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.
America is the home of the brave and the land of the free. One of the greatest privileges that we have is our right to vote.
BATON ROUGE, La. ― As part of an effort to reconnect the LSU family, the LSU Board of Supervisors has approved the Louisiana Tiger Legacy Scholarship Program, which will begin with the summer/fall 2017 incoming class. The academic, merit-based scholarship will be awarded to incoming, full-time, Louisiana resident freshman or transfer students whose parent either […]
JACKSON, Miss. ― Delta State University will renovate its space-age cafeteria, meaning students will spend the 2017-2018 year eating meals in a temporary location. The College Board Thursday approved a $9.2 million renovation for the futurist Young-Mauldin Cafeteria, whose dome and angled windows look as if a flying saucer landed on the Cleveland campus. Work […]
LAS VEGAS ― UNLV students relaxing in their dorms got an unexpected knock on their doors Saturday afternoon from Katy Perry, who was roaming the halls and drumming up support for Hillary Clinton on the first day of early voting in Nevada. The singer famous for songs like “Teenage Dream” and “Waking up in Vegas” […]
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 […]
JOHANNESBURG ― South African police raided a university student residence in Johannesburg early Sunday, arresting a leader of sometimes violent protests for free education who caused an outcry last year when he declared admiration for Adolf Hitler. The arrest of Mcebo Dlamini, a former student council president at the University of the Witwatersrand, followed recent […]
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 […]
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. […]
ROLLA, Mo. ― The Missouri University of Science and Technology has suspended the small Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and is making students move out of the fraternity house after two new members were hospitalized. The students were injured Thursday during an event at the fraternity house in Rolla, university spokesman Andrew Careaga said, adding that […]
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.
Courtney McAnuff, vice president for enrollment management at Rutgers University, helped create the Future Scholars program and other pathways for diverse populations.
LATANYA BUCK has been named dean for diversity and inclusion at Princeton University, effective [...]
MOHAMED LACHEMI has been appointed president and vice chancellor of Ryerson University. He was [...]
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Pro Football Hall of Famer and University of Southern California legend Lynn Swann is returning [...]
The number and severity of racial incidents occurring on PWI campuses continue to rise to the p [...]
Dr. William Jelani Cobb, a prolific Black historian and journalist, is joining the faculty of C [...]
Rather than looking inward to find the root of its problems, many members of the Republican par [...]
Long before the final buzzer at the end of tonight’s national championship game between the U [...]