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Association of American Universities Launches New Initiative For PhD Programs
Doctoral students may feel like going into academia is the only path forward, but a new initiative aims to change that. The Association of American Universities launched a PhD Education Initiative, which seeks to create a more student-centered culture for doctoral education, support diverse career paths and promote greater inclusion at its member institutions. During […]
September 13, 2019
Gender-Minority Mental Health Study: Change Needed on Campuses
Students who identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming, genderqueer and nonbinary are far more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers, Boston University researchers and collaborators reveal in an article published in the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
August 19, 2019
Climate Change is a Diversity Issue for Higher Ed
The extreme heat this year has turned much of my state into a giant tinderbox. I’ve seen the smoke of major wildfires both north and east of me reach my home. Even without the fires, I am in a rural part of the state, where dairies and their cows contribute huge amounts of methane, known to be far worse than the emissions from cars and trucks.
September 17, 2018
Colleges Sever Ties with Papa John’s
In the wake of the downfall of John Schnatter—the former CEO and founder of Papa John’s Pizza—amid the use of racist remarks, academics believe that educational institutions and other companies can learn from this organization’s mistake going forward.
July 17, 2018
NYC Men Initiative Diversifies Teacher Workforce
NYC Men Teach, a teacher recruitment and retention program under New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), is actively working to diversify the teacher workforce to reflect the city’s diverse student population.
April 3, 2018
Remembering King’s Perspective On Education
Fifty years ago this week, at age 39, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died as a result of an assassin’s bullet. The murder of this great American was one of the most traumatic events in the history of the United States and still reverberates within American society.
April 1, 2018
Merger of Colleges in Boston To Result in Loss of 100 Jobs
BOSTON — More than 100 employees of a small Massachusetts college are losing their jobs as a result of a merger with the much larger Boston University. BU announced Thursday that 111 Wheelock College employees— 72 staff and 39 full- and part-time faculty members — will be let go when the merger becomes official June […]
March 18, 2018
Mellon Foundation Selects Renowned Poet and Scholar as President
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which supports humanities, culture and the arts in higher education, has appointed nationally acclaimed poet and scholar Elizabeth Alexander as its president.
February 8, 2018
Emerging Scholar Profile: Ramirez Finds That Relationships Remain Key in Psychological and Brain Sciences
In the heady, complex and intense world of neuroscience, Dr. Steve Ramirez thrives on having a research team that finds genuine enjoyment in working together.
February 4, 2018
Charlottesville Rally Participant Withdraws from Boston University
BOSTON — An 18-year-old student who attended the White nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend says he has withdrawn from college in Boston in part because of death threats. Nicholas Fuentes tells The Boston Globe he has received 15 death threats via email and social media. Fuentes said he considered leaving Boston University in January […]
August 16, 2017
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