Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 16, September 30

Africa: Through Skip Gates' Eyes
In his poem "Heritage," Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen once asked, "What is Africa to me?" Harvard University's Dr. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. struggles with the very same question in a PBS documentary that will air next month over the course...
An Education in Affirmative Action
Nearly three years have passed since the first of two controversial class-action lawsuits were brought against the University of Michigan. At issue are the admission's policies of the university's law school and its college of literature, science and...
Budget Surplus, Tax Cuts Could Drain Education Funding
WASHINGTON -- Congress and resident Clinton, with rhetoric and threats flying back and forth between them, have set the stage for a budget showdown again this year, one education advocates fear could hurt millions of college students if lawmakers fail...
Calif. Court OKs Race Admissions
Ruling tailored For experimental school to conduct research but could apply elsewhere SAN FRANCISCO -- An experimental University of California-Los Angeles elementary school here that uses racial admissions to study learning skills survived another...
Educated Fools -- or Foolish Educators?
One of my great-aunts, Annie Mae Randall, is as devoted to higher education as any Southern sister. She used to take the bus from Mississippi to Los Angeles every summer to accumulate three to six credits toward her master's degree, slowly and painstakingly...
FIFTEEN Influential Education Studies & Reports
The following 15 studies and reports, arranged chronologically, have been a barometer to measure the successes and failures in the nation's educational system. While not a comprehensive list, these represent some of the best research efforts to make...
Financial Aid Worries
Y2K problems could affect the economic lifeline of many students WASHINGTON -- Many of the nation's colleges and universities have failed to show that they are prepared to deal with the year 2000 bug and students receiving financial aid may suffer...
Grants & Awards
* The University of Illinois at Chicago received $1.25 million from the Archdiocese of Chicago to establish an endowed chair in Catholic studies to promote religious literacy. The archdiocese received the money from the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation....
Higher Education's Money Man
An Interview with United Negro College Fund President Bill Gray When William H. Gray, at the age of 50, announced in 1991 that he was leaving his Majority Whip post in the U.S. House of Representatives to head the United Negro College Fund, many...
HOPWOOD A Difference of Opinions in Texas
Despite being at odds with his predecessor, Texas attorney general is urging the state s higher education institutions to follow previous guidelines AUSTIN, Texas-The state's flagship public universities will not reinstate race as a criterion in...
Making the CIRCLE a CIRCLE
Of the myriad challenges facing Native American college students, retention appears to be the most daunting ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--Leaving reservation for college wasn't too hard for Rozanna Benaly, a Utah teen who already had lived away from home at...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC LISA R. ELLIOTT has been named communications coordinator for Cleveland State University's office of minority affairs and community relations. Previously, she managed a marketing communications firm, Aspire Marketing. Elliot holds a bachelor's...
Regents Reprimand Tennessee State University President over Mishandled Student Honors Program
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The state Board of Regents reprimanded the president of Tennessee State University earlier this month and stripped control of a student honors program from him after revelations the program has been mishandled. The university...
Report Finds Majority of Faculty Technologically Stressed
Computer anxiety is surpassing traditional faculty troubles, according to a new national survey of faculty WASHINGTON -- As college students research papers on the Internet and manipulate numbers on spreadsheets, their professors are feeling a little...
Two Miami University College Students Acquitted in RaceCase
Defense points finger at Black administrator, both sides still smarting OXFORD, Ohio -- The acquittal earlier this month of two former African American students accused of faking a racist hate crime at Miami University here has left faculty, staff...
Two Views on Hopwood
Texas Attorney General John Cornyn's Opinion--1999 Dear Sen. (Bill) Ratliff: You ask whether public institutions of higher education in the state of Texas are precluded under the court's decision in Hopwood v. Texas, from considering race or...
UNCF Gray's Way
Billion-Dollar Bill Gates Coup, `Bottom-Line' Bill Gray Affirms Stature and His Leadership Style FAIRFAX, Va. -- When software tycoon William H. Gates III made a $1 billion pledge earlier this month to fund scholarships for minority college and...
Washington Briefs
HBCUs to Get $2.1 Million from Human Services Agency WASHINGTON -- Black colleges and universities will get a share of more than $20 million in new federal funding to help improve the economic outlook of Low-income neighborhoods nationwide, officials...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y.. has introduced a new health psychology concentration -- an area of study that considers the ways physical, social, emotional and behavioral functions all play a role...
White Instructor Wins Discrimination Case
MADISON, Wis. -- A White art instructor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse could receive $150,000 in damages and a position at the school under a tentative settlement filed earlier this month here in his racial discrimination lawsuit. It's...