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Dr. Nicole Pride Named President of West Virginia State University

by | July 2, 2020 West Virginia State University (WVSU) has appointed Dr. Nicole Pride its 12th president. Pride Read more

Montgomery College Pulls Ads From Facebook, Supports ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ Campaign

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Montgomery College has pulled its advertising from Facebook for the month of July to signal sup [...] Read more

Following Petition, Georgia State Creates Center Dedicated to African Diaspora

by | June 26, 2020
Georgia State University — home to the largest student body of any higher ed institution in t [...] Read more

Morehouse College Cancels Fall Sports Amid COVID-19 Concerns

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The historically Black Morehouse College has cancelled its fall football and cross country seas [...] Read more

American Athletic Conference May Limit Marching Bands, Spirit Squads for Fall Football

by | June 25, 2020
The American Athletic Conference (AAC) will implement “strict” football game day gu [...] Read more

George Washington Law Faculty Call for AG William Barr’s Resignation

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As criticism escalates over Attorney General William Barr’s conduct in office following t [...] Read more

Brigham Young U Under Fire for Comparing Latter-day Saints’ History to that of African Americans

by | June 24, 2020
Brigham Young University-Idaho is under fire after its Performing and Visual Arts Facebook acco [...] Read more

In the Face of Hate, Public Universities Struggle to Balance Inclusivity, Free Speech

by | June 23, 2020
With students and faculty posting heated — and in some cases, racist — reactions to current [...] Read more

Professor Put on Leave for Telling Student to ‘Anglicize’ Her Name

by | June 22, 2020
California’s Laney College has put a professor on leave after he asked a Vietnamese-American [...] Read more

Ivy League Will Give Student-Athletes Election Day Off

by | June 19, 2020
The Ivy League announced it will give student-athletes a day off on Nov. 3, Election Day, as pa [...] Read more

Harvard Makes First-Ever Deal With Graduate Students Union

by | June 16, 2020
After nearly two years of negotiation, Harvard University reached a tentative agreement on its [...] Read more

Dozens of College Athletes Test Positive for COVID-19 Since Their Voluntary Return

by | June 15, 2020
Dozens of student-athletes at more than 12 colleges have tested positive for COVID-19 since som [...] Read more

In Light of COVID-19, Five Foundations to Increase Support for Higher Education, Other Nonprofits

by | June 12, 2020
Recognizing the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, five foundations have joi [...] Read more

This Coach Wants the NCAA to Make Election Day a Mandatory Day Off for Athletes

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) should make Election Day a mandatory day of [...] Read more

Dr. Lorelle Espinosa Joins Sloan Foundation as Director of Programs for Diversity in STEM

by | June 11, 2020
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has appointed Dr. Lorelle Espinosa its new program director, a r [...] Read more
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