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Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Few organizations have as racially and culturally diverse a work force as the organizations that make up the World Bank Group. Of its 13,000 employees, nearly 60 percent of whom are located in downtown Washington, D.C., and the rest scattered across 160 offices around the globe, nearly every nation in the world is represented in the World Bank…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Minority Groups, Developing Nations, Banking
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Recruiting for diverse talent is a major priority in corporate America. And at a time when employee recruiting is being transformed by the Internet and other technologies, corporate recruiters and campus career services professionals share the belief that college and university campuses represent the most important source for diverse talent. They…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Campuses, Asian Americans, Black Colleges
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Lawmakers have made the closing of racial and ethnic academic achievement gaps an acknowledged priority of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. So far the research has largely explored common factors explaining why Black and Latino students generally lag behind Whites and Asian Americans. Lorretta Chavez, a public school teacher and a doctoral…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Outreach Programs, Civil Rights, Hispanic American Students
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on developments of genealogy such as the Free African Americans Web site and the genetic ancestry tracing which point to what can be called the "new genealogy." Encouraged by the Internet's unlimited capacity as an accessible publishing space, the new genealogy has seen the unprecedented growth of genealogical research…
Descriptors: Genetics, Genealogy, African Americans, Multiracial Persons
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
As director of the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic at the Columbia University Law School, law professor Conrad Johnson knows that digital technology has the power to highlight and amplify social justice concerns and to enable people to take direct action. Under Johnson's leadership, the clinic has developed and maintained the Columbia-hosted…
Descriptors: Law Schools, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Enrollment Trends
Roach, Ronald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
It's not surprising that urban colleges and universities with large commuter populations are among the most racially and ethnically diverse of all U.S. campuses. Many of those campuses have struggled over the years to fully appreciate and accommodate that student diversity by providing adequate academic and social support. That support includes a…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, State Universities, Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty)
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
Americans know that Black and Latino children, by and large, are not reaching their full potential when it comes to learning and academic performance. But there are exceptions. The question that's being increasingly asked is how and why exceptions can become the norm. In the half century since the Brown v. Board decision, there remains a wide…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Racial Differences
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
At a time when Black studies programs at American colleges and universities are placing increasing emphasis on the impact of Black migrations and movements throughout the world, scholars such as Drs. John Thornton and Linda Heywood, husband and wife historians, are gaining prominence in the discipline due to the shilling focus. Scholars like this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historians, Higher Education, World History
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2005
The individual stories of scholars of South Asian descent are as divergent as the communities, countries of origin and cultural traditions from which they and their families originate. Though their numbers are believed to trail those of their counterparts in business, science and engineering fields, U.S. scholars of South Asian descent are adding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
After more than a decade of steady enrollments and degree completion rates by underrepresented minorities, public schools, colleges, advocacy groups and government agencies still face a daunting task in helping bring Blacks, Latinos and American Indians into the engineering profession in numbers reflecting their growing ranks in the American…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, School Holding Power, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
Roach, Ronald – Black Issues in Higher Education, 1999
While Harvard University (Massachusetts) has surpassed many other institutions of its size in its demonstrated commitment to student diversity, African-American faculty representation is among the lowest in the Ivy League. Data are presented on minority group representation among faculty in the university's undergraduate and graduate schools,…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Education