Education

Harvard University

Harvard Crimson, Nation’s Oldest College Newspaper, Appoints Raquel Coronell Uribe As Its First-Ever Latinx President

At nearly 150 years of age, The Harvard Crimson is the oldest college newspaper in the United States. And now, the storied publication has broken another historic and inclusive milestone, naming its first-ever Hispanic president: Raquel Coronell Uribe. Nicole Acevedo of NBC News reported that Uribe, a student at the…

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

US Merchant Marine Academy’s ‘Sea Year’ Program Halted Following Allegations of Sexual Assault

For individuals looking for a career in engineering or the sea industry, the Department of Transportation’s U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is the gold standard in education, offering year-long courses at sea where students can learn about marine transportation first-hand. Sadly, as solid as the program’s educational strengths are, the Academy…

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

North Carolina Lawmakers Attack UNC-Chapel Hill Diversity Training Programs Within Sororities and Fraternities

Conservative America’s attack on DEI programs continues, this time with legislators in North Carolina targeting a college program designed to bring equity, diversity and inclusion education to college sororities and fraternities. A.P. Dillon of The North State Journal reported that North Carolina State Representative Jon Hardister “has issued a letter…

banned books

Texas Lawmaker Pursues Banning 850 Books From Schools Over Fears That They Might Cause ‘Student Discomfort’

The state of Texas is continuing its descent away from democracy and equality for its citizens. First came its horrifying rollback of women’s rights with its recent abortion ban. Then came its recent attack on trans students’ ability to participate in sports. Now, Texas lawmakers are at it again, this…

Black student

President Biden Establishes 2 New Commissions Dedicated to the Education of Black Students

The White House is stepping up to improve the U.S. educational system for Black students. Alexandra Alper of Reuters has reported that President Joe Biden has “signed an executive order setting up two commissions within the Department of Education to improve education for Black students.” According to Alper, “one commission…

Fayetteville, North Carolina

North Carolina Sorority Under Fire After Member Creates PowerPoint Presentation Ridiculing Black Football Players

A sorority at Methodist University has been suspended after a member created a racist PowerPoint presentation that mocked and made fun of Black football players’ appearances.  Minyvonne Burke of NBC News reported that the school of 2,300, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, “suspended Alpha Delta Pi following outrage over a…

Oak Park, Illinois

Illinois Professor Suspended, Charged with Hate Crime After Allegedly Spitting on Black Woman and Using Racial Slur

An Illinois professor has been suspended from his job and charged with a hate crime after he allegedly spat on and racially attacked a Black female driver in a suburban Chicago grocery store parking lot earlier this month. Antonio Planas of NBC News has reported that Alberto Friedmann, a professor…