Inside Look

Professor’s Diversity Fellowship Proves Transformative

When Kendall Deas was accepted into a prestigious diversity-focused fellowship program at the University of Michigan in 2016, he assumed the experience would help him grow as a professional and impart invaluable skills and insights that he could put to use in his role as a faculty member at the College of Charleston. But the…

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Educators Share Some Insight On 2017 Graduations

By Barney Blakeney Over 2,500 students from 14 Charleston County School District high schools are set to graduate this week. About 35 percent of the 2017 seniors were African American at the 135-day school year count. Some 75 percent of African American seniors in the class of 2016 graduated. At Charleston Southern University 657 students…

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Onlinecollegeplan.com Ranks Top 20 Best Historically Black Colleges with Online Programs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, also known colloquially as HBCUs, are recognized across the board for a variety of things, such as academics, arts, and athletics. The spotlight hits a different angle in this college ranking, http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/best-hbcu-online/ Top 20 Best Historically Black Colleges with Online Programs. Judged on the quality of education and flexibility, these…

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The Community Continues To Ponder Feb. 16 School Bus Incident

By Barney Blakeney The six North Charleston High School students arrested Feb. 16 for creating a disturbance on a school bus forces our community to respond to some harsh realities. We asked several individuals what that response might be. Local Black Lives Matter Charleston members reacted immediately with criticism of North Charleston police who responded…

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance last week to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.…

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Charleston (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Future Leaders Roundtable Urged to “Plan Tomorrow Before Tomorrow Comes”

The Future Leaders Roundtable is a community engagement and empowerment project sponsored by the Charleston (SC) Chapter, The Links Incorporated. The Roundtable is organized and directed by the Chapter’s National Trends and Services Facet, Chairs Marguerite Archie-Hudson and Juanita F. Middleton. In November Representative David Mack (D-109), S.C. House of Representatives, Dr. Millicent Brown, educator/activist…

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Students at historically black colleges and universities more likely to favor limits on press’ right to cover campus protests, express less trust in media, Gallup survey shows

Students who attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States are confident that First Amendment rights are secure, but are more likely than other college students to favor limits on First Amendment press freedoms during campus protests, a Gallup report has found. The report, sponsored by the John S. and James L.…

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