Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 24, January 3

Advocates Map Strategies to Improve Student Aid and Services
While financial aid helps many students pay for college, the federal government and colleges must go beyond the issue of access to focus more on college completion for low-income students and students of color, said attendees at a national webinar...
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AIDS Advocate
Dr. Patrick Wilson focuses his research on HIV prevention and sexuality.For Dr. Patrick Wilson, from the nascent stages of his career, working in academia has always been about making a difference in public health issues in his community. "I think it...
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AIDS Advocate: Dr. Patrick Wilson Focuses His Research on HIV Prevention and Sexuality
For Dr. Patrick Wilson, from the nascent stages of his career, working in academia has always been about making a difference in public health issues in his community. "I think it all came together around the middle of my [doctoral] program," he says....
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A Passion from the Philippines
Dr. Ethel Nicdao looks at health disparities in Asian-American communities.Dr. Ethel Nicdao was a late bloomer when it came to choosing her field. In her junior year at the University of California, Davis, she took a seminar taught by Dr. Debora Paterniti,...
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A Passion from the Philippines: Dr. Ethel Nicdao Looks at Health Disparities in Asian-American Communities
Dr. Ethel Nicdao was a late bloomer when it came to choosing her field. In her junior year at the University of California, Davis, she took a seminar taught by Dr. Debora Paterniti, who was on Nicdao's dissertation committee at the University of New...
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Battle of the Sexes: Why Do Men Outnumber Women in Entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship is indispensable for a nation because it plays a vital role in both economic growth r and social advancement. In general, entrepreneurs contribute to job creation and influence societal standards of living, and social entrepreneurs,...
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Brain Debugger
Dr. Brian K. Lee works to find answers about autism.At 31 years old, Dr. Brian K. Lee ñas emerged as an innovative thinker within epidemiological research at one of the nation's leading centers for autism epidemiology. With what those in his field describe...
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Brain Debugger: Dr. Brian K. Lee Works to Find Answers about Autism
At 31 years old, Dr. Brian K. Lee has emerged as an innovative thinker within epidemiological research at one of the nation's leading centers for autism epidemiology. With what those in his field describe as a rare mix of intellectual curiosity and...
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Champion of Change
Dr. Flavia Peréa explores issues of equity and health disparities.Dr. Flavia Peréa believes that "change happens in action." The 38-year-old, self-described "accidental academic" has spent most of her adult life working in education, from low-resource...
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Champion of Change: Dr. Flavia Perea Explores Issues of Equity and Health Disparities
Dr. Flavia Perea believes that "change happens in action." The 38-year-old, self-described "accidental academic" has spent most of her adult life working in education, from low-resource public schools to elite private school settings. That work further...
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Coming Home to Roost
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It all came full circle for Dr. Victor Saenz when he found himself teaching a class he once took as a student at the University of Texas at Austin. The thought of being an academic had once intimidated him, but while standing...
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Coming Home to Roost
It all came full circle for Dr. Victor Saenz when he found himself teaching a class he once took as a student at the University of Texas at Austin. The thought of being an academic had once intimidated him, but while standing at the pulpit on his first...
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Forensic Frontier
Dr. Karla-Sue Marriott helped establish the first forensic science program in Georgia.When Dr. Karla-Sue Marriott interviewed in 2006 for a teaching and program post in the College of Science and Technology at Savannah State University, Dr. Jonathan...
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Forensic Frontier: Dr. Karla-Sue Marriott Helped Establish the First Forensic Science Program in Georgia
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Dr. Karla-Sue Marriott interviewed in 2006 for a teaching and program post in the College of Science and Technology at Savannah State University, Dr. Jonathan Lambright was a faculty member. The young chemist, he recalls,...
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Fun with Physics
Dr. Gerardo Dominguez's work explores natural phenomena.Dr. Gerardo Domínguez says that one cannot ignore one's own personality. His push to excel academically was fueled by a desire for respect, something not necessarily afforded to a poor Hispanic...
