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CA grants independence to its Black citizens who wear natural hairstyles in the workplace and public schools:
07/11/2019
California’s ‘CROWN’ Act Follows Years of Academic Research

CA grants independence to its Black citizens who wear natural hairstyles in the workplace and public schools:

As the nation celebrated The Fourth of July earlier this month, one state granted independence to its Black citizens who wear natural hairstyles such as Afros, braids, cornrows and dreads in the workplace and public schools.California’s CROWN Act comes after years of research and data showing...

Although the fastest-growing youth demographic in the U.S. is biracial individuals, there is little research documenting...
07/11/2019
Study Examines Stereotypes of Biracial Groups in US

Although the fastest-growing youth demographic in the U.S. is biracial individuals, there is little research documenting the stereotypes that exist.

Although the fastest-growing youth demographic in the U.S. is biracial individuals, there is little research documenting the stereotypes that exist. “Not Quite Monoracial: Biracial Stereotypes Explored,” published this week by Northwestern University, examines the under-explored topic of...

Black Caucus Foundation Names New President, CEO
07/11/2019
Black Caucus Foundation Names New President, CEO

Black Caucus Foundation Names New President, CEO

David A. Hinson, a business executive with nearly three decades of experience in the public and private sectors, has been tapped as the new president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. David A. Hinson “His understanding and strength in positioning...

Poll: Most Adults Say Higher Ed Cost Big Election Issue
07/11/2019
Poll: Most Adults Say Higher Ed Cost Big Election Issue

Poll: Most Adults Say Higher Ed Cost Big Election Issue

A new national survey conducted by educational fundraising platform GiveCampus in partnership with Wakefield Research found that 82 percent of U.S. college-educated adults think the rising cost of higher education is one of the most important issues in the 2020 election. The proportion of survey...

National Black Museum Architect Dies
07/11/2019
National Black Museum Architect Dies

National Black Museum Architect Dies

North Carolina architect Phil Freelon, nationally known for designs that celebrate art, beauty and human achievement, even in the most utilitarian spaces, has died, according to a report in The News & Observer in Raleigh. Phil Freelon The North Star Church of the Arts, which Freelon and his wife...

Emerging HSIs Step Up to Serve Hispanic, Latinx Students
07/10/2019
Emerging HSIs Step Up to Serve Hispanic, Latinx Students

Emerging HSIs Step Up to Serve Hispanic, Latinx Students

Research from organizations like the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Excelencia in Education indicates that the number of HSIs in the U.S. will continue to grow as Hispanic and Latino students increasingly graduate from high schools across the country.

Study: Debt Load Disparities Hamper K-12 Teacher Diversity
07/10/2019
Study: Debt Load Disparities Hamper K-12 Teacher Diversity

Study: Debt Load Disparities Hamper K-12 Teacher Diversity

A new Center for American Progress report finds that the disproportionate student loan debt burden carried by educators of color further exacerbates efforts to recruit a diverse teacher workforce.

UC Berkeley’s Executive Leadership Academy Welcomes Largest Cohort
07/10/2019
UC Berkeley’s Executive Leadership Academy Welcomes Largest Cohort

UC Berkeley’s Executive Leadership Academy Welcomes Largest Cohort

Information-packed sessions on attributes and skills essential for successfully navigating higher education as a top administrator filled the first day of the Executive Leadership Academy at the University of California at Berkeley.

Judge Green-Lights Lawsuit Against Student Loan Service Provider
07/10/2019
Judge Green-Lights Lawsuit Against Student Loan Service Provider

Judge Green-Lights Lawsuit Against Student Loan Service Provider

A federal judge has allowed a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Federation of Teachers against student loan servicer Navient to go forward. Randi Weingarten U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in New York issued the opinion in the suit, which AFT filed in autumn 2018. “We are grateful for...

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Accreditation Affirmed for...
07/10/2019
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Accreditation Affirmed for...

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Accreditation Affirmed for...

At a time when some HBCUs are losing accreditation and others are struggling to keep theirs, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania has been granted institutional accreditation for another eight years by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. “Accreditation assures Lincoln students, their.....

H. Ross Perot Dead At 89
07/10/2019
H. Ross Perot Dead At 89

H. Ross Perot Dead At 89

Billionaire businessman and two-time presidential candidate H. Ross Perot has passed away at the age of 89. The cause of death was leukemia, a family spokesman said Tuesday. Perot attended the U.S. Naval Academy and became a salesman for IBM. He later founded Electric Data Systems, which helped...

