Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 17, October 14

Admissions Models for Inclusion
Two New Admissions Strategies Could Reopen Doors the Anti-Affirmative Action Initiatives Have Closed -- at Least for the Most Disadvantaged Students of Color They're not complete substitutes for affirmative action, their creators admit bluntly....
Appeals Court Rules against Feds in Encryption Case
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a key ruling involving secrecy and electronic commerce, the U.S. Justice Department has been granted a new hearing over its power to regulate data-scrambling technology known as encryption. A majority of 21 justices who sit on...
Black Students Losing `HOPE'
Record Numbers of African American Students Forced From State-Funded Tuition Program Before They Can Reap Full Benefits ATLANTA -- Georgia's 6-year-old Hope scholarship program has brought thousands of African American students into the state's...
Bomb Scares Leave Scars at Florida A&M University
Two Explosions, Deemed Hate-Related, Have Rocked This Historically Black Campus and Spurred Debates Over Greater Security Measures TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Authorities charged an unemployed 41-year-old White man earlier this month with planting two...
Bringing It Back to the Basics
In a High-Tech World Where Many Colleges Are Scrambling to Acquire the Most Advanced Curriculums, Others Are Being Progressive by Teaching the Fundamentals BALTIMORE--Michael Miller always struggled with school. I was considered to be slow, recalls...
Career Consultants
Q: Dear BI Career Consultants: As a dean, how do I get my faculty and the academic vice provost/provost to buy into our diversity agenda? DR. JAMES ANDERSON VICE PROVOST AND DEAN OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY To promote...
Controversy.Com
AMES, Iowa -- A new Web site that pays students at 70 colleges and universities all across the country to post course notes online so that other students can reap the rewards has hit a hitch here at Iowa State University. Several instructors have...
For Hispanics, Demographic Imperative Drives Educational Mandate
Like most Americans, the number of Hispanic workers who have college degrees has increased since 1973. But while Hispanics have made gains, they still continue to be significantly underrepresented on the nation's college campuses, according to a new...
Former Scholarship Suit to Be Part of Alabama Desegregation Suit
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Plaintiffs in a now-dismissed lawsuit that claimed Alabama State University's scholarships for White students are discriminatory will be allowed to intervene in a larger, long-running desegregation lawsuit, a federal judge ruled....
Gates Scholarship Provides Aid for More Students
Billion-Dollar Program Opens Door to Those Locked Out of Math & Sciences SAN FRANCISCO -- David McBride was in algebra class when he showed a friend the newspaper story about the billion-dollar college scholarship program for minorities being...
Georgia Reaffirms Affirmative Action
President Tells Campus That University Will `Do the Right Thing' ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia officials announced late last month that they will continue to consider race as a factor in admissions decisions for a portion of the freshman...
Grants & Awards
* Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help increase the number of minority graduates in the science and technology fields. The money will be used to improve Bennett's on-campus...
Harvard Seeks to Leverage Its Brand Name
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Officials at Harvard University, one of the world's most recognized learning institutions, are considering moves to capitalize on its name and reputation in cyberspace -- a move that will be closely watched by other universities....
High-Tech Admissions
Predictive Modeling Software is Reshaping the Way Schools Find and Communicate With Prospective Students When Tuskegee University officials set a goal of growing enrollment from the current 3,000 students to 5,000 by the year 2006, they knew it...
House Unveils New Budget
Creative Accounting Could Provide Some Higher Education Programs With Increases Despite Budget Cap WASHINGTON -- Some longwaited predictions came true, late last month, as the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a controversial budget plan that...
LETTERS to the Editor
Jarvis Christian Out of Default Trouble Dear Editor: The Aug. 5th issue of Black Issues In Higher Education features a story on the Sallie Mae default management project for historically Black colleges and universities. The story includes a list...
Misinformation SUPER HIGHWAY?
E-Mail Falsely Claims 14 Black Colleges About to Close If you spend any time on the Internet, you know that there is a wealth of information that can zip through your phone lines and into your home or office in the blink of an eye. Some of that...
NCAA: Prop 16 Doesn't Discriminate against Black Athletes
PHILADELPHIA -- NCAA lawyers argued in court here earlier this month that the college athletic association's freshman eligibility requirements for Division I athletes do not discriminate against African Americans. A federal appeals court panel is...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. CHRISTOPHER I. CHALOKWU has been appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of geology at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Previously, he was the funding dean of the school of arts and sciences and a professor...
Raising the Bar for Middle-Class Blacks
New Admissions Rules Hit Suburban Blacks Hard Next month, Jenna Bond-Louden will board a plane for North Carolina where she and other college seniors will spend all day learning to write a college essay that will wow admissions officers. Her parents...
Report Reaffirms California Colleges Headed for Enrollment Boom
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's public colleges could gain nearly 750,000 students by the year 2010, straining the state's three college systems and its budget, a new report warns. Education officials have talked about the so-called "Tidal Wave...
Rethinking MALCOLM X
Early Writings Depict a Well-Versed Young Man With an Keen Interest in Law ATLANTA -- Early writings by Malcolm X went on public display for the first time at Emory University here last month, offering a new glimpse of the fiery orator who advocated...
Running for Cover
Fear and Paranoia Surrounding Affirmative Action Lawsuits Unjustified, Experts Say Two years ago, University of North Carolina System President Dr. Molly Broad, fresh from the California State System, requested a complete review of the use of race...
Same Team, Different Strategy
The Lawsuit Challenging Michigan's Affirmative Action Policies has Produced a Wide Spectrum of Supporters Who are Prepared to Defend the University's Pursuit of Diversity ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University Michigan prides itself on its commitment...
Summit Focus: Better Teachers, Fast
WASHINGTON -- Colleges set on producing quality teachers must give students more practice time in K-12 classrooms, members of Congress told college officials during a summit held here last month on how to produce better teachers. "Too often the...
The Diligent Dozen
A `To-Do' List for Parents of Minorities Aspiring to College * Don't leave the choices in your child's high school curriculum to school guidance counselors. Too often, counselors will steer students of color to less rigorous courses that fail to...
The State of RETENTION
AUSTIN, Texas -- In the academic world, where importance in the institutional pecking order often can be measured by how much money officials are willing to spend on a certain program, rarely a peep is heard these days about retention. College and...
Top 15 Institutions with the Highest Graduation Rate for Black Students
In keeping with this edition's recruitment and retention theme, following schools, selected from this year's Top 100 African American Baccalaureate Degree Producers, list, are ranked according to their retention rates provided by the National Collegiate...
Washington Briefs
Howard Only HBCU Among HUD Community Outreach Grantees WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sec. of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo last month announced $7.5 million in federal grants to help nearly two dozen colleges and universities revitalize run-down...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives The City University of New York's City College has launched two new scholarship programs, including one funded by the former head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Colin L. Powell. Named in honor of...
Who Really Cares about Retention?
Society's influence on elementary and secondary students has left many of our young people less than prepared for college. The poor academic preparation of incoming freshman also has made retaining these students at the postsecondary level more difficult....
WORKING Recruitment Miracles
Colleges and Universities in California and Texas Regroup, Rethink and Redouble Their Minority Student Recruitment Efforts HOUSTON -- Graduates of Worthing High School, a predominantly Black school here in the nation's fourth-largest city, have...