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Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange Set To Return to U of Washington Tacoma as Chancellor
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange is set to become chancellor of the University of Washington (UW) Tacoma on Sept. 16. Her appointment is pending approval by the UW Board of Regents. Currently president of Seattle Central College, Edwards Lange holds previous years of experience at UW, serving as vice president for minority affairs and diversity from […]
July 19, 2021
Stagnation in Diversification: The 2020 Olympics
Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics, delayed last year due to COVID-19, will finally begin on July 23. When Team USA walks into the opening ceremonies, many athletes will represent not only their country but their chosen higher education institution as well. The American relationship between Olympic athletes and higher education is unique and complicated.
July 7, 2021
Higher Ed Institutions Still Undecided About Mask and Social Distancing Requirements for the Fall
As the nation’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues and colleges and universities prepare for in-person instruction in the fall, what remains unclear is how the CDC’s recent guidance for fully vaccinated people will apply.
May 26, 2021
University of Washington to Launch DEI Initiative, Invest $5 Million for Faculty Hiring
The University of Washington will be launching an initiative focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion, which includes investing $5 million for faculty hiring in the next two years. “We know that the UW must better reflect the communities we serve, which requires short- and long-term changes to make our University a place where faculty from […]
February 26, 2021
Black Scientists Applying for NIH Grants Consistently Receive Lower Scores, Says Study
A new scoring approach introduced in 2009 was supposed to diminish bias during the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Enhanced Peer Review process, but Black researchers applying for the agency’s prestigious and highly competitive R01 grants consistently receive lower scores than White applicants in the first and critical phase of consideration, a new study reveals. […]
June 16, 2020
Washington’s Public Higher Ed Braces for a Big Budget Cut
Washington’s public colleges and universities are bracing for a big budget cut, reported The Seattle Times. Earlier in May, state budget director David Schumacher asked many state agencies how they might cut 15% of their state budget appropriations. K-12 funding is mandated by the state constitution and therefore protected from budget cuts, but higher education […]
May 26, 2020
New Graduates Facing Difficult Job Market Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Looking for a job after graduation is daunting enough, but searching for one amid an ongoing pandemic — during which 22 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits — is foreign territory for graduates and employers alike. With the coronavirus closures continuing to tighten budgets all around, more and more companies are announcing hiring freezes, canceling summer internships and pushing back start dates. Worse, many businesses, still adjusting to their new remote realities, just aren’t prioritizing hiring at this point.
April 28, 2020
Study: Minority Student Enrollment Hasn’t Kept Pace With Demographic Trends in States That Have Affirmative Action Bans
Enrollment of underrepresented minorities at public universities has not kept pace with demographic trends in states that have banned affirmative action, a new study finds. In these states, the portion of underrepresented minorities among students admitted and enrolling in public universities has steadily lost ground relative to changing demographic trends among high school graduates, based […]
April 8, 2020
Coronavirus Claims Life of U of Washington Professor
The novel coronavirus has claimed the life of a longtime University of Washington pathology professor who was renowned in his field, reported the Associated Press. The professor, Dr. Stephen Schwartz, who died Tuesday, had taught at the university since 1974. He was co-founder of the North American Vascular Biology Organization. It wasn’t clear how or […]
March 19, 2020
Coronavirus Has Ripple Effects Across Higher Ed Landscape
The American Council on Education (ACE) said on Monday it is canceling its annual meeting, set for March 14-16 this year in San Diego, due to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus. However, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, or NADOHE, is still planning to go ahead with its March 11-14 annual meeting. These developments come even as more and more universities announce they are closing and/or moving classes online amid fears of a global pandemic.
March 9, 2020
George Soros Donates $1B for Global University Initiative
Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros has announced that he is donating $1 billion for a new global university network that will support and train students, especially underrepresented populations, worldwide, to build more open societies where “free expression” and a “diversity of beliefs” become the norm.
January 27, 2020
Schools with Affected Research Grants Decry Shutdown
West Virginia State University has research grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture totaling several million dollars, and school leaders began formulating contingency plans when a partial federal government shutdown that could jeopardize the projects appeared imminent.
January 3, 2019
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