Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 18, October 28

BIQ Black Issues Quiz
1 According to the National Research Council, how many Mexican Americans earned doctorates in the physical sciences in 1996? A -- 57 B -- 31 C -- 23 D -- 13 2 The "African American Education Data Book" was produced by: A -- Educational Testing...
Can the Dream Be Saved?
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors announced earlier this month that race will continue to be considered in the school's admissions process. The board also said it supports President John T. Casteen III's decision...
E-Mail Addresses of Iowa Students, Faculty Up for Sale
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- It may not be illegal, but it's sure not university policy. That's the word from University of Iowa officials after learning that the e-mail addresses of 40,000 students and faculty members have been put up for sale on the Yahoo!...
Facts about Faculty
1. There are 26,835 full-time Black faculty in the United States, accounting for roughly 5 percent of all full-time faculty employed at post secondary institutions in the country. 2. Among the full-time Black faculty working at postsecondary institutions,...
Fall Follies, Myths and Statues
Autumn brings us changing leaves, but also brings the opportunity to review some of the myths that lie at the heart of our nation's foundation. It offers the opportunity, in transition and change, to question ourselves and the lessons we teach and...
Financial Aid Prospecting -- ONLINE
The Internet Is Loaded With Valuable Financial Aid Information, but Few Campus Wen Sites Are Designed to Help Them Find It Log on to any of the hundreds of college Web sites now available on the Internet, and you'll find everything from virtual...
Florida Bombing Suspect Loved Explosives, Former Boss Says
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A former boss of a man charged with setting off two small bombs at Florida A&M University says the suspect loved explosions and talked vaguely of some sort of national revolt. Lawrence Michael Lombardi, 41, is being held...
Grambling Finds Lost Financial Records
GRAMBLING, La. -- Grambling State University financial records believed to have been lost in the switch to a new computer system now have been found, and the university hopes to deliver a financial report to the legislative auditor soon, a university...
Grants & Awards
* An anonymous donor gave Cornell University $100 million to build new residence halls and student commons. The gift matches the largest single gift in the Ivy League school's history. The pledge is expected to cover about half the cost of new housing...
Grooming the 21st Century PROFESSORIATE
Despite Challenges Posed by Anti-Affirmative Action Initiatives, the Ph.D. Pipeline Continues to Deliver a Diverse and Much Needed Group of Young Professors CLAREMONT, Calif.- With just one Black professor, five Latino professors and five Asian...
Hate Crime Film Debuts
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The families of three murder victims hope a documentary about hate crimes that debuted earlier this month at Colorado State University will stop violence by educating the nation. The film, Journey Toward a Hate-Free Millennium,...
Hostile Environments?
Conference Attendees Suggest Localities Embrace, Rather Than Reject, Black Festivals ATLANTA--Cities should treat spring festivals for Black youth no differently than other large gatherings, according to officials who attended a two-day conference...
Internet Service Offers College Tuition Bidding Service
BOSTON -- Savvy internet shoppers have been bidding of late for airplane tickets, hotel fares, used cars. Now, they can bid for college tuition. A newly launched Internet service wants to treat college tuition like an auction, matching students'...
Judge Asked to Stop Georgia from Using Race in Admissions
ATLANTA -- University of Georgia President Dr. Michael Adams did not have to wait long for a challenge to his recent decision to keep race as a factor in deciding admissions. Atlanta attorney Lee Parks, who has battled the university system before...
Making an Investment to Close the Digital Divide
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A lot of attention is being given, lately, to the digital divide between the information technology haves and have-nots. In an attempt to bridge that chasm, Brown University and MCI WorldCom, with the encouragement of the Rainbow/PUSH...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
PRESIDENTS Roman Picked as Interim Head at CCNY DR. STANFORD A. ROMAN JR. has been named interim president of the City University of New York's City College. Since 1990, he had served as dean of the CUNY Medical School and Sophie Davis School...
Race/Ethnicity of U.S. Citizen Doctorate Recipents, by Broad Field for Selected Years, 1977-1997
The nation's production of postsecondary educators of color is related to its production of minority doctoral degree recipients and, judging by the trend depicted below, the situation is improving -- though not nearly at the rate diversity is occurring...
Reflections of Faculty Pipeline Program Progeny
Undergraduate Research Fellowships Often Are the Catalytic Event That Excite Students About Careers in the Professoriate NEW YORK -- Not until his undergraduate years at Carleton College did Dr. Matthew Clayton start getting a sense that life in...
Senate's Funding Formula More Generous to Education Than House's
WASHINGTON -- Amid predictions of a federal budget meltdown, historically Black colleges and universities and sponsors of college access programs got a little bit of good news from the U.S. Senate this month. In its most definitive statement yet...
Students Warned to Beware of Paying for Financial Aid Assistance
WASHINGTON -- Scam artists are ripping off students by offering them guaranteed college scholarships for a fee and then failing to deliver, school administrators and government officials testified at a Senate hearing earlier this month. "Scholarship...
Tales from the Boondocks
Recruiting Black Faculty to Small Town, U.S.A., Can Be A Challenge. But Increasingly, It Is One That Colleges Are Taking on and Conquering When Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer first arrived in Manhattan, she went to the local cable provider and asked...
Texas Test Patterns
While Lawsuit Says High School Exit Exam Discriminates, Report Shows Achievement Gap Is Closing in Two School Districts AUSTIN, Texas -- The outcome of a lawsuit over an exit-level high school examination in Texas could have ramifications for other...
The Perks and Perils of Recruiting Academic Superstars
Imagine having to jump on 10 planes to get to six cities in five days, fulfilling commitments that include - among other things - giving an interview to ABC's 20/20, and consulting with HBO producers on an upcoming program about actor Charles Dutton....
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID: Reports Depict Mixed Trend
WASHINGTON -- To hear The College Board tell it, there is good news and then there is good news about tuition and financial aid. But that's only half right --on both counts. More accurately: There is almost-good news and there is not-so-bad news...
Urban League Upset over University's Lack of Support for Boycott
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Columbia Urban League chairman wants the University of South Carolina to move the National Black Family Summit out of the state to support an NAACP boycott or risk losing co-sponsorship of the event. Dr. David Swinton, in an...
What's New Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Pennsylvania State University's College of Health and Human Development has opened a new Center for Human Development and Family Research in Diverse Contexts to train scholars to look at what impacts families in the context of culture, race and socioeconomic...