Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 20, November 17

Air Force Coach under Fire for Comments on Minority Players
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. Air Force Academy head football coach Fisher DeBerry, expressing frustration after a recent 48-10 loss to Texas Christian University, attributed the loss in part to TCU's having more "Afro-American" players who "can run very,...
Air Force Coach under Fire for Comments on Minority Players
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.Air Force Academy head football coach Fisher DeBerry, expressing frustration after a recent 48-10 loss to Texas Christian University, attributed the loss in part to TCU's having more "Afro-American" players who "can run very, very...
Alcorn State First to Receive Endowment Money from Ayers Settlement
JACKSON, MISS. Alcorn State University has received $1.7 million in endowment money as part of the settlement of Mississippi's college desegregation lawsuit. The state College Board approved the distribution last month. Alcorn, one of three...
Alcorn State First to Receive Endowment Money from Ayers Settlement
JACKSON, MISS.Alcorn State University has received $1.7 million in endowment money as part of the settlement of Mississippi's college desegregation lawsuit.The state College Board approved the distribution last month.Alcorn, one of three historically...
A Quiet Crisis
Conference highlights higher education disparities between Latino men and womenLOS ANGELESThe higher college enrollment and graduation rates of women versus men has long been considered a crisis in the Black community. But the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute...
A Quiet Crisis: Conference Highlights Higher Education Disparities between Latino Men and Women
LOS ANGELES The higher college enrollment and graduation rates of women versus men has long been considered a crisis in the Black community. But the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute recently addressed a similar, less well-documented, educational disparity...
Blogging with Blackprof.com
Black professors launch Internet blog to discuss race, law and cultureFrustrated by what they saw as a lack of expertise and informed opinion on "race, law and culture" by Internet bloggers, a group of nine African-American law professors launched in...
Blogging with Blackprof.com: Black Professors Launch Internet Blog to Discuss Race, Law and Culture
Frustrated by what they saw as a lack of expertise and informed opinion on "race, law and culture" by Internet bloggers, a group of nine African-American law professors launched in mid-September "Blackprof.com," a blog which lets the professors express...
College Faculty More Confident regarding Retirement Savings Than General Working Population, Survey Finds
NEW YORK TIAA-CREF, the financial services organization, released in October the findings from the first-ever "Retirement Confidence Survey of College and University Faculty." The survey shows that faculty in higher education are more confident...
College Faculty More Confident regarding Retirement Savings Than General Working Population, Survey Finds
NEW YORKTIAA-CREF, the financial services organization, released in October the findings from the first-ever "Retirement Confidence Survey of College and University Faculty." The survey shows that faculty in higher education are more confident regarding...
College Price Increases Moderate, but Reliance on Borrowing Still Rising
NEW YORK Price increases at colleges and universities slowed down somewhat this year, but students who need financial aid are still relying increasingly on loans to pay for higher education, according to figures released by the College Board in...
College Price Increases Moderate, but Reliance on Borrowing Still Rising
NEW YORKPrice increases at colleges and universities slowed down somewhat this year, but students who need financial aid are still relying increasingly on loans to pay for higher education, according to figures released by the College Board in October.The...
Coppin State, Hampton Named among Top Wireless Schools
Coppin State University and Hampton University are the only historically Black institutions named among America's Top 50 colleges for wireless Internet access, according to a survey released last month by Intel Corp. and the Center for Digital Education....
Cultural Collisions
The relationship between international teaching assistants and American students can often be challenging - tips to ease the tensionMuch has been written about the sometimes contentious relationship between international teaching assistants and their...
Cultural Collisions: The Relationship between International Teaching Assistants and American Students Can Often Be Challenging-Tips to Ease the Tension
Much has been written about the sometimes contentious relationship between international teaching assistants and their American students. ITA's sometimes unfamiliar accents, teaching styles and cultural nuances can create an environment where teaching...
Diversity Officers - Coming to a Campus near You?
From diversifying the curriculum to the faculty, these senior-level administrators are taking on unprecedented rolesIn the long line of equity and access shifts, maneuvers and descriptive title appointments in higher education, yet another has emerged....
Diversity Officers-Coming to a Campus near You? from Diversifying the Curriculum to the Faculty, These Senior-Level Administrators Are Taking on Unprecedented Roles
In the long line of equity and access shifts, maneuvers and descriptive title appointments in higher education, yet another has emerged. One of the newest titles, "chief diversity officer," owes its lineage to its more controversial predecessors, including...