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Fun with Physics: Dr. Gerardo Dominguez's Work Explores Natural Phenomena
Dr. Gerardo Dominguez says that one cannot ignore one's own personality. His push to excel academically was fueled by a desire for respect, something not necessarily afforded to a poor Hispanic kid growing up in Los Angeles--except from his teachers,...
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Grants
MILES COLLEGE has received a $600,000 federal grant for the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. The grant will be used over a period of two years for classes, programs and related travel to prepare students for work in agencies such...
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Heavy Metal
Dr. Andrea Maria Hodge is a leader in the field of metal and material engineering research.As a child in Medellin, Colombia, Dr. Andrea Maria Hodge was more interested in putting together subjects and verbs than figuring out equations."I was a pretty...
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Heavy Metal: Dr. Andrea Maria Hodge Is a Leader in the Field of Metal and Material Engineering Research
As a child in Medellin, Colombia, Dr. Andrea Maria Hodge was more interested in putting together subjects and verbs than figuring out equations. "I was a pretty good all-around student, but I was more into writing and literature," Hodge says. ...
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Looking Up
Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield follows examples of her parents; explores race, class and gender issues.As her father migrated from one university to another to teach, to head programs or to run academic departments, those campuses became a young girl's home...
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Looking Up: Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield Follows Examples of Her Parents; Explores Race, Class and Gender Issues
As her father migrated from one university to another to teach, to head programs or to run academic departments, those campuses became a young girl's home and her playground. They too were places of beauty, remembers Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, who...
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Low Bono Life
Luz E. Herrera leads the practice of low bono law for working-class people.As a young girl in the 1970s, Luz Herrera accompanied her parents to flea markets, where they sold Mexican foodstuffs. There, she sometimes overheard other working-class vendors...
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Low Bono Life: Luz E. Herrera Leads the Practice of Low Bono Law for Working-Class People
As a young girl in the 1970s, Luz Herrera accompanied her parents to flea markets, where they sold Mexican foodstuffs. There, she sometimes overheard other working-class vendors discussing their legal problems. Those childhood experiences have germinated...
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New Year, New Possibilities
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our readers for the tremendous response to my final call for Emerging Scholar nominations on our e-newsletter and website. The response was overwhelming, and we here at Diverse were amazed and inspired by...
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Problem Solver
Dr. Ivory A. Toldson challenges stereotypes of the Black community; seeks solutions.Dr. Ivory A. Toldson wasn't a proficient reader as a youth, but he recalls that he worked hard to strengthen this deficiency.Toldson also began challenging stereotypes...
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Problem Solver: Dr. Ivory A. Toldson Challenges Stereotypes of the Black Community; Seeks Solutions
Dr. Ivory A. Toldson wasn't a proficient reader as a youth, but he recalls that he worked hard to strengthen this deficiency. Toldson also began challenging stereotypes against Blacks and offering solutions to improve not only the Black community,...
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Scoring High
Dr. Rodney Priestley exemplifies the rigor of research in the Ivy Leagues.After watching several documentaries on national geography, Dr. Rodney Priestley was certain he would pursue a career in marine biology, or perhaps, become a geologist, exploring...
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Scoring High: Dr. Rodney Priestley Exemplifies the Rigor of Research in the Ivy Leagues
After watching several documentaries on national geography, Dr. Rodney Priestley was certain he would pursue a career in marine biology, or perhaps, become a geologist, exploring the behaviors of volcanic disruption. Instead, Priestley chose a different...
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Teaching with Technology
Dr. Shaundra B. Daily works to improve education with technology.From K-12 to graduate school education, innovations in technology in recent years have been transforming classrooms and other learning spaces at a swift pace. Dr. Shaundra B. Daily is an...
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Teaching with Technology: Dr. Shaundra B. Daily Works to Improve Education with Technology
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] From K-12 to graduate school education, innovations in technology in recent years have been transforming classrooms and other learning spaces at a swift pace. Dr. Shaundra B. Daily is an educational technologist whose interdisciplinary...
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