Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 10, July 4

Aiming High. (Editor's Note)
"Providing Students the Tools to Excel" is the title of one of our feature stories, but it could be the title of both features, which detail programs that are preparing African American students for college. The Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering...
Changing the Color of Wealth. (Last Word)
Not long ago, a young woman, who was a senior at the Howard University business school, asked me what she should do about a $40,000 retirement plan she had accumulated while working for the federal government. She was planning to go to graduate school...
Class Matters for Economic Prosperity. (Speaking of Education)
When William Julius Wilson wrote The Declining Significance of Race in 1978, he garnered headlines. White America gleefully interpreted his book to mean that "race didn't matter" anymore. Some African Americans treated him as badly as Islamic fundamentalists...
Conservative Scholars Ponder War and Peace in Nation's Capitol. (Noteworthy News)
Washington Frequently invoking historical examples from the Cold War, World War II, and other military conflicts, speakers at a conservative scholars' conference portrayed political correctness and multiculturalism as perilous ideologies for Americans...
Empowering Young Women to Lead. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Learning how to become a leader comes from one's first environment--the home. This was the shared opinion of 20 young women participating in a workshop in which participants discussed the differences between female and male leadership...
Federal Court Upholds UW Law-School's Use of Race. (Noteworthy News)
SEATTLE A federal judge has ruled that the University of Washington Law School didn't illegally discriminate against three White applicants when it denied them admission in the mid-1990s. As a result, Katuria Smith, Angela Rock and Michael Pyle--who...
Gangbusters: Parents Still Play Key Role in Saving Kids from the Streets; Study Examines Ethnic Differences in the Effect of Parenting on Gang Involvement, Delinquency. (Faculty Club)
There's a strong message to be taken from Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes' research, and it's simply this: Parents are not powerless, particularly when it comes to saving their kids from street gangs. Indeed, the conclusions Walker-Barnes draws in her...
HBCU Preservation Bill Gains Key Endorsements. (Washington Update)
Support is growing for new legislation earmarking federal aid to preserve historic buildings and other structures on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities. Advocates made a significant gain June 12 when Sens. Joseph Lieberman,...
Historically Black Schools Competing to Manage NASA Institute. (Tech Talk)
A project to build a multi million dollar aerospace research center in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia could yield a major leadership and scientific role for two of Virginia's historically Black universities. Historically Black Hampton and...
On to Phase II: The Future for HBCUs. (BI Forum)
Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) emerged in a time dominated by black codes and Jim Crow laws. During that time, it was debated whether Black individuals deserved a quality education, or whether such education expenditures represented...
Prep Program Launched for Aspiring Minority MBA Applicants. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK African Americans, Latinos and American Indians are significantly under-represented at the top 50 MBA programs relative to their presence at both leading undergraduate schools and other graduate programs, such as medical and law schools,...
Providing Students the Tools to Excel; Pre-College Program Places Students on the Path to Careers in Math, Science and Engineering. (Cover Story)
DETROIT Kenneth Hill couldn't believe what he was hearing. While at an educational conference in Washington in 1976, Hill found himself at the center of a raging debate about whether math, science and engineering were too hard for African Americans....
Survey: Science, Technology Critical to War on Terrorism. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK When it comes to the post-Sept. 11 future, U.S. college students predict more terrorist violence, but appear confident about the future and believe they are up to the challenges ahead--with some help from science and technology. In a...
The `Rite' to Intervene: Lane Community College Program Helps African American Students Connect to Their Heritage, Community and to College
EUGENE, ORE. Given MTV's powerful influence in shaping self-image, the value of helping African American youth develop a deep understanding of their roots can't be overemphasized, says Greg Evans, coordinator of Lane Community College's African...
UCLA Study Examines Minority Representation in Network Television. (Noteworthy News)
LOS ANGELES Despite calls for more diversity on prime-time network television, African Americans continue to be overrepresented and concentrated in situation comedies while other ethnic groups remained underrepresented, according to a new UCLA study....
UNCF Chief Makes Case for National Policy on International Education. (Noteworthy News)
SAN ANTONIO Although William H. Gray III, president of the United Negro College Fund, joked with NAFSA conference attendees that the Baptist minister in him could easily extend his allotted speaking time, he was preaching to the choir when he extolled...
When Research Requires the Big Guns. (Personal Computing)
The Web is a gargantuan repository of information. Google, the popular Internet search tool, indexes a whopping three billion Web documents. You might think the Web contains everything you could possibly need to know. Not so. Professional researchers...