Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 12, July 28

A Man on a Mission
Each week DeWayne Wickham leaves his Baltimore home at 4:30 a.m. for the hourlong drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in northern Virginia. He suffers through nowaday's heightened airport security with his eye on making his flight to Greensboro,...
BI BOOKSHELF; Historical Perspectives
Polite Protest: The Political Economy of Race in Indianapolis, 1920-1970By Richard B. PierceIndiana University Press, 2005168 pp., $39.95 cloth,ISBN: 0-253-34587-1This history of the Black community of Indianapolis in the 20th century focuses on the...
Blogging and the Law
One of the more curious of the Internet's recent brainchildren is the blog. These public online diaries have gotten a lot of attention lately for letting ordinary people air their views about personal, even private matters to anyone interested.There's...
Chicanos with Doctorates Attend Community Colleges at Higher Rate Than Other Ethnic Groups
LOS ANGELESNearly one-fourth of Chicanos with doctorates first attend a community college, more than two times the overall rate for all doctorates, according to a policy brief by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.That figure is more than twice...
College Students Untroubled over Digital File Collecting
WASHINGTONTwo-thirds of American college students have no qualms about swapping or downloading digital copyrighted files (software, music and movies) without paying for them, according to a new survey released by the Business Software Alliance. More...
Engineering A GRAND PLAN
With a new home and plans to unveil an award for journalistic excellence, the Institute for Advanced Journalism Studies at North Carolina A&T State University aims to be a one-stop shop for Black journalistsColumbia has the Pulitzer Prize, Harvard...
In U.S. Newsrooms, Still A Monochromatic World
Diversity in journalism is like the weather: everyone talks about it, but evidently with little effect. The newspaper industry for decades has set specific targets for diversity in newsrooms. They have never met them. Eighty-seven percent of newspaper...
Mandela Institute Seeks to Narrow Science, Technology Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa
WASHINGTONNelson Mandela, along with a number of distinguished African scholars, is determined to lead Sub-Saharan Africa out of the furrows of economic instability using science and technology.The Nelson Mandela Institution for Knowledge Building and...
NEA Study Reveals Teacher Salaries Remained Stagnant for Last Decade
WASHINGTONDespite the rise in school enrollments and the chronic teacher shortage faced by many school districts, a state-by-state report released recently by the National Education Association shows teacher salary levels have barely budged over the...
Omega Psi Phi Builds $2 Million Greek House at University of South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C.Omega Psi Phi is building the first residence hall for a Black fraternity on the University of South Carolina campus. The $2 million fraternity house will be the national fraternity's first investment of its kind on any campus and will...
On the Move
MARGARET AMBROSE has been appointed executive vice chancellor at Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge. She was previously the executive associate to the chancellor at the university. She received a bachelor's from Grambling...
Plugged In
Black College Wire provides HBCU students an outlet to display their journalism talents and gain real-world experienceFive years ago, Pearl Stewart, then a roving journalist for Freedom Forum, scoured the southern region of the United States to assess...
Racing Right: Reflections on the O'Connor Resignation
When Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was nominated to the court by former President Ronald Reagan, she showed up on the ideological radar as a conservative. In one of her early opinions, Croson v. Richmond, she rather derisively wrote about...
Spelman Students Shatter Myths about Women as Leaders in Science
ATLANTASpelman College students are defying the myth that women are not equipped to be leaders in the sciences. Countless hours of computer programming in between hitting the books have paid off for six Spelman students, who earned the college a coveted...
Study Provides Early Indicators of High-School Drop out Risks
CHICAGOAnew study finds that information on students' freshman year course credits and failures can be used to predict whether they will graduate from high school, providing an early indicator of drop out risk to parents, teachers and schools. The Consortium...
Technology Firm Creates Black College Program
MCLEAN, VA.Science and technology giant Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has launched a project with historically Black colleges and universities to promote the participation of minority institutions in SAIC's procurement and acquisition...
The Results of Dedication
For those of us on staff who are responsible for producing this magazine every two weeks, our annual journalism edition is one of our favorites, because, well, we're all journalists, and it's an opportunity for us to take a look at what's going on in...
The Rise of Blog Nation
The growth of blogs in popular culture is becoming more widely accepted in the media industry, but journalism programs aren't rushing to toss out their old curriculums just yetFor journalism students at the University of California-Berkeley, blogging...
University of Texas President to Step Down, Notes Frustration over Admissions Policy
AUSTINUniversity of Texas President Larry Faulkner says he plans to leave his post next year, concluding his tenure as one of the longest-serving presidents of the school.Faulkner, 60, says he will continue until at least March to help ease the transition.In...
Workforce Investment Act Boards Displeased with Community College Training
Most local workforce boards are complaining that they can't judge how well training providers are doing. And most also gripe that community colleges only provide training through the academic calendar - which doesn't fit the needs of many participants...
Worthy of Recognition
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY'S STUDENT NEWSPAPER HAS GONE FROM EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY TO AWARD-WINNING PUBLICATIONDURHAM, N.C.North Carolina Central University's student newspaper, the Campus Echo, was once an underappreciated extracurricular...