Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, March 4

A New Eye on History
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center updates its mission with a focus on modern-day slavery.With great fanfare and high hopes, celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad ALi and Laura Bush helped break ground for the National Underground Railroad...
A New Eye on History: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Updates Its Mission with a Focus on Modern-Day Slavery
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] With great fanfare and high hopes, celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali and Laura Bush helped break ground for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati in mid-June 2002. Two years later,...
Black Male RISING
Ohio's bevy of education initiatives takes aim at helping African-American male students succeed.When Aaron Hatchett arrived at The Ohio State University as a freshman in the fall of 2006, he wasn't sure what the future held for him. The nation's largest...
Black Male Rising: Ohio's Bevy of Education Initiatives Takes Aim at Helping African-American Male Students Succeed
When Aaron Hatchett arrived at The Ohio State University as a freshman in the fall of 2006, he wasn't sure what the future held for him. The nation s largest campus was daunting. Hatchett had no idea how he was going to pay for his education or what...
Healing Words
With the Myaamia Project at Miami University, the Miami Tribe seeks to rediscover its language and culture.At first glance, Miami University in southwestern Ohio seems an unlikely spot for a major American Indian language and cultural preservation and...
Healing Words: With the Myaamia Project at Miami University, the Miami Tribe Seeks to Rediscover Its Language and Culture
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] At first glance, Miami University in southwestern Ohio seems an unlikely spot for a major American Indian language and cultural preservation and revitalization project. There are o reservations in the state, nor is there a...
Including the Needs of Poor, Rural Students in the Diversity Equation
In 2004, I returned to my alma mater as the first African-American president of Ohio University. Having spent time in Athens as an undergrad, I was familiar with the socioeconomic status of the region. Athens County is one of the poorest of the 29...
New City, New Challenges
The University of Cincinnati's new leader shares his thoughts on the state of higher education with Diverse.After eight years at the helm of the City College of New York, where Dr. Gregory Williams grew enrollment at the rninority-serving institution...
New City, New Challenges: The University of Cincinnati's New Leader Shares His Thoughts on the State of Higher Education with Diverse
After eight years at the helm of the City College of New York, where Dr. Gregory Williams grew enrollment at the minority-serving institution by 60 percent, instituted more rigorous admissions standards and launched the college's first capital campaign...
Obama Initiative May Cut Loan Burdens
Income-based student loan programs get a boost to benefit struggling borrowers during this economic downturn.With the typical four-year college graduate accumulating more than $20,000 in loans, the Obama administration is banking on a new initiative...
Obama Initiative May Cut Loan Burdens: Income-Based Student Loan Programs Get a Boost to Benefit Struggling Borrowers during This Economic Downturn
With the typical four-year college graduate accumulating ore than $20,000 in loans, the Obama administration is banking on a new initiative that is a reboot of an existing but little-known concept--interest-based loan repayment. While complex in...
Oberlin's Celebrated, but Difficult History
After nearly a decade of reviewing hundreds of sources, including slips of paper tallying Oberlin College s historic vote to admit students "irrespective of color," photographs of young Black students like Johnnetta (Betsch) Cole and luminaries like...
Ohio News Nuggets
Here's a snapshot of major happenings at some colleges and universities in Ohio. The Buckeye State has a rich tradition of progressive higher education institutions, many of which were among the first in the nation to offer degrees to women and people...
Reform under Review
Academy veterans fear performance-based funding policy in Ohio's 10-year higher education plan neglects some institutions' individual missions.When higher education professionals talk of states that put support for higher education high on the list of...
Reform under Review: Academy Veterans Fear Performance-Based Funding Policy in Ohio's 10-Year Higher Education Plan Neglects Some Institutions' Individual Missions
When higher education professionals talk of states that put support for higher education high on the list of priorities, only lately has Ohio been able to include itself among the ranks of new movers and shakers. The Buckeye State, which boasts...
The Ohio Connection
The Buckeye State has produced some of the country's most influential leaders in education, politics and sports. In this nonexhaustive list, we profile eight high-profile individuals who come from different backgrounds but are connected thanks to the...
Transforming a University - and a City
In the mid-1980s, when Dr. Luis Proenza was developing his academic leadership skills as an American Council on Education fellow, a colleague who backed his nomination for the fellowship suggested Proenza, who was working in the Office of the President...
Transforming a University-And a City
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the mid-1980s, when Dr. Luis Proenza was developing his academic leadership skills as an American Council on Education fellow, a colleague who backed his nomination for the fellowship suggested Proenza, who was working...
Woman's Intuition
Three women college leaders discuss how their respective Ohio colleges are faring in the economy, leadership and what tops their presidential agendas these days.Patricia L Hardaway, president, Wilberforce University, WilberforcePatricia L. Hardaway was...
Woman's Intuition: Three Women College Leaders Discuss How Their Respective Ohio Colleges Are Faring in the Economy, Leadership and What Tops Their Presidential Agendas These Days
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Patricia L. Hardaway, president, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce Patricia L. Hardaway was appointed president of Wilberforce University in April 2008. An attorney and graduate of the historically Black university, Hardaway...
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