Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 24, January 11

Black Colleges Involved in Efforts to Boost Intelligence Community Talent Pool
Not that long ago, Dr. David A. Padgett's chosen career field could have been considered mundane. The associate professor of geology at Tennessee State University teaches his students the intricacies of mapmaking, using satellite global positioning...
College Textbook Prices Focus of Congressional Advisory Committee Hearing
GAO report finds book prices have tripled over past 20 years.With many low-income students already struggling to pay for higher education, a federal advisory committee has opened an investigation into the rising costs of college textbooks and its effect...
College Textbook Prices Focus of Congressional Advisory Committee Hearing: GAO Report Finds Book Prices Have Tripled over Past 20 Years
With many low-income students already struggling to pay for higher education, a federal advisory committee has opened an investigation into the rising costs of college textbooks and its effect on college affordability. In mid-December, the Advisory...
Diverse Letters
TSU TroublesDr. [Priscilla] Slade wasn't doing anything that other presidents aren't doing at larger, more prestigious universities (see "Trouble at Texas Southern," Dec. 14). All of them are taking advantage of the system they're in, some get caught,...
Drumroll, Please
Since 2002, the magazine has recognized rising stars in the academy in its first edition of the New Year. In keeping with that tradition, we present 10 outstanding scholars, all representing different disciplines. They, like their predecessors, are...
Emerging Scholars: The Class of 2007
Just 10. Each year it becomes increasingly difficult to select just 10 Emerging Scholars. There are so many outstanding scholars of color in the academy who are breaking new ground in research, applying scholarship to public policy and grooming the...
February
Feb. 4-7 National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) 2007 Annual Meeting "Charting Our Courses" Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C. Contact: Deborah Reilly Phone: (202) 785-8866 ...
Florida Atlantic Joins Latin American Grid Initiative
Joining the computing grid generates more IT opportunities for Hispanic students.Florida Atlantic University has joined the IBM-led Latin American Grid, or LA Grid, making it the 10th institution to affiliate with the computing consortium. Institutions...
Florida Atlantic Joins Latin American Grid Initiative: Joining the Computing Grid Generates More IT Opportunities for Hispanic Students
Florida Atlantic University has joined the IBM-led Latin American Grid, or LA Grid, making it the 10th institution to affiliate with the computing consortium. Institutions and universities belonging to the LA Grid have banded together to create professional...
Grants & Gifts
ELIZABEIH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY (N.C.) has received a $400,000 gut from Melvyn and Vonda Riley, the largest alumni donation in the university's history. Melvyn Riley graduated from ECSU in 1961, while Vonda Riley graduated in 1965. The gift will be used...
Historians Question Record of Tuskegee Airmen
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Two historians are disputing the claim that America's first Black fighter pilots never lost a bomber to enemy fire during World War II. U.S. Air Force records show that at least a few bombers escorted by the red-tailed fighters...
Just the Stats
The Re-segregation TrendThe recent U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging racial integration efforts in public schools, (Meredith v. Jefferson County Public Schools) and Seattle (Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District no. 1)....
Makeover Needed for No Child Left Behind
Congress should allocate necessary funding to carry out mandate.THE 110TH U.S. CONGRESS, WHICH CONVENED THIS MONTH, NEEDS TO BRING A COMPLETE MAKEOVER OF the No Child Left Behind Act to the top of its agenda. This highly acclaimed law has the delusive...
Makeover Needed for No Child Left Behind: Congress Should Allocate Necessary Funding to Carry out Mandate
THE 110TH U.S. CONGRESS, WHICH CONVENED THIS MONTH, NEEDS TO BRING A COMPLETE MAKEOVER OF the No Child Left Behind Act to the top of its agenda. This highly acclaimed law has the delusive appearance of being the "cure all" for public schools. Champions...
On the Move
DR. STEVEN KNAPP has been appointed the 16th president of George Washington University (D.C.), effective Aug. 1, 2007. He is currently provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University. Knapp holds a bachelor's from Yale...
Report: Low-Income Students Misinformed about Costs and Benefits of Private Loans
WASHINGTON, D.C. Low-income undergraduate students are among the least informed about the financial aid process and are more likely to take out private loans to pay for school, according to a new report by the Institute for Higher Education Policy....
Resilience: My Pathway to the Information Technology Professoriate
WHILE RECENTLY ATTENDING A CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA, A SCHOLARLY GENTLEMAN AND I STRUCK UP a conversation regarding academic life and multidisciplinary research. When asked, I told him that I was in the information systems/technology field. "Wow! How...
Teeing off with Bill Dickey
In 1982, a Black man hitting the links in Phoenix was something of a rare site. Fast forward 25 years and Bill Dickey has made a direct and tangible contribution to the world of African-Americans and golf. Dickey, now 79, has always been a self-described...
The Evolution of Black Culture Centers
Between offering student retention programs and seeking accreditation, these campus centers strive to prove their relevancy.RALEIGH, N.C.One of the latest projects by the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University is to track...
The Evolution of Black Culture Centers: Between Offering Student Retention Programs and Seeking Accreditation, These Campus Centers Strive to Prove Their Relevancy
RALEIGH, N.C. One of the latest projects by the African American Cultural Center at North Carolina State University is to track and monitor the retention rate of students in "Pack Promise." Officials at the center are helping guarantee retention...
The Ph.D.: By the Numbers
Ph.D. Profiles--A Closer Look, 2005 GENDER CITIZENSHIP/RACE Non-U.S. American DISCIPLINE Total Male Female Citizen Indian Business 1,164 ...
The Re-Segregation Trend
The recent U.S. Supreme Court cases challenging racial integration efforts in public schools, (Meredith v. Jefferson County Public Schools) and Seattle (Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District no. 1). recalls five decades of...
Two FAMU Kappa Fraternity Members Convicted of Felony Hazing
TALLAHASSEE, Ra. Two Florida fraternity brothers have been convicted of felony hazing in a trial seen as a test of a new law restricting the practice, but jurors were unable to reach a verdict on three other defendants (see Diverse, Nov. 30). ...
U.S. Judge Lets Michigan Universities Use Affirmative Action, for Now
A federal judge has given Michigan universities a six-month extension to continue race- and gender-based admissions, hiring and financial aid, delaying the voter-approved constitutional amendment banning affirmative action that was to go into effect...
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