Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 8, May 27

Ask the Chief Diversity Officer
What is the most difficult part about doing your job as a diversity officer? One of the most frustrating parts of my job is not being able to directly address individual situations of racism brought to my attention by faculty, staff or students...
Ask the Chief Diversity Officer
What is the most difficult part about doing your job as a diversity officer?One of the most frustrating parts of my job is not being able to directly address individual situations of racism brought to my attention by faculty, staff or students of color....
Backing a Better Solution
Advocates renew efforts for reliable "formula funding" over competitive grants that could leave minority institutions at a disadvantage.More efficient, less bureaucratic government spending is always high on everyone's list of priorities. But, an Obama...
Backing a Better Solution: Advocates Renew Efforts for Reliable "Formula Funding" over Competitive Grants That Could Leave Minority Institutions at a Disadvantage
More efficient, less bureaucratic government spending is always high on everyone s list of priorities. But, an Obama administration plan to consolidate dozens of education, science and community-development programs of interest to communities of color,...
Black Scholar Denied Pa. Law License in 1847 Admitted to State Bar
PITTSBURGH -- As a scholar, poet and abolitionist, George B. Vashon broke barriers in the 1800s: he was the first Black to graduate from Oberlin College, the first Black lawyer in New York state and the first Black professor at Howard University. ...
Black Scholar Denied Pa. Law License in 1847 Admitted to State Bar
PITTSBURGH - As a scholar, poet and abolitionist, George B. Vashon broke barriers in the 180Os: he was the first Black to graduate from Oberlin College, the first Black lawyer in New York state and the first Black professor at Howard University.But in...
Challenging the Status Quo
Rosemary E. Kilkenny made her foray into the diversity arena more than three decades ago. Troubled at the time by the dearth of Black graduate students in her class at Kent State University, Kilkenny complained to the dean of graduate studies about...
Deep Impact
Three Mexican-American scholars discuss Arizona's immigration law and its ramifications on the state's colleges and universities.Since its enactment last month, the Arizona law that gives local and state police the ability to arrest and detain people...
Deep Impact: Three Mexican-American Scholars Discuss Arizona's Immigration Law and Its Ramifications on the State's Colleges and Universities
Since its enactment last month, the Arizona law that gives local and state police the ability to arrest and detain people they suspect to be undocumented immigrants has spurred a whirlwind of discussion and activism concerning immigration policy and...
Diversity to the Next Level
With expanded management and planning responsibilities, high-ranking chief diversity officers are heading their institutions' comprehensive approach to inclusiveness."When Colgate University decided a few years ago to recast its diversity efforts, it...
Diversity to the Next Level: With Expanded Management and Planning Responsibilities, High-Ranking Chief Diversity Officers Are Heading Their Institutions' Comprehensive Approach to Inclusiveness
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Colgate University decided a few years ago to recast its diversity efforts, it joined a small, but growing, number of schools across the country in taking a new approach to a decades-old challenge of how best to make...
Gifts That Keep on Giving
For a greater return on investment, philanthropists should consider smaller, underresourced colleges where their donations can really make a difference.Gallons of ink have been consumed over the past year or so in press coverage of the financial crisis...
Gifts That Keep on Giving: For a Greater Return on Investment, Philanthropists Should Consider Smaller, Underresourced Colleges Where Their Donations Can Really Make a Difference
Gallons of ink have been consumed over the past year or so in press coverage of the financial crisis in higher education. In my 40-plus years as a faculty member and senior leader in public and private institutions, nothing has come close to the financial...
Grants & Gifts
A $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant will help support "Timeless Enchantment: Retelling Richard Wagners Ring of the Nibelung in Music, Visual Arts, Movies, Literature and Popular Culture," a 2010 spring series of events held...
Height's Legacy Stirs Push for Social Work Act Passage
Legislation addresses the need to recruit and retain more social workers, especially those from minority communities, to work with aging baby boomers.Among social work professionals and educators, the late Dorothy Height is celebrated for the prestige...
Height's Legacy Stirs Push for Social Work Act Passage: Legislation Addresses the Need to Recruit and Retain More Social Workers, Especially Those from Minority Communities, to Work with Aging Baby Boomers
Among social work professionals and educators, the late Dorothy Height is celebrated for the prestige her record as a civil rights and women's movement leader brings to the social work profession. Height, who died in April at the age of 98, began her...
Mason Ends Tenure at Jackson State University to Take Helm of SU System
Southern University System expects Ronald Mason to raise external funds and improve student outcomes.A stream of criticism has followed Jackson State University President Ronald Mason since his controversial "unification" proposal for merging three of...
Mason Ends Tenure at Jackson State University to Take Helm of SU System: Southern University System Expects Ronald Mason to Raise External Funds and Improve Student Outcomes
A stream of criticism has followed Jackson State University President Ronald Mason since his controversial "unification" proposal for merging three of Mississippi's HBCUs was leaked to the media last winter. And now Mason is on his way to Louisiana....
On the Move
DR. MARIE MCDEMMOND is chair of the board of directors for the Lumina Foundation. She serves as interim dean of the College of Education at Florida International University. She earned a bachelor's from Xavier University of Louisiana, a master's from...
School Attorneys: FAMU Settlement with Porn Video Company Sets Precedent for Trademark Protection
Alumni blogs and websites erupted when a sexually explicit online video, purportedly featuring students on the campus of Florida A&M University, was released on "Daredorm.com." University attorneys filed a complaint saying the "Big Rattler 77"...
The Professor Behind That Controversial Arizona Law
Law professor Kris Kobach has also gone to court in various jurisdictions around the country arguing against laws benefiting undocumented immigrants.It may be the best known - and most controversial state statute - in years.The Arizona law that permits...
The Professor Behind That Controversial Arizona Law: Law Professor Kris Kobach Has Also Gone to Court in Various Jurisdictions around the Country Arguing against Laws Benefiting Undocumented Immigrants
It may be the best known--and most controversial state statute--in years. The Arizona law that permits local and state police officers to check out the immigration status of individuals they believe might be undocumented has been criticized by President...