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The Education Trust Report: Universities Must Cultivate Race-Conscious Policies to Address Historical Inequities
01/16/2020
Report: Universities Must Cultivate Race-Conscious Policies to...

The Education Trust Report: Universities Must Cultivate Race-Conscious Policies to Address Historical Inequities

Higher education institutions’ historically racist admission policies have led to underrepresentation of Black and Latino students and the only way colleges and universities can remedy that is through race-conscious policies, says a report published Wednesday by The Education Trust.

Foundation Pledges $75 Million to Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School...
01/16/2020
Foundation Pledges $75 Million to Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School...

Foundation Pledges $75 Million to Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School...

The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation intends to pledge $75 million to Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The donation would not only be the largest gift in the university’s 150 year history, but the largest gift ever given to a communications school. Chancellor...

What’s Next For the Modern Language Association?
01/16/2020
What’s Next For the Modern Language Association?

What’s Next For the Modern Language Association?

The Modern Language Association (MLA), founded in 1883, hosts one of the preeminent conferences for scholars of language and literature. Long known for its rigorous scholarship, overwhelming number of sessions and aura of anxiety from harried graduate students rushing to and from job interviews...

Warren Aims to End Student Debt, If Elected
01/16/2020
Warren Aims to End Student Debt, If Elected

Warren Aims to End Student Debt, If Elected

If elected president, Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to forgive existing student loan debt on her first day in office. According to her plan, Warren will authorize the Secretary of Education to cancel up to $50,000 in debt for 95% of student loan borrowers which would impact around 42 million...

Wake Forest Supporting First-Generation Students Via Magnolia...
01/16/2020
Wake Forest Supporting First-Generation Students Via Magnolia...

Wake Forest Supporting First-Generation Students Via Magnolia...

With the rise in tuition costs, Wake Forest University looked to develop an opportunity for all students to be able to attend the institution without the financial burden. The establishment of the Magnolia Scholars program created an opportunity for first-generation students to receive financial...

NASPA and USC Race and Equity Center Launch Joint Program For...
01/16/2020
NASPA and USC Race and Equity Center Launch Joint Program For...

NASPA and USC Race and Equity Center Launch Joint Program For...

NASPA, an association for student affairs administrators, and the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center are coming together to create their first Equity Leadership Academy, an intensive four-day workshop for student affairs professionals on racial literacy. Dr. Shaun Harper...

Loyola University New Orleans Appoints Dr. Tanuja Singh as Provost
01/16/2020
Loyola University New Orleans Appoints Dr. Tanuja Singh as Provost

Loyola University New Orleans Appoints Dr. Tanuja Singh as Provost

Loyola University New Orleans has appointed Dr. Tanuja Singh as its next provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. Singh comes to the university with experience as dean of the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio,Texas since 2009. There, she helped...

At UC Irvine, Iranian Students Worry For Their Families
01/15/2020
At UC Irvine, Iranian Students Worry For Their Families

At UC Irvine, Iranian Students Worry For Their Families

Iranian and Iranian American students at the University of California Irvine mourn victims of the Ukrainian plane crash and wonder what's next amidst rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Survey Reveals How Far Americans Would Go To Erase Their Student Debt
01/15/2020
Survey Reveals How Far Americans Would Go To Erase Their Student Debt

Survey Reveals How Far Americans Would Go To Erase Their Student Debt

With the levels of student debt on the rise, LendEDU recently conducted a survey to see just how far Americans would go to erase their debt. As of now, the average student loan borrower carries a hefty $28,565 in debt on their shoulders, and, for many, it won’t be paid off within a decade...

"..when compared 40 years down the line, the median ROI for liberal arts colleges significantly outperforms the median R...
01/15/2020
Report Details Liberal Arts Education ROI

"..when compared 40 years down the line, the median ROI for liberal arts colleges significantly outperforms the median ROI of all colleges."

A new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) examines how the degrees that liberal arts colleges confer have substantial returns on investment (ROI) in the long-term. According to the report, when the ROI of recent graduates are compared, those who...

Five Colleges Consortium Receives $2.5M to Support Native American...
01/15/2020
Five Colleges Consortium Receives $2.5M to Support Native American...

Five Colleges Consortium Receives $2.5M to Support Native American...

