Founded in 1979, The Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)was initially created to promote teaching and research in Asian American studies and “has emerged as a primary research and teaching hub for Asian American Studies, an interdisciplinary field born out of the 1960s movements for racial justice and student activism.”
March is Women’s History Month and we’ll be highlighting women-centered colleges and organizations. It’s a bit eye-opening to learn that despite colleges being established in the The United States in 1636, women were not allowed to attend and receive a higher education/baccalaureate degree until 1837. Oberlin College in Ohio was the pioneer.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities were established before 1964 for the sole purpose of academically serving African American students. Previous to their existence, and during segregation in the United States, Black students were largely prevented from receiving higher education due to racial discrimination, with the majority of colleges catering predominately to white students and disqualifying the majority of Black students from attending.
In celebration and recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, we’re taking a look at Bacone College in Oklahoma which is known as a historic Native American-serving institution, having begun classes in “Indian Territory” long before Oklahoma was formed as a state.
There’s still a few colleges and universities waiting on their fall graduation ceremonies to occur that were reworked from the spring, but most have moved on to planning for the new class of upcoming grads … and we’re so excited!
Hamilton: An American Musical took the country by stormin June 2016, chronicling the story of American Founding Father, Alexander Hamiltonthrough the seamless use of hip hop, R&B, pop, soul, and traditional show tunes-style music with non-white actors cast as the Founding Fathers and other historical figures. What does Hamilton have to do with higher education? Read on to find out!
The big day is finally here -- your graduation! You’ve worked hard and anxiously awaited this day for years. You’ve always pictured a big celebration with family and friends to mark the occasion, but one uninvited party guest is trying to mess up all of the fun: COVID-19. Your graduation ceremony may already be scaled down, whether it’s in person or virtual, and your post-commencement party may also look a little different than planned, but there’s great news: There’s still ways you can celebrate and feel special during the COVID-era.
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