Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 15, September 16

15 Top of the Top 100: First Professional Degrees
Continuing Black Issues' Anniversary review of the trials and triumphs of the past 15 years, the following list salutes professional schools that have most consistently appeared at the top of our annual Top 100 graduate and professional degree rankings....
A Test-Taking FRENZY
College Board Says Minorities Taking SAT and AP Courses in Record Numbers WASHINGTON -- Record numbers of high school students are taking college entrance exams, their scores are improving -- if only slightly -- and the agencies that administer...
A Textbook Case
Virtual booksellers heat up the textbook market WASHINGTON -- Armed with flyers, posters, banners, and T-shirts, Alcide King is trying to convince fellow students at Howard University they can avoid long lines at the campus-owned bookstore by merely...
BIQ 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...
BI What's New
Programs Accreditations, & Initiatives A new respiratory research center at the University of New Mexico is aimed at uncovering some of the mysteries of respiratory diseases that affect American Indians. A branch of National Institute of Health...
Black Basketball Players' Graduation Rates Sink
INDIANAPOLIS -- Graduation rates for African American college athletes in both men s and women's basketball sank again, setting off fresh concern that schools care more a winning season than academic excellence. The National Collegiate Athletic...
Dear BI Career Consultants
Q: How can professor at predominantly White colleges and universities receive proper promotion and tenure credits for service to the African American community? Dr. Elaine Johnson Copeland Associate Professor Emeritus Department of Educational Psychology...
Feds Hand out $120M to Expand College Access
WASHINGTON -- With the new academic year just days away, the Clinton administration tagged 21 states and 164 local partnerships to serve as the first participants in the highly-touted "Gear Up for College" program to boost access to higher education....
Mastering the Art of Black Male Prisoner Education
In early 1998, I received an invitation from the Rev. George "Bill" Webber of the New York Theological Seminary to speak at Sing Sing prison, the infamous correctional facility only 40 miles north of New York City. The lecture was part of a master's...
Meeting the Competition and Then Some
New Howard University Bookstore Aims to be Community Asset The traditional campus store may have online textbook sellers nipping at their business, but at least one historically Black institution is responding by making its new campus store a Black...
Private Party
Plagued by sexually-lewd behavior and violence, one of the largest Black fraternity gatherings in the country is no longer a public event and some say that while it's unfortunate, it may the wave of the future PHILADELPHIA -- At first, it seemed...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
Jones to Lead Community College Baltimore County-Catonsville DR. ANDREW C. JONES has been named president at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville. Previously, he was executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Cedar...
Rap Session on Race
As Clinton calls for a second round of campus dialogue on race, some wonder how successful the first was; others praise efforts as a useful starting point WASHINGTON -- President Clinton created the President s Initiative on Race to "help build...
Surveying the Crime Scene
Proposed rules aim to make campus crime statistics more consumer-friendly WASHINGTON -- Colleges and universities around the country will have to provide more information about crime on their campuses if new proposals by the U.S. Department of Education...
The Boycott That Isn't -- Yet
Rumors last month that Benedict College's president was rallying his HBCU colleagues in South Carolina to join the NAACP's boycott of that state have thwarted the alleged plan, at least temporarily COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Apparently, word that South Carolina...