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Marybeth Gasman

Black Colleges and the Feeling of Home

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

All too often PWI leaders assume that they have much to teach HBCUs, but this is not the case when it pertains to providing inclusive, nurturing environments that respect African American students.

A Closer Look at the Minority Serving Institution Passport

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), though only accounting for 3.6 percent of all students, who pursue study abroad, support a disproportionate share of U.S. students of color that do so.

To Educate a Diverse Nation, Topple the Ivory Tower

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.02.2015 | College
Marybeth Gasman

Visit an American college campus today and you'll see a more diverse student body than ever before. But the graduation rate for minority students falls far below the nationwide average.

Recovering From Disaster: W. Franklin Evans, South Carolina State University, and a Vision for the Future

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

South Carolina State University has experienced considerable turmoil in recent months - leadership struggles, financial mismanagement, threats of accreditation loss, and a difficult relationship with the state of South Carolina, but more recently, the longstanding institution has had an increase in enrollment.

Rise Up, Education Leaders

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

We are being terrorized -- but not by the shooters. Instead, it's the gun lobby and the cowardly politicians throughout our country. Politicians at the state and federal level don't have the courage to step up and stand up for our children, our friends and our neighbors. It's time for us to stop looking to them for direction.

Dear Mr. Trump

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marybeth Gasman

Mr. Trump, please know that your bullying behavior is taking flight and causing incivility across the nation - an incivility that will hurt us all greatly. I don't worry about your becoming president as the demographics of our nation are against you.

You Are Wrong

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

If say you are religious, spiritual, Christian or any other religion and you find yourself quoting scripture to demonstrate your faith, please take a closer look at the passages about poverty and justice. It is impossible to walk in the footsteps and grace of any God and not care about the injustices against African Americans in our nation.

Increased Alumni Giving at Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities: The Case of Morgan State University

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

I wanted to dig a bit deeper and find out what Morgan did to have such an impressive alumni giving increase. Here is what I found.

2014 Top 10 Accomplishments on the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Landscape

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

It's that time of year again - time to look back at the accomplishments of HBCUs. We present those that we think will have the most lasting impact on Black colleges, the students that they serve, as well as the surrounding communities.

Not a Full Picture: Evaluating Tribal College Success Using Mainstream Measures

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Marybeth Gasman

In spite of a dire need for funding, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) are preserving and building upon Indigenous culture and educating Native people.

Blaming the Victim From a Position of Power

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

The situation at Lincoln University and President Jennings' comments should give us pause and force us to reconsider the messages that we give to young women about rape and sexual assault. Are we supportive, or do we blame the victim? Do our college and university policies protect the survivors (in this case, women), or do they merely protect the institution?

Student Success: Words of Wisdom

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

The ways in which colleges and universities support student achievement in colleges and universities are very much contextual -- sensitive to the needs of their students, and hopefully to those from underprivileged backgrounds.

Displaced Students and Youth: A Global Perspective

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.13.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Thai-Huy Nguyen and Marybeth Gasman Day two of the Salzburg Global Seminar on "Marginalized Students and the Institutions that Serve Them" has just c...

Dear White Folks

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Marybeth Gasman

What I know is that unless you are black in America, you can't possibly understand what it's like to be black in America. You can ask questions and you can be empathetic but you can't truly understand being black in America unless you are black.

New Report Arms Minority Serving Institutions With Relevancy-Focused Data

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Minority serving institutions have a measured pulse on the challenges and needs of their students, and they deserve greater financial consideration if they are expected to contribute to the health of our nation.

Do States Really Care About Equity in Higher Education?

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

For so long, we have looked to colleges and universities to achieve more equitable outcomes among their student populations, but we have forgotten that their ability to do so is limited by poor state leadership and policies.

Hidden Treasures: The Colleges and Universities That Are Finally Being Noticed

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

As our nation begins to reexamine its social structure -- one, that for so long has been perceived to reward merit and hard work, but in actuality reproduces social class inequities -- a vision for a new educational landscape must include MSIs.

Top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Accomplishments in 2013

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

Each year we search the nation for the very best of what is happening at HBCUs. This year we found some terrific successes including significant philanthropic contributions, great new programs, and legal and moral victories. Consider our choices and feel free to add your own.

Meeting the Needs of LGBT Students: Fayetteville State University is a Role Model

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Marybeth Gasman

Fayetteville State University is stepping out as a leader among HBCUs, setting an example for other institutions and challenging those who deny LGBT students their livelihood by failing to give them a supportive learning environment.

Are Colleges and Universities Ready for a Sea Change in Their Alumni? They Better Be!

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Marybeth Gasman

When we talked to alumni of color, some told us that they are often not asked in a manner that is respectful of their cultural background. Others mentioned having had negative experiences on campus that have remained unaddressed.

Mother Professor/Professor Mother

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents
Marybeth Gasman

I think it important that we share the realities of life as a professor with young women, but I don't think we should scare them, set them up for failure or steer them away from a career in academe.

Walking in Another's Shoes: Paul Quinn College, Food Deserts and an Alternative Spring Break

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

For those who follow Black colleges and the happenings at these institutions, you are probably familiar with Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. This...

Attracting the Best and Brightest: HBCU Honors Programs

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

There is a lack of empirical research on high-achieving students at HBCUs, especially those that participate in honors programs. This lack of research creates a false understanding of the contributions of Black colleges...

Fighting for the Future of Black Men: Southern University's Role

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

With regard to Black men in America, their success is our success as a nation. The majority, and in fact everyone, should start paying attention to their potential and ensuring their success.

Being White at a Black College: An Interview

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Black Voices
Marybeth Gasman

Having a racially diverse group of HBCU alumni helps to communicate the merits of these institutions to a larger and more diverse audience. Telling the HBCU story on a wider scale can be nothing but beneficial.