New Magazine Focuses on Research at HBCUs

New Magazine Focuses on Research at HBCUs

Developed with the stories of the HBCU community in mind, a new magazine will share the innovative and inspiring work of scientists at historically Black colleges and universities across the nation. Celebrating the launch at the Newseum in the nation’s capital during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, HBCU Research magazine made its debut.Read more about New Magazine Focuses on Research at HBCUs[…]

Comey’s Speech at Howard Prompts Protests

Comey’s Speech at Howard Prompts Protests

Washington — A small but boisterous contingent of student protesters disrupted what might have otherwise been an unremarkable convocation speech by former FBI director James Comey Friday at Howard University. ​ A Diverse writer had a front row seat for the convocation chaos — and its aftermath — which marked the historically Black university’s 150thRead more about Comey’s Speech at Howard Prompts Protests[…]

UCLA Course to Examine Race Through Lens of Black Horror Films, Literature

UCLA Course to Examine Race Through Lens of Black Horror Films, Literature

Tananarive Due is bringing a highly anticipated Get Out-inspired course to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) this semester. Tananarive Due The “The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and Black Horror Aesthetic” course is based on director Jordan Peele’s popular film and students will explore how images of blackness in classic works of Black horrorRead more about UCLA Course to Examine Race Through Lens of Black Horror Films, Literature[…]

Accessibility Is Hallmark of Vargas Presidency

Accessibility Is Hallmark of Vargas Presidency

Kendall Basham, who graduated in May 2017 from Southeast Missouri State University, always had been an admirer of the university president, Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto. To surprise Basham on her birthday, Dylan Kennedy, a senior and vice president of Southeast Missouri State’s student government, went to Vargas’s office and arranged for the president to join theRead more about Accessibility Is Hallmark of Vargas Presidency[…]

Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference

Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference

WASHINGTON — A range of solutions and strategies — from the adoption of new business models to one-on-one mentoring from African Americans who’ve attained C-Suite positions — emerged Thursday at the inaugural HBCU “braintrust” of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative conference. Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover (File photo) The jam-packed marathon discussion — convenedRead more about Innovative Strategies for HBCUs Proposed at CBC Conference[…]

Williams Baptist College to Alter Name Starting Fall 2018

Williams Baptist College to Alter Name Starting Fall 2018

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. — A private, four-year school in northeastern Arkansas has changed its name to include the term “university” rather than “college.” Williams Baptist College President Tom Jones announced Wednesday that the school officially will be called Williams Baptist University starting in fall 2018. Jones says the name change will help dispel misconceptions thatRead more about Williams Baptist College to Alter Name Starting Fall 2018[…]

Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos

Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos

WASHINGTON — A group of Obama administration officials is starting a legal aid organization to challenge the Trump administration’s policies on student lending and civil rights. The National Student Legal Defense Network says it will join with state attorneys general and advocacy groups to sue on behalf of students defrauded by for-profit colleges or whoRead more about Former Obama Officials Launch Legal Group to Challenge DeVos[…]

Brigham Young University Ends Ban on Caffeinated Soda Sales

Brigham Young University Ends Ban on Caffeinated Soda Sales

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happening.” The move sparked social media celebrations from current and former students, with manyRead more about Brigham Young University Ends Ban on Caffeinated Soda Sales[…]

MIGUEL MARTINEZ-SAENZ

MIGUEL MARTINEZ-SAENZ

MIGUEL MARTINEZ-SAENZ has been named president of St. Francis College. He was previously provost and vice president for academic affairs at Otterbein University. Martinez-Saenz earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida. read more

Advocates: Support Vital for Students From Foster Care System

Advocates: Support Vital for Students From Foster Care System

When it comes to accessing college, students who have experienced the foster care system have a steep hill to climb. Data about their college-going rates is scant, but existing studies indicate that while the majority of foster youth say that they want to go to college, few will ever attain a degree. Debra Schilling WolfeRead more about Advocates: Support Vital for Students From Foster Care System[…]