Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 8, May 29

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2008: Annual Awards
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment...
Asian Americans Largely Ignored by Presidential Candidates, Political Scientists Say
Despite feverish efforts by presidential candidates to grab voters' attention, they, along with public opinion pollsters and mainstream news media, have largely ignored Asian Americans so far, several political scientists say. "It's kind of annoying,"...
A Waning Priority
Despite high expectations with Democratic Congress, public policy groups are losing hopes of repealing financial aid ban on students convicted of minor drug offenses.More than a year after Democrats claimed control of Congress, one priority for students...
A Waning Priority: Despite High Expectations with Democratic Congress, Public Policy Groups Are Losing Hopes of Repealing Financial Aid Ban on Students Convicted of Minor Drug Offenses
More than a year after Democrats claimed control of Congress, one priority for students and some higher education groups--repealing the financial aid ban on those convicted of minor drug violations--remains on the books with little resolution in sight....
Charting a New Course
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore becomes the first HBCU to receive a PGA Professional Golf Management Program.Beginning in fall of 2008, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will become the 20th university in the nation - and the first...
Charting a New Course: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Becomes the First HBCU to Receive a PGA Professional Golf Management Program
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Beginning in fall of 2008, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will become the 20th university in the nation--and the first historically Black university (HBCU)--certified by the PGA to offer a Professional Golf...
Correlating Diversity Success with Academic Success
Texas A&M, NCAA partnership recognizes universities that best champion diversity.Texas A&M University's Laboratory for Diversity in Sport and the NCAA have partnered to honor those athletic programs that are best championing diversity. A total...
Correlating Diversity Success with Academic Success: Texas A&M, NCAA Partnership Recognizes Universities That Best Champion Diversity
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Texas A&M University's Laboratory for Diversity in Sport and the NCAA have partnered to honor those athletic programs that are best championing diversity. A total of 162 Diversity in Athletics Awards are being given in...
For the Love of the Game
TOP FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETEMomei Qu is leading the way in academics and athletics, shining in each arena.A course load of 25 credit hours is demanding enough for most college students, but factor in senior Momei Qu's demanding schedule as a member of...
Fostering an Inclusive Environment
Leaders at Cal Poly Pomona aim to create an inclusive environment for undocumented students, first by creating an AB 540 liaison.Although undocumented students who meet specific residency criteria have been eligible to receive in-state tuition in California...
Fostering an Inclusive Environment: Leaders at Cal Poly Pomona Aim to Create an Inclusive Environment for Undocumented Students, First by Creating an AB 540 Liaison
Although undocumented students who meet specific residency criteria have been eligible to receive in-state tuition in California since the passage of Assembly Bill 540 in 2001, many were being asked to pay international student rates by university...
Grants & Gifts
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD, has received $1 MILLION from the CSU system, which received funds from the Bernard Osher Foundation to be distributed. The monies will go to support a scholarship endowment fund at CSU Bakersfield.Twelve faculty...
Impact Players
Golf grew in popularity in Seoul after it held the 1988 Olympics, and now U.S. college coaches are witnessing the emergence and competitiveness of Korean golfers.Looking back, University of Florida senior C.J. Kim considers her start in golf more than...
Impact Players: Golf Grew in Popularity in Seoul after It Held the 1988 Olympics, and Now U.S. College Coaches Are Witnessing the Emergence and Competitiveness of Korean Golfers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Looking back, University of Florida senior C.J. Kim considers her start in golf more than 10 years ago inevitable. Her parents played. And growing up in South Korea, many of her friends did, too. As a member of UF's women's...
Male Finalists/women Finalists
Cliff Hammonds, who led Clemson University to its best basketball season in years, has also impressed his architecture classmates and professors - so much so that they recently created a Citation for Excellence for the senior's ability to squeeze in...
On the Move
Dr. Sidney A. Rlbeau has been appointed president of Howard University in Washington, D.C., effective Aug. 1. He currently serves as president of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Ribeau earned a bachelor's from Wayne State University and a master's...
Public Relations Masks the Real College-Access Crisis
The wealthiest universities enroll the smallest percentage of low-income students - this has to change.Recent decisions by wealthy private colleges and universities to drop merit aid and eliminate student loan debt masks the fact that these institutions...
Public Relations Masks the Real College-Access Crisis: The Wealthiest Universities Enroll the Smallest Percentage of Low-Income Students-This Has to Change
Recent decisions by wealthy private colleges and universities to drop merit aid and eliminate student loan debt masks the fact that these institutions enroll the smallest percentages of low-income students, and that the real national crisis of access...
Saluting an All-Time Great
"For every hour you spend on the athletic field, spend two in the library." --Arthur Ashe Jr. This year's annual tribute to student-athletes takes on special meaning as it is the 15th anniversary of the death of tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. for...
Tried, Tested, Yet Undeterred
After overturned prison sentence, Marcus Dixon blazes a stellar record of academic and athletic achievement at Hampton University.TOP MALE STUDENT-ATHLETEFor Marcus Dixon, it's all about second chances. Once a star athlete with a 3.96 grade point average...
Youth on Fire
Distinctive books show how the struggle for rights and recognition rests on new generations.The 40th anniversaries this year of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., of the urban riots in reaction to that event and of the death of Bobby Kennedy bring...