Late last week, Def Jam entrepreneur Russell Simmons announced he was supporting Hillary Clinton after reaching out to Bernie Sanders.
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.
In various quarters of the nation, people will engage in various celebrations and acknowledgments of the history of people of African descent.
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.
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 […]
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.
The uncertainty surrounding the south Chicago institution’s future can be demoralizing, CSU students said.
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 […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ― The University of Alabama at Birmingham has reached a settlement to ensure equal access for people with disabilities to the university’s facilities. U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said in a news release Wednesday that the agreement was reached after a UAB student filed a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act, saying […]
CINCINNATI ― A judge is to hear final details of an agreement to settle a blind student’s lawsuit accusing Miami University in Ohio of using technology that presented a barrier to her education. Court documents show attorneys for Aleeha Dudley and Miami agreed two weeks ago on the main parts of a settlement. But U.S. […]
CLEVELAND ― Kent State University in northeast Ohio has agreed to pay two former students $100,000 to settle a fair housing lawsuit that was filed by the U.S. Justice Department after the school refused to allow the students to keep an emotional support dog in a university apartment. The settlement announced on Monday also calls […]
OMAHA, Neb. ― Two Nebraska colleges have quietly set up private endowments to provide scholarships for undocumented immigrants who don’t qualify for financial aid. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has promised people brought illegally into the U.S. as children by undocumented parents that they won’t face deportation and […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ― He was a vegetable farmer in Syria before the civil war forced the family of seven to flee. She is a University of Louisville professor who lives on an unused 16-acre farm. So when sociologist Patricia Gagne read in The Courier-Journal about Ahmed Al Tybawi, his wife and five children ― she […]
SAN FRANCISCO ― A University of California committee agreed Wednesday to single out anti-Semitism as a form of intolerance that campus leaders should challenge but rejected a more far-reaching denouncement of arguments against Israel’s right to exist. A year in the making, the formal position opposing anti-Semitic behavior comes amid a wave of impassioned campus […]
University of the District of Columbia President Ron Mason speaks out after the violent arrest of a young Black man on the college campus.
President Barack Obama spent his 54th birthday talking to a robotic teddy bear that teaches children how to manage their diabetes and watching a radio waves demonstration used to detect senior falls.
14 members of three fraternities at The Ohio State University (OSU) traveled to China last month, where they choreographed a step show for Chinese students as part of a cross-cultural awareness program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― A former University of Virginia swim team member and five upperclassmen who he said subjected him to hazing have reached a confidential settlement that withdraws some of the more egregious allegations, according to a statement issued Tuesday by attorneys. The agreement resolves a federal lawsuit that was filed in U.S. District Court […]
BERKELEY, Calif. ― University of California, Berkeley faculty members are condemning the university’s handling of yet another sexual harassment case. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that in a letter to Vice Provost Janet Broughton, tenured professors in Berkeley’s South and Southeast Asian Studies department say they are frustrated that numerous complaints against an assistant […]
BERKELEY, Calif. ― Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, are reviewing whether the men’s head basketball coach correctly handled sexual harassment allegations against one of his assistants. The review aims “to dispel any doubts” about Coach Cuonzo Martin’s role in the case that led to the firing of assistant coach Yann Hufnagel, athletic director […]
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a longstanding commitment to social justice issues—such as educational equity and opportunity.
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.
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 […]
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.
It is very possible to complete a program in higher education without engaging in a conversation around race, which is troubling.
North American Asian feminists increase their influence through courses that explore their unique history and experiences.
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.
Monday, February 8, is the start of the Lunar New Year and, for Asian Americans of Chinese descent, a very big deal.
Student unrest and campus activism historically has been responsible in many ways for bringing about justifiable and positive changes in academe.
Eleven institutions of higher education are joining an Education Trust-led initiative meant to improve graduation rates for underrepresented minority students.
A recent panel at Howard University explored the demographic mismatch between public school teachers and the students they serve.
TOPEKA, Kan. ― Kansas is close to enacting a measure that would allow university religious groups to restrict membership based on beliefs and retain public funding. The bill got first-round approval in the Kansas House 80-39 Tuesday after it was passed by the Senate last year. If the bill wins final approval in the House […]
A coalition of more than 80 advocacy groups are demanding that the NCAA divest from all religious institutions who have requested a Title IX exemption pertaining to religious rights.
PIERRE, S.D. ― A transgender high school student in Sioux Falls says that he’s elated that Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill that would have required transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their sex at birth. Thomas Lewis says he’s had a lot of support at Lincoln High School. But he says […]
EVANSVILLE, Ind. ― Larry Gries joked that a few years ago, he was the University of Southern Indiana dental hygiene students’ guinea pig. Once Gries, 67, retired from being a student housing mail man for USI, he started taking advantage of the dental program’s services. On Monday morning, Gries was one of 36 veterans signed […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio ― Lawmakers in 10 states launched a legislative push Monday intended to make debt-free public college a priority of the 2016 election. In a teleconference, the group of Democrats announced plans to introduce resolutions in the early primary states of New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina, the political battleground state of Ohio […]
As a medical oncologist, focused on helping cancer patients, she is spreading the health care message on the national stage and working at efforts to increase the ranks of medical scientists and practitioners.
McLEAN, Va. ― A student who said he was wrongly expelled from George Mason University for engaging in consensual, sadomasochistic sex has won a federal lawsuit demanding his reinstatement. The student, who is identified only as John Doe in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, was expelled in 2014. His ex-girlfriend said […]
BERKELEY, Calif. ― University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Saturday it will closely monitor UC Berkeley’s efforts to address sexual harassment complaints and assaults on campus following an outcry over what some saw as light-handed discipline of faculty members who sexually harassed students and staff. Napolitano said in a statement that UC Berkeley Chancellor […]
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