Views - Higher Education

There’s Reality and There’s Clarence Thomas

by Ibram X. Kendi | July 2, 2013
Why is Justice Clarence Thomas ignoring the reality of segregationist arguments in the Fisher v [...] Read more

How the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Will Affect You

by Cecillia Barr | July 1, 2013
Total student loan debt in the USA now hovers above $1 trillion, exceeding total credit card de [...] Read more

Not the End of Affirmative Action as We Know It

by Crystal Chambers | June 26, 2013
The Supreme Court’s agreement to hear Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action made [...] Read more

Supreme Court’s ‘Ostrich’ Logic on Affirmative Action

by Ibram X. Kendi | June 24, 2013
At least we have one U.S. Supreme Court justice interested in justice, who has the courage to j [...] Read more

The University Should Be Seen as a Public Good

by Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | June 17, 2013
Americans embrace the link between higher education and workforce preparation and appreciate th [...] Read more

Tenure Trap: Why All Faculty Created Equal But Some More Equal Than Others

by Jill L. Haunold | June 11, 2013
The social construction of tenure traps those who have it far worse than the have-nots. [...] Read more

Reflections on ‘The Changing Face of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’

by Alvin J. Schexnider | June 2, 2013
The report fills a void by presenting empirical research that informs our understanding of Blac [...] Read more

Arguments Heat Up Over New Undergraduate Degree Program at University of Delhi

by Anita Nahal, Ph.D. | May 29, 2013
The new four-year undergraduate degree program at the University of Delhi will align India’s [...] Read more

30 Best U.S. Non-HBCU Schools for Minorities

by Matthew Lynch | May 27, 2013
Across the country, institutions of higher learning are starting to look more like the general [...] Read more

Link Diversity to Workforce Needs

by Brian C. Mitchell | May 23, 2013
While committed to increasing diversity among students, the higher ed community largely has fai [...] Read more

Several Measures Needed to Help HBCUs Boost Retention, Graduation Rates

by Jerald Henderson | May 20, 2013
It is very important to have an assessment component to all of the initiatives that may be impl [...] Read more

HBCUs Must Rethink Holistic Operations

by Dr. Teresa Hardee | May 13, 2013
A structured approach to peeling back the layers of issues facing HBCUs is a reasonable way to [...] Read more

Policy Suggestions for Combating the Asian American Model Minority Stereotype

by Nicholas D. Hartlep | May 8, 2013
This column is the last of a three-part series on Asian Americans in higher education. The prev [...] Read more

Uncovering Racism: White Greeks in Blackface

by Ibram H. Rogers | May 6, 2013
I must join the recent outrage over White Greek fraternities and sororities (and an Asian frate [...] Read more

The Model Minority Myth: What 50 Years of Research Does and Does Not Tell Us

by Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep | April 29, 2013
This column is the second of a three-part series on Asian-Americans in higher education. [...] Read more