Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 9, June 10

Academic Researchers Losing American Indians' Trust: In Light of Havasupai-ASU Dispute, Some Tribes Have Opted out of or Developed Policy on Participating in Genetic Research Projects
The much-publicized settlement between Arizona State University and the Havasupai tribe over alleged misuse of DNA samples collected from tribal members sheds light on the often-uneasy relationship between indigenous peoples and academia. For many...
Historic Challenges Demand Trained Leadership: Higher Education Must Help the Nation Meet Multiple Challenges, but More Must Be Done to Develop Leaders Who Are Enlightened, Focused and Tough
Our society faces immense challenges in coming years: economic and financial uncertainty, energy and environmental issues and historic demographic shifts. As educators, we help people overcome such challenges. After all, we're in the future business....
In the Center of It All: In an Exclusive Interview with Diverse, Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron Discusses Community Colleges' Pivotal Role in Revitalizing the U.S. Economy
In 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama sat down with Dr. Eduardo Padron for a two-hour meeting at Miami Dade College discussing his education platform, among a wide range of topics. Obama was also interested in the instrumental role Padron, MDC's...
Laying the Groundwork: Advocates Say Revamping Haiti's Higher Education System Will Fortify the Country's Leadership in Business and Government during Its Rebuilding Process
Only a few of Haiti's colleges have resumed classes since the earthquake effectively shut down higher education in the impoverished country. Most of the country's 159 colleges are concentrated in the devastated capital of Port-au-Prince. Those that...
New Initiative to Examine Equity of College-Access Programs: USC Center for Urban Education Research Tools Provide Secondary Schools with Data That Can Help Increase the Number of Students Accessing College
Following the release of a report that revealed just 35 percent of college-bound Boston public high schools graduates from the class of 2000 had earned a degree by spring 2007, Mayor Thomas Menino launched a citywide initiative challenging educators...
Proposal Takes Aim at For-Profit Schools: Education Department Planning Regulations to Restrict the Institutions' Access to Federal Financial Aid Programs
The U.S. Education Department is considering new regulations on for-profit higher education institutions that are earning praise from consumer groups but face criticism from the private sector. After a series of negotiated rulemaking sessions during...
Rewarding Resilience: Ron Brown Scholars Program Provides Financial and Moral Support for Low-Income Yet High-Achieving Students of Color, Many Attending Elite Institutions
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The Ron Brown Scholars program is among those rare entities that boasts a 100 percent graduation rate. Many of the scholarship winners chosen in the highly competitive program grew up in abject poverty. Yet, not a single...
Telling It like It Is
The Texas State Board of Education recently tried to adopt social studies standards that rewrite the history school children will learn. The "slave trade," for instance, would have been renamed the "Atlantic triangular trade." Prior to that proposal,...
The Top 100 Bachelor's Degrees Conferred
Each year in the Top 100 series, we highlight the institutions that confer the most degrees to students of color. In this edition, we focus on the most prevalent degree conferred: the bachelor's degree. Among the types of colleges and universities...
Who Is Marybeth Gasman?
People are surprised, and not always pleasantly so, to discover that Dr. Marybeth Gasman, one of the leading scholars on historically Black colleges and universities, is White. When she was a graduate student, one professor tried to steer her away...

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