Harvard Symposium Examines Charles Hamilton Houston’s Enduring Legacy

Harvard Symposium Examines Charles Hamilton Houston’s Enduring Legacy

Two universities recently convened a symposium to honor the work and influence of the late civil rights lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston. Harvard University’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (CHHRIJ) and Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education hosted “The Enduring Legacy of Charles HamiltonRead more about Harvard Symposium Examines Charles Hamilton Houston’s Enduring Legacy[…]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

Rev. Jesse Jackson Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease

CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease. In a letter to supporters, the 76-year-old civil rights icon said family and friends noticed a change inRead more about Rev. Jesse Jackson Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease[…]

Portrait of Former Xavier President on Display at Smithsonian

Portrait of Former Xavier President on Display at Smithsonian

A portrait of longtime Xavier University President Dr. Norman Francis is on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, in the historic art museum’s latest collection of its annual “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition. The portrait of the 86-year-old educator and lawyer from Lafayette is featured among images of numerous individuals who made “a significant impact” onRead more about Portrait of Former Xavier President on Display at Smithsonian[…]

Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Simplify FAFSA Form

Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Simplify FAFSA Form

Democrats on the Committee on Education and the Workforce recently introduced new legislation that would simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. On Thursday, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester D-Del., introduced the Simple FAFSA Act of 2017 that will amend the Higher Education Act, removing barriers for students seeking financial aid by simplifyingRead more about Members of Congress Introduce Legislation to Simplify FAFSA Form[…]

Hampton Joins the Big South Conference

Hampton Joins the Big South Conference

In a move that could cause a cultural shift and change the balance of power in HBCU athletics, Hampton University on Thursday announced that it is leaving the MEAC to join the Big South Conference. According to a statement released by Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton sought a more proximity-friendly conference. Dr.Read more about Hampton Joins the Big South Conference[…]

New Questions in NSSE Survey Spark Important Conversations

New Questions in NSSE Survey Spark Important Conversations

A topical module around inclusiveness and engagement with cultural diversity debuted in this year’s NSSE survey, and the results prompted discussions around teaching practices. Every year since 2000, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) has conducted annual surveys around the undergraduate experience which produce data that helps colleges and universities improve student learning andRead more about New Questions in NSSE Survey Spark Important Conversations[…]

Ex-college Coach Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Player

Ex-college Coach Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Player

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.— A jury has convicted a former college basketball coach in New Jersey of sexually assaulting a male teenager who played on a traveling team that he also coached. The panel on Wednesday found 45-year-old Christopher Tarver, of Jackson, guilty of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, child endangerment, official misconduct and possession ofRead more about Ex-college Coach Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Player[…]

Love to Take Helm of Organization that Supports LGBTQ Students

Love to Take Helm of Organization that Supports LGBTQ Students

Dr. Cindi Love has been appointed  executive director of Out for Undergrad (O4U), an organization dedicated to helping high-potential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) undergraduates achieve success in their careers. The organization currently offers four undergraduate leadership conferences that serve as a pathway into major US-based corporations: finance/ consulting/ accounting; technology; marketing, andRead more about Love to Take Helm of Organization that Supports LGBTQ Students[…]

Texas State University Suspends Frats, Sororities after Pledge Dies

Texas State University Suspends Frats, Sororities after Pledge Dies

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State University has suspended all fraternity and sorority chapter activities following the death of a fraternity pledge after an initiation ritual. In a statement Tuesday, university officials say Matt Ellis was found unresponsive Monday morning at an off-campus apartment. The 20-year-old sophomore from Humble, Texas, had attended a party thatRead more about Texas State University Suspends Frats, Sororities after Pledge Dies[…]

Fund Set Up To Preserve African American Historical Sites

Fund Set Up To Preserve African American Historical Sites

WASHINGTON— A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African-American history are no longer endangered. The African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, announced Wednesday, will be financed through partnerships with groups like the Ford Foundation and the JPB Foundation, andRead more about Fund Set Up To Preserve African American Historical Sites[…]