Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 26, February 18

A Guiding Insight
Education Department's new 150-page publication deals with racial and sexual harassment WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has published a guide designed to help school officials deal more effectively with incidents of sexual harassment...
A New, and Improved, View of the South
A just-released College Fund/UNCF report says southern states are leading the way in higher education access for African Americans A new report issued by The College Fund/UNCF not only confirms that more African Americans are attending college and...
Black Issues Quiz
The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous editions of Black...
California Students Strike Back
A class-action suit has been filed against the University of California charging the new admissions policy discriminates against students of color SAN FRANCISCO -- Five civil rights groups have filed a class action lawsuit against the regents of...
Career CONSULTANTS
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: How do I get my colleagues to respect the research/work that I do on African American issues? DR. FREDDIE SANDIPHER Assistant professor of English, University College University of Cincinnati President of the National...
Church, Philanthropist Come to Rescue of Central State Students
WILBERFORCE, Ohio -- The dream of a college education for several dozen Central State University students who couldn't pay their bills remains alive after churches and civic groups pulled out their checkbooks. "It just clearly indicated that there...
CUNY Trustees Reaffirm Commitment to Remediation Cutbacks
NEW YORK -- After much controversy, City University of New York trustees voted last month to reform remedial education at CUNY's 11 four-year colleges. Under the new remedial policy, students who fail one or more of me university's placement exams...
Diversity Game of Chance Raises the Stakes
Appeals Court Considering Rejection Of a Virginia School Board's Kindergarten Lottery RICHMOND, Va. -- The assault continues. The first target was race sensitive admissions programs in higher education -- focusing on test-score differences between...
Exhibiting A Pattern of Pride
University's exhibit on kente involves local students and helps museums fulfill their responsibilities to minority communities Ann Spencer spent nearly 13 years traveling the same route from her home in Plainfield, N.J., to her job at the Newark...
Fighting Back the Chill
While the climate for students of color at public institutions in states where affirmative action has been curtailed is brisk, several neighboring private institutions are taking a `your-loss-is-our-gain' approach to the `opportunity.' Though they...
Fired Coach Gets Hall-of-Fame Settlement
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A former basketball coach who sued Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) over his team's racial makeup has been inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame as part of a settlement. Scott Rigot was head coach from 1990-96 and...
Graduation Rates Tied to Budgets at Pitt
PITTSBURGH -- The University of Pittsburgh is putting its money where its goals are. School deans must boost graduation rates of minority students or risk losing a portion of their budget. Trustees last month approved a program where the deans of...
HBCUs Tackle the Knotty Problem of Retention
They leave because their money runs out or their grandparents need some help at home. They leave because they never made any friends and didn't feel like part of the college. They leave because their sweetheart attends a different institution and they...
Interracial Dating as an Indicator of Integration
I recently read an article in Black Issues In Higher Education on integration by Paul Ruffins (Jan. 7, 1999). The author writes that approximately 1.2 million marriages are interracial. These figures are used in a context leading the reader to believe...
Kentucky Universities Fail to Meet State Standards for Blacks
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Louisville (UL) isn't meeting state-assigned objectives for enrolling, retaining, and graduating Black students from Kentucky. A report to the Council on Postsecondary Education indicates the university showed...
More Cancer Research on Ethnic Minorities and Poor Urged by Study
WASHINGTON -- A report by the Institute of Medicine has urged the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to increase efforts to determine why poor Americans and some ethnic minorities are more susceptible to develop and die from certain cancers. The Washington,...
My College Hunting Experience
This year, as I prepare to enter the rest of my life, one of my most memorable experiences has been the search for my perfect college. I have been through many steps in this process. In addition to evaluating schools in the basis of the academic environment,...
Of N-Words and Race Men
Washington, D.C., is such a racial hotbed that when a White man uses the word "niggardly" -- Teutonically speaking, of course -- the Black man whose ears were boxed by the arcane reference becomes the bad guy. The nation's capital is such a tinderbox...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. JOHNETTA CROSS BRAZZELL has been named vice chancellor for student services at the University of Arkansas. She brings a wealth of experience, most recently as vice president for student affairs at Spelman College. Brazzell earned a...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Tuskegee University has launched a Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Engineering -- the first such program at a historically Black institution, according to institution officials. Each fellowship is valued at $30,000. Students in the program...
Succeeding on White Campuses
Elite institutions explain why initiatives that support Black student success are essential to achieving the goal of diversity. Dr. Sarah Willie has devoted much of her career to studying the progress of Black students on predominantly White campuses....
THE LACK OF Virtual Privacy
Report: `High Degree' of Security Is Needed to Combat Collectors of Student Information A student majoring in math receives a credit card, but is turned down for a new card when he changes his major to rhetoric. The card distributor obtained the...
The New Complexion of Retention Services
Attacks against race-sensitive admission policies are prompting many campuses to refocus retention programs that once targeted minority students While opponents of affirmative action programs wage their very public battle to dismantle university...
Universities Targeted by Conservative Ad Campaign
WASHINGTON -- Conservative organizations that say top U.S. colleges are illegally using racial preferences in admissions are producing reports to support their claim and, in some cases, taking their case to the nation's college newspapers. As a...
Washington Update
Budget Targets Hispanic-Serving Institutions, College Prep President Bill Clinton is proposing a modest increase for higher education next year, with Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) and the new GEAR-UP for College program among the largest...