Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 4, April 5

A Driving Force in NASCAR®
Bill Lester, who gave up his career in corporate America to follow his passion, hopes his participation will attract a wider and more diverse fan base to auto racing.Minority participation and interest in sports is legendary - depending on what sport...
A Driving Force in NASCAR[R]: Bill Lester, Who Gave Up His Career in Corporate America to Follow His Passion, Hopes His Participation Will Attract a Wider and More Diverse Fan Base to Auto Racing
Minority participation and interest in sports is legendary--depending on what sport you are talking about. Blacks have long been a major factor in the popularity of basketball and football. Tiger Woods' success has contributed to an explosion of interest...
Critics Blast Cherokee Nation for Ousting Freedmen from Tribal Rolls
Congressional Black Caucus asks U.S. Dept. of the Interior to investigate "validity."In a highly controversial move, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma recently voted to remove 2,700 Blacks known as Freedmen from their tribal rolls, sparking an immediate...
Critics Blast Cherokee Nation for Ousting Freedmen from Tribal Rolls: Congressional Black Caucus Asks U.S. Dept. of the Interior to Investigate "Validity."
In a highly controversial move, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma recently voted to remove 2,700 Blacks known as Freedmen from their tribal rolls, sparking an immediate outcry and possibly setting the stage for a showdown with the federal government....
Dishing out the Assist
Running a high-quality Web site is a tall order for any college athletic department That's why specialized Web-hosting companies have stepped up to lend a hand.Until this past January, Kristene Kelly managed Johnson C. Smith University's athletic department...
Dishing out the Assist: Running a High-Quality Web Site Is a Tall Order for Any College Athletic Department. That's Why Specialized Web-Hosting Companies Have Stepped Up to Lend a Hand
Until this past January, Kristene Kelly managed Johnson C. Smith University's athletic department Web site the old-fashioned way--relying largely on the assistance of the school's information technology office. She says keeping the site up-to-date...
Diverse Calendar
APRILApril 15-17Louisiana State University Centers for Excellence in Learning and TeachingTeaching in Higher Education Forum"Crossing Boundaries: Making Knowledge About Teaching and Learning Visible"Holiday Inn Select and ConferenceCenterBaton Rouge,...
Diverse Letters
SPARRING CONTINUES OVER CUNY BLACK MALE INITIATIVEI have never met the young African-American man who writer Christina Asquith claims (see "Dreams Deferred?" Feb. 22) we are trying to put out of a job as a counselor at Medgar Evers College's Male Development...
FAMU among Florida Colleges Targeted by Report for Massive Changes
State commission considers having the HBCU drop its graduate programs.Florida is mulling a proposal that would convert one of the country's premier Black universities into an institution that only grants four-year degrees.This suggested switch in Florida...
FAMU among Florida Colleges Targeted by Report for Massive Changes: State Commission Considers Having the HBCU Drop Its Graduate Programs
Florida is mulling a proposal that would convert one of the country's premier Black universities into an institution that only grants four-year degrees. This suggested switch in Florida A&M University's status was made with an eye toward helping...
Farewell to the Chief
AMERICAN INDIAN GROUPS AND OTHERS HAVE LARGELY WON THEIR BATTLE OVER THE USE OF NATIVE IMAGES BY COLLEGE SPORTS TEAMS, BUT THE ECONOMIC BACKSTORY IS SELDOM REPORTED.The battle over the use of American Indian names and mascots among college and professional...
Farewell to the Chief: American Indian Groups and Others Have Largely Won Their Battle over the Use of Native Images by College Sports Teams, but the Economic Backstory Is Seldom Reported
The battle over the use of American Indian names and mascots among college and professional athletic teams has a seldom-told economic backstory. It's more than simple alumni sentimentality. Money, influence and power often play a significant role in...
First Woman Selected for Top Computer Science Award
NEW YORK The Association for Computing Machinery has named Frances E. Allen the winner of the 2006 A.M. Turing Award for her work in computer science. Allen's research has helped improve computer capacity for problem-solving and has enhanced the...
