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    PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University and the SSU Alumni Association have announced the dates for this year’s Homecoming Weekend: Alumni, Family + Community Celebration. SSU Homecoming Weekend will take place Oct. 1 & 2, 2021 with events held in-person and virtually throughout the week leading up to the weekend celebration. SSU’s Homecoming is open for all alumni, family members, and...
    The head of an elite New York City all-girls' school has apologized after a class was shown an episode of a comedy show, which one mother complained demonized white women.  Bodie Brizendine, head of Spence School on the Upper East Side, sent out an e-mail to parents on Wednesday apologizing for showing Ziwe Fumudoh's satirical show. On Tuesday a Cuban-American...
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    Loading the player... When Wake Forest University’s president announced a new name for a building honoring a slave-owner, he framed it as part of the school’s ongoing effort to come to terms with its antebellum past. But the name chosen by trustees — “May 7, 1860 Hall” — has been rejected by Black alumni, who said it adds fresh...
    Loading the player... Members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community continue to speak out in support of investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones amid a tenure controversy that has made national news.  This week, 1,619 UNC alumni and current students took out a full-page ad in The Charlotte News & Observer on which they signed to a...
    Prince William and Kate Middleton took a trip down memory lane on Wednesday when they returned to the college where their relationship started. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned their very best prep looks when they hit the University of St. Andrews and spent their time speaking with students in St. Salvator’s quad and took part in the royal...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was a big day for players with the Westinghouse Bulldogs football team. After winning the City League football championship for the second year in a row, the Westinghouse Alumni Association presented players with their lettermen jackets and rings. “We brought the community out. Everyone came here and showed love. We’ve got some...
    STANFORD —  Stanford University officials announced Tuesday they will reinstate 11 sports programs they had planned to cut, a move that led to an outcry from famous alumni, parents and current athletes as one of the country’s premier sports schools faced a growing controversy. Stanford officials said an improving financial outlook led to the decision to keep fencing, field...
    In this Monday, July 22, 2019, file photo, new University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen meets with alumni and others, in Columbia, S.C. Caslen, a retired Army general chosen to be the University of South Carolina's president, says he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better. AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins The president of the...
    A group of Stanford athletes sued the university Wednesday over plans to cut 11 Olympic sports programs at the end of the current school year for budgetary reasons made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes from eight of the teams filed a suit in U.S. District Court in San Jose while women athletes from five of the teams alleged...
    When hundreds of alumni, students, former teachers and parents in San Jose’s Valley Christian High School community banded together last summer to call out what they saw as a deeply-rooted culture of racism and discrimination, they expected change. Amid the backdrop of a national racial reckoning sparked by the Minneapolis police killing of Gorge Floyd, the school’s alumni gathered nearly...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A survey of 150 Denver Public Schools alumni found that most of them wished they’d had financial literacy classes and more cultural and ethnic education during their K-12 experience. “It would be really helpful if we could see ourselves reflected in the leadership. As you grow older, you start to learn about all the great people who’ve...
    BOSTON (CBS) – After initially announcing that students would not be able to bring any guests to commencement ceremonies, Boston College has reversed course. Undergraduate students will now be allowed two guests at this month’s events. Undergraduate ceremonies are scheduled for May 24 at Alumni Stadium, with a Baccalaureate Mass the day before. READ MORE: Mikayla Miller Vigil In Hopkinton...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Citing COVID-19 rules, Boston College is not allowing any guests at commencement this year. The decision is not sitting well with students and their parents. “It’s definitely different than how I envisioned it,” said senior Mikayla Valdes. “I’ve actually had coronavirus twice, so it’s been a difficult year for sure.” READ MORE: New Hampshire Ending Mask...
    President Biden is deconstructing former President Trump's policies at breakneck speed, the president of America First Policy Institute, a group led by Trump administration alumni continuing to push his policies, told Fox News in an interview. "The speed at which the Biden administration is deconstructing the last four years takes my breath away," said Brooke Rollins, who was Trump's Domestic...
    Alumni of scandal-ridden Trump administration head up new 'research institute'
    Stanford president Marc Tessier-Lavigne promised a group of alumni on Tuesday that he would consider its proposal to save 11 sports from being eliminated at the end of the current school year. Jeremy Jacobs of the lobbying group 36 Sports Strong said alumni were encouraged after an hour-long meeting with school administrators and Stanford board of trustees members, including...
