Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 18, October 15

College Students Are Health Care's Invisible Minority
Health care reform bills fail to address the up to 5 million college students who lack health insurance.Without health insurance, University of Maryland senior Susana Sagastizado gets nervous if her nose begins to run or her forehead starts to leel warm....
College Students Are Health Care's Invisible Minority: Health Care Reform Bills Fail to Address the Up to 5 Million College Students Who Lack Health Insurance
Without health insurance, University of Maryland senior Susana Sagastizado gets nervous if her nose begins to run or her forehead starts to feel warm. They are all bad signs, she said, of an illness she can't afford--literally. Luckily, the university's...
Derailed
Economic downturn and restrictive state legislation stall undocumented students pursuit of higher learning.As a founder of the University Leadership Initiative, an advocacy group for undocumented students in Texas, Julieta Garibay sorts through the numerous...
Derailed: Economic Downturn and Restrictive State Legislation Stall Undocumented Students' Pursuit of Higher Learning
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As a founder of the University Leadership Initiative, an advocacy group for undocumented students in Texas, Julieta Garibay sorts through the numerous e-mails her organization receives daily. Before the economic downturn,...
Found in Translation
BOSTON -- From his small office near the Charles River, Dr. Fallou Ngom can envision the rewriting of much of African history, including the slave trade. He knows, though, that he can't do it alone. Ngom, who was born in Senegal, is beginning his...
Found in Translation
BOSTON- From his small office near the Charles River, Dr. Fallou Ngom can envision the rewriting of much of African history, including the slave trade. He knows, though, that he can't do it alone.Ngom, who was born in Senegal, is beginning his second...
On the Move
LARRY ANDERSON has been appointed president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (Minn.). He was recently vice president of administration at the school. Anderson holds a bachelor's and master's from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.DR. DOROTHY...
OpenCourseWare: An Important Resource for Minority Students and Minority-Serving Institutions
Today, higher education in the U.S. is facing significant challenges, most notably those resulting from the economic downturn. Within the 10-campus University of California (UC) System, faculty and staff salaries have been reduced by 5 to 10 percent,...
Prepping for the Professoriate
Quality mentoring during graduate school positively impacts career success for AfricanAmericans pursuing the professoriate.SINCE THE DOCTORAL EXPERIENCE IS THE FIRST STAGE OF A GRADUATE STUDENTS ACADEMIC CAREER, one would think that they would be exposed...
Prepping for the Professoriate: Quality Mentoring during Graduate School Positively Impacts Career Success for African-Americans Pursuing the Professoriate
SINCE THE DOCTORAL EXPERIENCE IS THE FIRST STAGE OF A GRADUATE STUDENT'S ACADEMIC CAREER, one would think that they would be exposed to the types of skills and expectations that are likely to confront them on the job as new faculty. Unfortunately,...
Reinventing Remedial Education
Pushed to go beyond providing access, colleges refocus on developmental education to improve retention of at-risk students.When Kafayat Olayinka graduated from Spingarn High School in Washington, D.C., with a 3.5 grade point average, she was certain...
Reinventing Remedial Education: Pushed to Go beyond Providing Access, Colleges Refocus on Developmental Education to Improve Retention of At-Risk Students
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Kafayat Olayinka graduated from Spingarn High School in Washington, D.C., with a 3.5 grade point average, she was certain those kinds of grades would help her zip right through her college years. Sure enough, Olayinka...
Study: Counseling at Critical Stage May Cut Dropout Rate
One strategy to reduce high school dropout rates among African-American and Latino teenagers is to better align counselors and high-quality teachers with the most vulnerable students as they move from elementary to their high school freshman year,...
Study Investigates If Online Education Is Key to Helping More Low-Income Students Obtain Degrees
Peter Schenk believed a college degree was the key to a more financially stable life. To that end, the 22-year-old worked two jobs to support his family and pay college tuition for himself and his wife. As he attempted to balance work and classes,...