Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 26, February 15

Bush's Education Reform Plan Offers Proposals on College-School Partnerships
But initiatives focus almost exclusively on elementary and secondary education President Bush's new education reform plan is drawing cautious support across the political spectrum except for one provision with political dynamite -- vouchers for...
Career Consultants
Dear BI Career Consultants: Does it make sense to talk about the "Digital Divide" in terms of inclusion instead of division? Cardell Orrin Chief Information Officer LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, Tenn. The change in terminology from "Digital...
Citadel Alumni Association to Award Scholarship in Name of First Black Graduate
CHARLESTON, S.C. The Citadel African American Alumni Association has established a scholarship for minority students in honor of the school's first Black graduate, Charles Foster. Black alumni hope to award the first scholarship this fall. It...
Collegiate Athletic Organization Says Future Events in Missisippi Are on the Line with Flag Vote
JACKSON, MISS. Members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association say they may move regional events from Mississippi if voters do not choose a new flag April 17. The NCAA is considering requests not to schedule postseason competition in...
Education Department Cracks Down on Misleading Financial Aid Web Sites
FLINT, MICH. Financial aid officers nationwide are in an uproar over an Internet Web site that they say has confused and misled many families, and charges money for a service that students can easily get for free. All students who apply for federal...
Election Offers Compelling Reasons to Study Black History
Anyone who lacks a compelling reason to study African American history need only review last year's debacle, also known as the presidential election, to be reminded that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Thousands of African American...
Fewer Caps and Gowns for Hispanic Girls
WASHINGTON Hispanic girls have a higher high school dropout rate than girls in other racial or ethnic groups and are the least likely to earn a college degree, according to the American Association of University Women. Schools must do more to...
First-Year Female College Students Found to Have Less Confidence about Computer Skills Than Male Counterparts
LOS ANGELES An annual, national survey of college freshmen reveals that the women feel less confident about their computer-use skills than the men. The fall 2000 survey undertaken by the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California-Los...
Memory Lights the Corners of Your PC
With personal computers, taking a stroll down memory lane isn't for the nostalgic. The world of random access memory, or RAM, is future oriented, with significant changes in the works. Change brings both opportunity and threat, and court battles are...
One-Third of UNC Students Graduates in Four Years
CHARLOTTE, N.C. One out of every three students who enrolled in the University of North Carolina system in 1996 graduated in four years, a slight increase from the freshman class of 1994, according to a report released by the UNC Board of Governors...
On the Move
DR. WILLIAM R. BELISLE has been appointed grants, funded research and contracts officer at Southern University at New Orleans. Previously he was senior environmental engineer at SEMCOR Inc. in Huntsville, Ala. Belisle earned a bachelor's from Alabama...
Other Types of Campus Crimes
It is often said that our campuses reflect the society from which the students come and that, given some of the communities where our campuses are located, it is unrealistic to presume that they can be immune from crime. Indeed, when crime erupts on...
Persevering Even When Heroes Fall
Disappointed is perhaps the best way to describe how I felt when I awoke to the news that Rev. Jesse Jackson had cheated on his wife and has fathered a 20-month-old daughter with a former employee and college professor. I wasn't shocked, not dismayed,...
Student Deaths Shake Up College Campuses
Despite recent murders, campus violence is down nationwide ORANGEBURG, S.C. A celebration to honor the memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, Jan. 15, turned tragic at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., when a freshman...
Study Shows African American Girls Inclined to Science Early
WASHINGTON Young African American females show a strong inclination toward science in their high school years because of strong female role models in their lives -- usually their working mothers, according to a study completed at The Catholic University...
Tennessee Desegregation Accord: "Forty Acres and a Mule"
Tennessee has supposedly "settled" its higher education desegregation case (Geier) amid much optimism that "it's finally over" -- the case has lingered in court since 1968. The accord was drafted to meet a Dec. 15, 2000, deadline. And much like the...
Wake Forest Techies Put Knowledge to Work
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Like many college students who study computer information systems, Derrick Thompson knows computer and Internet work experience means a great deal to future employers. As a high school student, the Robeson County, N.C., native...