Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 10, June 29

Another Supreme Test?
A High Court decision striking down race in K-12 admissions could jeopardize race-conscious policies in higher education.The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in two K-12 school assignment cases in its next term has raised serious...
Another Supreme Test? A High Court Decision Striking Down Race in K-12 Admissions Could Jeopardize Race-Conscious Policies in Higher Education
The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in two K-12 school assignment cases in its next term has raised serious questions about the viability of race-conscious policies in American education, legal experts say. Just three years...
Black Professors under Pressure at Duke; Six Black Faculty Quit
University says it has hired 10 additional Black professors.DURHAM, N.C.Three months after she was chosen to head the committee on race in response to the university's lacrosse scandal, Duke University Professor Karla Holloway threatened to quit, citing...
Black Professors under Pressure at Duke; Six Black Faculty Quit: University Says It Has Hired 10 Additional Black Professors
DURHAM, N.C. Three months after she was chosen to head the committee on race in response to the university's lacrosse scandal, Duke University Professor Karla Holloway threatened to quit, citing exhaustion. But, after meeting with colleagues...
Celebrating 40 Years of Activism
Calling for more Black students, faculty and programs, Black Student Unions fundamentally changed American college campuses, but did they change themselves in the process?ARMED WITH WELL-HONED LEADERSHIP SKILLS, established organizational techniques...
Celebrating 40 Years of Activism: Calling for More Black Students, Faculty and Programs, Black Student Unions Fundamentally Changed American College Campuses, but Did They Change Themselves in the Process?
ARMED WITH WELL-HONED LEADERSHIP SKILLS, established organizational techniques and a fearless demeanor, James Garrett rode the wave of Black activism onto the campus of San Francisco State College (now University) in 1966. The sit-ins in 1960, the...
Clark College Faculty: 'No Confidence' in First Black Leader
President of faculty union concerned about the role race may have played in vote.By an overwhelming margin, the Clark College faculty union has passed a no-confidence measure against the two-year school's president, Dr. R. Wayne Branch. Of the 239 full-...
Clark College Faculty: 'No Confidence' in First Black Leader: President of Faculty Union Concerned about the Role Race May Have Played in Vote
By an overwhelming margin, the Clark College faculty union has passed a no-confidence measure against the two-year school's president, Dr. R. Wayne Branch. Of the 239 full- and part-time faculty, votes, 229 went against Branch, citing his autocratic...
Congress Considers Pell Grant Increase
First increase in years is possible because of House support.For years, education advocates looked to a more moderate US. Senate to push for funding increases. But by beating the Senate to the punch by proposing a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant...
Congress Considers Pell Grant Increase; First Increase in Years Is Possible Because of House Support
For years, education advocates looked to a more moderate U.S. Senate to push for funding increases. But by beating the Senate to the punch by proposing a $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant next year, the usually conservative House of Representatives...
Demanding Divestment from Sudan
Not since students protested South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1980s has the divestment movement gained such momentum, but can one against Sudan really work?Bowing to student demands to "stop supporting genocide," the University of California regents...
Demanding Divestment from Sudan: Not since Students Protested South Africa's Apartheid Regime in the 1980s Has the Divestment Movement Gained Such Momentum, but Can One against Sudan Really Work?
Bowing to student demands to "stop supporting genocide," the University of California regents voted earlier this year to divest millions of dollars from companies working in the war-torn African nation of Sudan, the first major public university in...
Diverse Calendar
JULY July 15-20 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 97th National Convention "Valuing Our Votes, Voting Our Values" Washington, D.C., Convention Center Contact: Ana Aponte Phone: (410) 580-5780 ...
Diverse Calendar
JULYJuly 15-20National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)97th National Convention'Valuing Our Votes, Voting Our Values"Washington, D.C., Convention CenterContact: Ana ApontePhone: (410) 580-5780Web: www.naacp.orgJuly 19-25John...
