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Dr. Peter O. Nwosu Appointed President of SUNY Oswego

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Peter O. Nwosu will become president of SUNY Oswego, effective Aug. 15. Dr. Peter O. Nwosu Nwosu is currently provost and senior vice president for academic affairs and student success at Herbert H. Lehman College. Previously, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University and associate vice president for academic programs and accreditation liaison officer at California State University, Fullerton.

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MathFest in Florida? Some LGBTQ+ Mathematicians Aren’t Going

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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Jackson Makes SEC History with Head Baseball Coach Appointment

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Kerrick Jackson will become head baseball coach for the University of Missouri. In doing so, he becomes the first Black head baseball coach in the Southeastern Conference. Kerrick Jackson Previously, Johnson was head baseball coach at Southern University, head baseball coach at the University of Memphis, and assistant coach at Missouri. He also served in an administrative position in Major League Baseball.

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Here is every state’s most LGBTQ-friendly college

University Business

BestColleges , in partnership with Campus Pride , has mapped out each U.S. state’s most LGBTQ-friendly college for students in light of Pride Month. Four of the state’s most LGBTQ-friendly colleges also feature on BestAccredited Colleges’ top 10 LGBTQ-friendly college ranking. The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Ithaca College, Kansas State University and University of New Hampshire are among them.

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$5 Million from NASA Supports Increasing Retention of Women in STEM

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

NASA will be giving over $5 million to seven women’s colleges and universities (WCUs) for research and development of strategies to increase retention of women in STEM programs and careers. Agnes Scott College was among seven schools awarded funds from NASA to help improve the national gender gap and experiences of women in STEM. The award – by NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) in response to White House Executive Order 14035 – is meant to help improve the nation

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A Battle Over DEI in Central Virginia

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Despite their differences, both the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia have defended diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the face of criticism. Separated by fewer than 75 miles, Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia are, in many ways, diametrically opposed. One is a small military college with a rigid honor code, while the other is a large national university known for rigorous academics and cutting-edge research.

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Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws and Higher Ed

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The LGBT Center at the University of Louisville in Kentucky makes its goals clear. “The center is committed to dismantling cis-heteropatriarchy and other systems of oppression,” reads the front page of its website. “Empower the LGBTQ+ campus community to reach their full potential; not only survive but THRIVE,” it continues. But this year, that’s been more challenging than ever.

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McBride First Gerald Early Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Dwight A. McBride will become the inaugural Gerald Early Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, effective Aug. 15. He will be appointed to the Department of African and African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences and serve as a senior adviser to the chancellor. Dr. Dwight A. McBride McBride is currently president and professor at The New School.

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ResEdChat Ep 33: Keith Edward’s New Book, “Unmasking: Toward Authentic Masculinity”

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In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Crystal sits down with Keith Edwards to discuss his new book, Unmasking: Toward Authentic Masculinity. "Based on more than fifteen years of research, Keith E. Edwards, PhD, illuminates men’s masking, unmasking, and becoming to help men develop their own authentic masculinity. He also shares strategies to help us all better engage the men in our lives with empathy, reach them with compassion, effectively hold them accountable, and help them to become the m

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Rápalo Appointed to Top Post at Rockland Community College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Lester Edgardo Sandres Rápalo will become president of Rockland Community College (RCC), effective July 1. Dr. Lester Sandres Rápalo Rápalo previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at CUNY Bronx Community College, provost and dean of Union College’s Elizabeth Campus, and chair of the foreign language department at Valencia College.

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Racial Opportunity Costs

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Why Black men aren’t transferring. This piece concerns the reasons why relatively few Black men become vertical (or upward) transfer students (transferring from associate to bachelor’s programs). Transfer offices act as bridges to access higher education. They exist as portals into and out of material realities.

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JACI LEDERMAN

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jaci Lederman Jaci Lederman has been appointed executive director of information technology and chief information officer at Vincennes University in Indiana. Lederman holds a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix and an MBA with a concentration in IT management from Western Governors University.

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Telecounseling Talk: What Students Say

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Student Voice data offer insight into students’ experiences with telecounseling. What can college leaders do to help ensure students are getting quality virtual care? Telecounseling for college students isn’t going anywhere. That’s one takeaway from a new report on critical considerations for partnering with teletherapy vendors from the American Council on Education, says co-author Nance Roy.

