Colleges are still trying to figure out how to do diversity. This special report opens with a look at diversity in the top ranks of the Ivy League, and finds that it is still largely white at the top. The report also examines the changing role of diversity offices, and it includes views on gay, black, American Indian, Latino, and immigrant issues as well as Christian and Hispanic-serving colleges.
Diversity at the Top
The sting of the word “qualified” leads some people to ask why there aren’t more minority administrators.
Do search firms help or hurt diversity efforts?
A sortable display of the faces and titles of the Ivy League’s top leaders.
Growing pains develop as these offices change their scope and tactics.
Colleges struggle to determine whether their efforts to promote diversity are paying off.
A two-year college wants to save a dying tribal language.
Five academics comment on how recent developments have affected gay and lesbian scholars.
A diverse student body does not necessarily lead to cross-cultural interactions, argues Ronald G. Shaiko.
Social media can help at-risk students stay engaged, Shawn Francis Peters writes.
Paula Hirschoff was a white exchange student at a historically black college in the 1960s. She wishes students today had that option.
A college scholarship brought Elissa Washuta closer to her tribal roots.
Daniel Munczek Edelman checks the “Hispanic” box—with reservations.
We’re not invaders or charity cases, writes Olúfémi Táíwò, a Nigerian-born professor.
Dian Squire thinks academics should pay attention to the college choices of gay and lesbian students.
Jens Larson wonders why more Hispanic-serving colleges don’t offer Web content in Spanish.
Students miss out on a balanced education when evangelical institutions are run primarily by men, argues Cristina Richie.
It’s good for the bottom line as well as the soul, Scott Hwang writes.