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Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Today, thousands of California students worry about vanishing college affordability and access, especially for historically under-represented and marginalized populations. The author reports on how students and faculty throughout California are grappling with the effects of draconian state cuts to postsecondary education that have topped more than…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Job Layoff, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Since its inception in 2000, Pan-Asian American Community House's (PAACH's) education mission has bridged Asian-American studies to student life. PAACH initiatives have helped spread Asian-American diaspora to thousands of students at the University of Pennsylvania. They have also helped students determine for themselves what it means to be a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Asian Americans, American Studies
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
For decades, many universities have attached themes to some of its residence halls, encouraging students with similar interests to live among each other, such as outdoor enthusiasts or sci-fi buffs. Some schools also designate housing for students intent on fluency in a foreign language so that they can better immerse themselves. Meanwhile, ethnic…
Descriptors: Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Cultural Pluralism
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
With the eyes of the world focused on the Olympic Games in Beijing, Dr. Yosay Wangdi, who's of Tibetan ancestry, expects to hear from colleagues again. She also expects her students to continue discussing Tibet's longstanding conflict with China, just as they did when news reports surfaced of a crackdown that sometimes turned violent against…
Descriptors: Race, American Studies, Civil Rights, Athletics
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
This article features North Carolina State University's Kay Yow, a pioneer of collegiate women's sports. An Olympic gold medal champion whose entire coaching career has been spent in her home state of North Carolina, Yow has amassed a remarkable lifetime win-loss record of 729-337. She is one of only six coaches to have won at least 700 career…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, College Athletics
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
Around the country, disabled sports are often treated like second-class siblings to their able-bodied counterparts, largely because the latter bring in prestigious tournaments and bowl games, lucrative TV contracts and national exposure for top athletes and coaches. Because disabled people are so sparsely distributed in the general population, it…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Athletes
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
Asian American college students are often stereotyped as immersed in math clubs or networking groups for future engineers or doctors. However, the campus groups that Asians most commonly join are actually Christian fellowships, educators say. In fact, Asian membership in the ministries has exploded in recent years and is most striking at the most…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, School Surveys, Group Membership, Religious Cultural Groups
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Nationally, foreign language faculty have been adjusting their curricula to ensure that today's college students know how to use technology to communicate effectively in languages other than their native tongue. Once upon a time, students were considered fluent if they could read, write, speak and aurally comprehend a foreign language. However…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Language Skills, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Once upon a time, parents would help their children move into dorm rooms and apartments, then wave good-bye for the semester. Not anymore. Baby boomers have arguably been more involved in their children's educations--and their lives in general--than any preceding generation of parents, university observers say. And boomers see no reason why that…
Descriptors: Parents, Colleges, Baby Boomers, Academic Advising
Lum, Lydia – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2003
Describes how, modeling their efforts on the anti-apartheid movement, students and faculty across the country are petitioning their administrations to divest from companies with Israeli business ties. (EV)
Descriptors: Activism, College Faculty, College Students, Foreign Countries