Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 12, August 3

Ambitious Outreach
California State University officials tackle remediation by offering a little help to K-12 LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A veteran university administrator, Dr. Charles B. Reed has seen his fair share of controversy during a career that includes 13 years...
Army Announces $600 Million Program to Educate Soldiers
WASHINGTON -- Soldiers who choose the Army over school will soon be able to spend evenings in their bunks working for a college or technical degree. A new $600 million Army education program, designed to attract and keep recruits while creating...
BI What's New Programs, Accreditations & Initiatives
The federal government has given surgeons at East Carolina University and four other hospitals the green light to use the nation's first robotic surgical device, a three-armed assistant named "da Vinci." Last month, the da Vinci Surgical System...
Black, Hispanic Caucuses Launch Dual-Degree Effort
WASHINGTON -- Black and Hispanic lawmakers have come together to sponsor new legislation that could create a long-debated "dual degree" program for minority-serving colleges. The just-introduced bill would provide $40 million in start-up funding...
California Professor Launches Hunger Strike over Tenure Decision
POMONA, Calif. -- A professor at Pomona College who says he was denied tenure because of race discrimination went on a hunger strike last month, hoping the attention would pressure the school to reopen the case. Dr. Stanley O. Gaines Jr. worked...
Career Consultants
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: I've been offered a faculty/administrative position. Can you give me some advice on negotiation strategies and protocol? Are there any nuances that are unique to higher education? ROBERT HRADSKY Executive Director...
Chambers Stepping Down from N.C. Central University
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Julius Chambers, a civil rights lawyer who spent the last seven years confronting decades of neglect at North Carolina Central University, plans to step down as chancellor. Chambers says he will leave in June, or after a successor...
Double Standard Reform
Reports abound across the country of ex-welfare mothers who can't make ends meet. Booted out of a system they depended on for so long, many lack the skills necessary to secure gainful employment despite taking training programs the federal government...
Federal Judge Halts $3.5 Million Appropriation to Miss. Colleges
Officials say action against Black schools shows need to settle desegregation suit JACKSON, Miss. -- More than $3.5 million allocated for Alcorn State and Mississippi Valley State universities related to the state's college desegregation case has...
Florida Judge Deals Blow to Minority Admissions
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- An administrative hearing judge upheld a state plan to ban consideration of race in college admissions last month, rejecting a challenge by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP challenged...
Good News Doesn't Close Gaps
Four gaps define the African American economic experience for me -- the income gap, the Digital Divide (or access gap), the credit gap and the education gap. In terms of the income gap, African Americans still earn a fraction of what Whites earn....
Grants & Awards
* Creighton has received a $2.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine whether calcium and vitamin D supplementation can prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis. * Prairie View A&M University has been awarded...
Miss. Auditor Praises Jackson State University
JACKSON, Miss. -- State Auditor Phil Bryant has praised Jackson State University officials for improvements since he issued a demand to collect nearly $147,000 to offset problems with missing inventory three years ago. "It is important for the taxpayers...
No Hassles: Buying a Reliable PC
More so than ever, personal computers are commodities, with little differentiation between offerings from one vendor to the next. Sure, you can choose a PC with a faster or slower processor, more or less memory, or a larger or smaller hard disk....
Ohio State President Urges $2 Billion Technology Investment
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The president of Ohio State University urged the state last month to invest $1 billion to $2 billion in technology over the next five years or risk falling behind in the information-age economy. The state's share of that investment...
Panel Pushes Support for Women, Minorities in Technology
WASHINGTON -- The federal government must "significantly expand" initiatives to recruit minorities and women for science and technology careers through larger Pell grants, increased support for Black colleges and other services, a bipartisan congressional...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. EMMET DENNIS has been named vice president for student affairs at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Previously, he held the position in an acting capacity. Dennis earned a bachelor's in biology from Cuttington University in Liberia,...
Remediation Reform
Only time will tell whether California's remediation policy will continue to turn out success stories or if disadvantaged students who can't catch up in time will mark the system's biggest failure. SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Brandon Kountz is feeling...
Roaring Up from Behind
While a report from the Southern Regional Education Board acknowledges falling short of remedial education goals, one college offers an example of developmental success LARGO, Md. -- They don't like calling the students "at risk." "Underprepared"...
Some Colleges Blocking Explicit Web Sties
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Some colleges are blocking sexually explicit Web sites and even penalizing students who continue to try to visit a banned site. Lee University has blocked Web sites for several years. When students reach a blocked site, they...
Teaching in the World That Is (Instead of the World That Should Be)
In this rapidly changing technological world, many of us educators are still hanging on to a 20th century ideal image of what college should be like. Students should be happy to expand their personal and professional horizons. They should be prepared...