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New Report Brings Facts to Light on Minority Serving Institutions

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Sep 19, 2017

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) has released a new report that highlights the return on investment (ROI) on Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). The report outlines MSIs as, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander serving institutions, Alaska Native serving institutions, historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, predominantly Black institutions, tribal colleges… Continue reading

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Why I Attended Tribal College

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Sep 19, 2017

I have been fortunate to have had some exciting opportunities as a college student. I was invited to the White House and held internships at the National Science Foundation and at a university in New Zealand. I was even featured in a public-television show called “The Code Trip” (part ofRoadtrip Nation), in which two other… Continue reading

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How a Classic Exercise Helps Students Understand Disability

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Sep 19, 2017

As a social psychologist at a liberal-arts college, I try to help students recognize, and perhaps overcome, stereotyped expectations about diverse social groups. About 20 years ago, after working on a study of how amputees adjusted to their condition, I became interested in how people with disabilities lets call theminsiders are sometimes judged byoutsiders,or… Continue reading

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More Women’s Colleges Admitting Transgender Students

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Sep 12, 2017

Until last year, Ninotska Love would have been barred from attending Wellesley College. Shes an accomplished student who has persevered through hardship, but under longstanding rules, the college would have rejected her. Now the rules have changed. This week, Love will become one of the first transgender women to attend Wellesley in the schools 147-year… Continue reading

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20 Years Later, Scholar Says Racism Remains Relevant Discussion in Classroom

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Sep 12, 2017

Two decades after the release ofWhy Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteriaby Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a well-known educator and president emeritus of Spelman College, the text continues to be used in classrooms across the nation. Tatum was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving a presentation to higher education administrators at Harvard University… Continue reading

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For Students Imperiled by Trump’s DACA Rollback, a Scramble for Answers

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Sep 12, 2017

Jose Guillermo Rivas was immersed in the first day of his internship on Tuesday when news broke that could crush his dream of becoming a high-school guidance counselor. Attorney General Jeff Sessionsannouncedthat the Trump administration was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, provoking different levels of panic among Mr. Rivas and… Continue reading

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Insensitive or Racist? Study finds that students who deliver microaggressions are also likely to harbor racist attitudes.

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Sep 5, 2017

What makes someone racist? Is what they say at all indicative of that, or can it be brushed away as a one-off mistake or misperception? But a new study backs up those who speak out against microaggressions and questions the attitudes of the people that deliver them. The study,published in the journalRace and Social Problems,… Continue reading

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Scholar Warns of Negative Images of Black Males in Media Influencing Teachers

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Aug 29, 2017

Dr. Darius Prier wants aspiring teachers to think about how negative images of Black males in the media might influence the way they interact act with young Black males in the classroom. Read the entire post here.

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Professors See Charlottesville as a Starting Point for Discussions on Race

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Aug 22, 2017

Students arent always comfortable talking about race, especially at the beginning of the semester in a classroom led by a professor they dont know yet. But this semester, Wendy Christensen, an associate professor of sociology at William Paterson University, in New Jersey, is starting off her course by tackling racism head-on. “Social Stratifications,” will begin… Continue reading

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The Missing Black Professors

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Aug 22, 2017

Study of top public universities finds limited faculty diversity, yet signs of progress— except for African-Americans in STEM. Efforts to diversify the faculty may not be focusing enough on key areas, namely math-based fields — especially when it comes to black faculty members. And such efforts havent led to any premium in pay for those… Continue reading

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