Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, February 27

Bush Budget Has Controversy, but Few Gains: Many Student Aid Programs Face Funding Freeze. (Washington Update)
The Bush administration is proposing a funding freeze for many student aid programs next year while cutting a variety of K-12 initiatives, including several projects to promote school reform. The top Pell grant for needy students would remain unchanged...
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Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate Selects Partner Departments. (Noteworthy News)
MENLO PARK, CALIF. The Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID), a multi-year research and action project aimed at improving doctoral education at American universities, announced the selection of 32 partner departments in chemistry, education,...
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Certiport Donates Microsoft Certification Exams to UNCF. (Tech Briefs)
SALT LAKE CITY Certiport Inc., the worldwide administrator of the Microsoft Office Specialist program, has announced an in-kind gift of Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) valued at approximately...
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Colleges' Success in International Education Draws National Recognition. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK Colleges and universities that have been successful in encouraging international study and increasing participation in the international elements of teaching and learning were recognized last month by the Institute of International Education...
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Do State Academic Merit Scholarships Discriminate against African Americans? (BI Forum)
One of the biggest concerns for many families is how they are going to pay their children's college expenses. In the academic year 2002-2003, the average cost of attendance at four-year public colleges and universities was more than $9,100, while the...
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Educators Explore Best Practices Black Student Achievement
CLEMSON, S.C. As academicians anxiously await the outcome of the University of Michigan case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and what will be a precedent setting decision for higher education admissions procedures, more than 200 academic professionals,...
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Events
MARCH March 14-17 American Association for Higher Education's Learning to Change Conference "Good Work in Challenging Times" Washington Hilton and Towers Washington Phone: (202) 293-6440, x768 E-mail: msutton@aahe.org Web: www.aahe.org/learningtochange/2003...
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Fighting Surf Wars. (Personal Computing)
The metaphor comparing the business world to a battle-ground is often overused. But it's not trite to say that a fierce struggle is raging between Web advertisers frying to capture your attention and Web consumers who want to surf unfettered. The...
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Freedom of Inquiry Requires Diversity. (Last Word)
One of the last political stories of 2002 was the fall of Mississippian Trent Lott from his role as majority leader of the U.S. Senate, a result of ill-chosen comments at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday celebration. Many lessons can be drawn from this...
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Grants & Awards
Arizona State University's College of Business will receive a $50 million gift from Wm. Polk Carey, chairman of New York City-based investment firm W.P. Carey & Co. LLC and grandson of John Samuel Armstrong, the legislative founder of Arizona State....
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Living in a Post-Affirmative Action World; Ruling against Michigan Could Boost Minority Achievement, Says One Scholar. but Others Are Not So Optimistic. (Ruling on Affirmative Action)
Even though the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to role on the constitutionality of the University of Michigan's undergraduate and law school admissions plans, Americans already are living in a post-affirmative action world, opines futurist and academic...
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Mentors Are Key to Getting Black Students to College, Study Says. (Noteworthy News)
IOWA CITY, IOWA A strong relationship with a teacher, counselor, or administrator in high school can help propel students to college or other postsecondary education, according to a new report from ACT. Research shows that African American students,...
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Minorities Shy from International Studies, Careers: Scholars Say Lack of Data Makes It Harder to Understand Why. (Noteworthy News)
DURHAM, N.C. The demand today for employees who speak foreign languages and are internationally savvy is greater than ever. But few minorities enroll in college international programs, and few choose careers that involve global work. Two scholars...
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MSNBC's `Hardball' Comes to North Carolina Central University: HBCU Serves as Backdrop, as Presidential Contender Faces Tough Questions. (Noteworthy News)
DURHAM, N.C. North Carolina Central University basked in the national limelight earlier this month when political talk show host Chris Matthews brought his MSNBC's "Hardball College Tour" to the campus. The live broadcast featured fast-talking Matthews'...
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Old South, New South Clash on Vanderbilt's Campus: Decision to Change Building's Name Lands University in Legal Battle. (Noteworthy News)
NASHVILLE, TENN. Vanderbilt University is ensnarled in a legal battle over its decision to remove the word "Confederate" from a campus building that was partially built by descendants of the Confederate Army. Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee...
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Program Seeks to Improve Student Attainment at Minority-Serving Schools. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Two higher education groups have come together to launch a five-year initiative to improve retention, achievement and institutional effectiveness at minority-serving institutions. The project, Building Engagement and Attainment of...
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Publisher Gives $4 Million to Howard; Communications School to Get New Name. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Howard University's School of Communications soon will have a new name thanks to a $4 million contribution from John H. Johnson, publisher and chairman of Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. In recognition...
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Replacing Race-Conscious Admissions Policies: Are Percentage Plans the Wave of the Future? (Faculty Club)
When President George W. Bush denounced the University of Michigan for maintaining a "quota" system for undergraduate and law admissions that was "divisive, unfair and impossible to square with the Constitution," he clearly signaled his desire that...
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Taking Sides: Legal Scholars May Be Divided on the Possible Outcome of the University of Michigan's Affirmative Action Cases, but They All Agree It Will Be Historic. (Ruling on Affirmitive Action)
As lawyers on both sides make their final preparations for the approaching April 1 deadline to present oral arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court in the University of Michigan's two affirmative action cases, legal scholars say it's anyone's guess on...
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The Affirmative Action Watch Begins. (Editor's Note)
Access and equity--two underlying themes present in the majority of articles in Black Issues In Higher Education. That's what we're all about. So the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court could very well deliver a landmark ruling that could change the way...
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University of Colorado Relives Shuttle Tragedy. (Noteworthy News)
BOULDER, COLO. As the University of Colorado at Boulder mourned the death of graduate Dr. Kalpana Chawla on the space shuttle Columbia earlier this month, the university community could not help but remember another esteemed alumnus, Ellison Onizuka,...
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Venturing into Computational Humanities: New Field Seeks to Bring Advanced Computing to Humanities, Social Science Research. (Tech Talk)
It's natural to expect that a significant degree of contemporary scientific discoveries stem from the application of high-performance computing and supercomputers to complex problems. Given that high-performance computing has exclusively been serving...
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