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COVID-19 Reveals Viral Discrimination, Higher Ed Should Pay Attention
People are still saying “the virus doesn’t discriminate,” in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. We are not equally “all in this together.” The virus is hitting vulnerable populations the hardest—our elderly, those with underlying health conditions, unhoused people, Natives, Black and Brown communities, and especially those living at any of these intersections.
May 26, 2020
Faculty & Staff
Judge Dismisses Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Against NYU Law Review
A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit by an anti-affirmative action group that accused New York University Law Review of violating federal anti-discrimination laws by considering race and gender when selecting members and authors, reported Reuters. The group accused NYU of using quotas to fill positions on its prestigious law review, reported Daily Caller […]
April 1, 2020
Pitt’s School of Education’s Department-Wide Book Club Discusses Racial Inequity in Education
At the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), the School of Education has adopted a mission-vision of creating equity in schools. To practice, teach and link those values of “innovating, agitating and disrupting inequitable educational structures,” Dr. Valerie Kinloch, Dean of the School of Education at Pitt, established a school-wide book club.
March 22, 2020
2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Donald ‘DJ’ Mitchell Jr.
When it comes to researching issues about diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, Dr. Donald “DJ” Mitchell Jr. has risen to the top of his field with his groundbreaking work on race, gender, identity and intersectionality within higher education contexts.
January 24, 2020
Study Analyzes Young Americans Views on the Value of Higher Education
Despite strong beliefs in the importance of higher education, almost half of young Americans say a high school diploma can provide adequate preparation for today’s economy, according to a report carried out by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
November 18, 2019
Free College Education Talk Is Cheap, Invest Now to Diversify and Secure the Future of Elite Colleges
Some of the Democratic candidates for president spend a lot of time talking about free college education. This is a complicated and important issue, as too many students who should be in college cannot afford to attend, and many of them come from underrepresented groups. Low- and middle-income underrepresented students who are able to attend college are often supported by generous scholarships from elite schools that are under huge pressure to diversify their student bodies.
October 29, 2019
Bring Your Authentic Self to Work
As the first Black female professor in the Communication Department at my university, I consider myself to be a blessed imposter. I’ve been fortunate in my career. I’ve taught a variety of communications courses, incorporated social justice into the curriculum, created professional formation programs for students, and established the Dream. Plan. Do.™ departmental scholarship for students of color. I’ve played the “game” well enough to accomplish these tasks. What game? The game of code-switching and being inauthentic.
October 28, 2019
Tw(y)ce-Exceptional: Gifted Black Males in P-12 Education
The call from my college classmate was all too familiar—it started with “he’s super smart, but he struggles in some areas.” As a researcher and scholar who writes about the experiences of academically gifted Black males across the P-20 educational continuum, I welcomed this inquiry from my college classmate.
October 18, 2019
Morehouse College Alumnus Spike Lee to be Honored
Alongside the Atlanta Film Society, Morehouse College will host the first annual Human Rights Film Festival Oct.10-12 to provide a platform for independent filmmakers to show off their work and provoke conversations about social injustice issues. The festival will also honor Morehouse alumnus and film director Spike Lee with a lifetime achievement award in film. […]
October 9, 2019
Creating an LGBTQ+ Friendly Campus
Although higher education has been lauded for fostering an inclusive environment which facilitates identity development, college campuses are not immune to occurrences of hate and bias. Frequently these occurrences are unintentionally perpetuated by institutional policies and campus culture.
October 8, 2019
Graduate Programs in Higher Education Won’t Prepare You for Equity Centered Student Affairs Work – You Need to Seek It Out
As an alumnus of a Higher Education Administration masters program, and through my involvement in conferences in student affairs, my impression is that the higher education curriculum is disconnected with the lived reality of student affairs professionals. While a number of programs have grown their course offerings to include classes about diversity and equity, the way the courses are structured and experienced determine whether or not they are effective in preparing the current and future workforce of higher education to address issues related to diversity and equity on their campuses.
September 23, 2019
Georgetown Study Explores Privilege and Race in Educational Outcomes
Recent headlines have revealed that money matters more than brains in getting some privileged teens into top universities, but a new report from researchers at Georgetown University found that socioeconomic disparity has long-term effects, far beyond the college years.
May 15, 2019
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