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The Rev. Al Sharpton and Artist Al B. Sure! Partner in Effort to Reverse Coverage Change for Organ Rejection Tests

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Civil rights leader and TV host the Rev. Al Sharpton and musician and radio host Al B. Sure!, champion of the organ transplant patient community, are partnering to restore Medicare coverage for tests to detect early signs of organ rejection. The Rev. Al Sharpton Together, they have established the national Healthy Equity in Transplantation Coalition, with Al B!

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Professor Says Spelman Raised Students’ Grades, Fired Him

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Professor Says Spelman Raised Students’ Grades, Fired Him Ryan Quinn Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Former tenure-track faculty member says the college inflated students’ grades and axed him after he complained. Some say that violates academic freedom.

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Morehouse School of Medicine Looks to Disrupt Health Inequities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

At Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), disrupting and erasing health disparities is more than just part of their mission statement. Health equity is something MSM leaders, faculty members, and students work toward every day. Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and other experts are excited about the $2 million donation from the Croel Family Foundation for the development of the David Satcher Global Health Equity Institute at the school.

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Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away Liam Knox Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Demographic shifts and funding woes have led a diverse and growing array of colleges to hire recruiters who live and work hundreds of miles from campus. Is it worth it?

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Contemplating the Past and Future of Historically White Colleges and Universities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When comedian Kenan Thompson provided his impersonation of coach Deion Sanders on a recent presentation of Saturday Night Live, he may not have intended to introduce a variation on the vernacular that’s generally used within academic communities, but that’s exactly what happened. After a reference was made to Jackson State University as an Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Thompson made a parallel observation about Harvard University as an Historically White College or University

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Partnering to Train Ph.D.s to Teach

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Partnering to Train Ph.D.s to Teach Sarah Bray Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria and Nicholas Papas describe the powerful synergy that can occur between scholarship-oriented students at universities and community college faculty with practical teaching experience.

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CUNY Cares Connect Students with Essential Benefits and Community Resources

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The City University of New York (CUNY) has announced the launch of CUNY CARES , a three-year pilot program designed to boost academic success by using an integrated approach to help students access health care, mental health treatment, food and housing assistance. The initiative pays students to conduct outreach to fellow classmates who may qualify for services such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid – and make sure they sign up.

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B. ELLIOTT RENFROE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

B. Elliott Renfroe B. Elliott Renfroe has been named chief diversity officer at Greenville University in Illinois. He served on the board of trustees of Greenville. Renfroe holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and studies at the Alliance Theological Seminary in New York and Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York.

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20 step guide for implementing Outcome-Based Education

Creatrix Campus

20 step guide for implementing Outcome-Based Education admin Wed, 11/29/2023 - 07:24 In a fast-paced educational realm, Outcome-Based Education (OBE) emerges as the catalyst for student success. According to a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, institutions adopting OBE witness a remarkable 25% increase in student engagement and a transformative 15% surge in graduation rates.

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BRAYLIN LASTER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Braylin Laster Braylin Laster has been appointed associate vice president for institutional advancement and resource development at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. Laster holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lane College in 2017 and an MBA from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.

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The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis

Higher Education Today

By Devorah Lieberman As we approach the end of 2023, in an era marked by heightened challenges around the world, it has never been more important for university presidents to serve as steadfast institutional leaders during times of crisis. Case in point: the COVID-19 pandemic tested every president and every campus beginning in March 2020. Read more » The post The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Batteries Included: Future of Neighborhood Batteries in Australia Conference

Higher Education Whisperer

Greetings from the 2nd Future of Neighborhood Batteries in Australia conference, at the Australian National University in Canberra. The event started with what we didn't know, which is if neighborhood batteries would "scale", that is with lots of them.

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Alum Michael Carney reflects on his time at the Society of Arts and Crafts to leave a legacy for future CCS students

College for Creative Study

When Michael Carney attended what was then known as the Society of Arts and Crafts from 1968 to 1972, things were a bit … different. The Yamasaki building anchored campus — the Kresge-Ford Building wouldn’t be completed until 1975, the same year the school’s name was changed to Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design. For Carney and his classmates, the Detroit Institute of Arts served as an auxiliary space of the school, both intellectually and socially.

