An unimaginable, or rather highly unlikely, situation transpired last week with the firing of Bill O’Reilly, host of the popular FOX News program The O’Reilly Factor.
Morehouse College will inevitably lose its national stature if the board of trustees continues to micromanage the day-to-day function of the college and refuses to allow their presidents to lead.
Last week, an 18-year-old White woman from Denison, Texas, Breana Talbott, was arrested and charged with a Class B misdemeanor for making a false report of being raped.
MONMOUTH, Ill. — An anonymous couple has pledged $20 million to a small liberal arts college in western Illinois. A Monday statement from Monmouth College says it’s the largest such gift in the school’s 164-year-old history. It’ll boost an endowment now at $100 million and will be used, among other things, to increase scholarships. Monmouth […]
BRUSSELS — The head of a Hungary-based university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros appealed Tuesday for European Union support to fight a new law he says is aimed at shutting the school down. “My institution has a gun pointed to its head,” Central European University President Michael Ignatieff told lawmakers, academics and reporters at […]
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s auditor says top University of California administrators hid $175 million from the public and lawmakers in a secret reserve fund even as the UC raised tuition and asked the state for more funding. In a scathing report released Tuesday, Auditor Elaine Howle says the office of UC President Janet Napolitano created […]
Dr. Kay McClenney, senior adviser to the president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, delivers remarks at the opening session of the 97th AACC Annual Convention in New Orleans. McClenney, right, is the recipient of the 2017 Diverse Champions Award presented by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. AACC also presented the Harry S. Truman […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee House on Thursday passed a bill to enable older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge. The bill, which still has to clear the Senate, passed 87-6. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is pushing the bill, which comes three years after Tennessee became the […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A scholarship program that would have provided free community college for all new high school graduates in Kentucky has been trimmed back to pay for only specialized work certificate programs. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Work Ready Scholarship program was proposed by House Democrats in the 2016 legislative session and approved […]
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.
Lamar Institute of Technology reasonably accommodated a former student with memory problems caused by an anoxic brain injury, a federal appeals court has ruled.
LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistani police say a university professor from the Ahmadi sect was found stabbed to death in what may be the latest in Islamic militant attack on members of the minority group. Officer Mohammad Ali says the 61-year-old microbiology professor Tahira Malik was found slain in the eastern city of Lahore, with several […]
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Hungarian government should engage in “serious, urgent and good-faith talks” with Central European University about legal changes seen to be targeting the school founded by billionaire George Soros, a U.S. diplomat said Tuesday. A bill signed Monday by President Janos Ader sets new conditions for foreign universities in Hungary, some of […]
DES MOINES, Iowa — University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said Monday that three rounds of complaints from parents and field hockey players prompted an investigation into the program that ultimately led to the firing of coach Tracey Griesbaum in 2014. Griesbaum’s termination is a central piece of a lawsuit filed by former top […]
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 […]
LAS VEGAS — UNLV has hired Desiree Reed-Francois as its next athletic director, making her the first Hispanic female AD at the Football Bowl Subdivision. Reed-Francois’ hiring, announced Monday, will be effective June 1. She replaces Tina Kunzer-Murphy, who is stepping down at the end of the academic school year to work for the UNLV […]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Stillman College board of trustees has selected interim president Cynthia Warrick as permanent president of the private college in Alabama. The Tuscaloosa News reports that Warrick, who succeeded Peter Millet in January, becomes the seventh president of the institution at a time when the college faces financial challenges. Warrick had been […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Officials at Florida A&M University credit an intensive recruitment drive with increasing by more than a third the number of potential freshmen in next fall’s incoming class. University officials at the historically Black school said Monday that more than 2,000 potential freshmen have been admitted for next fall’s class, an increase of […]
West College — a central building on the campus of Princeton University — will be renamed in honor of Toni Morrison, the Nobel Laureate who currently is a professor emeritus at the Ivy league school.
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.
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.
MADISON, Wis. — A group of Hmong-American undergraduates is pushing administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire more faculty who study the ethnic group and to launch a program through which students can earn a certificate in Hmong-American studies. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that several students of Southeast Asian descent formed the Hmong-American […]
The Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education conference has increasingly become a venue for undergraduate and graduate students to find common ground in their educational and life journeys.
What is the situation like for professors of color at major universities, particularly the ones teaching the story of ethnic diversity?
The Chicano Movement did not use the term “social justice,” though it was very much a part of its agenda.
People of Mexican descent that live in this country, live in a permanent state of dehumanization and thus also part of a permanent state of insurrection that, technically, can never end.
What minority students are taught in high school about the college experience has a major impact on their decisions. So, what should we be teaching them about college?
DES MOINES, Iowa — The former associate athletic director at the University of Iowa will square off against the school in a trial Monday that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports. The trial in a lawsuit brought by Jane Meyer is expected to […]
CHICAGO — A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old law. The 8-to-3 decision by the full 7th U.S. Circuit […]
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 […]
ALBANY, N.Y. — An entrepreneur and engineer who has worked in government and is in the National Inventors Hall of Fame was confirmed Monday as leader of one of the nation’s largest public university systems. The State University of New York Board of Trustees unanimously approved Kristina M. Johnson’s appointment as chancellor of the 64-campus […]
I believe in free speech, the First Amendment and all that. That’s our starting point on campus, and in America. It’s free speech for me and thee, as the saying goes, in a healthy democracy. So let’s not make Ann Coulter into a free speech martyr just yet because the University of California, Berkeley switched […]