Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 20, November 20

Afro-Latin Week Celebrates African Heritage of South America
ATLANTA According to U.S. Census reports, there are 38.8 million Hispanics now living in the United States as compared to 38.3 million Blacks or African Americans. However, the federal government's claim that Hispanics have passed Blacks as the...
Another Legacy to Overcome: Achieving a Diverse Administrative Body
Today, with race-conscious scholarships under scrutiny, affirmative action being tested, and efforts to achieve student and faculty diversity in higher education under siege, yet another theme of urgency emerges: Faculty of color are still not evenly...
Another Untimely Departure: Fisk University President's Abrupt Resignation Springs Yet Another Leadership Crisis for the HBCU
NASHVILLE, TENN. It's deja vu all over again at Fisk University with the untimely departure of another president who is leaving behind a financially depressed school with no stability at the helm and no assurances in sight. Last month's resignation...
Basketball Boys Behaving Badly: Would College Make a Difference?
Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant has been blessed with phenomenal basketball skills, and not a lot of common sense. He may not be guilty of raping the Colorado concierge who has accused him, but the $100 million player is clearly guilty...
Book on British Movement to End Slavery Wins Frederick Douglass Prize
NEW YORK A major study on the British movement to end slavery is the 2003 first prize winner of the annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, awarded by Yale University's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. Second...
Catching Up with Today's Technology
If you don't keep up with the latest in PC hardware, will you get left behind? Or should you follow the maxim, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? How to best decide when it's time to replace your PC, or those in your office or company, is always...
Changing Faces: Georgia Tech Program Helps Minority Scholars in Science and Engineering Jump-Start Their Careers in Academia
With the ink barely dry on her diploma from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Chekesha Liddell is heading off to a dream job at Cornell University in New York, one of the top 10 engineering schools in the nation. And she won t be going empty-handed....
Federal Government Awards $14 Million to Tuskegee Bioethics Center
WASHINGTON The federal government has awarded a $14 million grant to Tuskegee University to complete its National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. The center is the nation's first bioethics institute dedicated to addressing issues...
Gates Foundation Releases Study of Higher Education Scholarship Program
WASHINGTON The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program since 1999 has offered more than 7,000 minority students "last dollar scholarship awards for undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. programs. The program recently released a study that profiled current...
On New Ground: Veteran Higher Education Leaders Bring Expertise and Vision to Two Large Public Universities in the Midwest
The 2003 Careers edition of Black Issues In Higher Education shines the spotlight on two of American higher education's newest chief executives of multicampus universities in the Midwest. Breaking new ground as the first African American presidents...
Opening the Doors of the Academy a Little Wider
In our cover story in this year's special report on careers in higher education, senior writer Ronald Roach conducts interviews with newly appointed presidents Dr. Adam Herbert and Dr. Elson Floyd of Indiana University and the University of Missouri...
Opting for the Wired Classroom: Online MBA Programs Allow Business Professionals to Pursue Advanced Degree
Evan Curry loves to learn but admits, "I'm not wired for the classroom." So when the senior vice president for Philadelphia-based auto parts maker Cardone Industries USA wanted to pursue a master's of business administration degree two years ago, doing...
Public School Reform Would Close Racial Gap in Education, Authors Say
WASHINGTON The racial gap in learning is largely due to culture and can be narrowed by restructuring the educational system so that it rewards the best and most in-demand teachers for working in the inner cities, argue two scholars in a new book....
Report: Digital Divide Rooted in Home Computer Ownership
WASHINGTON While public schools have made significant gains in providing computer and Internet access, minority and poor students lack computer access outside of regular school hours, according to two new reports released last month by the National...
Senate Democrats Unveil Bill to Increase College Aid: Proposals Include More Funds for Diversity Programs, Tax Credits for Low-Income Families
Senate Democrats proposed a new higher education bill last month that would increase college aid, encourage universities to hold down costs and allow students to refinance higher interest college loans. The additional help would come, in part, at...
Senate Plan Rejects State Control of Head Start
Head Start legislation taking shape in the Senate would keep control of the landmark preschool program with the federal government, rejecting an experiment in state control championed by the Bush administration and narrowly approved by the House. ...
Study Links Academic Achievement to Racial-Ethnic Pride
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. A new study links academic achievement among African American students to racial-ethnic pride. The study, conducted by a Penn State University researcher, found that African American fourth graders with higher levels of racial-ethnic...
Study: Students of Mixed Race Suffer More Health Problems
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. A new study that involved surveying 90,000 adolescent U.S. students showed that those who considered themselves to be of mixed race were more likely than others to suffer from depression, substance abuse, sleep problems, and various...