Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 21, December 9

BI What's New Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Dixon University Center is the home of the newly established Center for Policy Studies and Research, designed to study public policy issues while providing both students and faculty with increased learning...
Black Issues Quiz
The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous editions of Black...
Educating Students about the Limits of Internet Research
You have probably noticed that each year your students are becoming more and more Internet-savvy. Quite naturally, I suppose, they are turning to the Net to gather research material for their essays and term papers. Yes, your institution may have...
Fighting Back in Florida
University of Florida student government, interim president say Bush's plan would hurt campus diversity GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Although approval of Gov. Jeb Bush's anti-affirmative action One Florida plan by the Board of Regents was a forgone conclusion...
Grants & Awards
* Morehouse College in Atlanta received a five-year, $21 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a center for behavioral neuroscience. * National Aeronautics and Space Administration will provide Mississippi State University...
Indiana University Gets Approval for High-Tech School
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana University's newest school is designed to create graduates who can apply information technology to human problems. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education last month gave the School of Informatics the go-ahead to begin...
In Thurgood's Honor
The charismatic new director of the Thurgood Marshall Fund aims to boost the organization's image and its member institutions' fortunes The new director of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund wants to do for the nation's public Black colleges...
Judge Grants Class Action Status to University of Georgia Lawsuit
ATHENS, Ga. -- Armed with class-action status in a discrimination lawsuit, against the University of Georgia, Atlanta attorney A. Lee Parks Jr. renewed pressure on school officials to stop using race in the admissions process. Last month, a federal...
NAACP Begins Campaign to De-Emphasize Admissions Test Scores
LOS ANGELES -- The national NAACP, criticizing college placement tests as unreliable and unfair to minorities, is appealing to American colleges and universities to stop using the tests as the primary factor in selecting students for admission. ...
Not All Welcome Mason as Jackson State's New President
JACKSON, Miss. -- A student protest, upset faculty members and a bomb threat wasn't exactly the kind of greeting Dr. Ronald Mason Jr. was expecting his first day on Jackson State University's campus. While speaking about his desire to take over...
Organizing against Hatred
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- In what some student leaders called a latent, still welcomed demonstration, the campus leadership of the University of Maryland-College Park organized a zero-tolerance for hate crimes rally last month in response to the circulation...
Plan to Increase Diversity at Ohio State University Unveiled
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- At a "Conversation on Diversity" forum here at Ohio State University last month, Provost Ed Ray explained the reason a new diversity plan is needed for the public institution. The plan calls for people in key university positions...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
PRESIDENT Dr. George Campbell Jr., who for 10 years has led the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, has been selected as the next president of New York City's Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He is the first...
Purdue Grad. Program Successfully Recruits from HBCU's
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University is working to recruit students from historically Black colleges -- an effort the university says helped triple the number of Blacks enrolled in its graduate school. An annual program, started in 1987, brings...
Removing the Barriers to Care
To eliminate disparities, we must remove the barriers to care and services. We can begin by asking ourselves some tough questions. Why is it that even when people are equally insured and even when they receive equal access to care, the treatments and...
Smith President Urges Colleges to Fight Back on Affirmative Action
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Smith College's president, Dr. Ruth Simmons, last month called for college leaders to unite in making clear that they are not about to abandon young people of any race who want and need an education. "Lots of people have spoken...
Stanford Conference Looks at the `Most Frustrating Racial Barrier'
STANFORD, Calif. -- They came to discuss imagery. They came to discuss religion. They came to discuss African American and ethnic studies programs. They came to discuss discrimination. And, they came to discuss why, as Stanford University Psychology...
The Race to Save LIVES
As infection rates continue to climb, Black researchers and health educators are in desperate race to stem the AIDS Ores toll on Black communities As an HIV/AIDS educator and community services administrator at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine...
True Equity Requires SACRIFICE
PRINCETON, N.J. -- When you're used to getting what you want 90 percent of the time, equality feels like you're winning 10 percent instead of half the time. Studies show that elementary school teachers often call on boys more than girls. When teachers...
U.S. Lawmakers Attack Florida Admissions Plan
WASHINGTON--After the chilling effects of anti-affirmative action efforts in California and Texas, some members of Congress are trying to move now to head off a similar campaign in Florida. At issue is the plan of Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush...
When AIDS, Race & Politics Collide
A Yale political scientist critiques black leadership While mobilization of African American academics against the HIV/AIDS epidemic has drawn applause, the performance of Black leaders during the crisis has generated some debate and invited intellectual...