Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 17, October 14

Appeals Court Rules against Feds in Encryption Case
SAN FRANCISCO-In akey ruling involving secrecy and electronic commerce, the U.S. Justice Department has been granted a new hearing over its power to regulate data-scrambling technology known as encryption. A majority of 21 justices who sit on the 9th...
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The City University of New York's City College has launched two new scholarship programs, including one funded by the former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Colin L. Powell. Named in honor of Powell's parents, the Maud and Luther Powell America's...
Black Students Losing 'Hope'
Record Numbers of African American Students Forced From State-Funded Tuition Program Before They Can Reap Full Benefits ATANTA - Georgia's 6-year-old Hope scholarship program has rought thousands of African American students into the state's higher education...
Black Students Losing `HOPE': Record Numbers of African American Students Forced from State-Funded Tuition Program before They Can Reap Full Benefits
Black Students Losing `HOPE': Record Numbers of African American Students Forced From State-Funded Tuition Program Before They Can Reap Full BenefitsATLANTA -- Georgia's 6-year-old Hope scholarship program has brought thousands of African American students...
Bomb Scares Leave Scars at Florida A&M University: Two Explosions, Deemed Hate-Related, Have Rocked This Historically Black Campus and Spurred Debates over Greater Security Measures
Bomb Scares Leave Scars at Florida A&M University: Two Explosions, Deemed Hate-Related, Have Rocked This Historically Black Campus and Spurred Debates Over Greater Security MeasuresTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Authorities charged an unemployed 41-year-old...
Bringing It Back to the Basics: In a High-Tech World Where Many Colleges Are Scrambling to Acquire the Most Advanced Curriculums, Others Are Being Progressive by Teaching the Fundamentals
Bringing It Back to the Basics: In a High-Tech World Where Many Colleges Are Scrambling to Acquire the Most Advanced Curriculums, Others Are Being Progressive by Teaching the FundamentalsBALTIMORE -- Michael Miller always struggled with school. "I was...
Controversy.com
AMES, Iowa - A new Web site that pays students at 70 colleges and universities all across the country to post course notes online so that other students can reap the rewards has hit a hitch here at Iowa State University. Several instructors have complained...
Former Scholarship Suit to Be Part of Alabama Desegregation Suit
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Plaintiffs in a now-dismissed lawsuit that claimed Alabama State University's scholarships for White students are discriminatory will be allowed to intervene in a larger, long-running desegregation lawsuit, a federal judge ruled. "This...
Gates Scholarship Provides Aid for More Students: Billion-Dollar Program Opens Door to Those Locked out of Math & Sciences
Gates Scholarship Provides Aid for More Students: Billion-Dollar Program Opens Door to Those Locked Out of Math & SciencesSAN FRANCISCO -- David McBride was in algebra class when he showed a friend the newspaper story about the billion-dollar college...
Georgia Reaffirms Affirmative Action: President Tells Campus That University Will `Do the Right Thing'
Georgia Reaffirms Affirmative Action: President Tells Campus That University Will `Do the Right Thing'ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia officials announced late last month that they will continue to consider race as a factor in admissions decisions...
Harvard Seeks to Leverage Its Brand Name
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Officials at Harvard University, one of the world's most recognized learning institutions, are considering moves to capitalize on its name and reputation in cyberspace - a move that will be closely watched by other universities. Harvard...
High-Tech Admissions: Predictive Modeling Software Is Reshaping the Way Schools Find and Communicate with Prospective Students
High-Tech Admissions: Predictive Modeling Software is Reshaping the Way Schools Find and Communicate With Prospective StudentsWhen Tuskegee University officials set a goal of growing enrollment from the current 3,000 students to 5,000 by the year 2006,...
In Reversal, Riley Calls for High School Exit Exams
WASHINGTON - Every American student should pass a test to get out of high school whether college is planned or not, U.S. Sec. of Education Richard W. Riley said late last month, reversing his past opposition to such win-or-lose measures. "Years ago,...
Judge Rules New York City Cannot Withhold Funding for City University System in Remediation Dispute
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani lost another round in his high-pitched, high-stakes battle with the City University of NewYork system over remedial education. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman ruled late last month that...
Letters to the Editor
Jarvis Christian Out of Default Trouble Dear Editor: The Aug. 5th issue of Black Issues In Higher Education features a story on the Sallie Mae default management project for historically Black colleges and universities. The story includes a list of the...
