The year 2016 started out with a great deal of promise. Before we lament, we must still be thankful for all that happened last year.
Kim Burrell has added her undeniably controversial perspective on an issue that has been an ongoing source of contention within the Black community — homophobia.
Young consumers are the most vulnerable when it comes to credit cards.
Jewel Plummer Cobb, one of the first African Americans to lead a major university west of the Mississippi, died on New Year’s Day in Maplewood, N.J., at age 92. Cobb served as the third president of Cal State Fullerton, a position she held from 1981 through her retirement in 1990. During that period, she secured […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The accrediting body for the University of Louisville says it placed the school on probation last month because Republican Gov. Matt Bevin interfered with the board of trustees’ decisions and did not use a “fair process for the dismissal of board members.” The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges […]
RENO, Nev. — A national fraternity has revoked the charter of its chapter at the University of Nevada, Reno, where an 18-year-old pledge died after falling down a stairway. Sigma Nu executive Brad Beacham said Thursday an investigation by the Lexington, Virginia-based fraternity found violations of alcohol and hazing policies at the chapter. The student […]
POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College President William Lewis is set to retire this summer. News outlets report that school officials in a news release that Lewis notified the college’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday that he will retire June 30. He has been president of PRCC since 2000. Adam Breerwood, vice president for […]
Dr. Kay McClenney, a veteran leader in education and a community college advocate, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Diverse Champions Award.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The new Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor has officially gotten the job, drawing praise from Gov. Bill Haslam and higher education officials. The Tennessean reports Flora Tydings was confirmed as college system chancellor Tuesday. She starts Feb. 1. Haslam praised the Chattanooga State Community College president for fostering relationships with businesses, community […]
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 dearth of research has explored the experiences and need of students with disabilities at HBCUs.
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.
SAO PAULO — For more than 30 years, the bones of Josef Mengele, a German doctor who conducted horrific experiments on thousands of Jews at Auschwitz, lay unclaimed inside a blue plastic bag in Sao Paulo’s Legal Medical Institute. Dr. Daniel Romero Munoz, who led the team that identified Mengele’s remains in 1985, saw an […]
Outside the large urban areas, many of us in the United States live in areas where most people around us look, speak, and act like we do.
JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s $75 million campus in Queretaro, Mexico, is on track to open in the fall. The Jonesboro Sun reports the first round of acceptance letters will be sent out Jan. 16. Provost Brad Rawlins says 330 students applied to school at the new campus. The school will initially offer degree […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas track coach Mario Sategna has returned to the program after a months-long leave of absence and a school ethics and misconduct investigation. Texas officials announced Wednesday that Sategna had returned to duty after four months away from the Longhorns program. Officials acknowledged receiving “conduct complaints,” but did not provide any details […]
TAMPA, Fla. — Deshaun Watson wanted to be first. We’re not talking about anything he’s done on the football field. The Clemson quarterback may be going for a national championship Monday night, but he’s already scored one of the biggest victories of his life. In just three years, Watson became the first member of his […]
The university’s attorneys — contesting a lawsuit filed by a former student over an alleged rape — argue that the school is not subject to Title IX, which prohibits gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence in education.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund announced on Thursday the launch of the Center for Advancing Opportunity, which is supported by a $26 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries.
BALTIMORE — A trial to determine the best way to cure inequality among Maryland’s colleges and universities is underway in federal court in Baltimore. The decade-old case being heard Monday involves a coalition representing the state’s four historically Black colleges that says the state has underfunded the institutions while developing programs at traditionally White schools […]
“Bama State Style,” the reality TV show featuring Alabama State University’s Mighty Marching Hornets Band, has been acquired by the nationally syndicated ASPiRE Television Network and premieres tonight.
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.
Tribal colleges partner with Northern Arizona University to improve educational opportunities for Native Americans in the region.
With the rise in diversity, colleges and universities need to focus on how to not only enroll student of color, but to ensure their success.
Wealth among Asian Americans is so highly concentrated among those at the top of the socioeconomic ladder that wealth inequality among people of Asian descent is even greater than wealth inequality among Whites.
BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University-Alexandria has a new chancellor. LSU President F. King Alexander announced in a news release Tuesday Guiyou Huang will take over the chancellor’s post on Jan. 1. Huang is currently the senior vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty and professor of English at Norwich University, in […]
Looking at his proposed ideas and policies, here are some ways that these institutions could be affected once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced Thursday that David A. Acosta will be the organization’s new chief diversity and inclusion officer.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University has agreed to pay $25,000 to a former student who sued after he was removed from a master’s degree counseling program because he said he wouldn’t counsel gay couples. Andrew Cash sued the university in April. The settlement with the Missouri State Board of Governors was final last month […]
History professor Anthony Esolen recently came under fire when he penned an article for Crisis magazine that questioned the push for diversity at his workplace: Catholic institution Providence College.
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.
As higher education institutions across the nation move to boost enrollment and graduation, Texas is rolling out an unusual program this month aimed at achieving both goals.
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 […]
BALTIMORE — Former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski will join the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The university announced Thursday that the 80-year-old Mikulski will start next week as a professor of public policy and an adviser to university leaders. Mikulski was the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress. The Baltimore native representing […]
Vassar College, a private liberal arts institution known for recruiting one of the most diverse student bodies among elite colleges and universities, announced the selection of Elizabeth Howe Bradley as president.
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