First Woman Selected for Top Computer Science Award
NEW YORKThe Association for Computing Machinery has named Frances E. Alien the winner of the 2006 A.M.Turing Award for her work in computer science. Alien's research has helped improve computer capacity for problemsolving and has enhanced the use of...
Getting to Know: Dr. Harry K. Wong
Managing the Effective Classroom 101Teachers call him the "rock star of education," and judging by the crowds who flock to see him speak - then rush the stage for photos - one might expect long hair, leather pants and a guitar. Instead, Dr. Harry Wong...
Getting to Know: Dr. Harry K. Wong: Managing the Effective Classroom 101
Teachers call him the "rock star of education," and judging by the crowds who flock to see him speak--then rush the stage for photos--one might expect long hair, leather pants and a guitar. Instead, Dr. Harry Wong is all about Powerpoint presentations...
Grad Student Works to Add Color to Military History
Black World War Il veterans have largely been left out of historical accounts, but one historian is attempting to change that.SACRAMENTO Calif.A few years ago, historian Lisa Daniels discovered a fascinating morsel of buried history in her own family.Daniels...
Grad Student Works to Add Color to Military History: Black World War II Veterans Have Largely Been Left out of Historical Accounts, but One Historian Is Attempting to Change That
SACRAMENTO, Calif. A few years ago, historian Lisa Daniels discovered a fascinating morsel of buried history in her own family. Daniels learned that her grandmother, Rita Hernandez, was a civilian riveter and blueprint reader during World War...
Grants & Gifts
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded $4.5 MILLION in grants to 15 community service projects, including programs at DUKE UNIVERSITY, the NEW YORK UNIVERSITY School of Medicine and the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL. Each grant...
Hinojosa Keeping the Focus on Access
New chair of House higher education subcommittee says the business community needs to partner with colleges.In rural south Texas, where unemployment and job opportunity are major issues, U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Texas, has seen first hand the importance...
Hinojosa Keeping the Focus on Access: New Chair of House Higher Education Subcommittee Says the Business Community Needs to Partner with Colleges
In rural south Texas, where unemployment and job opportunity are major issues, U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, has seen first hand the importance of a college education. As the new chair of the House of Representatives' subcommittee on higher education,...
In a League of Her Own
DeCarol Davis is leading the way in academics and athletics, shining in each arena.It seems paradoxical, but by being the ultimate team player, DeCarol Davis, a junior at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is leading the way in academics, basketball, student...
In a League of Her Own: DeCarol Davis Is Leading the Way in Academics and Athletics, Shining in Each Arena
It seems paradoxical, but by being the ultimate team player, DeCarol Davis, a junior at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is leading the way in academics, basketball, student government--and even in transforming the Academy itself. On the court and...
Jersey Nursing School Sold, Then Saved
Students from defunct Harrison Career Institute campus didn't know if they would be able to continue their education.Dozens of students who attend the Deptford, N.J., campus of the Harrison Career Institute are getting a second chance to continue their...
Jersey Nursing School Sold, Then Saved: Students from Defunct Harrison Career Institute Campus Didn't Know If They Would Be Able to Continue Their Education
Dozens of students who attend the Deptford, N.J., campus of the Harrison Career Institute are getting a second chance to continue their nursing education. The South Jersey campus stopped participating in a federal student aid program this year,...
Men's Teams
men's teams Baseball Fall '06 Cum. Name Class GPA GPA Major Anninos, Christopher SR 3.42 3.23 Biology Fernandez, Luis JR 3.17 3.37 Business Garza,...
Microsoft Awards $5 Million Digital Divide Software Grant to National Urban League
REDMOND, Wash. National Urban League officials say the $5 million software grant announced by the Microsoft Corp. will focus largely on education and tutoring assistance administered nationally by 102 local affiliates of the nation's oldest and...
