Diversity & Democracy, Winter 2010

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The Borders of Opportunity: Immigration and Higher Education

At the crossroads of local and global pluralism, of democracy and demography, lie the intersecting paths of immigration and higher education. This issue of Diversity & Democracy examines the educational needs of the expanding immigrant population and the educational benefits of exploring immigration in the classroom.

Table of Contents

By Kathryn Peltier Campbell

Featured Topic

By Nancy "Rusty" Barceló, vice president and vice provost for equity and diversity, University of Minnesota

By Miguel Vasquez, President's Distinguished Teaching Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Northern Arizona University

By William Perez, assistant professor of education at Claremont Graduate University

By Sia Vang, program coordinator, and Sharon Doherty, associate professor of women's studies and director, both at the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women, St. Catherine University (St. Paul, Minnesota)

By Margaret M. Chin, associate professor of sociology at Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York


By Kanushree Jain, student, Macauley Honors College at Hunter College, City University of New York

By Kenneth Okoth, director of the Council on International Educational Exchange Study Center at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), founder of the Children of Kibera Foundation, and member of the board of trustees of St. Lawrence University

Campus Practice

By Teresita Wisell, director of the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education and associate dean of the Gateway Center at Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York; and Linda Champanier, director of Institutional Advancement for the Westchester Community College Foundation

By Raul Yzaguirre, executive director of the Center for Community Development and Civil Rights, Arizona State University

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