ECS Reprinted Report Highlights Continued Need to Improve Student Learning
DENVER The Education Commission of the States released in October the 2005 edition of "Prisoners of Time," a reprint of the 1994 report produced by the National Education Commission on Time and Learning. The reprint was funded by Washington Mutual...
ECS Reprinted Report Highlights Continued Need to Improve Student Learning
DENVERThe Education Commission of the States released in October the 2005 edition of "Prisoners of Time," a reprint of the 1994 report produced by the National Education Commission on Time and Learning. The reprint was funded by Washington Mutual through...
Events
DECEMBERDec. 4-7ASPIRA National Association and the Council for Opportunity in Education5th Annual Technology Tools for Management and Instruction ConferenceSan Juan, Puerto RicoWeb: www.aspira.orgDec. 27-30Modern Language Association (MLA)121st Annual...
Flying Standby
THE LIFE OF AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR CAN BE REWARDING BUT UNCERTAINThe plight of graduate assistants in the academy has repeatedly made headlines in recent years. Just last month, the union representing New York University graduate teaching assistants said...
Flying Standby: The Life of an Adjunct Professor Can Be Rewarding but Uncertain
The plight of graduate assistants in the academy has repeatedly made headlines in recent years. Just last month, the union representing New York University graduate teaching assistants said it had authorized a strike over the university's refusal to...
Georgia's Only HBCU Engineering Program Fighting Closure
Clark Atlanta University says program would be too costly to bring up to accreditation standardsATLANTAYemaya Stallworth came to Clark Atlanta University to be an engineer, choosing to pursue her destiny at a school where her teachers and classmates...
Georgia's Only HBCU Engineering Program Fighting Closure: Clark Atlanta University Says Program Would Be Too Costly to Bring Up to Accreditation Standards
ATLANTA Yemaya Stallworth came to Clark Atlanta University to be an engineer, choosing to pursue her destiny at a school where her teachers and classmates looked like her. Working at General Electric while taking classes full time toward an electrical...
Getting off the BurnOUT TRACK?
For "freeway faculty," new models of work could be an escape route - or a roadblockFor those bright, young scholars who seek an idyllic life of secure full-time employment while engaging in the teaching and research of their choice, the cozy confines...
Getting off the Burnout Track? for "Freeway Faculty," New Models of Work Could Be an Escape Route-Or a Roadblock
For those bright, young scholars who seek an idyllic life of secure full-time employment while engaging in the teaching and research of their choice, the cozy confines of higher education has always been seen as the Mecca. But according to experts,...
Grants & Awards
The City College of New York received a five-year $12.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health through the Research Centers for Minority Institutions initiative. The grant, which is retroactive to August 2005, provides $2.2 million in year...
John Hope Franklin Publishes Memoirs of Life
DURHAM, N.C. These days, Dr. John Hope Franklin spends more time in the greenhouse with his collection of 300 orchids than in library stacks. Franklin fell in love with orchids because "they're full of challenges, mystery"--the same reasons he...
John Hope Franklin Publishes Memoirs of Life
DURHAM, N.C.These days, Dr. John Hope Franklin spends more time in the greenhouse with his collection of 300 orchids than in library stacks.Franklin fell in love with orchids because "they're full of challenges, mystery" - the same reasons he fell in...
Michigan State Professor Wins $25,000 Frederick Douglass Book Prize
NEW HAVEN, CONN. Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition recently awarded the Seventh Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize to Dr. Laurent Dubois for his study of the trans-cultural struggle over...
Michigan State Professor Wins $25,000 Frederick Douglass Book Prize
NEW HAVEN, CONN.Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition recently awarded the Seventh Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize to Dr. Laurent Dubois for his study of the trans-cultural struggle over slavery...
Old Electronics from America, Europe Fuel Toxic Crisis in Africa
SEATTLE According to an investigation conducted by Basel Action Network (BAN), old electronics from America and Europe are fueling a toxic crisis in Africa. Old computers, televisions, mobile phones and other used electronic equipment exported from...
On the Move
Send appointment information, along with a color photo, to:Editor, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or e-mail editor@cmapublishing.comDr. Karen Parrish Baker has been named associate professor of...
Pew Report: Latinos More Likely Than Blacks, Whites to Attend the Largest Public High Schools
WASHINGTON Hispanic teens are more likely than Blacks and Whites to attend public high schools that have the most students, the highest concentrations of poor students and highest student-teacher ratios, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center analysis....
