Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 13, August 17

Black America Status Report Finds Good and Bad News
WASHINGTON The National Urban League's annual overview on the state of Black America -- a report that largely details the disparities among Blacks and Whites in this country -- has some good and bad news. The bad news? One of the most troubling...
Black Caucus Criticizes GOP Effort to Help HBCUs
The June summit of congressional Republicans and Black college leaders continues to stir interest on Capitol Hill, with the Congressional Black Caucus leader criticizing the meeting as Republicans begin to map plans to expand these discussions. ...
Campus Cops Try to Fill Role as Cyber Superheroes
IOWA CITY, IOWA Minority students here at the University of Iowa's College of Dentistry received a series of threatening e-mail messages last March warning them to "be afraid, not only for their future careers but for their lives. "If firearms...
Community College Education
Not Just an American Thing Anymore WASHINGTON The telephone calls, letters and e-mail requests pour in from the four corners of the Earth -- from countries where government coffers are flush with oil money, as well as afford to feed their populace....
Community College Faculty
Though pursuing research can be difficult at two-year colleges, many scholars of color are drawn by the opportunities to teach an increasingly diverse student population COLUMBUS, GA. Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Marilyn Howard fit the classic...
Community Colleges: More Than a Reasonable Alternative to Success
Twenty-six years ago when I began my professional career, I told the dean with whom I interviewed that the reason I wanted to teach at a community college was because students who enrolled there did so because they wanted an education. Not because...
Diversity Deferred in AACC Presidential Choice
WASHINGTON, D.C. After a nine-month search for the person who will lead community colleges in the new millennium, the American Association of Community Colleges here announced last month that Dr. George R. Boggs had been tapped to fill the organization's...
Education Department Study Says Most Student Borrowers Pay off Loans in Four Years
The National Center for Education Statistics recently released a report showing that most students have either paid off their loans or are close to doing so four years after graduation. However, the report, Debt Burden Four Years After College, also...
Federal Judge Rules That Georgia Has No Compelling Interest in Promoting Diversity
SAVANNAH, GA. A federal district judge ruled late last month that three White female applicants denied admission to the University of Georgia in 1999 should be offered admission to the institution this fall, effectively ending the university's policy...
James Farmer Rests in Peace, but Mary Washington College Still Wrestles with Multicultural Issues
FREDERICKSBURG, VA. A plan at Mary Washington College to relocate the school's James Farmer Multicultural Center and divert resources to "cultural" programming has provoked angry protests from faculty and others. Faculty at the liberal arts college...
Making a Way Where There Is None
Despite those who say minority engineering students are hard to come by, one Missouri school has uncovered a hidden treasure -- the local community college Attracting minority students into engineering programs is a challenge. A rural Midwestern...
Natural Allies
Black colleges and two-year schools try to come together to create a network of seamless education for minority students SAN FRANCISCO Several years ago, officials at San Francisco City College here began the African American Achievement Program,...
On the Move
DR. BERNICE GUILLAUME will become the assistant vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She earned a bachelor's from Scripps College in California, a master's from Brown University and...
Oregon Student Files Reverse-Discrimination Case against Community College
PORTLAND, ORE. A Portland Community College student here has filed a reverse-discrimination complaint alleging she is being denied free tuition because she is White. Adrienne Williams, 29, claims a teacher development program violates the college's...
Reach out and Touch with Technology
For the past 4,000 years, humans have relied on technology to communicate with one another over distance. Using clay, papyres, paper, smoke, drum beats, electrons and photons carried by camel, horse, pigeon, boat, plane, truck, air and wire, we have...
Re-Calculating Math Instruction
Professors in the ethnomathematics movement are bringing diversity, culture and a more accurate history to math instruction ORANGE COAST, CALIF. Michael Jordan, according to some math professors, is a mathematician. He estimates wrist angles,...
TECH Briefs
STUDY FINDS STAGNATION IN NUMBER OF WOMEN STUDYING COMPUTER SCIENCE WASHINGTON A recent study says the percentage of women in computer science programs will likely remain stagnant while overall undergraduate computer science enrollments increase...
The Thrill of Academic Frenzy
A college president once told me that each time the students go home for the summer, he gets empty nest syndrome. The university grounds get so quiet, he almost doesn't know what to do with himself. When the students return, so does the pitter-patter....
Walker Named President at Southern Illinois University
CARBONDALE, ILL. Dr. James Walker, president of Middle Tennessee State University, will become the next president of Southern Illinois University. He is the first African American to hold the position. Meanwhile, officials at Middle Tennessee...