Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 15, September 11

'Acting White' Does Not Affect Minority Student Achievement, Study Finds
COLUMBIA, Mo.Whether listening to heavy metal music or wearing khakis, many minority students in schools throughout the United States are accused of "acting White." If these accusations lead students to avoid "acting White" by shunning academic achievement,...
Anthropology Professor John Ogbu Dies at Age 64
In AppreciationDr. John Uzo Ogbu, professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a path-breaking scholar in the fields of minority education and identity, died of a heart attack after undergoing back surgery on Aug. 20. He was...
Coaching Groups to Keep Up Fight over Title IX
WASHINGTONA coalition of college coaching associations, aiming to change the way a major sports antidiscrimination law is enforced, will press its legal fight on two fronts.The College Sports Council announced plans last month to sue the U.S. Department...
College Testing Groups Release 2003 Scores
SAT math scores hit 35-year high, but college-readiness benchmark still low for Black studentsWASHINGTONOfficials from the nation's two largest college admissions testing organizations had positive news to report last month about the high school class...
Court to Hear Mississippi College Desegregation Appeal
JACKSON, MISS.A federal appeals court will hear arguments Nov. 3 on the settlement of Mississippi's college desegregation case.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was asked in March by attorney Alvin Chambliss to schedule a hearing on...
Diversity Intersects with National Security
THE UNCF'S INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY PLANS TO ENGAGE 'UNUSUAL SUSPECTS' IN A DISCUSSION ON THE GLOBAL IMPORTANCE OF A DIVERSE WORK FORCEAfter nine years of sending African American, Hispanic, Asian American and American Indian undergraduate...
Education Spending Tops Congress' Fall Agenda
Teacher education, welfare reform are among other hot-button issues to be addressedAfter months of disappointing efforts in seeking student-aid increases, education advocates are pinning their hopes on a U.S. Senate plan that will come up for debate...
Internships Prove Valuable in Poor Job Market
PRINCETON, N.J.In today's poor employment climate, it takes more than a college degree to get a job, according to CollegeJournal.com, the Wall Street Journal's Web site for career-minded college students. A recent survey by the National Association of...
Poll: 69 Percent Say Need for Affirmative Action in College Admissions Will End
SAN FRANCISCOMost Americans agree that in 25 years, colleges and universities should no longer need to look at an applicant's race to make sure there is racial and ethnic diversity on campus, a new poll finds.Seventy percent of respondents said they...
Securing the Homeland
THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, HBCUS ARE CONFIDENT ABOUT COMPETING FOR HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDSAs a relative newcomer to the physics department at Florida A&M University, Dr. Lewis E. Johnson has managed to establish a laboratory for his research...
Spending Time on SEVIS
New system to track international student enrollment leaves educators stressed, while the federal government reports its successIt's been a bruising year for everyone involved with international education. And no one in the community of international...
U.S. Congressmen Urge More Federal Support for HBCUs
Building preservation, financial aid, main topics at town hall meetingGRAMBLING, LA.Historic preservation of buildings on historically Black college campuses and increased financial aid for students were the main topics at a recent town hall meeting...
Wilberforce Faculty Endure Pay Cut, Increased Course Load
WILBERFORCE, OHIOFaculty members at Wilberforce University have agreed to work longer hours for less pay to keep the private, historically Black university afloat.The concessions will allow Wilberforce to avoid eliminating majors and laying off employees,...