Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from February 1

A Snapshot of Black History Month Celebrations
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 02/01: Abel Bartley, Ph.D., author, urban history expert and assistant professor of history from the University of Akron will present a free public lecture...
Boehner Selected to Chair Education Committee
The transition of power is nearly complete in the House of Representatives, and there are new leaders on two panels critical to higher education. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, was elected chairman of the House Education and the Work-force Committee,...
Building African American E-Culture
Since his days as a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, computer scientist Dr. Juan E. Gilbert has sought to make his research in instructional technology relevant to the needs of African American students. His dissertation focused...
Court Rules Jackson State Cannot Justify Law School
JACKSON, MISS. A federal judge overseeing Mississippi's long-running college desegregation suit says historically Black Jackson State University cannot justify the need for a new law school. The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr.,...
FAMU Ties Harvard in Recruitment of National Achievement Scholars
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Florida A&M University has tied with Harvard University as the No. 1 recruiter of National Achievement Scholars, the nation's top African American high school students, for 2000. "This ranking marks another milestone in...
Florida University System's Chancellor Adam Herbert Resigns
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Dr. Adam W. Herbert, chancellor of Florida's public university system, resigned last month after a three-year term during which he helped advance Gov. Jeb Bush's plan to end the use of race in university admissions. The plan, known...
HBCUs Will Still Have A Role to Play in the 21st Century
With the new millennium now underway, and with predominately White higher education institutions aggressively recruiting Black students, the question may be asked, "Will HBCUs [historically Black colleges and universities] remain an important part...
Making A Name for Yourself on the Web
Domain names may seem inconsequentially geeky, but their impact is profound, cutting to the very identity of Web-based enterprises. A lot is changing in the world of Web names, including the introduction of free domain-name services. A domain name,...
Massachusetts Anounces Grants for Foster Children Attending College
BOSTON Foster children attending college will be eligible for up to $6,000 a year in state grants to help pay for books, meals and housing under a program unveiled recently. The $1.2 million grant program targets students who have left the foster...
National Association of Scholars Cheer CUNY Changes, Decry Affirmative Action during Conference
NEW YORK Although members of the National Association of Scholars (NAS) consider the elimination of open admissions at the 11 senior colleges in the City University of New York system a victory in view of the group's conservative mission, speakers...
New ACE Survey Has Good News, Bad News for College and University Presidents
WASHINGTON The American Council on Education's recent national public opinion poll on higher education policy produced good news and some bad hews for college presidents. On the positive side, Americans continue to place high value on a college...
New AFT Report Proposes Standards for Online Programs
WASHINGTON The American Federation of Teachers has recommended a set of quality standards for college-based distance education programs, the organization announced last month. The recommendations, entitled "Distance Education Guidelines for Good...
On the Move
DR. BELINDA C. ANDERSON has been named the new associate vice president for academic affairs at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Previously she was director of academic advising services at Radford University in Radford, Va. Anderson earned a...
Paige Pledges Support for College Access Programs
Dr. Roderick Paige, Bush's choice for Education Secretary, has pledged support for GEAR UP, TRIO and other college access programs for the disadvantaged, saying, these programs "are imperative in closing the national achievement gap between disadvantaged...
Researching Your African American Roots
People of African American descent often face challenges when they try to trace their ancestors. However, African Americans can use the same basic steps that other cultural groups use to get started before they conduct more specialized searches. Then...
Southern University Work-Study Scam under Investigation
BATON ROUGE, LA. A local district attorney has launched a criminal investigation into allegations that eight employees at historically Black Southern University defrauded the school's work-study program for $167,317 by falsifying student time sheets....
Sustaining a Year-Round Commitment
People often joke that February -- the shortest month of the year -- is Black history month. I, however, am among those who recall the Februarys of my childhood and adolescence as a month that African Americans looked forward to, regardless of its...
Tennessee Higher Education Plan Offers New Hope
NASHVILLE Tennessee State University President Dr. James A. Hefner says the recent settlement of a 32-year-old higher education federal desegregation lawsuit means new opportunities for students to receive a quality education in a diverse learning...
The Need Still Exists for Black Student Unions
As a racial and ethnic minority of Asian and African American heritages, I have experienced the importance of having social networks and interactions with people -- especially people of color. Despite integration, civil rights gains and living in an...
Turning Up the Heat in the Windy City
Chicago State University President Elnora Daniel makes no apologies for raising the academic bar. It's 8:30 a.m. and Dr. Elnora D. Daniel, president of Chicago State University, is already three hours into her day. She sits in her office, sipping...
UT Asks for New Hearing in Race-Conscious Admissions Case
AUSTIN The University of Texas is asking a federal court to speed up the appeal of a lowercourt ruling that bars raced-conscious admissions at public universities. University lawyers said last month that they are asking the full 14-member 5th...