Living in the Best and Worst of Times
Living in The BEST and WORST of TimesCrises remind us that nothing in this life is promised. Last month, nearly 400 historically Black college administrators and federal officials convened in Washington for the second White House Initiative on Historically...
Misinformation SUPER HIGHWAY? E-Mail Falsely Claims 14 Black Colleges about to Close
Misinformation SUPER HIGHWAY? E-Mail Falsely Claims 14 Black Colleges About to CloseIf you spend any time on the Internet, you know that there is a wealth of information that can zip through your phone lines and into your home or office in the blink...
NCAA: Prop 16 Doesn't Discriminate against Black Athletes
PHILADELPHIA - NCAA lawyers argued in court here earlier this month that the college athletic association's freshman eligibility requirements for Division I athletes do not discriminate against African Americans. A federal appeals court panel is expected...
Q: Dear BI Career Consultants: AS a Dean, How Do I Get My Facility and the Academic Vice Provost/provost to Buy into Our Diversity Agenda?
DR. JAMES ANDERSON VICE PROVOST AND DEAN OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY To promote any campus initiative, successful deans understand what the faculty value, how academic business gets done and how to facilitate the provost's...
Raising the Bar for Middle-Class Blacks: New Admissions Rules Hit Suburban Blacks Hard
Raising the Bar for Middle-Class Blacks: New Admissions Rules Hit Suburban Blacks HardNext month, Jenna Bond-Louden will board a plane for North Carolina where she and other college seniors will spend all day learning to write a college essay that will...
Report Reaffirms California Colleges Headed for Enrollment Boom
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's public colleges could gain nearly 750,000 students by the year 2010, straining the state's three college systems and its budget, a new report warns. Education officials have talked about the so-called "Tidal Wave II"...
Rethinking Malcolm
Early Writings Depict a Well-Versed Young Man With an Keen Interest in Law ATLANTA - Early writings by Malcolm X went on public display for the first time at Emory University here last month, offering a new glimpse of the fiery orator who advocated Black...
Rethinking MALCOLM: Early Writings Depict a Well-Versed Young Man with a Keen Interest in Law
Rethinking MALCOLM: Early Writings Depict a Well-Versed Young Man With an Keen Interest in LawATLANTA -- Early writings by Malcolm X went on public display for the first time at Emory University here last month, offering a new glimpse of the fiery orator...
RUNNING for Cover: Fear and Paranoia Surrounding Affirmative Action Lawsuits Unjustified, Experts Say
RUNNING for Cover: Fear and Paranoia Surrounding Affirmative Action Lawsuits Unjustified, Experts SayTwo years ago, University of North Carolina System President Dr. Molly Broad, fresh from the California State System, requested a complete review of...
Same Team, Different Strategy: The Lawsuit Challenging Michigan's Affirmative Action Policies Has Produced a Wide Spectrum of Supporters Who Are Prepared to Defend the University's Pursuit of Diversity
Same Team, Different Strategy: The Lawsuit Challenging Michigan's Affirmative Action Policies has Produced a Wide Spectrum of Supporters Who are Prepared to Defend the University's Pursuit of DiversityANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan prides...
The Diligent Dozen
A `To-Do' List for Parents of Minorities Aspiring to College CollegeDon't leave the choices in your child's high school curriculum to school guidance counselors. Too often, counselors will steer students of color to less rigorous courses that fail to...
The Erroneous E-Mail
Black college has served the citizens Texas faithfully. Paul Quinn College is the oldest Black college west of the Mississippi River! Matter of fact, it's one of the oldest colleges in the State of Texas! How can Mr. Bush campaign in front of the Urban...
THE LAST WORD: Who Really Cares about Retention?
THE LAST WORD: Who Really Cares About Retention?Society's influence on elementary and secondary students as left many of our young people less than prepared for college. The poor academic preparation of incoming freshman also has made retaining these...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: House Unveils New Budget; Creative Accounting Could Provide Some Higher Education Programs with Incentives despite Budget Cap
WASHINGTON UPDATE: House Unveils New Budget; Creative Accounting Could Provide Some Higher Education Programs With Increases Despite Budget CapWASHINGTON -- Some long-awaited predictions came true, late last month, as the U.S. House of Representatives...
WORKING Recruitment Miracles: Colleges and Universities in California and Texas Regroup, Rethink and Redouble Their Minority Student Recruitment Efforts
WORKING Recruitment Miracles: Colleges and Universities in California and Texas Regroup, Rethink and Redouble Their Minority Student Recruitment EffortsHOUSTON -- Graduates of Worthing High School, a predominantly Black school here in the nation's fourth-largest...