Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 14, August 29

Dear BI Career Consultant: What Funding Strategies Can Development Officers Create to Offset State Mandated Budget Cuts to My University? (Career Consultant)
It is common knowledge that the costs and funding of public sector higher education have escalated and become more complex. The findings from a recent national report "Losing Ground: A National Status Report on the Affordability of American Higher...
Early Success, Encouragement Add Up to Math Ph.D.S; Howard University Female Math Doctorates Achieve Personal, University Milestone. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Mathematics has traditionally been a field of study reserved "for men only," but two Washington-area schools are shattering the gender stereotypes that have kept the field a male preserve for so many years. In 2000, three African American...
Education Trust Report Documents Huge Gap in School Funding. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Deep inequities in school funding continue to plague most states, according to a new report released this month by the Education Trust. The report, "The Funding Gap: Low-Income and Minority Students Receive Fewer Dollars," documented...
HBCUs: An Educational System at the Crossroads. (Last Word)
Today, the 105 historically Black colleges and universities are facing a paradigm shift that will inevitably determine their fate in the 21st century. Their roles have changed tremendously since the first campuses--Lincoln University, founded by the...
Johnson C. Smith Included among Yahoo!'s Top Wired Schools. (Tech Talk)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Officials at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., recently announced its inclusion in Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine's Most Wired Small Colleges List. Last October, historically Black Tennessee State University garnered...
K-12 Plan Draws Concern on Race Data. (Washington Update)
President Bush's new K-12 education reform law places more attention than ever before on differences between racial and ethnic groups, an education and affirmative action expert says. Yet the Education Department's first steps toward implementation...
Leading by Example: New ACCT Chairwoman Brenda Knight Points to Her Own Story as Evidence of the Importance of Community Colleges
OAKLAND, CALIF. The year was 1994, and Kaiser Permanente was negotiating to build a new hospital on the Laney College football field Oakland. Brenda Knight had nothing to do with Laney College or with Kaiser Permanente, the large California health...
Microsoft Showcases Higher Education Initiatives. (Tech Briefs)
REDMOND, WAS,. At the third annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, company Chairman Bill Gates announced the formation of the Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. Speaking to 325 faculty researchers from institutions worldwide, Gates...
Moral Education in an Immoral Society. (Speaking of Education)
People are talking about ethics these days, as well they should be. Our nation's business pages bear a close resemblance to the police blotter, and investor confidence is at an all-time low. It seems partisan to say that Republicans have taken the...
National Survey Seeks to Improve Retention, Graduation Rates. (Noteworthy News)
BLOOMINGTON, IND. Too many college students leave college before finishing; only about half earn a baccalaureate degree within six years; and many of those who stay in school don't learn as much as they should. But a new project, based at Indiana...
Secrets of the Presidential Turn-Around Artist: Vision, Leadership and Old-Fashioned Hard Work Help Troubled Schools Rebound. (Special Report: Academic Kickoff 2002)
In today's competitive higher education market, where institutions are struggling to balance the demands of tightening budgets, expanding technology needs, burgeoning enrollments and salary crunches, presidents who have a knack for turning water into...
Senate Proposes Increases for HBCUs, HSIs; Black Colleges Get 3 Percent More; Hispanic Colleges Get Nearly 6 Percent Hike. (Washington Update)
Funding for Black colleges and other minority-serving institutions would increase slightly under a 2003 funding bill proposed in the Democrat-controlled Senate. HBCUs would receive more than $213 million next year, an increase of $7.4 million above...
Supreme Court Asked to Hear University of Michigan Case
ANN ARBOR, MICH. A group that sued to overturn minority preferences in University of Michigan law school admissions has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled 5-4 on May 14 that...
Survey Examines Careers of Black Harvard Law Grads. (Noteworthy News)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. A new survey demonstrates that Black Harvard Law alumni have achieved impressive professional success despite the fact that discrimination based both on race and gender remains an obstacle in today's workplace. The research, conducted...
Tapping into Your PC's Potential. (Personal Computing)
Are you making the most of your PC? Probably not, judging from my own observations and those of others. To get a better feel for this, I talked with a product manager at Hewlett Packard. HP recently merged with Compaq, making it the largest personal...
University of Georgia Continues to Retool Admissions Policy; but Still No Consideration of Race. (Noteworthy News)
ATHENS, GA. The University of Georgia's fall 2003 admissions policy will emphasize applicants' academic achievement, with some modifications from the fall 2002 process, according to UGA officials. But the new policy still will not consider race....
Wait until This Year. (Editor's Note)
The enduring quality of higher education is that each year about this time, as we kick off the academic season, we all get a chance to start over again. Whether it be the freshman who got into college by the skin of his or her teeth, the seasoned faculty...
When the Campus Becomes a Battleground: Shared Governance Can Seem a Distant Dream When Needs for Faculty Freedoms, Speedy Decisions Clash. (Special Report: Academic Kickoff 2002)
Item. A physics professor at Prairie View A&M University has his $670,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy--rare among historically Black campuses--blocked by the university president, apparently in retaliation over the professor's...