Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 17, October 5

Asian Americans Aren't White Folks' 'Racial Mascots'
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION HAS ALMOST ALWAYS BEEN FRAMED AS A BLACK AND WHITE ISSUE. BUT AS Michigan voters this fall consider the latest Ward Connerly ballot measure, which would prohibit consideration of race and gender in university admissions, it is becoming...
Black Enrollment Lags, Hispanic Enrollment Up at Florida Universities
Abolishment of affirmative action cited as reason for slow growth.TALLAHASSEE, FIa.Black enrollment grew by only 1.6 percent in Florida's state universities since last year compared to an overall increase of 2.6 percent, Gov. Jeb Bush and university...
Black Enrollment Lags, Hispanic Enrollment Up at Florida Universities: Abolishment of Affirmative Action Cited as Reason for Slow Growth
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Black enrollment grew by only 1.6 percent in Florida's state universities since last year compared to an overall increase of 2.6 percent, Gov. Jeb Bush and university officials announced last month. Hispanic enrollment, though,...
Dissatisfaction Voiced at HBCU Meeting
Tension mounts over how to expand federal funding for Black colleges and the role of the White House Initiative.WASHINGTONThe National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference last month concluded with a contentious meeting between...
Dissatisfaction Voiced at HBCU Meeting: Tension Mounts over How to Expand Federal Funding for Black Colleges and the Role of the White House Initiative
WASHINGTON The National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference last month concluded with a contentious meeting between the President's Board of Advisors on HBCUs and Charles M. Greene, the newly installed executive director...
Diverse Calendar
OCTOBER Oct. 18 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference Indiana Convention Center Indianapolis Web: www.nacada.ksu.edu Oct. 22-24 National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) 36th Annual...
Diverse Letters
"Virginia Tech to Reward Faculty For Diversity Efforts," Sept. 21Elevating DiversityI congratulate the Virginia Tech administration for its courageous, correct and creative decision to require faculty to report on their diversity activities. Throughout...
Drawn out of the Game
Some voters and scholars say redistricting recalls the specter of disenfranchisement.The way today's legislators draw political boundary lines reminds Deralyn Davis of the kinds of obstacles that kept Blacks from voting back when her grandmother had...
Drawn out of the Game: Some Voters and Scholars Say Redistricting Recalls the Specter of Disenfranchisement
The way today's legislators draw political boundary lines reminds Deralyn Davis of the kinds of obstacles that kept Blacks from voting back when her grandmother had to pay $1.75 for the privilege. The Fort Worth native is a tough, no-nonsense 71-year-old...
FAMU Band Marches into Trouble
First, members of Florida A&M University's famed Marching 100 were accused of stealing pillows and linens from a hotel in Detroit, where the school's football team played Delaware State University on Sept. 2. A week later, before heading off...
Getting to Know
Dr.JuanA.GilbertCan computer software help college admissions officers create a diverse freshman class?Dr. Juan A. Gilbert thinks so.The 37-year-old Auburn University associate professor of computer science and software engineering has developed a program...
Getting to Know: Dr. Juan A. Gilbert
Can computer software help college admissions officers create a diverse freshman class? Dr. Juan A. Gilbert thinks so. The 37-year-old Auburn University associate professor of computer science and software engineering has developed a program...
Grants & Awards
ALVERNIA COLLEGE (Pa.) has received a $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation to support the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is intended for nontraditional and minority students, especially Hispanic students pursuing degrees...
Higher Education: A Consumer Good, a Public Good
From the growing popularity of real estate courses to political redistricting, we have an eclectic group of articles for you in this edition. But first, following what has become a magazine tradition over the years, we bring to you an interview with...
Issues of Access and Affordability Highlighted at Higher Education Conference
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. For all the dour reports about the lack of access to U.S. higher education, there are just as many potential solutions tossed about. Some argue that need-based financial aid must be increased; others are convinced the K-12 system...
Latest Release of Access Grid Toolkit Available to Researchers
ARGONNE, Ill. Both researchers and academic computing professionals can now access the latest version of the free and widely used Access Grid Toolkit, a software that allows research collaboration among individuals working at different sites. The...
Morehouse President to Retire at the End of Academic Year
ATLANTA Morehouse College President Walter E. Massey announced last month his plans to retire at the end of the 2006-2007 academic year. Massey said he had been contemplating and conferring with the college's board of trustees about leaving for...
