Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 26, February 7

Assessing Attitudes
Pew survey highlights Black perceptions of a deepening social split between poor and middle-class Blacks.Typically, the period between the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in mid-January and the end of Black History Month in February sees serious and sober...
Assessing Attitudes: Pew Survey Highlights Black Perceptions of a Deepening Social Split between Poor and Middle-Class Blacks
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Typically, the period between the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in mid-January and the end of Black History Month in February sees serious and sober public discussions about the state of Black America. Those discussions have...
Black Men: Left out and Locked Up
The failures of urban public education and the criminal justice system have led to what many are calling a national crisis. by Michelle J. NealyThere are an estimated 1.5 million Black men in prison and another 3.5 million on probation. Black males make...
Black Men: Left out and Locked Up: The Failures of Urban Public Education and the Criminal Justice System Have Led to What Many Are Calling a National Crisis
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There are an estimated 1.5 million Black men in prison and another 3.5 million on probation. Black males make up more than 70 percent of the total prison population, even though they make up only 6 percent of the U.S. population....
Celebrating Black History Month
Here's a look at how some colleges and universities around the country are celebrating Black History Month.Alabama State UniversityLecture: Ida B. Wells Lecture SeriesCompetition: Black History Month Speech CompetitionBenedict College (S.C.)Presentation...
Celebrating Black History Month: Here's a Look at How Some Colleges and Universities around the Country Are Celebrating Black History Month
Alabama State University Lecture: Ida B. Wells Lecture Series Competition: Black History Month Speech Competition Benedict College (S.C.) Presentation and lecture: Minister Tony Hare, a Benedict College alumnus and founder of the Stop the...
Getting to Know Dr. Sonya Ramsey
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dr. Sonya Ramsey, an associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has been intrigued by the lives of Black women educators for much of her academic career. Armed with oral history interviews,...
It's Crunch Time for Fisk
Nashville HBCU heads back to court over art dispute, while also trying to meet a fundraising challenge.NASHVILLE, TENN.Fisk University, the small, historically Black liberal arts college, heads back to court this month for a showdown trial with the Georgia...
It's Crunch Time for Fisk: Nashville HBCU Heads Back to Court over Art Dispute, While Also Trying to Meet a Fundraising Challenge
NASHVILLE, TENN. Fisk University, the small, historically Black liberal arts college, heads back to court this month for a showdown trial with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and the state of Tennessee. They are fighting over whether Fisk can sell all...
Letters
Diverse OnlineHBCUS - STILL USEFUL AND VIABLEwww.diverseeducatlon.com, "Perspectives: HBCUs and the Coming Era of Growth and Service," Jan. 17, 2008I agree wholeheartedly with you, Mr. Larry Rivers. As a proud graduate of Fisk University, I remain dedicated...
Leveling the Playing Field on Endowments
Elite institutions are under pressure to spend more of their endowments to help low-income students.To improve college affordability for low-income students, some lawmakers and education researchers are beginning to ask the question: Why don't elite...
Leveling the Playing Field on Endowments: Elite Institutions Are under Pressure to Spend More of Their Endowments to Help Low-Income Students
To improve college affordability for low-income students, some lawmakers and education researchers are beginning to ask the question: Why don't elite colleges spend more of their endowments on need-based financial aid? From the halls of Congress...
On the Move
MOLLY CORBETT BROAD has been named president of the American Council on Education (ACE), the nations principal higher education association, effective May 1. She served as president of the University of North Carolina System from 1997-2006. Currently,...
Political Pitfalls for Presidents
An uneasy environment exists today for presidents of public HBCUs, leading to a revolving door of higher education executives.The South Carolina State University Board of Trustees wasn't in a very festive mood when they met this past December.They did...
Political Pitfalls for Presidents: An Uneasy Environment Exists Today for Presidents of Public HBCUs, Leading to a Revolving Door of Higher Education Executives
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The South Carolina State University Board of Trustees wasn't in a very festive mood when they met this past December. They did give their president of nearly five years, Dr. Andrew Hugine Jr., something during the Christmas...
Promoting HBCUs
Black colleges provide a superior education; they just need to toot their horns a little louder.A session presented at a national higher education conference discussed the implications of internalized racism in Blacks. According to the presenter, this...
Promoting HBCUs: Black Colleges Provide a Superior Education; They Just Need to Toot Their Horns a Little Louder
A session presented at a national higher education conference discussed the implications of internalized racism in Blacks. According to the presenter, this sense of self-loathing serves as a factor in preventing Blacks from attending historically Black...
The Need to Equip, Prepare Community College Faculty Has Never Been Greater
Welcome to the NISOD column. In our partnership with Diverse, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a consortium of more than 700 community colleges worldwide, is pleased to write a monthly column focused on community...
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