Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 19, October 27

AIDS Researcher Give Retrospective: Dr. James Hildreth Discuses His Move to the University of California-Davis His Time at Meharry Medical College and What Remains to Be Done in the Fight against AIDS
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Nearly 30 years ago, renowned immunologist James E.K. Hildreth, M.D., Ph.D., was compelled to start researching the virus that causes AIDS. He marveled at its enigma and was pressed into action by its ability to cut lives...
Aids Researcher Gives Retrospective
Dr. James Hildreth discusses his move to the University of California-Davis, his time at Meharry Medical College and what remains to be done in the fight against AIDS.Nearly 30 years ago, renowned immunologist James E.K. Hildreth, M.D., Ph.D., was compelled...
Center Uses Cutting-Edge Therapy to Give Hope to Thousands of Cancer Patients
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When several Hampton University alumni asked Hampton President William Harvey whether he was familiar with proton therapy for cancer patients, the veteran university chief said "no," then took the alums' friendly challenge...
Laboring in the Vineyard: The Academic Life Examined
Lessons Learned: Reflections of a University President, by William G. Bowen, $24.95, Princeton University Press, (November 2010), ISBN-10: 9780691149622, ISBN-13: 978-0691149622, pp.168.You can be sure that the former president of one of the world's...
Laser Focus
Center uses cutting-edge therapy to give hope to thousands of cancer patients.When several Hampton University alumni asked Hampton President William Harvey whether he was familiar with proton therapy for cancer patients, the veteran university chief...
No Child Left Behind Waivers Earn Praise and Criticism
The Obama administration's plan to waive some requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, or NCLB, is drawing a mixed reaction from equity experts who cite the need for some action but fear the changes may reduce the urgency to improve many low-performing...
Nursing Program Aims to Train Minority Students for Service in Rural Areas
Early in the last decade, administrators at Frontier Nursing University noticed that minority students were more likely to drop out--because of lack of family support and other issues, not academic failure. Another concern arose about the same time....
On the Front Line
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners take on primary care duties that were once the exclusive domain of physicians."Depending on how you look at it, there are either 90,000 or 30 million reasons why someone might see me rather than a physician/5...
On the Front Line: Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners Take on Primary Care Duties That Were Once the Exclusive Domain of Physicians
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Depending on how you look at it, there are either 90,000 or 30 million reasons why someone might see me rather than a physician," says Kevin Lohenry, Ph.D., PA-C (physician assistant--certified), director of the Primary Care...
Parental Mistakes Can Be Costly
Many families suffer from self-imposed pressure and financial angst that often lead to costly mistakes and blown opportunities to send their children to college. By 2018 the U.S. workforce is expected to be more diverse with Whites making up a decreased...
Professor Honored for His Work in Unearthing Treasures from Spain's Golden Age
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dr. Ralph DiFranco is sort of an archaeologist. He excavates libraries and literary collections in the U.S. and abroad, digging for forgotten poetry and ballads from Spain's Golden Age. For the University of Denver professor...
Temple University's Medical School Leads a Crime-Fighting Team
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Brandon Jones knows the streets of South Philadelphia, and he understands what his young clients are going through in their daily lives. He can relate. Because he is able to communicate with the 14- to 25-year-olds who...
Top 50 Health Professions and Related Programs
Each year, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education publishes lists of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M. H. Borden, professor of educational leadership...