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The private, non-profit Ad Council will soon launch a national campaign that will tout alternatives to a traditional bac...
03/10/2020
Soon, an Ad Campaign Will Highlight Alternatives to a Bachelor’s...

The private, non-profit Ad Council will soon launch a national campaign that will tout alternatives to a traditional bachelor’s degree.

The private, non-profit Ad Council will soon launch a national campaign that will tout alternatives to a traditional bachelor’s degree. The Ad Council declined to give details on the upcoming campaign or provide images, but stated in an email that the campaign “will shine a light on how young...

Roots to Re-entry Project Provides Landscape Training to Formerly...
03/10/2020
Roots to Re-entry Project Provides Landscape Training to Formerly...

Roots to Re-entry Project Provides Landscape Training to Formerly...

LandCare’s Roots to Re-entry project employs and trains formerly incarcerated people who transform vacant lots into “pocket parks” with playground equipment barbecue grills, all while lowering crime.

LGBTQ Yeshiva U Students File Discrimination Complaint Against School
03/10/2020
LGBTQ Yeshiva U Students File Discrimination Complaint Against School

LGBTQ Yeshiva U Students File Discrimination Complaint Against School

A group of seven LGBTQ Yeshiva University (YU) students has filed a discrimination complaint against the New York school over its refusal to allow a gay rights group on campus, reported the New York Post. The students filed “an initial report” with the city Human Rights Commission on Feb. 14...

Coronavirus Has Ripple Effects Across Higher Ed Landscape
03/10/2020
Coronavirus Has Ripple Effects Across Higher Ed Landscape

Coronavirus Has Ripple Effects Across Higher Ed Landscape

The American Council on Education (ACE) said on Monday it is canceling its annual meeting, set for March 14-16 this year in San Diego, due to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus. However, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, or NADOHE, is still planning to go...

Fresh Bias Incident at Syracuse University
03/10/2020
Fresh Bias Incident at Syracuse University

Fresh Bias Incident at Syracuse University

Even as student protests continue against racist incidents of late last year at Syracuse University (SU), a new bias incident was reported on campus Saturday, reported CNY Central. In what was the ninth bias incident this year, a flyer about the coronavirus was found vandalized, with racist...

Dr. William F. Tate IV Named Provost at University of South Carolina
03/09/2020
Dr. William F. Tate IV Named Provost at University of South Carolina

Dr. William F. Tate IV Named Provost at University of South Carolina

Dr. William F. Tate IV — one of the nation's most prominent educational researchers — has been named the next executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina. He will begin the new post on July 1, 2020.

BLOG: "Far too many families live in food deserts – low income communities, more than a mile from a grocery store, and m...
03/09/2020
When Inhumanity ‘Trumps’ a Fundamental Basic Need to Live and Learn

BLOG: "Far too many families live in food deserts – low income communities, more than a mile from a grocery store, and many do not have a car."

Far too many families live in food deserts – low income communities, more than a mile from a grocery store, and many do not have a car. Many grocery stores do not accept food stamps (#sigh). Estimates indicate about 25 million families are trapped in food deserts; a disproportionate percentage...

Mary Baldwin U Freezes Tuition for Third Year in a Row
03/09/2020
Mary Baldwin U Freezes Tuition for Third Year in a Row

Mary Baldwin U Freezes Tuition for Third Year in a Row

Mary Baldwin University (MBU) said on Thursday it will freeze tuition for all undergraduate students, both residential and online, in the 2020–21 academic year, making it the third consecutive year the Virginia institution has not raised these rates, reported WHSV3. For residential...

U of Kentucky Bans a Fan of its Basketball Team for Racial Slur
03/09/2020
U of Kentucky Bans a Fan of its Basketball Team for Racial Slur

U of Kentucky Bans a Fan of its Basketball Team for Racial Slur

Yesterday, the University of Kentucky said it is banning a fan of its basketball team from all future events of the team for shouting a racial slur at a visiting team’s supporter during a game, reported NBC News. The university also apologized for the incident. “An incident like the one that...

Hundreds of students, educators and policymakers flocked to a three-day summit in Tampa, Florida, over the weekend to fo...
03/09/2020
Summit Empowers Black, Latino Men in College

Hundreds of students, educators and policymakers flocked to a three-day summit in Tampa, Florida, over the weekend to focus on how best to empower Black and Latino men in college.

Hundreds of students, educators and policymakers flocked to a three-day summit in Tampa, Fla., over the weekend to focus on how best to empower Black and Latino men in college.

