Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 18, October 26

ACE President Ikenberry Announces Resignation
WASHINGTON UPDATE: ACE President Ikenberry Announces ResignationDr. Stanley O. Ikenberry, president of the American Council on Education, announced late last month that he will be stepping down from the post he has held for four years. "If there ever...
Attorney General Reno Promotes Law School Diversity at Conference
Attorney General Reno Promotes Law School Diversity at ConferenceDENVERLaw schools should be allowed to take race into account when making admissions decisions in order to help bring diversity to the ranks of law school graduates and the legal system,...
Black Women Sue Eastern Michigan University over Sexual Harassment
Black Women Sue Eastern Michigan University Over Sexual HarassmentDETROITSix female students at Eastern Michigan University filed a lawsuit last month in U.S. District Court against the university's board of control, alleging sexual discrimination, sexual...
Board Election May Sway Future of Michigan Affirmative Action Lawsuit
Board Election May Sway Future of Michigan Affirmative Action LawsuitANN ARBOR, MICH.The issue of whether the University of Michigan will keep in place its affirmative action admissions policy may become a partisan one.Candidates for two seats on the...
California Plan Would Boost Minority Counts, Route Students through Community Colleges
California Plan Would Boost Minority Counts, Route Students Through Community CollegesOAKLAND, CALIF.University of California officials are proposing a new road to admissions that could bring in more Black and Hispanic student, provided they're willing...
College Retention and Completion Program Hits Snag in Congress' Final Days
WASHINGTON UPDATE: College Retention and Completion Program Hits Snag in Congress' Final DaysDespite facing gridlock on other education issues, Congress was nearing a final agreement earlier this month to expand federal TRIO programs with targeted funds...
Federal GEAR UP Program May Need Bailing Out
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Federal GEAR UP Program May Need Bailing OutThe federal GEAR UP project may need a quick infusion of money if it wants to meet its grant obligations, say advocates seeking more funds for the two-year-old project. The Gaining Early...
Federal Student Loan Default Rate Hit New Low in '98
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Federal Student Loan Default Rate Hit New Low in '98The nation's student loan default rate fell to another new low in 1998, as only 6.9 percent of former students were behind on federal loan repayments.The 1998 figure reported by the...
Last Word: Reversing the Plight of African American Male College Students
LAST WORD: Reversing the Plight of African American Male College StudentsScholars, both African American and Caucasian, have addressed the plight of the African American college student attending a predominantly White college or university. Of special...
Race Enters Debate over Proposed South Carolina Lottery
Race Enters Debate Over Proposed South Carolina LotteryCOLUMBIA, S.C.New ads by opponents of South Carolina's proposed lottery say the result would be middle-class students attending college on the backs of poor people more likely to gamble.One opponent...
Second Lawsuit Alleges Disparate Treatment of Black Women on University of South Florida Women's Basketball Team
Second Lawsuit Alleges Disparate Treatment of Black Women on University of South Florida Women's Basketball TeamTAMPA, FLA.A second former player has filed a federal lawsuit claiming racism by the University of South Florida women's basketball coach.Avia...
Supreme Court Allows UCLA Experimental Elementary School to Keep Race-Based Admissions
Supreme Court Allows UCLA Experimental Elementary School To Keep Race-Based AdmissionsWASHINGTONAn experimental elementary school that uses race as a factor when selecting its students survived a Supreme Court challenge last month.The justices let stand...
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear KKK Campus Radio Case
A second former player has filed a federal lawsuit claiming racism by the University of South Florida women's basketball coach. Avia Lee, 23, claims in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court last month that she was dismissed as retaliation after making...
Universities Refuse to Block Napster Access
Officials at nearly a dozen universities across the country say they won't block students from using the embattled online music-sharing software Napster, despite a demand from a lawyer for two musicians. Howard King, attorney for Dr. Dre and Metallica,...
University of Idaho, Auburn U. Also Report Incidents of Doctored Photos
University of Idaho, Auburn U. Also Report Incidents of Doctored PhotosMOSCOW, IDAHOThe University of Idaho has pulled a picture of nine students from the top of its Internet site after discovering that it had been altered to replace the heads of two...
Virtual University Getting a Piece of the Athletic Action
FRANKFORT, KY. Kentucky Virtual University, the state's electronic portal to a higher education without lecture halls, dorms or bad cafeteria food, has a sports franchise. There are already T-shirts from the KVU Athletic Department, and there will be...