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.
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.
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 […]
YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan University’s president is denouncing a business card with White nationalist information that was found at a campus library. The Ann Arbor News reports that school President James Smith issued an email to faculty, staff and students Monday assuring them that investigating the card found at Bruce T. Halle Library 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.
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 […]
President Trump’s issuance of a revised executive order placing tight restrictions on the entry into the United States of some foreigners received a guarded reception from higher education leaders and frontline college and university officials involved in international higher ed efforts.
PITTSBURGH — The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College Board tells The Associated Press it’s reducing the number of international testing dates from six per year to four for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. […]
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 […]
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.
Ben Jobe, the college basketball coach who won more than 500 games in more than five decades of coaching around the nation, died Friday night in Montgomery, Alabama, the city to which he moved after retiring in 2003.
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 […]
Fourth-year government and Mexican-American studies major Alejandrina Guzman made University of Texas history Thursday when she was elected to be the Austin campus’ first Latina, physically disabled student body president. A campus-wide run-off election concluded with Guzman and running mate Micky Wolf capturing 54 percent of the vote and winning the election by an almost […]
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.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Academics being recruited by North Carolina’s public university system have ruled out moving to the state because of a law limiting legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people. That’s according to University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings, who also told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday she’s unaware […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The University of Memphis is announcing plans for a new veterans care center on campus. In a news release Wednesday, the university said the outpatient Veterans Care Center will address the mental health needs of veterans, regardless of era, gender, discharge status or service connection. The university says the facility will be […]
As higher education institutions across the nation move to boost enrollment and graduation, Texas is rolling out an unusual program this month aimed at achieving both goals.
The Posse Veterans Program is one of a few programs that offer structured pathways to a select group of elite colleges for veterans.
WACO, Texas — Baylor University has drawn a record number of freshmen applications despite a lingering sexual assault scandal that’s led to lawsuits and the departure of top administrators. The Houston Chronicle reports the Baptist university has received about 36,000 applications. Students have until May 1 to make a final admission decision. University officials attribute […]
LA CROSSE, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse police dispatcher who says she was fired for supporting President Donald Trump’s travel ban will get her job back. Chancellor Joe Gow says the university system’s legal counsel recommended dispatcher Kimberly Dearman be rehired. Dearman was fired on Monday following a university investigation into a complaint […]