Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 20, November 18

A Pathway to the Presidency: Student Affairs Professionals Are Increasingly Moving into the Top Job on College Campuses
If you took a random sampling of student affairs professionals, they'd all agree: without the work they do with students, campus functions would simply grind to a halt. "Student affairs professionals spend 80 percent of their time with students....
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Brown University Expands Faculty to Stay Competitive
PROVIDENCE, R.I. After 11 years on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Catherine Lutz was eager to relocate. Her husband, a doctor, was tired of a lengthy commute to work. Brown University was one of several universities...
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Colleges Could Get Financial Awards for Low-Income Graduates
SANTA FE, N.M. State officials in New Mexico have come up with an idea to encourage universities and two-year colleges to ensure that at-risk students graduate: pay bonuses to schools based on the number of such students earning degrees. The...
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Courts Recruit College Students to Advise People Who Don't Have Lawyers
LOS ANGELES The 300,000 litigants who come to court each year without lawyers in Los Angeles County are about to get help from a unique group of college students dubbed, "The Justice Corps." Those who want to handle their own divorces, custody...
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Doctoring Up the Nursing Profession: Several Factors Are Contributing to the National Nursing Shortage, but Initiatives, Perceptions and College Programs Can Nurture Industry's Growth
For all the baby boomers who've embraced and adopted healthier lifestyles, including proper diet and exercise, there may be an even more compelling reason. If you get sick or become hospitalized, you may not have the critically needed services of a...
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Educators Say School-State Relations in Flux
American higher education is burdened with challenges--everything from reduced state appropriations to increased competition to dramatic surges in student enrollment. But strength is often borne of adversity. Today many two- and four-year schools...
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Finding the Right Prescription: In Stiff Competition with the Private Sector for Pharmacy Faculty, Academia Often Finds Itself on the Losing Side
An aging population, the changing role of pharmacists as health systems rely more heavily on newer, sophisticated drug therapies to cure ills, and a proliferation of corner drug stores is driving a growing demand for pharmacists in this country, a...
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Furious Flower Poetry Conference Causes a Bit of Fury: Anniversary Celebration Brings Together Creative and Controversial Forces
HARRISONBURG, VA. Most of the 370 poets and scholars of poetry who descended on James Madison University for the 10th anniversary celebration of the landmark "Furious Flower" conference had no idea that the organizers were expecting an explosion....
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Getting to the Heart of the Achievement Gap
PRINCETON, N.J. Billed as the "African American, Hispanic and Native American Educational Achievement Symposium," the Educational Testing Service (ETS) convened a two-day forum at their Princeton, N.J., headquarters to highlight informative research...
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Going Online to Save Data Safely
I'm a compulsive saver. I save backup copies of all important computer documents I'm working on, and backups of my backups. As I'm working, I frequently hit the Ctrl-S keys to save my current document to the hard disk. Somewhat less frequently,...
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Growing Black Ivy: Columbia Conference Explores Black Presence at Elite Schools
NEW YORK One of the many education access struggles waged by African Americans since the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board decision has proven to be one over Black representation at the eight Ivy League universities. Relating both the...
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HBCUs, Ford Motor Form Partnership to Implement High School Program
WASHINGTON To spearhead a pilot program designed to prepare African American high school students for college and careers, the Ford Motor Company Fund announced a partnership among the national Historically Black Colleges and Universities' Business...
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Incoming Duke Freshmen Receive Apple iPods
DURHAM, N.C. Duke University has distributed Apple iPods to its incoming freshmen in an effort to encourage innovative uses of technology in education and campus life, according to school officials. The pocket-sized digital devices, which can download...
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Judge Says Pluses Came from Mississippi's College Desegregation Case
JACKSON, MISS. A federal judge who presided over Mississippi's college desegregation lawsuit says the main plus of the case is that the new admission standards are now such that Black students can easily attend any university in the state. However,...
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Keepers of the Dream: As Bethune-Cookman College Celebrates 100 Years, School Officials, Alumni Say Mission Has Not Changed
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. Mary McLeod Bethune founded Bethune-Cookman College 100 years ago with five little girls and $1.50. Over the past month or so, college officials needed every bit of her determination and a few dollars more--to keep their centennial...
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New Institute to Enhance Treatment of HIV/AIDS Patients in Sub-Saharan Africa
KAMPALA, UGANDA The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), new medical facility providing state-of-the-art training and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases opened its doors on the grounds of the Makerere University. The institute,...
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Playing Catch Up
Whenever I read about national shortages of qualified professionals in critical fields, such as health care and technology, I can't help but think about the tragic legacy of segregation and discrimination in the United States. I believe that had African...
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Preparing Students for Success in the Academy
In spite of the growing body of political and intellectual rhetoric regarding student success in the academy, the need has never been greater to redefine where the burden of responsibility lies to ensure such success. For the past 10 years, politicians,...
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Pursuing the Professoriate: Institute Offers Minority Scholars Tips, Survival Strategies for Navigating Graduate Process
ATLANTA After 40 years of affirmative action, still only 5 percent of faculty are African American; 3 percent are Latino or Hispanic; 2 1/2 percent are Asian American and less than 1 percent are American Indian, according to Dr. Orlando Taylor,...
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Report: Rising College Costs Outstripping Student Aid
To pay for community college these days, the average student still has to cobble together funds--through Pell Grants and other government, institutional and possibly family support, while often holding down one or more jobs, according to new reports...
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Survey: Two-Thirds of Head Start Programs Expect Service, Staff Cuts in 2005
WASHINGTON Despite being one of the most successful programs in the federal government, Head Start, which gets America's poorest children ready to learn in kindergarten and beyond, is in a bad way today after three years of "neglect and disdain,"...
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