Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 22, December 10

A Neglected National Treasure
Cheyney University appoints advisory panel to revitalize academics and operations at the struggling institution.When Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital became president of one of the nation's oldest historically Black universities (HBCU) in 2007, she knew...
A Neglected National Treasure: Cheyney University Appoints Advisory Panel to Revitalize Academics and Operations at the Struggling Institution
When Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital became president of one of the nation s oldest historically Black universities HBCU) in 2007, she knew she inherited a national treasure that has produced some extraordinary leaders." Howard-Vital also knew Cheyney...
Fattah Not Resting on GEAR UP's Laurels
After nearly 15 years on Capitol Hill, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., still has lofty goals for U.S. education policy in the years ahead. A driving force behind the decade-old GEAR UP program that helps middle and high school students prepare for college,...
Growing by Leaps without Bounds
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi is familiar to millions of viewers on the popular PBS "History Detectives" program, a television series in its eighth season devoted to "exploring the complexities of historical mysteries, searching out the facts, myths and conundrums...
Increasing the Educational Attainment and Performance of Black Males
For the majority of my professional career, the educational attainment and performance of Black students have been primary themes in my research. But over the last three decades, more of my attention has been devoted to improving the educational status...
Keystone State of Confusion
Students and parents may require a road map to navigate Pennsylvania's diverse and often complex higher education landscape.When high school seniors begin searching for the best school to fit their higher education goals, they may need a road map, tour...
Keystone State of Confusion: Students and Parents May Require a Road Map to Navigate Pennsylvania's Diverse and Often Complex Higher Education Landscape
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When high school seniors begin searching for the best school to fit their higher education goals, they may need a road map, tour guide and interpreter to help them sort through Pennsylvania's higher education universe. For...
New State of Leadership
Minorities break color barriers in top administrative positions at Pennsylvania institutions.Pennsylvania, the state with the sixth-largest population in the country with more than 12 million people, reportedly has more than 450 public and private colleges,...
New State of Leadership: Minorities Break Color Barriers in Top Administrative Positions at Pennsylvania Institutions
Pennsylvania, the state with the sixth-largest population in the country with more than 12 million people, reportedly has more than 450 public and private colleges, universities and career and technical training schools. Diverse caught Up with some...
No Laughing Matter
Comedian Bill Cosby spreads his message for Black families through town hall meetings, social networking Web sites and hip-hop.Dr. Bill Cosby has long used his comedie genius to shed light on American culture. When he launched "The Cosby Show" 25 years...
No Laughing Matter: Comedian Bill Cosby Spreads His Message for Black Families through Town Hall Meetings, Social Networking Web Sites and Hip-Hop
Dr. Bill Cosby has long used his comedic genius to shed light on American culture. When he launched "The Cosby Show" 25 years ago, he single-handedly changed the way African-Americans were portrayed on television. But today, the 72-year-old Philadelphia...
Pennsylvania News Nuggets
Colleges and universities in the state are reaching out to minorities and women, bringing them into science, technology, engineering and math programs. Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon and six other universities have joined forces with...
Soul Survivor
A target in the 1 990s culture wars, Temple's venerable African American studies department enters its third decade beset by a lingering faculty rift.Since completing his Ph.D. in African American studies at Temple University in 1998 and joining die...
Soul Survivor: A Target in the 1990s Culture Wars, Temple's Venerable African American Studies Department Enters Its Third Decade Beset by a Lingering Faculty Rift
Since completing his Ph.D. in African American studies at Temple University in 1998 and joining the Howard University Afro-American studies department in 2001, Dr. Greg Carr has helped steer about a dozen Howard students to Temple's graduate program...
The Bridge to Somewhere
PAACH programs connect Asian-American studies to student life at the University of Pennsylvania.University of Pennsylvania student Joanna Wu recalls this invitation shortly before her freshman year: Would she like an Asian-American upperclassman mentor?"The...
The Bridge to Somewhere: PAACH Programs Connect Asian-American Studies to Student Life at the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania student Joanna Wu recalls this invitation shortly before her freshman year: Would she like an Asian-American upperclassman mentor? "The overachiever in me was trying to get ahead academically," Wu says with a laugh. ...
The Trade-Off
Lincoln University gave up control' of a prized art collection, gaining a chance to remake the campus.When Lincoln University opened its state-of-the art $23 million International Cultural Center in November, the small liberal arts college reached another...
The Trade-Off: Lincoln University Gave Up 'Control' of a Prized Art Collection, Gaining a Chance to Remake the Campus
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Lincoln University opened it art $23 million International Cultural Center in November, the small liberal arts college reached another milestone in its sweeping modernization program aimed at boosting its appeal to students...
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