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.
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.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers in New Mexico, California and Maryland are working with public school nurses in hopes of curbing suicide rates within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by making school grounds safer. University of New Mexico pediatrics professor Mary Ramos and colleagues at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and the […]
ALLEGANY, N.Y. — A New York college has altered the sign at a student apartment building bearing the name of a major benefactor and Donald Trump supporter who insulted President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. The sign outside the building on the St. Bonaventure University campus had read “Paladino House.” Carl Paladino is a Buffalo […]
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The average cost of tuition at West Virginia’s public universities and colleges has doubled in the past 15 years, according to a new report. The West Virginia Center on Budget Policy released a report Monday showing average tuition has increased by about $4,200 a year at the state’s four-year colleges and universities […]
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.
MINNEAPOLIS — When she was 6 or 7, Mona Minkara’s eyesight began to fade. Eventually diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone rod dystrophy, the post-doctoral research fellow in the University of Minnesota’s chemistry department is now working to create a STEM curriculum for blind children in developing countries, the Minnesota Daily reported. Minkara, is creating […]
An Illinois community college did not violate the religious rights of a student excluded from its paramedic program for refusing to be vaccinated, an appeals panel has ruled.
A dearth of research has explored the experiences and need of students with disabilities at HBCUs.
BEIJING — The lawyer for a professor at an Australian university says the academic has been prevented by Chinese authorities from returning to Sydney because he’s suspected of endangering national security. Chen Jinxue, lawyer for Feng Chongyi, an associate professor at the University of Technology Sydney, said Sunday that border officials at an airport in […]
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.
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 […]
Civil rights activist and noted journalist Roger Wilkins, who led the Community Relations Service in the Johnson administration in the 1960s, has died at age 85.
Fisk University named Kevin Rome as its 16th president, filling the historically Black institution’s executive position on a non-interim basis for the first time since September 2015.
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.
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. […]
RIVERTON, Wyo. — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols visited Wind River Indian Reservation schools this week as part of an outreach effort to promote new programs available for American Indian students attending UW. Her visit Wednesday also included a stop at the chambers of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho business councils. The Ranger […]
The university’s attorneys — contesting a lawsuit filed by a former student over an alleged rape — argue that the school is not subject to Title IX, which prohibits gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence in education.
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 […]
SAN FRANCISCO — University of California President Janet Napolitano is crossing the border next week to send a “strong and loud” message to Mexico — which she clearly hopes will resonate in Washington — that America should not isolate its neighbor. The three-day trip starting next Wednesday is meant to reassure Mexico that UC campuses […]
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 […]
Dr. Matthew Adams has heard that there are other LGBT staff members at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, but he hasn’t met any of them.
AUSTIN, Texas — Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation’s nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M. In an op-ed submitted to the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor suggested that his alma mater’s first openly gay president may have […]
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 […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday. The survey comes at a time when Baylor University and state lawmakers are facing a widespread sexual assault scandal involving football players at the nation’s […]
OXFORD, Miss. — The University of Mississippi School of Law has a new dean. After a national search, the university says it has chosen Susan Duncan of Louisville, Kentucky, for the top post. She is scheduled to start Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Education. Duncan joins […]
Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan is helping to bring new visibility to a small liberal arts college that was once considered a well-kept secret.
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Sahar F. Aziz. a Diverse 2015 Emerging Scholar, uses dual identities, law degree and an interes [...]