Marybeth Gasman - Higher Education
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Dr. Marybeth Gasman
University of Pennsylvania professor Marybeth Gasman explores issues of access and retention for students and faculty of color and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, among other things.


The Politics of Fear

by | May 17, 2010
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer just signed a law making it illegal for the state’s public schools to [...] Read more

How Do True Beauty and Ultimate Hate Reside Side By Side?

by | May 3, 2010
Since 2003, I have been taking a group of doctoral students to South Africa during the summer. [...] Read more

Refusing To Define Quality by Anything but Test Scores: Why?

by | April 12, 2010
Last night I was at a dinner party. The small gathering included eight Ivy League tenured facul [...] Read more

Stopping Hate Before it Starts

by | March 22, 2010
On March 20, as U.S. Rep. John Lewis walked to a meeting on Capitol Hill, Tea Party protestors [...] Read more

A Black College Philanthropist That Exemplifies the Very Essence of Philanthropy

by | March 15, 2010
A few years ago, I edited a book titled Uplifting a People: African American Philanthropy and E [...] Read more

Misunderstanding History in the Age of Obama

by | March 1, 2010
  On Feb. 26, President Barack Obama signed an executive order recognizing the nation’s [...] Read more

Teaching and Learning about Homophobia and Racism

by | February 12, 2010
“Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to d [...] Read more

Having a Voice and Getting a Stage on Which To Use It

by | February 3, 2010
Every week I meet with students about their academic interests, their future, and their vision. [...] Read more

Diversity in the Professoriate: When are We Going to Get Serious?!

by | January 28, 2010
Often I hear faculty colleagues at my institution and across the nation talking about the need [...] Read more

Endangered Species: Male Students of Color in Higher Education

by | January 20, 2010
Editor’s note: This blog post was co-authored by Dr. Luis Ponjuan.   There [...] Read more

Merging Mississippi’s Black Colleges: A Decision That Neglects History

by | December 15, 2009
In an effort to cut costs in Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour suggested merging the state’ [...] Read more

Stealing in Academe

by | December 4, 2009
Yesterday, I received an e-mail from a colleague at another institution that prompted me to wri [...] Read more

Too Fat to Graduate? Lincoln University’s Fitness Requirements

by | November 30, 2009
News media recently reported that Lincoln University in Pennsylvania was requiring their studen [...] Read more

Looking Forward Rather Than Backward

by | November 17, 2009
  Last Thursday, I attended the “Unfinished Business:  National Dialogue on His [...] Read more

HBCUs, Student Protest and Lincoln University’s Library

by | November 2, 2009
 “Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convict [...] Read more