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-Frederick Douglass

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Morgan State Awarded $750K in STEM Grant Funding

Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, has announced the award of a…

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Duke University Student Calls Out South Carolina’s ‘Corridor of Shame’

As education editor at Black Enterprise I am deeply concerned about the flagrant inequities that…

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education
A Tech Solution to Education Financing

Although I don’t like loan financing and prefer that students look for scholarships as a…

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Bennett College Announces New Leader

The Bennett College Board of Trustees announced earlier this month the appointment of Phyllis Worthy…

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You Can Go to Grad School

A few months ago one of my colleagues told me she was planning to go…

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young men of color
Young Men of Color ‘See Themselves as Scholars’

“Hear My Voice: Strengthening the College Pipeline for Young Men of Color in California” focuses…

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CUNY Start Prepares Students for College-Level Math in One Semester

Over time the math gap becomes a chasm—and for many students one of the main…

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U.S. Surgeon General
Meyerhoff Scholar Nominated to be the Next U.S. Surgeon General

His ability to assess the situation quickly and to make a decision based on evidence…

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Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos Says She Wants to Protect Student Borrowers, Then Freezes Rules That Protect Them

Although DeVos has said it is her intent to protect students, it seems that she…

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college success
5 Tips for College Success—and Greater Well-Being

Ever wish you knew then what you know now? Now you can, if you’re a…

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DeVos
DeVos Supports For-Profit Sector Over Students, Taxpayers

DeVos suggests that what’s important is the ability to pursue higher education including career training,…

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Some College Degrees Pay More than Others

For black Americans in particular, who as a group earn the lowest salaries and have…

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Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar Plans to Help Detroit Business Owners

Last year I wrote about the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program at American University in…

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Where Is Ms. Frizzle When We Need Her?

Although a lot of the conversation around teaching young people how to fail well is…

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digital literacy
Talk to Your Teenager About Digital Literacy

Many young people have not yet fully grasped that what they share online can derail…

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5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

I wish I could say my husband and I were so forward thinking when we…

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Intel HBCU Grant Program
$4.5M Intel HBCU Grant Program to Increase Retention in STEM College Majors and Careers

Today, Intel Corp. is announcing the Intel HBCU Grant Program, a three-year, $4.5 million initiative…

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avoid debt
College Teaches Young Men a Trade—and Helps Them Avoid Debt

I recently learned about a school that I wish I’d known about years ago: Williamson…

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thrive
When Your Child Fails to Thrive at College

Some of the behaviors we’ve come to think of as typical of college students are…

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College Presidents Aren’t Much More Diverse than They Ever Were

Interestingly, gains that did occur accrued mostly to African Americans. The percentage of African American…

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