Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Diverse Letters

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Diverse Letters

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TSU Troubles

Dr. [Priscilla] Slade wasn't doing anything that other presidents aren't doing at larger, more prestigious universities (see "Trouble at Texas Southern," Dec. 14). All of them are taking advantage of the system they're in, some get caught, and some don't Why don't we investigate all the universities and see what we come up with, and maybe school tuition will stop going up every year.

- R. Taylor

Didanson, Texas

I am shocked that Diverse: Issues In Higher Education would be more than willing to exploit the death of Ashley Sloan, a student of TSU who, on Dec. 4, 2004, lost her life to a shooting on off-campus housing (see "Trouble at Texas Southern," Dec. 14). A life that was becoming more educated, a life that was actively being a positive contributor to society, a life that has been regarded by Diverse as the catalyst for the "fortuitous find" of the "TSU 3," maliciously defames and damagingly misrepresents everyone involved in the tragic affair.

-James Hollins

Student, Texas Southern University

JUST ASKING FOR A LITTLE RESPECT

Ifs great that Mr. [Andrew] 2mmer chose to attend Salish Kootenai College, but as usual, tribal colleges are not accorded the respect of the non-Indian politicians in Helena, Mont, (see "Deal or No Deal," Nov. 30).

- David Velarde Jr.

Dulce, N.M.

Archivist, Jicarilla Apache Nation

APPRECIATING THE STRUGGLES

This sounds like an excellent project (see The Albany Movement," Nov. 16) to motivate our students and others to develop an interest and appreciation for the struggles that people of color, especially Black people, endured during the Civil Rights period. Further, participating students will have the opportunity to understand that a mass movement is not orchestrated by one individual.

-Annie Cooper

Director, Multicultural Affairs

Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Mansfield, Pa.

A HELPFUL HAND TO PARENTS

I am thankful that so many colleges and universities are providing staff - and volunteers - to assist parents in playing a supportive role to their students (see "Handling 'Helicopter Parents," Nov. 16). The term "helicopter parents" seems to have a negative connotation and should be replaced. …

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