Five institutions were recognized Thursday for their efforts to support Latinx student success. Excelencia in Education, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group with a membership network that aims to support Latinx people in higher education, presented the awardees of the Seal of Excelencia certification for 2020. Long Beach City College, California State University at Sacramento, the
James Baldwin observed, “Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety.” Higher education has had an identity and a financial crisis hit it all at the same time. Safety of those in power and the
How does a country on the wrong side of a war go on to quickly become a tourist destination? In today’s Academic Minute, Agnes Scott College‘s Gundolf Graml discusses one instance from World War II. Graml is a professor of German studies at Agnes Scott. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld will retire early, likely two years before his contract expires in 2023, he announced Thursday. His retirement follows a controversial five-year presidency and a campus COVID-19 outbreak that sickened thousands of students, faculty members and staff members. Harreld formally informed the Iowa Board of Regents of his plans Sept. 22
In what’s believed to be the first case that’s come up since President Donald Trump’s executive order last year aimed at addressing anti-Semitism on campuses, the Education Department and New York University have settled a complaint that alleged NYU hasn’t done enough to prevent “a hostile environment” for Jews on the campus. The settlement, in