The primary question at the center of the controversy is: Was Hill wrong in her assessment of President Trump as a White supremacist? Let’s examine the evidence.
As the head of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, UC President Janet Napolitano knows all about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
I am a product of the 1960s and grew up in a Southern city. Segregation, separate but equal, we sat upstairs and they sat downstairs at the movies all happened during my early years. However, it didn’t stop us from believing and achieving.
The regulatory changes being pursued by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the student loan arena could “spell disaster for students of color who are too often exploited in consumer lending,” a group of 39 organizations said in a letter to DeVos.
NEW YORK — A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine’s debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was reinstated Tuesday by an appeals court in a manner that one judge says would allow any member of a school fraternity to join the lawsuit. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said […]
WHEATON, Ill. — Suburban Chicago authorities say five members of a Christian college’s football team accused of hazing face felony charges. The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office announced Monday that the five Wheaton College players are charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. A judge signed arrest warrants and set $50,000 bonds for […]
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The longtime president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College plans to retire. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Marilyn Schlack, who has held the post since 1982, submitted a letter of retirement at the school’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday. Schlack, 81, says in an email to faculty and staff that “innovation and the […]
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The head of a business park in South Charleston says a community college is being evicted from its campus in a rent dispute. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports West Virginia Regional Technology Park Executive Director and CEO Russell Kruzelock sent a letter to BridgeValley Community and Technical College on Friday that an […]
PORTLAND, Maine — Tuition is being frozen at Maine’s seven community colleges for the coming academic year. Officials say the tuition freeze was made possible by an increase in state appropriations requested by trustees of the Maine Community College System. System President Derek Langhauser says Maine’s community colleges already have the lowest tuition in New […]
Students with disabilities deserve access to higher education to achieve their dreams and goals like everyone else. That is the message several panelists delivered Thursday at a session on the Improving Access to Higher Education Act.
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.
HONG KONG — Banners supporting independence for Chinese-controlled Hong Kong have appeared on a university campus at the start of classes, rekindling tensions over free speech in the semiautonomous city. The black banners declaring “Hong Kong Independence” in English and Chinese were put up around the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s campus on Monday. The […]
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — One of former President Barack Obama’s top White House aides is joining the University of Notre Dame’s international affairs program. The university says Denis McDonough will be an instructor for the first class of graduate students in master of global affairs program. McDonough became the White House chief of staff in […]
LONDON — The editor of “The China Quarterly” says Cambridge University Press has agreed to restore more than 300 politically sensitive articles that had been removed from the publisher’s website in China at the behest of authorities. Quarterly editor Tim Pringle told The Associated Press on Monday that the publisher agreed to repost the articles […]
Craig Littlepage is retiring after 16 years as Virginia’s athletic director. Littlepage made the announcement Tuesday and added that he will remain in the job until a replacement is hired, then transition into a role in the university president’s office. He became the first Black athletic director in Atlantic Coast Conference history when he was […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University once again finds itself answering allegations of academic fraud involving its football program. The New York Times on Friday reported that six players on the 2013 National Championship team received special treatment in online courses. The university said in an email to The Associated Press that an independent investigation […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — Administrators say a swastika was carved into an elevator on campus at Drake University in Des Moines and a racist message left outside an African-American student’s dorm room in a cowardly attack. The Des Moines Register reports that the message was left on a whiteboard on the door of a first-year […]
JACKSON, Miss. — Dowell Taylor has been named interim director of bands at Jackson State University. President Dr. William B. Bynum Jr. said Thursday that Taylor will officially assume the role Sept. 18. The Clarion-Ledger reports the university fired O’Neill Sanford as band director just before the football season began, saying it was “undergoing evaluations […]
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions report, backed by a campaign that utilized 52 data points for 52 weeks, highlights the contributions that MSIs make to higher education.
On the final day of the Tribal College and University (TCU) Presidents’ Convening, several Educational Testing Service researchers and higher education experts offered strategic tools to prepare students for long-term career success throughout their matriculation.
LAWRENCE, Kansas — A federal judge has dismissed most of a Title IX lawsuit filed against Haskell Indian Nations University by a former student who says she was treated unfairly and ultimately expelled after she reported she was raped in a dormitory three years ago by two football players. In his decision, U.S. District Judge […]
A GenForward survey found that millennials are split on the fundamental issue of what the main goal of a public school education should be.
Cheska Mae Perez isn’t a Latino name. She’s 19, a Filipino immigrant, whose example speaks to the power of DACA.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers announced Tuesday that they plan to spend $30 million helping young immigrants with legal services and college financial aid. The announcement comes in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that gives temporary protection from deportation to people brought to the country […]
Moises Serrano’s Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America depicts portions of his life, as he navigates society as a queer and undocumented man.
A wave of women’s colleges have begun admitting transgender women. But even as many schools embrace shifting views on gender, some have been reluctant to change amid lingering differences over the role of women’s colleges.
HBCU presidents and executives convened a summit to develop more strategic ways to turn their campuses into safe spaces for students that identify as LGBTQ.
Dr. Jonathan Higgins, an educator and advocate for social justice issues that affect the Black and LGBTQ community, was recently fired from his position with the Queer Resource Center of Claremont Colleges in California, because of his “tweets and social media presence.”
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately. The measure increases financial assistance for National Guard and Reserve members, building on a 2008 law that guaranteed veterans a […]
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve. The deal being announced early Thursday is a sweeping effort to fill […]
Veterans associations want to revise the Post-9/11 GI Bill so that it benefits a wider range of veterans who are transitioning into higher education or future careers.
Even as more single mothers than ever are attending college, services for student parents have been reduced. Many schools have had to close childcare centers on campus due to funding issues.
PETERSBURG, Fla. — As the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus was preparing for a hit from Hurricane Irma, its leader suggested to her boss in an email that she was still there when she had actually left the state, a newspaper reported. Sophia Wisniewska, regional chancellor for the Tampa-based university, negotiated a resignation […]
President Trump knows exactly what he’s doing — he’s making everyone question all free speech in America except his own.
EASTON, Pa. — An autopsy was scheduled Wednesday for a freshman lacrosse recruit at a private [...]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought against Brown University [...]
Craig Littlepage is retiring after 16 years as Virginia’s athletic director. Littlepage made [...]
AUSTIN, Texas — Baylor University has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a former student who [...]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University once again finds itself answering allegations of [...]
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TEMPE, Ariz. — The walls around Sun Devil Stadium and the new football complex are lined with [...]
TOKYO — NCAA president Mark Emmert offered Japanese sports industry leaders advice on forming [...]
WACO, Texas — A woman who reported that she’d been sexually assaulted filed a lawsuit Monda [...]