Schools Can Drop Rescinded Gainful-Employment Rules Early
07/09/2019
Schools Can Drop Rescinded Gainful-Employment Rules Early

Schools Can Drop Rescinded Gainful-Employment Rules Early

Dr. Charlie Eaton at the University of California – Merced and Dr. Marybeth Gasman at the University of Pennsylvania were decrying intimations by the Department of Education that it intended to rescind “gainful employment” rules written to protect post-secondary students from institutions with...

James Madison University Sets $12 Minimum Wage
07/09/2019
James Madison University Sets $12 Minimum Wage

James Madison University Sets $12 Minimum Wage

James Madison University has adopted a living wage for its full-time employees, setting a $12 per-hour wage. A total of 109 employees who were earning less than $24,960 per year had their wages adjusted to meet the living wage standard.

Georgia A&M? #HBCU Consolidation Bill May Be Reintroduced:
07/09/2019
Georgia HBCU Consolidation Bill May Be Reintroduced

Georgia A&M? #HBCU Consolidation Bill May Be Reintroduced:

Earlier this year, Georgia state Sen. Lester Jackson introduced a bill in the Georgia Senate which proposed to merge Georgia’s public HBCUs — Savannah State, Albany State and Ft. Valley State universities — into one new entity, Georgia Agricultural and Mechanical University System. Though the....

Atlanta HBCUs in $8M Partnership with UnitedHealth Group
07/09/2019
Atlanta HBCUs in $8M Partnership with UnitedHealth Group

Atlanta HBCUs in $8M Partnership with UnitedHealth Group

A multimillion-dollar investment by UnitedHealth Group will fund the Atlanta University Center Consortium Data Science Initiative, a new program to prepare students to meet the growing demand in the marketplace for data analytics experts. The program will expand access to training programs for...

New Rutgers-Camden Program to Prep Vets for Nursing Careers
07/09/2019
New Rutgers-Camden Program to Prep Vets for Nursing Careers

New Rutgers-Camden Program to Prep Vets for Nursing Careers

Military veterans share unique experiences such as overseas deployments, a demanding lifestyle, and challenges such as health problems or needing to find a new career when they transition to civilian life, and a new program at Rutgers University–Camden will prepare them for civilian careers as...

International Black Male Colloquium Picks Milwaukee for 2019 Gathering
07/09/2019
International Black Male Colloquium Picks Milwaukee for 2019 Gathering

International Black Male Colloquium Picks Milwaukee for 2019 Gathering

Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male have announced that the eighth Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) will be held in Milwaukee. The 2019 gathering will be held Nov. 6-8 with a...

Sickle cell disease may not be a hot topic of discussion in health and medical circles, but it still affects many Africa...
07/08/2019
Marquette Nursing Scholar New Head of International Sickle Cell...

Sickle cell disease may not be a hot topic of discussion in health and medical circles, but it still affects many African-Americans – and Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones intends to raise awareness:

Sickle cell disease may not be a hot topic of discussion in health and medical circles, but it still affects many African-Americans – and Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones intends to raise awareness and put a spotlight on patient care and advocacy as the new president of the International Association of...

Dr. Thomas Freeman was the debate coach at historically Black Texas Southern University for more than 60 years before re...
07/08/2019
Dr. Thomas Freeman Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Thomas Freeman was the debate coach at historically Black Texas Southern University for more than 60 years before retiring in 2013. He celebrated his 100th birthday on June 27.

The National Speech & Debate Association honored Dr. Thomas Freeman recently with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its 2019 National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas. Freeman was the debate coach at historically Black Texas Southern University for more than 60 years before retiring in...

Whose traditions and standards are viewed as legitimate during university commencement ceremonies?
07/08/2019
Culturally Responsive Graduation Ceremonies: Opportunities and...

Whose traditions and standards are viewed as legitimate during university commencement ceremonies?

Many minoritized students participate in graduation ceremonies that are not reflective of their cultural heritage or social experience. Though many institutions provide culturally responsive graduation ceremonies (CRGCs), their legitimacy and relevance have been challenged in recent years.

Terrell Wins NASPA Regional Award for Diversity, Equity
07/08/2019
Terrell Wins NASPA Regional Award for Diversity, Equity

Terrell Wins NASPA Regional Award for Diversity, Equity

Dr. Melvin C. Terrell, emeritus vice-president of student affairs at Northeastern Illinois University, has been selected a recipient of the 2019 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award for region III of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Dr. Melvin C. Terrell The award...

