The political posturing and back and forth will come to a screeching halt on Tuesday, November 8.
I don’t think that I had any bouts with stress while I was in college. Of course, the word “stress” wasn’t hot during the 1960s.
Just when you thought that this political season could not get anymore bizarre, it sure did.
In order to increase and diversify the number of American students who study abroad, K-12 educators, nonprofits and universities must pursue strategic partnerships to reach students from diverse backgrounds while they are still in high school.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ― Students at Harvard University are staging a campus sit-in to support the school’s striking cafeteria workers. Dozens of students walked out of classes on Monday and marched to a nearby building where Harvard officials and a labor union for campus dining workers have been in negotiations. The students said they refuse to […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― The woman whose harrowing account of being raped at the University of Virginia was the centerpiece of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article said that she felt pressured to participate in the story and became scared in the weeks leading up its publication when she realized it may be too late to […]
Hundreds of four-year, liberal arts schools have decreased reliance upon ACT/SAT test scores in admissions. These institutions are self-identifying in three categories: test-optional, test-flexible and test-blind.
Despite broad national support for such programs, state funding for higher education that is tied to performance metrics is having mixed results, Community College Research Center researchers say.
STORRS, Conn. ― Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus. As a discount on in-state tuition, it brought the cost well below half of what […]
WICHITA, Kan. ― A former Wichita State University administrative assistant filed a federal lawsuit accusing the university of discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Vicki Huntoon said in the lawsuit that she was fired from the university because of her generalized anxiety disorder after two doctors diagnosed the disorder and she requested to work […]
CINCINNATI ― Federal authorities said Monday they have completed an agreement with Miami University that resolves allegations in a blind student’s lawsuit that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Justice Department, the Ohio university and Aleeha Dudley jointly filed a motion in Cincinnati asking a U.S. District Court judge to approve a consent […]
Gallaudet University inaugurated its first deaf female president on Friday afternoon.
JOHANNESBURG ― The student council at a leading South African university says a student leader was hit multiple times in the back by police rubber bullets during a protest for free education. The council at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg said on Twitter that Shaeera Kalla, a former council head, was being treated […]
SAN FRANCISCO ― San Francisco State University officials are condemning posters accusing a professor specializing in Palestinian studies of collaborating with terrorists. The posters by the David Horowitz Freedom Center single out an ethnic studies associate professor Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday. University President Les Wong sent a campus-wide email Friday […]
Author and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar cited poverty as the biggest barrier that threatens to block the shots that low-income students have at higher education.
AKRON, Ohio ― LeBron James isn’t just helping kids afford college. He wants them to stay there and leave with diplomas. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar, whose foundation announced a partnership with the University of Akron last year to pay for four years of tuition for inner-city public high school graduates who meet certain criteria, has […]
DALLAS ― The former Title IX coordinator at Baylor University said Wednesday that top campus leaders undermined her efforts to investigate sexual assault claims and were more concerned with protecting the Baylor “brand” than the students. Patty Crawford told “CBS This Morning” that the university set her up “to fail from the beginning.” Crawford, who […]
Historically Black colleges and universities leaders reflected on the past and future of the HBCU community at the annual HBCU Week conference, held in Arlington, Va.
Two federal discrimination lawsuits against the Art Institute of Pittsburgh were reinstated by a three-judge federal appeals court in Philadelphia after a four-year battle.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Tennessee State University is planning to raise admissions standards for the next incoming class in an effort to draw higher-performing students who will have a greater likelihood to graduate. WPLN-FM reports the historically Black university in Nashville has the lowest average freshman ACT scores and graduation rates among the state’s public universities. […]
Using diversity as a college ranking benchmark would force colleges to step up their game, recruiting more diverse student and faculty populations.
LAWRENCE, Kan. ― A Haskell Indian Nations University employee alleges in a lawsuit that she was demoted from her job as a student counselor after trying to help a student who said she was raped. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Angelina Adams sued Monday in Douglas County District Court. Adams says Haskell leaders improperly expelled […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ― The University of Arkansas System has been awarded nearly $60,000 in federal funds to aid the study of at least 345 sets of American Indian human remains in its possession. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the National Park Service’s award was announced last week. The grant money will be used for […]
Political polls usually include assessments of African Americans and Latinos. But when it comes to Asian Americans? Nothing. And not because we don’t have an opinion.
BEIJING ― The Chinese government expressed concern Tuesday about the death of a Syracuse University student from Beijing whose body was found behind an apartment complex near the campus. Yuan Xiaopeng, 23, was found dead after residents nearby reported hearing gunshots Friday. The local sheriff’s office said Saturday that no suspects had been identified. Syracuse […]
SANTA FE, N.M. ― Some students say they’re losing out despite a New Mexico law that allows them in-state tuition at public colleges or universities and state-funded financial aid regardless of their immigration status. The law has been in effect for 11 years but New Mexico’s public universities and colleges operate independently from one another […]
This is the story of Lizbeth Mateo, a young, bright Indigenous woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, and a recent graduate from the Santa Clara University School of Law, who today finds herself under threat of imminent deportation.
Mississippi laws targeting the LGBT community in the name of religious liberty.
ATLANTA ― Attorney General Sam Olens will interview this week to become president of Kennesaw State University, according to Georgia’s top higher education official. University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby said in a letter sent Monday to students and faculty of Georgia’s third-largest university that a committee of the university system’s governing Board of […]
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, overwhelmingly comprised of historically Black colleges and universities, announced Friday that it will not move its basketball championship tournaments from Charlotte, North Carolina next February in the wake of a state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people. Stating that “relocation would not be in the best interest” of […]
After the abrupt closure of the ITT Technical Institute last month, the state of some veteran students’ education, many of whom cannot have their GI benefits restored, remains unclear.
Institutions are striving to compete for the growing number of transitioning military students, estimated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to number 1.1 million.
The ousted marching band director at The Ohio State University has lost his Title IX suit accusing the school of gender bias.
Linda Johnson Rice will pay a visit to Howard University on November 9 to launch the John H. Johnson Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship Speakers Series.
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Vice President Will Cox is representing Diverse at the AAC&U Diversity, Learning, and Stude [...]