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation donated $2.5 million to Five Colleges Consortium to support the development of a new Native American and Indigenous studies program. Under the four-year grant, the Five Colleges Consortium will hire new faculty and establish new courses. Additionally, the funding...

Virginia Tech Launches African Drone and Data Academy in Malawi
01/15/2020
Virginia Tech Launches African Drone and Data Academy in Malawi

Virginia Tech Launches African Drone and Data Academy in Malawi

Alongside UNICEF, Virginia Tech opened the first African Drone and Data Academy in Lilongwe, Malawi to meet the needs within the health, agriculture and environment sector. In the academy, students will take a 12-week course to develop data and entrepreunership skills. By 2021, the goal is to...

COMMENTARY: Balance is Elusive. Seek Personal ‘Integration’ in 2020
01/15/2020
Balance is Elusive. Seek Personal ‘Integration’ in 2020

COMMENTARY: Balance is Elusive. Seek Personal ‘Integration’ in 2020

“Work-life balance” is a widespread challenge, one originating in industrialization, the marketplace, and the reinforcement of public versus private spaces. Rather than work-life balance, for the new year attention must be paid to the ongoing integration between and among ourselves, our many...

Kevin L. Antoine Appointed as Chief Diversity Officer at Bucks...
01/15/2020
Kevin L. Antoine Appointed as Chief Diversity Officer at Bucks...

Kevin L. Antoine Appointed as Chief Diversity Officer at Bucks...

Kevin L. Antoine was named chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania. Antoine holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a juris doctorate from the College of William & Mary School of Law. He also served in the...

CEO of California’s New Online College Resigns
01/15/2020
CEO of California’s New Online College Resigns

CEO of California’s New Online College Resigns

Heather Hiles, the president and chief executive officer of Calbright College, California’s new online college, has resigned after less than a year in the role. She was hired in February with an annual salary of $385,000. Last week, Hiles was placed on paid administrative leave. Calbright has...

Study Finds Imposter Syndrome Higher Among First Generation Students
01/14/2020
Study Finds Imposter Syndrome Higher Among First Generation Students

Study Finds Imposter Syndrome Higher Among First Generation Students

Imposter syndrome describes the unfounded belief that one is unworthy of his or her accomplishments, and according to new research, first-generation college students are more likely to suffer from it. The study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, focused on a group of 818...

SUNO Cuts Staff, Suspends Athletic Programs
01/14/2020
SUNO Cuts Staff, Suspends Athletic Programs

SUNO Cuts Staff, Suspends Athletic Programs

In response to insufficient finances, Southern University at New Orleans — the city’s only historically Black public university — has cut several staff members and has accepted “a significant number” of resignations, reported The New Orleans Advocate. The school, which was placed on probat...

Clark University Appoints Alumnus as President
01/14/2020
Clark University Appoints Alumnus as President

Clark University Appoints Alumnus as President

The Board of Trustees at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., unanimously voted to name alumnus Dr. David B Fithian its 10th president. Dr. David Fithian Currently executive vice president at the University of Chicago, Fithian credits Clark for inspiring him to pursue a life in higher...

Study Finds Marijuana Use Increase Among College Students in...
01/14/2020
Study Finds Marijuana Use Increase Among College Students in...

Study Finds Marijuana Use Increase Among College Students in...

A recent study by Oregon State University found that college student’s use of marijuana have increased within legalized states. According the survey, students in legalized marijuana states were 18% more likely to use marijuana in the past 30 days over students in states that have not legalized...

Syracuse University Establishes Committee to Address Campus...
01/14/2020
Syracuse University Establishes Committee to Address Campus...

Syracuse University Establishes Committee to Address Campus...

In response to a number of racist and bias-related incidents on Syracuse University’s (SU) campus, the university announced the establishment of the Board of Trustees Special Committee on University Climate, Diversity and Inclusion. The committee is set to review SU’s current diversity and...

Darryl A. Peal Named NKU’s Chief Diversity Officer
01/14/2020
Darryl A. Peal Named NKU’s Chief Diversity Officer

Darryl A. Peal Named NKU’s Chief Diversity Officer

Darryl A. Peal was named Northern Kentucky University’s (NKU) chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer and Title IX Coordinator. He previously served as managing director for external engagement and strategic partnerships at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Peal earned...