COMMENTARY: On this year’s International Women’s Day, I vividly recall the life-changing advice I once received about th...
03/09/2020
From Business Schools to Boardrooms, a Proactive Approach Will...

COMMENTARY: On this year’s International Women’s Day, I vividly recall the life-changing advice I once received about the delicate balance between career ambition and family.

On this year’s International Women’s Day, I vividly recall the life-changing advice I once received about the delicate balance between career ambition and family.

Jacque Vaughn Named Head Coach of Brooklyn Nets for Rest of Season
03/09/2020
Jacque Vaughn Named Head Coach of Brooklyn Nets for Rest of Season

Jacque Vaughn Named Head Coach of Brooklyn Nets for Rest of Season

Jacque Vaughn, the 1995 Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year, was on Saturday named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team for the remainder of the season, said an announcement on the team’s Twitter account. Vaughn, assistant coach of the Nets since the 2016-17 season, will...

Gender Inequity Persists in Research Authorship, Report Finds
03/06/2020
Gender Inequity Persists in Research Authorship, Report Finds

Gender Inequity Persists in Research Authorship, Report Finds

Despite an increase in the number of women in research, gender disparity still remains, according to Elsevier's new research. The report, “The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens,” analyzed research participation and career progression across the European Union and 15 countries including...

Brigham Young University Says LGBTQ+ Behavior Remains Banned
03/06/2020
Brigham Young University Says LGBTQ+ Behavior Remains Banned

Brigham Young University Says LGBTQ+ Behavior Remains Banned

Brigham Young University (BYU) administrators have asserted that “homosexual behavior” remains banned on campus after recent changes to the honor code had suggested that same-sex relationships would now be tolerated by the school, reported The Hill. In late February, the Mormon university had...

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, African American studies specialist Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobl...
03/06/2020
Scholar Illustrates How to Include Women of Color in Teaching the...

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, African American studies specialist Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley says it's time academia recognized the contribution of women of color in the Suffrage Movement.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, African American studies specialist Dr. Marilyn Sanders Mobley says it’s time academia recognized the contribution of women of color in the Suffrage Movement. This week, Mobley returned to her undergraduate alma mater, Barnard College...

U.S. Nurse-Midwifery Programs Join International Effort to Reduce...
03/06/2020
U.S. Nurse-Midwifery Programs Join International Effort to Reduce...

U.S. Nurse-Midwifery Programs Join International Effort to Reduce...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 “The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” (YNM) and is calling upon healthcare organizations and institutions to join its yearlong campaign.

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari to Step Down From Position
03/06/2020
UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari to Step Down From Position

UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari to Step Down From Position

University of Texas Arlington (UT Arlington) president Vistasp Karbhari said on Wednesday that he is stepping down from his leadership position effective Aug. 31. Karbhari became president of UT Arlington in June 2013. Earlier this week, the University of Central Florida said he’s one of the...

Ethnic Studies Faculty Embrace Academic Twitter
03/05/2020
Ethnic Studies Faculty Embrace Academic Twitter

Ethnic Studies Faculty Embrace Academic Twitter

When Harvard University denied tenure to renowned Latinx scholar Dr. Lorgia García Peña, a small group of faculty took García Peña’s plight to perhaps the largest academic forum of them all — academic Twitter.

#HigherEd BLOG: "..our programs still emphasize the same flawed indicators: Research -> Publications -> Authorship."
03/05/2020
Authorship: The Elephant in the Room

#HigherEd BLOG: "..our programs still emphasize the same flawed indicators: Research -> Publications -> Authorship."

When it comes to tenure-track faculty positions, and pursuing tenure altogether, there’s no doubt that one item stands above all others: Research. Even in the field of higher education, a field that is supposed to critically reflect on the issues of the academy, including the shortcomings of...

U of Illinois Offers Buyback of ‘Racist’ Mascot Gear
03/05/2020
U of Illinois Offers Buyback of ‘Racist’ Mascot Gear

U of Illinois Offers Buyback of ‘Racist’ Mascot Gear

The University of Illinois student government is dedicating $5,250 to host its annual “t-shirt buyback” event, in which it buys “outdated and racist” T-shirts featuring the school’s old “Chief” mascot so they are removed from circulation on campus, reported Campus Reform. In a Facebook...

Ed Department Urged to Help Erase Debt of Borrowers With Disabilities
03/05/2020
Ed Department Urged to Help Erase Debt of Borrowers With Disabilities

Ed Department Urged to Help Erase Debt of Borrowers With Disabilities

Two letters sent to the U.S. Department of Education Tuesday urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to help erase the student debt owed by borrowers with disabilities, reported NPR. Betsy DeVos While these borrowers qualify to have their federal student loans erased, the process to do so is...

