Debates over free speech and intolerance have become, once again, news.
I challenge the assertion that Omarosa Manigault is unqualified to champion HBCU interests and concerns in the Trump White House.
President Trump in his awkward and ill-informed efforts to salute the accomplishments of Black Americans actually managed to marginalize and obscure the important contributions that were made by these individuals and their contemporaries.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University has tightened its policy on who can sponsor outside speakers on campus after a December visit by white nationalist Richard Spencer caused unrest on the campus. The new policy puts campus facilities off limits to outside speakers or groups with no affiliation to the university. The (Bryan-College Station) […]
WENHAM, Mass. — An associate professor at a Christian college in Massachusetts says in a complaint against the school she was denied a promotion for denouncing its LGBT policies. The Salem News reports that Gordon College social work professor Margaret DeWeese-Boyd says in the complaint filed Wednesday with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination she was […]
TRENTON, N.J. — A bill inspired by former “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay to speakers was approved by lawmakers Thursday and now heads to the governor’s desk. The Democrat-controlled Assembly unanimously passed the legislation to cap the spending of state money at $10,000. The legislation is […]
Her mother’s sudden death, left Turner, who was then a 22-year-old sophomore at Cuyahoga Community College, and her police officer husband Jeffery, the task of caring for her six siblings and their own child.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature initiative this year – a proposal for two years of free tuition at the state’s public colleges — is off to a rocky start. House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, a fellow Democrat, took to Twitter last month to call it “unsustainable and fiscally irresponsible.” Other lawmakers have […]
The African American Male Education Network and Development organization (A2MEND) conference marked its 10th anniversary last week by attracting more than 1,000 attendees and more than doubling the total amount of scholarship money awarded last year.
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.
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 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.
SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Janet Napolitano is crossing the border next week to send a “strong and loud” message to Mexico — which she clearly hopes will resonate in Washington — that America should not isolate its neighbor. The three-day trip starting next Wednesday is meant to reassure Mexico that UC campuses […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Roughly 700 Michigan State University employees have signed a statement vowing not to help federal immigration officials seeking to apprehend or deport students. The Lansing State Journal reported Wednesday the faculty and staff members signed the “statement of solidarity” with students who are refugees, immigrants or children of immigrants. The statement […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas State University is finalizing plans to open a campus in Mexico. A new agreement between the university in Jonesboro and its Mexico campus will reset the length of the partnership to a decade and give the Arkansas school a chance to earn more from it, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday. […]
LOS ANGELES — A California legislator is proposing that the state create a commission to protect the health and safety of collegiate athletes, something the bill says the NCAA and school athletic departments have failed to do. The commission and its rules would apply to every competing college athlete in the state, from a community […]
HOUSTON — A lawsuit filed against Baylor University by 10 women alleging they were sexually assaulted while students can proceed, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The women, identified as “Jane Doe” plaintiffs, allege Baylor was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault and didn’t enforce federal general discrimination protections. Baylor had sought to have […]
WACO, Texas — A former Baylor University student who says she was raped by two football players filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the school that alleges there were dozens more assaults of women involving other players. The lawsuit by the student, who is listed in the documents only as “Elizabeth Doe,” alleges at least […]
Fisk University named Kevin Rome as its 16th president, filling the historically Black institution’s executive position on a non-interim basis for the first time since September 2015.
Two years after embracing the work college model, Paul Quinn College officially will join the ranks of schools such as Berea College that have earned federal recognition as a work college.
A divided Board of Regents at Kentucky State University selected a new chief executive to lead the troubled state-controlled, land-grant institution, despite concern that the process of selecting a new leader was flawed and concluded too quickly.
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.
Dr. Mique’l Dangeli, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, is not only a dedicated scholar of Northwest Coast culture and art; she also is an avid practitioner.
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.
A self-trained historian who was part of a teaching tandem behind the first college-level, Chinese American course in this country has died. Philip P. Choy, 90, passed away at his San Francisco home last week.
Dr. Thai-Huy Nguyen, selected by Diverse as a member of the 2017 Class of Emerging Scholars, says he will function as a navigator to steer disadvantaged community college students through a system for which they are largely unfamiliar.
CHICAGO — DePaul University has named its first lay president in the Chicago school’s 119-year history. The Catholic university on Thursday announced that A. Gabriel Esteban will be its 12th president as of July 1. He is currently president at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, where he has held the post since […]
An internal investigation into former University of Texas at San Antonio president Dr. Ricardo Romo found that Romo “more likely than not” violated the UTSA’s sexual harassment policies, the San Antonio Express-News reported on Monday. Romo was approaching retirement in August after serving as UTSA president for 18 years, but was placed on administrative leave […]
HAVANA — Cuba is offering Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships to support a peace accord in which the South American country’s largest rebel army will relinquish its weapons. The scholarships will be distributed mostly to members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and those affected by the decades-long conflict. Colombia’s Cuban ambassador Jose Luis […]
The Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania is teaming up with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation to launch a three-year initiative to develop LGBTQ-inclusive programming at HBCUs across the nation.
Trump’s words do not match his deeds, when it comes to civil rights or bathroom rights. Trump, who just a month ago vowed to protect the rights of all Americans, is going backward.
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.
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 […]
OXFORD, Miss. — The University of Mississippi School of Law has a new dean. After a national search, the university says it has chosen Susan Duncan of Louisville, Kentucky, for the top post. She is scheduled to start Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Education. Duncan joins […]
Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan is helping to bring new visibility to a small liberal arts college that was once considered a well-kept secret.
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A judge dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Kansas by parents of two former rowers who allege they were sexually assaulted by a Jayhawk football player in a campus dorm. Douglas County District Judge B. Kay Hoff ruled, among other things, that the former rowers have left the university and no […]
Questions about the implementation and reach of President Trump’s executive order on immigrat [...]
The Morrill Act of 1890 aimed to further expand access to higher education and the promise of o [...]
Dr. John Michael Lee Jr., is stepping down from his position at the advocacy organization after [...]