Black Issues in Higher Education

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

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

Addressing HIV/AIDS in the Classroom: Educators Encouraged to Teach the `Whole Child'. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON A 20-member panel of scholars, practitioners and teacher education experts came together last month to determine the core information K-12 educators need to know in order to address HIV/AIDS in their classrooms and, ultimately, to help...
All about Access
Despite the fact that most students and teachers are at least a month away from returning to the classroom, the last few weeks have been active ones in terms of education policy. Noteworthy, of course, was the Supreme Court's approval, in a 5-4...
A New Day for Making Money on the Web. (Personal Computing)
Until the middle of 2000, the Internet economy was flying high, elevating with it the larger economy, not to mention the stock market and the portfolios of millions of investors. Then the bottom caved in. During the first quarter of 2001, in the...
Assistive Technology Comes into Focus: With the Push from Federal Legislation, Colleges and Universities Enhance Learning for the Disabled. (Special Report: Assistive Technology)
Access in higher education is usually understood as the admission, financing, and social support of students belonging to socially disadvantaged groups as they pursue postsecondary education. However, that understanding has focused largely on students...
Changes to SAT I Sparks Disparity Debate: First Revision in Eight Years Reintroduces the Question of Bias. (Noteworthy News)
The new changes to the SAT I test may create an even larger disparity in test scores among minority and majority students, says an advocacy organization for fair testing. However, Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board, which administers...
Cisco Donation Funds Scholarships, IT Improvements at UNCF Schools. (Tech Briefs)
RALEIGH, N.C. The United Negro College Fund has announced a $1.8 million grant from Cisco Systems Inc., a leading computer networking equipment manufacturer, to provide hardware to UNCF's 39 member colleges and universities and to establish a scholarship...
Congressional Panel Tracks Income Gap in College Attendance. (Washington Update)
A new report from a congressional advisory panel paints a bleak picture of college access for low-and middle-income high school students with a strong record of academic achievement. Nearly half of these high school graduates in 2002--or 400,000...
Court Decision on Vouchers Draws Praise, Criticism. (Washington Update)
The U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision favoring school vouchers is triggering an intense debate about the future of public education. In a 5-4 ruling, the high court found a Cleveland school voucher program constitutional. Proponents called the...
Fighting Tobacco Use among Blacks: Pilot Projects at NCCU, Morgan State Train Students to Be Better Informed on Tobacco Issues. (Noteworthy News)
Significant pilot projects at two historically Black colleges and universities will train students to gather more data and address the problems facing African American smokers. The programs may well provide policy models for other HBCUs around the...
High-Tech Cheating: Where There's a Will, There's a Gadget. (Tech Talk)
Gone are the good old days of traditional cheating methods--cheat sheets, writing answers on your hand or whispering to your neighbor have now gone the way of the inkwell. The modern student is bringing in-class cheating into the 21st century with...
Independent Panel Says Gov. Bush's One Florida Plan Is Working: But Black Freshman Enrollment Declining at University of Florida. (Noteworthy News)
TAMPA, FLA. A two-year study of Gov. Jeb Bush's One Florida plan for minority college enrollment and state contracting shows the plan is working, but the governor's work is not done, a review committee composed of minorities said last month. ...
Light at the End of the Tunnel: One Student at a Time, Wright State Has Become One of the Country's Leaders in Accommodating Students with Disabilities. (Special Report: Assistive Technology)
DAYTON, OHIO Wright State University never set out to become one of the nation's leaders in accommodating students with disabilities. It happened quite by accident--and one student at a time. Wright State's first buildings were constructed in...
Maryland Institute Focuses on Minority Achievement. (Noteworthy News)
COLLEGE PARK, MD. After a nine-month delay resulting from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America, Maryland officials hosted an inaugural conference to showcase the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education. The institute,...
NC A&T, UNCG Partner in Technology Initiative. (Tech Briefs)
GREENSBORO, N.C. Entrepreneurs in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina have a technology resource center available to them as a result of a partnership between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University...
State Leaders Convene to Address College Alcohol Problems. (Noteworthy News)
DENVER Representatives from 39 states gathered in Denver last month for the fourth annual Statewide Initiatives Leadership Institute, a four-day event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other...
States to Study Rising Costs of Higher Education. (Noteworthy News)
BOULDER, COLO Five states have signed on to participate in a project to study the rapidly rising costs of higher education. The study, "Changing Direction: Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financial Aid Policy," will examine tuition,...
The Living Legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Bi Forum)
I recently had the honor of speaking to this year's graduates of Hampton University at the school's 134th commencement exercises. As a 1970 Hampton alumnus and president for the past 10 years of a predominantly White university, I have gained valuable...
Welcome to the Academy: A Plethora of Contradictions. (Last Word)
I often tell my students of various races and backgrounds, "Be careful in selecting your careers because there will be times when you will question your sanity as to why you selected your chosen profession." I also tell them they should never work...
Women College Presidents Share Perspectives on Leadership. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Women college and university presidents and chancellors came together to discuss leadership and ways that women leaders can affect higher education at the American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) Fourth...
Writing for Pleasure and Profit: Law Professor Spins a Tale of Mystery, Sex and Intrigue to the Tune of a $4.2 Million Book Deal. (Faculty Club)
Stephen L. Carter, the William Nelson Cromwell professor of law at Yale University, has stepped through the looking glass, and the world is looking "curiouser and curiouser" from the other side. The change in his life came home to him not when he...