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.


UC Riverside Frat Pledge Dies, Police Investigate Hazing

by | September 19, 2018
Police are investigating whether hazing could have played a role in the sudden death of a 20-ye [...] Read more

‘Babyface’ to Get Honorary Doctorate from Indiana University

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Award-winning singer, songwriter and music producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will [...] Read more

Study: Vets Get Less Tuition Covered for Medical Degree

by | September 18, 2018
Stephen Graves was in his first year at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine i [...] Read more

Students in Educational Limbo After Sudden Harrison College Closure

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College students in three states and five Indiana communities are scrambling to get their educa [...] Read more

Lawmakers Sponsor Bill Requiring Colleges to Disclose Hazing

by | September 17, 2018
Days after Tim Piazza’s parents announced a new campaign to fight fraternity hazing, legi [...] Read more

APLU, USU Provides Grants to Eight Schools to Promote Community-University Partnerships

by | September 14, 2018
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Uni [...] Read more

Court Rules Against DeVos in Loan Forgiveness Case

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U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ move to delay Obama-era protections for students de [...] Read more

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