Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 26, February 8

A Global Exchange
Study abroad programs to Africa teach American students an appreciation for the continent and the resiliency of its people.The wealth of educational opportunities in Africa has encouraged universities nationwide to establish partnerships with institutions...
A Global Exchange: Study Abroad Programs to Africa Teach American Students an Appreciation for the Continent and the Resiliency of Its People
The wealth of educational opportunities in Africa has encouraged universities nationwide to establish partnerships with institutions on that continent. Kent State University, The Ohio State University, Princeton University and Rutgers University are...
Black History Month
Benedict College (S.C.)18th Annual Harambee FestivalBerklee College of Music (Mass.)Performance/Discussion: "Black Music Matters" - Grammy Award-winning musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock, scholar Dr. Cornel West and the Berklee student gospel ensemble...
Celebrating: Black History Month
Benedict College (S.C.) 18th Annual Harambee Festival Berklee College of Music (Mass.) Performance/Discussion: "Black Music Matters"--Grammy Award-winning musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock, scholar Dr. Cornel West and the Berklee student...
Compensating the President: Executive Salaries at Public Black Colleges and Universities
Diverse recently conducted a survey to review the P compensation and salary packages of presidents at public and private historically Black colleges and universities. However, this column will only focus on the public institutions due to the low response...
Compensating the President: Executive Salaries at Public Black Colleges and Universities
Diverse recently conducted a survey to review the compensation and salary packages of presidents at public and private historically Black colleges and universities. However, this column will only focus on the public institutions due to the low response...
Diverse Letters
Black College Leadership Under ScrutinyIt is a pity that these two officials must he punished for engaging in practices that must have been shared with the institution that has oversight responsibility for Morris Brown College-the African Methodist Episcopal...
Empowering the Black Masses
Empowering the Black Masses Book chronicles civil rights, Black power movements in America's 'first capital.' Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia By Matthew Countryman University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006, 413 pp.Up South: Civil...
For-Profit Schools Popular Destination for Minorities
A disproportionate percentage of degrees from proprietary colleges go to Black and Hispanic graduates. While Black students earned 8.9 percent of bachelor's degrees in the United States during the 2004-2005 academic year, they accounted for 15 percent...
Four-Year Universities: HBCU Presidential Salary Survey, 2006-2007
Four-Year Universities: HBCU Presidential Salary Survey, 2006-2007 Four-Year Public Institutions State Name Alabama A&M University Ala. Dr. Robert R. Jennings University of Arkansas at Pine Ark. Dr. Lawrence Davis Jr. Bluff University...
Getting to Know Dr. James T. Minor
Growing up in Detroit, James Minor bypassed the drugs and gang life that plagued his neighborhood and graduated from the city's public school system. But the price tag of many of Michigan's four-year colleges and universities put them out of reach,...
Grants & Gifts
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $25 MILLION each to BUTLER UNIVERSITY (Ind.) and PURDUE UNIVERSITY (Ind.) to improve pharmacy education, outreach and research at the two institutions. Butler plans to use the grant to expand its public health initiatives...
In the Name of Diversity
The departure of a popular Hispanic professor at Stanford spurs debate on whether universities should offer extra incentives to retain minority faculty.PALO ALTO, Calif.When word spread around campus that Dr. Luis R. Fraga, a 15-year associate professor...
In the Name of Diversity: The Departure of a Popular Hispanic Professor at Stanford Spurs Debate on Whether Universities Should Offer Extra Incentives to Retain Minority Faculty
PALO ALTO, Calif. When word spread around campus that Dr. Luis R. Fraga, a 15-year associate professor in Stanford University's political science department, was considering a job offer at another university, students circulated a petition to retain...
Minority-Serving Institutions Find New Technology Advocates
Tech funding is one of several higher ed bills before Congress.When the new U.S. Senate opened for business in January, it didn't take long for minority-serving colleges to find a new sponsor for a $250 million technology bill for historically Black...
Minority-Serving Institutions Find New Technology Advocates: Tech Funding Is One of Several Higher Ed Bills before Congress
When the new U.S. Senate opened for business in January, it didn't take long for minority-serving colleges to find a new sponsor for a $250 million technology bill for historically Black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges....
