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Education technology startup Upswing announced that it has raised $2 million from education partners to further efforts to improve college success and completion. With the support of the most recent partners Impact America Fund, Rethink Education, Lumina Foundation and Strada Education Network, Upswing will move forward in its work to use technology to enhance college […]

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by Melanie Eversley

The Columbia HBCU Fellowship program allows young people to take classes on the Ivy League campus, work with organizations in New York, where Columbia is located, and receive industry mentoring.

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by Janet Kline

Billionaire investor Robert F. Smith has promised to pay off the student loan debt for this year’s graduating class of Morehouse College.

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by Lois Elfman

In today’s higher education landscape, many colleges and universities are clamoring to attract adult learners and the dollars they bring to the bottom line. To gain insight into the mindsets of adult learners, education research firm EAB recently conducted a survey of current and prospective students attending or interested in undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as certificate programs.

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Noting that 2019 marks the 400th year since the first enslaved Africans arrived on North American soil, members of Congress and leaders of organizations that serve young Black males gathered outside the U.S. Capitol building Tuesday afternoon to announce the introduction of a House resolution to create a Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys.

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by Pearl Stewart

Recent headlines have revealed that money matters more than brains in getting some privileged teens into top universities, but a new report from researchers at Georgetown University found that socioeconomic disparity has long-term effects, far beyond the college years.

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Less than two years after taking office, seven months after trustees expressed dissatisfaction with his job performance and three months after a deleted-emails scandal, Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi is out as president of Portland State University.

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Why Study Abroad and the “Year of Return: Ghana 2019” Matter

by Dorothy Bland

As Ghana celebrates a “Year of Return,” there is an opportunity to diversify and expand international programming in higher education.

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“Who Do You Know Went to Cornell?”

“Who Do You Know Went to Cornell?”

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A few weeks ago, I entered a convenience store to purchase a portable pack of tissues and eye drops to treat my seasonal allergies. I was wearing a windbreaker jacket with a Cornell University logo on it. As I waited in line to purchase my items, an older White man stopped me and asked, “Who […]

Some Thoughts on Finals, I.M. Pei and Asian American Pacific Islander History Month

Some Thoughts on Finals, I.M. Pei and Asian American Pacific Islander History Month

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And now to the hardest part of being an adjunct lecturer. Final papers. Final exams. Grading. Both the students, and ultimately, yourself. There’s no help. No TA (teacher’s assistant). You are the TA and the professor. And besides the school work, you have your own professional work to do. But teaching is the higher calling, right?

Can We Break Our ‘Cycle of Gun Violence’?

Can We Break Our ‘Cycle of Gun Violence’?

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It’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but the first week in May will always and forever commemorate the death of my cousin Stephen Guillermo, a 26-year-old senior at San Francisco State University in 2014.

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Dr. Ken Atwater’s enthusiasm for community colleges is quite infectious. It’s apparent when you talk to administrators, faculty and some of the nearly 45,000 students at the five-campus Hillsborough Community College (HCC) where he serves as president.

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The ways in which community colleges and other institutions structure their students’ learning experience through policy, pedagogy and practice can play a significant role in shaping students’ academic mindset, according to a new report released this week from the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE).

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Indian River State College (IRSC) and Miami Dade College (MDC), both in Florida, are the co-winners of this year’s 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, a national recognition from the Aspen Institute highlighting their outstanding commitment to student success and equitable student outcomes amongst a pool of 1,000 community colleges across the country.

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Around 80 percent of students in the United States end up changing their major at least once, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Those stats resonate with Jason Roscoe who didn’t know what career he wanted to pursue either, when he enrolled as an undergraduate at Mansfield University located in Pennsylvania.

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West Virginia legislatures and post-secondary officials have expressed their support for recently passed Senate Bill 1, legislation that supporters say could open new economic opportunities and establish an industry talent pipeline in West Virgina’s community colleges. Lawmakers from both houses passed SB1 toward the end of a recent meeting, creating the West Virginia Invests Grant Program. […]

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Black Issues

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As a historian who happens to have an a­ffinity for jazz, Dr. Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University combines both in a book that explores the America-born musical genre’s presence in Washington, D.C. and its intersections with government, politics, race, religion and higher education.

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There are opportunities for educators and policymakers to improve African-American and Hispanic males’ employment attainment by implementing practices and policies that drive the underrepresented group’s educational persistence and completion, according to new data from the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University.

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One of the things I love most about writing for Diverse is that it provides an opportunity for me to think through our increasingly complicated political space. Exploring the intersection of politics, pop culture and higher education also provides a platform to align pedagogy with public scholarship. I approach this column as I approach my classroom: my job isn’t to tell people how to think; but to provide them with information that encourages them to think critically and analytically.

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Latino Issues

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Showcasing both the ingenuity and struggles of Latinx scholars in the academy, this year’s American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) conference focused on the future.

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The goal of the HSI Pathways program is to increase the number of Latino faculty in the humanities. Funded by a five-year, $5.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program is on track to prepare 90 students from Florida International University, the University of Texas El Paso and California State University, Northridge – all Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs) – for careers in academia.

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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced the launch of a new fellowship program that seeks to increase the number of Hispanic leaders in presidential positions across higher education.

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Asian American Issues

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The Arizona Cardinals made history when the team chose Kyler Murray, who is of Asian lineage, as the number-one pick in the National Football League draft last week, according to ASAMNews. The young quarterback’s mother, Misun (Missy) Murray, is half Korean and his father, Kevin Murray, is African-American. Kyler’s mother said she is used to […]

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by Lydia Lum

Dr. Leslie (Les) E. Wong’s career in postsecondary education has allowed him to meet more people than he could possibly try to count, but a poignant encounter with one particular high school student in Michigan has never strayed from his mind.

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by Lois Elfman

When spider silk biologist/geneticist Dr. Cheryl Hayashi was the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2007, she saw it as an affirmation that it’s okay to work on something that might seem offbeat.

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American Indian Issues

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Following the widely reported maltreatment of two indigenous students on a college campus visit last year, the American Indian College Fund initiated a collaborative project that has produced a study recommending ways to improve access, inclusion and equity for Native students seeking higher education.

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by Lois Elfman

Building a supportive network is crucial for Native American scholars, many of whom are the only scholars in their field at a college or university.

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The education of Native American youth was part of the charter when Dartmouth College opened its stately doors two and a half centuries ago. But it wasn’t until recent years that the school began graduating indigenous students in significant numbers, and its Native American Studies program has emerged as one of the strongest in the United States.

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Why the Nation Needs to Do College Attainment Better

On June 18, 2018, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education partnered with Educational Testing Service (ETS) and American Council on Education for a lively panel moderated by Diverse executive editor Dr. Jamal Eric Watson titled “Why the Nation Needs to Do College Attainment Better.”

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