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[…]

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

The Problem with López Obrador

The Problem with López Obrador

The third-time’s-a-charm presidential candidacy of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has the wind at its back. But by cozying up to elites and limiting his rhetoric to the fight against corruption, he is failing to build the mass movement he needs to win. If Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO, as he is known for short) were anRead more about The Problem with López Obrador[…]

A First at Fisk: Tanya Torres Steps Into Groundbreaking Role

A First at Fisk: Tanya Torres Steps Into Groundbreaking Role

Tanya Torres fondly recalls her childhood days growing up in Houston, Texas. “From the moment I was born, my dad was giving me speeches,” she says, explaining that they were about the value of going to school and that she took that advice to heart. Tanya Torres Today, the 21-year-old political science major at Nashville’sRead more about A First at Fisk: Tanya Torres Steps Into Groundbreaking Role[…]

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[…]

Rutgers Grad Students Belatedly Receiving Summer Grants

Rutgers Grad Students Belatedly Receiving Summer Grants

As the fall semester begins at Rutgers University, hundreds of graduate students are only now receiving their summer funding. Last spring, 775 graduate students received award letters for the Professional Development Fund, a small stipend intended to assist those without teaching or research appointments during the summer months. However, the awardees just began receiving theirRead more about Rutgers Grad Students Belatedly Receiving Summer Grants[…]

UNC Students Protesting Silent Sam Launch Economic Boycott

UNC Students Protesting Silent Sam Launch Economic Boycott

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Student organizers seeking the removal of a Confederate soldier statue at North Carolina’s flagship public university have embarked on a monthlong boycott of commercial goods on campus. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the boycott launched Monday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a social mediaRead more about UNC Students Protesting Silent Sam Launch Economic Boycott[…]

College Towns Feel Pinch From Rental Sites Such As Airbnb

College Towns Feel Pinch From Rental Sites Such As Airbnb

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town’s funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Now, renting in Cambridge can feel like that – something critics say is made tougher by short-term rental websites like Airbnb, through which property owners can make moreRead more about College Towns Feel Pinch From Rental Sites Such As Airbnb[…]

Frat at Cornell University to Close Amid Beating Probe

Frat at Cornell University to Close Amid Beating Probe

ITHACA, N.Y. — A national fraternity says it will close its Cornell University chapter in the wake of an investigation into an attack against a Black student by a white student that police say may have been racially motivated. Psi Upsilon’s alumni board of governors told the Ivy League school on Tuesday that the chapterRead more about Frat at Cornell University to Close Amid Beating Probe[…]

Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator

Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator

I have a degree is in Political Science w/ emphasis in International Relations and a minor in Psychology. Yesterday’s UN rant by Trump is inexplicable to me. I just witnessed decades of work, peacebuilding, and international cooperation be flushed down the tubes in the literal center of international diplomacy. To call another leader “Rocket Man”Read more about Trump’s UN Speech: Rhetoric of a Dictator[…]