Tag: College

NBA Star Kyrie Irving Covers Tuition For Lincoln University Students

NewsOne Featured Video NBA star Kyrie Irving is paying it forward by investing in the futures of HBCU students. According to Forbes, the Brooklyn Nets point guard recently covered tuition costs for students at Lincoln University. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving paid the tuition of nine students at Lincoln University, an HBCU in Chester Countyhttps://t.co/3KI9UyThhb […]

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Tennessee Teen Becomes Youngest Student To Attend Clark Atlanta University

Black youth are making historic moves in the realm of academia. According to HBCU Buzz, 16-year-old Emory Pruitt recently began her college journey at Clark Atlanta University, making her the youngest student in the HBCU’s 155-year history to attend the school. A #feelgood story: At Age 15, Emory Pruitt, Becomes Clark Atlanta University’s Youngest Student […]

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NBA Player Robert Covington Donates $1 Million To Tennessee State University

NBA player Robert Covington is on a mission to empower student-athletes at his alma mater. According to The Tennessean, the Houston Rockets forward recently donated $1 million to Tennessee State University. Covington’s generous donation will go towards the creation of a new practice facility for the HBCU’s women’s and men’s basketball programs. The new building—which […]

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Morris Brown College Moves Closer to Regaining Its Accreditation After Nearly 20 Years

Photo: David Goldman (AP) I’m an Atlanta-area resident who remembers how huge and devastating the 2002 demise of Morris Brown College’s accreditation was in the city and especially around the Atlanta University Center (AUC), so it warms my heart to report that the historically Black college is one step closer to winning back its accreditation […]

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Exonerated Five’s Kevin Richardson Talks Honorary Degree, Scholarship Fund And The Importance Of Voting

While coming of age in Harlem, New York during the 80s-era Kevin Richardson—a member of the Exonerated Five—often envisioned a future that spanned far beyond his circumstances. Outside the window of his family’s Schomburg Plaza apartment nestled in the heart of the neighborhood was a community grappling with poverty, crime and violence; inside of Richardson’s […]

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Harvard Medical School Society Named After Black STEM Pioneer

Scientist and physician William Augustus Hinton’s contributions will forever be embedded in the evolution of the STEM industry. Hinton, who made history at Harvard Medical School by becoming its first Black tenured professor nearly a century ago, will be posthumously honored by the Ivy League institution. According to The Harvard Crimson, the Harvard Medical School’s […]

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Some Colleges Are Abruptly Cancelling the Semester After Thanksgiving

As a majority of colleges opened their campuses this semester for some level of in-person instruction, they tweaked their academic calendars, streamlining the schedule to limit how often students travel to and from school. The resulting plan for almost every school in the country is a semester that either ends or goes remote after Thanksgiving, […]

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Princeton University Admitted Systemic Racism Is a Problem So the Department of Education Launched an Investigation

Photo: EQRoy (Shutterstock) After Princeton University released a statement earlier this month acknowledging systemic racism is a problem on its campus, the Department of Education decided to launch an investigation into the school. Don’t worry though, this is totally not a way to punish a school for committing to be less racist. Advertisement According to […]

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Academia Was Built on White Theft

Last week, a white professor at George Washington University outed herself in a years-long charade in which she told people she was Black and built an academic career around this lie. Jessica Krug, who is from a white Jewish family in the Kansas City suburbs, affected an accent and an evolving set of backstories, eventually […]

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The End of the University

Since coming down south to be closer to family, I’ve taken many walks around the University of North Carolina’s Greensboro campus, where my father works as a professor of chemistry. I arrived not long before spring classes were moved online and the vast majority of students decamped for home. The spacious campus turned desolate, bicycles […]

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Desperate Colleges Resort to Memes to Try and Talk Students Out of Partying

Colleges choosing to reopen for in-person classes this fall must know by now that they are absolutely out of their depths when it comes to preventing an outbreak on a campus of thousands. As The Atlantic previously reported, campus outbreak control would require testing all students and faculty every two to three days, something that’s […]

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Black Staff Member at Iowa State Victim of Racist Vandalism

Photo: EQRoy (Shutterstock) A residence hall director at Iowa State University made an uncomfortable discovery when he found racial slurs spray painted throughout his residential storage room. Advertisement WHO13 reports that Neo Thurston Jr., a 29-year-old Black man, entered the room and found that various forms of hate speech, including the N-word, were spray-painted on […]

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Students Share How They Made Their Remote Classrooms Actually Cool

How we’re adjusting our routines, habits, and mindsets for a new normal. With more and more universities making the (probably wise) decision to go fully remote this semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students across the country are strapping in to spend more time than ever at their at-home desks, transforming them from places to […]

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Back to School and Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is an important signal. It signifies to us that something is amiss. Whether we are required to change our beliefs or our behavior in order to restore harmony is an evaluative process we must work through. Reconciling internal dissonance is a great skill to teach children early on, as they will face a […]

