News from this Week - Higher Education

Trahant Moving Forward With Standing Rock Lecture Series

by | October 30, 2017
Native American journalist and professor Mark N. Trahant will organize a previously denied jour [...] Read more

Challenges Remain for Latino College Presidents

by | October 29, 2017
Ten years ago, the number of Hispanic College presidents in the United States was about 5 perce [...] Read more

Prominent Educator Recognized by Alma Mater

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Dr. Jerlando F.L. Jackson—an expert on workforce diversity and workplace discrimination in hi [...] Read more

Experts: Colleges Have Role in Battling Opioid Epidemic

by | October 24, 2017
Experts say combatting this public health crisis will take concerted initiatives at the federal [...] Read more

Graduate Students’ Path to Unionization Remains Rocky

by | October 23, 2017
While some expected a sudden and systemic shift toward unionization at the nation’s other pro [...] Read more

ACE Encourages Congress to Take Action on DACA Policy

by | October 22, 2017
The American Council on Education has urged members of Congress to pass a “long-time legislat [...] Read more

Prominent Ivy League Veteran Named President of Prairie View A&M

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Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, who made history when she became the first Black woman to become the presi [...] Read more

Genius Awardees Given Freedom to Explore Interests

by Joseph Hong | October 15, 2017
The MacArthur geniuses, as they are colloquially called, are known for their intellectual prowe [...] Read more

Teaching Journalism the Old Fashioned Way

by | October 8, 2017
As the dean of student affairs of the Journalism School at Columbia University, Ernest Sotomayo [...] Read more

Experts Have Low Expectations for Chapel Hill Investigation

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The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the NCAA on Friday delayed the publication of [...] Read more

Air Force Academy Head Shows What Real Leadership on Race Looks Like

by | October 1, 2017
The nation, especially our commander-in-chief, just got a lesson on how to talk about race and [...] Read more

Black Minds Matter: Civil Resistance in the Classroom

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As national tensions surrounding racial bigotry rise, Dr. J. Luke Wood, a professor of educatio [...] Read more

Student Loan Default Rate Rises Slightly

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | September 27, 2017
The portion of students defaulting on their federal student loans inched up 11.3 to 11.5 percen [...] Read more

Expert: Lower-income Dual Enrollment Students Need Additional Support

by | September 26, 2017
A new report from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) sheds some light on postsecondar [...] Read more

ETS Survey Aimed at Diversifying Teaching Field

by Gia Savage | September 25, 2017
ETS also has partnered with three Tribal Colleges to go even deeper than the survey, conducting [...] Read more