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Page Appointed President of Stillman College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Yolanda W. Page will become president of Stillman College, effective July 1. Dr. Yolanda W. Page Page is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs at Savannah State University. Previously, Page was vice president in the Division of Academic Affairs and professor of English at Dillard University. Page has been lauded for her work, having been given the Council of Independent Colleges Chief Academic Officer Award in 2020 and recognized as one of Diverse’s 25 leading women in hi

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The Benefits of a Presidential Teach-In

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Patrick Sanaghan and Mary Dana Hinton offer an onboarding strategy for a new president and other senior leaders in which they become the students. We call it the presidential teach-in, and one of us, Mary Dana Hinton, has firsthand experience with the value and success of this approach. As a new president at Hollins University, she was eager to get to know the culture, challenges and opportunities in her new community.

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MIT Latinx Students Celebrated at Inaugural MIT Latinx Graduation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Latinx students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were celebrated at the inaugural MIT Latinx Graduation, held May 31 at the MIT Media Lab. More than 140 graduate and undergraduate students at MIT received red “Latinx MIT Class of 2023” stoles for this year's commencement. The event – hosted by the MIT Latinx Graduate Students Association (LGSA), Latino Cultural Center (LCC), and Latino Alumni of MIT (LAMIT) – featured guest speaker Jenny Larios Berlin, entrepreneur in residenc

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Welcome, Transfers! Prioritizing Students Coming From Community Colleges

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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How Higher Ed Is Supporting the Growing Big Data Workforce

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

In a time when students and their families are questioning the cost of higher education and considering alternative pathways to the workforce, it’s up to colleges and universities to show their students a strong return on their investment. There are plenty of ways to do that, but perhaps the most direct is by supplying students with in-demand skills for lucrative careers.

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How Airplanes Can Achieve Net-Zero Emissions: Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute, a Student Spotlight during University of California, Irvine, Week: Candelaria Bergero, a Ph.D. student in Earth system science, examines how to cut carbon emissions from one form of transport.

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4 reasons your labor market analysis isn’t capturing employer demand for graduates

EAB

Blogs 4 reasons your labor market analysis isn’t capturing employer demand for graduates By Ben Campbell Maybe you’ll find this situation familiar: you’ve heard from faculty and industry leaders about strong and growing demand for a particular program. But when you receive an analysis of job postings data quantifying demand for that program—whether from internal researchers or EAB’s Market Insights team—the data is not exactly what you were expecting.

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Legislator with no higher education experience tapped to lead South Florida State College

University Business

State Rep. Fred Hawkins, R-St. Cloud, was selected Wednesday by South Florida State College trustees to succeed retiring school President Thomas Leitzel. Hawkins served from 2008 to 2020 on the Osceola County Commission. But Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended him in July 2020 after Hawkins was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer. Hawkins went on to get elected to the House in November 2020.

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How graduate enrollment leaders are keeping up with changing recruitment expectations 

EAB

Blogs How graduate enrollment leaders are keeping up with changing recruitment expectations 3 trends from EAB and NAGAP’s survey of graduate enrollment leaders In my recent conversations with graduate enrollment leaders, the changing demographics of prospective students has become a frequent topic of interest – and for good reason. Next year, Millennials will account for 49% of adult learners, and Gen Z will account for 31%.

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Connecticut College selects Les Wong as interim president

University Business

The Connecticut College Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Leslie E. Wong, Ph.D., a nationally respected leader in higher education, to become interim president of Conn, effective July 1, 2023. Wong will succeed Katherine Bergeron, whose nearly decade-long tenure as Conn’s 11th president concludes June 30. He will serve until the College’s 12th president is selected and assumes office.

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What Educators Should Know About ChatGPT

Higher Ed Ethics Watch

Stakeholder Responses ChatGPT, a chatbot software launched by the AI company OpenAI in November 2022, synthesizes online data and communicates it in a conversational way. The chatbot generates articulate and nuanced text in response to short prompts, with people using it in a variety of ways including their schoolwork. ChatGPT could be a useful tool to prepare students for the real world where critical thinking is more important than rote memorization.

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Dartmouth College wraps up record $3.7 billion capital campaign

University Business

Dartmouth College announced today that it is concluding its comprehensive capital campaign – The Call to Lead – after raising more than $3.7 billion. The campaign was launched in 2018 under the leadership of Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon, with an initial goal of $3 billion. The official end of the campaign, the largest fund raising effort in the college’s history, will be June 30, which also coincides with Hanlon turning over the helm of the institution to incoming President

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Canada’s Luckiest Student Winner 2023: The Official Reveal Guide

Student Life Network

This summer, the winner of Canada’s Luckiest Student will take home $55,984 in life-changing student prizes! Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming surprise winner reveal. Every year, once Canada’s Luckiest Student closes, we get flooded with messages and comments from excited students across the country who want to know if they’ve won.

