Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, March 19

BI Appointments PROFESSIONAL
Academic Appointments Cassandra Berry has been named an associate vice president for the new office of equity and diversity at the University of North Texas. Previously, she was assistant vice president and director of the office of equal opportunity...
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Black Scientists: Why Are There Still So Few?
When Gene Roddenberry's starship Enterprise explored new frontiers science fiction in his show Star Trek, he cast a diverse team of actors to portray the rocket scientists of the future. Last fall, the rocket scientists starring in the real-life...
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Bridging the Gap That Divides America
The early 1970s, the aftermath of the civil rights movement, was a time of great promise for America's minority population. Nowhere was the promise greater than in engineering. Engineering was the nation's largest profession, the root of its economic...
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California Students Propose Initiative to `Provide Equal Opportunity'
BERKELEY, Calif. -- In response the anti-affirmative action referendums and policy statements which have become the law of the land in the state of California, students here have crafted the Equal Educational Opportunity. Initiative (EEOI) in hopes...
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Feds Close Title VI Investigation in Ohio
DAYTON, Ohio -- The decision by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to close its active Title VI investigation into the state of Ohio's treatment of Central State University (CSU) triggered mixed reactions ranging from...
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Hurdle #1: Getting in the Door
Research institutions are the primary producers of the nation's scientific brain trust. Yet, the record of these institutions for producing African Americans in these disciplines is spotty. In this feature, Black Issues examines the experiences of...
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Leading from Behind
Two historically Black colleges aspire to become more than just feeder schools Historically Black colleges and universities are relative newcomers to the science and engineering search arena. As a consequence, few offer doctoral level programs on...
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Minority Hiring Not Making the Grade in Collegiate Sports
BOSTON -- The grades are in for minority hiring in college sports, and they're lousy. A new study released in February by Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society found that while the record for minority hiring in pro basketball,...
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Trouble along the Science Pipeline
Perhaps the most commonly cited barrier to African American students being chosen by the most competitive colleges and universities for admission into science and engineering programs is their performance on standardized college entrance exams, namely...
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Washington UPDATE
ED Backs Continued Default-Rate Exemption for HBCUs The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has asked Congress to extend the current exemption from default-rate penalties for historically Black colleges and universities. HBCUs and tribally controlled...
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