By Grace Austin Toni Morrison This Nobel Prize-winning author of classics like Song of Solomon and Beloved graduated from Howard University with a degree in English in 1953. A native of Lorain, Ohio, Morrison was a member of the historically black Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She later returned to... Read more
By Christopher Bennett, Instructor, Computer Systems Institute, Elgin, Illinois According to an October 2012 article in Money Magazine, the average class of 2011 college graduate owes $26,600 in student loan debt. This fact could lead some young, entrepreneurial-minded individuals to question whether or not they could do better by... Read more

Does a college major really matter? “This latest survey reveals that the drum beat just continues to get louder and louder that colleges must prepare students with a broad array of skills and knowledge.”

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a prestigious institution celebrated for being the best in nearly every area possible: academics, sports, and even diversity. Indeed, UNC is known for having relatively large minority populations, an involved international community, and a wide variety of political and social views amongst the student body. The November hiring of Taffye Benson Clayton as vice provost for diversity and multicultural affairs further demonstrates UNC’s current and growing diversity.

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Ducks and Diversity

PDJ July 27, 2012 0

The University of Oregon, birthplace of Nike and home to the green and yellow Ducks, has undergone a long process of finding a new chief diversity officer within the past year. As happens in the process of hiring a new diversity executive, the process was tedious but ultimately successful, resulting in a new vice president for Equity & Inclusion, Yvette Marie Alex-Assensoh, who will take office in August.

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New York University’s Stern School of Business, located in New York City, has three active faculty members who are Nobel Peace Prize winners and a global alumni community of over 100,000 in more than 100 countries.

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In an attempt to increase diversity and develop the diversity office, the University of Maryland has recently named a Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden.

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As a historically black college (HBCU), Spelman College has been an innovative learning institution since its founding in 1881. With notable alumni including Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, and the first African-American general, Marcelite J. Harris, Spelman has been a wellspring for female African-American leadership since its establishment more than 100 years ago.

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No Hate at Miami University

PDJ February 7, 2012 0

In April 2010, an alleged hate bias assault riveted Miami University’s campus. Two students leaving a student organization-sponsored drag show were victims to the attack, which occurred outside Stadium Bar & Grille and across the street from the Oxford Police Department

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Miami University is a public college located in the southwestern Ohio town of Oxford, Ohio. Known for its red bricks, “Public Ivy” status, and married Miami graduates known as “Miami Mergers,” poet Robert Frost once called it “the most beautiful college there is.”

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