Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 11, July 9

A Pioneer for American Indian Education
In 1978, Joe McDonald of the Confederated Salish Kootenai tribes dreamed of a decent building for the newly created Salish Kootenai College. At the time, classes were being held in an abandoned building on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. He envisioned...
Calendar
JulyJuly 20-23THE EDUCATION LAW & POLICY CONSORTIUM INC.16th Annual ConferencePortland, MaineWeb: www.edlaw.orgJuly 30-Aug. 2NATIVE AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION25th Anniversary ConventionHyatt RegencyAlbuquerque, N.M.Web: www.naja.comAugustAug....
Diversity on the Prairie: A College Cultural Mosaic
Lethbridge College in Alberta, Canada, attracts a diverse student body despite its location.Lethbridge is a small city of approximately 83,000 people located in Alberta, Canada, an hour's drive north of the Montana border, "me landscape in this region...
Diversity on the Prairie: A College Cultural Mosaic: Lethbridge College in Alberta, Canada, Attracts a Diverse Student Body despite Its Location
Lethbridge is a small city of approximately 83,000 people located in Alberta, Canada, an hour's drive north of the Montana border. The landscape in this region is striking--a combination of fiat prairie grasses shouldered by "coulees," a magnificent...
Financial Aid Program Changes Take Effect
Low-income students and recent college graduates may reap dramatic gains as a result of far-reaching changes in financial aid grant and loan programs that began earlier this month. While some of the gains--such as a significant hike in Pell Grants--have...
Grants & Gifts
ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY (Ga.) has received a five-year, $1 MILLION grant from the National Science Foundation to establish learning communities focusing on undergraduate research for students with a desire to pursue careers in science and...
Look to Diversity for America's Re-Emergence
The key to America's success is to educate its increasingly diverse population.From my childhood in Afghanistan to my current role as an American university president, I have been blessed with many opportunities to explore different cultures. These experiences...
Look to Diversity for America's Re-Emergence: The Key to America's Success Is to Educate Its Increasingly Diverse Population
From my childhood in Afghanistan to my current role as an American university president, I have been blessed with many opportunities to explore different cultures. These experiences have helped me define my cultural identity and my appreciation for...
New Credit Card Law May Have 'Unintended Consequences' for Low-Income Students
Law that addresses problematic credit card industry practices presents barriers for students who rely on credit cards for school.College students who lack a financial safety net to assist with education expenses might experience some difficulty accessing...
New Credit Card Law May Have 'Unintended Consequences' for Low-Income Students: Law That Addresses Problematic Credit Card Industry Practices Presents Barriers for Students Who Rely on Credit Cards for School
College students who lack a financial safety net to assist with education expenses might experience some difficulty accessing credit when a new law signed by President Barack Obama last month goes into effect in February 2010. The new law, "Credit...
On the Move
DR. M. CHRISTOPHER BROWN Il has been appointed executive vice president and provost at Fisk University. He previously served as dean at the University of Nevada's College of Education. Brown earned a bachelor's from South Carolina State University, a...
Report: College Graduation Rates Could Dramatically Decline
LANSDOWNE, VA. College graduation rates will decline precipitously nationally in the coming years if nothing is done to improve the completion rates of Black and Hispanic students, who represent the fastest growing student populations in colleges...
Tenured Faculty at Two-Year Schools Impact Student Transfers
State articulation and transfer agreements do little to increase the number of community college students who transfer to four-year institutions, but having tenured faculty at the community college level helps, according to a recent study conducted...
The Achievement Club
After seeing her son lose his zeal for school, one mother joined forces with other parents to form an organization that fosters a culture of high achievement for Black males.When Gabrielle Carpenter became a guidance counselor in Northern Virginia nine...
The Achievement Club: After Seeing Her Son Lose His Zeal for School, One Mother Joined Forces with Other Parents to Form an Organization That Fosters a Culture of High Achievement for Black Males
When Gabrielle Carpenter became a guidance counselor in Northern Virginia nine years ago, she focused on the academic achievement gap and furiously tried to close it. At first, she was compelled by tremendous professional interest. It "was hit or...
The Obama Books Boom
As Barack Obama's rise to power inspires a flood of books, scholars hope the publishing trend will yield serious analysis.Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the...
The Obama Books Boom: As Barack Obama's Rise to Power Inspires a Flood of Books, Scholars Hope the Publishing Trend Will Yield Serious Analysis
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the 44th commander in chief's life story and political career. And with good reason, Obama's political...