Five Female Scientists Awarded L'Oreal Fellowships
NEW YORK CITY Five female scientists considered to be leading researchers in the early phase of their careers have received L'Oreal USA 2006 Fellowships for Women in Science. At an awards ceremony earlier this month at the American Museum of Natural...
Five Female Scientists Awarded L'Oréal Fellowships
NEW YORK CITYFive female scientists considered to be leading researchers in trie early phase of their careers have received LOreal USA 2006 Fellowships for Women in Science. At an awards ceremony earlier this month at the American Museum of Natural History...
Hampton Steps on Cultural Nerve with No-Braids Policy
HAMPTON UNIVERSITY STEPPED HARD ON A CULTURAL NERVE WHEN NEWS OF THE no-braids, no-dreads policy for males in the five-year M.B.A. program leaked out earlier this year. Officials at the university appear to have been blindsided by the negative reactions....
HBCU Faculty and Community Groups Offer Plans for Future Hurricanes
JACKSON, MISS Days after the current hurricane season began, a consortium of academics and community organizers gathered in Jackson, Miss., to confront the likely possibility that Katrina was not their last deadly storm. The need for clear, well-researched...
Increasing Student Loan Rates Will Harm Minorities, Experts Say
Some interest rates may increase by 2 percentage points.For Carmen Berkley, an AfricanAmerican student leader with five college loans and some knowledge of the financial aid system, the large increase in student loan interest rates on July 1 is still...
Increasing Student Loan Rates Will Harm Minorities, Experts Say: Some Interest Rates May Increase by 2 Percentage Points
For Carmen Berkley, an African-American student leader with five college loans and some knowledge of the financial aid system, the large increase in student loan interest rates on July 1 is still a little bewildering. "It's very daunting, and I...
On the Move
DR. QUINTON BULLOCK has been appointed provost of Tidewater Community College's Virginia Beach campus. He was most recently provost of TCCs Norfolk campus. Bullock earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Prairie View A&M University and a...
Student Activism at Its Best
TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT OF DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION, hundreds, if not thousands, of students descended upon the U.S. Supreme Court on April 1, 2003, the day the Justices were to hear the University of Michigan's cases on the use of race in college...
Study: California Admissions Process Unfair to Blacks
LOS ANGELES Black applicants are being systematically blocked from the University of California system partly because of a flawed admission scheme, according in a new University of California, Los Angeles report. The admissions process is overly...
The Struggles of Foreign-Born Faculty
Conflicts between African and African-American professors must be addressed.WHEN ANY ACADEMIC EMBARKS ON A TEACHING CAREER, HE MUST CONFRONT three challenges - tenure, promotion and recognition. He must be continually evaluated on his ability to teach,...
The Struggles of Foreign-Born Faculty: Conflicts between African and African-American Professors Must Be Addressed
WHEN ANY ACADEMIC EMBARKS ON A TEACHING CAREER, HE MUST CONFRONT three challenges--tenure, promotion and recognition. He must be continually evaluated on his ability to teach, conduct research, publish and perform other duties within and around the...
Virginia State Boosts Aid to Minimize Student Debt
PETERSBURG,VA. Beginning this fall, academically gifted, low-income Virginia State University students will get enough financial aid to cover 100 percent of their college costs. Officials at the historically Black university tout the new program,...
Virginia State Boosts Aid to Minimize Student Debt
PETERSBURG, VA.Beginning this fall, academically gifted, low-income Virginia State University students will get enough financial aid to cover 100 percent of their college costs.Officials at the historically Black university tout the new program, called...
Virginia Study Urges Early Science Education
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Among a group of eighth-graders asked in 1988 what careers they wanted as adults, those reporting a science-related career were two to three times more likely to earn science and engineering degrees than those who didn't indicate...
Virginia Study Urges Early Science Education
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.Among a group of eighth-graders asked in 1988 what careers they wanted as adults, those reporting a science-related career were two to three times more likely to earn science and engineering degrees than those who didn't indicate...

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