Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 22, December 14

AAMC Launches New Campaign to Increase Medical School Diversity
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Association of American Medical Colleges has launched a new marketing campaign to encourage an untapped pool of minority undergraduate biology majors to consider a career in medicine. The association, which represents 125 accredited...
An Unlikely Scholar
Iraq War veteran and law professor Christopher Cooper's path to the academy has been anything but traditional.The only outward sign that Dr. Christopher Cooper is sick is a small round patch behind his right ear. It looks like a bandage you might put...
An Unlikely Scholar: Iraq War Veteran and Law Professor Christopher Cooper's Path to the Academy Has Been Anything but Traditional
The only outward sign that Dr. Christopher Cooper is sick is a small round patch behind his right ear. It looks like a bandage you might put on after being nicked by a razor. It isn't. The patch contains medicine that keeps Cooper from getting dizzy....
Building a Community of Mathematicians
Dr. William A. Massey, an applied mathematician at Princeton University, considers numbers at a conceptual and a personal level. By doing so, he has helped to make notable progress in adding color - and valuable talent - to his profession."If you want...
Building a Community of Mathematicians: Dr. William A. Massey, an Applied Mathematician at Princeton University, Considers Numbers at a Conceptual and a Personal Level. by Doing So, He Has Helped to Make Notable Progress in Adding Color-And Valuable Talent-To His Profession
"If you want to draw more minorities to the sciences, you have to create a minority science community;' says Massey, the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. Massey was recently awarded the coveted Blackwell-Tapia...
Dreams of Motherhood
Dreams of MotherhoodWomen's studies professor examines the maternal aspirations held by many single women.Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women Are Choosing Parenthood Without Marriage and Creating the New American Family By Rosanna Hertz Oxford...
Ed Department Faulted for Low HBCU Loan Participation
Approximately $200 million remained unused as of August.About half of special federal loan money for historically Black colleges and universities sits untapped because of numerous problems with the U.S. Department of Education's administration of the...
Ed Department Faulted for Low HBCU Loan Participation: Approximately $200 Million Remained Unused as of August
About half of special federal loan money for historically Black colleges and universities sits untapped because of numerous problems with the U.S. Department of Education's administration of the loan program, including failure to market the funds and...
Financing College Diversity: Is It a Case of 'Robbing Peter to Pay Paul'?
Many readers may be shocked to learn that some of this nation's colleges and universities practice price or tuition discrimination. They may even more stunned to learn that it's in the best interest of these institutions to adopt such a policy--which...
Flagship Institutions Serve Whiter, Wealthier Student Body, Study Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. The leading public flagship universities are disproportionately serving a Whiter and wealthier student body than in the past, according to a report by the Education Trust. The report, "Engines of Inequality: Diminishing Equity...
New Nursing Ph.D. Recommendation Rankles Some
Program officials argue new requirement may prevent low-income, first-generation minorities from advancing in the field.In an effort to raise the standards for advanced-practice nurses - a select group who work as practitioners, midwives, specialists...
New Nursing Ph.D. Recommendation Rankles Some: Program Officials Argue New Requirement May Prevent Low-Income, First-Generation Minorities from Advancing in the Field
In an effort to raise the standards for advanced-practice nurses--a select group who work as practitioners, midwives, specialists and anesthetists--the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has approved a policy that recommends nursing schools...
On the Move
ELIZABETH CHEN has become the sixth president of the New England College of Optometry. She is the founding CEO of Marathon Biopharmaceuticals and the head of Circe Biomedical. Chen earned a bachelor's from Yale University and an MBA from the Wharton...
Out of Africa
Kenya and Nigeria remain the only African countries to rank in the top 20 places of origin for international students studying in the United States.Of the top 20 countries of origin for international students studying in the United States, only two Kenya...
Out of Africa: Kenya and Nigeria Remain the Only African Countries to Rank in the Top 20 Places of Origin for International Students Studying in the United States
Of the top 20 countries of origin for international students studying in the United States, only two--Kenya and Nigeria--are located in Africa. Kenya ranked 17th and Nigeria 18th in the latest figures released by the Institute of International Education....
Professor Suggests Survival of the Fittest Strategy for AME Colleges
Closing some campuses and reallocating funds to others could be best option for struggling institutions.CHARLESTON, S.C.Like Morris Brown in Atlanta, a number of African Methodist Episcopal Church-sponsored colleges are in financial trouble. A College...
Professor Suggests Survival of the Fittest Strategy for AME Colleges: Closing Some Campuses and Reallocating Funds to Others Could Be Best Option for Struggling Institutions
CHARLESTON, S.C. Like Morris Brown in Atlanta, a number of African Methodist Episcopal Church-sponsored colleges are in financial trouble. A College of Charleston history professor says AME could improve its colleges if it closed weak campuses and...
Risking It All
When we first began reporting on the situation at Texas Southern University in April, "Texas Southern President Placed on Leave While Investigation Into Spending Continues," the article and subsequent articles got the attention of many of our readers....
Taking a Stand
More than 300 men of Japanese descent refused U.S. government orders to enter the military in the 1940s. Only in recent years have these men gained recognition for their actions.Every December, the nation pauses to remember Pearl Harbor, the site of...
Taking a Stand: More Than 300 Men of Japanese Descent Refused U.S. Government Orders to Enter the Military in the 1940s. Only in Recent Years Have These Men Gained Recognition for Their Actions
Every December, the nation pauses to remember Pearl Harbor, the site of the 1941 Japanese surprise attack that propelled the United States into World War II. Now, as the GI generation fades away, the stories of their battlefield accomplishments live...
Trouble at Texas Southern
The campus murder of a TSU student sets in motion a chain of events that would eventually bring down President Priscilla Slade and members of her administration.HoustonOn the night of Dec. 4, 2004, a Texas Southern University student named Ashley Sloan...
Trouble at Texas Southern: The Campus Murder of a TSU Student Sets in Motion a Chain of Events That Would Eventually, Bring Down President Priscilla Slade and Members of Her Administration
Houston On the night of Dec. 4, 2004, a Texas Southern University student named Ashley Sloan was gunned down near campus, struck in the temple by a bullet Her leaving a party with her friends. A fight inside the party had reignited outside, and...
Turning Up the Heat on Affirmative Action Policies
Asian American student claims his race kept him out of Princeton.Conservatives were already basking in the affirmative action ban approved by Michigan voters last fnonth when they scored another national publicity coup in their campaign against racial...
Turning Up the Heat on Affirmative Action Policies: Asian American Student Claims His Race Kept Him out of Princeton
Conservatives were already basking in the affirmative action ban approved by Michigan voters last month when they scored another national publicity coup in their campaign against racial preferences: A Chinese-American student says he was rejected by...
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama Joins Education Committee
Appointment provides forum for possible presidential candidate to talk about one of his chief priorities.The Democratic takeover of the U.S. Senate promises to bring student aid issues to the forefront and to give Bkcks a stronger voice, especially now...
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama Joins Education Committee: Appointment Provides Forum for Possible Presidential Candidate to Talk about One of His Chief Priorities
The Democratic takeover of the U.S. Senate promises to bring student aid issues to the forefront and to give Blacks a stronger voice, especially now that U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is set to join that chamber's education panel. By winning a...
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