What U of Utah Has to do to Keep Using ‘Ute’ Name for Sports Teams
03/05/2020
What U of Utah Has to do to Keep Using ‘Ute’ Name for Sports Teams

What U of Utah Has to do to Keep Using ‘Ute’ Name for Sports Teams

Since 1972, the University of Utah been using the name ‘Utes’ for its sports teams. The name is borrowed from the state’s Ute Indian Tribe, which has granted the university permission to use it. Now, to be able to continue using the name, the tribe has stipulated that the university educate al...

Despite Passage of FUTURE Act, HBCUs Still “Woefully Underfunded,”...
03/04/2020
Despite Passage of FUTURE Act, HBCUs Still “Woefully Underfunded,”...

Despite Passage of FUTURE Act, HBCUs Still “Woefully Underfunded,”...

One could argue it’s been a victorious year for historically Black colleges and universities. The FUTURE Act – legislation sustaining federal funding for minority serving institutions – made a fraught, winding journey to President Donald J. Trump’s desk, where it was signed into law in Decem...

UT Austin Will Now Fire Employees Found Guilty of Sexual Misconduct
03/04/2020
UT Austin Will Now Fire Employees Found Guilty of Sexual Misconduct

UT Austin Will Now Fire Employees Found Guilty of Sexual Misconduct

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) on Monday announced it would fire faculty or staff found to have committed sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking or interpersonal violence. What’s more, information would be made public about any faculty or staff found to have committed such...

Two Top Bellevue College Administrators to Leave After Mural Alteration
03/04/2020
Two Top Bellevue College Administrators to Leave After Mural...

Two Top Bellevue College Administrators to Leave After Mural Alteration

Bellevue College president Jerry Weber and vice president of institutional advancement, Gayle Colston Barge, will leave the institution after a controversy over an altered mural on display on campus, reports The Columbian. Jerry Weber Though it’s not clear whether they have been fired or...

Female Clinical Department Chairs Paid Less Than Men, Report Finds
03/04/2020
Female Clinical Department Chairs Paid Less Than Men, Report Finds

Female Clinical Department Chairs Paid Less Than Men, Report Finds

Women who chair clinical departments at public medical schools earn only 88 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make, averaging about $70,000 to $80,000 less per year, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and UC San Francisco report. Eleni Linos Academic...

Research on STEM Graduation and Enrollment Rates to be Discussed at  Men of Color National Summit at Clemson University
03/04/2020
Research on STEM Graduation and Enrollment Rates to be Discussed...

Research on STEM Graduation and Enrollment Rates to be Discussed at Men of Color National Summit at Clemson University

Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education recently published an infographic highlighting graduation and enrollment rates among underrepresented males in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields.

An NYU Professor Ups the Ante on LGBTQ Nursing Research
03/04/2020
An NYU Professor Ups the Ante on LGBTQ Nursing Research

An NYU Professor Ups the Ante on LGBTQ Nursing Research

Although an estimated 11 million people in the U.S. identify as LGBTQ, nursing research and scholarship on the community’s health needs has historically lagged that of other demographics. New York’s Dr. Caroline Dorsen is changing that.

Dr. Lori S. White was on Tuesday named DePauw University’s new president. She will be the first woman and the first pers...
03/04/2020
Dr. Lori S. White Named DePauw University’s First Woman President

Dr. Lori S. White was on Tuesday named DePauw University’s new president. She will be the first woman and the first person of color to lead DePauw, the university said.

Dr. Lori S. White was on Tuesday named DePauw University’s new president. She will be the first woman and the first person of color to lead DePauw, the university said. White, currently the vice chancellor for student affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, will take charge at DePauw on...

U of Houston Offers Free Tuition for Families Who Earn Less Than...
03/04/2020
U of Houston Offers Free Tuition for Families Who Earn Less Than...

U of Houston Offers Free Tuition for Families Who Earn Less Than...

Students whose families earn $65,000 or less will qualify for free tuition at the University of Houston (UH) starting this fall, reports abc13 news. The new guideline expands upon an existing program called ‘the Cougar Promise,’ which began in 2008. At the time, the program set the family income...

Bias Complaints at SUNY Brockport Reach New Level With Firing of...
03/03/2020
Bias Complaints at SUNY Brockport Reach New Level With Firing of...

Bias Complaints at SUNY Brockport Reach New Level With Firing of...

A series of events at the College at Brockport, including the abrupt dismissal of its chief diversity officer, the resignation of another diversity official, and an EEOC discrimination complaint filed by an administrative staff member have sparked weeks of racial turmoil on the SUNY campus in...