Microsoft Awards $5 Million Digital Divide Software Grant to National Urban League
REDMOND, Wash.National Urban League officials say the $5 million software grant announced by the Microsoft Corp. will focus largely on education and tutoring assistance administered nationally by 102 local affiliates of the nation's oldest and largest...
NCAA and Gay Rights Group Take on Homophobia in College Sports
The National Center for Lesbian Rights recently announced a settlement in the discrimination lawsuit fried by Jennifer Harris, a former Pennsylvania State University women's basketball player who sued the school over alleged mistreatment by former...
Online Degrees Increasingly Gaining Acceptance among Employers
Skills, experience and reputation of school are more important factors.Acing the interview and landing a job after college is becoming an increasingly common scenario for those who earn their degrees online.Such degrees are gaining more acceptance among...
Online Degrees Increasingly Gaining Acceptance among Employers: Skills, Experience and Reputation of School Are More Important Factors
Acing the interview and landing a job after college is becoming an increasingly common scenario for those who earn their degrees online. Such degrees are gaining more acceptance among employers, according to a survey from Eduventures' Continuing and...
On the Move
ANITA GLINIECKI has been named president of Housatonic Community College (Conn.). She had been serving in an interim role. Gliniecki earned a bachelor's from Wayne State University and a master's from the University of Michigan.DR. VIVIAN BARNETTE has...
'On the Rez'
The American Indian College Fund's campaign brings donors to tribal colleges for first-person peek at what their money can do.The American history Janet Robinson learned growing up in Schenectady, N.Y., in the 1950s presented "a pretty one-sided Anglo...
'On the Rez': The American Indian College Fund's Campaign Brings Donors to Tribal Colleges for First-Person Peek at What Their Money Can Do
The American history Janet Robinson learned growing up in Schenectady, N.Y., in the 1950s presented "a pretty one-sided Anglo perspective" in which American Indians were generally the "bad guys" and English settlers were the "good guys." Until recently,...
Shattering Stereotypes
Track and field standout Isaac Matthews says he has worked hard to overcome the myth that he can't both be a dominant athlete and at the top of his class.Any highlight reel documenting the accomplishments of Isaac Matthews both inside the classroom and...
Shattering Sterotypes: Track and Field Standout Isaac Matthews Says He Has Worked Hard to Overcome the Myth That He Can't Both Be a Dominant Athlete and at the Top of His Class
Any highlight reel documenting the accomplishments of Isaac Matthews both inside the classroom and on the track would make for a true crowd-pleaser. Though holding down a 3.88 GPA as a mechanical engineering major would be a full-time endeavor for...
Standing out as Student-Athletes
College sports are huge! And at no time throughout the year is that as evident as during March Madness. There are articles written and statistics generated about the impact the NCAA men's basketball tournament has on worker productivity. One article...
Success of HBCUs Means Looking Forward, Not Backwards
AS A SCHOLAR AND OBSERVER OF HIGHER EDUCATION, I AM SOMETIMES CONCERNED ABOUT THE future of historically Black colleges and universities. Policy discussions about HBCUs are overwhelmingly based on rather romantic notions of what they were in the past....
The Other Club Scene
From aikido to yoga, club sports offer students lessons in not only sportsmanship but diversity as well.Jordan Amanda Holden arrived at Syracuse University hoping to find her own niche on campus. The freshman international relations major never dreamed...
The Other Club Scene: From Aikido to Yoga, Club Sports Offer Students Lessons in Not Only Sportsmanship but Diversity as Well
Jordan Amanda Holden arrived at Syracuse University hoping to find her own niche on campus. The freshman international relations major never dreamed she would join a group that performed a South Asian dance called the Bhangra. Yet, at a fair showcasing...
Women's Teams
women's teams Fall '06 Cum. Name Class GPA GPA Major FIRST TEAM Andrew, Hazel SR 3.83 3.78 Banking and Finance Banks, Brea SO 4.00 3.82...

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