Former CIA Director Brennan Becomes Fellow at Fordham Law School

Former CIA Director Brennan Becomes Fellow at Fordham Law School

NEW YORK — The former director of the CIA has been named a fellow at the Fordham University School of Law’s Center on National Security. John Brennan, who led the agency from 2013 until January of this year, took the new position Tuesday. The New York Times reports he has been named a distinguished fellowRead more about Former CIA Director Brennan Becomes Fellow at Fordham Law School[…]

Independence Banners on Hong Kong Campus Renew Tensions

Independence Banners on Hong Kong Campus Renew Tensions

HONG KONG — Banners supporting independence for Chinese-controlled Hong Kong have appeared on a university campus at the start of classes, rekindling tensions over free speech in the semiautonomous city. The black banners declaring “Hong Kong Independence” in English and Chinese were put up around the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s campus on Monday. TheRead more about Independence Banners on Hong Kong Campus Renew Tensions[…]

Corey Lewandowski Headed to Harvard as a Visiting Fellow

Corey Lewandowski Headed to Harvard as a Visiting Fellow

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is headed to Harvard University as a visiting fellow. Lewandowski is among a list of political figures coming to the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics through a program that’s meant to spark discussion on campus. Lewandowski led Trump’s Republican primary campaign but leftRead more about Corey Lewandowski Headed to Harvard as a Visiting Fellow[…]

Breitbart Uses Picture of Gang Members in El Salvador to Depict DACA Recipients

Breitbart Uses Picture of Gang Members in El Salvador to Depict DACA Recipients

On Tuesday, Breitbart published a piece titled, “2,139 DACA Recipients Convicted or Accused of Crimes Against Americans”. The piece sources previous articles by Breitbart, and used a photograph of members of MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, in El Salvador, to depict DACA recipients in the United States. Twitter user @_Almaqah took to the social media platform to pointRead more about Breitbart Uses Picture of Gang Members in El Salvador to Depict DACA Recipients[…]

After Trump Approved Keystone XL Pipeline, Efforts Focus in Nebraska to Stop It

After Trump Approved Keystone XL Pipeline, Efforts Focus in Nebraska to Stop It

The Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 1,179-mile crude oil pipeline between Canada and Nebraska, has been a focal point for environmental efforts since the proposal was introduced in 2008. The pipeline would pump up to an extra 830,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil, an expensive extracting source of oil that produces toxic waste and involves strip mining large tracts of land.Read more about After Trump Approved Keystone XL Pipeline, Efforts Focus in Nebraska to Stop It[…]

JASON PINA

JASON PINA

JASON PINA has been named interim chief diversity officer at Ohio University. He will continue to serve as vice president for student affairs at the university. Pina earned a bachelor’s degree from Occidental College, master’s and educational specialist’s degrees from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. from Johnson & Wales University. read more

An Open Letter to College Presidents about DACA

An Open Letter to College Presidents about DACA

Dear College Presidents, Can we chat? For the past decade, I have devoted much of my activism and scholarship around issues of equity and justice in higher education, particularly focusing on the needs of undocumented college students. Today, the Trump Administration just announced that he plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)Read more about An Open Letter to College Presidents about DACA[…]

More Women’s Colleges Admitting Transgender Students

More Women’s Colleges Admitting Transgender Students

WELLESLEY, Mass. — Until last year, Ninotska Love would have been barred from attending Wellesley College. She’s an accomplished student who has persevered through hardship, but under longstanding rules, the college would have rejected her. Now the rules have changed. This week, Love will become one of the first transgender women to attend Wellesley inRead more about More Women’s Colleges Admitting Transgender Students[…]

DeVos Met With Experts Before Postponing HBCU Week Conference

DeVos Met With Experts Before Postponing HBCU Week Conference

Prior to last Friday’s announcement of the postponement of the annual White House Initiative on HBCUs conference, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos discussed the conference at a private meeting in Florida with education leaders of that state. Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a staunchRead more about DeVos Met With Experts Before Postponing HBCU Week Conference[…]