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Hackerthons for Training New Federal Government Consultants?

Higher Education Whisperer

GovHack AGM OnlineThis is to suggest GovHack hackerthons be used to quickly get the new federal government internal consultants up to speed. GovHack is a non-profit organization which organizes an annual hackerthon using government data sources.

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For HSIs, “Servingness” is a Journey, Not an Endpoint

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The federal government, on the other hand, uses a straightforward numerical definition to classify as Hispanic Serving Institutions any two- or four-year nonprofit degree-granting college or university where enrollment is at least 25% Latine. But enrollment is just the first step in the journey toward servingness.

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Clatsop Community College Grants Free Tuition to Chinook Indian Nation Tribal Members

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Chinook Nation – its traditional territory includes southwest Washington and northwest Oregon – has not been recognized by the federal government, leaving its 3,000 members out of grant and scholarship offerings for the recognized tribes.

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Dr. Elfred A. Pinkard Appointed Brown University’s First HBCU Presidential Fellow

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

But the historical record is replete with examples of uneven resources, a challenging relationship with the federal government, and the inability of many HBCUs to get before the philanthropic community to request the kind of support that builds financial strength.

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Burwell Announces She’ll Step Down from American University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

However, she had worked at high levels of the federal government, as a former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and the former U.S. Sylvia Burwell Burwell had an unusual background for a college president, never having been a professor, a dean, or a provost, and never having earned an advanced degree.

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Burwell Announces She’ll Step Down from American

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

However, she had worked at high levels of the federal government, as a former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and the former U.S. Sylvia Burwell Burwell had an unusual background for a college president, never having been a professor, a dean, or a provost, and never having earned an advanced degree.

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University of Oregon Receives $3M for Climate Research Using Indigenous Perspectives

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Researchers from the University of Oregon (UO) have earned a $3 million grant from the federal government to help tackle global warming, while incorporating the insights of rural and Indigenous communities which are often left out of decisions about what happens around them.

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