Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 14, August 26

An Introduction to the World of Research: Prestigious Science Institute Ignites Young People's Passion for Scientific Inquiry
Courses in advanced theory. Conducting research projects with top-notch professors. Guest lectures from Nobel Prize winners. Sounds like the life of a graduate student, but it was actually how 75 outstanding high school students from around the world...
Auditors Recommend USC Return Nearly $1 Million for HIV/AIDS Training Lapse
LOS ANGELES Federal auditors have recommended the University of Southern California repay or forfeit more than $1 million in government funds following lapses in its training program for HIV/AIDS counselors for minority communities. Federal officials...
Berkeley Opens High-Tech Lab to Support Social Science Research
BERKELEY, CALIF. The University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business has launched the XLab--which is shorthand for Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory. The XLab is a high-tech facility to help economists, political scientists and...
Berkeley's 'Best-Kept' Secret: National Summit Seeks to Involve Youth in How Communities Are Redeveloped
BERKELEY, CALIF. "I always planned to drop out of high school and have three kids," exclaims a smiling young woman swaddling a baby. "I've always wanted to have asthma," rejoices a corn-rowed teenager, standing in front of a construction site that...
Brave New Leadership: With Community College Presidents Retiring Left and Right, What's an Open-Access Institution to Do? Leadership Programs Just Might Be the Answer
As community colleges grapple with some of the most pressing issues they've ever faced--teacher shortages, swelling enrollments and budget cuts, to name a few--those at the helm of the institutions are critical in determining the schools' success....
Calling All Leaders
We are kicking off the academic year with an edition we think you'll find particularly useful, especially those of you that are looking for ways to enter the administrative ranks of higher education. In "Cracking the Cement Wall to the College Presidency,"...
Colorado Course Limited to Minorities, Others Draw Fire
BOULDER, COLO. College Republicans are complaining about a University of Colorado class limited to minority and first-generation college students, citing what they call "registration discrimination." The "School and Society" course in the School...
Congress Questions Sky-High Costs of College Textbooks
Why are textbooks costing community college students almost 50 percent of what they pay for tuition each year? Some members of the U.S. Congress and higher education officials sought to find an answer to that question at a recent hearing on Capitol...
Cracking the 'Cement Wall' to the College Presidency: Millennium Leadership Initiative Prepares Minority Higher Education Professionals for the Administrative Ranks
Dr. Livingston Alexander is finishing an "exhilarating" first year as president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He thanks the Millennium Leadership Institute. Dr. Gregory Williams, in his third year at the helm of City College of New York,...
CSU-Stanislaus President Marvalene Hughes to Retire
TURLOCK, CALIF. Dr. Marvalene Hughes, president of California State University-Stanislaus the past l0 years, will retire this month but stay on as interim president during 2004-2005 to continue the forward progress of the university. "Marvalene...
Empower Others to Solve Computer Problems
Has this happened to you? Your third cousin twice removed calls you in a panic that his computer is on the fritz. He thinks he may have picked up a virus, or maybe one of his kids messed things up by sharing music with friends over the Internet, or...
Federal Ruling Says Colleges and Universities Can't Silence Rape Victims
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. As millions of college students prepare to go back to school in the next few weeks, campus crime victim advocates are hailing a landmark federal ruling that will help improve safety on college and university campuses across...
Freedom of Speech Frayed at Florida College: In What Appears to Be Retaliation for Speaking out, Five Edward Waters College Administrators Are Abruptly Terminated
Jonathan Glenn, a college freshman with a 3.7 GPA, wrote an article for his journalism class last April complaining about the lack of campus security. Within hours of submitting the article to his professor, Glenn was robbed and shot to death in front...
Gathering at the River: What Black Colleges Should Do Now
Another verdict has come in from the now infamous Southern Association of Colleges and Schools--the accreditation of Barber-Scotia College has been rescinded. The language of the letter and the media reports are eerily reminiscent of both Morris Brown...
In Not So Good Company: Another HBCU Loses Its Accreditation, but with New Leadership Barber-Scotia College Is Meeting Its Challenges Head On
CONCORD, N.C. It's not every day that a college president hand delivers a check to the city to clear up more than $75,000 in unpaid utility bills, but for Dr. Gloria Bromwell-Tinubu, the newly hired president of Barber-Scotia, it was one of her...
Interacting as a Global Entity: Goldman Sachs Foundation Institute Sets out to Prepare Next Generation of World Leaders
They are wise beyond their years. They are multi-talented, entrepreneurial, represent an incredibly diverse group of countries and care deeply about the world in which they live. And their average age is 21. For the past few years the Goldman Sachs...
Meeting the Challenges of Change: TIAA-CREF's Bertram L. Scott Discusses How the Legendary Financial Institution Responds to New Environments in Its Quest to Continue to Help Higher Education Professionals
In an era in which change is very much the norm, some would argue that a no-nonsense financial institution like TIAA-CREF changes at its peril. Not so, according to Bertram L. Scott, the executive vice president for product management at TIAA-CREE...
President Bush's Comments on Legacy Admissions Spark New Debate
WASHINGTON President Bush's remarks rejecting the use of legacy in college admissions have churned the cauldron of minorities and higher education once again, this time triggering a fresh spasm of comments about the practice--and the president's...
Race Matters in New Harvard Journal: But Given the Diversity of Black Studies Programs, Will the Publication Be Inclusive Enough, Asks a Scholar
In an academic publishing venture that seeks to honor the intellectual legacy of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, political scientist Dr. Michael Dawson and sociologist Dr. Lawrence Bobo, both of the Harvard University African and African American Studies Department,...
Ray Charles to Be Honored at Morehouse with Performing Arts Center
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF, Morehouse College will host a star-studded tribute at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to raise money for the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, which is the centerpiece of a larger complex, the Morehouse College Center for the Arts....
University of California System More Diverse Than Originally Thought: Research Shows More Than Half of Undergrads Are Immigrants or Children of Immigrants
SACRAMENTO, CALIF, The University of California has long been recognized as a diverse institution, but a new report reveals another dimension of that diversity: More than half of UC's undergraduates are immigrants or the children of immigrants....
University of Maryland Establishes Center to Promote Equal Access to Health Care
BALTIMORE Heart disease among Blacks, chewing tobacco in Western Maryland, geographic isolation on Maryland's Eastern Shore and diabetes rates among Hispanics are some of the issues that will be tackled by a new University of Maryland center dedicated...