Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 10, July 8

A Two-Pronged Attack on Standardized Tests Is Needed
This summer, hundreds of thousands of high-school juniors will, enroll in SAT coaching courses. They II do it because they know that a three- or four-digit number that ranges from 400 to 1600 may make every difference in where they'll go to college,...
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...
Boost May Spur Research Boom for Shcolars of COLOR
Boost MAY SPUR Research BOOM for Scholars of COLOR WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a major spending hike for the e-rate policy, in May, marking a significant boost to the controversial federal subsidy program that...
Former Arizona Africana Studies Professor Charges Discrimination
TUCSON, Ariz. - A former associate professor in the University of Arizona's Africana Studies department is suing the institution claiming she was a victim of discrimination, according to a story in the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Tolagbe Ogunleye is...
Former Governor Becomes College Board Head
NEW YORK -- Former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton succeeded Dr. Donald M. Stewart as the president and chief executive officer of the College Board on July 1. Caperton brings a well-respected reputation for what is considered significant educational...
Grants & Awards
* Rice University has received a $1.475 million matching grant to fund three postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and associated social sciences. The positions will be located in the university's Center for the Study of Cultures. * Virginia...
Greek American May Sue over Picnic's Name
PHILADELPHIA -- A lawyer representing several Greek American organizations says he will likely file a lawsuit to stop organizers of an annual gathering of Black fraternities and sororities from using the name "Greek Picnic." "We're still hoping...
Harvard Report Says Nation's Schools Are Resegregating
WASHINGTON -- Forty-five years after the Supreme Court effectively ended legal segregation of public schools, most students still attend schools dominated by those of their own race and income level, a Harvard University report says. A study of...
Letters to the Editor
Giving Credit Where Credit is Due I read with interest the article you wrote on Dr. David Swinton and Benedict College, which appeared in the June 10, 1999 issue of Black Issues In Higher Education. I commend you for writing such a fine article....
Michigan Admits Fewer Minority Applicants
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- While the University of Michigan continues to encourage a diverse student body, data released last month indicate that fewer underrepresented minorities have been admitted to this year's incoming freshman class than last year, according...
Minorities Having Problems Qualifying for LIFE Scholarships
COLUMBA, S.C. -- Black students aren't the only racial minorities that had a tough time qualifying for the state's new LIFE scholarship last fall. And LIFE's not going to get any easier next year as standards rise. About a quarter of the state's...
Oregon Universities Acknowledge Racial Tensions
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Racial tensions at Oregon's two largest universities have resulted from long-standing frustration, and some students and faculty say school officials do not understand the root causes of the problem. As the school year drew to a close,...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC CARMEN ASHHURST is the new director of university communications at the New School University in New York City. She comes to the New School from Radiant Entertainment Inc., a media production and special events planning consultant firm...
Protests Accompany Abu-Jamal's Commencement Speech
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- During a taped speech by convicted murderer Mumia Abu-Jamal at Evergreen State College's commencement ceremony last month, a handful of the approximately 800 graduates walked out in protest, two dozen other graduates stood and turned...
RISING Numbers Proportionally FLAT
This year's Top 100 data reveal that while there are more graduates of color, their percentage of the overall graduating pool remains constant An examination of this year's Top 100 data reveals encouraging news: people of color continue to strive...
Societal Schizophrenia and Academic Retrenchment: A Tale of Two Inconsistencies
As we approach the new millennium, it is indeed the best of times and the worst of times for African Americans in higher education. College attendance for African American students is at an all-time high. However, those percentages are still significantly...
Special Report Top 100 Degree Producers
Total Minority Associate Degrees-All Disciplines Combined, 1996-97 RANK INSTITUTION STATE MEN WOMEN 1 MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FL 1704 2331 2 COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE AL...
Study: More Barriers Keep Women out of College Than Men
WASHINGTON -- If women don't attend college, it's usually because they can't. Debt, children, age, and anxiety keep them away. But men who go straight from high school into the work force tend to do so because they were "never that interested" in...
Tempest in a Task Force
NEW YORK -- The City University of New York system is poised to serve as a national model for urban institutions. That's the good news. The bad news requires a considerably longer sentence; make that, paragraph; make that, report. The university...
The Cost-of-Education Increase
As the annual rise in tuition and fees at colleges and universities continues, trustees and administrators at public institutions blame inadequate state funding WASHINGTON -- Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) student Lindsay Proffitt headed...
The Power of Partnerships
As administrators at a handful of universities have discovered, cooperative dual-degree programs offer a winning formula for increasing the production of underrepresented graduates Dr. Calvin Mackie almost didn't become an engineer. Although he...
THE TOP 100: Interpreting the Data
TOP 100 DEGREE PRODUCERS Eight years and running. Since 1992, I have provided Black Issues with a set of lists enumerating the colleges and universities that have conferred the highest number of degrees to students of color. The first Top 100 issue...
Washington Update
Black Caucus Demonstrates Support for FCC's E-Rate Decision For the Congressional Black Caucus, the chance to influence a major decision on education was too good to pass up. In what they termed an "unprecedented" visit, 15 caucus members filled...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives The City University of New York-Baruch College's Weissman School of Arts and Sciences has added a master's program in business journalism. The program will teach students how to identify and analyze business...