Morehouse President to Retire at the End of Academic Year
ATLANTAMorehouse College President Walter E. Massey announced last month his plans to retire at the end of the 2006-2007 academic year.Massey said he had been contemplating and conferring with the college's board of trustees about leaving for the past...
On the Move
KAREN GROSS has been named president of Southern Vermont College. She had previously been a professor at New York Law School. Gross holds a bachelor's from Smith College and a law degree from Temple University.DR. MARCELA KATZ ARMOZA has been appointed...
Report: American Higher Ed System Falling Behind World Rivals
The United States is taking a back seat to Japan, Korea and other global rivals when it comes to educating its citizens, according to a recent report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. The report also notes persistent...
Report: Blacks Fuel Increase in Graduate School Enrollment
Largest student increases occurring in engineering programs.Graduate school enrollment increased by 2 percent from 2004 to 2005 thanks to a surge in the numbers of female and Black students earning advanced degrees, according to a new report released...
Report: Blacks Fuel Increase in Graduate School Enrollment: Largest Student Increases Occurring in Engineering Programs
Graduate school enrollment increased by 2 percent from 2004 to 2005 thanks to a surge in the numbers of female and Black students earning advanced degrees, according to a new report released last month by The Council of Graduate Schools. The survey...
Report Reveals Best and Worst Schools for Graduating Minorities
Top ten lists are increasingly common on issues across the United States, but a new report from the nation's capital is raising eyebrows by identifying the best and worst colleges for graduating Black and Hispanic students. The report from The Education...
Rutgers' Budget Woes Felt across the Board
Officials say they'll find new ways to ensure diversity efforts don't fall victim to cuts.Budget constraints have forced Rutgers University, the largest public research university in New Jersey, to cancel 451 classes, increase tuition, layoff 185 employees...
Rutgers' Budget Woes Felt across the Board: Officials Say They'll Find New Ways to Ensure Diversity Efforts Don't Fall Victim to Cuts
Budget constraints have forced Rutgers University, the largest public research university in New Jersey, to cancel 451 classes, increase tuition, layoff 185 employees and cut several programs, including minority recruitment programs. However, planning...
Student Murder Shatters 'Morehouse Mystique'
THE BODY OF CARLNELL WALKER JR. WAS FOUND STUFFED IN THE TRUNK OF HIS CAR IN JULY BY Clayton County, Ga., police. The 23-year-old was identified as a junior business major at Morehouse College. Three weeks later, the police announced that at least...
Tennessee Higher Ed Desegregation Case Comes to an End
Officials say diversity programs will continue.NASHVILLE, Tenn.A court-ordered agreement to increase racial diversity at Tennessee colleges and universities is coming to an end, although higher education officials say they will continue the diversity...
Tennessee Higher Ed Desegregation Case Comes to an End: Officials Say Diversity Programs Will Continue
NASHVILLE, Tenn. A court-ordered agreement to increase racial diversity at Tennessee colleges and universities is coming to an end, although higher education officials say they will continue the diversity programs it required. Gov. Phil Bredesen...
Texas Southern Moves to Revoke Former President's Tenure
HOUSTON Texas Southern University last month began the process of revoking the tenure of former president Priscilla Slade so they can relieve her of her teaching duties as an accounting instructor. In a statement, the university said the process...
The Popularity of P&P
"Principles and Practices" is one of the most sought after courses in adult education, but no one is quite sure where this real estate class fits - higher education or job training.The students meeting in the basement of American University's performing...
The Popularity of P&P: "Principles and Practices" Is One of the Most Sought after Courses in Adult Education, but No One Is Quite Sure Where This Real Estate Class Fits-Higher Education or Job Training
The students meeting in the basement of American University's performing arts theatre are focusing on the basic dramas of modern life--death and taxes, racism and opportunity, marriage and divorce. But the class isn't about theatre; it's about real...
The School of Spellings
U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings talks about her push for a major overhaul of higher education.Tough, passionate and perhaps "terrifying," U.S. secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has been described in many ways during her 14 years working...
The School of Spellings: U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings Talks about Her Push for a Major Overhaul of Higher Education
Tough, passionate and perhaps "terrifying," U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has been described in many ways during her 14 years working in education for former Texas governor and current U.S. President George W. Bush. Now, higher...
UCLA's New Admissions Policy Could Improve Black Student Enrollment
Efforts by several Black community groups and higher education researchers to overhaul University of California, Los Angeles' admissions policy appear to be paying off. In response, UCLA officials are moving to adopt a more "holistic" admissions...