Africans go to confession more often than all other Catholics. Here’s why
Franciscan Father Josep Maria Massana now lives in the convent of the sanctuary of San Antonio de Padua in Barcelona. But, before that, he lived for years in African Franciscan Missions in Burundi,…
The UK's 10 best universities for academic excellence, according to China
The universities of Cambridge and Oxford have, again, paved the way as being the top institutions in the UK for providing the best in academic excellence, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s annual Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
University Of Maryland Medical Center Named Top Hospital
The University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the nation's top hospitals, according to the annual Leapfrog Group survey. This is the seventh year UMMC has received this distinction.
Conference Focuses on How “Social Invisibility” of African-American Muslims Leads to...
19 August 2017 Share This A few days before the third Black Muslim Psychology Conference, Kameelah Mu’min Rashad and her husband Qasim Rashad were looking for another venue. They were expecting 150 people but registration numbers were growing. The Philadelphia based couple is the heart and soul behind the Muslim Wellness Foundation, a Muslim mental health organization. They moved the venue to the Presidential in East…
AP Bio and Environmental Science Students Learn About Hydroponics at Cheyney University
Dr. Wendy Roberts' AP Biology students along with Jeff Holton's Environmental Science students, all from Church Farm School, a boys school in Exton, PA, visited Cheyney University's Aquaculture Research and Education Center on September 29. Organized by new cottage faculty member and recent Cheyney University graduate Aisha Harris and led by her former advisor, Biology professor Dr. Steven Hughes, the field trip provided the students with…
What’s wrong with going to a community college? How two-year colleges can be better than...
The inside track on Washington politics Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! The United States is largely segregated along education lines. Those who went to college usually know mostly other people who went to college, so they tend to think their experience is universal. Yet only three in ten Americans…
How to Choose (Our) University
The crowds that we see visiting campus this week remind us that it is crunch time for many high school seniors. Those fortunate enough to have choices about what college to attend will make a big decision: picking the college that is just right for them. They are trying to envision where they will be most likely to thrive. Where will I learn the most, be happiest, and form friendships that will last a lifetime? How to choose? As I do each spring…
Africa: How An African University Grows Start-Ups
Elsewhere globally universities have both fostered technology transfer and start-ups. With certain exceptions, this approach in Africa has been less common. Stellenbosch University runs Launchlab and Russell Southwood spoke to its Operations Manager Brandon Paschal.
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Why African universities are focusing strongly on entrepreneurship
Why African universities are focusing strongly on entrepreneurship.
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"Chicago," the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, is coming to Miller Auditorium for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 February 20 In the final step of a journey that began some seven years ago, the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine has been granted full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education February 13 For their work in renovating Heritage Hall,…
How to Get Rid of 7 Million African-American and Latino Votes Without Anyone Noticing
Imagine this. You’re a dedicated African-American voter who proudly exercises the hard-earned constitutional right secured by your brave ancestors each ele
Coming from a small town public school in central Maine, I was, if not exactly a “babe in the woods,” unprepared for the sophisticated, diverse, and challenging environment I found at Wesleyan when I entered in the fall of 1965. For instance, a colorful character named Bill Gilmore was my first ever non-white friend. Weeks into our first semester we attended a popular Sidney Poitier movie in which, once again, the wise and kindly “colored” man saved the day for some apple-cheeked nuns…
UT named a Top Military-Friendly University
For the third consecutive year, The University of Toledo has been named a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education & Transition “A record number of schools responded to our extensive survey, and MAE&T staff evaluated each submission by our strict criteria,” said Kelly Vodel, editor of the magazine. “Schools are evaluated by their achievement in military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support services, on-campus support…
University Tells Would-Be Cheerleaders How to Look
University of Washington infographic goes over like a ton of bricks
Why Universities are Important to Rebuilding US Manufacturing
The university system needs to engineer a solution to the manufacturing skills gap or risk dropping out of the global economy.
African universities must take a critical view of knowledge and how it's made
Phrases like “knowledge production” conceal the fact that knowledge answers to something beyond itself and beyond us. To produce knowledge is to find out about something.
How political interference keeps hurting Africa's universities
Africa's universities supposedly became more independent after the early 1990s. But it appears they haven't achieved much more than cosmetic autonomy from political interference.
5 Tips for Researching Your African-American Ancestry
Talk to living family members and write down what you know. Ask for names, birth and death dates, burial locations, obituaries, photographs or anything else that may help you with your research. There are lots of free genealogy forms online, like family charts and group sheets. Visit CyndisList, Ancestry , and Mid-Continent Public Library for free, downloadable charts and group sheets Visit any branch of the…
Frederick Douglass speech raises question: Should African-Americans celebrate the Fourth of July?
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass hit his audience hard 167 years ago in his famous speech that asked: What to the slave is the Fourth of...