COMMENTARY: The entire Texas Southern University board must be replaced. Immediately. All Texas Southern supporters shou...
03/03/2020
A Warning to Anyone Thinking About Being the Next TSU President

COMMENTARY: The entire Texas Southern University board must be replaced. Immediately. All Texas Southern supporters should pressure Governor Greg Abbot to make this happen.

The entire Texas Southern University board must be replaced. Immediately. All Texas Southern supporters should pressure Governor Greg Abbot to make this happen.

Tulane University Removes ‘Victory Bell’ Upon Learning it Has Ties...
03/03/2020
Tulane University Removes ‘Victory Bell’ Upon Learning it Has Ties...

Tulane University Removes ‘Victory Bell’ Upon Learning it Has Ties...

Tulane University said it’s removing a ‘Victory Bell’ from campus after learning it was used to direct the movement of enslaved Africans on a plantation, reported CNN. University president Mike Fitts and board chairman Doug Hertz said last week in a letter to the Tulane community that the New....

Florida State University Professor Receives American Counseling...
03/03/2020
Florida State University Professor Receives American Counseling...

Florida State University Professor Receives American Counseling...

Dr. Erik Hines, an associate professor of school counseling at Florida State University has been selected as a recipient of the American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellows Award. The ACA Fellows Award recognizes members for their service throughout their career and is a call for continued...

Oklahoma Christian U Recruiter Tells Students to Line Up by Skin...
03/03/2020
Oklahoma Christian U Recruiter Tells Students to Line Up by Skin...

Oklahoma Christian U Recruiter Tells Students to Line Up by Skin...

An Oklahoma Christian University recruiter late last month went to an Oklahoma City high school and told 11th grade students to form a line by skin color — darkest to lightest — and hair texture — nappiest hair to straightest hair, reported KFOR News. The university has since fired the recruit...

Can professors freely support students’ social justice causes, or are there professional risks involved? How do minority...
03/02/2020
Minority Professors Ask Themselves: To Protest or Not to Protest?

Can professors freely support students’ social justice causes, or are there professional risks involved? How do minority faculty decide when and how to show solidarity?

As students confront administrators about campus climate, it poses a dilemma to their professors, particularly faculty of color: to protest or not to protest? Can professors freely support students’ social justice causes, or are there professional risks involved? How do minority faculty decide...

.@NSSEsurvey Report: ...the percentage of first-year students engaging with professors about topics other than coursewor...
03/02/2020
NSSE Report: Student Engagement Has Increased over Time

[email protected] Report: ...the percentage of first-year students engaging with professors about topics other than coursework has increased as much as 10% from 2004 to 2019.

Marking its 20th year, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) shows positive trends, notably that the percentage of first-year students engaging with professors about topics other than coursework has increased as much as 10% from 2004 to 2019.

Govt. Orders Sweeping Changes at USC After its Failure to...
03/02/2020
Govt. Orders Sweeping Changes at USC After its Failure to...

Govt. Orders Sweeping Changes at USC After its Failure to...

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) plans to order sweeping changes to the University of Southern California’s (USC) Title IX practices after the school “failed to protect students” from sexual abuse by former employee Dr. George Tyndall, according to a resolutio...

CIEE and Boston Latin School Announce Study Abroad Scholarships...
03/02/2020
CIEE and Boston Latin School Announce Study Abroad Scholarships...

CIEE and Boston Latin School Announce Study Abroad Scholarships...

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and Boston Latin School (BLS) recently announced the creation of the Robert and Joanne Fallon Global Scholarship. Through this scholarship program, the full cost of one of CIEE Global Navigator Summer High School programs will be covered...

Bellevue College Apologizes After VP Alters Mural of Japanese...
03/02/2020
Bellevue College Apologizes After VP Alters Mural of Japanese...

Bellevue College Apologizes After VP Alters Mural of Japanese...

Bellevue College has apologized after one of its vice presidents ‘whited out’ part of an artist description that accompanied a mural depicting two Japanese American children in a World War II California incarceration camp, reported The Seattle Times. The erased sentence referenced the connection...

U of New Mexico to Offer Free Tuition for Qualifying Freshmen
03/02/2020
U of New Mexico to Offer Free Tuition for Qualifying Freshmen

U of New Mexico to Offer Free Tuition for Qualifying Freshmen

The University of New Mexico (UNM) will begin offering free tuition and fees for first-year students whose families earn less than $50,000 per year, starting this coming fall, reported KRQE news. The program comes after New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s planned Opportunity Scholarship.....

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