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CONGRATS to Tyler Moore, Nick Gumbs and all of the 2019 #DiverseArthurAshe scholars from  UMBC Athletics for a job well ...
05/03/2019

CONGRATS to Tyler Moore, Nick Gumbs and all of the 2019 #DiverseArthurAshe scholars from UMBC Athletics for a job well done in academics as well as athletics. #diverse35

Known as Afro House, the center is a space for Black and non-Black students alike to learn about what it means to be a B...
05/03/2019
UIowa’s Afro House, A Safe Space for Black Students

Known as Afro House, the center is a space for Black and non-Black students alike to learn about what it means to be a Black person in the world.

Since 1968, the Afro-American Cultural Center at the University of Iowa has served as a welcoming and empowering space for the university’s Black students, faculty and staff to find community, engage in activism, receive support and culturally engage with others on and off campus.

Moral Centrality in Educational Equity
05/03/2019
Moral Centrality in Educational Equity

Moral Centrality in Educational Equity

Just last year in May of 2018, we witnessed the resurrection of Resurrection City as the new Poor People’s Campaign continued the fight against poverty, structural racism, voter suppression, militarism, and a host of others. This demonstration also spanned 40 days of community organizing with...

PhD Student’s App Aims to Improve College Match and Completion
05/03/2019
PhD Student’s App Aims to Improve College Match and Completion

PhD Student’s App Aims to Improve College Match and Completion

As a teacher at a private high school in an affluent San Francisco Bay-area community and later as a dean at a high-needs public charter school in California, Vielka Hoy noticed wide differences between the two institutions in college-attainment rates and in where students decided to matriculate.

All 19 NJ Community Colleges to Offer Free Tuition Program
05/03/2019
All 19 NJ Community Colleges to Offer Free Tuition Program

All 19 NJ Community Colleges to Offer Free Tuition Program

Eligible students enrolled in all of New Jersey’s community colleges will now be able to benefit from a tuition-free program. Gov. Phil Murpy The expanded Community College Opportunity Grant program will cover the costs of remaining financial need for students at Brookdale Community College...

González Stokas Named Barnard’s First Diversity VP
05/03/2019
González Stokas Named Barnard’s First Diversity VP

González Stokas Named Barnard’s First Diversity VP

Dr. Ariana González Stokas, the Dean of Inclusive Excellence at Bard College, will become Barnard College’s inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in July. Dr. Ariana González Stokas González Stokas will report to president Dr. Sian Leah Beilock and work with campus...

Fisk University Breaks Ground on New Center for Career Planning
05/03/2019
Fisk University Breaks Ground on New Center for Career Planning

Fisk University Breaks Ground on New Center for Career Planning

Fisk University in Tennessee will break ground this week for the campus’ new Roland G. Parrish Center for Career Planning and Development. Roland G. Parrish The Roland G. Parrish Center’s construction is funded by a $3 million gift – one of the largest gifts in Fisk’s history – from Parris...

Debra McCurdy Begins Presidency at Baltimore City Community College
05/03/2019
Debra McCurdy Begins Presidency at Baltimore City Community College

Debra McCurdy Begins Presidency at Baltimore City Community College

Dr. Debra L. McCurdy began her tenure this week as the 14th president of Baltimore City Community College (BCCC). Dr. Debra McCurdy A higher education veteran for more than 30 years, McCurdy comes to BCCC from the Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody Campus where she served as provost and chief...

“This year is the first year ever in our modern history where the number of African American males graduating and the ...
05/02/2019
Sinclair Community College Meets Students Where they Are

“This year is the first year ever in our modern history where the number of African American males graduating and the number of African American males [earning] certificates and degrees outstrip African American females,”

Sinclair Community College will be breaking graduation records this year as a result of intentional practices, policies and initiatives that promote equitable student outcomes, particularly for minority and low-income students.

Georgetown University's Dr. Maurice Jackson  ‘Jazzed’ About History:
05/02/2019
Georgetown’s Jackson ‘Jazzed’ About History

Georgetown University's Dr. Maurice Jackson ‘Jazzed’ About History:

As a historian who happens to have an a­ffinity for jazz, Dr. Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University combines both in a book that explores the America-born musical genre’s presence in Washington, D.C. and its intersections with government, politics, race, religion and higher education.

Study Analyzes Student Learning Outcome Statements and Assessments
05/02/2019
Study Analyzes Student Learning Outcome Statements and Assessments

Study Analyzes Student Learning Outcome Statements and Assessments

How learning outcomes are articulated and assessed are relevant to students, schools and employers, and a whitepaper released Wednesday by Campus Labs analyzed data at the institutional and program levels at two-year and four-year institutions across the nation.

