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Bennett College Announces New Leader

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins is the 18th president of North Carolina’s all-women’s institution

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

By Robin White Goode

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You Can Go to Grad School

Just make sure you make an informed decision

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

By Robin White Goode

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young men of color

Young Men of Color ‘See Themselves as Scholars’

New report by the Education Trust-West identifies practices that raise achievement

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

By Robin White Goode

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

The remedial graveyard gives way to math competence 

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

By Robin White Goode

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U.S. Surgeon General

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

Dr. Jerome Adams is Health Commissioner of the state of Indiana

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

By Robin White Goode

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Betsy DeVos

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

Secretary of Education is sued by 18 state attorneys general

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

By Robin White Goode

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college success

5 Tips for College Success—and Greater Well-Being

Gallup shares the best advice from its research

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

By Robin White Goode

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DeVos

DeVos Supports For-Profit Sector Over Students, Taxpayers

The Trump administration seeks to "re-regulate" the effective gainful employment rule "out of existence"

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

By Robin White Goode

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Some College Degrees Pay More than Others

Research your projected earnings before deciding on a major

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

By Robin White Goode

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Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar Plans to Help Detroit Business Owners

American University scholar acquires skills that will revitalize her hometown

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

By Robin White Goode

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Where Is Ms. Frizzle When We Need Her?

It really is OK to ‘get messy’ and ‘make mistakes’—in other words, to fail

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

By Robin White Goode

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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 their future

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

By Selena Hill

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5 Strategies for College Success This Fall

‘Begin with the end in mind’ is a good idea

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

By Robin White Goode

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Intel HBCU Grant Program

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

Black tech workers remain severely underrepresented across the industry

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

By Robin White Goode

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avoid debt

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

Williamson College of the Trades an attractive option for those who like to work with their hands

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

By Robin White Goode

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thrive

When Your Child Fails to Thrive at College

Emotional health needs must be met for students to succeed

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

By Robin White Goode

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

Those who lead institutions of higher ed tend to be white, male, and older

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

By Robin White Goode

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Oberlin

Oberlin College Chooses African American Visionary as Its Next President

Carmen Twillie Ambar goes to Ohio with a trail of accomplishments behind her

Ambar, currently president of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, will be going to Oberlin…

By Robin White Goode

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accepting applications

Apply Today! HBCU@SXSW18 Is Accepting Applications Now

Opportunity Ecosystem provides early exposure to wealth-building possibilities in tech

HBCU@SXSW 2018 has officially opened its call for student applications and corporate partnerships, so don’t…

By Robin White Goode

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Ruth Simmons

Ruth Simmons Named Interim President of Prairie View A&M University

Former president of Brown and Smith to lead Texas HBCU

Ruth Simmons, Ph.D., former president of Brown University and Smith College, an elite women’s college,…

By Robin White Goode

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Equifax hack

After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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JavaScript Developer

How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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