Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, April 6

A Spring Break from the Ordinary
Hundreds of Howard University students descended on New Orleans, but not to partyNEW ORLEANSThe stereotypical spring break experience generally includes hordes of college students invading Florida's beaches, basking in the sun by day and partying by...
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A Spring Break from the Ordinary: Hundreds of Howard University Students Descended on New Orleans, but Not to Party
The stereotypical spring break experience generally includes hordes of college students invading Florida's beaches, basking in the sun by day and partying by night. But there are alternatives, and more than 250 Howard University students found one....
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A Symposium: John Hope Franklin
A Legacy of Excellence: Embracing the Traditions of Dr. John Hope FranklinDate(s): June 16-17, 2006Location: Washington Duke Inn, located on the campus of Duke University-Durham N.C.In the current academic climate meeting the rigorous demands of excellence...
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Bill Reauthorizing D.C. Tuition Assistance Program Clears House Committee
In a year of massive cuts to popular federal higher education programs, the House Government Reform Committee has recently passed a measure reauthorizing the District of Columbia College Access Act for another five years, ensuring the continued existence...
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Diversity Delayed, Excellence Denied
Champions of diversity in higher education collectively celebrate the rising young academic stars featured in Diverse magazine's annual Emerging Scholars issue (see Diverse, Jan. 12). Sadly, however, much remains to be done to open the doors of...
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Events
APRIL April 21-22 Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity "Symposium on Cornel West's Democracy Matters" Connecticut College New London, Conn. Contact: David Kyuman Kim Phone: (860) 439-5075 E-mail: davidkyuman.kim@conncoll.edu Web:...
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Events
APRILApril 21-22Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity"Symposium on Cornel West's Democracy Matters"Connecticut CollegeNew London, Conn.Contact: David Kyuman KimPhone: (860) 439-5075E-mail: davidkyuman.kim@conncoll.eduWeb: www.conncoll.eduApril...
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Getting in the Game
After decades of watching from the sidelines, Asian collegiate athletes are slowly changing perceptionsLast season, news media from around the country fixated on the University of Southern California football team, the speculation escalating with each...
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Getting in the Game: After Decades of Watching from the Sidelines, Asian Collegiate Athletes Are Slowly Changing Perceptions
Last season, news media from around the country fixated on the University of Southern California football team, the speculation escalating with each game. Would they successfully defend their title as national champions? Would star running back Reggie...
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Grants & Awards
Bronx Community College's (N.Y.) National Center for Educational Alliances has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to expand upon its educational initiative in South Africa, which was begun under a previous Ford Foundation grant. New...
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In the Penalty Box: The Push for Academic Reform Leaves Some Schools Lagging
In the world of big-time college athletics, academic reform is now a mandate. Why? Because the National Collegiate Athletic Association says so. And what the NCAA says for its member institutions goes. The same is true for smaller, less profitable...
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Leaving a Legacy
University of Florida point guard Sarah Lowe wants to be remembered for being more than a top student-athleteHer favorite movies are "Crash" and "Motorcycle Diaries." During the 2004 presidential election, she got every player on the women's basketball...
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Leaving a Legacy: University of Florida Point Guard Sarah Lowe Wants to Be Remembered for Being More Than a Top Student-Athlete
Her favorite movies are "Crash" and "Motorcycle Diaries." During the 2004 presidential election, she got every player on the women's basketball squad to register to vote. Last year, she was a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. Who is this young...
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Men's Teams
Men's BASEBALL Name Class Fall '05 Cum. GPA GPA FIRST TEAM DeRosa, Luis Jr. SO 3.20 3.70 Gavion, Michael JR 3.13 3.48 Horner,...
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New Report Details Enrollment, Graduation Trends at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
Hispanic-serving institutions have realized significant gains, both in numbers and importance, as a growing Latino population increasingly seeks greater access to higher education, a new study says. Despite representing only 6 percent of all post-secondary...
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Officials Seek to Limit Race-Specific Dorms at UMass-Amherst
Officials at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are phasing out self-segregated dormitories, the latest effort to rid the campus of separate programs for minorities. "There's nothing healthy about segregation," says Dr. Michael Gargano, vice...
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Officials Seek to Limit Race-Specific Dorms at UMass-Amherst
AMHERST, MASS.Officials at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst are phasing out self-segregated dormitories, the latest effort to rid the campus of separate programs for minorities."There's nothing healthy about segregation," says Dr. Michael Gargano,...
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On the Move
Send appointment information, along with a color photo, to:Editor, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or e-mail editoi@cmapublishing.comDr. George W. Breslauer has been named executive vice chancellor...
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Penn State Researchers Say Body Image Influences Sexual Risks by Men, Women
According to a recent study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, a positive body image plays a significant role in the sexual decisions men and women make. The study, which surveyed 434 first-year students at the university, found that...
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Penn State Researchers Say Body Image Influences Sexual Risks by Men, Women
COLLEGE PARK, PA.According to a recent study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, a positive body image plays a significant role in the sexual decisions men and women make. The study, which surveyed 434 first-year students at the university,...
