Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, March 8

Access to College Means Access to Economic Mobility for America's Underserved
AT BARUCH COLLEGE, WE USE THE PHRASE "THE AMERICAN DREAM" A GREAT DEAL. Indeed, as one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in the country--70 percent of the student body was born outside of the United States--it is easy to see why...
An Unpredictable Turn of Events
when the news broke last, spring that three members of the Duke University men s lacrosse team were accused of raping a Black college student/dancer at a party, the events that followed were understandable and somewhat predictable. There were protests...
A Real Fear
It's more than stage fright. MATH anxiety can derail academic or professional success. But some scholars are working to help students get over it."Math anxiety is my worst enemy," says Dr. Louise Raphael. "I feel that I am teaching the most important...
A Real Fear: It's More Than Stage Fright. Math Anxiety Can Derail Academic or Professional Success. but Some Scholars Are Working to Help Students Get over It
"Math anxiety is my worst enemy," says Dr. Louise Raphael. "I feel that I am teaching the most important mathematics class on the Howard University campus, but my students' fear of math is the toughest battle standing in my way." Raphael is the...
Degree Discrimination?
India's three-year undergraduate degrees seem to provide a solid academic foundation, but there's no consensus among U.S. graduate schools.LAST FALL, THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HOSTED A WORKSHOP ON THE Bologna undergraduate degrees in...
Degree Discrimination? India's Three-Year Undergraduate Degrees Seem to Provide a Solid Academic Foundation, but There's No Consensus among U.S. Graduate Schools
LAST FALL, THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HOSTED A WORKSHOP ON THE Bologna undergraduate degrees in Europe, which in most cases are completed in three-years. Discussion ensued on whether these degrees will be more acceptable at U.S. graduate...
Demystifying the Process
ETS and HBCUs work together to improve the Praxis passage rates of Black students.PRINCETON, NJ.Twenty-four faculty members representing more than 20 historically Black colleges and universities gathered recently on the campus of Educational Testing...
Demystifying the Process: ETS and HBCUs Work Together to Improve the Praxis Passage Rates of Black Students
PRINCETON, NJ. Twenty-four faculty members representing more than 20 historically Black colleges and universities gathered recently on the campus of Educational Testing Service to hear officials demystify test-making procedures and explain the organization's...
Digging out of the Digital Divide
Scholar and entrepreneur Randal Pinkett discusses how far America still must go to achieve technological equality.One of the most prominent engineers and entrepreneurs in the country, Dr. Randal D. Pinkett keeps a high profile on issues related to minorities,...
Digging out of the Digital Divide: Scholar and Entrepreneur Randal Pinkett Discusses How Far America Still Must Go to Achieve Technological Equality
One of the most prominent engineers and entrepreneurs in the country, Dr. Randal D. Pinker keeps a high profile on issues related to minorities, technology and education. The holder of five degrees, Pinker has built an academic record that includes...
Diverse Calendar
March 21-25 National Black Graduate Student Association 19th Annual Conference Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Baltimore Web: www.nbgsa.org March 22-25 MELUS--Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States...
DUKE'S Devil OF A Mess
With the rape case against three Duke lacrosse players unraveling, a group of Black faculty are now accused of rushing to judgment.DURHAM, N.C.Last spring, at the height of the frenzy over accusations that three Duke University men's lacrosse players...
Duke's Devil of a Mess: With the Rape Case against Three Duke Lacrosse Players Unraveling, a Group of Black Faculty Are Now Accused of Rushing to Judgment
DURHAM, N.C. Last spring, at the height of the frenzy over accusations that three Duke University men's lacrosse players had gang raped a Black exotic dancer during a party, faculty from Duke's African and African American studies department chose...
Expanding Access
With the United States lagging behind other industrialized nations in broadband Internet service, one public-minded firm proposes a radical plan.There's no question that the United States lags behind most industrialized nations in consumer access to...
Expanding Access: With the United States Lagging Behind Other Industrialized Nations in Broadband Internet Service, One Public-Minded Firm Proposes a Radical Plan
There's no question that the United States lags behind most industrialized nations in consumer access to broadband Internet service. For many policy makers and activists, this shortfall marks the latest phase in the struggle to overcome the digital...
Grants & Gifts
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY has received a $100,000 donation from the Meldrum Family Foundation to launch the Christopher S. Meldrum Chemistry Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be awarded to college juniors majoring in chemistry.PRAIRIE VIEW...
Leading the Diversity Charge at UT
Over the past decade, the University of Texas at Austin has had its share of headlines related to cases of racial insensitivity and minority access, particularly after the Hopwood v. State of Texas case, which banned the use of race in college admissions...
Michigan Proposal 2 Battle Threatens Scholarships
Affirmative action ban collides with wishes of some scholarship donors.Now that Michigan voters have axed affirmation action programs in public institutions, attention is beginning to shift toward a new higher education battleground-scholarships.Under...
Michigan Proposal 2 Battle Threatens Scholarships: Affirmative Action Ban Collides with Wishes of Some Scholarship Donors
Now that Michigan voters have axed affirmation action programs in public institutions, attention is beginning to shift toward a new higher education battleground--scholarships. Under Proposal 2, which passed in November, scholarships that make distinctions...
On the Move
DR. DONALD J. REAVES has been appointed chancellor of Winston-Salem State University (N.C.). He was most recently vice president for administration and chief financial officer at the University of Chicago. Reaves holds a bachelor's from Cleveland State...
Providing $100K Grants to Seven Black Colleges, Tom Joyner Foundation Encourages the Recruitment, Retention of Minority Teachers
Recruiting, training and maintaining quality teachers is a national challenge, but it has reached crisis levels in the Black community. Today, school systems must overcome a range of recruiting obstacles, including competition from other lucrative...
Technology Usage at a Glance
Technology Usage At A Glance From increasing faculty interactions with students through the Internet to enabling students to download course lectures to their Ipods, technology has had a tremendous impact on higher education, in particular, and American...
Tribal Colleges Fight to Retain Federal Funding
Unaffected by federal cuts, HBCUs and HSIs rally on behalf of tribal colleges.It may not receive the attention of Pell Grants or other financial aid issues, but one little-known provision of President Bush's 2008 education budget is causing concern in...
Tribal Colleges Fight to Retain Federal Funding: Unaffected by Federal Cuts, HBCUs and HSIs Rally on Behalf of Tribal Colleges
It may not receive the attention of Pell Grants or other financial aid issues, but one little-known provision of President Bush's 2008 education budget is causing concern in many education circles--a proposed 20 percent cut in the U.S. Department of...