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China influencing leading British universities, documentary claims

The Guardian Higher Education

Channel 4’s Dispatches claims University of Nottingham closed school under Beijing pressure and Imperial College professor collaborated on AI Leading British universities have been influenced by Chinese agents, with diplomatic and unofficial pressure resulting in censorship on campus, according to a Channel 4 documentary. The Dispatches documentary, Secrets and Power: China in the UK, alleges that the University of Nottingham closed its School of Contemporary Chinese Studies in 2016 in response

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We Create The Culture In Our Residence Life Environments

Roompact

How are you thinking about your impact on your university’s environment? What about your university’s environment and its impact on your students? As Residence Life professionals, we often focus solely on the environments that we actively create in our own buildings. However, the campus environment is a complex and nuanced factor in a college student’s.

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Bristol University decides not to rename buildings linked to slavery

The Guardian Higher Education

Institution will remove Edward Colston’s insignia from its logo and set up £10m racial inequalities fund The University of Bristol has decided against retitling its buildings that are named after people with links to the transatlantic slave trade, but has pledged £10m to help address racial inequalities over the next decade. At the end of a year-long consultation, which centred on whether seven university buildings should be renamed, the university acknowledged not everyone would be pleased with

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USC, Grad Workers Reach Tentative Deal, Avert Tuesday Strike

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The University of Southern California and leaders of its graduate student workers’ union reached a tentative agreement Sunday, averting a strike that was set to start today. Members of the Graduate Student Worker Organizing Committee, the United Autoworkers–affiliated union, will vote next week on whether to accept the deal, which would be the union’s first contract with the university.

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Facing decline in enrollment, Park University cuts faculty and more than a dozen programs - Maria Benenvento, Kansas City Beacon

Ray Schroeder

Park University faces financial strains from declining enrollment, leading to faculty layoffs, program cuts and campus closures. The university prioritizes majors in high-demand fields but receives criticism for lack of transparency. Students, organized as All Against Park University, express concerns about the impact on their education.

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Texas Wesleyan University Hit by Data Breach

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A hacking attack targeting Texas Wesleyan University exposed students’ personal data, including Social Security numbers and information involving passports and financial accounts.

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How Technology Fuels Student Success

EAB

Podcast How Technology Fuels Student Success Episode 174. November 28, 2023. Welcome to the Office Hours with EAB podcast. You can join the conversation on social media using #EABOfficeHours. Follow the podcast on Spotify , Google Podcasts , Apple Podcasts , SoundCloud and Stitcher or visit our podcast homepage for additional episodes. EAB’s Julianne Turpin and Brendan Mannix explore the many changes that have made modern student success software a central component of student retention efforts.

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UNC Grad Student Unfit to Stand Trial for Allegedly Killing Adviser

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student charged with fatally shooting his adviser has been declared mentally unfit to stand trial, the Associated Press reported.

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Broad Skills Needed for AUKUS

Higher Education Whisperer

The Australian government has announced $128M for 4,001 STEM students with skills needed for the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine project. It should be noted most of the training, and jobs, will not be related to nuclear technology. The initial submarines will be purchased built from the USA and largely supported by US personnel.

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CUNY Pilots Multipronged Student Support Program

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The City University of New York System has launched CUNY CARES, a three-year pilot program intended to help students more easily access health care, mental health resources, food and housing, both on campus and in their surrounding communities, according to a media advisory sent Monday.

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Switching support: What are the challenges and opportunities of the move from the Personal Tutor System to the new Cohort Model?

Teaching Matters Academic Support

In Part 1 of two consecutive blog posts, the authors highlight student experiences of the transition from the Personal Tutor System to the new Cohort Model. They underscore the importance of extracurricular activities in fostering student engagement.

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Greek Mythology in the Garden: Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute: Marie-Claire Beaulieu, associate professor of classical studies at Tufts University, explores how Greek mythology is often present in the garden.

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‘A cost we can’t afford’: Faculty blast state for not investing in university - Zach Wendling, Nebraska Examiner

Ray Schroeder

Faculty across the University of Nebraska said Friday the state government is forcing NU to “collapse into a more limited version of its former self.” In the face of mounting budget cuts and stalled state investments, faculty at NU’s Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney campuses in a joint statement said the state government is starving Nebraska of educational opportunities and economic development that an adequately funded state university could offer.