    A cadre of Trump-era officials Tuesday launched a new nonprofit group called the America First Policy Institute, with a mission of boosting a populist agenda similar to that of former President Trump. The 35-person group has a $20 million first-year budget and a number of prominent Trump alumni at the helm. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will serve as informal...
    WESTCHESTER, Ill. (WLS) -- St. Joseph High School, which has been known for decades as a basketball powerhouse in the western suburbs, will close its doors for good at the end of the school year.Students say teachers were in tears as they broke the news Tuesday morning."Everybody was like, wow. We thought it was, 'Oh, you're joking,'" student Naomi Matthews...
    This article was written by WTOP’s news partner InsideNoVa.com and republished with permission. Sign up for InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscription today. A nonprofit representing past and present Gar-Field High School classes that has contributed over $100,000 to the school is opposing the school’s replacement of its Indians mascot, announced last month. The group, Gar-Field Grad Events, detailed its grievances with...
    MOREHEAD Ky. — The Morehead State University Alumni Association announces inductees for the 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame. These individuals will be honored as part of the 2021 Homecoming celebration in the fall. “We are honored to recognize this elite class of MSU alumni,” said Mindy Highley, assistant vice president for the Office of Alumni Relations and Development and executive...
    Eleven varsity sports at Stanford set to be cut may instead be reinstated, depending in part on the outcome of a meeting between an alumni group and school president Marc Tessier-Lavigne. The group, 36SportsStrong, is set to meet with Tessier-Lavigne and other leaders at the school next Tuesday, according to email screenshots provided to this news organization. The president...
    After pulling a finalist for a new name for Sir Francis Drake High School, the panel in charge of the school’s controversial renaming process is pausing the effort to allow for discussion in a wider forum. On Thursday, the Drake Leadership Council postponed its planned meeting “until further notice,”  according to the school’s website. The postponement came as the group...
    Colt McCoy played at The University of Texas from 2005-09. John Albright/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Colt McCoy was involved with the University of Texas alumni who defended the school's fight song.  The song has been linked to confederate generals and was performed in black face. Alumni threatened the employment prospects of football players if they didn't...
    Extreme policies, average statistics raise questions around Floridas Covid-19 data Dems pine to face Ron Johnson just one more time Colt McCoy was linked to a campaign of wealthy Texas donors trying to keep the school song. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy joined an alumni campaign to keep "The Eyes of Texas" as the...
    Veteran NFL quarterback Colt McCoy was reportedly a part of an alumni-charged effort to persuade the University of Texas to keep its spirit song "Eyes of Texas" amid pushback over alleged racist ties. McCoy, along with former NFL player Jordan Shipley and several other powerful alumni, was a part of emails discussing the backlash against the song in June, the...
    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A group of 23 rowing alumni at the University of Connecticut have filed a civil rights complaint over the decision to eliminate the women’s team as part of budget cuts in the school’s athletic department. UConn s aid last June that it wants to reduce its athletic deficit by about $10 million a year, cutting the...
    Alumni of the University of Texas have made their voices heard regarding "The Eyes of Texas" and some people in the university’s community want the school to stop using the song, which has Confederacy ties. On Monday, the Texas NAACP, along with Black Texas elected officials, some civil rights leaders, and Texas students and alumni held a press conference to...
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will join a panel of George Washington University alumni on April 15 to discuss her experiences at the college and what "GW can do to prepare the next generator of citizen leaders."  Duckworth's participation in the panel was blasted by Young Americans' Foundation spokesperson Kara Zupkus, who noted the senator previously told CNN's Dana Bash that "we should listen to...
    One big reason Lila Goehring decided to leave her Ohio home almost four years ago to attend Mills College was the school’s culture of activism. When a friend talked about how students swayed college administrators to reverse a 1990 decision to make Mills co-ed and more recently organized to save programs threatened by budget cuts, Goehring, 22, said that kind...
    The Jefferson Alumni, Blue Creek, Ohio will be awarding Don & Flo Armstrong Memorial Scholarships, the Jefferson Alumni Scholarship, and the Dr. James & Suzanne Branham Scholarship. Scholarships awarded will be for $750 or $1000 depending on the amount of funds available and the number of applicants. The Don & Flo Armstrong Memorial Scholarships and the Dr. James & Suzanne...