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Young Black Gamers Get a Pathway Into the Industry Through the ESA Foundation

Photo: Gorodenkoff (Shutterstock) Despite Anime Avatar Twitter’s claims to the contrary, gaming has one of the most diverse fanbases of any medium. A study by Pew research found that Black teens play more video games than their white peers, at 83 percent and 71 percent respectively. Despite making up a large portion of the player […]

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The Conservative Misdirection of the Affirmative Action Debate

Last week, concluding a two-year investigation into the university’s admissions process, the Justice Department accused Yale of discriminating against white and Asian American applicants in order to manipulate the demographics of its student body. “There is no such thing as a nice form of race discrimination,” Eric Dreiband, assistant attorney general for the civil rights […]

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6 College Students on Going Back to School During the Pandemic

Photo by FatCamera via Getty Images A series in which people across the U.S. offer firsthand perspectives about how social issues impact their real lives. The U.S. is bracing for a resurgence of COVID-19, even as the virus still rages throughout the country. As people continue to die and fast, accessible testing lags, colleges and […]

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Kandi Burruss’ Entrepreneurial Moves To Be The Focus Of A New College Course

From her writing credits for some of the most definitive songs to her endeavors in the hospitality industry and everything in between, Kandi Burruss is known for making boss moves across different spaces. Her entrepreneurial journey will be the focus of a new course at Georgia State University, the institution reported. The course—which will be […]

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Roc Nation Launches School In Partnership With Long Island University Brooklyn

From Reasonable Doubt to 4:44 mogul and rapper Jay-Z has always used music as a vessel to drop lessons and the Brooklyn native will continue to do that through his Roc Nation imprint. According to Billboard, his entertainment agency has joined forces with Long Island University Brooklyn for the creation of a school. The school—dubbed […]

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Roc Nation Partners With New York’s Long Island University to Launch School of Music, Sports and Entertainment

Photo: Erik Voake (Getty Images) Prospective students at Brooklyn’s Long Island University (LIU) will have the chance to learn from some of the best in business, music, sports and more, thanks to the college’s new partnership with Roc Nation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Jay-Z-owned entertainment company is working with LIU for a new […]

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Colleges Are Tracking COVID, but Don’t Have to Report the Cases to Anyone

Igor Alecsander via Getty On Wednesday morning, the New York Times published the results of a survey sent to nearly 1,000 colleges and universities around the country, asking about coronavirus case numbers associated with their campuses. At least 6,600 cases are tied to the around 270 schools that replied to the survey, or for which […]

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University of Iowa Football Program Found to Have Racial Bias and Bullying Problem

Iowa Head Coach Kirk FerentzPhoto: Steven Branscombe (Getty Images) After multiple former players spoke out last month about instances of racism and bullying, an inquiry found that a culture of racial bias and bullying has persisted within the Iowa football program. Advertisement ABC News reports that the University of Iowa hired Husch Blackwell law firm […]

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California State University to Require Students to Take Ethnic Studies or Social Justice Classes in Order to Graduate

Photo: Ken Wolter (Shutterstock) Marking the first major change to its curriculum in over four decades, California State University will now require students to take classes on ethnic studies or social justice in order to graduate. Advertisement ABC News reports, the school’s Board of Trustees approved the measure on Wednesday. With 23 campuses, Cal State […]

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HBCUs in Atlanta to Go Virtual for Fall Semester

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Inexplicably, there’s an ongoing argument happening across the country about sending kids back to school even as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in several states. Apparently, the illusion of normality is far more important than the actual safety of the nation’s youth. Thankfully, a few schools are actually displaying some common sense. […]

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UT Will Close Campus if a Student—But Not an Employee—Dies From COVID

Even as the United States continues to break its own single-day coronavirus records, with more than 75,600 new cases confirmed on Thursday, plenty of colleges still plan on bringing students back to campus for the fall semester. One such school is the University of Texas at Austin, the seventh largest university in the country, with […]

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The Psychology of Native American Sports Mascots

Native American mascots are fairly commonplace throughout the country, especially at the middle and high school level. Colleges have them, too. Even some professional sports teams — the Washington Redskins, the Atlanta Braves, and the Cleveland Indians — embrace Native American team mascots. First, let’s be clear what a mascot is. Merriam-Webster defines a mascot […]

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Dr. Michael Drake Appointed University Of California System President

Black educators are breaking racial barriers in academic leadership. According to People, Dr. Michael Drake has been appointed as the president of the University of California System, making him the first Black person to serve at the helm in its 150-year history. The University of California system has named Dr. Michael Drake to replace Janet […]

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Trump’s Reopening Agenda Is Upending International Students’ Futures

The move—announced with no forewarning and reversing a prior decision that schools had already come to rely on as ICE’s standard approach while the pandemic continues—seemed designed to throw a wrench into students’ and schools’ planning for next semester in a way that will force them to adhere to the administration’s broader reopening agenda. Several […]

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