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Higher ed officials discussed how employers can improve and diversify their student recruiting efforts during a virtual panel hosted on Tuesday by career network Handshake.

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by Katti Gray

According to the Human Rights Campaign, 15 anti-LGBTQ laws regarding access to healthcare, bathrooms and certain types of education have been approved in eight states since January. Additionally, 11 more similar laws are awaiting a governor’s signature. It triggers a kind of trauma, observers say, that LGBTQ students do bring with them to campuses that may or may not have special programs to shepherd and shield LGBTQ students from the laws of their states. 

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Amanda Melilli wants libraries to reflect the lives of their readers. An academic librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Melilli is the head of UNLV’s Teacher Development and Resources Library (TDRL), which supports the university’s College of Education as well as educators in the Las Vegas community. In the past decade, the […]

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by Lois Elfman

Now in its 8th year, Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (PPWSA) is a national recognition that celebrates student affairs workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive and committed to staff work-life balance, professional development and inclusive excellence. PPWSA offers institutional leaders information that can be used to improve practices across their student affairs community, while also serving as a useful tool for employers, career services staff and job-seekers across the country.

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Higher ed enrollment suffered massive decline for the spring 2021 academic term, falling by 3.5% – 603,000 students, according to a new report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC).

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Through a partnership with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in 2019, College Promise has worked to adjust the “one-size fits all” model to target more specific student populations.

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Not Yet? Harvard Case Not Enough To End Affirmative Action.

Not Yet? Harvard Case Not Enough To End Affirmative Action.

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Why is the Supreme Court balking on the Harvard affirmative action case? It’s a bad case if you want to get rid of affirmative action. At least ethically and logically.  Racists can get rid of it for any reason they want.  But we’re talking about the black robes of SCOTUS here.

NABJ Black Male Media Project Needed to Battle Negative Narratives

NABJ Black Male Media Project Needed to Battle Negative Narratives

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On Saturday, June 5, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will engage in its annual Black Male Media Project through their chapters across the country. The initiative was launched in 2017 to “help change the narrative around the lives and images of black men in the news and in society”. The project is especially needed at this moment in time when the Biden Administration is on the brink of moving major pieces of legislation through Congress that can help to address the needs of Black males and communities of color at large.

Celebrating the Filipino American Students Who Fought the SAT/ACT to Make Higher Ed More Diverse

Celebrating the Filipino American Students Who Fought the SAT/ACT to Make Higher Ed More Diverse

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Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Island Heritage Month is over. But we must not forget to celebrate the emergence of some important history makers in May.

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Higher ed officials discussed how employers can improve and diversify their student recruiting efforts during a virtual panel hosted on Tuesday by career network Handshake.

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Cuyahoga Community College has opened a food pantry for students needing basic items, Cleveland.com reported. The pantry is located in the south concourse adjacent to the Metro Campus Center. It will give eligible students up to 15 pounds of food, toiletries and necessities each week. The pantry is funded by $1,020,000 from Char and Chuck Fowler of […]

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The San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees has voted to name San Diego City College’s Arts and Humanities building after retiring Chancellor Dr. Constance M. Carroll, honoring her work over 17 years. The building will be located on City College’s downtown San Diego campus. The board also voted to grant Carroll the title […]

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Higher ed enrollment suffered massive decline for the spring 2021 academic term, falling by 3.5% – 603,000 students, according to a new report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC).

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by Deborah Manning and Terry Calaway

While education is the great equalizer, enrollment and attainment gaps linked to race and ethnicity have long plagued the nation’s educational system, particularly among African American, Hispanic and Native American students. Researchers and practitioners emphasize the need for culturally relevant supports and interventions to address issues of equitable enrollment, retention and completion practices on college campuses. One such intervention, Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT), has proven to be a powerful strategy to improve student success and completion.

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Black Issues

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Three initiatives that aim to provide scholarships, humanitarian aid and educational opportunity were announced Monday during a news conference from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and the NAACP, Deseret News reported. The first initiative – funded by the church – will give $1 million a year for three […]

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As the White House continues to fill key leadership positions, the executive director position for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) remains noticeably vacant.

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Darnella Frazier, the Minnesota teenager who recorded the 10-minute video of George Floyd’s May 25, 2020 murder, has won a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee, The New York Daily News reported. Frazier was cited “for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality, around the world, […]

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Asian American Issues

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In an unusual request, the United States Supreme Court has asked for the Biden administration’s opinion on whether it should take up the case of Harvard University’s use of race in undergraduate admissions.

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Why is the Supreme Court balking on the Harvard affirmative action case? It’s a bad case if you want to get rid of affirmative action. At least ethically and logically.  Racists can get rid of it for any reason they want.  But we’re talking about the black robes of SCOTUS here.

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As the child of Chinese immigrants, Cindy Ng wanted to fit in. She wanted to, as Andrew Yang puts it, “out-American the Americans.” That would change though as Ng entered college at the University of California, Berkeley in the early ’70s. It was there she became “sidetracked by activism.” 

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Latino Issues

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received an unrestricted gift of $40 million from philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett, who say they chose the Hispanic serving institution for its commitment to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Calling the gift “transformational,” UTSA is developing a “comprehensive plan” that will allocate the money toward […]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened equity and access issues for Black and Latino youth and those from low-income backgrounds, according to a new report from The Education Trust, ZERO TO THREE and the National Center for Learning Disabilities. The report also calls for state policymakers to leverage American Rescue Plan funding to close equity gaps […]

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Dr. Jason Irizarry has been named dean of the Neag School of Education at University of Connecticut for a five-year term, making Irizarry the Neag School’s first Latino dean. Irizarry has been interim dean of the Neag School since March 1. Before, he was associate dean for academic affairs. He is also a professor in […]

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American Indian Issues

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Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has endowed a new scholarship to support African American, Black, Native American, and Alaskan Native students. The scholarship will be for 10 students a year. FNU will designate $2.5 million to give $100,000 in scholarships a year. “While our other endowed scholarships are needed by and available to students of all […]

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced more than $36 billion in emergency grants under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act for postsecondary education. These grants will help over 5,000 higher ed institutions provide emergency financial aid to students. ARP will give more than $10 billion to community colleges, more than $2.6 billion to Historically Black […]

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Monmouth College faculty have voted “no confidence” in Monmouth President Dr. Clarence Wyatt and calling for Wyatt’s resignation or removal, WQAD reported. Monmouth has faced a year of financial strain due to declining enrollment and the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary concerns are that “President Wyatt and his administration have been poor stewards of the College’s […]

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