10 women alleging they were sexually assaulted while students can proceed, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The women, identified as “Jane Doe” plaintiffs, allege Baylor was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault and didn’t enforce federal general discrimination protections. Baylor had sought to have […]
WACO, Texas — A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. The lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “Elizabeth Doe,” alleges at least […]
Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan is helping to bring new visibility to a small liberal arts college that was once considered a well-kept secret.
A federal judge in Oregon has rejected a race and national origin discrimination suit by a student who failed a final chemistry exam after Portland State University officials determined he had sent someone else to take the test.
Speaking at a reception where he received the John Hope Franklin Award from Diverse, U.S. Rep. John Lewis urged those in attendance to continue to fight the good fight at a time when many essential services are at stake.
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.
When the 2020 Census comes around, I will declare myself American Indian. I will do so both as an act of affirmation, but also, as an act of rebellion against a government that sees me both as alien and as less than human.
A self-trained historian who was part of a teaching tandem behind the first college-level, Chinese American course in this country has died. Philip P. Choy, 90, passed away at his San Francisco home last week.
Dr. Thai-Huy Nguyen, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, says he will function as a navigator to steer disadvantaged community college students through a system for which they are largely unfamiliar.
CHICAGO — DePaul University has named its first lay president in the Chicago school’s 119-year history. The Catholic university on Thursday announced that A. Gabriel Esteban will be its 12th president as of July 1. He is currently president at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, where he has held the post since […]
CHICAGO — City Colleges of Chicago has a new chancellor. On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Juan Salgado will take over from Cheryl Hyman. Salgado is now on the Chicago Park District Board of Directors and is the president and CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino on the city’s West Side. He was also […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Roughly 700 Michigan State University employees have signed a statement vowing not to help federal immigration officials seeking to apprehend or deport students. The Lansing State Journal reported Wednesday the faculty and staff members signed the “statement of solidarity” with students who are refugees, immigrants or children of immigrants. The statement […]
The Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania is teaming up with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to launch a three-year initiative to develop LGBTQ-inclusive programming at HBCUs across the nation.
Trump’s words do not match his deeds, when it comes to civil rights or bathroom rights. Trump, who just a month ago vowed to protect the rights of all Americans, is going backward.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Academics being recruited by North Carolina’s public university system have ruled out moving to the state because of a law limiting legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people. That’s according to University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings, who also told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday she’s unaware […]
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 […]
HARTFORD, Conn. — A national women’s fraternity has closed its University of Connecticut chapter following the death of one its members who was run over by a campus fire department vehicle in October. The Connecticut Post reports that the Ohio-based Delta Gamma Fraternity announced Monday that it closed the Epsilon Pi chapter at UConn for […]
HAVANA — Cuba is offering Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships to support a peace accor [...]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Memphis is announcing plans for a new veterans care center [...]
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, a new report finds that only half of women [...]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say the hospital has had a [...]
When she was just 15, Dr. Nila Ricks, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emer [...]
BOSTON — Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white ph [...]
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University is offering tuition incentives in hopes of incre [...]
Black transnational feminisms simply means understanding the ways in which Black women across n [...]
FARGO, N.D. — A student with cerebral palsy has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of [...]