On July 26, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced — via Twitter, of course — that transgender people will be banned from serving in the military in any capacity.
In 2017, Black men in America walk a dangerous walk. The relationship between Black men and the police is problematic, at best.
I wrote in March about the concept of “The Sunken Place” as portrayed in the movie “Get Out.” This piece will lay out some of the characteristics of a “Frozen Place,” where a person feels stuck in a certain position or station and is unable to progress.
Three programs at Rowan University with goals to promote diversity and equality for underrepresented races and sexualities on and off campus recently have been awarded grants by the National Science Foundation to aid those efforts.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri in Columbia is investigating a possible case of employee embezzlement. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a university news release Tuesday said that the school’s Police Department was investigating “suspected misappropriation of funds from student organization accounts affiliated with Greek Life.” The release says the money was held […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Carolina Panthers president Danny Morrison is heading back to college. Morrison, the onetime athletic director at Wofford and TCU, will teach at the University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sports Management starting next month. The school announced Morrison’s addition this week. Between stints at Wofford and TCU, Morrison […]
This past fall, the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College welcomed the first cohort of six students to the UD Sinclair Academy, a new joint venture intended to bridge the distance between the two schools.
In an effort to improve academic achievement among African Americans, a Kentucky school board has approved the creation of an academy tailored to Black male students in Louisville.
Ohio has become the 24th state to allow its community colleges to offer four-year degrees.
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.
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is paving the way as one of the first American institutions to grant online degrees to students living in refugee camps.
Despite fears that international students might stay away from the U.S. because of President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, which has been partially permitted pending Supreme Court review, that doesn’t appear to be happening this fall, a new survey has found.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Syrian doctor says he won’t return to the United States to finish his studies at Brown University because of the Trump administration’s travel ban. Khaled Almilaji said Wednesday there’s too much uncertainty, even though he possibly could get a student visa under the scaled-back version of the ban. The administration has […]
SPOKANE, Wash. — Student leaders at Washington State University are asking administrators to adopt a policy that prevents the recruitment of any athlete who has been convicted of a sex-related crime. They sent the request in a letter in late June to WSU President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Bill Moos. “This is part […]
AUSTIN, Texas — The NCAA is conducting an “ongoing, pending investigation” into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school’s lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing. Baylor officials acknowledged the investigation while asking […]
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 […]
Southern University has fired Dr. Brandon K. Dumas, the school’s vice chancellor for student affairs who was placed on administrative leave last month for undisclosed reasons. Dumas will have the opportunity to appeal his termination to the historically Black institution’s board of supervisors Friday. Dumas, who had served in his position for nearly five years, […]
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.”
Shaw University vice-president for academic affairs, Dr. Paulette Dillard, was announced Monday as the interim president of the historically Black institution. Shaw is conducting a search for its next president following the resignation of Dr. Tashni -Ann Dubroy earlier this month to become an executive vice president and chief operating officer at Howard University. The […]
As the U.S. looks ahead to a “majority-minority” future, colleges and universities ought to make an effort to broaden their outreach to diverse audiences, according to Alberto Avendano, Washington bureau chief of the National Association of Hispanic Publications.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says he can see a future in which reservation hospitals and health centers across South Dakota employ pharmacists and lab scientists educated at his school, with doctors and administrators also trained at institutions in the state. The land-grant university is pursuing a new initiative […]
UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. — A University of Denver program is helping Native Americans draft wills, helping overcome a cultural aversion to discuss death. About 20 law students from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law visited the Upper Fruitland Chapter of the Navajo Nation to help tribe members draft wills, The Daily Times reported. […]
OXFORD, Miss. — Thirty American teenagers are learning to speak Mandarin Chinese during an intensive summer program at the University of Mississippi. Now in its 11th year, Mississippi StarTalk is a federally funded program for students who will be high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. A university news release says language classes are taught at […]
CHICAGO — The 28-year-old Illinois man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois’ highly competitive physics graduate program in 2013. Brendt Allen Christensen originally planned to earn a doctorate degree, but told his graduate adviser in 2016 he had changed […]
The Hispanic Student College Institute is aimed at helping students become better prepared for applying to colleges by learning about the search and application process, essay writing, resume building, and developing leadership and public speaking skills.
One of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization has changed its name in an effort to appeal to a younger generation. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—known for its advocacy civil rights work on behalf of Hispanic communities—is now called “UnidosUS,” which is translated to mean “united.” The name change is an effort by […]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama is launching a program to increase the number of Hispanic nurses involved in health care. The Capstone College of Nursing has received a $1.7 million grant for the Bama-Latino Project, which aims to recruit Hispanics into baccalaureate nursing programs. Alabama nursing professor Normal Cuellar says in a statement […]
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.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A conservative nonprofit student group at a community college in southeastern Michigan has sued the school, saying its policy of requiring permission for public speech violates members’ First Amendment rights. Attorneys representing Turning Point USA say the Macomb Community College chapter is challenging the school’s expressive activity policy in a federal […]
After hearing that the Trump Administration is taking action to decrease students’ financial rights, 33 veterans and military service organizations have been voicing their concerns of how badly these actions will harm veterans and their families.
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 […]
Dr. Keri Day, Dr. Margaret Aymer, and Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas are among the African American women advancing in the field of theology, and creating an example for their communities.
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