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Can You Build a New HBCU? Trump Entertains Idea
During a meeting with Black Michigan leaders, Donald Trump and Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, entertained the idea of founding a new historically Black college or university (HBCU) in Detroit, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I would love to see a historically black college in the city of Detroit, and I think you’re just the president to […]
May 24, 2020
2020 Diverse Champion: How Dr. Curtis L. Ivery Transformed Wayne County Community College District
Dr. Curtis L. Ivery has become somewhat of a celebrity in Detroit, using his high-profile status as the chancellor of the Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) to champion opportunity and educational equity for the 70,000 students enrolled at the multi-campus college.
April 9, 2020
Why the Detroit Literacy Case Matters to Higher Education
Chronically low literacy rates; classrooms without certified teachers; buildings with leaking roofs, vermin, and mold; missing and outdated textbooks—these conditions in public schools have raised fundamental questions about the rights of children. They have strong implications for higher education.
November 20, 2019
University of Michigan to Build Innovation Center in Downtown Detroit
As part of an over $300 million development plan, the University of Michigan will open an innovation center in downtown Detroit, according to The Detroit Free Press. The 190,000 square-foot innovation center will be built on the site of the aborted Wayne County jail project. The construction of the jail was halted in 2013 after […]
October 30, 2019
WSU Introduces New Initiative that Offers Free Tuition for Detroit High School Graduates
Graduates of Detroit public schools and Detroit residents with high school diplomas are eligible to earn free tuition at Wayne State University (WSU) through the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge. The Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge could provide free-tuition to the over 49,000 students who currently attend Detroit high schools as well as cover other […]
October 25, 2019
Alma College to Join Detroit Promise Program
Alma College has announced it will partner with the Detroit Promise program, an initiative which provides full-tuition scholarships to qualified Detroit students graduating from any high school in the City of Detroit. This partnership marks the 19th four-year institution and 25th post-secondary partner to join the Detroit Promise. “Alma has a history of supporting students […]
September 18, 2018
$50 Million Commitment Fuels Detroit Cradle-Career Partnership
A $50 million commitment from the Kresge Foundation is propelling an all new cradle-to-career education collaborative that will benefit some 1,000 students in a Detroit neighborhood. Beginning in 2019, the P-20 Partnership will benefit children in Livernoise-McNichols, a Detroit district undergoing revitalization. The foundation collaborated with the University of Michigan, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Starfish […]
September 13, 2018
National Conference Puts Focus on Urban Cities
If the nation is looking for ways to address issues that impact urban areas, they might consider closely examining the city of Detroit, said Dr. Curtis L. Ivery, Chancellor of the Wayne County Community College District.
July 2, 2018
Summit to Focus on Creating Pathways for Educational and Economic Mobility
The Wayne County Community College District in Detroit will host its inaugural Urban Community College Summit, bringing together a variety of stakeholders to identify strategies to strengthen educational and economic mobility for students attending urban community colleges nationwide.
May 13, 2018
Does Birther Donald Trump Really Want a New Civil Rights Agenda?
What’s GOP candidate Donald Trump to do when polling data show weakness among both the educated and non-educated White electorate?
September 5, 2016
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