Tag: College

Attorneys General to DeVos: Delaying Student Loan Protections Is 'Injustice for Students'

A group of 21 attorneys general signed an open letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging her to reinstate protections for students scammed by for-profit colleges. The letter cites the BorrowerDefenseRuleandtheGainfulEmploymentRule. These guidelines were intended to protect students who were defrauded by higher education institutions. Last year the Obama administration…

Michelle Obama: Five Crucial Points of Her Final Commencement Address

First Lady Michelle Obama had both a political and personal conversation with almost 4,000 students receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees at The City College of New York’s commencement ceremony on Friday. Political, as she made references to Trump’s divisive language against diversity, and personal, as she noted her American story…

Survey: Black, Latino Parents Believe College Vital for Success

Latino and Black parentsare significantly more likely than white parents to believe it’s essential that their children earn a college degree, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Released in February, the survey found 86 percent of Latino and 79 percent of Black parents with children under the age of…

Black Students at Trump Rally Removed for No Reason

By Sheryl Estrada A Valdosta State University student cries while sharing thoughts on her removalfrom Donald Trump’s rally along with other students. BeforeGOP presidential candidate Donald Trumparrived at a rally at Valdosta State University on Monday, a Secret Service agent oversaw the removal of a group of more than twodozen…

Providence College Students Await President’s Plan to Combat Racism

By Sheryl Estrada Photo of via Twitter. Providence College student organizations and the Coalition Against Racism, a faculty group, hosted a discussion about racial discrimination and racism on campus Thursday,which wasafollow-up toa 13-hour sit-in last week. More than 50 students protesting “racism and anti-Blackness” participated in a sit-in outside of…