Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 25, February 3

African American Student Programs vs. Diversity
As more student groups scramble w get a share of the pie, is the African Amscan slice shrinking? A $46,000 annual budget may seem reasonable in these economic times for a campus organization of 1,200 students. But when that student group happens...
A Multiracial Identity Is Not a Crisis
Terms like "Black issues" used to make me feel uncomfortable. I am of racially mixed parentage and have never really felt like I belonged to a particular community -- African American nor Asian American nor Native American. The first time I was...
An Unappealing DECISION
Experts view U.S. Circuit Court Panel's reversal of Cureton v. NCAA as maintaining a discriminatory status quo' in collegiate sports WASHINGTON -- NCAA "is free to discriminate." That is how some experts are interpreting the decision of a three-judge...
A Tough Decision for Yale's Jewish Students
In 1920, newly-minted Yale graduate Morris Sweetkind, enticed by the life of the mind, resolved to stay in New Haven while his classmates left to seek their fortunes elsewhere. Rather than cash in on his prestigious degree, Sweetkind applied to pursue...
Bi the Numbers
WHERE THEY ARE FROM: Foreign Student Enrollment During the 1998-99 academic year, there were 490,933 international students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States. Of these, 56 percent were from Asian countries, with China (10.3...
Black Colleges Beef Up Security after Receiving Hate Mail
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Southern University was one of several historically Black colleges and universities that kicked off the year 2000 by tightening security after receiving a threatening racist hate letter. "I've been in this business for 30-something...
Campus Policy Hinders Student's Efforts to Promote Online Bookstore
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- A student at the University of Pittsburgh's Johnstown campus says school officials reversed a decision to allow her to distribute brochures about a discount online bookstore, saying it would hurt sales at the campus shop. Lee Ann...
Coaches Ask NCAA to AVOID SOUTH CAROLINA
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- For the time being, the National Collegiate Athletics Association will take a wait and see approach in responding to a plea to move the 2002 Division I Men's South Regional Basketball Tournament from Greenville, S.C. The Black...
Computer Policies at Louisiana-Monroe Rely Heavily on Trust
MONROE, La. -- Trust is a major part of the computer policies at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Faculty members and students who break that trust can be punished. But officials won't make any predictions about what might happen to a student...
Credentialing Loopholes Common in K-12 Teaching
As states wrestle against teacher shortage WASHINGTON -- The quality of classroom learning was once again highlighted last month with the release of a report that documents the failure of states to ensure that all teachers have the knowledge and...
Discovering the Ties That Bind
Some folks argue that people from the South Asian Federation -- which includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan -- share no cultural or historical ties with the Asian nations to the East. "We are connected by the shared experience...
Diversity Plan Trends Aim to Meet 21st Century Challenges
The current generation of diversity plans seeks to be more inclusive -- and we're not just talking about numerically Campus diversity practitioners often complain that diversity initiatives aren't integrated into the core structures of their colleges...
Fort Valley's Students May Have to Repay Grants
ATLANTA -- Some Fort Valley State University students who received grants may have to give the money back after an audit that showed potential fraud in the school's financial aid office. Fort Valley State President Dr. Oscar L. Prater says school...
Grants & Awards
* The State University of New York -- Albany has received a four-year, $760,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The program encourages historically underrepresented students...
Higher Education in INDIA
A brief historical and contemporary overview India has an old tradition of knowledge and learning. In fact, a well-established system of higher education functioned as early as 1000 B.C. In that system, the construction of knowledge, the beliefs...
High Hopes for Health Bill
WASHINGTON -- Support is growing in Congress and the Clinton administration for legislation that would increase the status of the federal office on minority health -- and, in the process, create new funding opportunities for Black college medical schools....
Identity Matters
An Asian-Caribbean-American's perspective One place where the African and Indian Diasporas meet is in the Caribbean. After France and England abolished slavery in their holdings there, plantation owners brought Indian laborers to the Caribbean to...
Judge's Ruling Effectively Acquits High-Stakes Test
To the disadvantage of poor and minority students in Texas WASHINGTON -- Even though Black and Latino students are at, increased risk of failing Texas high-school graduation test, a federal judge ruled last month that the test does not violate federal...
New Jersey Hikes Standards for NEW TEACHERS
Some worry the requirements will make it harder to recruit Black and Latino instructors TRENTON, NJ. -- Prospective teachers will have to make better grades in college if they want to make it into New Jersey's classrooms. The state Board of Education...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC CLAYTON COBB has been named director of multicultural affairs at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. He previously served as assistant director for registered student organizations and multicultural programs at Illinois State University....
Report Calls for `E-Learning' as College Boom Gets Underway
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Washington's public colleges need to prepare for an influx of 50,000 new students by the end of the decade, and will need to rely on electronic learning and other advances as an adjunct to simply throwing up more college buildings,...
The `Other' Asians
With their numbers on the rise, Indian, Pakistani and other South Asian scholars are gradually emerging from academe's shadows. When Dr. Madhulika Khandelwal did a computer search for literature about Indian immigrants in 1986, she got back thousands...
Washington Briefs
Proprietary Schools Seek Liaison Like Black, Hispanic Colleges WASHINGTON -- Black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and community colleges all have their liaisons within the U.S. Education Department. Now for-profit trade...