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Study: 'Acting White' Accusation Has Damaging Legacy for Black Students
For many Black students, academic success often means eventually coming face-to-face with the "acting White" accusation. Though in many cases the accusation is laughed off and forgotten almost immediately, a recent study by Kent State University psychology...
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Study: Races Have Different Wishes for Twilight Years
A recent study by a University of Michigan faculty member suggests that racial and ethnic cultural differences extend even to the final days of life. Dr. Sonia A. Duffy, a research investigator in UM's departments of otolaryngology and psychiatry,...
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Study: Races Have Different Wishes for Twilight Years
ANN ARBOR, MICH.A recent study by a University of Michigan faculty member suggests that racial and ethnic cultural differences extend even to the final days of life. Dr. Sonia A. Duffy, a research investigator in UM's departments of otolaryngology and...
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Survey: Michigan Public Evenly Divided on Affirmative Action Proposal
Support has eroded for a proposal to ban affirmative action in government hiring and university admissions in Michigan, according to the results of a recent statewide poll. Forty-seven percent of 600 likely voters surveyed opposed the Michigan Civil...
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Survey: Michigan Public Evenly Divided on Affirmative Action Proposal
Support has eroded for a proposal to ban affirmative action in government hiring and university admissions in Michigan, according to the results of a recent statewide poll.Forty-seven percent of 600 likely voters surveyed opposed the Michigan Civil Rights...
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The Mind in the Middle
Time management and determination have helped David Castillo excel on the football field and in the classroomAdults regularly ask children what they want to be when they grow up. The responses are often interesting. But David Castillo knew exactly what...
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The Mind in the Middle: Time Management and Determination Have Helped David Castillo Excel on the Football Field and in the Classroom
Adults regularly ask children what they want to be when they grow up. The responses are often interesting. But David Castillo knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life, even at a young age. And now he's well on his way to accomplishing his childhood...
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The Westerhaus Way
With the newly created position of vice president for diversity and inclusion, the NCAA hopes to improve the hiring practices of their member schoolsIn 2005, the NCAA took a significant step towards combating one of the most consistent criticisms in...
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The Westerhaus Way: With the Newly Created Position of Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the NCAA Hopes to Improve the Hiring Practices of Their Member Schools
Charlotte F. Westerhaus Title: Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, NCAA Former Title: Director for Equal Opportunity and Diversity and Assistant to the University President, University of Iowa Education: B.S., Journalism, Ohio University;...
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The Wide World of College Sports
It takes time and effort to be an outstanding student. And one must practice, practice, practice to be a stellar athlete. But to truly excel at both, for example, an honor student playing a revenue sport, i.e., football or basketball, at a Division...
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University of Arizona Millennial Project Begins Longitudinal Study on Diversity
The University of Arizona has launched a four-year longitudinal study centered on collecting attitudes about diversity from the Millennial Generation. Building on the results of a comprehensive survey of 4,500 UA undergraduate students, the Millennial...
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University of Arizona Millennial Project Begins Longitudinal Study on Diversity
The University of Arizona has launched a four-year longitudinal study centered on collecting attitudes about diversity from the Millennial Generation.Building on the results of a comprehensive survey of 4,500 UA undergraduate students, the Millennial...
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University of Chicago Opens New Gallery Devoted to Ancient Nubia
As the Field Museum in downtown Chicago geared up for another blockbuster visit this spring by the golden treasures of King Tutankhamun, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago quietly opened a new gallery devoted to ancient Nubia, the...
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University of Chicago Opens New Gallery Devoted to Ancient Nubia
CHICAGOAs the Field Museum in downtown Chicago geared up for another blockbuster visit this spring by the golden treasures of King Tutankhamun, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago quietly opened a new gallery devoted to ancient Nubia,...
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University of Kentucky Lays out Plan to Rebuild Black Enrollment
More than a third of Black students who decided not to attend the University of Kentucky chose the University of Louisville instead last fall, says a UK official. Of 209 students who turned down offers of admission last fall, 111 responded to a...
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University of Kentucky Lays out Plan to Rebuild Black Enrollment
FRANKFORT, KY.More than a third of Black students who decided not to attend the University of Kentucky chose the University of Louisville instead last fall, says a UK official.Of 209 students who turned down offers of admission last fall, 111 responded...
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When Academics and Athletics Collide
How could the most prominent member of a university's most prominent sport become ineligible at the high point of the season?When things are going right, there's nobody more popular on the college campus than the student-athlete - the gifted undergrad...
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When Academics and Athletics Collide: How Could the Most Prominent Member of a University's Most Prominent Sport Become Ineligible at the High Point of the Season?
When things are going right, there's nobody more popular on the college campus than the student-athlete--the gifted undergrad who can hit the clutch jumper or get that vital first down. Even better is the athlete who can step into the classroom and...
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Women's Teams
Women's BADMINTON Name Class Fall '05 Cum. GPA GPA Hu, Lucy SR 3.75 3.90 Name Major School Hu,...
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