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NE Iowa Community College President Contests His Dismissal

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Northeast Iowa Community College has fired President Herbert Riedel over “performance-related” concerns, according to a statement on the college’s website. But Riedel, in a statement sent to local media outlets, has promised to “vigorously” contest his termination.

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CCS Alums Connect at Gatherings Across U.S.

College for Creative Study

The CCS Office of Alumni Relations has been on a semester-long road trip meeting and greeting alumni across the United States. Kicking off the gatherings during Detroit Month of Design at Eastern Market After Dark, the Alumni Relations team then traveled to Brooklyn, NY; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and Burbank, CA. In between their travels, they hosted two other mixers in Detroit. “It was so wonderful getting to know our amazing alumni,” said Lesley Mason, director of Alumni Relations

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Studying Abroad – An Experience Like Never Before

PUC

Arianne Milosavljevic’s family is from overseas. They’ve always placed a huge emphasis on her to get out into the world to open her mind and realize that her way of life isn’t the only one and to just enjoy all she can.

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University Launching Program in Evidence-Based Policing and Reform

University Business

In an effort to improve law enforcement and the relationships between police and the communities they serve, the University of Mississippi is launching a new graduate certificate program in evidence-based policing and reform. Beginning next spring, the Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform will offer a cutting-edge curriculum and training program designed for working law enforcement professionals.

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Gratitude in University Leadership: Challenges and Insights: Changing Higher Ed Podcast 183 with Dr. Drumm McNaughton

The Change Leader, Inc.

28 November · Episode 183 Gratitude in University Leadership: Challenges and Insights 10 Min · By Dr. Drumm McNaughton In this episode Drumm takes a moment to reflect on thankfulness and gratitude in the role of effective leadership for university presidents. In this unique episode, Dr. Drumm McNaughton assumes both the role of host and guest, focusing on the theme of thankfulness and gratitude in university leadership.

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UCLA’s Basic Needs Center provides the essentials for students to succeed

University Business

The UCLA Basic Needs Redistribution Center is celebrating Giving Tuesday by continuing to provide for their fellow Bruins in need. The Basic Needs Redistribution Center, located in the basement of UCLA’s Student Activities Center in Room B54, is a place where students can pick up basic necessities free of charge. Students behind the cause say that the need for it is greater than ever.

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How to Advise Students on Dual Enrollment

Parchment

Sarah Spradling, College & Career Transition Coordinator at Vandegrift High School, joins us to discuss how you can advise high school students on Dual Enrollment. We discuss how to navigate conversations with students, how to “sell” Dual Enrollment to families, and how to align Dual Enrollment to a student’s goals. Transcript: Matt Sterenberg (00:00.894) Alright, I’m here with Sarah Spraedling, College and Career Transition Coordinator from Vandegrift High School nea

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Wage analysis shows a degree from this university system is worth a “$500,000 check”

University Business

Despite the growing public skepticism of a college degree and it return on investment (ROI), the University of North Carolina system discovered that students with an undergraduate degree make $500,000 or more over their lifetimes than North Carolinians without one, a study found. The North Carolina General Assembly collected researchers and consultants from Deloitte, the rpk Group and The Burning Glass Institute to estimate the (ROI) for 724 undergraduate programs and 575 graduate programs acro

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Sink or Swim: Exploring Barcelona’s Pools

ISA Journal

Water polo is violent, and I love it. Through my eyes, all I see is a well-choreographed dance in the waves. It's a familiar scene that fills me with a feeling of camaraderie and exhilaration. Yet, here, thousands of miles away from my team, I was hit with a twinge of regret.

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We Are Not the Same

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the world of higher education, rankings play a pivotal role in helping students and parents make informed decisions about which college or university to choose. In 2024, the U.S. News World Report released its annual college and university rankings, a highly anticipated event for prospective students and curious parents. In recent years, U.S. News added a separate category for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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What is “one front door” onboarding and how could it help your students?

EAB

Blogs What is “one front door” onboarding and how could it help your students? Insights from Dr. Tiffany Ray-Patterson, VP of Student Success at Germanna Community College Based on our Office Hours with EAB podcast, Episode 166, Could Your Students Benefit from “One Front Door” Onboarding? Follow the podcast on Spotify , Google Podcasts , Apple Podcasts , SoundCloud , and Stitcher , or visit our podcast homepage for additional episodes.

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