News from this Week - Higher Education


Judge Sides with Oakland University in Bias Suit

by Eric Freedman | February 14, 2016
A former nursing faculty member who was barred from the Oakland University campus has lost her [...] Read more

Replacement for Scalia Becoming an Issue of a Generation

by Emil Guillermo |
In a presidential election year, with 34 Senate seats also in play, the death of Antonin Scalia [...] Read more

Skidmore College’s Wiley Embraces Being ‘Professor of Place’

by B. Denise Hawkins | February 10, 2016
Dr. Amber N. Wiley, a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar, says travel experiences ignited her intere [...] Read more

Diversity Groups Turning Up Heat at University of Chicago

by Pearl Stewart |
Dozens of student organizations are demanding that the university suspend Alpha Epsilon Pi frat [...] Read more

Diverse Conversations: Are Colleges Doing Enough to Close the Achievement Gap?

by Matthew Lynch | February 8, 2016
When it comes to truly closing the achievement gap between students from all life backgrounds, [...] Read more

Support for the Scholarship of Faculty of Color and Minority Journals Vital

by Donna Y. Ford | February 4, 2016
We cannot discount and neglect the increasingly diverse nation and scholars and readers of colo [...] Read more

Cheng Helping to Bring Racism into Focus

by Jamal Eric Watson | February 2, 2016
Dr. Wendy Cheng, a 2016 Diverse Emerging Scholar, has found a way to combine her love for photo [...] Read more

Fighting for a Place at the Table of Discourse

by Robbie R. Morganfield | February 1, 2016
What do you do when no one seems to care about what you care about and you are convinced that w [...] Read more

Cam Newton as Today’s Cassius Clay

by Emil Guillermo | January 31, 2016
The hype of Super Bowl 50 is well underway, but it began last week with a bold blast of truth f [...] Read more

Carothers Uses Cellular Design to Advance Society

by B. Denise Hawkins | January 26, 2016
James M. Carothers, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Washing [...] Read more

Can a little Affirmative Action Help #OscarsSoWhite?

by Emil Guillermo | January 25, 2016
In a broad sense, what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has done is apply a litt [...] Read more

Colleges Must Address Debt Challenges

by Phoebe A. Haddon |
As the economic and social costs of student-loan debt continue to rise, it is essential for uni [...] Read more

Black Academicians Share Advice on How to be Successful in the Academy

by Jamal Eric Watson | January 24, 2016
Reaching the Mountaintop of the Academy, a new book edited by three prominent education scholar [...] Read more

NCAA Program Putting Qualifying Members on Right Track Academically

by Reginald Stuart | January 18, 2016
The Accelerating Academic Success Program is an effort to help so-called “limited-resource” [...] Read more

Donald Trump: An ‘Angry Voice’ or ‘Great for African-Americans’?

by Emil Guillermo |
Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Donald Trump has a message for all Americans. [...] Read more