Alcorn State to Launch First Doctoral Program
07/08/2019
Alcorn State to Launch First Doctoral Program

Alcorn State to Launch First Doctoral Program

Alcorn State University’s first doctoral program will launch in the fall. Dr. Donzell Lee The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has accredited a doctoral program in nursing practice at the Mississippi HBCU. The new program will be offered as a...

Woman Named First Black Chief Editor of Texas Law Journal
07/08/2019
Woman Named First Black Chief Editor of Texas Law Journal

Woman Named First Black Chief Editor of Texas Law Journal

Kenesha Starling is the first African-American to be named editor-in-chief of the South Texas Law Review. Kenesha Starling In a written statement, Starling said she hopes her appointment will blaze a trail for other Black students to follow. “Our school has a rich and impressive history,” she...

UNCF Convening Helps HBCUs Prepare Students for Changing Workforce
07/03/2019
UNCF Convening Helps HBCUs Prepare Students for Changing Workforce

UNCF Convening Helps HBCUs Prepare Students for Changing Workforce

A three-day convening by the United Negro College Fund has brought together HBCU presidents, faculty and students to explore the changing needs of a 21st century workplace in a broader context of systemic cultural and societal barriers.

Experts: More Strategy, Less Flailing Can Close Faculty Diversity Gaps
07/03/2019
Experts: More Strategy, Less Flailing Can Close Faculty Diversity Gaps

Experts: More Strategy, Less Flailing Can Close Faculty Diversity Gaps

Cue the trombone for the “womp, womp, woooomp” findings of another study that indicates continuing underrepresentation of women, Blacks and Hispanics on college and university faculties across the nation.

Commentary: Can Black Faculty Afford to Curry Favor with our Students?
07/03/2019
A Summer Teaching Reflection: Can Black Faculty Afford to Curry...

Commentary: Can Black Faculty Afford to Curry Favor with our Students?

During the summer months, I spend time rethinking both my teaching methods and the learning goals I seek for my students. Usually my mind will rest upon occurrences from the classroom or discussions with students in my office. This summer, though, is different. My mind continues to be drawn back...

Shay Tatum has been elected the first African-American female president of the University of Houston-Downtown Student Go...
07/03/2019
Shay Tatum Makes History At University of Houston-Downtown

Shay Tatum has been elected the first African-American female president of the University of Houston-Downtown Student Government Association

Shay Tatum has been elected the first African-American female president of the University of Houston-Downtown Student Government Association. Tatum is a non-traditional student and is the youngest of seven daughters. She was motivated by those who told her that she could not do it or it would...

Sale of Westminster Choir College to Chinese Company Canceled
07/03/2019
Sale of Westminster Choir College to Chinese Company Canceled

Sale of Westminster Choir College to Chinese Company Canceled

The controversial sale of Westminster Choir College to Kaiwen Education, a Beijing-based for-profit company partly owned by the Chinese government, will not go forward. According to National Public Radio, Kaiwen Education, and Rider University, which has Princeton, N.J.-based WCC among its...

Doctor Gives $8.8M to University of Arizona’s Tucson Medical College
07/03/2019
Doctor Gives $8.8M to University of Arizona’s Tucson Medical College

Doctor Gives $8.8M to University of Arizona’s Tucson Medical College

The estate of Dr. Ronald K. Baker, an alumnus of the University of Arizona, has given $8.8 million to the school’s College of Medicine–Tucson, its largest endowed scholarship gift ever, according to the Arizona Daily Star. With $5.9 million of the gift, the college will establish the Ronald K...

Claflin Latest HBCU to Use Tech Provider to Aid Online Students
07/03/2019
Claflin Latest HBCU to Use Tech Provider to Aid Online Students

Claflin Latest HBCU to Use Tech Provider to Aid Online Students

Claflin University is the 11th and most recent historically Black college or university to partner with Texas-based education tech start-up Upswing to help their online students connect to support resources on campus. The collaboration will involve Upswing creating an engagement platform...

For Woodroffe, Leadership and Service Go Hand-in-Hand
07/02/2019
For Woodroffe, Leadership and Service Go Hand-in-Hand

For Woodroffe, Leadership and Service Go Hand-in-Hand

As Sean Woodroffe oversees human resources strategy and execution for TIAA, he calls upon lessons learned as an undergraduate at Shaw University, the first HBCU in the South.

Tearing at my Heart: The First Year on Tenure Track
07/02/2019
Tearing at my Heart: The First Year on Tenure Track

Tearing at my Heart: The First Year on Tenure Track

I reached for the tissue box and it was empty. The tears trickled down my face at a faster pace than usual. I rushed to the bathroom to replenish my tissue box. I slowly slipped into an uncontrollable sob. I felt like I was an infant again overwhelmed with emotions but left without the words to...

