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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.

Perfectionism: Just Stop It!

by | October 27, 2009
  The best piece of advice received in my academic career thus far was given to me by Dr. [...] Read more

How about a Career in Fundraising for Students of Color?

by | October 20, 2009
Editor’s note: This blog post was co-authored by Nelson Bowman III.   From time to t [...] Read more

Giving Back is a Matter of Surviving and Thriving for HBCUs

by | October 13, 2009
As I was perusing the Facebook statuses of some of my “friends” today, I came across one wh [...] Read more

Use Your Voice!

by | October 2, 2009
This week in my History of American Higher Education course, we were discussing perspective — [...] Read more

Come on People! What’s the Big Deal about a President Welcoming Students Back to School?

by | September 7, 2009
By Dr. Marybeth Gasman Ronald Reagan did it, George H.W. Bush did it, why can’t Barack Ob [...] Read more

It’s HBCU Week in Washington DC: Let’s See What the Future Holds

by | September 1, 2009
Every year, I attend the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities [...] Read more

Get and Give All You Can: Advice for New Graduate Students

by | August 11, 2009
It’s that time of year — new graduate students are setting foot on campuses across [...] Read more

White Privilege: What if Henry Louis Gates had been White?

by | July 24, 2009
By now, most enlightened people have heard about the incident involving Harvard University Prof [...] Read more

Paul Quinn College: To Save or Not to Save

by | July 1, 2009
Recently, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) voted to revoke Paul Quinn Co [...] Read more

HBCUs a “Land of the Lost”? I Don’t Think So

by | June 23, 2009
Today, I came across a blog post written by a colleague who has worked in the HBCU community fo [...] Read more

Intellect and Discipline: The Keys to a Successful Academic Career

by | June 9, 2009
I have a good friend who is the most brilliant individual I know.  He has a mind that most of [...] Read more

Diversity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

by | June 5, 2009
Why is it that people assume that Historically White Institutions are diverse, yet in the same [...] Read more

Mentoring is Absolutely Essential for the Future of the Professoriate

by | May 6, 2009
Yesterday as I was chatting on Facebook (yes, I do that) with a faculty member at a different i [...] Read more

Remembering a Legend: John Hope Franklin

by | April 1, 2009
In 1997, while I was doing my dissertation research, I had the wonderful opportunity to intervi [...] Read more

Changing the Conversation About HBCUs: YES WE CAN!

by | March 22, 2009
Over the past month, I have been to three meetings in which the leaders of HBCUs have come toge [...] Read more