Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, March 1

ACE Report: Minority College Enrollment Climbs, but Gaps Persist
The number of minority full-time faculty also increases while minority college presidencies see minimal growthWASHINGTONStudents of color continue to make significant gains in college enrollment, but still lag behind their White counterparts in the rates...
Aptitude or Acculturation?
What was Larry Summers thinking? The Harvard president, as well known for his brilliance as for his tactlessness, must enjoy the taste of shoe leather, given the frequency he puts his foot in his mouth. Some "off the record" remarks he made at a research...
A Useful Study Aid or Jazzed-Up Novelty?
Some are calling test-prep software on cell phones a democratizing equalizer, others say it increases the gap between the haves and the have-notsCarl Washburn wondered how to push his teen-age son into studying for the SAT. After all, it's well-known...
Black Male Achievement and the Community College
The two-year college often represents Black men's first experience with post-secondary education, and for many, their last opportunity for obtaining a degree beyond a high-school diploma.Yet a review of student performance data provided by the California...
Congressional Alliance to Tackle Minority Health Disparities
WASHINGTONIn collaboration with Newt Gingrich, the former U.S. Speaker of the House and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, and Peter Deutsch, former U.S. Representative from Florida, the National Minority Health Month Foundation (NMHMF)...
Dialogue, Personal Example Work Best for Parents in Drug Talks with Teens
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.Parents can more effectively advise teens about alcohol and drug use if they try dialogue before lecture and they set an everyday example, rather than give a one-time drug sermon, according to a Penn State University researcher.Drug...
Getting Students Engaged about Africa
National college tour seeks to raise awareness about economic injustices toward African countriesWASHINGTONForty million Africans face chronic food shortages everyday, while millions have died as a result of war and conflict. And it is estimated that...
GOP Seeks to Start Anew on Higher Education Bill
New spending to be paid for through cuts, savings in other higher education programsHouse Republicans are returning their attention to a slate of Higher Education Act renewal bills this Congressional session, including plans to increase Pell Grants,...
GRANTS & Awards
Boston Medical Center received more than $870,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study and develop treatments for patients with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder in the primary care setting.California...
In Search of Answers
Since the advent of the computer, more than a half-century ago, the Holy Grail has been an intelligent machine that provides just the answers you're looking for. This quest was dramatized with HAL, the soft-spoken fictional computer in the film "2001:...
In with the New
Just when you think you've gotten comfortably ahead on information technology tools, whether it's for home, work or school, along comes a new product or application that throws you off kilter for not having the latest and greatest. To say that the digital...
Law Would Require Harder Classes for Top 10 Percent Applicants to University of Texas
AUSTIN, TEXASStudents who want automatic admission to Texas universities would have to take tougher high-school classes under a bill Hied last month by Sen. Royce West, D-DaIlas.West says the university admissions law that requires universities to accept...
New AIDS Organization Aimed at Black College Students
LOS ANGELESIn response to growing numbers of new HIV infections among Black college students, the Black AIDS Institute and the Magic Johnson Foundation have formed L.I.F.E. AIDS, (Leaders In the Fight to Eradicate AIDS), an effort aimed at educating...
On the Move
Send appointment information, along with a color photo, to:Editor, Black Issues In Higher Education, 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or e-mail editor@cmapublishing.comDR. CAROLYN BUCK has been named dean of learning support services...
Oswald Bronson Named Interim President of Edward Waters College
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.Dr. Oswald P. Bronson, who served 29 years as president of Bethune-Cookman College, was named last month as interim president of struggling Edward Waters College.Bronson, 77, began work at the historically Black college and replaced...
Record Number of Students Apply to University of California Schools
American Indians only minority group to see applications fall in 2004BERKELEY, CALIF.The number of students who want to get into the University of California topped 100,000 for the first time this year, including nearly 9,000 students seeking one of...
Report Says Colleges Bilking Loan Program
A program designed to provide student aid has spun out of control, becoming a cash cow for colleges and universities. The Department of Education has not adequately controlled the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), according to a recent report...
Report: U.S. Economic Leadership Vulnerable Due to Poor Performance in Math, Science
WASHINGTONArmed with one of the most comprehensive and current reviews of data available, top corporate and higher education leaders last month said that the United States' lackluster performance in science and math has placed the nation in serious danger...
Survey: Young Adults Believe in the Value of Higher Education
But college participation still not commonplace for most Black, Hispanic students, compared to Asian, White peersNEWYORKA new national survey of young adults ages 18 to 25 finds that the vast majority of today's young adults - be they African American,...
Technology's Latest Wave
Colleges and universities are increasingly exploring the academic use of digital mobile devices - but lack of money sometimes stands in the wayReaching for her iPod, Dorian Scheuch gets ready to study. The student at Georgia College & State University...
Transformative Connections
Community-based K-12 computing program strives to strengthen academic and career aspirations of its participantsWASHINGTONAs a relative newcomer to the Saturday afternoons spent working on computers in a community center in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia...
Wiring Schools for Success
Lawmakers revive bill to assist minority-serving institutions in upgrading technology infrastructureIt is no secret that many historically Black colleges and universities are trailing behind TWIs (Traditional White Institutions) in the technology race....