Steve Harvey Awards Full Scholarships to 8 Kent State Students
07/02/2019
Steve Harvey Awards Full Scholarships to 8 Kent State Students

Steve Harvey Awards Full Scholarships to 8 Kent State Students

Comedian and former Kent State University student Steve Harvey is awarding eight of Kent State’s incoming freshmen with scholarships that will cover the total cost of attendance for each student, according to a Kent State news release. Additionally, Harvey highlighted the students on a segment...

McNeely Elected President of University of Holy Cross
07/02/2019
McNeely Elected President of University of Holy Cross

McNeely Elected President of University of Holy Cross

Dr. Stanton F. McNeely III has been elected the new president of the University of Holy Cross (UHC). McNeely will become UHC’s 19thpresident succeeding Dr. David M. “Buck” Landry who retired earlier this year after five years at the helm. The University of Holy Cross Board of Trustees voted an...

UMUC Name Changing To University of Maryland Global Campus
07/02/2019
UMUC Name Changing To University of Maryland Global Campus

UMUC Name Changing To University of Maryland Global Campus

University of Maryland University College is undergoing a name change and will now be known as University of Maryland Global Campus. According to UMGC, the efforts to transition to the new name will continue into next year as the new UMGC name and logo are placed on its website and other...

Sitting on Ready: Colleges Brace for Deportation Uptick
07/01/2019
Sitting on Ready: Colleges Brace for Deportation Uptick

Sitting on Ready: Colleges Brace for Deportation Uptick

Undocumented students at U.S. colleges and universities have faced growing uncertainty in recent years – even those who have somewhat more security through their participation in the imperiled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – and things just got more tense with the Trump...

Growth and graduation are two main themes that characterized Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier’s eight-year tenure as presid...
07/01/2019
Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier: A Heart for Savannah State’s Students

Growth and graduation are two main themes that characterized Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier’s eight-year tenure as president of Savannah State University.

Growth and graduation are two main themes that characterized Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier’s eight-year tenure as president of Savannah State University.

Kamala Harris Has No Problem Being Black, But Why Doesn’t She Say Publicly  She’s Part Asian?
07/01/2019
Kamala Harris Has No Problem Being Black, But Why Doesn’t She Say...

Kamala Harris Has No Problem Being Black, But Why Doesn’t She Say Publicly She’s Part Asian?

Kamala Harris likes to say she’s American. Of course. But she’s not generic. Her racial subtext is this: On her father’s side she’s half-Jamaican, and on her mother’s side she’s half-Asian Indian. Harris should say it proudly and often. Because there’s a lot of misunderstanding out the...

Hollins University President Resigns After Two Years on the Job
07/01/2019
Hollins University President Resigns After Two Years on the Job

Hollins University President Resigns After Two Years on the Job

Dr. Pareena Lawrence, the president of Hollins University, the small, private women’s college near Roanoke, Virginia has resigned from her post, after just two years on the job. Dr. Pareena Lawrence The first person of color to lead the campus, Lawrence had high hopes for the position when she...

University of Maryland Receives Accreditation Warning
07/01/2019
University of Maryland Receives Accreditation Warning

University of Maryland Receives Accreditation Warning

The University of Maryland, College Park has been put on warning and is in jeopardy of losing its accreditation. University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh Margaret M. McMenamin, commission chair said that the accrediting team “identified concerns regarding the institution’s compliance with...

Moving Fast, Bennett College Taps New President
06/28/2019
Moving Fast, Bennett College Taps New President

Moving Fast, Bennett College Taps New President

Bennett College trustees, less than a week after announcing the sudden departure of president Dr. Phyllis Dawkins, have announced that Suzanne Walsh will become president of the private women’s HBCU on Aug. 1.

Dr. Henry N. Tisdale: Transforming Claflin Over 25 Years
06/28/2019
Dr. Henry N. Tisdale: Transforming Claflin Over 25 Years

Dr. Henry N. Tisdale: Transforming Claflin Over 25 Years

As Dr. Henry N. Tisdale ends a quarter-century at the helm of Claflin University, he finishes the race with a track record that makes him one of the most transformational college presidents of his time.

Policy Research: College Promise Programs Are Excluding Student...
06/28/2019
Policy Research: College Promise Programs Are Excluding Student...

Policy Research: College Promise Programs Are Excluding Student...

Twenty percent of college students in the United States are raising children, yet the much-touted “free college” initiatives, also known as Promise programs, often “unintentionally exclude” these students when offering financial support, according to a briefing paper released this week by th...

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