Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, March 23

Covenant, Convention and Context
The history of the Black convention goes back more than 175 years, to Philadelphia's Negro National Convention on Sept. 15, 1830. The convention drew 40 Black people from nine states, including Bishop Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist...
Education Gaps among U.S. Hispanics Stagnating Economic Progress
Study shows Hispanics more likely to attend two-year colleges, but less likely than other ethnic groups to transfer to a four-year institutionWASHINGTONA report released earlier this month by the National Academies' National Research Council finds that...
Education Gaps among U.S. Hispanics Stagnating Economic Progress: Study Shows Hispanics More Likely to Attend Two-Year Colleges, but Less Likely Than Other Ethnic Groups to Transfer to a Four-Year Institution
WASHINGTON A report released earlier this month by the National Academies' National Research Council finds that education and training are key to giving America's Hispanic workers and their children the tools necessary to participate in the country's...
Fattah Higher Ed Conference Attendees Get Full-Ride Grad School Scholarships
The 700 students attending the 20th Annual Fattah Conference on Higher Education in Philadelphia knew they would be getting coached on how to navigate their way through graduate school. What they didn't know is that they'd also get full scholarships...
Fostering a Sense of Unity and Cooperative Spirit
The recent Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans sparked a flurry of media coverage and reminded Americans that life in the Crescent City remains a distant cry from its pre-Katrina days. It's not surprising that the event garnered significant coverage....
Grants & Awards
Bucknell University (Pa.) will receive $416,640 to establish a wireless Internet network as part of the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.Cameron University (Okla.) received $4 million from the McMahon...
High School Reform Plan May Cripple College Programs
Bush plan would cut technical and vocational programs to fund high school initiativeThe Bush administration is drawing the ire of leaders across the higher education spectrum by promoting a proposal that funds a new high school improvement initiative...
High School Reform Plan May Cripple College Programs: Bush Plan Would Cut Technical and Vocational Programs to Fund High School Initiative
The Bush administration is drawing the ire of leaders across the higher education spectrum by promoting a proposal that funds a new high school improvement initiative at the expense of an existing program used by many postsecondary institutions. ...
Indiana University Admissions Plan Will Hurt Minorities, Says Professor
BLOOMINGTON, IND. A civil rights attorney and visiting Indiana University professor says a proposal to raise admission standards would prevent poor and minority students from enrolling. Alvin Chambliss, who fought for 25 years to desegregate...
Meharry President to Assume Presidency of Morehouse School of Medicine
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dr. John E. Maupin Jr., president of Meharry Medical College, and the first Meharry alumnus to hold the top office in the college, will take over the presidency of Morehouse University's School of Medicine in Atlanta in July. ...
NCAA Hits 99 Sports Teams with Academic Penalties
HBCUs appear disproportionately affected by new ruleINDIANAPOLISNinety-nine teams at 65 colleges and universities produced failing marks under the NCAA's new academic measurements and could begin losing scholarships next fall.Teams that fall below the...
NCAA Hits 99 Sports Teams with Academic Penalties: HBCUs Appear Disproportionately Affected by New Rule
INDIANAPOLIS Ninety-nine teams at 65 colleges and universities produced failing marks under the NCAA's new academic measurements and could begin losing scholarships next fall. Teams that fall below the NCAA's cutoff line would not be able to...
New Book Sheds Light on the Doctoral Student Experience
A new book authored by Drs. Michael T. Nettles and Catherine M. Millett offers a comprehensive look inside the experience of graduate students pursuing their doctorates. In Three Magic Letters: Getting the Ph.D., the authors, who are officials with the...
On the Move
Send appointment information, along with a color photo, to:Editor, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or e-mail edito@cmapublishing.comJamar Banks has been named director of the Office of Academic...
Restructuring, Restoring and Rebuilding
With rivalries washed away in the waters of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans universities are sharing expertise and resources in order to surviveNEW ORLEANSA city of trailers on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain. Overlooking the Mississippi River, a hotel...
Restructuring, Restoring and Rebuilding: With Rivalries Washed Away in the Waters of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Universities Are Sharing Expertise and Resources in Order to Survive
NEW ORLEANS A city of trailers on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain. Overlooking the Mississippi River, a hotel hung with banners welcomes a new clientele--students. A campus once under 6 feet of water is again open for business and bustling with...
Starting Anew
Biding their time in out-of-state teaching positions; New Orleans faculty members are optimistic about a post-Katrina return to the 'Big Easy'Not a day goes by that Dr. Jeanine R. Burse doesn't wonder what she would be doing if she hadn't been laid off...
Starting Anew: Biding Their Time in Out-of-State Teaching Positions, New Orleans Faculty Members Are Optimistic about a Post-Katrina Return to the 'Big Easy'
Not a day goes by that Dr. Jeanine R. Burse doesn't wonder what she would be doing if she hadn't been laid off from her job at Xavier University of New Orleans. It was more than a job, and more than a return to her alma mater. The former assistant...
Supreme Court Upholds College Military Recruiting Law
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite some universities' objections to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuals in the...
The Invisibility of the Black Family during Hurricane Katrina
There is an increasing buzz in American society about the "collapse" of the Black family. The sentiment has been echoed by researchers, politicians, writers and even entertainment personalities. But that belief has a hard time explaining what we all...
The Paradox of Black Male Initiatives
The City University of New York (CUNY) recently launched a systemwide African American Male Initiative (AAMI) to improve the success and retention of the Black men on its 11 senior college campuses. The problem at CUNY has become so acute that the...
Up and Running
Former AAHE Hispanic caucus strikes out on its own and sets an ambitious agendaSAN ANTONIO"It was more than we could have ever imagined," says Dr. Loui Olivas, referring to the attendance and support that the newly formed American Association of Hispanics...
Up and Running: Former AAHE Hispanic Caucus Strikes out on Its Own and Sets an Ambitious Agenda
SAN ANTONIO "It was more than we could have ever imagined," says Dr. Loui Olivas, referring to the attendance and support that the newly formed American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) received at its first national meeting...
Wanted: The Retention of Female Graduate Students
Stanford follows MIT's lead and implements maternity policy for female graduate students; move recognizes challenges in retaining women in academiaPALO ALTO, CALIF.Like many new mothers, Hrefna Marin Gunnarsdottir, 29, was nervous about the responsibilities...
Wanted: The Retention of Female Graduate Students: Stanford Follows MIT's Lead and Implements Maternity Policy for Female Graduate Students; Move Recognizes Challenges in Retaining Women in Academia
PALO ALTO, CALIF. Like many new mothers, Hrefna Matin Gunnarsdottir, 29, was nervous about the responsibilities that come with being a first-time parent. Factor in the responsibilities that also come with being a graduate student and it's not difficult...
Wayne State to Open Biofuel Lab
DETROIT Wayne State University, in a partnership with a nonprofit, Michigan-based alternative fuel research organization, will open the National Biofuel Energy Lab by the end of this year, say university officials. Based in Detroit's TechTown research...
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