Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 5, April 17

After Vocational School Closes, Debt-Laden Students Decry Fraud
In the wake of Harrison Career Institute's closure in 2007, many students have been left paying back loans without a diploma.Delaware resident Kim Cawley had dreams of becoming a cardiovascular technician. And in 2005, she enrolled in pharmacology classes...
After Vocational School Closes, Debt-Laden Students Decry Fraud: In the Wake of Harrison Career Institute's Closure in 2007, Many Students Have Been Left Paying Back Loans without a Diploma
Delaware resident Kim Cawley had dreams of becoming a cardiovascular technician. And in 2005, she enrolled in pharmacology classes at the Wilmington, Del., campus of the Harrison Career Institute. In its prime, HCI had more than a dozen campuses...
Black and Hispanic Students Hit Hardest by Credit Crunch
Opportunities for equitable access to college are harder to come by than ever, with the shift in federal aid policy moving from grants to loans, the passing of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA) and the collapse of the consumer...
Black and Hispanic Students Hit Hardest by Credit Crunch
Opportunities for equitable access to college are harder to come by than ever, with the shift in federal aid policy moving from grants to loans, the passing of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA) and the collapse of the consumer...
Deconstructing the Politics of Race
Set up as part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's diversity initiative, its Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society is analyzing important issues in race relations.During this historic presidential election campaign, remarks with...
Deconstructing the Politics of Race: Set Up as Part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Diversity Initiative, Its Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society Is Analyzing Important Issues in Race Relations
During this historic presidential election campaign, remarks with racial overtones have made headlines, offending some voters and garnering sympathy from others. The candidates have been required to interpret, explain, apologize for, denounce or distance...
Diversifying Pedagogy
Indigenous Ways of Knowing has been making its way out of tribal colleges into mainstream universities, but this method of teaching has its critics.Indigenous or native ways of knowing, indigenous knowledge, indigenous science, traditional ecological...
Diversifying Pedagogy: Indigenous Ways of Knowing Has Been Making Its Way out of Tribal Colleges into Mainstream Universities, but This Method of Teaching Has Its Critics
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Indigenous or native ways of knowing, indigenous knowledge, indigenous science, traditional ecological knowledge are terms that have been making their way out of tribal colleges and into mainstream universities in recent years....
Getting to Know Reulan Levin
Dr. Reulan Levin remembers growing up on the South Side of Chicago where many of the students her age were falling to the perils of the streets. However, it wasn't like that at all in her household. Education meant success, and Levin and her siblings...
Grants&gifts
The AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES has received $2.5 MILLION from the Wal-Mart Foundation for AACC's Building Better Communities through Regional Economic Development Partnerships initiative. Specifically, the funds will go toward AACC's...
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Win Grants to Spur Economic Growth
Colleges will receive much-needed funds from a Labor Department program, which works closely with businesses to fill work force gaps.For some Hispanic-serving institutions, the key to winning grants at the federal level is building strong local relationships...
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Win Grants to Spur Economic Growth: Colleges Will Receive Much-Needed Funds from a Labor Department Program, Which Works Closely with Businesses to Fill Work Force Gaps
For some Hispanic-serving institutions, the key to winning grants at the federal level is building strong local relationships that foster partnerships and "out-of-the-box" thinking about new and innovative services. The trend is evident at seven...
Letters
Male Victims Left Out of Domestic Violence Discussions?It is unfortunate that Professor Carolyn West of the University of Washington used language on dating violence that left male victims invisible, as usual, and misframed the problem as being primarily...
Onthemove
DR. G. WAYNE CLOUGH, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He will step down from his post at Georgia Tech on July 1. Clough received a bachelor's and master's from...
Putting First-Generation Students First
Faced with a growing population of first-generation students, many colleges are undertaking unique initiatives to recruit and retain these students.As the demographics of the United States change, it's only natural that enrollment in the nation's colleges...
Putting First-Generation Students First: Faced with a Growing Population of First-Generation Students, Many Colleges Are Undertaking Unique Initiatives to Recruit and Retain These Students
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As the demographics of the United States change, it s only natural that enrollment in the nation s colleges and universities mirrors these shifts. One well-reported trend is the growing Hispanic population, which is resulting...
Revisiting a Classic
Things Fall Apart is being brought back to center stage after 50 years for its role in shaping modern African literature.As a 26-year-old English teacher in 1958, Chinua Achebe had no idea that the book he was writing would become a literary classic,...
Revisiting a Classic: Things Fall Apart Is Being Brought Back to Center Stage after 50 Years for Its Role in Shaping Modern African Literature
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As a 26-year-old English teacher in 1958, Chinua Achebe had no idea that the book he was writing would become a literary classic, not only in Africa but also throughout the world. "There was no example to go by," says Achebe....
Stepping Up to the Plate
Texas Southern University has spent the last two years in the headlines because of financial mismanagement and the firing of previous president Priscilla Slade. Dr. John Rudley, the newly appointed president of TSU, discusses the new vision for the Houston...
Stepping Up to the Plate: Texas Southern University Has Spent the Last Two Years in the Headlines Because of Financial Mismanagement and the Firing of Previous President Priscilla Slade. Dr. John Rudley, the Newly Appointed President of TSU, Discusses the New Vision for the Houston Historically Black University
DI: How do you plan to solve TSU's low retention and graduation rate problems and the school's pending accreditation situation? JR: If you dissect each issue, there is a solution for every last one. [The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools]...
Taking a Fresh Look
In an interview with CNN.com, Princeton University professor Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah said: "It would be impossible to say how Things Fall Apart influenced African writing. It would be like asking how Shakespeare influenced English writers or Pushkin...