Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 21, November 29

Addressing the Mental Health Ailments Facing Black College Students
BALTIMORE If the walls of Cicely Evans' office could talk, they would tell of the mental health ailments facing Black college students, including domestic violence, depression, anxiety, stress, unresolved issues of homosexuality and thoughts of...
A Grassroots Effort
SCHOLARS AND THE PUBLIC ARE RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT OHIO'S NEWARK EARTHWORKS, THE WORLD'S LARGEST ANCIENT MOUND SITE.NEWARK, OHIOIf academics, students and supporters at the Newark Earthworks Center at The Ohio State University have their way, the Newark...
A Grassroots Effort: Scholars and the Public Are Raising Awareness about Ohio's Newark Earthworks, the World's Largest Ancient Mound Site
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NEWARK, OHIO If academics, students and supporters at the Newark Earthworks Center at The Ohio State University have their way, the Newark Earthworks will be fisted among the likes of England's Stonehenge and Mexico's Teotihuacan...
'American Indians Are Still Here'
Richard B. Williams, president of the American Indian College Fund and author of the "Last Word" in this edition, expresses what many Americans Indian in this country feel--that they are ignored, if not invisible in mainstream American society. "American...
American Indians at a Glance
Although the number of bachelor's degrees conferred to American Indians appears fiat in the graphs below, it is largely because of their small numbers. In fact, American Indians, along with Blacks and Asians, have experienced comparable growth in the...
A Painful Remembrance
Dr. Eulynda J. Toledo is working to bring attention to the "intergenerational trauma" of the Native American boarding school era.Many in Indian country have expressed that the trauma from the boarding school experience continues to terrorize the hearts...
A Painful Remembrance: Dr. Eulynda J. Toledo Is Working to Bring Attention to the "Intergenerational Trauma" of the Native American Boarding School Era
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Many in Indian country have expressed that the trauma from the boarding school experience continues to terrorize the hearts of American Indians. Although much has been written about this history that looms so large in the...
Broadening the Legal Landscape
More law schools ares establishing and expanding Native American law course offerings, which are increasingly being regarded is a fundamental component of a well-rounded law education.For Brenda Christie, the study of Native American law has proven to...
Broadening the Legal Landscape: More Law Schools Are Establishing and Expanding Native American Law Course Offerings, Which Are Increasingly Being Regarded as a Fundamental Component of a Well-Rounded Law Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For Brenda Christie, the study of Native American law has proven to be not just a way to better understand her Cherokee heritage, but a necessary prerequisite to her current position as a legal services senior staff attorney...
Duke's New Wrongful Convictions Clinic Takes Shape
DURHAM, N.C. James E. Coleman Jr., a professor and associate dean at Duke University s School of Law, says the lacrosse case in which e White students were wrongly charged in the alleged rape of a Black woman was not the catalyst for Duke's new...
Getting to Know Alyssa Mt. Pleasant
Knowledge of American Indian history is integral to understanding U.S. history, according to Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, an assistant professor of American studies and history at Yale University. Mt. Pleasant is a member of the Tuscarora tribe, part...
Getting to Know: Alyssa Mt. Pleasant
Knowledge of American Indian history is integral to understanding U.S. history, according to Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, an assistant professor of American studies and history at Yale University.Mt. Pleasant is a member of the Tuscarora tribe, part of the...
Grants & Gifts
The COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY has received a three-year grant totaling more than $745,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make the college's nursing program available online. CCBC will begin offering this online nursing...
Letters
GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALLKudos for bringing to light what a great opportunity and truly life-changing experience study abroad is for all students, particularly students of color (see "Stepping Up to Study Abroad," Nov. 1). A lack of funds...
Meharry's Persistence Pays Off
Alumnus' son takes helm of medical college.NASHVILLE, TENN.When Meharry Medical College launched its search for a new president, the search committee refused to drop Dr. Wayne Riley from the list of more than 100 prospects, despite Riley's repeated insistence...
Meharry's Persistence Pays Off: Alumnus' Son Takes Helm of Medical College
NASHVILLE, TENN. When Meharry Medical College launched its search for a new president, the search committee refused to drop Dr. Wayne Riley from the list of more than 100 prospects, despite Riley's repeated insistence--in phone conversations and...
New Choice Requirement on Student Loans May Break Near-Monopoly Lenders Have at 55 Schools
Colleges and universities, including minor@-serving institutions, will have to include at least three different funding sources on any "preferred lender list" they give to prospective student borrowers, under rules being proposed by the U.S. Department...
On the Move
Dr. Renu Khator has been named president and chancellor of the University of Houston. She will assume her new post in January. Most recently, Khator served as provost and vice president of the University of South Florida. She holds a bachelor's from...
Public University Associations Unveil a New Web Tool for Prospective Students
NEW YORK A Partnership between the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has launched College Portrait, a new comprehensive Web resource...
Researchers Develop Process for Making Oceans Better Able to Combat Global Warming
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. A team of researchers from Harvard University and Pennsylvania State University have developed a new means to facilitate carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere and to safely harbor it in the ocean for storage. Potentially a...
Revealing Painful Pasts
More than a year ago, Brown University released its landmark report on its connections to slavery, but few universities have followed its lead in examining their own ties.When Brown University released its landmark report on the institution's connections...
Revealing Painful Pasts: More Than a Year Ago, Brown University Released Its Landmark Report on Its Connections to Slavery, but Few Universities Have Followed Its Lead in Examining Their Own Ties,
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Brown University released its landmark report on the institutions connections to slavery in the fall of 2006, academics and reparations advocates across the country praised the institution, but few universities have followed...
STAYING AFLOAT in New Orleans
Adult literacy programs, needed more than ever, struggle to survive Post-Katrina.With the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina behind us, most of the attention in New Orleans is still on physical and facility recovery efforts. But buried beneath the...
Staying Afloat in New Orleans: Adult Literacy Programs, Needed More Than Ever, Struggle to Survive Post-Katrina
With the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina behind us, most of the attention in New Orleans is still on physical and facility recovery efforts. But buried beneath the news accounts of a city trying to pull itself out of its debris are groups and...
Tribal Colleges: The Model for Cultural- and Community-Based Education Reform
Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling's Commission's report, "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education" denotes much-needed reforms in higher education. The report, which emphasizes that all Americans need access to higher...
Under Pressure
Tribes are leery about what's to come over the next three years as the University of North Dakota tries to seek approval to keep the "Fighting Sioux" logo and imagery.Ron His Horse Is Thunder, tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, knew it...
Under Pressure: Tribes Are Leery about What's to Come over the Next Three Years as the University of North Dakota Tries to Seek Approval to Keep the "Fighting Sioux" Logo and Imagery
Ron His Horse Is Thunder, tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, knew it was going to happen--and it did. He says the ink had hardly dried on a settlement between the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the University of North...
University Systems Commit to Closing Gap
Black college students earn bachelor's degrees at nearly half the rate--Hispanic students at nearly less than a third the rate--of White students. Low-income students get their undergraduate degrees at one-eighth the rate of more economically advantaged...
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