News from this Week - Higher Education

NISOD Emphasizes Educational Lessons Grounded in Ferguson

by Jamal E. Mazyck | May 27, 2015
The estimated 1,300 NISOD community college faculty, staff and administrator attendees took in [...] Read more

Zhang’s Career Adds Up to Amazing

by Catherine Morris | May 25, 2015
Dr. Yitang Zhang ascended into superstardom when his article was published in the Annals of Mat [...] Read more

Black College Coaches Unite to Boost Diversity in Hiring

by Jamal Eric Watson |
Dismayed by the dismal number of minority coaches at the collegiate level, a group of prominent [...] Read more

Coppin State University Names First Female President

by Autumn A. Arnett | May 20, 2015
Dr. Evelyn Maria Thompson, who has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at [...] Read more

Southern University System Names Presidential Contenders

by Autumn A. Arnett | May 17, 2015
Southern University’s presidential search committee announced Friday that the pool of candida [...] Read more

College Fairs Aim to Boost College Success Among AAPIs

by Lydia Lum |
Journey to Success, a series of daylong college fairs across California, aims to improve rates [...] Read more

Report: State Higher Ed Cuts to Widen Degree Gap

by Autumn A. Arnett | May 13, 2015
A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released Wednesday warns that pers [...] Read more

Southern University President to Take Reins at UDC

by Autumn A. Arnett | May 11, 2015
Ronald Mason Jr., president of the Southern University system, is expected to be named the next [...] Read more

Michelle Obama Tells Tuskegee Grads How Racism Hits Home

by Jamal Eric Watson | May 10, 2015
On Saturday, Michelle Obama became the second first lady to visit Tuskegee University and, like [...] Read more

Pedro Noguera Leaving NYU, Headed to UCLA

by Jamal Eric Watson |
One of the nation’s most prominent professors of urban education is heading to UCLA after spe [...] Read more

Accelerated Learning Program Pushes the Envelope

by Catherine Morris | May 5, 2015
The Community College of Baltimore’s Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) has quickened the pat [...] Read more

New Law Strategies Needed to Expand Services to the Poor

by Lydia Lum |
In order to expand and improve delivery of legal services to low- and moderate-income populatio [...] Read more

Study Fills Void on Wage Data for Community College Grads

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | May 4, 2015
Many career technical education programs show “substantial, positive earnings effects,” but [...] Read more

Sub-baccalaureates Seen as Key to Boost Completion

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | May 3, 2015
College counselors should do more to steer community college students with poor grades toward s [...] Read more

Professor Jeung Aims to Guide Burmese-Americans to Successful Path

by Lydia Lum | April 29, 2015
Nationally, Burmese-Americans have an abysmal 39 percent high school dropout rate—almost twic [...] Read more