Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Letters

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Letters

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A NEW STREAM OF SCHOLARS

The voices and visions of emerging scholars from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups at the higher education table (see "Gifted New Guard," Jan. 10) remain vitally important, particularly in the field of religion.

We applaud Diverse for including this often-overlooked academic discipline represented by Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. in its 2008 "Emerging Scholars" list.

At a time when religion and its role in public life is broadly examined and debated, our world is in serious need of a new stream of well-informed, well-prepared scholars such as Dr. Glaude. Diverse does a public service by holding up this portrait of excellence as a picture that helps students on the Ph.D. path see what they can achieve.

- Dr. Sharon Watson Fluker, Vice President for Doctoral Programs and Administration,

The Fund for Theological Education,

Atlanta

JUNIOR COLLEGES CANT BE LEFT BEHIND

It is one thing for the uninformed to make rash statements as those quoted from the San Jose Mercury News regarding the recruitment of international students; but when someone from the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy can produce such garbage as, "You have native student populations that are not being successful, yet you are getting an influx of international students," then one needs to ponder the legitimacy of their scholarship (see "Competing Interests," Dec. …

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