Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 8, May 28

A Legacy of Leadership: A Tireless Leader, Volunteer and Scholar, Kenneth Avila's Impact Goes beyond the Baseball Field
A first grader was having trouble focusing and needed a mentor. His Chicago-area elementary school contacted Northwestern University in January 2008, and within a few days Kenneth Avila agreed to be his mentor. Despite his time-consuming athletic...
An Ambassador on and off the Field: Yolanda Odenyo Has Excelled Both Academically and Athletically and Brought a Global Perspective to the Oklahoma State University Women's Soccer Team
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] She realizes it caused a few chuckles--a foreign student leading a voter registration drive--but for Oklahoma State University soccer midfielder Yolanda Odenyo it seemed totally natural. "OSU has a very small portion of...
Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards 2009
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment...
Capital Gains for Richmond
Arthur Ashe Jr.'s hometown amasses a surprising athletic leadership profile.By any measure, Tamika Duck, 25, is on the fast- track for a successful career in sports management. The former center! ariti power forward on the women's basketball team at...
Capital Gains or Richmond: Arthur Ashe Jr.'s Hometown Amasses a Surprising Athletic Leadership Profile
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] By any measure, Tamika Duck, 25, is on the fast-track for a successful career in sports management. The former center and power forward on the women's basketball team at Virginia Union University, from which she graduated...
Coach Keeling: The Rescuer
Throughout his three-decades-long sports career, Rudy Keeling has been a builder. As basketball head coach at the University of Maine at Orono, he reinvigorated a languishing team. Years later, at Boston's Emerson College, he completely revamped the...
Female Finalists
Shardea Croes is a heavy hitter on and off the softball field. An outfielder, Croes helped lead her team to its first NCAA postseason tournament appearance this year and scored second-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) honors in...
Honing Athletic Skills, Academics at Community Colleges
Athletic programs build community and help mold a student's identity.Six seconds are left on the clock. A timeout is taken by the home coach, ready to strategize the next offensive play. The band loudly plays the fight song as the cheerleaders perform...
Honing Athletic Skills, Academics at Community Colleges: Athletic Programs Build Community and Help Mold a Student's Identity
Six seconds are left on the clock. A timeout is taken by the home coach, ready to strategize the next offensive play. The band loudly plays the right song as the cheerleaders perform partner stunts. The crowd is divided with the hometown group--the...
HSIs, Others Look to Census for Aid to Schools, Communities
Advocacy groups are seeing to it that the U.S. Census Bureau has the necessary resources to count all U.S. residents effectively.For minority-serving colleges and their communities, the $787 billion economic stimulus package is not the only new funding...
HSIs, Others Look to Census for Aid to Schools, Communities: Advocacy Groups Are Seeing to It That the U.S. Census Bureau Has the Necessary Resources to Count All U.S. Residents Effectively
For minority-serving colleges and their communities, the $787 billion economic stimulus package is not the only new funding game in town. Many also are focusing on the 2010 U.S. Census, with an eye toward ensuring accurate population counts so their...
Male Finalists
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Sam Bradford, the starting quarterback for the University of Oklahoma football team, was selected as the 74th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as the Most Outstanding College Football Player in the United States for 2008....
Men's Teams
MEN'S TEAMS Baseball Fall '08 Cum. Name Class GPA GPA Major Kenneth Avila JR 3.25 3.43 Economics and Legal Studies John...
On the Move
BEN BRINEY has been appointed head coach of the Truman State University (Ala.) volleyball team. He previously served as the team's assistant. Briney earned a bachelor's from Southwest Baptist University.DR. LINDA M. BIfICKEN has been named president...
When Eligibility Is Over
Too often Black student-athletes are left unprepared for life after collegiate sports.There has been tremendous progress in closing the graduation gap between Black and White collegiate athletes. A recent study by Dr. Richard Lapchick, the director of...
When Eligibility Is Over: Too Often Black Student-Athletes Are Left Unprepared for Life after Collegiate Sports
There has been tremendous progress in closing the graduation gap between Black and White collegiate athletes. A recent study by Dr. Richard Lapchick, the director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, found that 35 percent of Black student-athletes...
Women's Teams
WOMEN'S TEAMS Basketball Fall '08 Cum. Name Class GPA GPA Major Brea Banks SR 3.80 3.70 Psychology Keshia Bolds JR 3.69 3.47 Kinesiology Felicia...
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