Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 5, April 24

Activists for the New Millennium: Complacent and Politically Unaware? Student Leaders Say Young People Are Screaming, but No One Is Listening
Baghdad is burning, and the streets of the world's cities are full of anti-war protesters--as well as anti-globalization protesters, anti-sweatshop protesters, campus "greens" and much more--but some observers are asking, where are the Black student...
College Completion Declining, Taking Longer, Study Shows. (Noteworthy News)
LOS ANGELES Fewer students today are completing college in four years than was the case a decade ago, according to a new national study by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. "Degree Attainment Rates at American Colleges and Universities,"...
`Educate, Don't Segregate'. (Editor's Note)
April 1st started out as a rainy, dreary day but that didn't dampen the spirits of all of the people--young and old--who descended on the U.S. Supreme Court, carrying signs and banners, in support of affirmative action. Student and alumni associations...
Education Department Highlights `Race-Neutral' Admissions Initiatives; Americans Should Not Look to Achieve Diversity through Affirmative Action, Secretary Says. (Washington Update)
Americans should not look to achieve diversity through affirmative action and other "shortcuts that divide us by race," says U.S. Education Secretary Roderick Paige as he mounts a new Bush administration campaign to showcase `race-neutral' approaches...
Effectively Addressing Issues of Race on Campus. (BI Forum)
Racial and ethnic diversity on college and university campuses is on the public agenda again this spring as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on the University of Michigan's admissions policies. Rather than remedying past racism and discrimination...
FAMU Wins 5th National Title in Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. (Noteworthy News)
ORLANDO, FLA. The Florida A&M University Rattlers slithered past the competition here last month to clinch the 5th national championship at the 2003 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), an academic competition for the best and brightest...
Going Online with MARCO: Maryland Initiative Expedites Certification Process for New Teachers. (Tech Talk)
When Troy and Sharon Anderson of Bowie, Md., decided to leave behind corporate jobs to become public school teachers, they found little comfort in the prospect of having to spend a year or two taking education courses to gain teacher certification....
Investigating below the Surface: In His New Book, Berkeley Anthropologist John Ogbu Explores the Performance Gaps between Black and White Middle-Class Students in a Cleveland Suburb
Dr. John Ogbu, professor of anthropology at the University of California-Berkeley, has been studying academic achievement gaps for more than 30 years. An immigrant from Nigeria, he can be both an insider and an outsider within the Black community,...
Morris Brown to Begin Process of Re-Accreditation. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA Morris Brown College will begin the process of re-accreditation following the ruling of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) which denied its appeal for membership. "We are clearly disappointed by the ruling," said...
Sprucing Up a Web Site. (Personal Computing)
Spring is the traditional time to tidy up, discarding the no longer useful, dusting off what you decide to keep, and adding anything needed. But you can do spring cleaning any time of year, to a home, as well as a home page. Web experts advise you...
Taking Supreme Action: Michigan Proceedings Offer Some Hope That the U.S. Supreme Court Will Affirm the Use of Race in Academic Admissions, Say Affirmative Action Proponents. but Critics Are More Skeptical. (Affirmative Action Watch)
WASHINGTON Following the oral arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in the University of Michigan cases earlier this month, affirmative action proponents say the proceedings offered some hope that the court will affirm the use of race in academic...
The Divestment Debate: Modeling Their Efforts on the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Students and Faculty across the Country Are Petitioning Their Administrations to Divest from Companies with Israeli Business Ties
Activism was a common sight during the 1980s when countless students and faculty called on universities to divest from companies with business holdings in South Africa. At the University of California-Berkeley, arguably the epicenter of free speech...
The Health of the Nation: Why Affirmative Action Is Needed in Medical School Admissions. (Last Word)
As we begin to consider possible U.S. Supreme Court rulings in the University of Michigan cases, we seem to miss the point on how truly devastating a ruling that makes race-conscious decisions unlawful would be for our society. We understand the...
U.S. Senate Supports Increase in Pell Grant Amount. (Washington Update)
The U.S. House and Senate are taking different approaches to the 2004 budget battle, with the Senate coming down on the side of increased financial aid funds. A Senate-approved budget for 2004 includes a $450 increase in the maximum Pell Grant....
Virginia Tech Reverses Decision on Affirmative Action. (Affirmative Action Watch)
BLACKSBURG, VA. A month after the Black alumni of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, as well as others, expressed disapproval of the university's board of visitors' decision to bar the consideration of race and gender in campus...