News - Higher Education




Two New Studies Probe College Students’ Mental Health

by Lois Elfman | August 13, 2019

A report issued this week by Barnes & Noble College noted that mental health and stress issues

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Morgan State Leads HBCUs in Fulbright Scholars, Adds Three

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With three more graduates awarded Fulbright Scholarships, Morgan State University is noting tha

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Experts Share Tips For the College Transition

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Transitioning to college can be scary. Students often leave behind their familiar surroundings

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College Removes Transgender Student from Campus Housing After Surgery

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A 21-year-old transgender man says Welch College, a private religious school in Tennessee, kick

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A Tribute to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison

by Marilyn Mobley |

For those of us who have savored Toni Morrison’s writing, teaching and speaking about languag

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University of Pennsylvania Launches Cybersecurity Boot Camp For Adults

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The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new cybersecurity boot camp on campus focused on

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New Partnership Funds Textbooks for 1,000 HBCU Students

by | August 12, 2019

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has partnered with Cengage, an education and technology co

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Pitt Urban Education Forum Explores Disrupting School-to-Prison Pipeline

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Using education and activism to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline is an ongoing battle that

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NCAA Amends Rules, Agents No Longer Need College Degree

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association will no longer require a bachelor’s degree for t

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King: New Face at the US Education Department

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The U.S. Senate recently con­firmed Robert “Bob” King as assistant secretary for postsecon

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Study Finds Debt Differences Between Various Degree-Holders

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A recent study found that those who have completed a four-year degree or, in some cases, no deg

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Comparisons May Unintentionally Perpetuate and Validate White Supremacy

by Robert T. Palmer and Larry J. Walker |

Most research on Black collegians has sought to understand the experiences of Black students at

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Academic Bigotry is Back, Thanks to Amy Wax

by | August 9, 2019

Dr.  Amy Laura Wax, who holds the Robert Mundheim chair at the University of Pennsylvania, rec

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Howard Professor and Surgeon Promotes Minority Organ Donation

by Lois Elfman |

Since the early 1980s, when transplant surgeon Dr. Clive Callender began addressing the issues

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Holifield Works to Advance Interests of HBCUs Within Trump Administration

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When Johnathan M. Holifield talks about future opportunities for HBCUs, he inevitably finds a w

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