African Americans

Mixing Partying and Politics

As they fête Obama's historic inauguration, advocates for historically black colleges urge the president-elect to prioritize them in his stimulus package.

Black (Immigrant) Admissions Edge

First or second generation African Americans found to be much more likely than other black students -- and more likely than white students -- to attend selective colleges.

New Chief for State College Group

President of SUNY's Buffalo State College becomes first minority leader of one of Washington's six major higher education associations.

Black Men and Remedial Education

Hoping to save developmental programs from chopping block, academics argue that they particularly help African American males get to graduation.

A Community College Divided

At Thomas Nelson, a president who outraged faculty elsewhere runs into trouble again -- and leaves an institution split over priorities, race and right to dissent.

Did Bill O'Reilly Doom a Tenure Bid?

In many academic circles, being attacked by Bill O'Reilly might be a badge of honor. A Syracuse University professor, however, charges that he was denied tenure last week in part because of the fallout over his on-air disputes with the Fox television star, who has branded him "a new Ward Churchill."

Reaching Black Men

Philander Smith -- without much money -- finds ways to raise graduation and retention rates.

Educational Culture Clash

Complaint by black college against distance education university raises question: Do limits on program duplication make sense in the online era?

Spreading the 'Morehouse Man' Message

WASHINGTON -- As president of Morehouse College, Robert Franklin knows

Oh Governor, Where Art Thou?

Gov. Pat Quinn was quick to intervene when an admissions scandal broke at the prestigious University of Illinois, but he's yet to respond to problems at long-troubled Chicago State.


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