Tag: Black Students

Navient Corporation

Navient Agrees to $1.7-Billion Settlement for Abusive Lending Practices Impacting Thousands of US College Students

The price of a college education continues to be a stumbling block to many across the country. According to the Education Data Initiative, an estimated 43.2 million individuals are currently paying off loans with an average value of more than $39,000. Of that group, Black students and college graduates are…

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…

Harvard students

Black, Female Harvard Students Say School Did Not Protect Them After Racist, Sexist Threats

Four first-year Harvard Law School students say that the school hasn’t taken seriously “racist taunts about affirmative action and intelligence” and “body-shaming” language, including personal insults, sent to them by another student. The messages were sent from an anonymous person, though the students told Buzzfeed News they think they know…