The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics has been an event packed with suspense, intrigue and drama. Anticipation about the games had been intense even before the competition began. One thing can be said for certain, the athletic competition did not disappoint as there was hardly a dull moment. The U.S. Women’s gymnastic and swim teams made […]
If you believe in diversity like I do, the Olympic Games set a really high bar.
In education, in the media, we fight the same battles. It boils down to the basics: How do we get more of us in there? Not just as foot soldiers, but as generals. In academics, it means lifting a young prof to the ranking of dean, or higher. In journalism, it’s transforming a young reporter […]
BOULDER, Colo. ― The dean of University of Colorado’s business school is resigning from his position amid allegations of gender discrimination. The Daily Camera reports David Ikenberry said in a resignation letter Monday he thinks the Leeds School of Business “needs a fresh start.” Ikenberry will remain in his post until Senior Vice Provost Bill […]
CLEMSON, S.C. ― Clemson University is defending its policy after a staff member asked a man praying on campus last week to remove a sign or leave. Local media reported a man had a “Prayer” sign Aug. 25 when he was asked to remove the sign or file a request to hold an event. Clemson […]
In WalletHub’s analysis, New York City’s Helene Fuld College of Nursing was the best community college overall, when looking at all metrics of cost and educational and career outcomes in combination.
A Republican strategist threw shade on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s plan for free college Tuesday but conceded he had nothing to report on where Republican candidate Donald Trump might be headed with higher education.
Howard University has defeated a lawsuit by a former graduate student who claimed she was wrongfully denied readmission twice to the doctoral program in history.
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 […]
KABUL, Afghanistan ― Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to an Associated Press photographer who was in class at the time. Massoud Hossaini said he was in a classroom with 15 students when he heard an explosion on the southern flank of the campus. “I went to the window to see […]
Dr. Sardar Yousfzai, an assistant professor in the Division of Natural Sciences at Paine College, has dedicated each summer for the past 10 years to hosting a free summer chemistry camp to middle and high school youth.
BUTTE, Mont. ― Fifteen summer school students have been expelled for cheating at Montana Tech, the same college that dismissed several Saudi students and revoked the degrees of others after discovering a former employee altered their transcripts four years ago. Doug Abbott, vice chancellor for academic affairs, declined to release any other information about the […]
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.
Experts discuss the female athletes’ civic responsibilities and whether these role models have the latitude to express what matters to them vs. what matters to the league and its sponsors.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ― University of Louisville trustees accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal. The action at a special meeting of the school’s board signaled the end of an era. Ramsey, a former state budget director, has led the university for 14 years. After six hours of […]
Is there a recipe for success? Nothing beats hard work, we can all agree on that.
Actually, it really is difficult to hire a more diverse faculty, and it’s a phenomenon that affects colleges across the country.
Tim King founded Urban Prep Academies to help Chicago’s young Black men succeed. Each time a current or former student is killed in a shooting, he has the difficult task of delivering the news.
A California Bill that would mandate the teaching of ethnic studies in public schools across the state has cleared a legislative hurdled in the senate and assembly and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, only 16 percent of full-time professors at postsecondary institutions are minorities.
MADISON, Wis. ― The University of Wisconsin-Madison is creating a diversity program for its incoming freshmen students after a series of race-related incidents have occurred on campus. The campus will test the program, called Our Wisconsin, on up to 1,000 freshmen to allow students to learn about themselves and others, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. […]
His new team is scouring the data like stock-pickers looking for undervalued buys, and they’ve finally stumbled on something Trump has ignored all campaign. People of color.
The National Science Foundation has awarded to $2.9 million to several national engineering diversity organizations in a collaborative effort to increase the number of underrepresented engineering faculty across all institutional types. The organizations Great Minds in STEM (GMiS), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), MAES: Latinos in Science and Engineering , National Society of […]
Leading LGBTQ education organization Campus Pride launches its first HBCU Sports Inclusion Summit series this week at Virginia State University.
HONOLULU ― The University of Hawaii has opened nine more all-gender restrooms on its Manoa campus. Each all-gender bathroom is a lockable, single-stall room similar to the “family restrooms” found in malls and airports. Camaron Miyamoto who leads an LGBTQ center at UH says all-gender restrooms can be essential for students who don’t feel comfortable […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California lawmaker announced Wednesday he is removing a contentious provision of his bill that would have allowed LGBT students to more easily sue religious schools for discrimination, conceding defeat to religious colleges that had launched a campaign against it. The measure would have eliminated a longstanding exemption from state anti-discrimination laws […]
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.
Golden Gate University is ranked No. 1 for adult learners in the latest edition of Washington Monthly’s annual best college rankings issue.
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