Charles Barkley Donates $1M to Miles College
01/14/2020
Charles Barkley Donates $1M to Miles College

Charles Barkley Donates $1M to Miles College

National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Famer Charles Barkley recently donated $1 million to Miles College in Alabama. Barkley has donated to three other historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) including Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Alabama A&M University...

Cory Booker Ends Bid for Presidency
01/14/2020
Cory Booker Ends Bid for Presidency

Cory Booker Ends Bid for Presidency

In an email to his supporters, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced the end of his 2020 presidential campaign on Monday, citing a lack of funds. “Our campaign has reached the point where we need more money to scale up and continue building a campaign that can win — money we don’t have, and money th...

A new initiative by the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is yielding positive outcomes for Black males who wan...
01/13/2020
Houston Program Aims to Help Boys of Color Attain Higher Education

A new initiative by the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is yielding positive outcomes for Black males who want to pursue a higher education. Learn more:

The Houston Independent School District's Miles Ahead Scholars Program aims to increase the number of Black males pursuing higher education through support and mentorship.

Eastern Michigan University’s Program Digital Divas to Expand...
01/13/2020
Eastern Michigan University’s Program Digital Divas to Expand...

Eastern Michigan University’s Program Digital Divas to Expand...

GameAbove and Mr. October Foundation recently partnered to expand the Eastern Michigan University program Digital Divas by offering $500,000 in funding. Digital Divas aims to encourage more females to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees. Previously, the program...

Un-Civil Rights: America’s Fear of Diversity in 2020
01/13/2020
Un-Civil Rights: America’s Fear of Diversity in 2020

Un-Civil Rights: America’s Fear of Diversity in 2020

Have the war protests started? Are your students beginning to wonder about military service and the importance of a draft? Our country’s constitutional crisis seems to be coming to a head as we deal with a president who insists he can do anything he wants.

CUNY Receives $100,000 to Offer Courses to Local Entrepreneurs
01/13/2020
CUNY Receives $100,000 to Offer Courses to Local Entrepreneurs

CUNY Receives $100,000 to Offer Courses to Local Entrepreneurs

The City University of New York (CUNY) was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to create a mentorship programs for small businesses within the city. Entrepreneurs have the opportunity to take introductory courses at CUNY colleges across the five boroughs which will introduce the...

Humanities faculty discussed practical techniques for boosting academic diversity at #MLA20:
01/13/2020
Inclusion Issues Explored at MLA Convention

Humanities faculty discussed practical techniques for boosting academic diversity at #MLA20:

Humanities faculty discussed practical techniques for boosting academic diversity alongside broader national conversations about race and White supremacy as the four-day Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention drew to a close.

Texas Southern University President Placed on Administrative Leave
01/13/2020
Texas Southern University President Placed on Administrative Leave

Texas Southern University President Placed on Administrative Leave

The president of Texas Southern University, a historically Black college in Houston, has been placed on administrative leave. Dr. Austin A. Lane The Board of Regents announced that Dr. Austin A. Lane is on leave with pay and that the chief financial officer, Kenneth Huewitt, will serve as...

Rutgers University at Camden’s Chancellor Named Chair of the...
01/13/2020
Rutgers University at Camden’s Chancellor Named Chair of the...

Rutgers University at Camden’s Chancellor Named Chair of the...

Rutgers University at Camden’s Chancellor Phoebe A. Haddon was named chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. As chancellor, Haddon has advocated for more affordable college access for working class families in New Jersey through the Bridging the Gap program...

UVA School of Nursing Receives $20M to Fund Scholarships and...
01/13/2020
UVA School of Nursing Receives $20M to Fund Scholarships and...

UVA School of Nursing Receives $20M to Fund Scholarships and...

The University of Virginia School of Nursing received $20 million to fund scholarships and increase the program diversity, according to university officials. This is one of many donations given by Bill and Joanne Conway, whose previous grants totaled $15 million. Scholarships will be funded for...

The Education Trust Study: Black and Latino Students Often Left out of Advanced Coursework
01/10/2020
Study: Black and Latino Students Often Left out of Advanced Coursework

The Education Trust Study: Black and Latino Students Often Left out of Advanced Coursework

Whether it’s lack of resources or lack of opportunity, a study from The Education Trust finds that Black and Latino students across the country are being denied valuable educational opportunities.