    Georgia Southern University Alumni Association recognized the highest levels of achievement and service among the University’s alumni during the annual Alumni Awards ceremony. “This is an exciting time of year as we celebrate the accomplishments of our most distinguished alumni,” said Georgia Southern President Kyle Marrero. “We honor alumni who...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Mills College officials announced Wednesday that the historic school would stop admitting new students after fall 2021 and would most likely grant its last degrees in 2023.Mills is recognized as one of the most diverse liberal arts schools in the country. But despite its distinguishing features - a 135-acre campus in Oakland, one of only 34...
    Gar-Field High School in Prince William County, Virginia, will no longer use “Indians” as its mascot starting in the 2021-2022 school year. Principal Matthew Mathison said in a statement that the school will pick a new mascot that “fully reflects our values of inclusiveness, respect and being champions for others.” After saying that the Indians name was part of the...
    (CNN)Sumner High School, the first Black high school west of the Mississippi River, was once a key landmark in its community. But in January, St. Louis Public Schools announced it would be closing a number of schools in the district where enrollment has fallen in an effort to save money. Sumner High School -- which has faced declining enrollment, attendance...
    The University of Texas concluded in a report Tuesday that its school song “The Eyes of Texas” was created with “no racist intent.” The report ends an investigation that began last year after the song faced scrutiny for its alleged racist origins. The 58-page report was commissioned in Oct. 2020 by school President Jay Hartzell after a group of school...
    The University of Texas at Austin on Tuesday released findings about its school song and concluded the tune was not racist following a high-profile protest from the school football team. "The Eyes of Texas" will remain the alma mater of the institution, and although it "debuted in a racist setting," the hymn itself "had no racist intent," university officials...
    Duke University is one of the most renowned programs in Division I basketball. The Blue Devils have a long history of sending talented players to the NBA and three of them just made history at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.  What’s the significance between Duke and the All-Star Game? Well, the 2021 edition of the ASG took place under complicated...
    MovieLabs Adds Hollywood Tech Veteran Spencer Stephens Capitol Police ask that National Guard stay for another 60 days © Tim Warner/Getty Images University of Texas football players stand for "The Eyes of Texas" after a game in 2018. Tim Warner/Getty Images University of Texas football players were forced to stand on the field during the playing of the...
    University of Texas football players stand for "The Eyes of Texas" after a game in 2018. Tim Warner/Getty Images University of Texas football players were forced to stand on the field during the playing of the school's controversial spirit song, "The Eyes of Texas."  Alumni donors threatened to pull money from the school when players didn't stand on...
    Texas Longhorns players said Wednesday they were ordered to stay on the field while "The Eyes of Texas" played after their games this season, to purportedly appease angry donors who were angry at the backlash toward the school’s spirit song since the summer. DeMarvion Overshown and another unnamed player on the 2020 team told the Texas Tribune they were told that...
    Texas Longhorns fans show their support during a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 11, 2003, in Dallas. Emails The Texas Tribune obtained show just how little wealthy alumni donors from the University of Texas at Austin care about Black people, even those that the graduates cheer for routinely on the football field. Hundreds...
    University of Texas president Jay Hartzell defended Longhorns players who were targeted for refusing to sing the school’s spirit song, "The Eyes of Texas," after a report revealed earlier this week that boosters threatened to pull donations if the tradition wasn’t followed. Hartzell said Tuesday that those who are threatening players don't represent the community. "People who target our students...
    Heres the cast of Disneys live-action Little Mermaid remake and who theyre playing 8 of the Worst Things to Buy at a Dollar Store © Jim Warner/Getty Images The University of Texas football team. Jim Warner/Getty Images The University of Texas' spirit song "The Eyes of Texas" has stirred controversy due to its ties to slavery and minstrel...
    As the controversy over the University of Texas’ school song rages, one player said he was threatened by university alumni over his refusal to participate. “The Eyes of Texas,” which is traditionally sung after home games, has been under fire in recent months over concerns that the song and tradition behind it are steeped in racism. Over the past...
    Newly surfaced emails have revealed that University of Texas at Austin alumni threatened to withhold donations unless the school reaffirmed its commitment to the controversial fight song, The Eyes of Texas, that many find to be racist because of its links to minstrel shows and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The song, which is traditionally sung by athletes and fans both...
    Former Texas football player Caden Sterns was allegedly threatened over not wanting to participate in “The Eyes of Texas.” The iconic song for the University of Texas is a major part of the football program, but has caused problems recently because some believe it has racist roots. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) UT-Austin’s band...