McDonald Named Diversity VP at UVA
05/02/2019
McDonald Named Diversity VP at UVA

McDonald Named Diversity VP at UVA

Dr. Kevin McDonald, vice chancellor of inclusion, diversity and equity at the University of Missouri and the chief diversity officer for the University of Missouri System, will become the University of Virginia’s vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion Aug. 1. Dr. Kevin McDonald...

Great to meet the 2019 #DiverseArthurAshe Sports Scholars @AmericanU! CONGRATS American University Athletics scholars on...
05/01/2019

Great to meet the 2019 #DiverseArthurAshe Sports Scholars @AmericanU! CONGRATS American University Athletics scholars on your achievements. THANKS Doug Dull for hosting today's @DiverseIssues certificate presentation.

The initiative launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates 5-year anniversary:
05/01/2019
Reach Higher Initiative Celebrates 5 Years, College Signing Day

The initiative launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates 5-year anniversary:

Each year, College Signing Day on May 1st marks the start of thousands of Americans’ higher education journey. It is also the five year anniversary of Reach Higher, the initiative launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama to inspire every student to “take charge of their future” by furtheri...

Gallup: Employers are increasingly demanding competently trained employees, online-based Western Governors University Al...
05/01/2019
Gallup Study: WGU Alum Exceed Average in Positive Metrics

Gallup: Employers are increasingly demanding competently trained employees, online-based Western Governors University Alum Exceed Average in Positive Metrics:

Employers are increasingly demanding employees who are competently trained to meet workplace needs, and a new Gallup study indicates that graduates of online-based Western Governors University are more satisfied than others in a range of school-work-life areas.

#HigherEd Blog:
05/01/2019
Once Convicted, Forever Doomed: On Civil Death and American Politics

#HigherEd Blog:

One of my all-time favorite movies is Shawshank Redemption starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. I was fascinated by the story of two men, accused of different crimes in very different circumstances, embarking on a common path toward redemption. I was always puzzled why Morgan Freeman’s...

CONGRATS! Vikings to sign 2019 #DiverseArthurAshe Male Scholar of the Year Khari Blasingame to undrafted free agent deal...
05/01/2019
Ashe Scholar Committed to Serving Others

CONGRATS! Vikings to sign 2019 #DiverseArthurAshe Male Scholar of the Year Khari Blasingame to undrafted free agent deal:

During Khari Blasingame’s freshman year at Vanderbilt University, he was already speaking to academic support counselor Elizabeth Wright about graduate school. This year’s Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar has not wavered in his commitment to addressing systemic inequities in health care, and....

TMCF Lauds HBCU Benefits in House Labor Bill
05/01/2019
TMCF Lauds HBCU Benefits in House Labor Bill

TMCF Lauds HBCU Benefits in House Labor Bill

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) issued a statement thanking House Appropriations chair Nita Lowey, D-NY, and House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee chair Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, for proposing a historic investment in historically Black colleges and universities in the House version of...

Historic NFL Draft: Asian American Top Pick
05/01/2019
Historic NFL Draft: Asian American Top Pick

Historic NFL Draft: Asian American Top Pick

The Arizona Cardinals made history when the team chose Kyler Murray, who is of Asian lineage, as the number-one pick in the National Football League draft last week, according to ASAMNews. The young quarterback’s mother, Misun (Missy) Murray, is half Korean and his father, Kevin Murray, is...

Rutgers Adjuncts Hold Grade-In for Equal Pay, Job Security
05/01/2019
Rutgers Adjuncts Hold Grade-In for Equal Pay, Job Security

Rutgers Adjuncts Hold Grade-In for Equal Pay, Job Security

Adjunct professors at all three Rutgers University campuses are holding a grade-in Wednesday to demand equal pay for equal work. The part-time lecturers (PTL) will be joined by full-time faculty and graduate students across the Camden, Newark and New Brunswick campuses as they seek $7,250 per...

‘Wilberforce Unite’ Campaign Seeks to Raise $2M in 60 Days
05/01/2019
‘Wilberforce Unite’ Campaign Seeks to Raise $2M in 60 Days

‘Wilberforce Unite’ Campaign Seeks to Raise $2M in 60 Days

Wilberforce University, which was placed on probation last year by a regional accrediting agency for running a deficit of more than $19 million in fiscal year 2017, has launched a campaign to raise $2 million in 60 days. Wilberforce president Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard announced that the...

After a Storied Career, Dr. Les Wong is Readying Himself for...
04/30/2019
After a Storied Career, Dr. Les Wong is Readying Himself for...

