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Harvard University Agrees to Remedy Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault of Students

Harvard University Agrees to Remedy Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault of Students

Harvard University was found in violation of Title IX for its response to sexual harassment and has agreed to remedy issues, according to the Department of Education. Following its investigation, OCR [Office for Civil Rights] determined that the Law School’s current and prior sexual harassment policies and procedures failed to comply […]

by · December 30, 2014 · Education News, Today's Headlines
HBCU Virginia State University in Financial Trouble as Enrollment Falls

HBCU Virginia State University in Financial Trouble as Enrollment Falls

Virginia State University is in trouble as enrollment falls by “550 students this year” and the historically black university is “facing a $5.3 million shortfall, including a $2.4 million reduction in support.” “I think Virginia State is in trouble,” Terone B. Green, who serves on the board of visitors, told […]

by · September 14, 2014 · Education News
Winston-Salem State University Accused on Unfairly Inflating Black Students’ Grades

Winston-Salem State University Accused on Unfairly Inflating Black Students’ Grades

Three former Winston Salem State University administrators are accusing the historically black university of inflating the final grades of black students in order to raise the school’s standing. Former Director of Academic Technology Shira Hedgepeth, along with two former professors who spoke to Campus Reform on the condition of anonymity, […]

by · July 1, 2013 · Education News
Rand Paul’s Howard University Speech Interrupted by Hecklers with White Supremacy Sign

Rand Paul’s Howard University Speech Interrupted by Hecklers with White Supremacy Sign

RAND PAUL’S HOWARD UNIVERSITY SPEECH:  You have to give Sen. Rand Paul credit for having the guts to speak to a group of students at Howard University, knowing they most likely won’t be voting for a Republican candidate in any upcoming election. While he may not have changed any minds, […]

by · April 10, 2013 · Black Politics, Education News

South Bend School District Cited for Shifting Disproportionate Number of Black Students in Special Education Classes

South Bend school district has been cited by the state of Indiana for putting a disproportionate number of black students into special education classes. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, black students in the school district are more likely to be diagnosed with cognitive and emotional disabilities that take them […]

by · April 6, 2013 · Black Families, Education News
Yale Battles Historic Levels of ‘Sexual Assault’ with Campus Programs Including ‘Bystander Intervention’

Yale Battles Historic Levels of ‘Sexual Assault’ with Campus Programs Including ‘Bystander Intervention’

Sexual assault hits a historic high at Yale University. The Ivy League school came under federal investigation in 2011 after 15 students filed a complaint alleging the university is a “hostile sexual environment” and failed to deal with the incidents of sexual harassment. The group of students used a video […]

by · March 24, 2013 · Education News, Sexual Assault
James Oliver Seevakumaran Found Dead in UCF Dorm, Had Improvised Explosives and Assault Rifle

James Oliver Seevakumaran Found Dead in UCF Dorm, Had Improvised Explosives and Assault Rifle

The student who committed suicide at the University of Central Florida has been identified as James Oliver Seevakumaran. He was plotting to kill classmates with improvised explosives and an assault rifle. Police reportedly found about 200 rounds of ammunition, two guns (one a tactical assault rifle) and a backpack filled […]

by · March 18, 2013 · Crime News, Education News
Black Women With Higher Levels of College Education Not Protected From Divorce

Black Women With Higher Levels of College Education Not Protected From Divorce

A recent study, published in the journal, Family Relations, found that married couples who have attained higher levels of education are less likely to divorce than less-educated couples, except in the black community. The study found that black women with higher education don’t seem to enjoy the same degree of protection […]

by · March 10, 2013 · Black Families, Education News
Rutgers Student Newspaper Apologizes For Calling Alpha Chi Omega Members Farmyard Animals

Rutgers Student Newspaper Apologizes For Calling Alpha Chi Omega Members Farmyard Animals

Another university newspaper is in the news:  Rutgers University student newspaper, The Medium, apologizes after an offensive article compared Alpha Chi Omega sorority members to farmyard animals and called them b*tches. The piece was on the closing of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority this coming fall term because of a lack […]

by · March 6, 2013 · Education News, Latest News
DeKalb School Board Mess Continues as Federal Court Sends Lawsuit to GA Supreme Court

DeKalb School Board Mess Continues as Federal Court Sends Lawsuit to GA Supreme Court

A federal court judge ruled Monday afternoon that he does not have the jurisdiction over a lawsuit brought by members of the DeKalb County School Board who were suspended by Gov. Nathan Deal.  The lawsuit was filed against the board of education and Gov. Deal over the removal of six […]

by · March 4, 2013 · Atlanta News, Education News