A Creative Boost for Minority Students
Rosalene M. Dixon, Thomas P. McKenna, Paula Caracristi, and Joe Walton, The Christian Science Monitor
Regarding the Aug. 29 article "Posse potential" on minority support groups at colleges: Thanks for recognizing the significance of this program, and for the quality narrative about the participants who leaped hurdles to get to Bowdoin College.
I recall my master's-in-nursing research paper (1992) on the paucity of minorities in nursing. One of the overwhelming causes of failure to graduate from nursing programs was a lack of a "like" community on campus. The data indicated that education and socialization in a vacuum, on predominately white campuses between freshman and sophomore years, took its toll on minority students.
I am delighted and encouraged by this …
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Publication information: Article title: A Creative Boost for Minority Students. Contributors: Rosalene M. Dixon, Thomas P. McKenna, Paula Caracristi, and Joe Walton - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 1, 2000. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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