Brienne Minor is a tennis player at the University of Michigan where she recently won the NCAA Division I women’s singles championship. By the way, she is Black.
While we need to continue to have debates on the n-word and other topics that affect our community, it is important that we not get sidetracked from crucial economic, legal, social and issues that directly impact us on a daily basis.
If anyone was ever under the illusion that the election of Barack Obama had somehow signaled that the nation had become post-racial, the recent spate of racist incidents should convince us otherwise
Adult learners always have been a part of the fabric of American higher education, although policy discussions up until recently have primarily centered around the needs of students who are just leaving high school.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal judge says a lawsuit brought by a student expelled from a Sioux Falls university for an alleged sexual assault that was later dismissed can move forward. Koh Evan Tsuruta is seeking unspecified damages from Augustana University for loss of educational opportunities, emotional injury and loss of future income. He […]
MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin students who repeatedly disrupt campus speakers or presentations could be suspended or expelled under a Republican-backed bill the state Assembly passed Wednesday. The measure, approved on a 61-36 vote Wednesday night with no Democrats in support, is the latest salvo in the national push among some conservatives to crack […]
The American Association of University Professors’ censure list, currently composed of 56 institutions, is a compilation of college administrations that have been cited for violating principles and standards of academic freedom.
JACKSON, Miss. — Community colleges statewide are eliminating nearly 250 jobs for the upcoming year to close budget gaps, and five are dropping at least one intercollegiate sport. The move comes as colleges increase tuition by an average of 13 percent, mostly because state funding has fallen. Community College Board Executive Director Andrea Mayfield said […]
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh have unveiled a tuition-free college program for low-income students in Boston. The Republican governor and the Democratic mayor launched the new college affordability program for high school graduates in the city on Tuesday. The aim is to allow eligible students to complete four-year degrees without paying […]
ORANGE, Calif. — A Southern California university has awarded an honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class with him and took his notes while he pursued his Master of Business Administration. Judy O’Connor, a retired elementary school teacher, pushed her son Marty in his wheelchair for him to […]
A private college’s religious affiliation doesn’t automatically shield it from liability for racial discrimination, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has ruled.
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.
URBANA, Ill. — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child’s safe return, saying in an interview: “Give my daughter back.” Yingying Zhang was last seen on a surveillance video getting into a black Saturn Astra in Urbana on the […]
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean police on Tuesday detained a 25-year-old graduate student for allegedly placing a concealed explosive device that injured a professor at a university office in Seoul. An official from Seoul’s Seodaemun district police station said the suspect confessed after being tracked down by police who examined security video and secured […]
JERUSALEM — Israel’s university leaders have lashed out at the nationalist education minister’s plan to impose a code of ethics they say is aimed at limiting their academic freedom. The umbrella organization of Israel’s university heads says they “vehemently object” to Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s guidelines calling on professors to refrain from expressing political opinions […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation. The governing body also Thursday placed the basketball program on four years’ probation, vacated wins in which ineligible players participated and handed down a 10-year show-cause order for former basketball operations director […]
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa athletics department’s information technology director spent school money on personal items for his home and then submitted false invoices to cover his tracks, according to a state audit released Thursday. The employee, Patrick Delin, also spent thousands of dollars traveling to a conference in Colorado that wasn’t […]
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has launched an investigation into a leak of confidential information regarding the latest in a long line of sexual harassment allegations to be leveled against the school’s athletic department. Regent Chairman Dean Johnson said a closed-door meeting was held on Thursday, one day after a television […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri System President Mun Choi wants the university to rescind an honorary degree given to Bill Cosby nearly 20 years ago. The system’s Board of Curators will vote Friday on Choi’s recommendation. A university staff memo sent to the curators says sexual assault allegations against Cosby are “incompatible” with the […]
Tuskegee University—the private historically Black college in Alabama that was founded by Booker T. Washington—is no longer under an accreditation warning by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Noted civil rights expert scholar Dr. Thomas Bynum has been named director of the Black Studies Program at Cleveland State University. “I am very pleased to join Cleveland State and look forward to working with its talented students, faculty and staff, as well as leaders throughout the community, to advance the tremendous efforts already being […]
Montana State University researchers have received a $282,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a new approach to solving issues on Montana’s Indian Reservations.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming officials are opening a center for Native American students that they hope will help with student recruitment and retention. The Laramie Boomerang reports that UW Vice President of Student Affairs Sara Axelson told the UW Board of Trustees on Friday that Native American student retention for fall 2015-2016 was […]
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.
University of California, Davis law professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin and research assistant John Ormonde have uncovered evidence of economic bias over the years against Chinese restaurants through a search of digital archives.
HARTFORD, Conn. — A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white trash.” Pierson College Dean June Chu issued a public apology Saturday after reviews from her personal Yelp account began circulating at […]
The State University of New York at Albany has tapped a prominent Latino administrator to lead the state institution. Dr. Havidán Rodríguez becomes the first Hispanic president of any SUNY four-year college.
This development has happened due to issues relating to the fluidity of gender — a recognition that there is not simply a male-female binary.
A couple years ago, someone from California wrote me to tell me that: “Mexicans are taking over Chicano Studies.” Apparently, the person did not know I was born in Mexico. And they knew less about what this topic triggers within me. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, I did become part of the Chicano […]
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas is devoting a residence hall wing to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Student Housing director Diana Robertson says more than 20 students have signed up to live in the “gender inclusive housing” in Lewis Hall for the upcoming school […]
BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley plans to build a gender-inclusive locker room at its campus gym. When the locker room opens next year it will include private changing rooms, showers, lockers and bathrooms stalls. It will also serve as a gender-neutral access point to the campus swim facility. Campus officials say men, […]
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A University of Notre Dame student says he and some others plan to protest Vice President Mike Pence’s Sunday commencement address at the school by walking out on the speech. Protest organizer Bryan Ricketts tells the South Bend Tribune he expects 50 to 100 fellow graduating students to silently leave just […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Bill McRaven came to Texas an American military hero, charged with leading one of the country’s largest public university systems at a time it needed a steady hand. The retired Navy Admiral and former special operations leader, who planned the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, now faces an uncertain future as […]
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.
In the wake of Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust’s recent announcement that she will retire in the spring of 2018, many have stepped forward to praise her leadership.
NEWARK, N.J. — An adjunct professor at a New Jersey community college is questioning why she was suspended after appearing on Fox News. Lisa Durden says she learned about the suspension June 8 when she arrived to teach a class at Essex County College. Durden, who is Black, had appeared two days earlier on “Tucker […]
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Retired Brown University President Ruth Simmons, the first African-American woman to serve as president of an Ivy League institution, has been named interim president of Prairie View A&M University. The 71-year-old Simmons, who also was president at Massachusetts’ Smith College, the nation’s largest women’s university, and served in executive positions at […]
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