On the Move
DR. KAREN LAWRENCE has been named the 10th president of Sarah Lawrence College (N.Y.). She was most recently dean of the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Lawrence holds a bachelor's from Yale University, a master's from Tufts...
Overshadowed
Although generally not included in newspaper accounts or history books, a number of Asian Americans were heavily involved in the Black Panthers.Ask the average person what comes to mind at the mention of the Black Panther Party. Odds are the answer involves...
Overshadowed: Although Generally Not Included in Newspaper Accounts or History Books, a Number of Asian Americans Were Heavily Involved in the Black Panthers
Ask the average person what comes to mind at the mention of the Black Panther Party. Odds are the answer involves armed African-Americans winding up in shootouts with police. Those images have overshadowed the Panthers' free breakfast programs, medical...
Power to the People
Generations of African-Americans have gone to their graves without knowing where in Africa their ancestors descended, or if they re even from Africa. So, it's no wonder that with the advancements in science and DNA testing, an increasing number of...
Regaining a Lost Heritage
Can a simple procedure unlock African- Americans' genetic history? Or is DNA tracing just an expensive waste or time?This year's Black History Month program at my friend's Washington, D.C. church won't just feature kids reading about famous firsts and...
Regaining a Lost Heritage: Can a Simple Procedure Unlock African-Americans' Genetic History? or Is DNA Tracing Just an Expensive Waste of Time?
This year's Black History Month program at my friend's Washington, D.C. church won t just feature kids reading about famous firsts and courageous equality fighters. Added to the mix is a lecture to the congregation on using DNA testing to determine...
Report: Employers Say College Graduates Lack Essential Skills to Succeed in Today's Global Economy
WASHINGTON, D.C. Almost two-thirds of employers or about 63 percent, say college .graduates lack essential skills to succeed in today's global economy, according to a new report by the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America's...
Resuscitating MLK/Drew
Suffering from years of neglect and mismanagement, the termination of the medical center's doctor-training program has wider implications surrounding the production of minority physicians and the overall health of the local community.To this day, the...
Resuscitating MLK/Drew: Suffering from Years of Neglect and Mismanagement, the Termination of the Medical Center's Doctor-Training Program Has Wider Implications Surrounding the Production of Minority Physicians and the Overall Health of the Local Community
To this day, the widespread racial disparities that prompted the August 1965 riots in the Watts community of South Los Angeles frame many of the discussions about race in America. The death and destruction wrought during that five-day upheaval, along...
The Journey for Jackson State
A source of pride for its community, this HBCU has emerged as a research and public service leader in Mississippi.JACKSON, Miss.In recent years, construction cranes have loomed over the bustling campus of Jackson State University. The historically Black...
The Journey for Jackson State: A Source of Pride for Its Community, This HBCU Has Emerged as a Research and Public Service Leader in Mississippi
In recent years, construction cranes have loomed over the bustling campus of Jackson State University. The historically Black school of more than 8,000 students is undergoing a building boom, evident by recently constructed buildings that have blended...
'They Are Starting to Pay Attention'
President Ronald Mason talks about how Jackson State University is raising its profile.Ronald Mason Jr. may be the only college president in the United States who's had the experience of running a major city's public housing authority. While serving...
'They Are Starting to Pay Attention': President Ronald Mason Talks about How Jackson State University Is Raising Its Profile
Ronald Mason Jr. may be the only college president in the United States who's had the experience of running a major city's public housing authority. While serving as general counsel at Tulane University in the late 1990s, Mason was charged with the...
'Wake Up Everybody' to Save Black Boys
Watching a generation disappear is not an option.BLACK BOYS IN AMERICA ARE FACING AN UPHILL BATTLE WHEN IT COMES TO SUCCESS. Traditional institutions and age-old strategies are being stretched in order to find solutions to stop this accelerating trend...
'Wake Up Everybody' to Save Black Boys: Watching a Generation Disappear Is Not an Option
BLACK BOYS IN AMERICA ARE FACING AN UPHILL BATTLE WHEN IT COMES TO SUCCESS. Traditional institutions and age-old strategies are being stretched in order to find solutions to stop this accelerating trend of hopelessness and despair. Why have we found...