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Tag: African American

University of Pittsburgh Requires Incoming Freshmen to Take Course on Racism

The University of Pittsburgh will now require all incoming freshmen to take a one-credit course on anti-racism. The new course, which is titled Anti-Black Racism:...

Academic Medicine Steps Up to Improve Mental Health Support for African...

The glaring racial inequities in coronavirus cases and deaths have brought international attention to health disparities for African Americans. Steven Starks, MD, clinical assistant...

The Importance of a Diverse, Inclusive Community

Seventy years ago, Lyman T. Johnson became the first African American student enrolled at the University of Kentucky (UK). He bravely opened doors that...

Growth in Racial Diversity Among Architects is Slow, but Experts Say...

Despite recent evidence showing racial diversity in the architecture field is growing slowly, prominent Black architects refrain from calling the increase an achievement. They...

From Classroom Leader to College President, One Woman of Color Works...

Growing up in the small town of Clarksville, Missouri, Katherine Conway-Turner, PhD, says she never knew a Black person with a college degree. Today, she...

Nonprofit Aims to Place 10,000 Black and Brown Students in STEM...

The nonprofit group Fund II Foundation recently launched a project it hopes will open the door to top-tier STEM careers for thousands of underrepresented...

Inclusion for Black Mathematicians: A Q&A with Edray Goins

In 1925, Indiana resident Elbert Frank Cox graduated from Cornell University and became the first African American to earn a PhD in mathematics. Nearly...

Dorm Design Affects Student Outcomes, Especially for African Americans

  In order to maintain a competitive edge in student recruitment, many schools now offer stylish on-campus housing options that provide more amenities and privacy...

Campus Officers Suspended after Video Shows Them Pinning Down Black Student

Six campus public safety officers have been suspended after a viral video surfaced of them pinning down a Black Columbia University student in a...

HRC Publishes Largest Study to Date on Experiences of Black LGBTQ...

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released a new report detailing the experiences of LGBTQ African American teenagers, providing critical insight for educators and youth...

Kent State Maintains Broad Network of Support for Students

As a public research university with seven regional campuses in Northeast Ohio and a student enrollment of more than 40,000, Kent State University has...

Black and Low-Income Students Struggle the Most to Pay Off Student...

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report earlier this month showing that African Americans and students from low-income families struggle the...

Harvard Business Professor Leads Effort to Highlight Successes of African American...

This spring, students in Harvard Business School are learning about the successes of African American business owners through a new course focused exclusively on...

Clemson Seeks to Increase Awareness, Close Achievement Gaps Via Diversity Summit

On April 27, approximately 2,000 individuals will gather in Greenville, S.C., for Clemson University’s Men of Color National Summit. A first-time event for Clemson,...

HBCU Roundtable

The Benefits and Challenges of Historically Black Institutions INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with leaders at three of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities...

For-Profit Institutions Provide Little Opportunity for Low-Income Black Students

According to a new study, low-income and African American students enroll in larger numbers in for-profit schools, leaving them with higher student debt and...

AABHE Inspires African American Leadership with a Focus on Retaining Culture

While many colleges and universities are striving to become more diverse, the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) President Kenneth P. Monteiro,...

‘Whitened’ Resumes Earn More Callbacks, Even by Employers that Favor Diversity

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto and Stanford University finds that resumes that have been “whitened” by minority job seekers are...

Acting Secretary of Education Commemorates Black History Month

In a recently released statement about the commemoration of Black History Month this February, acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. recognized the...

College Basketball Uniforms Honor Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, which spans the month of February, sports apparel brand Adidas has unveiled commemorative uniforms for three college basketball...

National Black MBA Association Prepares Students to Be the Leaders of...

With the goal of creating educational opportunities and economic growth for the African American community, the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is preparing the...

Contemporary Reflections of Sons and Daughters of the Ex-Confederacy

Like many people, we were deeply disturbed by the unthinkable hate crime involving shooting deaths that occurred at “Mother Emanuel” African Methodist Episcopal (AME)...

Black Faculty Feel Pressure to Entertain During Academic Presentations, A Study...

Black faculty at colleges and universities across the country report feeling pressure to be “entertaining” when presenting academic research to mostly white peers, a...

Jackson State University Offers Students a Passport to the World

How one historically black college is offering its students a once-in-a-lifetime international experience In 2012-2013, a mere 9 percent of U.S. undergraduates studied abroad, according...