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Benedict College Names Building After its First Woman President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Benedict College Board of Trustees recently hosted a rededication and naming ceremony for the college’s administration building named in honor of Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis. Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis A. J. Shorter Photography “I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead Benedict College into the next chapter of her storied history,” said Artis, during the March 22 rededication.

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4 Ways to Leverage Nonpayment Periods for Student Loan Forgiveness

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The Biden administration has approved over $140 billion in student loan forgiveness since 2021, according to the most recent data released by the Education Department. This relief was authorized under various existing student debt relief programs and addressed long-standing issues, many of which had previously been plagued by poor administering and dismal approval rates.

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Summit Brings Together Leaders to Discuss How to Strengthen America's HBCUs

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HBCU leaders convened online Thursday to strategize about the state of historically Black colleges and universities in the country and what can be done to strengthen them. The event was hosted by Virginia Union University and Rice University. Dr. Terrell Strayhorn The day-long Black Leadership Across Campuses" (BLAC) Summit 2024 – an ongoing partnership between VUU’s Center for the Study and Preservation of HBCUs and Rice’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) – welcome

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The Art of Diplomacy

Steve Keating

Life will always include some amount of conflict. Many people, including people in leadership positions, will go to great lengths to avoid engaging in conflict. Anything that is, except engaging in diplomacy. Diplomacy makes it possible to resolve a conflict by working with people to find an outcome acceptable to all sides. You may not believe that you are diplomatic enough to find middle ground with people of differing opinions.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Unapologetic Leadership Thought: Freedom Dreaming

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In the fall of 2023, at Compton College, we invited Dr. Gina Garcia, professor of policy, politics, and leadership at Berkeley School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, to serve as our fall professional development day opening speaker — to provide insight for our campus as we continue our journey, serving as an Hispanic Serving Institution.

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Making Equity a Priority

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Dr. Keith Curry likes to walk the campus of Compton College, the two-year school that he has led for the last 13 years — two as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) and 11 as its permanent leader. On this January day, Curry — who grew up just a short distance from the college — greets the groundworkers and buttonholes administrative staff about the latest developments taking place across campus.

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Update to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

Note: This letter originally appeared as an e-mail sent to the Hopkins community on Thursday March 28, 2024. Dear Johns Hopkins Community, As we begin to close out this academic year, we want to provide an update to our COVID-19 vaccination policy. In consultation with the Johns Hopkins University Health Advisory Group and other public health experts across our campuses, Johns Hopkins University will strongly encourage, but no longer require, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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General Assembly Vacates TSU Board of Trustees, Governor Makes Appointments

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced new appointees to the Tennessee State University (TSU) Board of Trustees after signing a bill from the General Assembly to reconstitute the body. Lee said his “administration, in partnership with the General Assembly, is committed to ensuring students are being served.” Gov. Bill Lee On March 28, t he state House voted 66-25 to pass SB 1596 , which called for TSU’s board of trustees to be vacated and reconstituted with 10 members.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2024

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each week this April, we are focusing on a different theme: Week 1: Resources, awareness, and connection. Week 2: Healing after trauma. Week 3: Supporting survivors of gender-based violence. Week 4: A call to action and preventing gender-based violence. Keep an eye out all month for related blog posts , social media posts at @jhuwellbeing, well-being carts at Homewood and East Baltimore, and the Consent Campaign at Spring Fair.

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CUNY Receives $5M to Expand Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative

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The City University of New York has received $5 million from the Mellon Foundation to expand CUNY’s innovative Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative. The project was created with support from the foundation to drive change across CUNY's 25 campuses and advance racial and social justice initiatives. Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez The latest grant will allow CUNY to launch New York’s first dedicated graduate degree program in Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies.

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Brown-Dean A Winner in Annual Gracie Awards

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Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean was announced as one of this year’s winners in the 49th Annual Gracie Awards, presented by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF). Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean Brown-Dean, a professor of political science at Quinnipiac University and associate provost for faculty affairs, won for her talk show, Disrupted with Khalilah Brown-Dean , on Connecticut Public Broadcasting (WNPR).

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AJC, Hillel International Expand Partnership to Counter Antisemitism

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The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Hillel International are expanding their partnership to deepen the organizations’ critical work with college and university presidents and administrators to combat rising antisemitism on campus. Adam Lehman “Now more than ever, our partnership with AJC is vital to equipping university presidents and senior administrators with the tools they need to assert stronger and more effective leadership in protecting and supporting their Jewish students,” said Hille

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New Construction Promotes Housing Security at Cal State Long Beach

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Cal State Long Beach recently broke ground on a new five-story, 424-bed residence hall. The 108,000-square-foot residence hall, La Playa (Spanish for “The Beach”), comprises three towers named Tides, Palm, and Sands. The $115 million construction project is part of the Long Beach House Promise, a five-year program aimed at ensuring quality, affordable housing availability for residents, students, and families of students in Long Beach.

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JASMINE SANDERS

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Jasmine Sanders Jasmine Sanders has been appointed executive director of human resources at Savannah Technical College in Georgia. She served as a talent development manager for Virginia Peninsula Community College. Sanders holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA from Troy University.

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ROBERT MITCHELL JR.

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Robert Mitchell Jr. Robert Mitchell Jr. has been named assistant provost of enrollment services at Dillard University in New Orleans. He served as director of the Office of Academic, Financial, and Wealth Management. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Alabama State University and an MBA at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.