Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 13, August 19

6th Circuit Court Says Black and Latino Students Can Join Michigan Affirmative Action Cases
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, earlier this month, to allow Black and Latino students to become defendants in two lawsuits challenging the University of Michigan's affirmative action admissions policies. The ruling...
Allen WRENCHED
Conservative head of Virginia's higher education council abruptly resigns for very personal `professional reasons' RICHMOND, Va. -- William B. Allen's sudden departure from Virginia's State Council of Higher Education last month mirrored his flamboyant...
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...
Capturing the Spirit of 15 YEARS
When Black Issues In Higher Education started in 1984, Nelson Mandela was enduring a life sentence in a South African prison. Today, he is not only the former president of South Africa, but he holds an honorary doctorate from Harvard University. ...
Collegiate Athletics HIGHLIGHTS
Collegiate athletics have presented a grueling playing field for student athletes of color over the past 15 years. And sometimes, just when it seems that players of color have gotten used to the terrain, new issues of equity explode on the field, making...
Former University Accountant Sues Citing Racial Discrimination
MINNEAPOLIS -- A former financial aid accountant is suing the University of Minnesota and three staff members for more than $200,000, alleging that supervisors discriminated against her based on her race, denied her equal pay, and falsely accused her...
Grants & Awards
* Colorado State University has received a $1.8 million federal grant to assist public schools across the West with desegregation efforts and to promote equity in education for all students. The funds will go to a new Equity Assistance Center designed...
`Greek' Pride and Pain
A paradoxical era of influence and problems for Black sororities and fraternities During the late 1960s and the Vietnam War era, the Black fraternity and sorority movement suffered a loss of prestige because many young African Americans viewed them...
Louisiana Lightning Rod
Baton Rouge Community College Chancellor Marion Bonaparte was at the center of a racially charged storm that led to his ouster, and is expected to hurt enrolment at the new state institution BATON ROUGE, La. -- Marion Bonaparte, Baton Rouge Community...
Needy Students Can Keep Excess Grant Money in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Although a new state law says colleges and universities cannot award public financial aid to students over what it costs them to attend school, state education officials say they will allow needy students who get a federal Pell...
On the Front Lines
Black Issues has selected the following faculty, administrators, and advocates as exemplary of true dedication to access and equity in higher education. They, and hundreds of others like them, are working tirelessly on their campuses, in boardrooms,...
Out of State, OUT OF FUNDING
A growing number of states are adopting new legislation that is forcing some Black institutions to choose between public dollars and loyalty to legacy students GREENVILLE, S.C. -- As public colleges and universities in the South compete for limited...
President Asks Legal Profession to `RECOMMIT' TO DIVERSITY
President Bill Clinton spoke to more than 200 guests in the White House s East Room last month, calling on them to continue to support diversity in the legal community. "I ask you to recommit yourselves ... to fighting discrimination, to revitalizing...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
BRANCH TO HEAD COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY-ESSEX DR. WAYNE BRANCH has been named president of the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex. Previously, he was vice president for student affairs at the Community College of Philadelphia....
Reading Is Fundamental
The past 15 years have been marked by a burgeoning of non-fiction books by and about people of color, and on issues concerning their status in the nation's complex system of education. Below is a sampling of those books that have had the broadest mainstream...
Seasoned Leaders
The following higher education presidents/chancellors of color have been at their respective two- or four-year institutions for 15 or more years: African American Presidents Marjorie Harris, Lewis College of Business, since 1965 Jack Evans, Southwestern...
Shameful Occurrences
While rummaging though our files in search of highlights to include in this anniversary edition, we also came across many, many shameful occurrences. Any reputable 15-year assessment of Black issues in higher education would be incomplete without at...
Students Sue State over Lack of AP Courses
LOS ANGELES -- Four teenagers sued the state and the Inglewood Unified School District last month, claiming minority students were denied access to college preparatory classes and placed at a disadvantage for the rest of their lives. Attorney Johnnie...
Surveying the Combat Zone
The legislative, public policy, and legal battlefield over increasing opportunity In 1984, the birth year of Black, Issues In Higher Education, incumbent President Ronald Reagan scored a landslide victory over Democratic challenger Walter Mondale....
Teaching Tolerance
New report finds tolerance projects can indeed create a more harmonious campus atmosphere WASHINGTON -- Many colleges universities have found that admitting a diverse student body is just the beginning of creating a diverse campus. Without conscious...
Technical College Improves Minority Enrollment Numbers Systemwide
MADISON, Wis. -- Aggressive recruiting increased the number of minority students who participated in Wisconsin's technical colleges by 39 percent during the 1990s, a report says. The number of minorities participating in programs and classes at...
The Higher Education Technology Revolution
Nowhere in higher education has there been as much change as in the use of information technology. Not only have information technology advances provided institutions useful tools like personal computers and campus computer networks, but changes spurred...
THEY SAID IT in Black Issues
Since Black Issues was founded, in 1984, the editor's have featured a variety of personalities whose leadership and/or scholarship have had a profound impact on higher education. The following is a summary of some of the most memorable quotes culled...
Top of the Top 100
In 1992, Black Issues produced the first annual Top 100 ranking of colleges and universities. The ranking is based on each institution's degree production performance among people of color in various degree categories. Over the years, the special reports...
Transcending the Classroom
Men of scholarship and prophetic insight must show us the right way and lead us into the light which is shining brighter and brighter." -- Carter G. Woodson Over the past 15 years, the Black Issues staff has interviewed thousands of faculty....
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives The state's five tribal colleges are collaborating with North Dakota State University to boost interest among American Indian students in math, science, and engineering. The program is designed to moth...
Young Faculty Members Making Their Mark
As the millenium approaches, a new generation of scholars is getting ready to take its place in the academy. Standing on he shoulders of the giants who have come before them, these young researchers are pushing the envelope of scholarship in a variety...