Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 17, October 11

Calling on Our Nation's Shared Strength. (Last Word)
Editor's note: Just as americans turned to their president after last month's tragedy, campus communities across the nation turned to their own presidents for words of reassurance and consolation. Colorado State university's Dr. Albert C. Yates is...
Campuses Unite to Understand National Tragedy: For Many, Terrorist Attacks Hit Close to Home. (Faculty Club)(Cover Story)
This generation may have been dubbed "X," but some observers say its response to the World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies merits nothing less than an "A+." The outpouring of emotion and demonstrations of unity on campuses across the nation...
Can the Internet Be Trusted? (Personal Computing)
Did you know that under Bill 602P, the federal government will levy an "alternative postage fee" of five cents for every e-mail message you send? The legislation, currently pending, would compensate the U.S. Postal Service for lost business from the...
Changing of the Guard. (Editor's Note)
As we completed the previous edition of Black Issues, we were all still coming to grips with the terrorist attacks that hit this country. With so much going on, I failed to tell you about our new "Faculty Club" section of the magazine. Some of you...
Colleges Provide Testing Ground for E-Book Innovations. (Tech Talk)
When librarians at Robert Morris College in Moon Township, Penn., sought volunteers for a research study on using e-books in an undergraduate class, Ashley Hamilton eagerly volunteered to experience what she considers to be an inevitable wave of academic...
Events
OCTOBER October 17-20 Middle Atlantic Writers Association Inc. "Facing the Rising Sun: Recent Trends and New Authors in Africana Literature" Sheraton Columbia Columbia, Md. Contact: Gem Bates Phone: (443) 885-1167 Fax: (410) 319-3166 E-mail: gbates@jewel.morgan.edu Web:...
Nation's Colleges Report Fewer Default Problems: For the First Time, No HBCUs Are on the Education Department's `Watch List.' (Washington Update)
Student loan default rates have dropped to their lowest level ever, says a new U.S. Department of Education report that also finds considerable progress in default reduction among historically Black colleges and universities. For the first time,...
Plan to Boost Minority Enrollment at UC Campuses Stalled for Lack of Funds. (Oakland, Calif.)
An attempt to boost minority enrollment at the University of California by guaranteeing admission to the top 12.5 percent of each high school class has stalled for lack of funds. The UC board of regents voted in July to make the change, which extended...
Princeton Review Updates College Prep Web Site. (New York)
In an effort to assist high school guidance counselors in managing multiple responsibilities, the Princeton Review has launched its Counselor Center for the 2001-2002 school year at <www.Review.com>. According to a study by the U.S. Department...
Quality, Access and Service Remain Top Priorities for Most Students. (Iowa City, Iowa)
Good classes and the opportunity to get into them without difficulty remains one of the most important aspects of college life for students at all types of institutions, according to a report released last month. The 2001 National Student Satisfaction...
Racism: The Real Enemy That Will Destroy the United States. (BI Forum)
I have perhaps spent far too many hours in the days that followed the aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center staring at the television set. I could not stop myself from watching heroic men and women of all shades and hues sift through...
Smithsonian Director to Head Underground Railroad Center. (Washington)
Spencer R. Crew, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for the past nine years, is ready to face the next phase of his career. He will be leaving the Smithsonian next month to become executive director and chief executive...
Southern University Raises Admissions Standards with Little Fallout: But Baton Rouge Community College Experiences 70 Percent Enrollment Jump. (Baton Rouge, La)
Last summer, when Southern University was poised to raise its admission standards as part of a federal desegregation settlement, school officials were bracing for a loss of 700 students -- or about 8 percent of last fall's total enrollment of 9,133....
Standing Up for Diversity: As a University Established for Deaf Students, Gallaudet's Diversity Initiatives Seek to Further Empower and Enlighten Its Community. (Washington)(Cover Story)
When Jerry C. Lee, former president of Gallaudet University -- the Washington, D.C.-based university established for deaf and hard of hearing students -- resigned in 1987, students rallied on campus for the board of trustees to name a deaf president...
Tougaloo Is a `Natural Fit' for New Interim President: Appointment Strengthens Historic Relationship between Brown University and Tougaloo College
Dr. James Wyche, professor of medicine and associate provost at Brown University and executive director of the Leadership Alliance, a 29-school consortium dedicated to improving the participation of underrepresented minorities in graduate and doctoral...
UGA Passes Up Chance to Appeal Admissions Policy Decision: School Officials Are Still Considering Supreme Court Action. (Athens, GA.)
The University of Georgia has only one option left -- the U.S. Supreme Court -- if it will appeal a federal court ruling that declared its admissions policy unconstitutional because it considers race. Georgia let a Sept. 17 deadline pass without...
What's in Famu's Future? with Its Leadership in Transition, Will the Country's Top Producer of Black Undergraduates Sustain Its Momentum? (Tallahasse, Fla.)(Cover Story)
As unsettling as it can be, change is one of the inevitabilities of the human condition. It can present torrents of unimaginable horrors as easily as it can serve up blue skies of opportunity. Sometimes these phenomena occur simultaneously. The gusts...