Tag: College

More Campus Racism: Dean of School with 'Happiest Students' Resigns

Yet another college official has resigned following protests from students speaking out against racial injustices on campus. Mary Spellman, who served as a dean of Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles, announced her resignation last Thursday following an email she wrote in which she seemed to infer minority students don’t…

Luke Visconti, CEO: Crisis in Higher Education a Long Time Coming

Mass protests are occurring across the nation on college campuses. Non-majority students feel disenfranchised and underrepresented. Their perceptions are not incorrect. Excluding minority serving institutions, 93 percent of university presidents are white — demographics that have not changed in 25 years. 84 percent of (full-time) professors are white. There is…

Yale Students March Same Day Mizzou Pres. Resigns

Hours after the resignation of University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe on Monday morning due to the mismanagement of racial issues on the school’s campuses, thousands of students at Yale University joined together for what they called a “March of Resilience” against racial insensitivity. Two recent race-related incidents on campus…

Racism in Grade School And Its Damaging Long-Term Effects

According to a March 2014 report released by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, more Black students are severely punished at school than white students despite the fact that more white students are enrolled in schools. The study reveals that this begins as early as preschool: “Black…

Court Upholds Race in College Admissions

By Chris Hoenig After the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back for further scrutiny, a federal appeals court in Texas has again upheld the use of race as a consideration in college admissions. Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas at Austin after her admissions application was rejected in…

Secretary of Education Duncan Joins HACU to Discuss College Costs

Last month, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) hosted a roundtable featuring U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and leaders of more than a dozen Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) to discuss President Obama’s commitment to make college more affordable. Below is a letter from President & CEO Antonio R….