Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 11, July 19

Accrediting Agency Acts against Grambling State University
GRAMBLING, LA. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has taken punitive action against Grambling State University. At its summer meeting late last month in Portsmouth, Va., the SACS denied its reaffirmation of Grambling State University's...
Big-Time Computing for Minority-Serving Institutions
While many colleges and universities, including minority-serving institutions, have worked diligently to avoid being permanently designated as "have nots" in the digital divide, the pace of information technology innovation continues to keep virtually...
Breathing New Life into Meharry
The 125-year-old historically Black medical school was on the brink of closing down, but through new leadership and partnerships, the school is financially healthy, and its students' board scores are the highest in the school's history. NASHVILLE,...
Carter G. Woodson Home Chosen as Endangered Site
WASHINGTON The Washington home of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, acclaimed scholar, educator and founder of the Black history movement, has been chosen by the National Historic Preservation as one of America's 11 most endangered historic places. The...
Commission Proposes Limits on College Sports
WASHINGTON Colleges with low graduation rates among athletes should be banned from postseason play, a commission said last month in chiding universities for putting too much emphasis on winning. Under the plan proposed by the Knight Foundation...
Doctoral Dilemma
As more African Americans earn their doctorates, a look behind the numbers reveals key areas of concern. Doctoral graduation rates among African Americans have risen for the sixth consecutive year. And that's excellent news, say analysts and administrators...
Engineering, Computer Science Graduates See Salary Increase
WASHINGTON Despite talk of an economic slowdown, 2000-2001 bachelor's graduates in engineering, computer science and many other fields continue to receive higher starting salary offers compared to last year's graduates, according to a recent report...
Graduate Degrees Continue Upward Trend
The number of master's degrees received marks the largest growth area for African Americans. Overall, 1999-2000 was a banner year for graduate education for minorities. The total graduate degrees awarded to minorities in all disciplines increased...
Heading Straight to the Pros
I recently watched the NBA draft, and I couldn't help it, but as an editor of a higher education magazine, it bothered me that four players just out of high school were chosen in the first 10 picks at levels higher than the players who had attended...
High Court Refuses to Hear Affirmative Action Case
UT president says university will continue to search for ways to serve all of the state's population AUSTIN, TEXAS University of Texas officials say they are disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear their challenge to the Hopwood...
Louisiana Scholarship Isn't TOPS with Two-Year Students
BATON ROUGE, LA. For the most part, Louisiana's community and technical college students have missed the state scholarship boat. Virtually all of the 36,000 students who cashed in this year on the state-funded Tuition Opportunity Program for Students,...
Mellon Makes Its Mark
Over the past 13 years, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has invested $50 million in doctoral programs. Their investment is now paying off as the program becomes one of the premier pipelines for producing minority doctorates. DURHAM, N.C. Sheldon...
N.C. A&T Enters Partnership to Establish Civil Rights Museum
GREENSBORO, N.C. History was made at the Woolworth's Five & Dime Store building at 132 South Elm Street in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960 when four North Carolina A&T State University students sat down against segregation. A new chapter in...
Nominee for Education Department's Office of Civil Rights May Face Opposition from Affirmative Action Advocates
President Bush's new choice to head the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is an African American who has conservatives' support but who may face opposition from groups that favor affirmative action. Bush in late June nominated...
Reports Show Broadband Internet Access Increasing
NEW YORK Recent surveys on broadband Internet access show patterns of robust use and high demand by American consumers. Arbitron Inc. and the Coleman organization conducted a study that shows nearly one-third, or 31 percent, of Americans have high-speed...
Success to the Third Degree
History-making math doctorates talk about the challenges they faced with being both African American and female in a nontraditional field Id. Those in attendance at last December's graduation ceremony at the University of Maryland-College Park can...
Supercomputing for Everybody
Wouldn't it be something if you could combine the power of your computer with those of hundreds, thousands, even millions of others? If you're connected to a local area network at work or the Internet at home or the office, you're already experiencing...
The Diversity Challenge: Recruiting Prospective Faculty of Color
The competitive nature of the academic job market, combined with individual perceptions about affirmative action policies in higher education, can place diverse job applicants in challenging situations. One such challenge is academic institutions'...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
Recent findings from the U.S. Census Bureau show a dramatic link between attaining graduate level degrees and earnings potential. The median income for people 25 to 64 years old increases from just over $21,000 for high school grads with no college...
UT-Dallas to Establish Sickle Cell Research Center
DALLAS A new research center at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will focus on finding a cure and better treatments for sickle cell disease, a genetic disorder affecting mostly Blacks. Dr. Steven Goodman, a nationally recognized sickle...
Why Xavier Remains No. 1
Louisiana's Xavier University maintains an enviable track record for sending more African American students to medical school than any other institution. How do they do it? NEW ORLEANS During his first year at Harvard Medical School, Keith Amos...