Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 23, January 6

Alaska Student Investors Turn Online Stock Profit, Fund Scholarship
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A New Age stock ticker rolls across the Web site, displaying up-to-the-minute trading information on a select group of investments. But this isn't just any portfolio. It started eight years ago as an experiment for a group of...
Anti-Affirmative Action Group Takes Exception to University of Virginia Report
RICHMOND, Va. -- When a report issued last January by an anti-affirmative action group criticized the University of Virginia's admissions policies, the school defended itself by saying the report's numbers didn't add up. So the Center for Equal...
As Different as DAY and NIGHT
Missouri's historically Black Lincoln University, now predominantly White, searches for a way to bring its two divergent populations together. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- There's a saying here at, Lincoln University: "White by day, Black by night." A...
Athletes and Literacy -- through the Eyes of an Expert
Dr. Ernie Turner was a professional football player for the Dallas Texans, a team that later became the Kansas City Chiefs. He left Virginia State University in 1961, some 12 courses short of receiving his degree and, by his own account, lacking many...
Central State Board Chair to Step Down
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Frederick Ransier III, chairman of Central State University Board of Trustees, says he will step down as chairman next June because of time demands of a new political position. He will soon be appointed to Columbus City Council. ...
Deja Vu in the Bayou
Demotion of Black administrators and promotion of White administrators results in allegations of racism. BATON ROUGE, La. -- Allegations of racism are once again surfacing at Baton Rouge Community College, but this time they are directed at a White...
Former San Jose State Professor Settles over Allegedly Racist Tenure Denial
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A former San Jose State University professor who accused the school's African American studies department of denying her tenure because she is not Black has won more than $206,000 in an out-of-court settlement. In exchange, Cynthia...
Grants & Awards
* City University of New York LaGuardia Community College has received a $7.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enable students and schools to benefit from teacher training programs and additional support services, helping students...
Massachusetts Teaching Programs Could Face Sanctions
BOSTON -- A special education commission has approved a plan that would allow the state to sanction college teaching programs if less than 80 percent of their graduates fail the state's teacher test. Commission chairman Peter Nessen says the goal...
New Plan, Named for UNCF Chief, Seeks Retention Funds
WASHINGTON -- As a former congressman and current director of The College Fund, William H. Gray III has a lot of visibility. Now he may get legislation named after him as well, if Congressional Black Caucus members get their wish. For the William...
Not Exactly for THE SPORT OF IT
One Black college football conference opts for the money, the other for a chance at a national championship. When it comes to post-season play in college football, the historically Black conferences that compete at the National Collegiate Athletics...
OCR Questions Legality of Test Overreliance
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration has tinkered further with its guidelines on standardized testing, but the overall message is still clear: Excessive use of tests could prompt legal challenges against colleges. The Education Department in...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
Jackson State to Get New Leader RONALD MASON JR. has been named by the board of trustees to become the next president of Jackson State University in Mississippi effective Feb 1. He is currently executive director of the National Center for the Urban...
Public College Creates For-Profit Distance Ed Company
When traditional, nonprofit higher education institutions opt to provide distance education, they soon discover that such an enterprise requires institutional experiences and skills not normally found among campus administrators. Recognizing its limitations...
Reparations and Higher Education
There is a continuing argument about the role of affirmative action, in various forms, in admissions and faculty recruitment at historically White universities, and in budget support for historically Black colleges and universities. But the debate...
Scaling the Heights of Architectural Academe
CHICAGO -- If you ask most architects to name the 20th century titans in their field, people like Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Gehry will no doubt be on the list. The only people of color likely to be mentioned...
THE JAMES BROOKS Illiteracy Scandal
Auburn University's the Cincinnati Bengals' secret little `problem' unveiled. CINCINNATI, OHIO -- The official statement given via Jack Brennan, public relations director for the Cincinnati Bengals, is: "James Brooks was able to function and perform...
Thinking K-16
Once again, higher education and K-12 officials try to align standards. WASHINGTON -- A group of 18 higher education leaders, most of whom are university system chancellors and presidents, joined with 10 state school superintendents last month to...
University of South Carolina Trustees Call for Confederate Flag's Removal
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina's board of trustees has approved a resolution calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse dome. The resolution -- that passed without a dissenting vote, according to board...
What's New Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Dr. Randolph Bromery, the former chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, has set up a fund on that campus for minority students in the geosciences. "The fund represents a larger philosophy of increasing the numbers of African Americans in...