Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 16, September 18

Building a Friendly Environment for Hispanic Students
In 1963, Bob Dylan wrote and sang about how "The Times They Are A-changing." The lyrics referred to the events of the 1960s that resulted in major change. Today, those same lyrics can be applied to major changes occurring in the demographics of our...
Democratic Platform Promises More for Education
Education plan includes a tax credit for college students who perform community service and grants for community colleges.After nearly two years in control of the US. Congress, Democrats daim two major legislative victories: the College Cost Reduction...
Democratic Platform Promises More for Education: Education Plan Includes a Tax Credit for College Students Who Perform Community Service and Grants for Community Colleges
After nearly two years in control of the U.S. Congress, Democrats claim two major legislative victories: the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, which increased funding for the federal Pen Grant program by millions, and the reauthorization...
Expanding the Scope of Advanced Placement Classes
Hispanic educators launch an effort to create an AP Latin American History course.Dr. Paul Dosai of the University of South Florida is not impressed with the way most high school students learn about Latin American history."Latin American history pops...
Expanding the Scope of Advanced Placement Classes: Hispanic Educators Launch an Effort to Create an AP Latin American History Course
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dr. Paul Dosal of the University of South Florida is not impressed with the way most high school students learn about Latin American history. "Latin American history pops up only when America goes to war," Dosal says. Dosal...
Forging Ahead in a Changing Landscape
I am passionate about three things: the news, diversity and education. A newspaper reporter by training, I was attracted to the profession by its public watchdog role. I also wanted to improve the way people of color were being covered. A maxim of...
Getting to Know Dr. Ricardo Romo
When Dr. Ricardo Romo scouted photos that might pair well with his writings on urban Los Angeles, his search took him to an art gallery. There he came across prints shot before 1940. A documentary historian, Romo was mesmerized. "Thank goodness...
Grants & Gifts
ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC STATE UNIVERSITY (Ga.) has received a $360,000 grant from the University System of Georgia to participate in the USG's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Initiative (STEM).CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY has received a...
Grooming a New Cadre of Faculty Leaders
The Leadership Alliance has produced more than 100 Ph.D.s, one-third of whom are now working in the academy.As a stellar student at Morehouse College in the 1990s, Dr. Jason Sello navigated a path to Harvard University where he earned a doctorate in...
Grooming a New Cadre of Faculty Leaders: The Leadership Alliance Has Produced More Than 100 Ph.D.S, One-Third of Whom Are Now Working in the Academy
As a stellar student at Morehouse College in the 1990s, Dr. Jason Sello navigated a path to Harvard University where he earned a doctorate in biophysics. He credits his participation in the Brown University-based Leadership Alliance program for making...
Keeping the Affirmative Action Debate in Context
With Sen. Barack Obama just one step away from the presidency of the United States, many are questioning the need for affirmative action.We stand on the cusp of an epic moment the chance to vote into office the first Black president in the history of...
Keeping the Affirmative Action Debate in Context: With Sen. Barack Obama Just One Step Away from the Presidency of the United States, Many Are Questioning the Need for Affirmative Action
We stand on the cusp of an epic moment: the chance to vote into office the first Black president in the history of the United States. This historic event is set to potentially redefine and reframe the manner in which we speak about, and handle, race...
The Hybridization of Ethnic Studies
The intersection of Asian and Latin American studies has produced a burgeoning new field in transnational studies.Dr. Jerry García was so taken aback when he first heard of Japanese Mexicans that his curiosity about them never faded during his military...
The Hybridization of Ethnic Studies: The Intersection of Asian and Latin American Studies Has Produced a Burgeoning New Field in Transnational Studies
Dr. Jerry Garcia was so taken aback when he first heard of Japanese Mexicans that his curiosity about them never faded during his military service or subsequent college career. For his dissertation, he wanted to write about Mexican immigration but...
The Next Best Thing to Family
As more Hispanic women are enrolling in college, Hispanic sororities are filling a personal void that other campus groups don't.COLLEGE MRK, MD.Brenda Delgado, gathered on campus with a group of 'sisters,' quickly ticks off a list of why a Latina sorority...
The Next Best Thing to Family: As More Hispanic Women Are Enrolling in College, Hispanic Sororities Are Filling a Personal Void That Other Campus Groups Don't
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] COLLEGE PARK, MD. Brenda Delgado, gathered on campus with a group of 'sisters; quickly ticks off a list of why a Latina sorority was more appealing than other Greek-letter groups when she enrolled at the University of Maryland,...
UT-Brownsville, Feds Compromise on Border Fence
Critics say proposed border fence was less about security than about the politics of illegal immigration.For 82 years, college students have walked freely back and forth across the U.S.-Mexican border on the site of a 465-acre campus that once was an...
UT-Brownsville, Feds Compromise on Border Fence: Critics Say Proposed Border Fence Was Less about Security Than about the Politics of Illegal Immigration
For 82 years, college students have walked freely back and forth across the U.S.-Mexican border on the site of a 465-acre campus that once was an Army cavalry base on the extreme southeastern tip of Texas. The winding Rio Grande River provides a scenic...
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