Diverse Online News Alert for November 11, 2009                                    View Diverse Digital Version

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Grambling President Makes Abrupt Departure
by Pearl Stewart

Citing family member's illness, Dr. Horace Judson leaves top post at cash-strapped historically Black Louisiana university.

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Confinement Too Costly For Middle-class Black Women
by Angela Dodson

When Dr. Lisa B. Thompson names modern women who fit the iconic "Black lady" mold - Coretta Scott King, Anita Hill, Condoleezza Rice and Michelle Obama - you know exactly whom she is trying to liberate. Chances are your mother played this role. You probably do, too, if you are a Black woman involved in higher education.

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Survey Shows More Diversity and Higher Graduation Rates at Public HBCUs
by Arelis Hernandez

Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities have grown and expanded in the last 20 years, making their students and faculty among the most intellectually and racially diverse in higher education, according to a survey released Monday.

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Learning When to Flip the Code Switch
by Murali Balaji

When I was a teenager, I struggled to fit in with my peers because I always felt like an outsider in a society defined by a Black-White paradigm.

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