Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 17, September 20

A Free Press Is Essential to Democracy
"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not...
A Free Press Is Essential to Democracy
"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not...
A Passionate Advocate for Gifted and Special Education Equity
Dr. Donna Y. Ford did it for her son. She was single and 18 when she gave birth to Khyle, and he motivated her to aim higher. An Illinois native raised in Cleveland, Ford enrolled at Cleveland State University and earned a bachelor's degree in communications...
A Passionate Advocate for Gifted and Special Education Equity
Dr. Donna Y. Ford did it for her son. She was single and 18 when she gave birth to Khyle, and he motivated her to aim higher.An Illinois native raised in Cleveland, Ford enrolled at Cleveland State University and earned a bachelor's degree in communications...
A Product of South Carolina
Despite his meteoric rise through the ranks of academia, Dr. James L. Moore III, isn't shy about reminding anyone who he comes into contact with, that he's a product of South Carolina.. "All that I am and that I hope to be is shaped by my experience...
A Product of South Carolina
Despite his meteoric rise through the ranks of academia, Dr. James L. Moore III, isn't shy about reminding anyone who he comes into contact with, that he's a product of South Carolina.."All that I am and that I hope to be is shaped by my experience growing...
A Social Scientist Committed to Inclusive Research
Dr. Margaret Beale Spencer's scholarship is fueled by a responsibility to make her research on human development inclusive for youth of color. In doing so, she has resisted the traditional, stereotypical notions about the development of diverse children...
A Social Scientist Committed to Inclusive Research
Dr. Margaret Beale Spencer's scholarship is fueled by a responsibility to make her research on human development inclusive for youth of color. In doing so, she has resisted the traditional, stereotypical notions about the development of diverse children...
Experts: Players and Coaches Face Dramatically Different Judgments
The three-game suspension of Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer has not only drawn criticism for being inadequate given the circumstances, but has cast a spotlight on the disparate punishments assessed players and coaches. As...
Experts: Players and Coaches Face Dramatically Different Judgments
The three-game suspension of Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer has not only drawn criticism for being inadequate given the circumstances, but has cast a spotlight on the disparate punishments assessed players and coaches.As Meyer...
Grants & Gifts
The University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) received a $1 million grant from Marc J. Leader, establishing the "Marc J. Leder Director of Curatorial Affairs at ICA" Directorship. "I have a great passion for the arts in my personal...
Grants & Gifts
The University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) received a $1 million grant from Marc J. Leader, establishing the "Marc J. Leder Director of Curatorial Affairs at ICA" Directorship. "I have a great passion for the arts in my personal...
Guns on Campuses Debate Ushers in New School Year
Emma Gonzalez is getting to know some of the people who knew about her before she arrived on the campus of the New College of Florida this semester. The freshman rose to national prominence earlier this year as one of the students who became a vocal...
Guns on Campuses Debate Ushers in New School Year
Emma González is getting to know some of the people who knew about her before she arrived on the campus of the New College of Florida this semester.The freshman rose to national prominence earlier this year as one of the students who became a vocal advocate...
Learning from 'Absentee' Mentors
Dr. Vanessa Siddle Walker began her trajectory into education believing she wanted to be a journalist. She enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a journalism major but discovered that the field was not her calling. "I quickly...
Learning from 'Absentee' Mentors
Dr. Vanessa Siddle Walker began her trajectory into education believing she wanted to be a journalist. She enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a journalism major but discovered that the field was not her calling."I quickly...
Morgan State Hires Husband-Wife Academic Duo
Tis the season for new faculty to begin their appointments on college campuses, and for Morgan State University (MSU), that includes husband and wife duo- Dr. Willie S. Rockward and his wife, Professor Michelle L. Rockward.Dr. Rockward will serve as...
New School Year Brings New Political Engagement
As a new school year begins, college students are trumpeting a broad list of needs ranging from diminishing college aid, to housing, health care and campus civility and safety. Some hope that the upcoming midterm elections spur their peers into action....
New School Year Brings New Political Engagement
As a new school year begins, college students are trumpeting a broad list of needs ranging from diminishing college aid, to housing, health care and campus civility and safety. Some hope that the upcoming midterm elections spur their peers into action."I...
New Semester, Old Challenges for Fraternities, Sororities
A new semester brings new activities for thousands of fraternity and sorority members on college campuses across the nation--and opportunity for untold others to join their ranks. Although camaraderie, leadership opportunities and service projects...
New Semester, Old Challenges for Fraternities, Sororities
Anew semester brings new activities for thousands of fraternity and sorority members on college campuses across the nation - and opportunity for untold others to join their ranks.Although camaraderie, leadership opportunities and service projects are...
Onthemove
TIMOTHY G. LYNCH has been appointed interim president of Queensborough Community College. He previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the college. Lynch earned a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D....
On the Move
TIMOTHY G. LYNCH has been appointed interim president of Queensborough Community College. He previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the college. Lynch earned a bachelors degree from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D....
Professor Broadens Research beyond the Academy
Dr. Jerlando F.L. Jackson remembers attending a session on career trajectories for faculty at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education early in his academic career. "In that session, one of the papers focused on...
