I was talking to one of my childhood friends today about the shooting of an unarmed African-American male in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His remark about the shootings of Black men by police officers made me realize one thing. These shootings will not stop. There may be a temporary respite from time to time but the shooting […]
A few days ago, Donald Trump finally admitted what the rational and sane among us always had known ― that President Obama was born in the United States.
Having a solid education will help you in your future endeavors. This is what many of us know, not what we think.
Between 2003 and 2014, the percentage of Latinos among all faculty members grew from 2 to 4 percent, while the ratio of Latino students to Latino faculty rose from 80:1 to 90:1 over the same period.
Georgetown University professor says Islam gets viewed through a distorted lens that impacts foreign policy.
JOHANNESBURG ― South African police battled students on a university campus on Thursday in the latest violence over protesters’ calls for free education, a demand that the government has dismissed as unrealistic in a country with a weak economy. Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing students on the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus in the city […]
BROWNSVILLE, Texas ― The president of a South Texas community college has been fired amid issues with its vocational nursing program and a new windstorm insurance contract. Trustees of Texas Southmost College in Brownsville voted Monday to dismiss President Lily Tercero. The college earlier this year was put on “conditional approval status” by the Texas […]
CHEYENNE, Wyo. ― Laramie County Community College is under federal investigation for a sexual discrimination complaint. The student body was informed Friday that the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation in February into allegations that the college had discriminated on the basis of sex in its response to a complaint […]
According to the U.S. Department of Education, students who were attending the now-defunct ITT Tech will have access to closed school loan discharges and can also transfer credits to other institutions.
JUNEAU, Alaska ―The number of students using disability services at the University of Alaska Southeast is more than five times what it was in 2008. There were 23 students at the Juneau campus using those services eight years ago, when the Americans with Disabilities Act broadened its definition of disability. Since then, that number has […]
A federal judge has rejected a race discrimination and retaliation suit by an African-American assistant professor of economics who failed to win tenure and promotion at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ― The University of Alabama at Birmingham has reached a settlement to ensure equal access for people with disabilities to the university’s facilities. U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said in a news release Wednesday that the agreement was reached after a UAB student filed a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act, saying […]
ACCRA, Ghana ― Professors at a university in Ghana’s capital are campaigning for the removal of a new statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi. The petition, delivered Thursday to the University of Ghana’s governing council, takes issue with what the professors call Gandhi’s “racist identity” and controversial references to Africans in his writings. Launched […]
JOHANNESBURG ― South Africa’s government says universities in the country can increase fees by no more than 8 percent next year, despite student warnings that they would protest against any new hikes. Blade Nzimande, the education minister, said Monday that financial constraints make it impossible to provide free higher education, as some protesters have demanded. […]
Both community colleges and bachelor’s degree-granting institutions across the country are responding to a chorus of calls for dramatic improvements in student success and college completion.
University of the District of Columbia President Ron Mason speaks out after the violent arrest of a young Black man on the college campus.
President Barack Obama spent his 54th birthday talking to a robotic teddy bear that teaches children how to manage their diabetes and watching a radio waves demonstration used to detect senior falls.
Athletes who participate in schools p-20 are held accountable by two sets of standards: by the school as an organization and the athletic program.
WASHINGTON ― George Washington University has fired basketball coach Mike Lonergan. University provost Forrest Maltzman announced the move in a statement Saturday, which said Lonergan was no longer coach following an internal investigation. “The university has created and is committed to maintaining a community where all students, faculty and staff feel welcome and comfortable,” Maltzman […]
Two Black athletic conferences have not moved scheduled championship events out of North Carolina in the wake of the state’s passage of a controversial law restricting transgender bathroom use but have not ruled it out.
Thousands of people are expected to gather this weekend to celebrate the opening, see and tour the Smithsonian Institution’s new and massive National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Some of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure that led to the collapse this month of one of the industry’s biggest players, ITT Technical Institute. The industry has been losing students for the past six years, but the crisis appears to be […]
California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will now mandate the teaching of ethnic studies in every public high school across the state.
The Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark tool — also known as the GDIB — is being made available for the first time in its 10-year history to colleges and universities.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters, who have been protesting the construction of the pipeline daily, are attempting to peacefully stop the bulldozing of the site.
In a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday should inspire other businesses to do the same, Airbnb — the multibillion Internet company — committed $80,000 a year for the next three years to support study abroad in China.
After reading the proposed Mexican American Heritage textbook for Texas students last week by Jaime Riddle and Valarie Angle, I can without hesitation state that it is obscene and extremely offensive.
NCAA President Mark Emmert says it is up to the Atlantic Coast Conference to decide whether it wants to follow the association’s lead and pull events out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people. In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Emmert said the association expects […]
Basketball-crazed North Carolina has lost its next chance to host NCAA men’s basketball tournament games along with several other championship events due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people. And the fallout may not be over. After the NCAA announced it is pulling seven championship events from North […]
The ousted marching band director at The Ohio State University has lost his Title IX suit accusing the school of gender bias.
DALLAS — He was disarmed in the middle of a war zone and placed under 24-hour escort. The most humiliating part was that everyone in Micah Johnson’s unit in Afghanistan knew why: He was accused of stealing a female soldier’s panties. Johnson’s aspirations to a military career were over. Now he faced removal from the […]
Every weekday for a few years, Malik Mosley switched from a full-time worker to a full-time student at 8 a.m., when he finished his overnight shift at an Aberdeen warehouse and drove to class at Morgan State University.
He managed that workload until a family member suffered an illness in 2013.
WASHINGTON ― American University students are demanding the suspension of two White students accused of throwing a banana at a Black woman in a dorm this month. An interracial crowd of hundreds gathered Monday to demand changes. Another Black student on the same floor of the dorm, Neah Gray, tells media outlets that she found […]
In the politics of higher ed, trust and likeability matters as well. Just ask Florida A&M University’s now former president, Elmira Mangum.
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. ― Manchester University has announced it will name a $1 million intercultural center in memory of Jean Childs Young, an educator and human rights activist and the late wife of former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young. Young graduated from Manchester in 1954 and she served Manchester as a trustee from 1975 to 1979. […]
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