Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 10, June 26

A Quick Rebound? Not So Fast
In the post-Hurricane Katrina era, the future remains uncertain for New Orleans college athletics.Eddie Francis bursts out laughing when he recounts his unexpected coaching debut for Southern University at New Orleans this past semester.The men's track...
A Quick Rebound? Not So Fast: In the Post-Hurricane Katrina Era, the Future Remains Uncertain for New Orleans College Athletics
Eddie Francis bursts out laughing when he recounts his unexpected coaching debut for Southern University at New Orleans this past semester. The men's track team was planning to travel to Tennessee for a national indoor championship meet, but their...
Bringing Diversity to the World of Classical Music
The Sphinx Organization provides opportunities for young musicians of color to showcase their talents.As a young Black violinist growing up on the East Coast, it did not escape Aaron Dworkin that no performers and very few audience members at classical...
Bringing Diversity to the World of Classical Music: The Sphinx Organization Provides Opportunities for Young Musicians of Color to Showcase Their Talents
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As a young Black violinist growing up on the East Coast, it did not escape Aaron Dworkin that no performers and very few audience members at classical music concerts looked like him. So as a 25-year-old graduate student in...
Diverse Calendar
JULYJuly 6-9National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators2008 NASFAA ConferenceWalt Disney World Swan and Dolphin ResortOrlando, Fla.Web: www.nasfaa.orgJuly 7-12League of UnitedLatin American Citizens79th Annual National Convention &...
Getting to Know Sharon Washington
From faculty member at Kent State University and Springfield College to visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and administrator at Spelman and Bennett colleges, Dr. Sharon Washington has now arrived at the University of California,...
Grants & Gifts
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSRELD, has received a $250,000 gift from State Farm Insurance for an advanced computer lab. The lab will be located in the university's new science building.FRESNO STATE UNIVERSITY (Calif.) has received $1.75 MILUON...
It's about Access
I communitycollegeforumU.S. colleges must reach out to minority students to maintain this nation's educated work force and to compete globally.To a large degree, the decisions we make in the next few years about higher education will determine whether...
It's about Access: U.S. Colleges Must Reach out to Minority Students to Maintain This Nation's Educated Work Force and to Compete Globally
To a large degree, the decisions we make in the next few years about higher education will determine whether we will maintain global economic leadership or be overtaken by countries with a better-educated populace and a better-trained work force. National...
Music to Our Ears
"Minority" and "orchestra musicians" are not words you see often in the same sentence, much less spoken, but the Sphinx Organization is becoming a major player in changing the face of classical music. The brainchild of former University of Michigan...
On the Move
Dr. Jack Scott, a Democratic California state senator, has been named chancellor of the California Community College System. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Senate Education Committee and will assume his new post in January 2009. Scott holds...
Policymakers Rally Behind Post-Sept. 11 GI Bill
Despite a veto threat from the White House, congressional leaders are seeking to expand educational benefits for military veterans.The ongoing war in Iraq - now more than five years old - is prompting many lawmakers to consider a major expansion of the...
Policymakers Rally Behind Post-Sept. 11 GI Bill: Despite a Veto Threat from the White House, Congressional Leaders Are Seeking to Expand Educational Benefits for Military Veterans
The ongoing war in Iraq--now more than five years old--is prompting many lawmakers to consider a major expansion of the veterans' GI Bill to levels that would cover full tuition at the most costly public colleges and universities. The Post-9/11...
Presidential Memoirs
A conversation with outgoing Johnson C. Smith University President Dorothy C. YancyThough Dr. Dorothy C. Yancy says she had "no intention" of assuming the presidency of Johnson C. Smith University when tapped to lead her alma mater on an interim basis...
Presidential Memoirs: A Conversation with Outgoing Johnson C. Smith University President Dorothy C. Yancy
Though Dr. Dorothy C. Yancy says she had "no intention" of assuming the presidency of Johnson C. Smith University when tapped to lead her alma mater on an interim basis in 1994, rave reviews of her passion to propel JCSU to new heights led the search...
Promoting International Interest
A commitment to preparation combined with a long-serving adviser propelled one HBCU to become the all-time leader in producing Black Fulbright students.Which historically Black college or university has produced the most students to receive a prestigious...
Promoting International Interest: A Commitment to Preparation Combined with a Long-Serving Adviser Propelled One HBCU to Become the All-Time Leader in Producing Black Fulbright Students
Which historically Black college or university has produced the most students to receive a prestigious Fulbright award? Howard? Hampton? Morehouse? Spelman? Guess again. The all-time leader in Fulbright Student awards is not an elite private...
Seeking Professional Opportunities outside Your Comfort Zone
One higher education professional says it's not easy working at an institution that's not diverse, but that there can be benefits."As an African-American female, I know the value of an education." That statement, which I often used in cover letters,...
Seeking Professional Opportunities outside Your Comfort Zone: One Higher Education Professional Says It's Not Easy Working at an Institution That's Not Diverse, but That There Can Be Benefits
But as I read articles from and about colleges and universities looking to diversify not only their student bodies, but also their faculty and staff, this did not seem to be the reality on the ground. Initially, when I would show up for interviews,...
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