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Is Anyone Listening? Starting A Conversation About African American Males’ Success In Higher Education, Benjamin Dralle, Emily Leaverton, Nayely Hurtado, Buena Lisa Saenthavy Mar 2018

Is Anyone Listening? Starting A Conversation About African American Males’ Success In Higher Education, Benjamin Dralle, Emily Leaverton, Nayely Hurtado, Buena Lisa Saenthavy

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Research from across the United States indicates that African American males face unique personal, academic, and environmental challenges while striving to attain academic success in higher education. The purpose of this presentation is to evaluate and provide recommendations to improve the current state of African American male academic success at Iowa State, which is defined and assessed through retention and graduation rates. A review of current literature on the topic has illuminated issues faced by African American males at various higher education institutions. Our discussion will highlight the specific barriers to academic success that African American males face at Iowa ...


Factors Preventing Male, African-American, High School Students From Attending Four Year Universities, Chandler Wilkins Apr 2017

Factors Preventing Male, African-American, High School Students From Attending Four Year Universities, Chandler Wilkins

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

This research focuses on the factors that influence male, African-American, high school students’ decision to continue their education at a four-year university. Although several factors can impact the decision to attend college, this study focuses on the roles of societal factors and individual attributes. Societal factors include influences that are outside the control of individual students, ranging from the amount of resources offered by the high school to the availability of family financial support for college. Individual attributes refers to factors that encourage students to not attend college, but pursue other options such as joining the military service, or opting ...


Change The Name! A Critical Case Study Analysis Of The September 29th Movement, L. Wesley Harris Jr., Alade S. Mcken, Nancy Camarillo Mar 2017

Change The Name! A Critical Case Study Analysis Of The September 29th Movement, L. Wesley Harris Jr., Alade S. Mcken, Nancy Camarillo

Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE)

Though many in the Iowa State University community celebrated the renaming of Old Botany Hall to Carrie Chapman Catt Hall, a group of students pushed to reopen the naming process because of how Carrie Lane Chapman Catt aligned herself with white supremacists during her campaign to win women’s suffrage. The September 29th Movement was an intersectional, student-led initiative “dedicated to the elimination of racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, and classism at Iowa State University, recognizing that changing the name of Catt Hall, a symbol of exclusion, must be the first step in that struggle.” The group took its name from ...


The Unexpected Talented Tenth: Black D/Deaf Students Thriving Within The Margins, Lissa Denielle Stapleton Jan 2014

The Unexpected Talented Tenth: Black D/Deaf Students Thriving Within The Margins, Lissa Denielle Stapleton

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study grew out of my own lived experiences working with d/Deaf college students as well as a handful of issues uncovered within the literature, particularly around racist and audist microaggressions on campus. In hopes of gaining insight into these issues, six Black d/Deaf alumni, which I refer to as the Unexpected Talented Tenth, joined me on a strength-based journey to co-construct the answers to three questions: (a) How did they make meaning of their undergraduate experiences? (b) How did they experience racial and audist microaggressions while navigating undergrad? (c) How did they use aspects of Black d ...