Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 13, August 7

Education Department Launches Effort to Simplify Aid Formula
CHICAGO The U.S. Department of Education is hunching an effort to reform and simplify how college students apply for and receive financial aid. The federal student aid form needs to be cut down from 100 to nine questions and the aid formula should...
Getting to Know Chia Youyee Vang
When her book Hmong in Minnesota published earlier this year, Dr. Chia Youyee Vang wasn't surprised the ethnic press ran reviews and announcements of it. Instead, what struck her was how much attention it drew from mainstream broadcast and print media....
Grants & Gifts
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY, has received a $2.8 MILLION grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help students in need of academic support. The funds will be used to establish a Center for Student Success.CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,...
Keeping the Tradition Alive
The relatively low percentage of Black students in jazz studies programs remains a topic of interest as scholars want to ensure that the musical culture of an earlier generation of African-Americans lives on.WHEN 25-YEAR-OLD ASHLIN Parker applied to...
Keeping the Tradition Alive: The Relatively Low Percentage of Black Students in Jazz Studies Programs Remains a Topic of Interest as Scholars Want to Ensure That the Musical Culture of an Earlier Generation of African-Americans Lives On
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN 25-YEAR-OLD ASHLIN Parker applied to the jazz studies program at the University of New Orleans, he did so not solely because of the school's well-regarded reputation; he also couldn't pass up an opportunity to play and...
Keeping with Traditions
With the 2008 Olympic Games taking place in Beijing this month, approximately 4 billion viewers worldwide will tune into the two week-long event. What happens during the games is certain to make news--records are broken, new champions are crowned....
More Than Gatekeepers
High school guidance counselors have extraordinary influence in steering Black males to college or to the streets.Black males have chronically been in the lower percentiles of students qualifying for entry to four-year institutions as compared to other...
More Than Gatekeepers: High School Guidance Counselors Have Extraordinary Influence in Steering Black Males to College or to the Streets
Black males have chronically been in the lower percentiles of students qualifying for entry to four-year institutions as compared to other ethnic and gender groups. There are a myriad of axiomatic factors such as a lack of opportunities to learn because...
New Survey Helps Community Colleges Focus Up Front
communitycollegeforumThe Survey of Entering Student Engagement is deepening community colleges' understanding of students' earliest collegiate experiences.Each fall, colleges across the country ask a perennial question: "How many new students did we...
New Survey Helps Community Colleges Focus Up Front: The Survey of Entering Student Engagement Is Deepening Community Colleges' Understanding of Students' Earliest Collegiate Experiences
Each fall, colleges across the country ask a perennial question: How many, new students did we enroll this fall?' Recruiting new students is essential to growing full-time equivalency (FTE) and increasing vital revenue streams. For community and technical...
Pell Grant One of Few Winners in 2009 Budget
Despite work on education spending bill, Congress unlikely to complete work until after general election.Education spending bills moving through Congress include a small increase for Pell Grants and several college-access programs next year. But the...
Pell Grant One of Few Winners in 2009 Budget: Despite Work on Education Spending Bill, Congress Unlikely to Complete Work until after General Election
Education spending bills moving through Congress include a small increase for Pell Grants and several college-access programs next year. But the picture for minority-serving institutions is less dear, particularly for historically Black colleges and...
Staying True to Its Mission
Celebrating 40 years, the tribal college movement remains committed to sustaining native culture, language and community, officials say.In beauty I walkWith beauty before me I walkWith beauty behind me I walkWith beauty above me I walkWith beauty around...
Staying True to Its Mission: Celebrating 40 Years, the Tribal College Movement Remains Committed to Sustaining Native Culture, Language and Community, Officials Say
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In beauty I walk With beauty before me I walk With beauty behind me I walk With beauty above me I walk With beauty around me I walk It has become beauty again It has become beauty again It has become...
Summer Reading for the Teachers
A little variety to stretch the mind - gently.With summer in full swing, it is a good time to try lighter fare than the weighty academic reading that occupies the school year and to diversify our selections, especially across ethnic and racial lines....
Summer Reading for the Teachers: A Little Variety to Stretch the Mind-Gently
With summer in full swing, it is a good time to try lighter fare than the weighty academic reading that occupies the school year and to diversify our selections, especially across ethnic and racial lines. Here is a selection of books on a wide spectrum...
When Sports and Politics Collide
Along with showcasing the world's best athletes, the Olympics offer a unique glimpse into history and race relations.When TV news images showed pro-Tibet sympathizers dramatically disrupting the international Olympic torch relay in multiple cities earlier...
When Sports and Politics Collide: Along with Showcasing the World's Best Athletes, the Olympics Offer a Unique Glimpse into History and Race Relations
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When TV news images showed pro-Tibet sympathizers dramatically disrupting the international Olympic torch relay in multiple cities earlier this year, Dr. Yosay Wangdi's faculty colleagues throughout academia flooded her with...