Guardian Ninjas of Integrity (And How We Got There)
01/10/2020
Guardian Ninjas of Integrity (And How We Got There)

Guardian Ninjas of Integrity (And How We Got There)

We teach at Western Governors University (WGU) which has over 110,000 students from every state in the country. Recently, we were part of a student conduct board hearing with a student who allegedly plagiarized four papers. Ava (we’ll call her to protect her identity), was an English Language...

American Association of State Colleges and Universities Receives $2.5M Grant
01/10/2020
American Association of State Colleges and Universities Receives...

American Association of State Colleges and Universities Receives $2.5M Grant

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) a $2.5 million grant in order to increase student success. Dr. Mildred García AASCU has around 400 public colleges and university members and is one of 12 organizations to receive...

Morgan State Considering Osteopathic Medical School
01/10/2020
Morgan State Considering Osteopathic Medical School

Morgan State Considering Osteopathic Medical School

Morgan State University President Dr. David A. Wilson will consider adding a College of Osteopathic Medicine through a partnership with Salud Education, LLC, a company which has experience working with seven medical colleges in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. David Wilson If the Board of...

About 4,500 scholars are convening in Seattle this week for the 135th annual Modern Language Association (MLA) Conventio...
01/10/2020
Scholars Discuss Pedagogy and Community College Jobs at MLA Convention

About 4,500 scholars are convening in Seattle this week for the 135th annual Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention.

The first day of the 2020 Modern Language Association Convention was a smorgasbord of hands-on professional development workshops, deep-dive literary lectures, small group discussions and panels on the academy. But it also showed the association dipping its toe into relatively new waters, with...

APLU Receives $2.5M Grant to Aid Student Success
01/10/2020
APLU Receives $2.5M Grant to Aid Student Success

APLU Receives $2.5M Grant to Aid Student Success

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) received a $2.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help break down higher education barriers for students. Under the foundation’s Intermediaries for Scale two-year grant, only 12 organizations were awarded the...

How can STEM fellowships make their evaluation processes more equitable? Dr. Joyce Yen has some tips:
01/10/2020
How Can STEM Fellowships Evaluate Applicants More Equitably?

How can STEM fellowships make their evaluation processes more equitable? Dr. Joyce Yen has some tips:

How can STEM fellowships make their evaluation processes more equitable. Dr. Joyce Yen, director of the University of Washington’s ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change, has some ideas.

Patsy Collins Bandes was named chair of theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She now has plans to make diversity a...
01/10/2020
New Chair of Theater at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Aims to...

Patsy Collins Bandes was named chair of theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She now has plans to make diversity a central part of her work.

Patsy Collins Bandes was named chair of theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She now has plans to make diversity a central part of her work.

As the holiday season has quickly come and gone, we resume our “Stepping Away from the Brink” series and have shifted ou...
01/09/2020
Stepping Away from the Brink: Part VI: Community Colleges and...

As the holiday season has quickly come and gone, we resume our “Stepping Away from the Brink” series and have shifted our emphasis to the important role Community Colleges play in the upward mobility for low-income families and communities of color.

As the holiday season has quickly come and gone, we resume our “Stepping Away from the Brink” series and have shifted our emphasis to the important role Community Colleges play in the upward mobility for low-income families and communities of color.

African Methodist Episcopal Church Forgives Morris Brown College’s...
01/09/2020
African Methodist Episcopal Church Forgives Morris Brown College’s...

African Methodist Episcopal Church Forgives Morris Brown College’s...

Over $4 million in debt owed by Morris Brown College was forgiven by the Executive Committee of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. However, Morris Brown College agreed to create a $1.5 million scholarship for AME members...

Walsh College Becomes First Institution to Partner with Detroit...
01/09/2020
Walsh College Becomes First Institution to Partner with Detroit...

Walsh College Becomes First Institution to Partner with Detroit...

Walsh College announced a partnership with Detroit Promise to offer an opportunity for community college students to complete a four-year degree tuition-free. This is the first institution to collaborate with Detroit Promise, which covers tuition after financial aid at either a community college...

Tuskegee University President Takes Temporary Medical Leave
01/09/2020
Tuskegee University President Takes Temporary Medical Leave

Tuskegee University President Takes Temporary Medical Leave

Tuskegee University President Dr. Lily D. McNair is taking a medical leave of absence for an undisclosed health issue, according to a statement released by the university’s board of trustees. Dr. Lily D. McNair McNair will step away from the presidency on Jan. 15 and will be away for most of the.....

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