Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 10, July 1

AAUP Censure Could Hinder Philander Smith's Search for President
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Philander Smith College will have the handicap of censure by a nationwide faculty group as it seeks a new president. Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, 56, is leaving Philander Smith after six years as its president to take the same job...
African Americans Respond Poorly to Hepatitis C Treatment
DURHAM, N.C. African Americans have a significantly lower response rate to treatment for chronic hepatitis C than non-Hispanic Whites, according to a new study led by Duke University Medical Center researchers. Some African Americans--19 percent--did...
Back in the Trenches: Outgoing Duke President Steps Down to Return to Roots-Teaching and Research
Dr. Nannerl Overholser Keohane became Duke University's eighth president when she arrived on campus in July 1993. She also became the university's first female president. And after 11 years of leading the 12,900-student campus in Durham, N.C., Keohane...
California Tribe Presents $30,000 in Scholarships to American Indian Students
MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION, BANNING, CALIF. Creating a new program designed to provide financial support for California American Indian students statewide, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians launched a scholarship program unique to the state. Three...
Congressional Republicans Host Fifth Annual Forum for HBCU Presidents
Seventy-seven presidents of historically Black colleges and universities attended the Fifth Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Congressional Forum in Washington, D.C., on June 8 and 9. The forum, established by former U.S....
FAMU College of Law Nears Provisional Accreditation
ORLANDO, FLA, Just two years after opening and one year before its first class will graduate, Florida A&M University College of Law is just one step away from being granted provisional accreditation. The American Bar Association (ABA) Council...
Hefner to Retire from Tennessee State University
NASHVILLE, TENN. Dr. James A. Hefner, president of Tennessee State University, plans to retire as the sixth president of the university effective May 31, 2005. J. Stanley Rogers, vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents, praised Hefner's...
Louisiana School Board Member First to Be Implicated in Grade-Changing Scandal
BATON ROUGE, LA. A criminal probe of Southern University's grade-buying scandal has already prompted a plea bargain from one St. Landry Parish school board member, and could implicate two other members of the same board. St. Landry school board...
Michigan Officials Discuss Plan to Encourage Students to Study Science, Engineering
MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH. State officials are refining a plan to offer interest-free loans to students who pursue degrees in science and engineering, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said recently. State treasurer Jay Rising is working on details...
New Center at Texas A&M to Focus on Latino Population
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS A new center for Mexican American and U.S. Latino research will be housed at Texas A&M University. Established in May by the Texas A&M University,, System Board of Regents, the Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research...
New Perkins Bill Gains Favor with Educators, Lawmakers
For the advocates of vocational and technical education, Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., has good news: The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act will not be gutted. "That was one of our primary concerns," said Kimberly Green, executive...
Preventing Catastrophes from Data Loss
What's the worst thing that can happen to your computer? Worse than a hard disk crash, virus infection, spam assault, denial-of-service attack, hacker take-over, fire, flood, or other human, mechanical or natural disaster is a faulty backup when you...
Selected Community Colleges to Participate in Initiative to Increase Student Success
INDIANAPOLIS Twenty-seven community, colleges in five states will participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count," a new initiative designed to enhance the academic success of low-income and minority students. Each college will receive...
Service Is in Her Blood: Following in Her Father's Footsteps, Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis Works to Provide Others with the Chance to Make Higher Education a Priority and a Reality
The daughter of noted blood bank pioneer Dr. Charles Drew, Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis is no stranger to the spotlight. Yet, it is from her own political and educational pursuits that she has become a well-known figure in the Washington, D.C., area. After...
Study Indicates Aggressive Treatment Helps African Americans with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure
DETROIT Data presented at ISHIB 2004, the annual congress of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, indicate that African American patients with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure benefit from aggressive use of combination high...
Surgeon Joins Newest Class of NASA Astronaut Candidates
CHICAGO NASA announced last month that Dr. Robert L. Satcher, an orthopaedic surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and researcher at Northwestern University, is part of the next generation of space explorers as he joins the newest class of astronaut...
Survey: Most Believe U.S. Will Have Woman President in 20 Years or Less
Sixty-one percent of people believe there will be a U.S. woman president in 20 years or less, according to a recent survey commissioned by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and The Allstate Foundation. Of that group, 37 percent believe...
Tablet PCs Getting Campus Tryouts: Mobile Computing Device Said to Launch New Era in Personal Computing
When Microsoft chairman Bill Gates presided over the introduction of the Tablet PC and its Microsoft operating system in 2002, he declared the mobile computing device, which features a touchpad screen that recognizes handwriting, to be launching a...
The Call to Serve
By now, I hope you've had the opportunity to peruse our commemorative 20th anniversary edition (June 17th). It was quite a task putting together a magazine of that size, but we did, so we hope you enjoyed our "labor of love" and going down memory lane...
The Road to Racial Equality
I was born in 1954 just four months after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision outlawed the "separate but equal" doctrine of school segregation. That one fact has shaped my life immeasurably. Howard University, Morris College, Spelman...
The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Black Junior Faculty
How do some Black junior faculty manage to successfully negotiate academic life? From my observation, they tend to have several things in common. First, highly successful Black junior faculty learn the expectations for promotion. Whether this information...
Women Reap More Benefits from Higher Education, Study Finds
COLLEGE PARK, MD. Higher education offers a variety of benefits, both economic and non-economic, and women seem to reap much bigger economic benefits from earning an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree than their male counterparts, according...