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Posts For Tag: "African American Students"

Guest Blog: Well-Meaning College Advising Is Not Enough

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Ph.D., dean, School of Education American University and director, Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success

Two pandemics—COVID-19 and racial injustice—have the U.S. in a state of reckoning. This summer’s spread of COVID-19 and murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rashard

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Finding Freedom at HBCUs

Maya Cade, senior account manager, Verified Strategy

Perhaps we all know that 25 percent of degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) obtained by Black Americans are from Historically Black Colleges

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The Role of HBCUs in Our Nation’s Success

Dr. Harry L. Williams, president & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are congressionally defined as “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission

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Paying It Forward

Maya Cade

By: Maya Cade-Special to ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning My first introduction to the concept of paying it forward was watching the 2000 feature

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The Gifted Gap

By: Nycole Stawinoga, Program Manager, Research & Communications I wasn’t supposed to be in the gifted program in grade school. My placement scores were considered

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Thurgood Marshall’s Legacy in Action

By Jim Larimore, Chief Officer, ACT Center for Equity in Learning

By Jim Larimore, Chief Officer, ACT Center for Equity in Learning Can one person make a difference in the lives of every American? Thurgood Marshall

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Guest Blog: Maurice Swinney

Maurice Swinney

This summer, we brought education luminaries to our ACT campus as a continuation of the Center for Equity in Learning’s Distinguished Lecture Series. We were

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Guest Blog: Dr. Joyce Brown

Dr. Joyce Brown

Last week, ACT hosted our Distinguished Lecture Series, inviting exceptional educators who are reaching underserved students in extraordinary ways to our Iowa City campus. Joyce

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Guest Blog: Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner

By: Michael Bonner Last week, ACT hosted our Distinguished Lecture Series, which focused on exceptional educators who are reaching underserved students in extraordinary ways. Michael

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Scholarly Giving: Get in Formation

Christina Gordon, Senior Director

Beyoncé’s announcement that she would be marking the one year anniversary of her groundbreaking Lemonade album by launching Formation Scholars to, “encourage and support young

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Celebrating Black History Month: Geoffrey Canada

Lew Montgomery & Katie Gragnaniello, ACT Center for Equity in Learning

By: Lew Montgomery & Katie Gragnaniello, ACT Center for Equity in Learning With the start of Black History Month, we’re looking back at a recent guest

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