I wrote in March about the concept of “The Sunken Place” as portrayed in the movie “Get Out.” This piece will lay out some of the characteristics of a “Frozen Place,” where a person feels stuck in a certain position or station and is unable to progress.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions just showed how its moral compass sort of points the right way. It just didn’t have the guts to mete out the punishment deserving of the crime.
Excellence does not shield Black students from the challenges of being Black in America.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state budget impasse could affect the accreditation of Illinois universities, which have seen deep cuts in state funding in the nearly three years lawmakers have failed to agree on a spending plan. The Higher Learning Commission, which accredits schools in the Midwest, recently issued a letter cautioning lawmakers that a lack […]
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The president of South Carolina’s military college says he’ll retire next summer. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John Rosa said Wednesday that he wants to stay on as president through the next academic year at The Citadel so he can help the school celebrate its 175th anniversary. Rosa said in a statement […]
Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million, according to an annual survey. The Chronicle of Higher Education’s study of more than 150 college presidents found that their average annual pay increased in fiscal year 2016 to $501,000. Among the […]
At the request of companies within its community, Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania developed customized ESL programs designed to improve communication, increase employee retention and put workers on track for promotion.
The American Association of University Professors’ censure list, currently composed of 56 institutions, is a compilation of college administrations that have been cited for violating principles and standards of academic freedom.
JACKSON, Miss. — Community colleges statewide are eliminating nearly 250 jobs for the upcoming year to close budget gaps, and five are dropping at least one intercollegiate sport. The move comes as colleges increase tuition by an average of 13 percent, mostly because state funding has fallen. Community College Board Executive Director Andrea Mayfield said […]
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.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Syrian doctor says he won’t return to the United States to finish his studies at Brown University because of the Trump administration’s travel ban. Khaled Almilaji said Wednesday there’s too much uncertainty, even though he possibly could get a student visa under the scaled-back version of the ban. The administration has […]
It’s been said that public higher education has been the way for the common man to excel in uncommon ways. But when states cut funding to these places of higher learning, the basic character of these so-called “flagship” institutions change.
PARIS — The hammer-wielding man who attacked police officers patrolling in front of Notre Dame Cathedral appears to have radicalized himself through the internet and was unknown to French police and intelligence services, the chief prosecutor in Paris said Saturday. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the 40-year-old Algerian doctoral student was given preliminary charges Saturday […]
AUSTIN, Texas — The NCAA is conducting an “ongoing, pending investigation” into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school’s lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing. Baylor officials acknowledged the investigation while asking […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation. The governing body also Thursday placed the basketball program on four years’ probation, vacated wins in which ineligible players participated and handed down a 10-year show-cause order for former basketball operations director […]
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa athletics department’s information technology director spent school money on personal items for his home and then submitted false invoices to cover his tracks, according to a state audit released Thursday. The employee, Patrick Delin, also spent thousands of dollars traveling to a conference in Colorado that wasn’t […]
When Dr. Johnson Akinleye took the helm of North Carolina Central University as its interim chancellor, life was particularly challenging at the historically Black institution.
University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings tapped Dr. Johnson Akinleye — who had been serving as interim chancellor of N.C. Central University — to lead the public historically Black institution located in Durham, N.C.
As the U.S. looks ahead to a “majority-minority” future, colleges and universities ought to make an effort to broaden their outreach to diverse audiences, according to Alberto Avendano, Washington bureau chief of the National Association of Hispanic Publications.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says he can see a future in which reservation hospitals and health centers across South Dakota employ pharmacists and lab scientists educated at his school, with doctors and administrators also trained at institutions in the state. The land-grant university is pursuing a new initiative […]
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. […]
A new report examines racial inequity in education and offers recommendations based off of research which touches on structural barriers that need to be overcome in order to improve educational outcomes for racial groups.
URBANA, Ill. — The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child’s safe return, saying in an interview: “Give my daughter back.” Yingying Zhang was last seen on a surveillance video getting into a black Saturn Astra in Urbana on the […]
The State University of New York at Albany has tapped a prominent Latino administrator to lead the state institution. Dr. Havidán Rodríguez becomes the first Hispanic president of any SUNY four-year college.
This development has happened due to issues relating to the fluidity of gender — a recognition that there is not simply a male-female binary.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale University is suing Connecticut over its plan to turn single-user restrooms into gender-neutral bathrooms at its law school. The New Haven Register reports the state building inspector’s office previously denied the school’s request for an exemption from the state building code requiring that a certain number of bathrooms in every […]
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A United Methodist Church organization has decided not to discipline a University of Iowa campus minister who performed a same-sex wedding. The Appointive Cabinet of the Iowa Conference had filed a complaint against the Rev. Anna Blaedel, charging her with practices considered “to be incompatible with Christian teaching.” She’s executive director […]
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.
AUSTIN, Texas — Bill McRaven came to Texas an American military hero, charged with leading one of the country’s largest public university systems at a time it needed a steady hand. The retired Navy Admiral and former special operations leader, who planned the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, now faces an uncertain future as […]
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.
Geri Allen, the beloved jazz musician and director of jazz studies at the University of Pittsburgh, died of cancer on Tuesday in Philadelphia at the age of 60.
WILMINGTON, Del. — The University of Delaware won’t rehire a professor who said a college student who died after being held by North Korea “got exactly what he deserved.” In a statement Sunday, the university said that the adjunct faculty member, Katherine Dettwyler, will not be rehired. She had last taught a course in the […]