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DeTurk, Sara; Briscoe, Felecia – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Amid diminishing funding for higher education, public universities' practices increasingly reflect neoliberal mandates and discourses. This study examines the effects of this trend on a Hispanic-Serving Institution, whose original mission was one of access and inclusion, but which shifted to pursue "tier-one" status. Interviews with 41…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Equal Education, Intellectual Freedom, Access to Education
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Luedke, Courtney L. – Review of Higher Education, 2020
This critical qualitative study examines the ways first-generation Students of Color (Latina/o/x, African American, Native American, and biracial) at two predominantly White institutions in the Midwest activate their college knowledge, or cultural capital, to assist youth from their communities in viewing higher education as a viable option. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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McHenry-Sorber, Erin; Swisher, Katlin – Review of Higher Education, 2020
Using a feminist geography framework, this qualitative study explores the first-year postsecondary experiences of Appalachian women through an interrogation of the ways in which they construct place and gender through their transition between two distinct geographic places: the home community and the university. A diversity of gender and place…
Descriptors: Feminism, College Freshmen, Females, Womens Education
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Raza, Syeda S.; Williams, Zyshia; Katsiaficas, Dalal; Saravia, Lydia A. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Undocumented students are barred from accessing financial aid and face enormous obstacles in completing college (Gonzales, 2009). However, in 2011, California passed the California DREAM Act that granted undocumented students access to state financial aid (California Student Aid Commission, 2016). The purpose of this study was to examine the…
Descriptors: College Students, Undocumented Immigrants, Student Financial Aid, State Aid
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Zerquera, Desiree D. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of prestige seeking on access for Black and Latino students at urban-serving universities, addressing gaps in the literature to raise questions as to the extent to which prestige seeking is detrimental to achieving equity goals. To do so, I used an OLS [ordinary least squares] regression with…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Urban Universities, Research Universities
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Dache, Amalia – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This qualitative geographic study explores how the Black Radical Imagination is present in Ferguson's community-student activism. Ferguson activists were not only fighting against the police state that had taken the life of 18-year old Michael Brown, they were fighting against urban forms of capital accumulation and repressive residential and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Activism, Social Justice, Racial Bias
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Squire, Dian; Nicolazzo, Z.; Perez, Rosemary J. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
This queer phenomenological study examined institutional statements released in support of undocumented individuals after the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We discerned the "template" used when crafting public messages of support for undocumented communities. We suggest…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Higher Education, Institutional Mission
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Crisp, Gloria; Horn, Catherine L.; Kuczynski, Margaret; Zhou, Qiong; Cook, Elizabeth – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Study of four-year broad access institutions (BAIs) is important given their influence on postsecondary educational opportunities and the continued importance of the bachelor's degree in earnings premiums and critical social and civic outcomes. Descriptive results add to current understanding regarding heterogeneity of four-year BAIs by…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Classification, Institutional Characteristics, Admission Criteria
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Poon, OiYan A.; Segoshi, Megan S. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Few studies have focused on the role of Asian Americans in influencing how race is understood in affirmative action debates. However, accounting for the complicating presence of Asian Americans in the racial politics of affirmative action has become increasingly important. Informed by racial formation theory, this critical discourse analysis of…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Affirmative Action, Racial Factors, Ideology
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Little, Theresa Lyon; Mitchell, Donald, Jr. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Undocumented Latino college students face numerous legal, social, and financial barriers as they attempt to pursue a postsecondary degree and define their identity as college students. Researchers have noted the psychosocial development that occurs as students transition to an adult identity, yet little research has been done on the ways…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Posselt, Julie R. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Privileging elite academic pedigrees in graduate admissions preserves racial and socioeconomic inequities that many institutions say they wish to reduce. To understand this preference, I integrate across perspectives on trust in rational choice, social capital, and social network theories, and use the resulting framework to interpret 68 interviews…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Ambiguity (Context)
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Nienhusser, H. Kenny – Review of Higher Education, 2018
This study examines 45 community college institutional agents across four states in their role as implementer of policies that affected undocumented and DACAmented students. The findings delve into the role of changing implementation landscape, policy vagueness, implementation burden, and institutional support in this implementation environment.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Undocumented Immigrants, Public Policy
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Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Nguyen, Mike Hoa; Nguyen, Bach Mai Dolly; Gasman, Marybeth; Conrad, Clifton – Review of Higher Education, 2018
This article highlights the capacity of an Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPISI) to serve as an institutional convertor--by addressing challenges commonly associated with marginalized students--for low-income, Asian American and Pacific Islander students entering college. Through an in-depth case study, we…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Asian American Students, American Indian Students, Pacific Islanders
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Muñoz, Susana M.; Espino, Michelle M. – Review of Higher Education, 2017
This article focuses on an in-depth case study of Freedom University, a counterspace in Georgia to address the ban that prohibited students without legal status from applying to five selective colleges/universities. Based on interviews with eight Freedom University students, the authors demonstrate that Freedom University fulfills most of the…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Undocumented Immigrants, Student Empowerment
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Renn, Kristen A. – Review of Higher Education, 2017
Based on a qualitative, comparative, multiple case study of the contributions and status of 21st century women's colleges and universities, this article analyzes the topic of women's access to postsecondary education in ten nations. Despite decreasing numbers of women-only institutions in some regions (e.g., North America), the sector is growing…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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