Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 21, December 6

ACE Presents First Reginald Wilson Awards. (Cincinnati, Ohio)
CINCINNATI, OHIO Four higher education officials have received the first Reginald Wilson Awards from the American Council on Education (ACE) for their efforts to promote diversity. The awards were presented at a banquet held on the last day of...
A Missing Element in the Retention Discussion. (Last Word)
The current concem about graduation rates in higher education and especially among minority students in historically Black colleges and universities is not without warrant given the high economic costs and the incalculable social costs of low retention....
Bollinger to Continue Fighting for Affirmative Action. (Washington)
Although he is leaving this winter to head Columbia University, University of Michigan President Lee Bollinger says he will continue to press the school's case for affirmative action in admissions. Speaking at the Association of American Medical...
Cal Grant Funds Fall Short for Eligible Students. (Sacramento, Calif.)
Thousands of needy and eligible community college students will not receive a Grant this year, not through any fault of theirs, but because there simply aren't enough grants to go around. The Cal Grant program recently completed a first-ever September...
Can TRIO & GEAR UP Continue to Coexist? Some Education Advocates Say the Two Programs Are Different but Both Worthy of Support. Others Question Whether There Is Really a Need for Both. (Cover Story)
When Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) was signed into public law by President Bill Clinton in 1998, many in the postsecondary and pre-college communities applauded. The initiative added what they considered...
Educause Research Center Announces Studies. (Denver)
DENVER The Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR) has awarded two research contracts for major information technology (IT) studies in 2002. One research contract, focusing on trends in wireless communications in higher education, will be conducted...
Finding Room for Improvement: Howard University-Based Team Rates HBCU Web Sites. (Tech Talk)
The perception that a "digital divide" exists in higher education between historically Black institutions and most predominantly White colleges and universities has enabled advocates for Black schools to raise money, attract computer equipment donations,...
Fulfilling Their Potential: Faced with Demanding Coursework and a Competitive Campus Climate, Wise Students See Need to Utilize Academic Support Services. (Berkeley, Calif.)
BERKELEY, CALIF. Most of them came here as "A" students, earning grade-point averages of 4.0 or above and high SAT scores. They are the finest of the state's high school graduates: Only those who finish in the top one-eighth of students around the...
Georgia Regents Won't Appeal University Admissions Case to Supreme Court. (Atlanta)
ATLANTA A court ruling declaring the University of Georgia's admissions policy unconstitutional because it considers race will not be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Board of Regents said last month. Instead, the university will focus on...
Getting Help When and Where Needed
Helping students strive for academic excellence and the programs and services used to plant this seed is essentially the subject of our feature articles in this edition -- what's being done to close the achievement gap. Our cover story profiles...
Group Opposed to Desegregation Settlement to Appeal Judge's Ruling. (Jackson, Miss.)
JACKSON, Miss. A group opposed to a planned settlement of Mississippi's college desegregation lawsuit will continue its legal fight despite money woes and a court ruling, an attorney says. U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr., of Oxford, charged...
HCCS Struggles to Regain Its Footing: One of the Nation's Largest Community College Systems Seeks to Overcome Board Controversies and Bad Publicity
HOUSTON As it tries annexing more land and pushing a bond election, Houston's largest community college -- and one of the largest nationally -- remains mired in governing board controversies and bad publicity. And for now, the Southern Association...
`He Said, She Said' Stirs Controversy at Southern University's New Orleans Campus. (Baton Rouge, La.)
BATON ROUGE, LA. Dr. Joseph Bouie, chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans, claims he's just asserting his right to assemble his own management team by trying to fire the wife of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., and three other female...
How to Keep from Embarrassing Yourself Online. (Personal Computing)
In one Internet discussion group I follow, some of the participants questioned the ethics of a company. The company was accused, among other things, of manipulating the online images of items they were selling to make the items appear more valuable...
Mandela Delivers Peace Lecture to University of Maryland Audience. (College Park, MD.)
COLLEGE PARK, MD. More than 10,000 people packed the University of Maryland's Cole Field House last month to hear former South African President Nelson Mandela deliver the annual Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace. Mandela, whose name for many has...
Outrage Continues over Fraternities' Racially Offensive Costumes: Expert on Race Relations Says the Behavior Comes as No Surprise. (Auburn, Ala.)
AUBURN, ALA. At a time when most Americans are putting domestic differences aside to unite in the international war against terrorism, racially charged events at two southern universities have reminded the nation that the battle against ignorance...
Pell Grant Shortfall: Will Needy Students Lose out? (Washington Update)
A bipartisan plan to raise the maximum Pell Grant for needy students is facing a major roadblock just as more students are seeking this need-based financial aid for college. With much fanfare, educators and lawmakers hailed a recent agreement to...
Professors Receive National Award. (Washington)
For dance professor Cornelius Carter, being named 2001 U.S. Professor of the Year last month was not just a personal triumph or a victory for his institution, the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), but a milestone for the field of dance as well. ...
Rhetoric vs. Reality: Colleges Confront Quagmire of Issues Associated with Remediation
There's no getting around it. Remedial education -- also called developmental education -- suffers from an image problem. The fact is all too evident at the macro level -- the California State University (CSU) System, for example, expelled 2,009 students...
Student Accused of Lying about Alleged Hijackers Indicted. (New York)
NEW YORK A California college student has been accused of lying to a federal grand jury about his association with several of the men thought to be responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. According to an indictment against...