Simmons College to Name School for Late Journalist Gwen Ifill

Simmons College to Name School for Late Journalist Gwen Ifill

Dr. Helen Drinan, president of Simmons College called the late Gwen Ifill a “star alumna.” Simmons College, the highly regarded private women’s liberal arts institution in Massachusetts, says it will name its newly created College of Media, Arts, and Humanities in honor of Gwen Ifill, a journalism icon of her era. Ifill died a yearRead more about Simmons College to Name School for Late Journalist Gwen Ifill[…]

MARTIN A. MBUGUA

MARTIN A. MBUGUA

MARTIN A. MBUGUA has been named vice president for communications and marketing at Skidmore College. He was previously assistant vice president for content and communications at Carnegie Mellon University. Mbugua earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from St. John’s University and another master’s degree from the University of Delaware. read more

SHERYL HAYDEL

SHERYL HAYDEL

SHERYL HAYDEL has been named director of communications and marketing at Dillard University. She previously was an assistant professor in the Department of Communications at Xavier University. Haydel earned a bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. fromRead more about SHERYL HAYDEL[…]

A Blue Wave

A Blue Wave

At first, I had some difficulty getting a handle on exactly what Donna Brazile’s angle was when, last week, she confirmed one of many aspects of Clinton campaign corruption. A thirty-plus year Democratic Party operative did not seem the likeliest person to be first in line to push the knife in. The most obvious question,Read more about A Blue Wave[…]

Renaming College at University of Illinois Sparks Debate

Renaming College at University of Illinois Sparks Debate

URBANA, Ill. — A plan to name the business college at the University of Illinois after a donor who gave a record $150 million to the school has been approved, but with some debate. The News-Gazette reports that the proposal to name the college after alumnus Larry Gies was approved after an amendment was added sayingRead more about Renaming College at University of Illinois Sparks Debate[…]

The Democratic Party Downfall Began With Turn to the Right

The Democratic Party Downfall Began With Turn to the Right

“The Democratic Party now belongs to moderate Republicans.” – Noam Chomsky After the party was on the receiving end of the worst upset in modern political history, reality came crashing, shattering the glass ceiling the nominee had vowed to break. Not only was the White House now lost, but they failed to retake the SenateRead more about The Democratic Party Downfall Began With Turn to the Right[…]

Lawsuit Seeks New Recourse for For-Profit College Fraud

Lawsuit Seeks New Recourse for For-Profit College Fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated with the department’s inaction on claims seeking loan forgiveness. The lawsuit, filedRead more about Lawsuit Seeks New Recourse for For-Profit College Fraud[…]

Biden on 2020: ‘Not Sure it’s the Appropriate Thing’ to Do

Biden on 2020: ‘Not Sure it’s the Appropriate Thing’ to Do

Former Vice President Joe Biden said he is uncertain about a run for president in 2020, but indicated he’s looking for fresh blood to lead the Democratic Party back to the White House. “I’ve done it a long time,” said Biden, who previously ran for president in 1988 and 2008, “and I’m just not sureRead more about Biden on 2020: ‘Not Sure it’s the Appropriate Thing’ to Do[…]

Perversity and Diversity—Does Higher Ed Have a Role in a New Kind of Sex Education??

Perversity and Diversity—Does Higher Ed Have a Role in a New Kind of Sex Education??

The bad stories that bring shame, we usually keep to ourselves. It’s a sign of a real change in our culture that every day it seems we hear of a victim coming forward. They’re telling tales of the sexual kind that display how we as humans treat each other badly. And they’re setting off aRead more about Perversity and Diversity—Does Higher Ed Have a Role in a New Kind of Sex Education??[…]

An Advocate for Native Alaskan Students

An Advocate for Native Alaskan Students

After Dr. Richard A. Caulfield graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1973, he was certain that his interests in anthropology and natural resource management would ultimately take him to Alaska. However, Caulfield, who grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, had no idea that he would eventually emerge as one of Alaska’sRead more about An Advocate for Native Alaskan Students[…]