Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, February 26

Baby Steps toward Educational Success
Noted columnist launches program to help poor parents guide their children's learningLast year, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist William Raspberry attended a reunion at the small, private Episcopal school he graduated from in Okolona,...
Bush's Budget Creates 'Greater Hurdles' for Students, Group Says
By freezing funding for federal student aid President Bush's budget creates even "greater hurdles" for students, says Kate Rube, associate for the State PIRG's Higher Education Project."Students at colleges around the country need more help than President...
Court Denies Latest Appeal in Mississippi Desegregation Case
JACKSON, MISS.Mississippi's marathon college desegregation case may have to clear one more legal hurdle before the state can move ahead with a settlement supporters say will help traditionally Black universities heal from decades of neglect.The 5th U.S....
Courting the Best & the Brightest
Honors colleges mushroom across the country in both two-and fouryear institutionsFrom parents to politicians to professors, everyone seems to have adopted "achievement" as a favorite buzzword, so perhaps it's no surprise that honors education - and specifically...
Dillard President Michael Lomax to Head UNCF
WASHINGTONThe United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has announced that Dr. Michael L. Lomax will succeed William H. Gray III as president and CEO of the organization. Lomax, who currently serves as president of Dillard University in New Orleans, will officially...
Facing UP to Realities
Harvard economist investigates the racial achievement gap.As an economist, Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson often applies quantitative analysis to public policy dilemmas, which yields data models and quantitative measures of complex issues. In tackling the racial...
Florida State Celebrates Its Integration in a Monumental Way
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.Florida State University unveiled a larger-than-life bronze sculpture last month to pay tribute to the first African American students who integrated the university more than 40 years ago.The sculpture, called "Integration," was dedicated...
HBCUs among Few Winners in Bush's Budget Plan
BY STAFF AND NEWS WIRE REPORTSFinancial aid programs see little, if any, gainBlack colleges would receive more money next year while most student financial aid programs face freezes or cuts under President Bush's new education budget.By percentages alone,...
Hispanic Leaders, Maricopa Board Continue to Clash
THE LATEST NEWS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRYLatino community looks to legislators to rein in community-college board membersPHOENIXA board member's habit of maintaining an office on campus has gone from an arcane governance question to political controversy...
In the Know
So your child is considering an honors program or college. What are the things you need to know?* Get a reputable guide and look at the overall institution - not just the honors component. Ask yourself if the institution as a whole has the type of programs...
New Guide Aims to Help Colleges Keep Diversity Efforts within the Law
WASHINGTONThe College Board recently released an important new resource to help colleges and universities who are grappling with the issues of recruiting and admitting a diverse student body in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the University...
On the Move
DR. JEROME H. BLUE has been appointed interim vice president for research, governmental and corporate relations at New York City College of Technology at the City University of New York (CUNY). He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont,...
Report: Emergency Measures Needed to End Crisis in College Opportunity
SAN JOSE, CALIF.Governors and legislators should adopt emergency measures to stem the crisis in college opportunity, according to recommendations in "Responding to the Crisis in College Opportunity" released earlier this month by the National Center...
So, Your Children Are College Bound . . . but Are They SAT Ready?
Parents play a key role in preparing students for standardized tests, experts agreeParents are an essential component in their children's SAT success, says Starlett Craig, director of outreach and enrichment programs at Clemson University in South Carolina....
State Department, Howard University Launch Program to Produce Diplomats
FROM STAFF AND NEWS WIRE REPORTSWASHINGTONUnder a unique agreement between Howard University and the Department of State, members of underrepresented groups and students with financial needs selected as Charles B. Rangel Fellows will qualify for the...
The Great Divide
Racial achievement gap gains recognition as national concern, but solution continues to elude educators, scholars and policy-makers. BY RONALD ROACHAmericans know that Black and Latino children, by and large, are not reaching their full potential when...
WASHINGTON UPDATE; HBCUs among Few Winners in Bush's Budget Plan
Black colleges would receive more money next year while most student financial aid programs face freezes or cuts under President Bush's new education budget.By percentages alone, minority-serving colleges and universities were one of the plan's few winners...
Yale Exhibit Highlights African Americans in the Civil War
NEWHAVEN, CONN.An exhibition at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library brings to life an episode of American - and Connecticut - history that has not yet received its due attention: the unique struggle of more than 215,000 African...