Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 25, January 22

A 22-Year Transformation
Dr. Modesto Maidique reflects on the evolution he has shepherded Florida International University through as he prepares to leave his post as president after 22 years.When Dr. Modesto "Mitch" Maidique was tapped to be president of Florida International...
A 22-Year Transformation: Dr. Modesto Maidique Reflects on the Evolution He Has Shepherded Florida International University through as He Prepares to Leave His Post as President after 22 Years
When Dr. Modesto "Mitch" Maidique was tapped to be president of Florida International University in 1986, the public commuter school in Miami-Dade County wasn't much of a head-turner. It had 15,000 students and offered eight doctoral degree programs....
Battle of the Wills
In Georgia, the budget crunch has prompted one state senator to propose closing some public colleges, but not the ones you think.Seth Harp speaks with a distinctive Georgia drawl that authenticates his Deep South roots, but also hints at a former life...
Battle of Wills: In Georgia, the Budget Crunch Has Prompted One State Senator to Propose Closing Some Public Colleges, but Not the Ones You Think
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Seth Harp speaks with a distinctive Georgia drawl that authenticates his Deep South roots, but also hints at a former life as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. Despite such bona tides, Harp is a far cry from...
From First-Generation College Student to First Lady
As we celebrate the success of a first lady who matriculated through urban public schools, we must recommit ourselves to ensure the system works for more young people.As the nation faces a historic moment of change with the election of Barack Obama,...
From First-Generation College Student to First Lady: As We Celebrate the Success of a First Lady Who Matriculated through Urban Public Schools, We Must Recommit Ourselves to Ensure the System Works for More Young People
As the nation faces a historic moment of change with the election of Barack Obama, we are also celebrating another American success story in the ascent of Michelle Obama from first-generation college student to first lady of this great nation. Many...
Grants & Gifts
The UNIVERSITY OF DENVER'S Morgridge College of Education has received a $30 MILLION gift from James (Jim) Cox Kennedy to establish the James C. Kennedy Institute for Educational Success. The funds will endow three faculty chairs and program/research...
Jefferson, Not Hemings, Inspiration for Top Book Award
It would be easy to assume that a desire to document an enslaved woman's rightful place in history started Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed down the path that led to her recent triumph as the winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction. But it is a fascination...
Job Training Issues to Get Greater Visibility
Community colleges seek funding and policy changes to job training law to better meet evolving needs of the American work force.As the first Hispanic woman nominated as U.S. secretary of labor, U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis, D-Calif., faces a series of challenging...
Job Training Issues to Get Greater Visibility: Community Colleges Seek Funding and Policy Changes to Job Training Law to Better Meet Evolving Needs of the American Work Force
As the first Hispanic woman nominated as U.S. secretary of labor, U.S. Rep. Hilda Solis, D-Calif., faces a series of challenging work force issues, including the role of postsecondary education in preparing Americans--counting the recently unemployed--for...
Much Work to Be Done
AS the country this month celebrates the commencement of the Obama era and annual observance of Martin Luther King's birthday and legacy, many events conspire to remind us much remains to be done. Nowhere are such reminders more pressing and consequential...
The New Era of Diversity
Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education, weighs in on the prospects for diversity in the Obama years.Early next month, Molly Corbett Broad for the first time in her tenure as the American Council on Education's president will...
The New Era of Diversity: Molly Corbett Broad, President of the American Council on Education, Weighs in on the Prospects for Diversity in the Obama Years
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Early next month, Molly Corbett Broad for the first time in her tenure as the American Council on Education's president will preside over the organization's annual national meeting in Washington, D.C. ACE is the largest nonprofit...
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