Spotlights

Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity launches transformation center

As part of its ongoing work to strengthen and grow teacher preparation at Minority Serving Institutions, the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED) launched its national Teacher Preparation Transformation Center by kicking off its inaugural cohort of four universities. By participating in this cohort, the schools of education will join a unique community of practice where…

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Overcoming Tragedy and Celebrating Life Again

By Peire Wilson, LaGuardia Community College Of the more than 330,000 U.S. students studying abroad, only 6.1 percent are African American and 10.1 percent are Latino. This is one in a series of articles by students of color who are breaking down barriers by studying abroad thanks to the Frederick Douglass Global Fellows program, which awards 10…

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‘The Hate U Give’ Author Angie Thomas to speak at College of Charleston

By Amanda Kerr Perspective is based on experiences. Understanding different perspectives – different experiences – can shed light on intolerance, make room for dialogue and spark social change. That is the goal of The Hate U Give, the College of Charleston’s 2018-2019 The College Reads! book, which explores themes of race, stereotypes and social justice through the main…

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Black PR Wire Power Profile: Glenda Glover

Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D, JD, CPA, of Nashville, Tennessee is the International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college women. Dr. Glover will lead the prestigious 110-year-old organization of nearly 300,000 members and over 1,000 chapters located all over the world, from 2018–2022. Dr. Glover is…

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Spelman College Receives $30 Million Gift to Support New Center for Innovation & the Arts

Spelman College has received the largest gift from living donors in its 137-year history from long-standing Spelman trustee Ronda Stryker and spouse William Johnston. The transformative $30 million gift will help build the Center for Innovation & the Arts, the College’s first new academic facility since 1996. Chicago architect, Jeanne Gang, founding principal of the firm Studio Gang, has completed a schematic design of the…

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More Than 200 Students Receive Degrees at Lander University’s 158th Commencement

Family, friends, and supporters packed Finis Horne Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to see 218 graduates receive degrees during Lander University’s 158th commencement. The Fall 2018 class was represented by students from China, France, South Korea and various U.S. states including South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, Maryland and Alabama. The event was a milestone…

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Clemson professor J. Drew Lanham to be honored by National Audubon Society

By Steven Bradley, Clemson University Relations A Clemson University professor will be honored by the National Audubon Society with one of its top conservation awards at its annual gala in New York City on Feb. 7, 2019. Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology J. Drew Lanham will receive this year’s Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership for his…

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