Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 19, November 4

After First Rejecting Request, Catholic University Approves NAACP Chapter
WASHINGTONThe Catholic University of America's Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events has approved a request to form a student chapter of the NAACP, after the students gave the university's president assurances recently that they would...
Ayers Case Ends after Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal
JACKSON, MISS.The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of a Mississippi college desegregation lawsuit, ending a 29-year-old legal battle over state support of three historically Black universities.Officials say the state can now enforce a...
Documenting the Diaspora
HISTORIAN COUPLE INVESTIGATE CENTRAL AFRICA'S PLACE IN WORLD HISTORY, ROOTING BLACK STUDIES IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTTraveling to the Vatican to study documents once belonging to a 17th-century central African diplomat may seem an unlikely project...
Gordon Parks Returns to Hero's Welcome in Hometown
FORT SCOTT, KAN.The town that wouldn't let Gordon Parks sit with the White people when he was growing up made it up to him in a big way with a four-day celebration of his life.In the downtown theater where, as a boy, Parks had to sit in the balcony with...
New Learning Community Promotes Diversity, Leadership at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
LINCOLN, NEB.Melvin Jones Scholars Learning Community supporters plan for students in this new University of Nebraska-Lincoln learning community to become leaders both in academic and off-campus settings.The community is named for former UNL Vice Chancellor...
NIH Funds Michigan Project to Improve Racial Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes
ANN ARBOR, MICH.Black women are three times more likely than White women to die during pregnancy, and twice as many Black babies as White babies die in infancy. Yet researchers know little about why pregnancy and infant health differ by race, despite...
On | the Move
DR. WALTER R. ALLEN has been appointed professor of education and holder of the Allan Murray Cartter chair in higher education at UCLA's Graduate School of Education. Previously he served as professor of sociology at UCLA and the University of Michigan....
Report: Half of All Undergraduates Fail to Apply for Financial Aid
WASHINGTONA new study says hundreds of thousands of college students who may be eligible for federal financial aid don't get it for a simple reason - they don't apply.The study, "Missed Opportunities: Students Who Do Not Apply for Financial Aid," released...
Report: Minority Students Still Lag Behind in Spite of Improved Fourth-Grade Reading Lessons
PRINCETON, N.J.The overall health of the nation's fourth-grade reading instruction is good, however, many minority students do not share equally in educational resources, quality teachers, and smaller classes, reports a new Educational Testing Service...
Restoring a Ruptured Relationship
BARNARD COLLEGE'S CARYL PHILLIPS' SENIOR ENGLISH SEMINAR FOCUSES ON BROKEN INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS AND CULMINATES WITH A TRANS-ATLANTIC JOURNEYMillions of African people who were captured, kidnapped and shackled for sale as part of the trans-Atlantic...
Reversing the Tide
A COMPLEX VISA PROCESS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO A DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COMING TO THE COUNTRY SINCE 9/11In January, Humphrey Tusimiirwe, a native of Uganda, finally realized his dream of pursuing a psychology degree at a U.S. university....
Some NCAA Schools Get High Marks from Black Coaches Group
INDIANAPOLISThe Black Coaches Association (BCA) still wants more minority hires in college football. But the group's new report card finds that most Division I schools are increasing their efforts to include minorities in the search process.Seventeen...
State Dual Enrollment Policies Not Sufficient to Reach Students Who Might Benefit Most
WASHINGTONWhile most policy-makers and educators hope to expand the availability of credit-based transition programs at community colleges for a broader range of high school students, few states have legislation that supports outreach to low- and middle-achieving...
Uncovering Frank Yerby
JOURNEY TO THE PH.D. LEADS ONE SCHOLAR TO MADRID, SPAIN, TO UNRAVEL THE COMPLEXITIES OF AN EXPATRIATE BEST-SELLING NOVELISTI was working to finish the first chapter of my dissertation when the opportunity arose to travel overseas. The deal - to chaperone...
Water Leak Delays Planned Opening of Greensboro Civil Rights Museum
GREENSBORO, N.C.A water leak will probably delay the opening of a planned civil rights museum by at least three or four months and add up to $200,000 to the cost, organizers says.The $10 million International Civil Rights Center and Museum in downtown...