Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 16, September 27

Affirmative Action Issue in College Admissions Grows Murkier
Michigan supporters plan national march, rally to increase visibility DETROIT The issue of affirmative action in college admissions continues to make headlines as a recent ruling adds to the growing set of conflicting court decisions, and affirmative...
A New World Order
"Life is a gift." I really gave those words serious thought following the death of the 22-year-old hip-hop artist Aaliyah in late August. And after the recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, those words still ring tree...
Censorship Is Key Concern for Student Media
ARLINGTON, VA. The Arlington, Va.-based Student Press Law Center reports that requests for help from public high school journalists needing free help on a censorship matter rose more than 41 percent last year. According to the center, 518 public...
Changing Communities, Changing America
As we are all aware from accounts in newspapers, radio, television, etc., the demographic shifts that have taken place across this land over the last 50 years, and specifically, the last 20 years, have been staggering. Going further, projections from...
Changing Complexions, New Complications
CAL STATE UNIVERSITY'S JAMES LYONS AND JAMES ROSSER FACE UNPRECEDENTED LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES AS THEIR INSTITUTIONS EXPERIENCE DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES In many ways, the Los Angeles basin is ground zero for the shifting demographic status...
Court to Rule If Plaintiffs Can `Opt Out' of Mississippi Desegregation Suit
OXFORD, Miss. U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr. has some unfinished business before he rules on the proposed settlement in Mississippi's long-running college desegregation case. Can some of the plaintiffs in the 26-year-old case, including...
Dear BI Career Consultant:
What are some practical ways that the office of minority affairs/diversity can help Black and Hispanic students forge partnerships and positive relations on campus? Many campuses are in transition; their makeup is changing. The students they serve...
Educating A Growing Community
MANY CALL ON TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS TO LEAD THE WAY IN EDUCATING BOTH NATIVE-AND FOREIGN-BORN HISPANICS WASHINGTON Mexican President Vicente Fox traveled to Washington earlier this month to meet with President Bush and to address the U.S. Congress...
Education Department Nominee Facing Criticism in Senate
The Bush administration's nominee for a senior Education Department post faces a rocky road to confirmation in the Senate because of his past opposition to affirmative action. Brian Jones, past president of the Center for New Black Leadership, is...
FAMU Board of Trustees Elects Chairman
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Arthur "Art" Collins, prominent business lobbyist, was elected chairman by the members of the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees during their first meeting held in early August "Thank you for providing me with this...
Finding a Name That Fits
`Hispanic' or `Latino' - usage engages social, political and historical dimensions At a grocery store in San Antonio the "Mexican" food section has a new name. "They're calling it the `Hispanic' food section. But I don't see any `Hispanic' food...
Hispanic Leaders Seek New Influx of Funds
Despite predictions of a tightening federal budget, Hispanic leaders are asking Congress to fund a new initiative that would expand graduate programs at Hispanic-serving colleges and universities. The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities...
International Education Week Set for November
WASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of Education and State have joined NAFSA: Association of International Educators and a diverse group of organizations worldwide to declare the second annual International Education Week. This year's national celebration...
Law School Applications See Largest Increase since 1991
NEWTON, PA. U.S. law schools are experiencing the largest increase in applicants since 1991, the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) announced earlier this month. Preliminary numbers show that approximately 78,724 persons have applied to at least...
My Illegal Status Shouldn't Keep Me from Learning
(Editor's Note: Luz is a pseudonym. The writer's name has been changed to protect her identity.) I have a secret that I am afraid to share with anyone but my closest friends: I don't have papers; I'm an undocumented immigrant. My father abandoned...
NAACP Asks University of Georgia Not to Appeal Admissions Policy Decision
ATHENS, GA. The Georgia NAACP says it will ask the University of Georgia not to appeal a federal court ruling that said the school's admissions policy is unconstitutional because it gives non-White students a statistical boost. Attorneys for...
PDAs Are Coming to Campus
Brand names of handheld computing devices, such as Palm, Blackberry and iPAQ Pocket PC, are widely known to American consumers. The popularity of these devices, also known as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), among busy professionals has especially...
Reparations and Affirmative Action: What You Owe Me
Veteran journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault was one of the first two African Americans to attend the University of Georgia in 1961. Hamilton Holmes and Hunter-Gault had their admission to college delayed for two years while the University of Georgia...
Report Finds Modest Increase in Minority Enrollment, Graduation Rates
WASHINGTON The number of students of color enrolling and graduating from the nation's colleges and universities continues to increase modestly, but the rate of increase is beginning to slow, according to the 2000-01 Annual Status Report on Minorities...
Rutgers Tests Internet Plagiarism Software
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Alarmed by reports that the Internet is making it easier than ever for students to cheat on term papers and research, Rutgers University is trying out anti-plagiarism software. The university bought the package from a California...
SAT Minority Achievement Gap Persists
More minorities than ever take standardized test WASHINGTON Despite the persistence of a scoring gap between White/Asian American students and underrepresented minorities, the largest and most racially and ethnically diverse group of SAT-tested...
South Central Los Angeles: A Community in Transition
LA'S SOUTHWEST COLLEGE SEEKS TO KEEP PACE WITH CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Southwest College perhaps best illustrates the rising tide of Latinos and other minorities sweeping into higher education institutions of deeply steeped...
The Crisis in Broadband Internet Access
The online world is smack in the midst of a virtual bloodbath, with company after company going under and hundreds of thousands of dot-com workers losing their jobs. Now, for those desiring simply to access the Internet at acceptable speeds, the upheaval...