Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 26, February 2

Advocates Say 2012 Critical Year for Action on Private Student Loans
With its first-ever director in place, a new federal consumer atchdog agency needs to take strong action in 2012 to educate the public about private student loans and clamp down on questionable practices in the sector, experts say. President Obama...
Albany State Awards Honorary Degrees to 32 Students Expelled for 1961 Protests
Henri Cohen and Opal Jones were originally set to graduate from Albany State College. Instead, they were among dozens of Black students arrested and ultimately expelled from the school in 1961 for defying the status quo. The legal charge was disturbing...
Black History and the American President
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Every president of the United States from George Washington to Barack Obama has had to confront issues surrounding African-Americans and race relations in America. Each has left a trail of documents--statements, executive...
Cataloging the Pan-African Experience
Temple University's Charles L. Blockson art collection helps students, teachers grasp the history of peoples of African descent.Of all the honors and accolades bibliophile and noted authority on the Underground Railroad Charles Blockson has received,...
Cataloging the Pan-African Experience: Temple University's Charles L. Blockson Art Collection Helps Students, Teachers Grasp the History of Peoples of African Descent
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Of all the honors and accolades bibliophile and noted authority on the Underground Railroad Charles Blockson has received, being bequeathed recently with some of Harriet Tubman's personal items by her great-niece is one of...
Diverse Calendar
FEBRUARYFeb. 22-23COUNCIL OF HISTORICALLY BLACK GRADUATE SCHOOLS42nd Annual MeetingHyatt Regency | Jacksonville, FIa.Web: chbgs.com/conferences.htmlFeb. 23-26ASSOCIATION FOR GERONTOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION38th Annual MeetingRenaissance Arlington Capital...
Diversity Trailblazer
University of Maryland-College Park's Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden returns to familiar territory in new role.When Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden took on her newly created job this month at the University of Maryland's flagship College Park campus, she assumed...
Diversity Trailblazer: University of Maryland-College Park's Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden Returns to Familiar Territory in New Role
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden took on her newly created job this month at the University of Maryland s flagship College Park campus, she assumed a challenge at the school with a lot riding on her shoulders--helping the University...
Florida's Community Colleges Provide a History Lesson
There is still much about civil rights-era history that remains undiscovered, and even what we do know is unknown, for the most part, to students of all ages. On the 50th anniversary of many pivotal events in the struggle for civil rights in the United...
HBCU Network Eyes Launch Tied to CIAA Tournament
FAIRFAX, Va. -- For longtime cable television executive Curtis Symonds, launching the HBCU Network as a cable television channel represents the zenith of a lifelong association with historically Black institutions. A graduate of Central State University,...
Speaking Freely
Dr. Cornel West pulls no punches when it comes to his advocacy for impoverished Americans.Ask Princeton University s Dr. Cornel West about his views on Black History Month, and somehow the conversation ends up with a sharp critique of the Obama administration."Carter...
Speaking Freely: Dr. Cornel West Pulls No Punches When It Comes to His Advocacy for Impoverished Americans
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Ask Princeton University's Dr. Cornel West about his views on Black History Month, and somehow the conversation ends up with a sharp critique of the Obama administration. "Carter G. Woodson and others fought the vicious...
Support, Infrastructure and Funding Are Essential to Successful Diversity Plans, Experts Say
In his decade of service as top diversity officer at three very different universities--one public, two private--Dr. Keenan Grenell thinks that he has developed a good sense of what works when it comes to major diversity initiatives. He draws his list...
Teaching the Movement
'60s-era civil rights activists use classrooms to educate the masses.Every January, Charles Cobb Jr. makes the 1,100-mile trek from sunny Jacksonville, FIa., to chilly Providence, R.I.For the past eight years, Cobb - a veteran of the civil rights movement...
Teaching the Movement: '60S-Era Civil Rights Activists Use Classrooms to Educate the Masses
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Every January, Charles Cobb Jr. makes the L100-mile trek from sunny Jacksonville, Fla., to chilly Providence, R.I. For the past eight years, Cobb--a veteran of the civil rights movement who in the 1960s served as a field...