Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 25, January 27

A Healthier, Happier New Year
It's almost inevitable that the dawn of a New Year inspires many of us to dedicate ourselves to a healthier lifestyle. After putting on a few extra pounds during the holiday season, we often find ourselves resolving in January to slim down and to maintain...
At the Same Time, the Court Struck Down the University's Undergraduate Policy That Automatically Gave Minorities a 20-Point Bonus in a Point-Based Screening System for Applicants
At the same time, the court struck down the university's undergraduate policy that automatically gave minorities a 20-point bonus in a point-based screening system for applicants. University officials later revised the policy. Jennifer Gratz, one...
Cultural Attitudes and Body Dissatisfaction: Morgan State Researchers Find That Perceptions of Body Image among Young African Americans May Be Life Threatening
BALTIMORE Young African Americans don't appear to perceive obesity in the way the medical community does, putting them at greater risk for developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer, says a first-ever study led by researchers...
Fallout Continues over Payment to Conservative Commentator to Promote No Child Left Behind Law: Black Journalists Association Calls on White House to Rebuke Education Department
The National Association of Black Journalists called on the White House earlier this month to rebuke those in the U.S. Department of Education who used taxpayer dollars to pay off conservative commentator Armstrong Williams in an attempt to influence...
Film Honoring Gullah Heritage Selected for National Registry
COLUMBIA, S.C. A film honoring the Gullah heritage has been selected by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry. Los Angeles director Julie Dash made the film, "Daughters of the Dust," as an homage to her father's heritage. The...
Getting HBCUs in the Disaster-Response Loop
Natural and man-made disasters represent an ominous threat to the research, instructional and public service missions of colleges and universities. From the bombings in Oklahoma City to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 to last year's Hurricane Frances,...
Kent State Researcher to Look for Clues in Tsunami Sand
Aside from the massive tragedy that resulted from a tsunami in South Asia, a research opportunity also suddenly exists for a Kent State University assistant professor of geology who studies tsunami sedimentation. Sand deposits may hold clues for...
Magazines on Web Tools, Content
"The reign of the dead tree is over" is the kind of soundbite that futurists utter to make it seem as if they're able to peer over the edge of the present into the world of tomorrow. But judging by two magazines, it's just another empty platitude....
Maryland to Lead Major U.S. Homeland Security Behavioral Research Center
COLLEGE PARK, MD. The University of Maryland will be home to a major U.S.-sponsored social and behavioral research center dedicated to reducing worldwide terrorism. Its research will focus on areas such as how to disrupt the formation of terror...
Milk Matters: African Americans Are Not Getting Enough Calcium, One of Two Emerging Health Issues to Be Concerned about, Researcher Says
Diets high in fat and calories and low in calcium, may not only be putting African-American children at risk for obesity, but can make them prone to a common bone disease associated with adults at mid-life. If children and adolescents don't receive...
NCAA Passes Landmark Academic Reform Plan
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS College sports teams must stay on track to graduate at least 50 percent of their student-athletes to avoid the risk of losing scholarships for a year, under a plan approved by the NCAA Division I board of directors Jan. 10. Teams...
Penn State Engineers Present Expanded View of Broadband by Power Lines
As leading technology companies unveiled dazzling new computing and electronic products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month, engineers from Penn State University captured the research spotlight for presenting an innovative...
Princeton, Smith College Partner to Increase Women in Engineering: Five out of Six Engineering Students and Nine out of 10 Engineering Professors Are Male
PRINCETON, N.J. Advancing its goal of increasing the number of women in engineering, Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Smith College to create a student exchange program. Smith, the nation's first women s college...
Second Annual BIHE National Conference: Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education
May 19-21,2005 KEYNOTE PRESENTERS WILL INCLUDE: Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Va. (Washington, D.C., metropolitan area) Dr. Shirley Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jamie Merisotis, President, Institute of Higher...
Senators Offer Support for Nomination of New Education Secretary: Margaret Spellings Cites More Year-Round Pell Grants, Expansion of Distance-Learning Options, as Higher Education Policy Themes
President Bush's choice for education secretary sailed through a confirmation hearing in early January, but concerns about possible Pell Grant reductions and other budget cuts may make the honeymoon a relatively short one in 2005. Margaret Spellings,...
Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach: Ten African-American Scholars Combine Expertise to Get at the Root of Obesity
For decades in the obesity research community, the name Dr. Shiriki K. Kumanyika has been virtually synonymous with culturally specific weight-control and dietary change research. But when she decided to take a more activist role in designing research...
Weighing in on African American Obesity: Researchers Look for Clues in Eliminating Obesity-Related Disparities, Particularly among Black Women
Everybody is getting fatter. The poor are getting fatter, Gen Xers are getting fatter, African-American women and Hispanic men are getting fatter, and children too young to even have a category are really getting fatter But for African Americans and...