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Rather than portray Nelson Mandela (Madiba) as the infamous leader of South Africa, his grandson, Ndaba Mandela, in his newly published book Going to the Mountain, chose to focus more on his role as a grandfather to him, as well as to the rest of the world. Mandela’s book was released last month in honor of what would have been the year of his grandfather’s 100th birthday. Mandela recently traveled
Advocates for historically Black colleges and universities are praising the passage of a U.S. House of Representatives “minibus” appropriations bill that will increase funding for the HBCU Historic Preservation Fund if approved by the Senate for fiscal year 2019. Earlier this year, the H.R. 6147 bill originally set aside $5 million for the fund for FY2018. Two additional amendments offered from Representatives Jim Clyburn D-SC, Alma Adams D-NC, Terri Sewell
Experts say colleges need to examine the effectiveness and costs of their online courses — and keep them up to date.
The World Cup is over. Transfer season is well and truly upon us . . . it can only mean that there’s about six weeks left until Labor Day and the traditional start of the fall semester. Hmm. You know what? Let’s just try to get through the weekend–have a good one! Donna Laclos gave a keynote talk last month called “Who Gets to Use ILL?”, and it’s
Investigators said on Friday that the allegations had emerged from interviews with more than 200 former students and staff members.
A U.S. Department of Education report on college graduates from 2008 shed insight into their employment, debt and enrollment status four years after their graduation. Tracking graduates’ outcomes to 2012, the “Statistics in Brief” indicated that 69 percent of those who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 were employed, 11 percent were simultaneously employed and enrolled in further higher education and six percent were enrolled only. Seven percent of 2008
Critics of Marc Shortâ€™s hiring cited his defense of the presidentâ€™s comments about the â€œvery fine peopleâ€ who attended last yearâ€™s white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Ed Gordon will join Fort Valley State University in Georgia as a visiting lecturer for the Fall 2018 semester. As part of programming from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and Media Studies, Gordon’s “master classes” will cover topics such as the business of media, the impact of social media on the field and the fundamentals of writing a news story. Students in the courses will
Top academic research leaders provide examples of how to protect data procured with overseas partners without compromising security.
Phyllis Craig-Taylor Phyllis Craig-Taylor’s formative years in Jim Crow-era Alabama cultivated in the educator a passion that would shape her entire legal career. As one of the first Black children to integrate the local public schools, Craig-Taylor recounts often the instances where White children would taunt and throw objects at her and other Black classmates for merely attending a school to expand their future opportunities in life. On another occasion,
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