In my opinion, both universities made the wrong choices in commencement speakers.
The decision by the students to show resistance was solidified. They could not straddle the fence. The Trump administration is quickly forcing people to choose sides.
It appears that racism has no boundaries. It rears its distasteful head in too many places and spaces that we hold dear to us.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he is ready for talks with Hungary’s government on the status of Central European University, which may be forced to leave Budapest due to recent amendments to the law on higher education. CEU, founded by billionaire George Soros, is also accredited in New York state. […]
WILBERFORCE, Ohio — One of the country’s oldest historically Black private colleges is laying off workers and imposing steep pay cuts in an ongoing struggle to survive. Wilberforce University cut $750,000 from its payroll last year, but the president of the small Ohio school says that’s not enough to deal with large debts that threaten […]
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Raymond Rice as the president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Rice joined the university’s faculty 20 years ago and began serving as interim president and provost last July. The university system says he will continue to serve […]
Three African Americans were recently appointed to lead three community colleges in the state of New York. The State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees, along with the boards of Jefferson, Rockland, and Tompkins Cortland community colleges boards named Drs. Ty A. Stone, Michael A. Baston and Orinthia T. Montague to these top […]
WICHITA, Kan. — A federal mediator is expected to hear arguments next month over a grievance stemming from a fray between administrators at Hutchinson Community College and student journalists and their suspended professor. The dispute resulted in administrators cancelling media classes near the semester’s end and briefly seizing an edition of The Hutchinson Collegian. The […]
Financial struggles pose a problem for many community colleges, and can be expected to continue for the foreseeable future particularly as a number of states face ongoing budget shortfalls.
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.
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.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli university department’s decision not to play the national anthem at a graduation ceremony on Thursday has sparked outrage from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. A Hebrew University of Jerusalem spokesman confirmed an Army Radio report that the Humanities Faculty will not play the anthem at the event “out of consideration” for […]
Puerto Rico’s fiscal control board is proposing to cut the university system’s budget by nearly half by 2021. As a result, the stakes are higher than ever for UPR’s future.
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents has launched an investigation into a leak of confidential information regarding the latest in a long line of sexual harassment allegations to be leveled against the school’s athletic department. Regent Chairman Dean Johnson said a closed-door meeting was held on Thursday, one day after a television […]
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women failed to win enough votes in the kingdom’s top advisory body, a council member who drafted the plan said Wednesday. The proposal needed 76 out of 150 votes in the Shura Council, but fell three votes short. It called for […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson was dismissed from the team Friday hours after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in an alleged rape earlier this month. Robertson, 19, is accused of forcing a woman to have sex with him at her apartment the night of April 8 in Meridian […]
JACKSON, Miss. — The College Board is choosing the head of Mississippi Valley State University as its preferred candidate to lead Jackson State University. Trustee C.D. Smith announced the choice Monday. William Bynum Jr. became president of Mississippi Valley, the smallest of Mississippi’s eight public universities, in 2013. He will meet with members of the […]
The Department of Education announced on Friday that it would offer a contract to a single servicer to administer federal students loans.
Montana State University researchers have received a $282,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a new approach to solving issues on Montana’s Indian Reservations.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming officials are opening a center for Native American students that they hope will help with student recruitment and retention. The Laramie Boomerang reports that UW Vice President of Student Affairs Sara Axelson told the UW Board of Trustees on Friday that Native American student retention for fall 2015-2016 was […]
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.
HARTFORD, Conn. — A Yale University dean has been placed on leave over offensive reviews she made on Yelp, including one in which she refers to customers of a local restaurant as “white trash.” Pierson College Dean June Chu issued a public apology Saturday after reviews from her personal Yelp account began circulating at […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The provost at the University of Missouri in Columbia will serve as the campus’ interim chancellor. The president of the four-campus university system, Mun Choi, announced Garnett Stokes’ appointment to the campus’ top administrative post, and it was approved Wednesday by the system’s governing board. Stokes has served as provost and executive […]
BERKELEY, Calif. — A woman who sued the University of California and the former dean of UC Berkeley’s law school for sexual harassment is outraged that the school is allowing him to keep his tenured professorship, she announced Saturday. “This deal insults all who suffer harassment at the hands of those with power and privilege,” […]
The long-anticipated trial to determine whether there were racial motivations in terminating Tucson Unified School District’s highly effective Raza Studies Department begins next month.
Adding to the University of Puerto Rico’s financial woes, the Department of Education has rescinded the eligibility of five of the system’s 11 campuses for Title IV programs due to the ongoing student strike.
How time flies. Watching Cynthia Diaz at this year’s Centro Guerrero convocation at the University of Arizona brought back memories of when I first saw her.
Fordham University — one of America’s oldest Jesuit institutions — has rejected a proposal to build a Chick-fil-A on its campus in protest of comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy about same-sex marriage.
MONTREAT, N.C. — A private North Carolina Christian college is insisting that its faculty and staff sign a document that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. One faculty member says she and eight of her colleagues have refused to sign it and are leaving the school. News media outlets report that part of Montreat College’s “Community […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference has added a replacement year to contracts for North Carolina venues that lost championships when the league relocated events due to a law limiting protections against LGBT people. The ACC had pulled 10 neutral-site championships for the 2016-17 season. The state passed a compromise bill to roll back […]
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 […]
NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Officials at a small private college say they suspended 13 students over hazing at an initiation into a secret social club that involved extreme alcohol consumption, and police are investigating a reported sexual assault that followed. Carleton College said it suspended the students for three trimesters, or one academic year, for violating […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A Republican state representative is proposing legislation to require that Utah colleges give immunity to sexual assault victims for conduct code violations related to alcohol and drugs and allow school officials to report serious assaults to police. But a sexual assault survivor and an advocacy group are pushing back against […]
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — An author of a book discussing racial differences in intelligence who was s [...]
Anyone who can show a receipt from the bursar has a right to say anything they want well beyond [...]
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Hundreds of Vermont college students have protested a lecture by a speaker [...]