After a Storied Career, Dr. Les Wong is Readying Himself for...

Dr. Leslie (Les) E. Wong’s career in postsecondary education has allowed him to meet more people than he could possibly try to count, but a poignant encounter with one particular high school student in Michigan has never strayed from his mind.

“I’m an Asian American scientist. I grew up in a far-flung corner of the United States. That’s all part of my expe...
04/30/2019
Weaving Scientific Breakthroughs

“I’m an Asian American scientist. I grew up in a far-flung corner of the United States. That’s all part of my experience part of what I bring when I interact with students,” Dr. Cheryl Hayashi.

When spider silk biologist/geneticist Dr. Cheryl Hayashi was the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 2007, she saw it as an affirmation that it’s okay to work on something that might seem offbeat.

California’s Online Community College Still Preparing as Fall...
04/30/2019
California’s Online Community College Still Preparing as Fall...

California’s Online Community College Still Preparing as Fall...

Last year, California lawmakers approved the creation of a publicly-funded, online community college to equip adult learners with the job training and skills they need to improve their employment outcomes. Although state leaders are working to open the online college by an October 1 deadline...

Damon Keith, Noted Federal Judge in Michigan, Dead at 96
04/30/2019
Damon Keith, Noted Federal Judge in Michigan, Dead at 96

Damon Keith, Noted Federal Judge in Michigan, Dead at 96

Venerable federal judge Damon Jerome Keith, a grandson of slaves and champion of civil rights and civil liberties, died Sunday at the age of 96, according to a report in the Detroit News. Keith’s career as a jurist spanned 10 presidents and five decades. From his bench in Michigan, the Detroit...

Dr. Jonathan Walton Named Dean at Wake Forest
04/30/2019
Dr. Jonathan Walton Named Dean at Wake Forest

Dr. Jonathan Walton Named Dean at Wake Forest

Dr. Jonathan L. Walton has been named dean of the School of Divinity at Wake Forest University. Dr. Jonathan Walton Walton comes to Wake Forest from Harvard University where he served as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Pusey Minister in the university’s Memorial Church and Professor...

NCAA Inclusion Forum Urge Participants to Transform Passion to Action
04/29/2019
NCAA Inclusion Forum Urge Participants to Transform Passion to Action

NCAA Inclusion Forum Urge Participants to Transform Passion to Action

More than 600 student-athletes, faculty and college administrators gathered over the weekend to discuss ways that they can transform their institutions into places that embrace diversity, equity and inclusion.

There is evidence that Promise students, particularly first-generation, who receive regular, dedicated support and motiv...
04/29/2019
Promise Programs Boost College Access, But More Support Needed for...

There is evidence that Promise students, particularly first-generation, who receive regular, dedicated support and motivation from a caring adult are more likely to remain in school and graduate.

As Congress takes up myriad issues relevant to upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, it’s an ideal time to examine how Promise scholarship programs can inform the discussion, according to those who study and implement such programs.

The Boulé Focuses its Attention on HBCUs
04/29/2019
The Boulé Focuses its Attention on HBCUs

The Boulé Focuses its Attention on HBCUs

The leadership of Sigma Pi Phi fraternity — also known as the Boulé — has made good on its promise to focus its attention on the current state of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities.

Choosing Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
04/29/2019
Choosing Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

Choosing Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

There has been significant discussion recently regarding the uptick in HBCU enrollment. In recent years, enrollment increases across the HBCU landscape have been attributed to a variety of reasons. Some cite the political atmosphere as a reason, noting that HBCUs serve as a reprieve for students...

Dr. Martin Kilson Dead at 88
04/29/2019
Dr. Martin Kilson Dead at 88

Dr. Martin Kilson Dead at 88

Dr. Martin Kilson, the first Black to be named a full professor at Harvard University, died last week. He was 88. A trained political scientist, Kilson began his teaching career at Harvard in 1962 and was later named the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government from 1988 until his retirement in...

NCCU Opens New ‘State-of-the-Art’ Television Studio
04/29/2019
NCCU Opens New ‘State-of-the-Art’ Television Studio

NCCU Opens New ‘State-of-the-Art’ Television Studio

North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) more than 250 mass communications students have a new training ground with the opening of a $1.86-million television studio on campus this week. NCCU leaders at the unveiling of a new on-campus television studio. Unveiled to the campus and community on...

Harris-Stowe President Selected as 2019 Eisenhower Fellow
04/29/2019
Harris-Stowe President Selected as 2019 Eisenhower Fellow

Harris-Stowe President Selected as 2019 Eisenhower Fellow

Harris-Stowe State University announced that its president, Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack, is one of 13 U.S. leaders – and the only from an academic institution – to be selected as a 2019 USA Eisenhower Fellow. Dr. Dwaun Warmack Warmack joins a cohort of fellows who are leaders in education policy...

