Higher Education News and Jobs

by Jamal Eric Watson

AERA’s annual meeting—which has become the go-to place for scholars pursuing cutting-edge research in a diverse array of areas such as language literacy and digital learning to early and higher education—will honor this group of scholars for their outstanding scholarship and service at the organization’s fourth annual Awards Luncheon. Founded in 1916, AERA is the […]

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by Catherine Morris

Complete College America, dedicated to improving graduation rates nationally, has dubbed remedial education a “bridge to nowhere” because the majority of students who begin remedial education never make it to credit-bearing courses.

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by Catherine Morris

League of Innovation leaders debate issues that will affect the new generation of community college leaders during a recent forum in Chicago.

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by Clenora Hudson-Weems

Student unrest and campus activism historically has been responsible in many ways for bringing about justifiable and positive changes in academe.

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by Catherine Morris

The Innovations conference’s opening general session in Chicago on Sunday focused on the growing trend to offer baccalaureate degrees at select community colleges across the country.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Nine public urban research universities were awarded a total of $450,000 to launch or expand pilot “micro-grant” programs meant to prevent low-income college students from dropping out.

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HBCUs One Answer to Selective Public High Schools’ ‘Diversity Problem’

by Alice Ginsberg, Andrés Castro Samayoa, and Marybeth Gasman

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a longstanding commitment to social justice issues—such as educational equity and opportunity.

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Fight for the Diversity Vote Intensifies as Week’s Primaries Focus on Michigan and Mississippi

Fight for the Diversity Vote Intensifies as Week’s Primaries Focus on Michigan and Mississippi

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Late last week, Def Jam entrepreneur Russell Simmons announced he was supporting Hillary Clinton after reaching out to Bernie Sanders.

Supreme Court Nomination Drama Just Latest Slight Aimed at Obama

Supreme Court Nomination Drama Just Latest Slight Aimed at Obama

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Just when you thought that the level of mean-spirited arrogance directed toward President Obama could not get any more disgraceful, a new example comes along.

Yes, Black History Month is Relevant

Yes, Black History Month is Relevant

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In various quarters of the nation, people will engage in various celebrations and acknowledgments of the history of people of African descent.

by Catherine Morris

Complete College America, dedicated to improving graduation rates nationally, has dubbed remedial education a “bridge to nowhere” because the majority of students who begin remedial education never make it to credit-bearing courses.

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by Catherine Morris

The uncertainty surrounding the south Chicago institution’s future can be demoralizing, CSU students said.

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By Associated Press DETROIT — Detroit will start using state education tax dollars to fund a program that will pay for two years of community college for the city’s high school graduates. Detroit Promise scholarships will be available to students starting in 2018. The program follows promise zone legislation passed years ago by state lawmakers […]

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by Catherine Morris

League of Innovation leaders debate issues that will affect the new generation of community college leaders during a recent forum in Chicago.

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by Catherine Morris

The Innovations conference’s opening general session in Chicago on Sunday focused on the growing trend to offer baccalaureate degrees at select community colleges across the country.

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Black Issues

by Lydia Lum

Many of the Black and Hispanic undergraduates majoring in sciences at the two most selective University of California campuses during the 1990s might have been better off academically and financially if they had attended lower-ranked UC counterparts.

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by Alice Ginsberg, Andrés Castro Samayoa, and Marybeth Gasman

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a longstanding commitment to social justice issues—such as educational equity and opportunity.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

But for all the things the protesters at Virginia Tech had to say about Murray and his writings, when the time came to say something directly to Murray during the Q&A, the protesters offered not a peep.

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Latino Issues

by Clenora Hudson-Weems

Student unrest and campus activism historically has been responsible in many ways for bringing about justifiable and positive changes in academe.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

Eleven institutions of higher education are joining an Education Trust-led initiative meant to improve graduation rates for underrepresented minority students.

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by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

A recent panel at Howard University explored the demographic mismatch between public school teachers and the students they serve.

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Asian American Issues

by Lois Elfman

North American Asian feminists increase their influence through courses that explore their unique history and experiences.

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by Catherine Morris

Goshen College will partner with a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital to study mental health disparities that communities of color face.

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Monday, February 8, is the start of the Lunar New Year and, for Asian Americans of Chinese descent, a very big deal.

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American Indian Issues

Brown Faculty to Consider Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. ― Brown University faculty members are scheduled to vote this week on whether to rename the holiday once known on campus as Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. The Ivy League university in 2009 dropped the Columbus Day designation and changed the name of the holiday to Fall Weekend. But some people think […]

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by Gavin Clarkson and Joseph Scott Gladstone

Outside of tribal colleges, Native American student representation in four-year colleges is appallingly low—0.9 percent. It is even lower, 0.5 percent, at the graduate level.

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by Marietess Masulit

It is very possible to complete a program in higher education without engaging in a conversation around race, which is troubling.

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UDC President: America Needs to Address Relationship With Black Men

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim

University of the District of Columbia President Ron Mason speaks out after the violent arrest of a young Black man on the college campus.

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