Education

Getting Clear About Diversity and Affirmative Action

Aug 13th, 2017 | By

Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions policies. As this story was breaking, Harvard released news that, for the first time in history, the majority of its
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Student fakes being black to get into college

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
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Mandela Fellowship Forum Stresses Youth, Independence

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By

For a third year, The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), has successfully immersed a group of African scholars into six weeks of interdisciplinary academic coursework, cultural and civic engagement and service learning. In honor of the completion of the program, fellows and guests
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Portland seeks more non-white teachers to relate to diverse student population

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

Over the past 15 years, refugee and immigrant students have transformed the city of Portland and its public school system. However, teachers have remained overwhelmingly white, and there are efforts to increase the diversity of the staff — by encouraging Portland students to eventually become teachers. Mohammed Albehadli, 21, remembers arriving at a Christian school
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Music Therapy Proving to be Sound Choice for Howard Student

Jul 29th, 2017 | By

Maya Rogers, a Howard University graduate student, has been named one of four student recipients of the $25,000 Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Formation Scholars Award. Winners of the merit-based award, issued by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s “BeyGOOD” initiative, were listed on beyonce.com last month. Rogers’ selection is significant because she will be the first student in Howard’s history to
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