Pew Report: Latinos More Likely Than Blacks, Whites to Attend the Largest Public High Schools
WASHINGTONHispanic teens are more likely than Blacks and Whites to attend public high schools that have the most students, the highest concentrations of poor students and highest student-teacher ratios, according to a new Pew Hispanic Center analysis....
Student Looks to Open Latino Fraternity at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa Is there enough interest at Iowa State University to support a multicultural fraternity aimed at Latino students? That's the question facing Juan Guardia, a graduate student who held a recent meeting about opening a chapter of Phi Iota...
Student Looks to Open Latino Fraternity at Iowa State University
AMES, IOWAIs there enough interest at Iowa State University to support a multicultural fraternity aimed at Latino students? That's the question facing Juan Guardia, a graduate student who held a recent meeting about opening a chapter of Phi Iota Alpha,...
Study: Gender, Race Gap Still Exists in Sports Front Offices, Sidelines
WNBA receives top marks for opportunities for women and minoritiesORLANDO, FLA.The WNBA was the only major professional sports league to receive top marks in a comprehensive study comparing opportunities for women and minorities in sports.The University...
Study: Gender, Race Gap Still Exists in Sports Front Offices, Sidelines: WNBA Receives Top Marks for Opportunities for Women and Minorities
ORLANDO, FLA. The WNBA was the only major professional sports league to receive top marks in a comprehensive study comparing opportunities for women and minorities in sports. The University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics...
The Pivotal Role of Women
The recent passings of leading ladies of the civil rights movement, Constance Baker Motley, Vivian Malone, C. Delores Tucker and Rosa Parks saddened me, but they also have made me marvel at and appreciate the pivotal role women had in the American...
The Race for Diverse Talent: A Shared Interest
Corporate America and higher education are approaching the diversity intersection from separate directions. The business community needs to identify and develop the human capital that will keep American industries profitable in the global marketplace....
The Ticking of the Biological and Tenure Clocks
Princeton University institutes new policy, placing the school at the forefront of family-friendly workplacesColleges and universities are arguably among the most enlightened and progressive institutions in America. So when it comes to maternity and...
The Ticking of the Biological and Tenure Clocks: Princeton University Institutes New Policy, Placing the School at the Forefront of Family-Friendly Workplaces
Colleges and universities are arguably among the most enlightened and progressive institutions in America. So when it comes to maternity and career policies, one would expect that they'd be at the forefront of similarly progressive accommodation practices....
UMass Study Ranks Delaware First, Louisiana Last for Work Environment
BOSTON Delaware ranked first and Louisiana last in a University of Massachusetts study that attempted to measure the quality of worker treatment, based on factors including job opportunities, job quality and workplace fairness. After Louisiana,...
UMass Study Ranks Delaware First, Louisiana Last for Work Environment
BOSTONDelaware ranked first and Louisiana last in a University of Massachusetts study that attempted to measure the quality of worker treatment, based on factors includingjob opportunities, job quality and workplace fairness.After Louisiana, the next-lowest...
UNC-Chapel Hill Opens Up Records about Ties to Slavery
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. In the early decades of the nation's oldest public university, students at the University of North Carolina had servants who kindled fires in their rooms and cut wood to fuel their stoves. And at the school that's so proud of...
UNC-Chapel Hill Opens Up Records about Ties to Slavery
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.In the early decades of the nation's oldest public university, students at the University of North Carolina had servants who kindled fires in their rooms and cut wood to fuel their stoves.And at the school that's so proud of its history,...
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Aims to Start First Golf Degree at HBCU
PRINCESS ANNE, MD. A manicured golf course was right across the street from the house where Christina Cooper spent her childhood. But growing up Black in Baltimore, Cooper never thought of golf as a game for her--until her college announced plans...
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Aims to Start First Golf Degree at HBCU
PRINCESS ANNE, MD.A manicured golf course was right across the street from the house where Christina Cooper spent her childhood.But growing up Black in Baltimore, Cooper never thought of golf as a game for her - until her college announced plans to offer...
Why Are 90 Percent of College Faculty Still White?
Harvard University announced a $50-million initiative in May to make faculty more diverse. Three months later, Columbia University followed suit, pledging $15 million to "jump start a new recruitment campaign and to accelerate other ongoing efforts...