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Zolbrod, Paul G. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author has been teaching at the Navajo Nation's Dine College for 22 years--five at one of two main campuses and 17 at a remote branch campus in Crownpoint, New Mexico, where he went following his retirement after 30 years as an English professor at Allegheny College. Throughout his academic career, he has made a point of teaching beginning…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Oral Tradition, Navajo, Navajo (Nation)
Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Harvard University quietly started offering women-only gym hours early this semester. But since the news broke several weeks ago, it has prompted an onslaught of media attention. Harvard's move, however, is not unique. In recent years, women at several colleges across the country have requested women-only workout times. Some of those women have…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Recreational Facilities, Shared Facilities
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that two married professors, John Moraros and Yelena Bird, whose contracts were not renewed by New Mexico State University, in what they say was a case of discrimination and retaliation, now say they are also the victims of baseless allegations of plagiarism by the university's president. Administrators at New Mexico State,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, State Universities, Dismissal (Personnel), Plagiarism
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Interest in Indian law is growing as the economic clout and political influence of the nation's 562 federally recognized tribes have expanded. Arizona State's Indian Legal Program allows students who are pursuing their J.D.'s to simultaneously earn certificates in Indian law. They study the differences between the legal systems of tribes and that…
Descriptors: Law Schools, American Indians, Federal Government, Political Influences
Wiedeman, Reeves – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that a state ballot measure to ban affirmative-action programs based on race, gender, and national origin at public colleges and other state agencies was defeated. Colorado voters narrowly rejected such a referendum last week by a razor-thin margin that took two days to become official. Voters in Nebraska, however, took the…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Finance, Affirmative Action, Elections
Bushong, Steven – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The downturn in the economy has coincided with enrollment increases at many community colleges. However, although enrollment at two-year institutions is up, several states have trimmed--or even chopped--appropriations for higher education. Florida, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Tennessee have each cut financing for 2009 by at least 5 percent,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Aid, Enrollment Trends, Community Colleges
Ashburn, Elyse – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
On paper, Mariella Castillo's family makes her likelier than other students to drop out of college. Her mother left school after the fifth grade, and her father has only a middle-school education. Her parents speak little English, and Castillo, who was born in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, spoke her first words in Spanish. Numerous studies…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Community Colleges, Family School Relationship, Family Involvement
Watkins, Beverly T. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1993
A statewide telecommunications network in New Mexico links research and educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, and public interest groups. Development of the system began a decade ago, primarily to promote economic development. New information services are added monthly, and use is expanding rapidly. Some other states have…
Descriptors: College Programs, Computer Networks, Economic Development, Higher Education
Cage, Mary Crystal – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
Minority politicians who believe that colleges have ignored them in the past are winning political posts that are crucial for higher education and are using their new power. The ethnic composition of the faculty at the University of New Mexico has been the target of legislators in the last year. (MLW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Faculty, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education
Watkins, Beverly T. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
Faculty at 11 higher education institutions in California, New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico have been experimenting with computer conferencing on the BESTNET (Bilingual English-Spanish Telecommunications Network). The growing system is credited with creating an international student-faculty community that crosses cultural barriers for…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Computer Networks, Educational Improvement