Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 9, June 7

Besting the Ivies
University of Florida a leading producer of grads who go on to become M.D.sWhich colleges and universities graduate the most Black students with bachelor's degrees who then make it through medical school and become doctors?Two historically Black schools...
Besting the Ivies: University of Florida a Leading Producer of Grads Who Go on to Become M.D.S
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Which colleges and universities graduate the most Black students with bachelor's degrees who then make it through medical school and become doctors? Two historically Black schools lead the pack Xavier University continues...
Breaking the Mold
Gateway program upends traditional alternative school model by allowing troubled students to earn high school, college creditsJosh Gibson tried to attend middle school the day after his father died unexpectedly from a heart attack, but understandably,...
Breaking the Mold: Gateway Program Upends Traditional Alternative School Model by Allowing Troubled Students to Earn High School, College Credits
Josh Gibson tried to attend middle school the day after his father died unexpectedly from a heart attack, but understandably, he could not focus on his schoolwork. The then 12-year-old Decatur, Ga. boy barely made it through his first class before...
East-West Cooperative
INFLUX OF CHINESE STUDENTS IN AMERICA HELPS PROMOTE A GLOBAL WORKFORCENext fall, at least io percent of the University of Washington's incoming freshman class of 6,000 is expected to come from China, a figure that mirrors this year's enrollment and one...
East-West Cooperative: Influx of Chinese Students in America Helps a Global Workforce
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Next fall, at least lo percent of the University of Washington's incoming freshman class of 6,000 is expected to come from China, a figure that mirrors this year's enrollment and one that has Grown steadily over the years....
Latest Assault on Black Studies Reaffirms Its Relevance
In April, Naomi Schaefer Riley penned two controversial blogs about eliminating Black studies programs. She wrote a blog post about abolishing Black studies for, of all things, poorly-written and irrelevant dissertations. What she did not let her readers...
Making the Grade
AT SAN DIEGO STAT UNIVERSITY, RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATES GARNER NATIONAL ATTENTIONFor lsmael Reveles, college was at times almost impossible. Despite the fact that he entered San Diego State University with a high school GPA above 3.5 and a strong...
Making the Grade: At San Diego State University, Retention and Graduation Rates Garner National Attention
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For Ismael Reveles, college was at times almost impossible. Despite the fact that he entered San Diego State University with a high school GPA above 3.5 and strong desire to succeed, economic forces caused him to consider...
On the Move
Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond has been named president of Central State University in Ohio. JacksonHammond was provost of Coppin State University. She earned a bachelors degree from Grambling State University prior to receiving a Masters in education from...
San Francisco State U. Names New President
A veteran leader of public institutions who considers himself well-equipped and experienced in responding to shrinking state appropriations has been named president of San Francisco State University. Dr. Leslie Wong, who is currently president of...
Some Advocates Want Long-Term Student Debt Solutions
As Congress continues to debate whether to extend low student interest rates for one year, a growing number of advocates are calling for longer-term solutions to the mounting debt problem facing low- and middle-income students aspiring to attend college....
The Ph.D Pipeline
McNair program cuts could hamper efforts to boost number of minorities holding doctoral degreesThough many within his social circle growing up went straight into the workforce after high school, Dr. Christopher L. Howell, an electronics engineer for...
The Ph.D. Pipeline: McNair Program Cuts Could Hamper Efforts to Boost Number of Minorities Holding Doctoral Degrees
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Though many within his social circle growing up went straight into the workforce after high school, Dr. Christopher L. Howell, an electronics engineer for the U.S. Army's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, took...
The Top 100 Bachelor's Degrees Conferred
Over the past twenty years, the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to students of color have increased substantially. More than three times as many racial/ethnic minorities (445,305) received a bachelor's degree in 2010-11 than in 1990-91 (147,836)....
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