Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 18, October 25

Attorney to Pursue Racial Profiling Case, despite High Court Ruling. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
ONEONTA, N.Y. An attorney says a group of young African American men will pursue their legal battle accusing the police and State University of New York at Oneonta officials of racial profiling. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced...
Black College Reunion Brings Millions to Daytona Area, Expert Says. (Noteworthy News)
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. The Black College Reunion generates $145 million in economic activity for the Daytona Beach, Fla., region, according to an economist's studies. The three-day event, which brings as many as 100,000 spring breakers from historically...
D.C. Tuition Program May Lose Funds
The new federal program to help District of Columbia students qualify for lower college tuition may be a casualty, at least temporarily, of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. The House of Representatives wants to withhold half...
Dear BI Career Consultants: In the Wake of Recent Court Decisions Undermining the Role of Race in College Admission Policies, What Can I, as a Director of Admissions, Do to Help African American Students Enhance Their Chances of Being Admitted to College? (Career Consultants)
Good news! African American students today are just as capable, talented and eager as other students. The unfortunate news is that the information that they need in order to enhance their chances of being admitted is not always given or admission counselors...
Events
NOVEMBER November 1-3 Education Trust National Conference "Good Teaching Matters" Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Washington Contact: Melissa Murphy Phone: (202) 293-1217, Ext. 323 E-mail: mmurphy@edtrust.org Web: www.edtrust.org November 7 ...
Forcing the Issues. (Editor's Note)
When you see what is right, have the courage to do it," so goes a Chinese proverb. I have never met Dr. Ann Reynolds, the subject of our cover story, but it sounds like she marches to the beat of her own drum. By most accounts, she has tried to do...
HCBUs Awarded Federal Digital Divide Grants. (Tech Briefs)
WASHINGTON North Carolina Central University and Grambling State University are among 74 nonprofit organizations, which include colleges, universities, local governments and community development groups, receiving $42.8 million in grants from the...
House Plan Seeks Education Increase. (Washington Update)
Federal funding vital to low-income students and minority-serving institutions would increase under a new 2002 budget bill emerging from discussions in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation from a House appropriations subcommittee would...
`It Takes a Campus to Graduate a Student: A Look at Seven Academic Retention Programs and What Makes Them Effective. (Special Report: Recruitment & Retention)
Colleges and universities that succeed in retaining today's students pay close attention to students' backgrounds, needs and expectations and then take action to accommodate them. Institutions must be innovative, creative and clear in their approach...
Legislative Weekend Shines Spotlight on Nation's Education Emergency. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
WASHINGTON Education advocates were put on alert last month at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual legislative weekend in Washington as Rep. Major Owens, D-N.Y., declared an "education emergency" in America, more specifically in the...
N.C. A&T, Senegalese University Sign Collaborative Agreement. (Noteworth News)
GREENSBORO, N.C. Senegal's largest university and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will entail student and faculty exchanges, as well as possibilities for collaborative research...
No Place for a Steel Magnolia: Known for Her Bold Appointments and Steadfast Support of Diversity, Dr. Ann Reynolds Is Forced out of UAB. (Faculty Club)(Special Report: Recruitment & Retention)(Cover Story)
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. A vocal throng of 350 students, faculty, physicians from the health center, politicians, business executives and religious leaders crowded into a special meeting of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's board of trustees Aug....
Not Your Average Affirmative Action Program. (Last Word)
The decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in Bakke v. Board of Regents recognizes diversity in higher education as a compelling interest that will permit a public university to consider race as a factor in a competitive admissions process. Opponents...
Plans to Limit GEAR UP Program Stir Concern. (Washington Update)
Bush administration plans to limit the new GEAR UP college awareness program are drawing fire from a Congressional Black Caucus member who helped launch the program. GEAR UP will serve 175,000 fewer children than it could have given current federal...
Racial Discrimination a Reality for Black Tourists, Researcher Finds. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
GAINESVILLE, FLA. Travel for college-educated Blacks is often tainted by "the inescapable realities" of racial discrimination, new University of Florida research finds. Black tourists perceived racial discrimination when they stayed in hotels...
Should You Buy an Internet Appliance? (Personal Computing)
Let's say you're not yet online and want to get there but don't want to mess with a complicated computer. Or let's say your parents or grandparents fit this description. What should you do? This question has spawned an entire category of simple...
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Confederate Flag-Waving Appeal. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON A legal effort to resurrect the waving of Confederate battle flags at college football games in Mississippi died earlier this month in the Supreme Court. The court declined to take the appeal of a flag-carrying spectator who had been...
Survey Suggests Link between Racism, High Blood Pressure in African Americans. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
ATLANTA Researchers at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta have provided the first empirical evidence suggesting that racism may be a contributing factor to the unusually high prevalence of high blood pressure and its attendant cardiovascular...
The Road from Bowie to Indianapolis: Sharing the IT Experience. (Tech Talk)
For information technology professionals, administrators and faculty members at American colleges and universities, technology conferences provide useful forums for teaching and learning about the latest trends in computing and other technologies....
The Way Things Were. (Speaking of Education)
The man in front of me at the United Airlines ticket counter is tall and blond. With his dark blazer, gray slacks and power-red tie, his entire being screams "alpha male," as does his body language. He fidgets, moving his weight from one foot to the...
What Lies Ahead for Michigan's Affirmative Action Cases? Many Wonder What Bollinger's Departure Will Mean for the Battle to Preserve the University's Admissions Policies. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
ANN ARBOR, MICH. When University of Michigan president Lee Bollinger confirmed earlier this month that he will become Columbia University's next president, it triggered speculation about who will replace the popular leader here. Meanwhile, across...