May 30, 2023

CAHASS Celebrates Outstanding Achievements Of Students, Faculty

By Markita C. Rowe North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) recognized students and faculty recently during its Virtual Awards Ceremony, where six outstanding students of the year were recognized. Five faculty members of the college also were honored for excellence in teaching, research, leadership and advising. “We

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FILE - Activists demonstrate as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on a pair of cases that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, in Washington, Oct. 31, 2022. As the Supreme Court decides the fate of affirmative action, most Americans say the court should allow consideration of race as part of the admissions process, yet few believe students' race should play a significant role in decisions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

With affirmative action on the line, colleges consider changes to the admissions process

In 1998, the year a voter-approved measure barring the use of race-conscious admissions policies for public colleges and universities in California took effect, the percentage of Black, Hispanic and Native American students admitted at two of the state’s elite public schools plummeted by more than 50%. Those figures for UCLA and the University of California,

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TSU Anticipates Hundreds of New Students Following First Freshman Orientation

By Emmanuel Freeman Nearly 150 first-time freshmen recently attended orientation to learn more about the ‚ÄúLand of Golden Sunshine.‚ÄĚ The May 19 orientation was the first of several sessions Tennessee State University will hold to introduce new, incoming, and transfer students to campus academics and life at the university.¬†¬†Financial aid information, career development opportunities, student

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Howard University Hosts Third Year of American Economic Association Program

By Brittany Bailer  The Howard University Department of Economics will host the American Economic Association Summer Training and Scholarship Program (AEASP) for the third year, this summer. The program is set to operate at Howard through 2026. Since 1974, the AEASP has increased diversity in the field of economics by preparing talented undergraduates for doctoral

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The University of the District of Columbia renames the Bertie Backus Campus to the Lamond-Riggs Campus

Courtesy The University of the District of Columbia The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Bertie Backus Campus has been renamed the University of the District of Columbia Lamond-Riggs Campus. The University Board of Trustees approved the change on April 25, 2023, to recognize the historic neighborhood while aligning the UDC Campus’s name with

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Spelman Students Chosen for U-M ASPIRE Summer Policy Research Experience

Courtesy of Spelman College This summer, four outstanding Spelman College students will participate in the University of Michigan‚Äôs Applied Social Policy Internship and Research Experience (ASPIRE) ‚Äď a seven-week summer program run by the¬†Youth Policy Lab¬†(YPL) at the¬†Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy¬†and the¬†Institute for Social Research. The applied research experience will help rising

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Liberal Arts Colleges to Keep Prioritizing Diversity

Two cases before the Supreme Court have the potential to restrict long-standing recruitment and admissions practices at colleges and universities. The cases, brought by a special interest group called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), allege that race-conscious admissions practices are unfair and violate the Constitution. As liberal arts college presidents, we strongly disagree. Holistic review of

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