The primary question at the center of the controversy is: Was Hill wrong in her assessment of President Trump as a White supremacist? Let’s examine the evidence.
As the head of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, UC President Janet Napolitano knows all about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
I am a product of the 1960s and grew up in a Southern city. Segregation, separate but equal, we sat upstairs and they sat downstairs at the movies all happened during my early years. However, it didn’t stop us from believing and achieving.
Developed with the stories of the HBCU community in mind, a new magazine will share the innovative and inspiring work of scientists at historically Black colleges and universities across the nation. Celebrating the launch at the Newseum in the nation’s capital during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, HBCU Research magazine made its debut. […]
Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, president of Southeast Missouri State University and a new citizen, believes in being accessible and transparent.
WASHINGTON — A group of Obama administration officials is starting a legal aid organization to challenge the Trump administration’s policies on student lending and civil rights. The National Student Legal Defense Network says it will join with state attorneys general and advocacy groups to sue on behalf of students defrauded by for-profit colleges or who […]
When it comes to accessing college, students who have experienced the foster care system have a steep hill to climb. Studies indicate that while the majority of foster youth say that they want to go to college few will ever attain a degree.
FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion. Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing […]
VERSAILLES, Ky. — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System says it has set a new high mark of graduates and credentials awarded. For the 2016-17 academic year, 16,146 students graduated from the college system. That’s a nine percent increase over the previous year. The previous high was 15,958 in 2013-14. The college system says […]
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.
HONG KONG — Banners supporting independence for Chinese-controlled Hong Kong have appeared on a university campus at the start of classes, rekindling tensions over free speech in the semiautonomous city. The black banners declaring “Hong Kong Independence” in English and Chinese were put up around the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s campus on Monday. The […]
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — One of former President Barack Obama’s top White House aides is joining the University of Notre Dame’s international affairs program. The university says Denis McDonough will be an instructor for the first class of graduate students in master of global affairs program. McDonough became the White House chief of staff in […]
LONDON — The editor of “The China Quarterly” says Cambridge University Press has agreed to restore more than 300 politically sensitive articles that had been removed from the publisher’s website in China at the behest of authorities. Quarterly editor Tim Pringle told The Associated Press on Monday that the publisher agreed to repost the articles […]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico will be expanding drug and alcohol testing for its athletes. Interim University President Chaouki Abdallah met with coaches Tuesday and announced the expanded program. University officials told the Albuquerque Journal that expanding the program was the right thing to do. The new initiative will be an additional […]
DENVER — A woman who accused a former University of Colorado assistant football coach of domestic violence is suing the head coach and several university officials, claiming they knew of the abuse and tried to cover it up. The woman filed the lawsuit in federal court in Denver on Wednesday against head coach Mike MacIntyre […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Baylor University has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a former student who said she was gang raped by two football players and alleged the program at the nation’s largest Baptist school fostered a “culture of violence.” The settlement is one of several in recent weeks as Baylor moves to close out […]
Tananarive Due is bringing a highly anticipated Get Out-inspired course to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) this semester.
ITHACA, N.Y. — A White Cornell University student charged with beating a Black student has apologized for the language he used during an attack that police say may have been racially motivated. Nineteen-year-old John Greenwood issued a statement Thursday saying that last Friday in Ithaca he was involved in a “verbal exchange” that he regrets. […]
ITHACA, N.Y. — A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a Black student by a white student that police say may have been racially motivated. Psi Upsilon’s alumni board of governors told the Ivy League school on Tuesday that the chapter […]
The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions report, backed by a campaign that utilized 52 data points for 52 weeks, highlights the contributions that MSIs make to higher education.
On the final day of the Tribal College and University (TCU) Presidents’ Convening, several Educational Testing Service researchers and higher education experts offered strategic tools to prepare students for long-term career success throughout their matriculation.
LAWRENCE, Kansas — A federal judge has dismissed most of a Title IX lawsuit filed against Haskell Indian Nations University by a former student who says she was treated unfairly and ultimately expelled after she reported she was raped in a dormitory three years ago by two football players. In his decision, U.S. District Judge […]
A GenForward survey found that millennials are split on the fundamental issue of what the main goal of a public school education should be.
Cheska Mae Perez isn’t a Latino name. She’s 19, a Filipino immigrant, whose example speaks to the power of DACA.
The regulatory changes being pursued by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the student loan arena could “spell disaster for students of color who are too often exploited in consumer lending,” a group of 39 organizations said in a letter to DeVos.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers announced Tuesday that they plan to spend $30 million helping young immigrants with legal services and college financial aid. The announcement comes in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that gives temporary protection from deportation to people brought to the country […]
A wave of women’s colleges have begun admitting transgender women. But even as many schools embrace shifting views on gender, some have been reluctant to change amid lingering differences over the role of women’s colleges.
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.
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.”
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Military veterans are getting unlimited access to college assistance under legislation President Donald Trump has signed into law. The Forever GI Act removed a 15-year limit on using the benefits, effective immediately. The measure increases financial assistance for National Guard and Reserve members, building on a 2008 law that guaranteed veterans a […]
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve. The deal being announced early Thursday is a sweeping effort to fill […]
Veterans associations want to revise the Post-9/11 GI Bill so that it benefits a wider range of veterans who are transitioning into higher education or future careers.
As the 2017-18 school year starts, Tanya Torres debuts as president of Fisk’s Student Government Association (SGA), making her the first Hispanic to serve as the elected student leader of the 151-year-old historically Black university.
NEW YORK — A professor who tweeted about teaching “future dead cops” at a college of criminal justice says he’ll continue to speak out despite being placed on leave. Michael Isaacson tells the Daily News that he refuses to remain silent amid a “coordinated campaign” against him. The adjunct economics professor tweeted Aug. 23 that […]
ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University plans to form a task force to address what its president calls “persistent problems of bigotry and intolerance” at the Ivy League school in the wake of the beating of a Black student. Authorities in Ithaca say they’re looking into whether last week’s attack against the student was racially motivated. […]
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