Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 16, September 20

A Historical Omission: Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and Colleagues Were Puzzled to Learn of a Major World War II Documentary to Air without the Voices of Latino Veterans. and Then the Campaign Began
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For nearly a decade, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez and a small army of students and volunteer colleagues around the country have been aggressively chasing and documenting a rapidly vanishing chapter of American history--the American...
Are Historically Black Colleges Worth It? Some Scholars Suggest That the "Unique Educational Services" Once Provided by HBCUS to Black Students Have Now Disappeared
Economists Drs. Roland Fryer of Harvard University and Michael Greenstone of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently undertook a dense statistical analysis, which concluded that attending historically Black colleges and universities may...
Diverse Calendar
OCTOBER [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Oct. 15 Tomas Rivera Policy Institute 4th Annual Education Conference "Practical Approaches to Transform Latino College Access into College Success" Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, Calif. Phone:...
Getting to Know Melody Rodriguez
When Melody Rodriquez came to the United States from Merida, Venezuela, at the age of 17, she didn't know she would work in higher education. Her passion for human rights advocacy and for creating meaningful change led her to pursue pre-law at South...
Keeping the DREAM Alive: A State Reciprocity Agreement Facilitates In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students in New Mexico and Colorado
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Congress killed the immigration bill earlier this summer, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act was one casualty as a component of that bill. But, as reported in Diverse in July, advocacy...
Lobbying for Inclusion
How history is recorded is usually dictated by who records it. Because like all writers, historians, whether writing a book or filming a documentary, approach it from their own point of view. Ask minorities in the United States and most will agree...
Promoting la Cultura Hispana: ASU's Hispanic Research Center Advances the Arts and Works to Produce Homegrown Talent in the STEM Fields
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] LAUNCHED IN 1985 AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, the Hispanic Research Center s efforts to promote Latino and Chicano art and issues have flourished in recent years. In 2004, the HRC hosted the Arizona International Latina/o...
Question regarding Student Drug Use Returns in FAFSA Debate: Opponents Say the Provision Disproportionately Affects Low-Income, Minority Students
Shortening the seven-page student financial aid form is on everyone's wish list for higher education. Despite this, before any students can reap benefits, federal leaders first may have to revisit an often thorny issue: whether to ask students about...
Study: Computerized System Breaks Down Language Barrier to Treat Depression in Spanish-Speaking Populations
Not everyone will admit to being depressed, and to make matters complicated, minority populations are less likely to seek mental health treatment. Furthermore, for the growing Latino population across the United States, there are limited resources...
Where Do Hispanics Stand?
Where do Hispanics Stand? Percentage Distribution of College Presidents, by Race and Institution Type: 2006 American College President: American College President Study: 2007 Edition Race/Ethnicity Doctorate Master's Baccalaureate White,...

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