Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 4, April 13

13 HBCUs to Retain Access to Federal Financial Aid
WASHINGTON -- Thirteen of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities will retain their access to critical student financial aid programs despite loan default rates that could trigger significant penalties. Congress eliminated a long-standing...
ACE Troubleshooter
"The isues that we are facing are not ones that will go away, they are long-standing and deeply rooted ... It is our responsibility to exert leadership. So I'm coming in and jumping in with both feet." Welcome relief and big expectations accompany...
Adam's Mark Settles Discrimination Suit
ST. LOUIS -- The Adam's Mark luxury hotel chain agreed late last month to pay $8 million, revise its policies and seek minority customers in the settlement of a race-discrimination lawsuit by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored...
Baton Rouge College Facing Sensitivity Training
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The entire faculty and staff here at troubled Baton Rouge Community College, consumed for the last year by accusations of racism by both Blacks and Whites, will undergo diversity sensitivity training. "The gun is not loaded toward...
California Lt. Gov. Seeks to Repair Damaged Diversity
BERKELY, Calif. -- As lieutenant governor, Cruz Bustamante has watched in dismay as Hispanic and Black enrollment at the University of California has tumbled. As a member of the university system's board of regents, he thinks he knows a way to reverse...
Career Consultants
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: What are some points that African American faculty and administrators should consider when mentoring students of color? CLAYTON COBB Director of Multicultural Affairs Carleton College Northfield, Minn. The psychosocial...
Diversity Should Be Praised, Not Enforced
The latest school integration case is now being chewed over by school board attorneys around the country, and it's proving fairly indigestible. No one is quite sure where it leaves magnet programs, busing programs, transfer policies or anything else...
DO MAJORS Matter
As institutions enhance their curricula to stay apace with the ever-changing job market, many graduates are finding that when it came to selecting a course of study, the agony is not a necessity. There is, perhaps, no college decision that is more...
Ed. Dept. Speaker Criticizes Republicans
WASHINGTON -- A former teacher described Govs. George W. and Jeb Bush as racists during a U.S. Department of Education seminar on promoting diversity last month, and at least one lawmaker is demanding an explanation. Jane Elliot, an author who delivers...
Encyclopedias Lumber into Internet Landscape
Encyclopedias traditionally have been regarded by academics as second-rate sources of information, collections of summaries short on depth and authority, works that any self-respecting academic would be embarrassed to cite in a paper or presentation....
Grants & Awards
* Duke University's new Institute on Care at the End of Life has received two gifts totaling $650,000. The Institute, founded earlier this year and based at Duke Divinity School in North Carolina, examines issue surrounding death and dying from standpoints...
Microsoft Showcases Computerized Home without the Computer
REDMOND, Wash. -- Imagine coming home and having your house say hello. No, the house doesn't actually come out and say it. Instead, after it scans your retina on the porch, it unlocks the door for you. Once inside the lights come up, the blinds...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
PRESIDENT DR. CALVIN W. LOWE has been selected to become the ninth president of Bowie State University in Maryland beginning in May. Lowe is currently vice president of research and dean of the graduate college at Hampton University in Virginia....
Rafting toward New Majors
From "adventure sports" to "integrative management," colleges are offering an unprecedented array of new courses and majors -- but questions abound. "Mom, I've decided to major in adventure sports." Not words every mother wants to hear. We're talking...
Southern Faculty Upset over Administrative Salary Hikes
Professor goes on hunger strike, others say money could have been better spent BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Southern University board's recent decision to give eight top administrators huge pay hikes has prompted the faculty senate to deliver a "no-confidence"...
Study: Distance Learning Also Benefits Students on Campus
WASHINGTON -- As colleges increased their use of the Internet to provide more distance learning classes and degrees, students on campus also reaped benefits that improved school life, a new report on the growth of college online services says. In...
Tales of Major Significance
Process doesn't always make perfect and the final choice is not always the last option. For Jesse Willard Thompkins III, a Dean's List freshman at Columbia University in New York, the process of choosing a major is just beginning. And so far, it...
Technology, Learning and the Future of Education
A few weeks ago, a newly minted dot-com millionaire opined in The New York Times that higher education was hardly necessary. Why not put it all on the Internet, he asked -- the great books, stirring lectures and rigorous exams? Why not let people teach...
The Other March Madness: A COLLEGE `NET COMPETITION'
SAN FRANCISCO -- It was the other March Madness competition: a battle for millions of dollars in venture capital as the final four out of dozens of college teams focused on "Nothin' but the (Inter)Net." There were no easy layups, only one slam dunk...
Universities Need to Take a Stand and Defend Affirmative Action
In a world preoccupied with outer appearances and organized hypocrisy, it is truly no surprise that we have seen the demise of affirmative action in higher education. I am not surprised, nor am I shocked over the Hopwood decision, Proposition 209 and...
West Virginia State Denounces Community College Plan
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia lawmakers passed a controversial higher education reform bill last month despite protests from administrators, faculty and students at a historically Black college who contended the measure could doom their school....
What's New Programs, Accreditations & Initiatives
Virgnia Union University has established a partnership with the National Urban League's Black Executive Exchange Program that will share learning and work experience across generations, cultivate new leaders and inspire achievement through committed...