Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 7, May 18

2006 Gala Awardees
Maya Angelou is a remarkable renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues...
A Call to Lead
By many accounts, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States, and Muslim chaplains are increasingly becoming an essential part of college communitiesImam Yahya Hendi came from afar - the occupied Palestinian Territories - to become, in...
A Call to Lead: By Many Accounts, Islam Is the Fastest Growing Religion in the United States, and Muslim Chaplains Are Increasingly Becoming an Essential Part of College Communities
Imam Yahya Hendi came from afar--the occupied Palestinian Territories--to become, in 1999, the first full-time Muslim chaplain serving at a university in the United States. He is now the chaplain at Georgetown University. Rumee Ahmed, appointed earlier...
A Student Affairs Model from the Land Down Under
Last summer, 41 graduate students and student affairs professionals, including me, journeyed to Australia as part of a study tour sponsored by the American College Personnel Association, the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators...
Auditor: University of Missouri-Kansas City Faculty Diversity Is 'Worst' He's Seen
Minority students say low faculty expectations are part of problemKANSAS CITY, MO.The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a serious problem with its racial climate and a serious lack of diversity in its faculty, according to an audit commissioned...
Auditor: University of Missouri-Kansas City Faculty Diversity Is 'Worst' He's Seen; Minority Students Say Low Faculty Expectations Are Part of Problem
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a serious problem with its racial climate and a serious lack of diversity in its faculty, according to an audit commissioned by the school. The audit, conducted by an assistant professor...
Bridging Cultural Divides
Colleges and universities across the country are seeing an overwhelming interest among students in learning about the Middle East and Arabic languages. Is this a passing fad, or is it here to stay?Tyler Golson was an undergraduate at Yale University...
Bridging Cultural Divides: Colleges and Universities across the Country Are Seeing an Overwhelming Interest among Students in Learning about the Middle East and Arabic Languages. Is This a Passing Fad, or Is It Here to Stay?
Tyler Golson was an undergraduate at Yale University on Sept. 11, 2001. When he heard the news that terrorists had destroyed the World Trade Center in his hometown of New York City, he was so moved that he switched his major from classical literature...
College Students Create Affordable Housing Designs in Los Angeles Contest
Architecture students from the University of Southern California and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, placed among the winners last month in a Los Angeles County design competition aimed at sparking the redevelopment of thousands of...
Columbia Professor Latest High-Profile Defection
Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley heads West as the University of Southern California makes push to hire senior-level scholarsNEW YORKDr. Robin D.G. Kelley, one of the country's most prominent Black intellectuals, is leaving Columbia University to join the University...
Columbia Professor Latest High-Profile Defection: Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley Heads West as the University of Southern California Makes Push to Hire Senior-Level Scholars
NEW YORK Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, one of the country's most prominent Black intellectuals, is leaving Columbia University to join the University of Southern California as a joint professor of history and American studies and ethnicity. In an age...
Covenant Curriculum Expected to Inspire Learning, Social Action
While The Covenant With Black America has sparked a publishing phenomenon, a group of scholars and activists affiliated with Tavis Smiley are hoping that its popularity will motivate Blacks to achieve an awareness of democratic action that will result...
Diverse Calendar
MAYMay 28-31National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)28th Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence"Celebrating Teaching & Leadership Excellence Worldwide"The University of Texas at AustinPhone:...
FAMU Law School Still Facing Growing Pains
Suffering from poor bar passage rates, interim dean restructures curriculum to better prepare students for examORLANDO, FLA.Since becoming interim dean of Florida A&M University College of Law, James M. Douglas has overseen the school's relocation...
FAMU Law School Still Facing Growing Pains; Suffering from Poor Bar Passage Rates, Interim Dean Restructures Curriculum to Better Prepare Students for Exam
ORLANDO, FLA. Since becoming interim dean of Florida A&M University College of Law, James M. Douglas has overseen the school's relocation into a new $30 million building, revamped the curriculum for first-year students and presided over the...
Grants & Awards
ADELPHI UNIVERSITY (N.Y.) has received an $8.5 MILLION gift from Carol A. Ammon, founder and chairman of Endo Pharmaceuticals and a 1979 graduate of the university. The gift will be used to establish a professorship in childhood education and endow scholarships...
Ignore Islamic Studies at Our Peril
It is dismaying how many colleges across the country offer curricula that present at best a cursory acknowledgement of Islam, the fastest growing religion in the world. Too many programs pay lip service to the religion without delving into the diversity...
Intellectual Expansion through International Learning
I can remember seeing a large paper map of the world in grade school. It showed the United States as a large body of land that seemed to overshadow the entire world. The proud letters U-N-I-T-E-D S-T-A-T-E-S crossed the Appalachian Mountains and stretched...
International Realm Pushes U.S. Diversity
The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were beyond comprehension. But out of the tragic event came a renewed interest in the Middle East. So much so that five years later, colleges and universities across the country are struggling to keep up with students'...
Lawsuit: Drug-Based Ban on Financial Aid Hurts Minorities
For three Midwest college students, a conviction on a minor drug offense may lead to a landmark legal debate with implications for student financial aid policy nationwide. The American Civil Liberties Union and a student organization have filed...
One on One with Tavis Smiley
The Covenant With Black America, a collection of essays on issues critical to Blacks, is not the first call-to-action book aimed at Black America, but it is the most successful. The first book from a Black publisher to top The New York Times' bestseller...
On the Move
DR. PAUL CLEARY has been named dean of public health and chair of the department of epidemiology and public health at Yale University's School of Medicine (Conn.). He was most recently a professor at Harvard University Medical School. Cleary earned his...
Opening Eyes and Minds
As Americans' perceptions of Islam grow increasingly negative, Muslim students and professors find themselves educating their college communitiesIt's not easy being a Muslim student or professor on a U.S. college campus these days. Classmates and colleagues...
Opening Eyes and Minds: As Americans' Perceptions of Islam Grow Increasingly Negative, Muslim Students and Professors Find Themselves Educating Their College Communities
It's not easy being a Muslim student or professor on a U.S. college campus these days. Classmates and colleagues are curious and filled with questions. Some members of campus communities have reported being verbally harassed and made to feel uncomfortable,...
Pens, Papers and Passports
A growing number of students from U.S. colleges want to hitch a ride to the high-speed Indian economyIt wasn't long after Lauren Skryzowski entered Yale University's School of Management that she realized something was missing. While business schools...
Pens, Papers and Passports: A Growing Number of Students from U.S. Colleges Want to Hitch a Ride to the High-Speed Indian Economy
It wasn't long after Lauren Skryzowski entered Yale University's School of Management that she realized something was missing. While business schools at other institutions offered unique programs with corporations in emerging economic powers, Yale...
Professor: Use Social Unrest to Change Admissions Policies
NEW YORK CITY In 1960, the "big three" universities--rinceton, Harvard and Yale--admitted only a handful of Black students each year. But the rioting sparked by the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King forced the schools to rethink their...
Study: Most Community Colleges Not Fully Prepared for Demographic Shift
LONG BEACH, CALIF. A majority of community college presidents say they are only "somewhat prepared" for the rise of the "minority majority" student population, according to survey results released at the 86th American Association of Community Colleges...
What Gives with the Covenant with Black America?
Not only was the book nowhere to be found at a major bookstore in New Orleans--which has long carried a "Chocolate City" designation--but the clerk had never even heard of it. The bookseller's never having heard of The Covenant With Black America...