Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 8, June 7

Alabama's Faculty Senate Pushes Greek Integration
TUSCALOOSA, ALA. The University of Alabama faculty senate won't be taking the summer off in its fight to integrate the university's Greek system. Members of the faculty senate's steering committee will meet to discuss the group's next step over...
Arizona Students Applying to Ivy League Schools Accepted at Lower Rate
PHOENIX Arizona students applying to eight Ivy League schools and Stanford University were accepted at a lower rate than students nationally, according to a survey by The Arizona Republic. One of eight Arizona applicants, or 13 percent, was offered...
A Tricky Decision: Upgrading Your Operating System
Should you upgrade your operating system? Computer users are faced with this question every time Microsoft, Apple or one of the other operating-system developers releases a new version. It's a crucial question. Answering "yes" could make productive...
Bowled over by Women COMPETITORS
HISTORICALLY BLACK SCHOOLS MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES AS THE SPORT EXPANDS Women's bowling at Black colleges is on a roll. And if this year is any indication, the best is yet to come. As relative newcomers, North Carolina A&T State University,...
Bush's Education Reform Plan Gains Congressional Support
Some proposed changes to education bill from CBC members were rejected QUOTE of NOTE "I'm for standards and measuring learning, but I don't think this is the right way." --Rep. Donald Payne, D-N.J., the only Democrat on the House Education...
Dear BI Career Consultants
With colleges and universities increasingly changing many of their retention, scholarship and other programs from targeting only African American students, what can I do as an administrator to keep my university committed to increasing their Black...
Department Head Resigns, Blasts Diversity Efforts
PULLMAN, WASH. Washington State University's efforts to make the campus a friendlier place for minorities suffered a blow when a department head resigned, calling diversity efforts "mere lip service." Dr. Epifanio San Juan Jr. announced his resignation...
Federal Judge Has Serious Reservations about Desegregation Plan
JACKSON, Miss. The federal judge overseeing Mississippi's college desegregation case says he has "serious reservations" about parts of the $500 million settlement proposal. In papers filed last month in U.S. District Court in Oxford Judge Neal...
In Symbolic Gesture, UC Regents Repeal Ban on Affirmative Action
SAN FRANCISCO In a unanimous vote, the University of California regents have repealed their ban on affirmative action, hoping to send a welcoming message to Black and Latino students -- and bid farewell to six years of protests and political infighting....
Is Higher Education Ready for Minority America?
CENSUS 2000 DATA SHOWS AN INCREASING BROWNING 0F THE U.S. POPULATION A steady stream of Census 2000 data is informing Americans of a radically changing U.S. population. Huge increases in the Latino and Asian American populations are said to be changing...
Maintaining an Open Pipeline to Higher Education: Strategies That Work
Another academic year has come and gone and this edition of Black Issues allows us to celebrate the success of students of color. While we applaud these students, we must also address the fact that in order to increase the number of African American...
Minority Bachelor's Degrees on the Rise: Number of African American Bachelor's Degree Holders Tops 100,000
In the 1999-2000 academic year, the number of African Americans earning bachelor's degrees topped the 100,000 mark -- coming in at 103,874, an increase of 8,350 degrees, or 8.74 percent, over 1997-1998 figures. After promising gains in 1997-1998 in...
New Legislation Proposes $530 Million to Preserve Historic Buildings at HBCUs
New legislation endorsed by a cross-section of the Congressional Black Caucus would provide substantially more money to rehabilitate historic buildings and structures at Black colleges. H.R. 1606 would authorize $530 million to support preservation...
Our Top 100 Tops 100,000
For the 10th consecutive year, Black Issues In Higher Education has produced its rankings of the top 100 institutions that graduate the most students of color. Over the years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded...
Racial Segregation Rising in Suburban Schools, Study Says
STATE COLLEGE, PA. More minority families are moving from cities to suburbs, but residential segregation has resulted in rising racial segregation in suburban schools, according to a study by researchers at Pennsylvania State and Harvard universities....
Recruiting Talent
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY'S MINORITY RESEARCH SCHOLARS PROGRAM PRODUCES FIRST GRADUATES When an Indiana program aimed at producing minority scientists and engineers graduated its first four students this month, Dr. Marchusa Huff's mind...
Running out of Money before Graduation
The value of a college education has been documented over the years, not only for the potential earning power that it affords a person, but also for what it teaches people about valuing humanity and service to the community. Since I was old enough...
Safeguarding against Online Cheating
Like many of his peers at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Melvin A. Greene had anticipated that teaching online courses would be expected of him at the Adelphi, Md., campus that specializes in adult and online education. The prospect...
Saluting Student Academic Achievement
Triple Threat The MARTIN TRIPLETS, KENYA, WARREN and DESHUN, graduated summa cum laude from Jackson State University. Headed to the University of Mississippi Law School in the fall, the three have pledged to donate $1 million to their alma mater...
Study Shows Top Chemistry Departments Lag Behind in Minority Hiring
NORMAN, OKLA. When Dr. Donna J. Nelson, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, decided to look at the numbers of underrepresented minorities at the top 50 chemistry departments in the country, she was not quite prepared...
Survey Shows Strong Public Support for Affirmative Action, Diversity
WASHINGTON A new survey shows that two-thirds of Americans support affirmative action and recognize the value of diversity on college and university campuses. The Americans for Fair Chance (AFC), a consortium of six of America's leading civil rights...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
In our 10th consecutive annual analysis of the "Top 100," we bring you the same simple but compelling ranking of higher education data: listings of the institutions that confer the most postsecondary degrees to students of colon As always, we acknowledge...