Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 14, August 20

Assignment Getting Tougher for Trustees: Too Many College Board Trustees Lack Oversight Skills and Fundraising Capacity That Are Essential to the Survival of Their Schools
When Miami attorney Larry R. Handfield joined the board of trustees of Bethune-Cookman University, the oversight drill for trustees of the small, historically Black liberal arts institution in Florida was routine as it was for most schools around the...
Assignments Getting Tougher for Trustees
Too many college board trustees lack oversight skills and fundraising capacity that are essential to the survival of their schools.When Miami attorney Larry R. Handfield joined the board of trustees of Bethune-Cookman University, the oversight drill...
Building the Bridge to the Obama Administration
New White House Initiative leader Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. seeks to forge relationships between HBCUs and Obama.Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. looks back at his days as a Morehouse College student as a time when faculty, staff and administrators formed...
Building the Bridge to the Obama Administration: New White House Initiative Leader Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. Seeks to Forge Relationships between HBCUs and Obama
Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. looks back at his days as a Morehouse College student as a time when faculty, staff and administrators formed a campus community that was nurturing and family-oriented--a distinguishing characteristic of many historically...
Changing Course
University of the District of Columbia's president has proposed some radical changes that some worry will send UDC in the wrong direction.The University of the District of Columbia's problems are so deep and longstanding that some people thought it would...
Changing Course: University of the District of Columbia's President Has Proposed Some Radical Changes That Some Worry Will Send UDC in the Wrong Direction
The University of the District of Columbia's problems are so deep and longstanding that some people thought it would take a rocket scientist to figure them out. So a year ago, its board of trustees appointed as president Dr. Allen Sessoms, the former...
Getting to Know Lisa Menzies
No one has to teach Lisa A. Menzies about the significance of the nation's 103 historically Black colleges and universities, and there is no need to remind her that these institutions produce some of the brightest students in the nation. As a former...
HBCU News Nuggets
With more than 100 historically Black colleges and universities in the country, we could not cover them all. Here's a glimpse at initiatives some of them are pursuing.Florida A&M University: Later this month, FAMU will become the only institution...
HBCU News Nuggets: With More Than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Country, We Could Not Cover Them All. Here's a Glimpse at Initiatives Some of Them Are Pursuing
Florida A&M University: Later this month, FAMU will become the only institution in the nation with a program dedicated to regulatory education and training in the study of veterinary technology, according to university officials. The Tallahassee-based...
HBCU Power Brokers on Capitol Hill
Meet some of the movers and shakers who make things happen in Washington, D.C.With federal economic stimulus money and a new president committed to higher education, it should be a banner time for those who advocate for historically Black colleges in...
HBCU Power Brokers on Capitol Hill: Meet Some of the Movers and Shakers Who Make Things Happen in Washington, D.C
With federal economic stimulus money and a new president committed to higher education, it should be a banner time for those who advocate for historically Black colleges in Washington, D.C. But as the Obama administration makes new appointments...
Native Sons
Veteran educators return to lead their embattled alma mater, Central State University.In the 1960s, in the midst of Vietnam War protests and the emergence of the Black power movement, students John Garland and James Renick worked as campus advocates...
Native Sons: Veteran Educators Return to Lead Their Embattled Alma Mater, Central State University
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the 1960s, in the midst of Vietnam War protests and the emergence of the Black power movement, students John Garland and James Renick worked as campus advocates to change the environment and curricula at Central State University....
Pride and Peril: Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Diverse identifies five threats facing HBCUs and five opportunities that could define their futures.Once a beacon of hope for thousands of Black students denied access to higher education by predominantly White institutions, historically Black colleges...
Pride and Peril: Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Diverse Identifies Five Threats Facing HBCUs and Five Opportunities That Could Define Their Futures
Once a beacon of hope for thousands of Black students denied access to higher education by predominantly White institutions, historically Black colleges and universities have educated generations of Black scientists, doctors, lawyers, educators and...
Strange Bedfellows and HBCUs: The Politics Behind the Black College Act
An insider captures the behind-the-scene events that led up to the passing of the Historically Black College and University Act.Michael A. Tongour was a legislative assistant in the office of Sen. Stram Thurmond (R-S.C.). Tongour was a hard worker, who...
Strange Bedfellows and HBCUs: The Politics Behind the Black College Act: An Insider Captures the Behind-the-Scene Events That Led Up to the Passing of the Historically Black College and University Act
Michael A. Tongour was a legislative assistant in the office of Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.). Tongour was a hard worker, who like me, was new to the U.S. Senate--and seemed unaware of his boss' checkered history in the African-American community. That...
Thinking outside of the Fundraising Box
From black-tie events to direct deposit donations from alumni, private HBCUs are finding success in creative fundraising.After Dr. Larry Earvin became Huston-Tillotson University president, he crafted an annual black-tie gala to raise scholarship funds....
Thinking outside of the Fundraising Box: From Black-Tie Events to Direct Deposit Donations from Alumni, Private HBCUs Are Finding Success in Creative Fundraising
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] After Dr. Larry Earvin became Huston-Tillotson University president, he crafted an annual black-tie gala to raise scholarship funds. Despite the country's economic doldrums, Earvin's event this year netted proceeds pushing...
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