Purdue’s Plans for Online School Draw Criticism from Faculty

Purdue’s Plans for Online School Draw Criticism from Faculty

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s plans for a new online school are drawing criticism from some Purdue faculty members. The proposed school that would arise from Purdue’s purchase of for-profit Kaplan University was announced five months ago. But some Purdue faculty members who question those plans say they’re worried about the reputation of KaplanRead more about Purdue’s Plans for Online School Draw Criticism from Faculty[…]

Activist Angela Davis to speak at Ball State

Activist Angela Davis to speak at Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. — Social activist Angela Davis is coming to Ball State University to discuss institutional racism in the nation’s prisons. The 73-year-old academic who’s known for her work on economic, racial and gender justice will speak Sept. 22 at Emens Auditorium in a free event open the public. Davis was a University of California,Read more about Activist Angela Davis to speak at Ball State[…]

Kalamazoo Valley Community College President Plans to Retire

Kalamazoo Valley Community College President Plans to Retire

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The longtime president of Kalamazoo Valley Community College plans to retire. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Marilyn Schlack, who has held the post since 1982, submitted a letter of retirement at the school’s board of trustees meeting Tuesday. Schlack, 81, says in an email to faculty and staff that “innovation and theRead more about Kalamazoo Valley Community College President Plans to Retire[…]

It’s Time To Nationalize Our Oil Industry

It’s Time To Nationalize Our Oil Industry

With Houston just barely beginning the recovery process from Harvey’s toxic “thousand year” flood and Irma, the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, about to bash south Florida after leaving island devastation in its wake, we need to start having a conversation about something that could take decades to accomplish but probably should’ve been started decadesRead more about It’s Time To Nationalize Our Oil Industry[…]

Napolitano Welcomes Other Schools and Universities to Join DACA Lawsuit

Napolitano Welcomes Other Schools and Universities to Join DACA Lawsuit

The first major lawsuit by a university to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been filed by a school whose top official helped create it. As the head of the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration, UC President Janet Napolitano knows all about DACA. Though it was announced byRead more about Napolitano Welcomes Other Schools and Universities to Join DACA Lawsuit[…]

20 Years Later, Scholar Says Racism Remains Relevant Discussion in Classroom

20 Years Later, Scholar Says Racism Remains Relevant Discussion in Classroom

Two decades after the release of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a well-known educator and president emeritus of Spelman College, the text continues to be used in classrooms across the nation. Tatum was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a presentation to higher education administrators atRead more about 20 Years Later, Scholar Says Racism Remains Relevant Discussion in Classroom[…]

Rutgers Offers Legal Help to Its Immigrant Students

Rutgers Offers Legal Help to Its Immigrant Students

Rutgers University Law School is introducing a program designed to provide free legal counseling to currently enrolled students on the Camden, New Brunswick and Newark campuses who may be facing immigration-related barriers to their success. Jason Hernandez The development of the Rutgers Immigrant Community Assistance Program (RICAP) comes at a time when many students acrossRead more about Rutgers Offers Legal Help to Its Immigrant Students[…]

“Either You Go There or You Leave…This is For The General Public” – Homeless Bused to Separate Shelter Ahead of Irma

“Either You Go There or You Leave…This is For The General Public” – Homeless Bused to Separate Shelter Ahead of Irma

As people throughout the state of Florida fled to shelters ahead of Hurricane Irma over the weekend, Volusia County was redirecting the homeless to separate shelters than those housing everyone else. Video from The Daytona Beach News-Journal showed a group of homeless people being turned away after being dropped off at David C. Hinson Sr. MiddleRead more about “Either You Go There or You Leave…This is For The General Public” – Homeless Bused to Separate Shelter Ahead of Irma[…]