Blacks in higher education

  What is going on with student loans and Black borrowers? A few weeks ago, for the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Education released a report on long-term outcomes for student loan borrowers. The findings were also broken out results by race and ethnicity, and according to an analysis by the Center For American […]

Imagine getting to school on your first week and encountering not other friendly students in your dorm but a rat infestation. That was the problem faced by some students at Howard University, who took to social media in a #TakeBackHU protest this week. Given the money students and families are shelling out for and education […]

Blink twice if you’re not surprised that a university named after the commander of the Confederate army in the state of Virginia is not necessarily bending over backwards to welcome black students. Nevertheless, a group of these students attending Washington and Lee University is urging administrators to change up their Confederate heritage and the “dishonorable […]

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, PhD, has been appointed the first African-American and first female president of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Berger-Sweeney will be the school’s 22nd president. She currently serves as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Berger-Sweeney holds a doctorate in neurotoxicology from the Johns Hopkins School […]