Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, March 29

A New Reality: Some Law School Grads Struggle to Adjust to Job Landscape Changes after the Recent Economic Downturn
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The career scenario painted for Ahman Airitam and his law school classmates could not have been rosier entering Southern Methodist University in 2007. "When we came in, SMU Law pretty much pitched nothing but big law, big...
Excelsior College Makes $10,000 Guarantee
Excelsior College is ensuring students can earn a bachelor's degree for up to $10,000. The Albany, N.Y., online school launched the ambitious program Jan. 23 to help "nontraditional students" obtain a degree. "We are where the action is today,"...
In-House Counsel: Challenges and Rewards
In 2000, after almost 10 years in private practice, I began serving as in-house counsel at a major university with a current student population of more than 13,000. I was initially charged with the responsibility of establishing an office of legal...
Learning Law Basics from Classic Films
In the 1957 film "12 Angry Men," almost all of the action takes place in a sparsely furnished room with a simple wooden conference table in the center, a dozen chairs, some windows, lights and a fan. An all-male, all-White jury enters to begin deliberations...
NC Central Implements Sweeping Cost-Cutting Plan
With a dual major in political science and public administration at North Carolina Central University, student body president Reggie McCrimmon credits his classes with teaching him about the realities of public finance. But one of the most valuable...
New CRDC Data Highlight Wide Achievement Gaps
Although the second installment of federal survey of public schools reveals some troubling disparities that minority students face in discipline and lack of access to rigorous courses and experienced teachers, it's not enough to prove that civil rights...
Passionate Advocate: Law Professor Amos Jones Is a Sought-After Expert on Employment Agreements, Higher Ed Legal Issues
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] To Amos Jones, the famous caricature of professors as having little consequence to real people is inapt when the academicians happen to be attorneys. Like many law professors of color, Jones concentrates his academic work...
Retiring Executive Director of NASPA Helps Students 'Be All They Can Be'
For years, Gwen Dungy's mission has been to help universities maintain the best possible environment for all students to learn and grow. But she's especially passionate about helping one group--service members--be all they can be. Dungy is retiring...
Social Justice: Historically Black Law Schools Stick to Their Original Mission While Modifying Curriculums to Remain Relevant during Tough Economic Times
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For Kourtni Mason, a student at the Southern University Law Center, a historically Black law school in Baton Rouge, La., two years of hard work, hands-on experience and coaching from hard-charging professors were put to the...
The Admissions Equity Struggle: Fisher Case Is Latest in a Long History of Texas Legal Battles over Race's Role in Higher Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It has been a long, litigious road from Heman Sweatt, an African-American mail carrier who wanted to attend the prestigious, all-White law school at the University of Texas at Austin in 1946, to Abigail Fisher, a White high...
The Top 50 Law
Each year, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education publishes lists of the top producers of associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees awarded to minority students based on research conducted by Dr. Victor M. H. Borden, professor of educational leadership...
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Teams Up with NHL
When Johnny Taylor, president d CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, first learned about the National Hockey League's attempt to broaden participation in the game of hockey, he was skeptical about the game's ability to gain much traction among...
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