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Panel: Erasing Black History Threatens to Harm Black Community, Students, and Nation's Future

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The exclusion and omission of Black history threatens to harm not just the Black community at large but also students and the very future of the nation, experts said during a Nov. In the face of curriculum and book bans and the devaluing of Black history, it is imperative to amplify and uphold African American history.”

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Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts 

Today's Learner

Reading Time: 4 minutes The national theme for Black History Month 2024 is “ African Americans and the Arts.” Black History Month 2024 is a time to recognize and highlight the achievements of Black artists and creators, and the role they played in U.S. history and in shaping our country today. ” – Carter G.

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Chicago graduate makes history by earning doctorate at 17

The Guardian - Higher Education

Dorothy Jean Tillman II, whose grandmother was a civil rights activist, is now the youngest Arizona State University student to get a doctorate in her field A Chicago teenager walked in her university’s commencement program after making history for earning a doctorate degree at the age of 17.

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Aus: Colombian student numbers “highest in history”

The PIE News

Colombian student numbers for Australia are now the highest in history, according to new figures in an update from Austrade. In the snapshot update on Latin America’s international student market, Austrade noted its push to get prospective students back to in-person recruitment events across Latin America.

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Women make history on stages big and small by lifting each other up

UW Presidential Blog

At the University of Washington, women have been making history since the University was founded. Together, this marks first time in UW history that all four of these leadership positions have been held by women. In Seattle, new Provost Tricia Serio serves as the University’s chief academic officer.

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Black History Month: The Role of Higher Education in Black Activism

Insight Into Diversity

Throughout its history, higher education in the U.S. Although Black History Month was federally designated in 1986, similar weekly and monthly celebrations had already existed for more than 50 years. For example, the famous 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins were organized by four North Carolina A&T University students.

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Wheaton to change library name following review into its history of racism

Higher Ed Dive

The Christian institution will take other steps to redress its past, including by assessing its support for students of color.

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