Professor Broadens Research beyond the Academy
Dr. Jerlando F.L. Jackson remembers attending a session on career trajectories for faculty at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education early in his academic career."In that session, one of the papers focused on special...
Professor Stacey Patton: Helping Students Purchase Textbooks
Back-to-school season is in full swing, and Morgan State University (MSU) assistant professor and award-winning journalist Dr. Stacey Patton has already raised more than $10,000 to help financially-strapped students purchase their textbooks this semester....
Professor Stacey Patton: Helping Students Purchase Textbooks
Back-to-school season is in full swing, and Morgan State University (MSU) assistant professor and award-winning journalist Dr. Stacey Patton has already raised more than $10,000 to help financially-strapped students purchase their textbooks this semester.Through...
Report: TN, NY Free College Programs Fall Short on Improving College Affordability
New analyses of two states' free college programs indicate that the widely praised programs fall short on making college affordable for lower-income and working-class students. The Institute for Higher Education Policy's (IHEP) equity-focused analyses...
Report: TN, NY Free College Programs Fall Short on Improving College Affordability
New analyses of two states' free college programs indicate that the widely praised programs fall short on making college affordable for lower-income and working-class students.The Institute for Higher Education Policy's (IHEP) equity-focused analyses...
Scholar Helps Students See Relevance of Black History
Attending a race conference held at Princeton University was a pivotal moment for Dr. Andrew Rosa, as he discovered his true passion for teaching and interest in African-American studies. Rosa attended the conference in 1994 during his final year...
Scholar Helps Students See Relevance of Black History
Attending a race conference held at Princeton University was a pivotal moment for Dr. Andrew Rosa, as he discovered his true passion for teaching and interest in African-American studies.Rosa attended the conference in 1994 during his final year as an...
Scholar Inspires Next Generation of Researchers
Even though Dr. James Earl Davis grew up in the rural South, near Huntsville, Alabama, he has always loved cities. Now, Davis--a prolific researcher and teacher--uses urban spaces as a platform for his scholarship at Temple University, where he...
Scholar Inspires Next Generation of Researchers
Even though Dr. James Earl Davis grew up in the rural South, near Huntsville, Alabama, he has always loved cities.Now, Davis - a prolific researcher and teacher - uses urban spaces as a platform for his scholarship at Temple University, where he holds...
Scholarship at the Intersection of History, Education and Blackness
Were it not for the social tumult in Chicago in the summer and fall of 1967, Dr. James D. Anderson likely would not have walked away from the joy of teaching high school social studies, found refuge in a Ph.D. program studying the history of education...
Scholarship at the Intersection of History, Education and Blackness
Were it not for the social tumult in Chicago in the summer and fall of 1967, Dr. James D. Anderson likely would not have walked away from the joy of teaching high school social studies, found refuge in a Ph.D. program studying the history of education...
Spelman and Ford Partner to Support First-Gen Students
First-generation students at Spelman College will receive support and mentorship under a new initiative with Ford Motor Company this year. The Ford First Gen @ Spelman College initiative provides a cohort of 50 first-generation, first-year students...
Spelman and Ford Partner to Support First-Gen Students
First-generation students at Spelman College will receive support and mentorship under a new initiative with Ford Motor Company this year.The Ford First Gen @ Spelman College initiative provides a cohort of 50 first-generation, first-year students with...
Study: Many 'Free College' and Promise Programs Unequitable
Free college can be just that for students most in financial need, if a program is designed around equity. The problem is, many "promise" and other so-called free college state programs are inherently inequitable and are not constructed to benefit...
Study: Many 'Free College' and Promise Programs Unequitable
Free college can be just that for students most in financial need, if a program is designed around equity.The problem is, many "promise" and other so-called free college state programs are inherently inequitable and are not constructed to benefit low-income...
Study Outlines Challenges for Low-Income Working Students
Low-income undergraduates who work are less likely than their higher-income counterparts to obtain a bachelor's degree, and they are disproportionately women, Latino, Black and first-generation college students.. And while many students work out...
Study Outlines Challenges for Low-Income Working Students
Low-income undergraduates who work are less likely than their higher-income counterparts to obtain a bachelor's degree, and they are disproportionately women, Latino, Black and first-generation college students..And while many students work out of necessity...
Transitioning to Urban Education
After spending a decade at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. T. Elon Dancy II has joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh as the Helen S. Faison Chair and director of the Center for Urban Education. "I pursued the position because it was...
Transitioning to Urban Education
After spending a decade at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. T. Elon Dancy II has joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh as the Helen S. Faison Chair and director of the Center for Urban Education."I pursued the position because it was compelling...
Wood Uses Scholarship to Promote Advocacy
Growing up in the small town of McCloud, California, Dr. J. Luke Wood became interested in higher education after noticing the lack of diversity in the faculty and administration during his undergraduate years at the California State University, Sacramento....
Wood Uses Scholarship to Promote Advocacy
Growing up in the small town of McCloud, California, Dr. J. Luke Wood became interested in higher education after noticing the lack of diversity in the faculty and administration during his undergraduate years at the California State University, Sacramento."There...
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