Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 16, September 28

Acquitted Central State President Blasts Ohio Officials for Legal Tangle
XENIA, OHIO Triumphant following his complete vindication by a jury, Dr. Arthur E. Thomas lashed out late last month at Ohio officials who had tried to force him to repay a portion of a $325,000 severance agreement he received when he resigned as...
Africana.com Being Sold to AOL-Time Warner
In a candid 1999 interview with editors of Black Issues in Higher Education, Dr. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. described himself as "an intellectual entrepreneur." The term certainly applied then, because in addition to being the architect of the renowned...
As Latino Populations Grow
So does their power. Will they compete or cooperate with African Americans for academic clout? There is power in numbers, sometimes real, sometimes perceived. Last month's U.S. Census Bureau release of statistics showing just how fast Hispanic and...
Black Colleges Networking on Technology Issues
Three Major Conferences Slated When the school year starts, students are not alone in having to adjust to campuses that have upgraded their information-technology infrastructures and are using more technology in the classroom. Faculty and staff...
Chicano Studies
As America's Latino diaspora evolves, so does the field Founded some 30 years ago and at one time believed to be on the verge of extinction, the field of Chicano studies is constantly expanding. As Puerto Rican and Cuban communities grew in the...
Choosing Cultural Competence over Diaspora Division
Living in diverse sections of New York and Los Angeles during the 1960s and '70s, I learned early that people of the same race don t always consider themselves "brothers." Some Blacks are Haitian, some Jamaican, and others are from Brooklyn. "I'm Black...
Five Specific Steps to Improving Hispanic Achievement
One of the things I have learned traveling across America is just how diverse Hispanic America is, something that a lot of Americans really don't know yet. I think there is a common core of values around family and community and work and faith, but...
Florida Governor Touts Minority Enrollment Increase after Racial Preferences Ban
Critics are more cautious, saying it's too early to celebrate TALLAHASSEE, FLA. The number of minorities attending Florida's public universities increased by nearly 12 percent this fall despite new rules ending the use of racial preferences in...
Florida, Michigan, California Colleges Have Yet to Agree to D.C. Tuition Plan
The District of Columbia's new tuition assistance program, which gives the city's high school graduates up to $10,000 a year to attend public colleges and universities across the country, is being criticized by a handful of schools who are refusing...
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Make Impressive Strides
But Leaders Say Funding Not Keeping Pace with Demographics For Hispanic education leaders, the year 2000 may go down as a landmark year for action in the nation's capital. With a special White House conference drawing national attention to their...
If Children Are the Future, Invest in Them Today
As young people begin their trek back to school this fall, too many of them will be going to crowded and run-down classrooms. A full third of all public schools use portable classrooms. One-fifth have less than adequate safety features, including leaky...
On the Move
DR. HORTENSE HINTON has been named dean of student development at Northern Virginia Community College's Alexandria campus. Hinton earned a bachelor's in psychology from the State University of New York, a master's in counseling from the University...
Orlando Is FAMU Panel's Top Choice for New Law School
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. A five-member committee ranked Orlando, Fla., as the top choice for Florida A&M University's new law school, which is scheduled to open in 2002. The committee earlier this month ranked Orlando above Lakeland, Tampa and Daytona...
Poor Strategies Continue to Plague Black Test-Takers
Officials from the College Board announced last month that this year's national average SAT math score is at a 30-year high, but African American test-takers still came in with the lowest average among ethnic groups for the test's math section. ...
Top 100 Institutions, Full-Time Hispanic Faculty
Top 100 Institutions, Full-Time Hispanic Faculty Hispanic Faculty Full-Time Rank Institution State Number Percent 1 UNIVERSITY...
Valedictorians Suing State of Arkansas
0nly Four Blacks Among 808 Scholarship Recipients LITTLE ROCK, ARK. Two high school valedictorians claim in a federal lawsuit that the state of Arkansas is practicing racial discrimination in the way it chooses elite students for scholarships....