LaMont Jones - Higher Education
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LaMont Jones
LaMont Jones, Jr. is a senior staff writer at Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. He is an award-winning veteran journalist across multiple genres and has reported on African-diaspora issues from Cuba and France. He has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Government from Western Kentucky University, a master's in Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a doctor of education in Pastoral Community Counseling from Argosy University. He is an independent book publisher and has authored two books. You can follow him on Twitter @DrLaMontJones.


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Israeli Education Council Directs $40M for Ethiopian Students

by | June 18, 2019 Encouraging leadership and academic excellence among students of Ethiopian descent is the aim o Read more

Panel: Speaker Disinvitations Seldom Best for Students

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At a time when speaker disinvitations are making headlines, colleges and universities would se [...] Read more

Pioneering PBI-HSI President Discusses Priorities

by | June 17, 2019
Setting priorities and a strategic plan, developing campuswide buy-in and telling Bloomfield Co [...] Read more

AAUP Censures Two Schools, Sanctions Another

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Nunez Community College in Louisiana and St. Edward’s University in Texas have been added to [...] Read more

Thomas, Beleaguered WIU President, Resigns

by | June 14, 2019
Dr. Jack Thomas, the beleaguered president of Western Illinois University, has resigned, speaki [...] Read more

University of Denver Appoints New Chancellor

by | June 13, 2019
Dr. Jeremy Haefner, the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Denver, has [...] Read more

Meeting of HBCU Groups Explores Opportunities

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Opportunity zones and STEM opportunities were among key topics discussed Thursday at a meeting [...] Read more

Georgetown CEW Report: Manufacturing Labor Force Upskilling and Downsizing

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With more than half of all manufacturing jobs now going to workers with postsecondary education [...] Read more

Law School Lecturer Resigns in Wake of Netflix Central Park Five Viewing

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Manhattan assistant district attorney Elizabeth Lederer resigned Wednesday from her part-time l [...] Read more

Some Decry Alumni Council Call for WIU President’s Departure

by | June 12, 2019
On the heels of a resolution passed by the alumni council calling on Western Illinois Universit [...] Read more

Modest Salary Hikes, Little Growth for Higher Ed Staff

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The median salary increase for staff slightly declined over the past year, dropping from 1.93 p [...] Read more

Johns Hopkins CDO Departing for Diversity Post at Law Firm

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Fenimore Fisher, who in 2017 became the first vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chie [...] Read more

Report: Student Loan Debt Thwarts Do-Over for Many Bankruptcy Filers

by | June 11, 2019
Millions of Americans have filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy to eliminate crippling debt and get a fre [...] Read more

Harris-Stowe’s Warmack Named New President of Claflin

by | June 10, 2019
As Dr. Henry N. Tisdale prepares to retire June 30 after 25 years as president of a transformed [...] Read more

Jury: Oberlin College Must Pay Bakery $11M in Defamation Suit

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A jury has awarded an Ohio bakery more than $11 million in compensatory damages in a nationally [...] Read more
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