Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 4, April 12

Asking the Right Questions
Psychologist puts African Americans at the center of social science research. ANN ARBOR, MICH. "The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line." They were immortal words, words that defined a crucial era of American race relations....
Benedict Students Will Be Charged, Prosecutor Says
COLUMBIA, S.C. An investigation into Benedict College's handling of campus crime will result in the prosecution of 13 cases that campus officers did not pursue, Richland County's chief prosecutor says. No charges will be filed against Benedict...
`Black' Law Schools Face Challenges of a New Day
Howard University School of Law is the pre-eminent "Black" law school in this country. Its history of renowned lawyers, academics and jurists make it a respected institution, transcending racial and ethnic barriers. Administrators and alumni work together...
California State Seeks Education Doctorate to Meet Growing Student Population
LONG BEACH, CALIF. After 41 years of producing many of California's teachers, the nation's largest public university system wants to help address the state's education crisis by offering doctorates in that field. California State University does...
Career Consultants
Dear BI Career Consultants: What new pressures will community colleges experience when remediation is removed from four-year institutions? DR. JAMES ANDERSON, vice provost for undergraduate affairs and professor of counselor education, North Carolina...
Community Colleges, Historically Black Institutions Sign Pact to Ease Student Transition
WASHINGTON Leading higher education officials, including the presidents of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), have signed on to the first national...
Continuing the Legacy, but Looking Ahead to the Future
With a recent decision in the University of Michigan Law School's admissions case, (Grutter v. Bollinger et. al.), declaring that the use of race as a factor in college admissions is unconstitutional, it seems appropriate that this edition of Black...
Democrats Unveil Major College Aid Plan
WASHINGTON Trying to seize initiative from Republican leaders, House Democrats late last month unveiled a plan to double federal spending on minority-serving colleges and universities during the next three years. The plan is part of Democrats'...
Distance Education Course to Explore African and African American Art
When Dr. Grace Hampton took a sabbatical leave to research university-based art education and traditional art in Nigeria and Ghana, she regarded the opportunity as a means to emotionally and spiritually renew herself after holding academic administrative...
FAMU President Recommended to Head Black College Advocacy Group
SILVER SPRING, Md. Less than a month after his resignation as president of Florida A&M University, Dr. Frederick Humphries has been recommended to lead the nation's foremost advocacy group for Black colleges and universities. Humphries has...
GRANTS & Awards
Bluefield College in Bluefield, Va., has been awarded $75,000 from the trustees ofthe Jessie Ball duPont Fund. The money will be used to help Bluefield cope with the stresses of a growing enrollment and a commitment to remain financially independent....
Law Poses Threat to College Access, Critics Say
Lawmakers seek to repeal ban on federal financial aid to students with drug convictions A 3-year-old federal law that bars students from federal financial aid even for minor drug convictions poses a threat to college access for low-income students,...
Make the Most of Your PC for Free
Whatever you use your PC for, chances are you can do ut more productivity, whether you're a computer guru or newbie. And you can do it without spending a dime with free software programs and Web services. Nerds may not all be saints, but there's...
On the Move
DR. JUDY A. ALSTON has been appointed chair of the Program in Educational Administration and Supervision at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is also an assistant professor in the program. Alston earned a bachelor's degree from Winthrop College...
Race to Be the `Largest' Puts Minority Groups in Last Place
The U.S. Census Bureau started releasing 2000 data in March. While demographic data is usually lackluster and mind numbing, this time around headlines about population data resembles that which you would see for a horse race. "Census Figures Show Hispanics...
Rap, Race and Reparations
Fisk University's Race Relations Institute is continuing its long legacy of involving itself in the day's most pressing issues facing Blacks around the world. NASHVILLE, TENN. The news came in mid-December. Kemba Smith, the 23-year-old college...
Regents OK Louisiana's Minimum Admissions Requirements
BATON ROUGE, LA. The first statewide plan to set minimum admissions requirements for students entering Louisiana's four-year state colleges won final approval last month from the Board of Regents. To be accepted to a four-year college, high school...
Reinventing Howard's Law School
Dean Alice Gresham Bullock is determined to keep the nation's oldest historically Black law school relevant to 21st century realities. WASHINGTON When Alice Gresham Bullock was named dean of the Howard University School of Law in 1997, beating...
Southern University Opens Doors to Art Collection
Baton Rouge campus celebrates 87th birthday with opening of new museum BATON ROUGE, LA. Southern University's Baton Rouge campus celebrated its 87th birthday last month by opening a new museum that showcases an African and African American art...
Symposium Highlights Need for Diversity in Health Professions
WASHINGTON Organizers of a health professions symposium on diversity last month placed considerable emphasis on education reform and minority academic achievement research. As a result, nationally recognized scholars and higher education officials...
Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones
Financial exigency, familial, societal and cultural pressures, and educational deficits force many minority law students to make hard choices about whether they should study law. Yet, Black law school graduates today demonstrate that they have the...
University of Michigan's Admissions Policy Rejected
Judge rules diversity is not a compelling state interest Many national leaders expressed shock and disappointment late last month after a U.S. District Judge in Detroit ruled that the University of Michigan's race-conscious law school admissions...
Web Site Explores Link between African Diaspora, Global Politics
EVANSTON, ILL. A Web site exploring the connections between the African Diaspora and major historical developments of the 20th century has debuted on the Internet. The interactive Web site is the product of a collaboration among faculty, graduate...