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Oklahoma State University has renamed two buildings on its Stillwater campus after civil rights pioneer Nancy Randolph Davis, the school’s first Black student, ABC 8 News reported. The OSU Board of Regents gave the approval Friday to rename its Human Sciences and Human Sciences West buildings to Nancy Randolph Davis and Nancy Randolph Davis West. […]

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Due to early travel restrictions imposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the nature of COVID-19 itself, the ongoing pandemic has changed how study abroad and student exchange programs in higher ed operate across the U.S. and internationally.

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A new study funded by the American Educational Research Association found a correlation between public community college promise programs and an increase in enrollment among female and underrepresented students.

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The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will host a virtual concert and fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 25 putting the focus directly on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

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The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) Institute recently hosted a virtual “Higher Education Leadership Symposium” based on a new white paper — developed by TIAA in collaboration with EY-Parthenon — that spoke to the future of operating models and student success at higher ed institutions, given the financial constraints of COVID-19.

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by Lois Elfman

Duquesne President Ken Gormley moderated a webinar about the impact of the NFL’s Rooney Rule and its contemporary relevance.

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Critical race theorist Dr. Wendy Moore, an associate professor of sociology at Texas A&M University, received a formal reprimand and a two-day suspension without pay for participating in the Scholar Strike, a national movement for academics to pause on Sept. 8 and 9 to reflect on racism. She’s one of a growing list of faculty members who have come under pressure for their activism this fall.

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Trump, Notre Dame President Should Follow Delaware State’s Tony Allen

Trump, Notre Dame President Should Follow Delaware State’s Tony Allen

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Tony Allen, president of Delaware State, an HBCU, knows what it takes to beat COVID. A mandatory testing policy. Twice a week for all 2,000 student, residents and employees. Results back in less than two days. Nearly 90 percent of all classes taught virtually. There’s mandatory masking, And total student buy in.

Trump’s Handling of Census Proves He’s the Anti-Diversity President; Plus, Univ. of California’s White Affirmative Action

Trump’s Handling of Census Proves He’s the Anti-Diversity President; Plus, Univ. of California’s White Affirmative Action

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The presidential debate is coming up on Tuesday, but there’s no question about this: Donald Trump heads the most hostile administration when it comes to diversity.

Why I Won’t Give Up on My Fraternity

Why I Won’t Give Up on My Fraternity

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When I joined my fraternity, I knew I made a commitment for a lifetime and not only during the years that I was in college. I was invested in joining the organization for the connections and opportunities it gave me as an undergraduate along with the opportunity to give back to my chapter through mentorship and to give back to the broader Latinx community through the work the fraternity does regionally and nationally. However, during the August-October months, when the fraternity leadership is encouraging undergraduates and alumni to remain active and pay membership dues, I am surprised with how many social media posts I see in brotherhood forums of members questioning the leadership, critiquing the fraternity at large, and resisting becoming part of the solution.

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A new study funded by the American Educational Research Association found a correlation between public community college promise programs and an increase in enrollment among female and underrepresented students.

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With the establishment of the “Moon Shot for Equity” initiative, EAB, a higher education consulting firm, will partner with four-year universities and community colleges to close equity gaps by 2030.

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The Oregon Department of Corrections will end most of its adult education contracts with Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) and other Oregon community colleges in 2021, according to The East Oregonian. While the 2-year schools have tried to appeal to the department to change course, the department made the final decision last wee. This decision […]

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Dr. Theresa B. Felder has been selected as the next president of Harford Community College. She will serve as the first Black president in the college’s history, reported The Baltimore Sun. As the institution’s 10th president, she will begin on Jan. 1. The former president, Dianna Phillips, resigned from the college in February. Since then, […]

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There’s a $78 billion revenue gap between community colleges and four-year institutions, according to a recent report by the Center for American Progress, a left-wing think tank. The study found that community colleges receive $8,800 less in revenue per student enrolled compared to four-year colleges.

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Black Issues

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Oklahoma State University has renamed two buildings on its Stillwater campus after civil rights pioneer Nancy Randolph Davis, the school’s first Black student, ABC 8 News reported. The OSU Board of Regents gave the approval Friday to rename its Human Sciences and Human Sciences West buildings to Nancy Randolph Davis and Nancy Randolph Davis West. […]

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The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will host a virtual concert and fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 25 putting the focus directly on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

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Xavier University received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch an African American and diasporic cultures studies program.

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Asian American Issues

John A. Logan College Cancels Diversity Events, Citing Fear of Trump’s Recent Executive Order
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John A. Logan College canceled all planned diversity activities last week, citing concerns that the school could lose federal funding if it violates President Donald Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order, which prohibits workforce diversity trainings that are “offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating,” FOX 28 reported. According to college officials, they “will […]

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UC San Diego will run a new program in Asian American and Pacific Islander studies starting in the fall, according to university officials. It will offer UC San Diego’s first minor in Asian American and Pacific Islander studies. The program is in the Institute of Arts and Humanities, where 14 other programs – including African […]

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A new study found evidence that counters legal complaints that Asian American students faced consequences if they were not admitted and or did not attend their first-choice school, according to the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The two complaints, filed by the Coalition of Asian American Associations and the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), […]

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Latino Issues

by Lois Elfman

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and Excelencia in Education have partnered to exclusively release names of the institutions that have earned the 2020 Seal of Excelencia, a national certification that confirms an institution goes beyond enrollment to intentionally serve Latino students. California State University, Sacramento, one of the five institutions to earn the 2020 Seal of Excelencia, has changed the trajectories of many Latinx families by creating programs to serve students who often have no support.

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John A. Logan College canceled all planned diversity activities last week, citing concerns that the school could lose federal funding if it violates President Donald Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order, which prohibits workforce diversity trainings that are “offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating,” FOX 28 reported. According to college officials, they “will […]

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by Lois Elfman

Administrators at the University of Illinois at Chicago see the Seal of Excelencia as not only recognition of the university’s decades-long commitment to Latinx student success, but as motivation to do even better moving forward.

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American Indian Issues

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Oct. 12 marks the federal holiday of Columbus Day. However, given explorer Christopher Columbus’ ties to colonization, racism and enslavement, many cities and states have instead chosen to observe Indigenous Peoples Day. To honor the history of Native Americans, four-year universities and community colleges across the country held virtual Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations.

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The U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that 40 new grant awards totaling $24 million will be used to help expand education options for American Indian and Alaska Native students over the next 3-5 years. The Accessing Choices in Education (ACE) grants are designed to help Native American communities learn new skills through different […]

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The Navajo Nation now has the highest per capita coronavirus infection rate in the country, surpassing New York and New Jersey, with 4,842 cases and 158 coronavirus deaths as of May 27, according to the Navajo Department of Health. The tribe is in an official state of emergency. What does that mean for Diné College, a tribal college serving Navajo students?

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