Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 6, April 28

Academy Steps Up Recruitment with Looming Nationwide Teacher Shortage
With a third of the country's more than 3.4 million teachers expected to retire by 2013, many states may face a dwindling pool of qualified teachers in the near future. To address this potential shortage, many education programs are stepping up their...
Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards 2011
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment...
DREAM Act, Part II
States instituting laws antagonizing undocumented immigrants have surged, while the number of states that allow undocumented students to get in-state tuition have plateaued,Education may be a ticket to upward socioeconomic mobility for most college graduates,...
DREAM Act, Part II: States Instituting Laws Antagonizing Undocumented Immigrants Have Surged, While the Number of States That Allow Undocumented Students to Get In-State Tuition Have Plateaued
Education may be a ticket to upward socioeconomic mobility for most college graduates, but Daniela Alulema's bachelor's degree in accounting hasn't gotten her far. She says her status as an undocumented immigrant has forced her to put her career plans...
Engineering Universal Access
Bowie State duo approach disability services from technological and social angle.Michael Hughes has a doctorate in education, but he spends a lot of his time thinking like an architect or engineer. "Universal design usually means creating buildings that...
Engineering Universal Access: Bowie State Duo Approach Disability Services from Technological and Social Angle
Michael Hughes has a doctorate in education, but he spends a lot of his time thinking like an architect or engineer. "Universal design usually means creating buildings that are physically accessible to everyone, with hallways wide enough for wheelchairs,"...
Even Playing Field?
WINNING ATHLETIC PROGRAM CAN BRING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND INSTANT NOTORIETY TO A SCHOOL. BUT SOME SAY COLLEGE ATHLETES ARE GETTING PLAYED IN THE PROCESS.An athletic scholarship at Wake Forest University includes books, tuition and thousands of dollars...
Even Playing Field? Winning Athletic Program Can Bring Millions of Dollars and Instant Notoriety to a School. but Some Say College Athletes Are Getting Played in the Process
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] An athletic scholarship at Wake Forest University includes books, tuition and thousands of dollars per semester to rent an apartment, pay utilities and purchase food and other personal items. Gary Clark, a senior who will...
Federal K-12 Education Programs Face Obstacles to Renewal
While both Republicans and Democrats call it an issue where they may find common ground in 2011, Congress is facing tough choices on the future of the nation's main K-12 education law--including how to respond to calls from Congressional Black Caucus...
Female Finalists
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dymond Simon led the Arizona State Sun Devils' women's basketball team in scoring (14.5 per game) and assists (2.7 per game) this past season. She was a Pac-10 All-Tournament selection in 2008 and a second-teamer in 2009....
Follow the Money and Channel More of It to African-Americans
Bringing the Rooney Rule to the collegiate level would help increase diversity among head football coaches, athletic directors and conference commissioners.There is no question that Blacks have made tremendous progress on the field and on the sidelines....
Follow the Money and Channel More of It to African-Americans: Bringing the Rooney Rule to the Collegiate Level Would Help Increase Diversity among Head Football Coaches, Athletic Directors and Conference Commissioners
There is no question that Blacks have made tremendous progress on the field and on the sidelines. But Blacks and other people of color are still not major participants in the money side of college sports. Players, of course, do not get paid, but those...
Male Finalists
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Kofi Sarkodie guided the University of Akron Zips' soccer team to the 2010 NCAA national championship, scoring eight goals, including five game-winners, during the season. He was named the Soccer America Player of the Year...
Men's Team
Baseball Name Class School Michael Green SO University of North Carolina-Charlotte Jose Velazquez SR Florida International University Jasvir Rakkar ...
Ms. All-Around
Shanice Howard has been near perfect in the classroom, in the gym and in the community.TOP FEMALE STUDENTATHLETESHANICE HOWARDArthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the YearSchool: San Jose State UniversityYear. SeniorMajor: KinesiologyCumulative GPA: 3.99Fall...
Ms. All-Around: Shanice Howard Has Been near Perfect in the Classroom, in the Gym and in the Community
TOP FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETE SHANICE HOWARD Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year School: San Jose State University Year: Senior Major: Kinesiology Cumulative GPA: 3.99 Fall 2010 GPA: 4.0 Sport: Gymnastics [ILLUSTRATION...
The Name Game
The decision to abandon an offensive American Indian mascot is often mired in controversy and emotion. But is it worth the cost?For eight decades, students at Southeast Missouri State University, a mid-sized college located on the banks of the Mississippi...
The Name Game: The Decision to Abandon an Offensive American Indian Mascot Is Often Mired in Controversy and Emotion. but Is It Worth the Cost?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For eight decades, students at Southeast Missouri State University, a mid-sized college located on the banks of the Mississippi River in rural, conservative Cape Girardeau, had proudly rooted for its sports teams, the Indians....
Three Questions For
Dr. Kenneth D. Lewis, dean of the College of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology at South Carolina State University and the first African-American recipient of the Arthur Holly Compton Award, which recognizes contributions to education...
Three-Way Threat
Bowl-winning quarterback. Professional baseball player. Academic all-star. All paths are open for NC State's Russell Wilson.TOP MALE STUDENTATHLETERUSSELL WILSONArthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the YearSchool: North Carolina State UniversityYean GradMajor...
Three-Way Threat: Bowl-Winning Quarterback. Professional Baseball Player. Academic All-Star. All Paths Are Open for NC State's Russell Wilson
TOP MALE STUDENT-ATHLETE RUSSELL WILSON Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year School: North Carolina State University Year: Grad Major: Business Cumulative GPA: 4.0 Sport: Football [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] After most...
Women's Team
WOMEN'S TEAM Basketball Name Class School Yvonne Anderson JR University of Texas Sunikia Bullen SR South Carolina State University Felicia Chester SR DePaul University Ashleigh...
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