Tag: Higher Education

Princeton University

Princeton University Lands $20 Million Gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies Dedicated Towards Ongoing Diversity Efforts

Nestled quietly in the lush green farmland of central New Jersey, Princeton University is one of the smaller and more modest Ivy League schools in the country. But thanks to a new $20 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the school could also soon become a leader in the world of…

Flagship University The University of Maryland

Enrollment of Students of Color at Flagship Universities Continues to Decline

Many state’s “flagship” universities say diversity is a leading focus and priority when it comes to admissions, but a new look at data from these schools shows the reality: enrollment of students of color continues to lag. Flagship universities, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the…

education, diversity, new york

New York State Senate Passes Education Diversity Legislation

The New York State Senate voted on Jan. 3 to advance measures designed to improve school diversity, including attracting historically underrepresented talent for teaching positions and improving access to higher education. The “Grow Your Own” initiative for school districts, cooperative education services and higher education institutions is designed to help…

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Cigna Hosts Virtual Chat with Industry Leaders on Anti-Racism

Systemic racism is not just a trendy concept or new buzz. It’s a real issue that has affected professionals of color in all industries, from instances of discrimination lawsuits in the retail industry to disparities in healthcare related to COVID-19. With racial inequity being a key topic taking a global…

Graduating While Black: Students Manhandled on Stage at University of Florida Commencement Ceremony

During the University of Florida’s (UF) commencement ceremony, a white university graduation marshal decided to stop Black students from celebrating their diplomas with “strolling.” He physically forced them off stage. At the pinnacle of their college careers, Black graduates were reminded that racism exists at the university. “Strolling” is a…

Students Who Share a Race with Teachers Get Better Grades

College students who are of the same race or ethnicity as their teaching assistants earn higher grades at statistically significant levels, and the findings are consistent across racial and ethnic groups, according to a study released this week. The study, “TAs Like Me: Racial Interactions Between Graduate Teaching Assistants and…

NJCU Shows How Diversity and Educational Access Is Done During Gala Event

By Michael Nam New Jersey City University held its Building the Dream gala on April 16, a benefit to raise scholarship funds while honoring luminaries who have supported its aims of providing cost-effective higher education for New Jersey’s residents. The honorees included DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti who received the Corporate…

University Presidents Pledge to Aid Latino Students in Graduation Success

By Julissa Catalan Advocacy group Excelencia in Education is turning its focus to graduation now that college attendance and retention rates are at an all-time high for Latinos. The Washington, D.C.based nonprofit, which focuses on Latino students’ success rate in college, has launched a new program called Presidents for Latino…