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Why transforming higher education can promote racial equality

I was very active politically in the 1960s, 70s, and the early 80s. Life became more difficult in the late 1980s with the arrival of a third child, and as I focused to publish enough to get tenure in a large Midwestern university. Today, as I look back on that time, I struggle with two perspectives about current anti-racist activism and about a continued anti-racist struggle in the academy. One of them is to believe that the current political reckoning over racism in the United States is differe...
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Why college reform will promote racial equality

I was very active politically in the 1960s, 70s, and the early 80s. Life became more difficult in the late 1980s with the arrival of a third child, and as I focused to publish enough to get tenure in a large Midwestern university. Today, as I look back on that time, I struggle with two perspectives about current anti-racist activism and about a continued anti-racist struggle in the academy. One of them is to believe that the current political reckoning over racism in the United States is differe...
Tags: Books, Featured, California, College, US, Blog, Atlanta, History, United States, Ferguson, Black, Social Sciences, Board of Education, Shaw, Cheyney, Wisconsin Minnesota


Cheyney enrollment plummets amid broader decline at Pa. state universities

The system's enrollment this year stands at 98,094, down just over 4 percent from last year's 102,301 students. Enrollment has been falling for about the last decade, from a peak of nearly 120,000 in 2010. The decline comes as colleges compete for fewer high school graduates and state funding covers fewer system costs, driving tuition hikes.
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Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital, 65, former Cheyney University president

Dr. Howard-Vital accomplished much during her tenure at Cheyney, but she also came under criticism for alleged fiscal mismanagement. Her family disputed the claim.
Tags: Incidents, Cheyney University, Cheyney, Michelle R Howard Vital, Howard Vital


Cheyney University to partner with Thomas Jefferson, Starbucks in a comeback bid

Cheyney, which has struggled with dropping enrollment, financial problems and accreditation issues in recent years, announced a new institute to focus on the contemporary African American experience, a centerpiece of its plan to revitalize.
Tags: Incidents, Cheyney University, Cheyney, Thomas Jefferson Starbucks


Troubled Cheyney averts a crisis, keeps accreditation

Cheyney University, the nation's oldest historically black college and a school nearly at the brink of collapse, got a key reprieve Friday when a regional education panel allowed the university to keep its accreditation while it struggles to right its course.
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Cheyney awaits accreditation decision

Cheyney University officials presented their case to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Thursday; the president is awaiting a decision.
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Under accreditation threat, Cheyney to hire permanent president

Aaron A. Walton could become Cheyney University's permanent president. He's currently serving as interim.
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Cheyney University seeks new president in bid to survive

Cheyney has struggled with finances and declining enrollment for years.
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State system appoints board member as new interim president for Cheyney

Cheyney University will get a new interim president, effective immediately - a long-time member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's board of governors.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Incidents, Cheyney University, Cheyney


Horse rescued from mud by crane gets new home

CHEYNEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania horse that was lifted to safety by a crane after getting stuck in the mud earlier this month has a new home on a Virginia farm.
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Thornbury offers oral history video

DELAWARE COUNTY Oral history video of township available THORNBURY TWP. Thornbury Township has made a gift for its residents. The township's Historical Commission and Historical Society have joined to make a video oral history project and interviewed longtime residents. A 55-minute DVD of the highlights of 26 of the interviews is available free to each family at the township building, 6 Township Dr., Cheyney. Additional videos are available for $3 each.
Tags: Delaware, THORNBURY TWP Thornbury Township, Historical Commission and Historical Society, Cheyney


Chesco college students to volunteer

CHESTER COUNTY College students to volunteer WEST CHESTER Chester County college students plan to unite Tuesday for volunteer work at several local nonprofits. Cheyney and West Chester Universities are collaborating for the "Good Neighbors" student initiative, a new project organized by a Cheyney student.
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Cheyney lands on probation for its finances

Cheyney University, which has been running a deficit and experienced a 30 percent enrollment drop this year, has been placed on probation by the body that accredits colleges and universities.
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Cheyney U. lands on probation for its finances

Cheyney University, which has been running a deficit and saw a 30 percent enrollment drop this year, has been placed on probation by the body that accredits colleges and universities.
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Cheyney backers rally for support

Hundreds of Cheyney University students, alumni, and supporters gathered in the Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg on Tuesday to rally for the struggling school that has been battling declining enrollment and financial issues for years.
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Cheyney U. enrollment halved in last five years

Cheyney University has lost more than half of its enrollment in the last five years, figures released Wednesday show. The historically black university has been struggling with finances and declining enrollment for years, and just this summer was rapped for mismanaging student financial aid, which could cost the school millions.
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Lapses in oversight could cost Cheyney $29 million

For the second time in a decade, Cheyney University has failed to properly manage financial aid that it awards students, and as a result may owe the U.S. Department of Education more than $29 million.
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Lapses in financial-aid oversight could cost Cheyney University $29 million

Cheyney University failed to follow federal financial aid regulations and may owe the government more than $29 million, according to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, of which Cheyney is a member.
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West Chester, Cheyney Universities look at areas of collaboration

West Chester and Cheyney - two universities in the state's higher education system - are planning "a new level of collaboration" on both academics and operations, their presidents announced this week in a joint e-mail to staff, students and alumni.
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America's Oldest Black College, Cheyney University, Could Face Financial Collapse

HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec 17 (Reuters) - The nation's oldest black college, Cheyney University, one of Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities, is on the verge of a financial meltdown that threatens its ability to continue operating, a state official said on Wednesday. Cheyney's student body has shrunk by two-thirds, to about 1,000, since its 1983 peak, and its four-year graduation rate is just 9 percent. A quarter of students never receive a degree, and student loan defaults are high. "Cheyney is...
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