Current controversial exchanges between President Trump and those protesting against police brutality and social inequality drives home the point that Black athletes can teach us about more than just sports.
With the advent of social media, faculty of color who utilize culturally responsive and relevant teaching pedagogies or who challenge discriminatory practices become the targets of conservative uproar.
Where does a high school senior whose parents didn’t go to college turn to understand the application process? What resources are available to a student from a remote rural area if she wants to apply to college?
BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho State Board of Education has announced that more than 20,000 high school students have been admitted to Idaho’s public colleges and universities. According to the board, this is the third year students with qualifying grades and test scores have automatically been admitted to Boise State University, University of Idaho, Idaho […]
PULLMAN, Wash. — The president of Washington State University is declining to withdraw official recognition and support for the WSU College Republicans group. President Kirk Schulz says all registered student organizations must adhere to university policies to remain in good standing. Last week, a dozen Democratic state legislators from Western Washington sent Schulz a letter […]
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A recent report says women faculty are still in the minority at the University of Kansas, where they’re also twice as likely to resign from their posts as male colleagues. The Lawrence Journal-World says university economics professor Donna Ginther headed the committee tasked with investigating and identifying potential gender inequities among students, […]
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 […]
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 […]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico will be expanding drug and alcohol testing for its athletes. Interim University President Chaouki Abdallah met with coaches Tuesday and announced the expanded program. University officials told the Albuquerque Journal that expanding the program was the right thing to do. The new initiative will be an additional […]
DENVER — A woman who accused a former University of Colorado assistant football coach of domestic violence is suing the head coach and several university officials, claiming they knew of the abuse and tried to cover it up. The woman filed the lawsuit in federal court in Denver on Wednesday against head coach Mike MacIntyre […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Baylor University has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a former student who said she was gang raped by two football players and alleged the program at the nation’s largest Baptist school fostered a “culture of violence.” The settlement is one of several in recent weeks as Baylor moves to close out […]
Tananarive Due is bringing a highly anticipated Get Out-inspired course to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) this semester.
ITHACA, N.Y. — A White Cornell University student charged with beating a Black student has apologized for the language he used during an attack that police say may have been racially motivated. Nineteen-year-old John Greenwood issued a statement Thursday saying that last Friday in Ithaca he was involved in a “verbal exchange” that he regrets. […]
ITHACA, N.Y. — A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a Black student by a white student that police say may have been racially motivated. Psi Upsilon’s alumni board of governors told the Ivy League school on Tuesday that the chapter […]
ETS also has partnered with three Tribal Colleges to go even deeper than the survey, conducting phone interviews and site visits to further explore the challenges that schools face in admitting and retaining minority, specifically Native American, teacher candidates.
Yale University said it will remove a “problematic” doorway stone carving that depicts a Puritan settler aiming a musket at a Native American, a decision that follows criticism for initially covering up the musket with removable stonework.
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the American Indian College Fund hosted Tribal College and University (TCU) presidents this week in the first TCU Presidents’ Convening in Princeton, New Jersey.
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.
Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, president of Southeast Missouri State University and a new citizen, believes in being accessible and transparent.
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.
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 […]
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.
HAMPTON, Va. — Federal officials are investigating the handling of campus sexual violence at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary. The Daily Press reports that the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating under Title IX, which protects against discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding. It was not […]
A federal appeals court panel Monday upheld blocking a university’s suspension of a male student who argues he was completely denied his right to confront a female student accusing him of sexual assault.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Student organizers seeking the removal of a Confederate soldier statue at North Carolina’s flagship public university have embarked on a monthlong boycott of commercial goods on campus. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the boycott launched Monday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a social media […]
The University of Vermont and the University of West Georgia are among the 2017 Most Promising [...]
Major mainstream higher education associations gather to discuss future goals and partnerships. [...]