Naval Academy to Discuss 2 Buildings Named for Confederates

Naval Academy to Discuss 2 Buildings Named for Confederates

WASHINGTON — A panel on memorials at the U.S. Naval Academy will discuss whether two buildings on the campus grounds should remain named after two American naval officers who fought for the Confederacy, the academy’s superintendent said Monday. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, who briefed the academy’s Board of Visitors about the building names at aRead more about Naval Academy to Discuss 2 Buildings Named for Confederates[…]

Nevada University Selling Coveted Violin to Fund Arts Building

Nevada University Selling Coveted Violin to Fund Arts Building

RENO, Nev. — A Nevada university will soon put a coveted, high-priced Stradivarius violin on the auction block in order to pay for their new arts building. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents gave approval last week for the University of Nevada in Reno to sell theRead more about Nevada University Selling Coveted Violin to Fund Arts Building[…]

$50M Gift Prompts New Name for Iowa State Business College

$50M Gift Prompts New Name for Iowa State Business College

AMES, Iowa — Officials say the Iowa State University College of Business will be renamed because of a $50 million commitment from two California benefactors. The university said in a news release Monday that the college will be renamed the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business, pending approval by the Iowa Board of Regents.Read more about $50M Gift Prompts New Name for Iowa State Business College[…]

A Note on Political Accountability

A Note on Political Accountability

I do not believe that a party indicator should be why you vote a certain way. I do think that more often than not I could safely pick a Democrat over a Republican and be comfortable with my choice due to basic cultural belief variances between them. Just because I support a candidate does notRead more about A Note on Political Accountability[…]

A Dreamer’s Cheat Sheet

A Dreamer’s Cheat Sheet

There is a character on the cult-classic television show The Trailer Park Boys named Ricky. He is sort of the Homer Simpson character on the show — the lovable idiot. The best running gags surrounding Ricky are his so-called ‘Rickyisms’ For example: “What comes around is all around”; “supply and command”; “denial and error”; “makeRead more about A Dreamer’s Cheat Sheet[…]

UNC Vote Halts Civil Rights Center From Engaging in Litigation

UNC Vote Halts Civil Rights Center From Engaging in Litigation

In a move that was widely regarded as a foregone conclusion, the University of North Carolina board of governors voted on Friday to ban centers across the university system from engaging in litigation. In practice the ban applies only to the UNC Law School’s Center for Civil Rights, since it is the only center thatRead more about UNC Vote Halts Civil Rights Center From Engaging in Litigation[…]

Congressional Leaders Convene Conversation on Campus Climate Issues

Congressional Leaders Convene Conversation on Campus Climate Issues

Besieged by a barrage of hate incidents and propaganda efforts by White supremacists, colleges and universities must lead authentic discussions about troubling aspects of the nation’s racial past in order to secure a better future. That is one of several themes that emerged among higher education administrators, student activists, Congressional leaders and scholars during recentRead more about Congressional Leaders Convene Conversation on Campus Climate Issues[…]

Upcoming Conference to Focus on Crisis in Education

Upcoming Conference to Focus on Crisis in Education

“The Crisis in Black Education” will be addressed by some of the nation’s leading Black scholars and activists later this month at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The organization’s 102nd Annual Meeting and Conference, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 27 to Oct.Read more about Upcoming Conference to Focus on Crisis in Education[…]