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Spotlight on the 2023 Teachers of the Year

Teaching Matters Academic Communities

In this post, Callum turns the spotlight to the winners of this year’s ‘Teachers of the Year’ award in the EUSA 2023 Teaching Awards↗️ Callum Paterson, Academic Engagement Coordinator at the Students’ Association, congratulates the winners and shares inspiring snippets from their award acceptance speech.

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Megawatt electrical motor designed by MIT engineers could help electrify aviation

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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 8, 2023 Technology demonstrations show the machine’s major components achieve the required performance. Aviation’s huge carbon footprint could shrink significantly with electrification. To date, however, only small all-electric planes have gotten off the ground. Their electric motors generate hundreds of kilowatts of power.

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Declaring 'financial exigency,' Upper Iowa makes more cuts, laying off professors, deans - Des Moines Register

Ray Schroeder

Upper Iowa University is making more cuts. Declaring "financial exigency," Upper Iowa University this week eliminated 13 faculty positions and two deans. Those and other cost-saving measures came after a financial consulting firm told the college it needed to cut $6.8 million in spending and raise $5.5 million by the end of next month. Upper Iowa previously had laid off 37 employees after eliminating seven sports programs and closing its satellite campuses in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Poll Suggests Public Is Skeptical of Affirmative Action

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A new poll from the Pew Research Center found that more Americans disapprove than approve of colleges considering race in admissions.

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AI Experts Warn Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Risk of Extinction' - Matthew Humphries, PC Magazine

Ray Schroeder

A long list of AI scientists, engineers, and other notable figures have signed a statement warning of the urgent risks posed by artificial intelligence, including extinction. The Statement on AI Risk(Opens in a new window), posted on the Center for AI Safety (CAIS) website, argues that "mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war.

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Up to 40 security guards at UCL could lose jobs under restructuring

The Guardian Higher Education

Contractor says many of its staff rely on working 60 hours a week, but could see this reduced to 42 on average Dozens of security guards at one of the UK’s most prestigious universities face losing their jobs, while many more are likely to see pay cuts of as much as £13,500 a year during the cost of living crisis, their representatives have said. In the latest episode in the long-running fight by outsourced workers at University College London (UCL), the staff have been told that, with the risk

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Apple Vision Pro and the Future of XR in Online Learning

Confessions of a Community College Dean

An argument. Part of my job is to think about the future of online learning. Institutional capabilities and competencies can’t be built overnight. Universities need to begin learning about what might be coming well in advance of that future. Until this week, my interest in learning about the potential of XR (mixed reality) in relation to my institution’s online education portfolio has been limited.

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6 innovative ways higher ed can embrace AI

EAB

Blogs 6 innovative ways higher ed can embrace AI Within six months of its launch, AI tools like ChatGPT have swiftly moved from being innovative novelties to a staple in many of our daily lives. However, this rapid user growth—standing at an impressive 1.16 billion users at present—is only the tip of the iceberg. AI promises to revolutionize nearly every aspect of our lives, from the way we learn, accomplish tasks at work, to how we seek entertainment.

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New Presidents and Provosts: Auburn Bay College, Beloit College, Howard U, Kirkwood CC, Manchester U, Montgomery County CC, U of North Carolina–Pembroke

Confessions of a Community College Dean

New Presidents and Provosts: Auburn Bay College, Beloit College, Howard U, Kirkwood CC, Manchester U, Montgomery County CC, U of North Carolina–Pembroke Doug Lederman Fri, 06/09/2023 - 12:00 AM

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7 missteps university leaders must avoid in their AI approach

EAB

Blogs 7 missteps university leaders must avoid in their AI approach Every historic innovation that has shaped the way people access and use knowledge, from the printing press to the internet, has brought transformative changes to universities. AI is the latest and one of the most revolutionary among these breakthroughs , making it a strategic concern that requires leadership attention.

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Biden Vetoes Measure on Student Loans

Confessions of a Community College Dean

President Biden on Wednesday vetoed a congressional resolution that would have struck down his loan-forgiveness program. The veto was expected. The House and Senate passed the measure with overwhelming Republican support and modest Democratic support. There was not enough support for the resolutions to override Biden’s veto.

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