Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 19, November 3

American University Trustees Oust President amid Spending Scandal
WASHINGTON American University trustees announced that Dr. Benjamin Ladner will not return as president of the institution after a months-long investigation into his spending (see Diverse, Oct. 20, 2005). The university's board of trustees made...
A Question of Academic Integrity
One scholar challenges the scholarship of Dr. Michael Eric DysonAfter reading Ronald Roach's interview (see Black Issues In Higher Education, Aug. 11, 2005) with Dr. Michael Dyson concerning Dyson's latest book - Is Bill Cosby Right? (Or Has The Black...
A Question of Academic Integrity: One Scholar Challenges the Scholarship of Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
After reading Ronald Roach's interview (see Black Issues In Higher Education, Aug. 11, 2005) with Dr. Michael Dyson concerning Dyson s latest book--Is Bill Cosby Right? (Or Has The Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?)--my first impulse was to do what...
Civil Rights Activist C. DeLores Tucker Dies at 78
Waged campaign against violent, misogynistic rap lyricsPHILADELPHIALongtime civil rights activist C. DeLores Tucker, a former Pennsylvania secretary of state and founder of a national Black women's political organization, died Oct. 12. She was 78.Tucker...
Civil Rights Activist C. DeLores Tucker Dies at 78: Waged Campaign against Violent, Misogynistic Rap Lyrics
PHILADELPHIA Longtime civil rights activist C. DeLores Tucker, a former Pennsylvania secretary of state and founder of a national Black women's political organization, died Oct. 12. She was 78. Tucker died at a suburban Philadelphia nursing home,...
Class Matters
Skidmore College professor urges an examination of whether the academy ignores class in the push for diversity.Ever since George Washington opted for the title of president rather than King, Americans have been uncomfortable with the idea of class distinctions....
Class Matters: Skidmore College Professor Urges an Examination of Whether the Academy Ignores Class in the Push for Diversity
Ever since George Washington opted for the title of president rather than king, Americans have been uncomfortable with the idea of class distinctions. But Dr. Janet Galligani Casey says it's time for liberal arts colleges to examine how current diversity...
Contemplating KATRINA'S CHAOS
Focused on evacuees, scholars urge multifaceted response to their plight.To get some notion of how deeply scholars have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, you might look to someone like Dr. Erma Lawson, a medical sociologist from the University of North...
Contemplating Katrina's Chaos: Focused on Evacuees, Scholars Urge Multifaceted Response to Their Plight
To get some notion of how deeply scholars have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, you might look to someone like Dr. Erma Lawson, a medical sociologist from the University of North Texas. Lawson. who has been coordinating the assistance efforts for...
Dimensions of Diversity
Most of the time, when people of color talk about diversity, we refer to race and gender. We want to see faculties and boardrooms that "look like America," with representation that approximates population representation. In other words, we want to...
Dimensions of Diversity
Most of the time, when people of color talk about diversity, we refer to race and gender. We want to see faculties and boardrooms mat "look like America," with representation that approximates population representation. In other words, we want to see...
Federal Student Aid Program Funding in Limbo
Anyone wishing for immediate increases in student aid will have to wait at least a few more weeks. President Bush recently signed a continuing resolution funding the federal government through Nov. 18 at fiscal year 2005 levels. The resolution is based...
From the Eye of the Storm to the Eyes of the Nation
Katrina victims' health disparities take center stageWhile Katrina no longer dominates the evening news, the inadequate and negligent response of our government to the New Orleans tragedy presents an unprecedented challenge equal to or exceeding that...
From the Eye of the Storm to the Eyes of the Nation: Katrina Victims' Health Disparities Take Center Stage
While Katrina no longer dominates the evening news, the inadequate and negligent response of our government to the New Orleans tragedy presents an unprecedented challenge equal to or exceeding that of rebuilding that city's infrastructure. Our nation's...
Gordon Parks Gives Collection of Photos to Hometown Community College
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS Gordon Parks, the Fort Scott native who gained international fame as a photographer, author and filmmaker, has donated 30 of his photographs to the center bearing his name at Fort Scott Community College. The donation was announced...
Grants & Awards
Albright College (Pa.) received a $10,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to purchase safety and security equipment for the campus. The new equipment includes a portable radio and radio control station that...
HBCU Alums on 2005 NFL Rosters
CURRENT NFL PLAYERS THAT ATTENDED HBCUsBaltimore Ravens# 80 - Randy Mines, Grambling State University#77- Oriando Brown, South Carolina State University*Buffalo Bills# 66 - Bennie Anderson, Tennessee State University*Carolina Panthers# 21 - Dante Wesley,...
How They Beat the Odds
Chicana scientists share stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve professional successDENVERTheir disciplines range from psychology to mathematics to biology, but their stories are nearly interchangeable. Chicano women have been making strides in academia...
How They Beat the Odds: Chicana Scientists Share Stories of Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Professional Success
DENVER Their disciplines range from psychology to mathematics to biology, but their stories are nearly interchangeable. Chicano women have been making strides in academia in recent years, but much of that progress has come while battling racial,...
In Memoriam: August Wilson: 1945-2005
In 10 plays, nine set in Pittsburgh's "Hill District," August Wilson, more than any writer of his generation, chronicled the lives of the "ordinary" Black folks. He documented in a poet's voice the history, culture, vision, pain, psychology, fighting...
Microsoft Founder Calls on More Minority Students to Consider Computer Science
WASHINGTON From applications that allow you to scan business receipts and send the data directly to your expense account software, to a version of the Xbox gaming machine that makes the software "more social" by allowing you to link up with other...
North Carolina Central University to Establish Institute for Homeland Security
DURHAM, N.C. North Carolina Central University announced in October that it will establish an Institute for Homeland Security & Workforce Development to better educate students and the local community about issues related to terrorism and emergency...
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 editor@cmapublishing.comDr. Miguel Calrol has been named vice president for administration...
Reluctant Discussions
Long before Hurricane Katrina hit, the academy was already looking more closely at the issue of class in regards to diversity. Following the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on the University of Michigan's affirmative action policies, several colleges...
SACNAS Mentors the Next Generation of Minority Scientists
The exhibit hall floor was lined with students discussing their experiments and research in topics as diverse as biomedical sciences, mathematics, physics, atmospheric sciences and engineering. The annual conference for the Society for Advancement of...
The Sallie Mae Fund Launches $1 Million Florida Campaign to Increase Financial Aid Awareness among Minorities
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. The Sallie Mae Fund kicked off its Florida "Paying for College" bus tour Oct. 12 at Godby High School, where students participated in a workshop on planning and paying for college. The bus tour is part of the organization's new...
Undocumented College Students Worry about Job Opportunities
OKLAHOMA CITY More than 200 undocumented college students are attending college at in-state tuition rates in Oklahoma, but many fear they will be unable to find work when they graduate. While states can help undocumented students go to college,...
University of Kentucky President Meets with Lawmakers over Drop in Diversity
FRANKFORT, KY. University of Kentucky President Lee Todd met with a group of state lawmakers last month and apologized to the predominantly Black group for comments made by school officials implying that Black students could not survive academically...
Virginia Tech Researchers Identify Influences in IT Career Choices for Women
BLACKSBURG, VA. A team of researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have identified five factors that influence women's informational technology (IT) career choices. One of those factors appears to be race. Many female IT...
Vivian Malone Jones, First Black to Graduate from University of Alabama, Dies at 63
ATLANTA Vivian Malone Jones, one of two Black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama led to former Gov. George Wallace's infamous "stand in the schoolhouse door" in 1963, died on Oct. 13. She was 63. Jones, who went on to...
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