Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 19, November 1

A Conversation with Dr. Nikhil Singh
Dr. Nikhil Singh is an associate professor of history at the University Of Washington, where he has taught since 1998. He currently holds the Walker Family Professor position. Singh has also taught at New York University State University of New York-Stony...
A Lesson Plan to Improve Minority Study Abroad Participation
The Black community needs to be more proactive about encouraging young African-Americans to take an interest in international education opportunities, such as study abroad. I have argued that point among my colleagues in international education...
Awarding 'Genius' Endeavors
Four 2007 MacArthur fellows share their research pursuits.The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program gives unrestricted $500,000 awards to a select group of talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication...
Awarding 'Genius' Endeavors: Four 2007 MacArthur Fellows Share Their Research Pursuits
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program gives unrestricted $500,000 awards to a select group of talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their pursuits. Here are four of this year s winners:...
Diverse Letters
OUR YOUNG ADDRESSING OUR PROBLEMSWhat a great agenda! Dr. Franklin's ideas about community service and mentoring are the best I have heard of yet as a direct approach to improve high school completion rates and test scores for young Black boys in inner...
Does Business Have a Place in Study Abroad?
The subpoenas issued this summer to five private organizations that offer study abroad programs were surprising. Prompted by articles in The New York Times, the attorney general of New York announced there would be an investigation into business practices...
Educating Leaders for the Global Community
We have covered minority student participation in study abroad programs over the years and although participation rates have not increased dramatically, much is being done within higher education to make such opportunities more accessible. As writer...
Gender Balance in Science Settings May Explain Female Performance
PALO ALTO, CALIF. With the ratio of men to women in math, science and engineering (MSE) settings typically being three to one, such imbalance may contribute to a decrease in women's performance expectations, as well as actual performance, according...
Giving Others a Second Chance at Life
Dr. Yoky Matsuoka, assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, is a mastermind in the research world of neurobotics.She is broadening our understanding of how the brain works to...
Grants & Gifts
ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY (Ga.) has been awarded $483,760 by the National Science Foundation for scholarships to support students in computer science, information technology, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics fields.THE ASSOCIATION...
Improving Bedside Manners
A representative from the MacArthur Foundation, at first posing as a reporter, called to inform the stunned Dr. Lisa Cooper, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, that she was being...
On the Move
Dr. Reginald S. Avery has been appointed president of Coppin State University (Md.). Currently executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate, he will assume his new position in January. Avery earned a bachelor's...
Poll by Yale Climate Group Reveals Americans Consider Global Warming a Threat
NEW HAVEN, CONN. An increasing number of Americans believe global warming represents a serious threat that demands drastic intervention, according to a national poll conducted by Yale University, the Gallup Organization and the ClearVision Institute....
Prioritizing Education over the Penal System
Some scholars argue that the United States needs to shift investments to break the cradle-to-prison pipeline for Black males.There are more than two million people incarcerated in America, including 837,000 African-American men, according to data compiled...
Prioritizing Education over the Penal System: Some Scholars Argue That the United States Needs to Shift Investments to Break the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline for Black Males
There are more than two million people incarcerated in America, including 837,000 African-American men, according to data compiled by the Washington-based Children's Defense Fund. Marian Wright Edelman, president of the organization, says a 6-year-old...
Some College-Access Programs Lose Funding
Education department scoring errors may have resulted in denied grant renewals.Fifteen U.S. senators are asking the Department of Education inspector general to review recent grant awards under two of the federal government's TRIO college support programs,...
Some College-Access Programs Lose Funding: Education Department Scoring Errors May Have Resulted in Denied Grant Renewals
Fifteen U.S. senators are asking the Department of Education inspector general to review recent grant awards under two of the federal government's TRIO college support programs, claiming that departmental errors in the evaluations of existing grantees'...
Stepping Up to Study Abroad
In response to the growing need for professionals with a global perspective, many universities are challenged to beef up study abroad programs.LaTasha Crutcher was a sophomore at Howard University when she saw the flier on a hallway bulletin board on...
Stepping Up to Study Abroad: In Response to the Growing Need for Professionals with a Global Perspective, Many Universities Are Challenged to Beef Up Study Abroad Programs
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LaTasha Crutcher was a sophomore at Howard University when she saw the flier on a hallway bulletin board on campus. It was promoting opportunities to study abroad, something Crutcher, who grew up in housing projects in Buffalo,...
Studying Spider Silks
The MacArthur award has been dubbed the "genius" award, but Dr. Cheryl Hayashi, an associate professor of biology at the University of California, Riverside, says she is not comfortable with the idea of being referred to as a genius."I'd say that I'm...
Taking Flight Internationally
As the new director of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a specialist in Latin American history, Dr. Ben Vinson strengthens the center's internationalist orientation.While it took more than three decades for Johns Hopkins...
Taking Flight Internationally: As the New Director of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a Specialist in Latin American History, Dr. Ben Vinson Strengthens the Center's Internationalist Orientation
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] While it took more than three decades for Johns Hopkins University to approve a Black studies program in its arts and sciences division, faculty members and administrators at the elite Baltimore-based research institution...
Test-Driving Their Passions
As Watson fellows, recent college graduates spend a year abroad without the requirement of producing a research project. But most do, and academically and professionally, the experience proves priceless.Thomas J. Watson Jr., the late president and son...
Test-Driving Their Passions: As Watson Fellows, Recent College Graduates Spend a Year Abroad without the Requirement of Producing a Research Project. but Most Do, and Academically and Professionally, the Experience Proves Priceless
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Thomas J. Watson Jr., the late president and son of the founder of IBM, wrote in his autobiography, Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond, that he had a hard time finding his own direction as a young man. In 1968,...
The Psychological Impact of Academic Probation
UC San Diego researchers are investigating the correlation between physiological distress and poor grades.When university students face the possibility of dismissal for low academic performance, their sense of self and well-being are likely to suffer....
The Psychological Impact of Academic Probation: UC San Diego Researchers Are Investigating the Correlation between Physiological Distress and Poor Grades
When university students face the possibility of dismissal for low academic performance, their sense of self and well-being are likely to suffer. They may have already met with their academic advisor about their grades, but in many cases have not received...
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