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.


Panelists at CBCF Slam White House Education Policies

by | September 13, 2018
WASHINGTON – Trump administration education policies are hostile to civil rights and are inte [...] Read more

QEM Network’s NSF Symposium Coaches HBCUs on Seeking STEM Research Grants

by | September 12, 2018
WASHINGTON – When it comes to National Science Foundation grants, historically Black colleges [...] Read more

Study: One in Three College Freshmen Reports Mental Health Disorder

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More than one-third of first-year university students in eight industrialized countries around [...] Read more

Theological Schools Face Challenges of Diversity, Relevancy

by | September 9, 2018
Beyond issues that have captured media attention – declining enrollment, financial uncertaint [...] Read more

House Passes Bipartisan Student Financial Aid Counseling Bill

by | September 7, 2018
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed bipartisan legislation, Empowering [...] Read more

Two New Studies Examine Student Loan Default

by | September 6, 2018
WASHINGTON - Federal student loan defaults were the focus of discussion Thursday, when the Urba [...] Read more

TMCF and Strada Pilot New Scholars Program

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Fayetteville State, Texas Southern and Virginia State universities have been chosen to particip [...] Read more

Study: Many ‘Free College’ and Promise Programs Unequitable

by | September 5, 2018
Free college can be just that for students most in financial need, if a program is designed aro [...] Read more

Howard University Placed on Federal Education List

by | August 31, 2018
Howard University is one of the most prestigious historically Black institutions of higher educ [...] Read more

DOJ Sides with Asian-Americans in Bias Suit Against Harvard

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The U.S. Department of Justice has indicated its strongest support to date for the plaintiffs i [...] Read more

Florida Professor Leads Effort to Aid Black Comp-Sci PhD Students

by | August 30, 2018
Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is part of a large-scale project, the Institute for African-American Mentor [...] Read more

Civil Rights Leader Makes History on Harvard Kennedy School Faculty

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Harvard Kennedy School has appointed to its senior faculty, Cornell William Brooks, the former [...] Read more

Shalala Wins Democratic Nomination for Florida House Seat

by | August 29, 2018
Dr. Donna E. Shalala, a former university administrator and President Clinton’s cabinet s [...] Read more

Study Outlines Challenges for Low-Income Working Students

by | August 28, 2018
Low-income undergraduates who work are less likely than their higher-income counterparts to obt [...] Read more

AFT Hits White House as Student Loan Watchdog Chief Resigns

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The president of the American Federation of Teachers union is sharply criticizing the Trump adm [...] Read more