Black Students to Princeton Seminary: Pay Reparations from $1B...
04/26/2019
Black Students to Princeton Seminary: Pay Reparations from $1B...

Black Students to Princeton Seminary: Pay Reparations from $1B...

It makes sense that African-American students at Princeton Theological Seminary have issued reparatory requests based on research tying much of the school’s current wealth to slavery, and it’s equally fitting that the school live up to its religious precepts in its response, according to some...

UNCF Celebrates 75 Years, Launches Inaugural Day of Giving
04/26/2019
UNCF Celebrates 75 Years, Launches Inaugural Day of Giving

UNCF Celebrates 75 Years, Launches Inaugural Day of Giving

Invest in, give to and support historically Black colleges and universities and their students was the charge United Negro College Fund president and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax gave Thursday morning in remarks commemorating the advocacy organization’s 75th birthday and anniversary in D.C.

Redefining Merit
04/26/2019
Redefining Merit

Redefining Merit

Following the college admissions scandal, countless thought pieces have addressed inequity in college admissions. Understandably, many are angry that wealthy families can literally buy their children into a university, while underrepresented, low-income students are seen as given unfair...

Executive Editor @jamalericwatson is attending the 2019 #NCAAInclusion Forum at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in ...
04/26/2019

Executive Editor @jamalericwatson is attending the 2019 #NCAAInclusion Forum at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta today through Sunday. He can be reached at [email protected]

Teen Accepted to 115 colleges, Offered $3.7M in scholarships
04/26/2019
Teen Accepted to 115 colleges, Offered $3.7M in scholarships

Teen Accepted to 115 colleges, Offered $3.7M in scholarships

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans teenager has been accepted to 115 colleges and universities across the nation. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Antoinette Love was accepted at every school she applied to and was offered a total of more than $3.7 million in scholarships. She says she plans to...

Edward Waters College to Offer First Online Degree Program
04/26/2019
Edward Waters College to Offer First Online Degree Program

Edward Waters College to Offer First Online Degree Program

Edward Waters College (EWC) is on track to launch a new online degree in business administration following recent approval of the program by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. EWC’s first-of-its-kind online program aims to meet the needs of adult learners...

Beyoncé’s newly released Homecoming is a testament to the vivacity of Black culture that is celebrated at #HBCUs:
04/25/2019
Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Brings HBCU Culture to the Forefront

Beyoncé’s newly released Homecoming is a testament to the vivacity of Black culture that is celebrated at #HBCUs:

From paying homage to the historic marching bands and dancers at the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to demonstrating the resiliency, beauty and sacrifice embedded in the Black experience, Beyoncé’s newly released documentary Homecoming is a testament to the...

“This is a long-term movement that has been trending in this direction and evolving as a field of practice,”
04/25/2019
Research Survey: Universities Highly Intentional About Community...

“This is a long-term movement that has been trending in this direction and evolving as a field of practice,”

A survey of 100 urban universities across America revealed that the overwhelming majority offer community-engaged coursework and have centralized offices dedicated to partnerships with their communities.

#HigherEd Commentary: "If organizing events may seem like extra work, work that may not “count” much toward tenure a...
04/25/2019
Professor as Event Planner

#HigherEd Commentary: "If organizing events may seem like extra work, work that may not “count” much toward tenure at some institutions, it shouldn’t be seen like that."

If organizing events may seem like extra work, work that may not “count” much toward tenure at some institutions, it shouldn’t be seen like that. Research tells us that these gatherings improve our students’ chances of success, deepen their connection to what Tetrizini et al. call the “fab...

Beto O’Rourke to Deliver Commencement Address at Paul Quinn College
04/25/2019
Beto O’Rourke to Deliver Commencement Address at Paul Quinn College

Beto O’Rourke to Deliver Commencement Address at Paul Quinn College

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at Paul Quinn College on May 4. Beto O’Rourke O’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso posted a video announcing the upcoming engagement at the historically Black college based in Dallas. “It’s an all-...

Shawn Carter Foundation Takes Students on HBCU College Tour
04/25/2019
Shawn Carter Foundation Takes Students on HBCU College Tour

Shawn Carter Foundation Takes Students on HBCU College Tour

A group of high-achieving high school students will visit 11 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as part of the 12th annual Shawn Carter Foundation college bus tour. Jay-Z In partnership with Toyota, the foundation – founded by rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z and his mother Gloria.....

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