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.


Lauded Special Olympics Program To Continue with Federal Funding

by | March 29, 2019
Unified Champion Schools, a Special Olympics educational program that has been saved from the f [...] Read more

Study Finds Wide Institutional Differences in Instructional Spending

by | March 28, 2019
Among America’s nearly 5,500 colleges and universities, public schools spend the most on stud [...] Read more

Small, Private HBCUs Find Lifeline with TRACS Amid Accreditation Struggles

by | March 27, 2019
As schools struggle in various ways with how to stay viable in an increasingly complicated and [...] Read more

Convening Explores Strategies to Improve Grad Student Diversity

by | March 26, 2019
Improving diversity, equity and inclusion in graduate education should involve intentional effo [...] Read more

Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion Launches Campus Free Expression Project

by | March 25, 2019
Despite disagreement about whether there’s a free-speech crisis on American college campuses [...] Read more

Legal Scholars of Color Convene at AU

by | March 23, 2019
The intersection of race, law and democracy drew more than 550 law professors and scholars from [...] Read more

Executive Order’s Free-Speech Provisions Draw Criticism

by | March 21, 2019
President Donald J. Trump’s signing of a controversial executive order Thursday was met with [...] Read more

Groups Unite on HEA Priorities for Military-Connected Students

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Strengthening the GI Bill, institutional accountability and protecting military-connected fami [...] Read more

Praise Greets Folt Selection as First Woman USC President

by | March 20, 2019
Less than three months after an unceremonious departure from her job as chancellor of the Unive [...] Read more

Education Leaders Laud Some White House HEA Principles

by | March 19, 2019
Education leaders reacted positively to some of the principles outlined by the White House as C [...] Read more

Native, Black, Latino Students Most Likely to Pay for College Themselves

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Nearly three in 10 college students in America are responsible for paying for all of their cost [...] Read more

Rutgers-Newark Honors Program Takes New Approach to Developing Citizen Leaders

by | March 15, 2019
Christopher Latonnel is among 220 students ages 17 to 50 in Rutgers-Newark Honors Living-Learn [...] Read more

Foster Care Students Face Challenges Entering, Graduating College

by | March 14, 2019
Dr. Nathaniel Brown’s scholarly interest in how foster care students access higher education [...] Read more

Expanding Minority Doctorate Pipeline Began with Facebook Group

by | March 13, 2019
LaShonda E. Gurley said she “didn’t know whether to laugh, to cry or break out in a praise [...] Read more

Dr. Michael T. Nettles: A Researcher With an Agenda

by | March 12, 2019
Though dreams of becoming a professional baseball player never became a reality and career inte [...] Read more