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.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions just showed how its moral compass sort of points the right way. It just didn’t have the guts to mete out the punishment deserving of the crime.
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.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Lehigh University officials have suspended a fraternity following several alcohol-related code of conduct violations at the eastern Pennsylvania campus. A blog run by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs states police cited more than 40 students for underage drinking at an event hosted by Kappa Sigma in April. The university decided […]
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 […]
PHOENIX — A former legislator who championed most of Arizona’s toughest immigration laws is threatening to sue the state university system over its decision to at least temporarily keep providing lower in-state tuition rates for immigrants granted deferred deportation status. Former state Senate President Russell Pearce says a 2006 voter-enacted law prohibits public benefits for […]
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 […]
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Promise may not be kept to students from wealthier families. The program approved by lawmakers two years ago allows students to attend community college for nearly free, after scholarships and grants are subtracted from the tuition bill. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports lawmakers have budgeted $40 million for the program over the […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Black former law professor whose discrimination battle against Campbell University boiled over into Christian radio and social media on July 7, has filed a new federal complaint against the Raleigh, N.C. law school.
Bethune-Cookman University has appointed its general counsel, retired judge Hubert Grimes, to take on the position of interim president in the absence of its former leader, Dr. Edison O. Jackson. Grimes also serves as the director for the Center for Law and Social Justice at B-CU. Grimes’s election comes after Jackson, the university’s sixth president, […]
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. […]
NEW YORK — A Columbia University professor who specializes in modern Korean and East Asian history has returned a 2014 prize he received from the American Historical Association after some sources in the winning book were questioned. Charles K. Armstrong, author of “Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992,” won the association’s […]
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois students and others from the wider community gathered at the Urbana-Champaign campus to show support for a Chinese scholar who disappeared three weeks ago. Thursday’s event started at the Krannert Center when participants walked to a bus stop where 26-year-old Yingying Zhang was last seen. She got into a […]
CHICAGO — Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially. But just weeks after arriving […]
PHOENIX — A former Arizona lawmaker known as the driving force behind most of the state’s toughest immigration laws is moving to challenge the university system for temporarily allowing young immigrants protected from deportation to keep paying lower-cost in-state tuition. It comes after a court ruled that students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, […]
In 1996, Californians passed a law written and supported by right-wing zealots trying to stop diversity and affirmative action efforts throughout the state.
City College of New York and the University of Texas at El Paso have joined forces in an effort to increase the number of Hispanic faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs at higher education institutions.
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.”
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 […]
REXBURG, Idaho — A former Brigham Young University-Idaho professor says she was fired after posting a critical view of the Mormon church’s policies against same-sex couples on Facebook. Former political science professor and LDS church member Ruthie Robertson wrote a lengthy Facebook post in favor of equal rights for the LGBT community during Pride Month […]
Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first and only female winner of prestigious Fields Medal in math, succumbs to cancer.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont building that housed a now-defunct college where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president has been sold at auction. The Burlington Free Press reports People’s United Bank took ownership of the former Burlington College property Wednesday for $3.1 million, about $650,000 less than the college has in debts. Developer Eris […]