Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 24, January 15

Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education
JUNE 17-19, 2004 Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. metropolitan area) A special conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of Black Issues In Higher Education 2004 A YEAR OF REMEMBRANCE AND CELEBRATION...
College Board Launches Course in Chinese Language, Culture
Representatives of the People's Republic of China and College Board President Gaston Caperton last month announced the creation of an advanced placement program course and examination in Chinese language and culture, citing China's growing economic...
Hampton's Acting President Accepts Task Force Recommendations
HAMPTON, VA. Praising a faculty/student task force for "effectively and efficiently carrying out (its) charge," the acting president of Hampton University, Dr. JoAnn Haysbert, has accepted a series of recommendations regarding the roles of the school,...
How We Use Information Technology
Surveys can be tedious affirmations of what we already know. Sometimes survey authors extrapolate conclusions from raw data that you wouldn't necessarily agree with. Yet at their best, surveys can reveal new or only partly recognized truths about...
'Imagining Myself and Others': A Tribute to Today's Outstanding Young Scholars
Editor's note: The following is excerpted from a speech delivered last spring to the Black Academic Surgeons Convention in Birmingham, Ala. Barreling toward the year 2004, no one can imagine me or you, very clearly. We are thought to represent something,...
Merit Scholarship Programs Have Potential Flaws, Researchers Say
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. Broad-based merit scholarship programs designed to create incentives for underperforming high-school students have two potential flaws, according to Penn State researchers. "Our studies indicate that in the first year after...
Morehouse Student among 2004 Rhodes Scholars
ATLANTA Late last month Oluwbusayo Folarin had only one more final at Morehouse College to take before going home to Grand Prairie, Texas, where he could begin to relish being named a Rhodes Scholar. "I have not had a chance to really think about...
New Black Museum: Kudos and Caution
As 2003 wound to a close, African Americans had a rare victory to celebrate. President George W. Bush signed the National Museum of African American History and Culture Act. For Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., this is the culmination of a 15-year effort....
Profiles of Inspiration
Scholars of Note. Emerging Scholars. Rising Stars. However we refer to what has become an annual edition, indeed a January tradition, it is one of the most anticipated issues for both Black Issues readers and staff. It gives us an opportunity to...
Report: Race, Income Key Factors in Women's Health, Insurance
LOS ANGELES Race and income levels are key factors in determining whether women are healthy and whether they have health insurance, according to a public health report released last month. The University of California, Los Angeles, Center for...
Scholar of Note: Young Educators Bring Their Passion and Excitement for Teaching, Research and Training to the Forefront of the Academy
The road toward academic success is more often than not a rugged one, particularly for people of color, and the size of certain obstacles may sometimes seem insurmountable. But as the cadre of young scholars featured here from a wide variety of disciplines...
SEVIS Fee-Collection System Flawed, Higher Education Groups Say
The way the U.S. government wants to collect fees from international students for a foreign-student tracking system is flawed and could hinder foreign-student enrollment at American colleges and universities, according to a coalition of higher education...
Shape of the Academy: Black Issues Takes a Look at Various Statistical Indicators That Help to Define the Landscape of Doctoral Education in the United States
The Top 10 Doctorate-granting institutions having the largest number of U.S. Black doctoral recipients, 1998- 2002 Institution Number Nova Southeastern University 374 Howard University ...
Study: Voucher Students Perform Same as Public School Peers
CLEVELAND Students in the Cleveland voucher program performed on the same level as their public school peers, according to the final part of a five-year Indiana University study. After tracking the test scores of 6,000 students from kindergarten...
University of Georgia Names New Athletic Director
ATHENS, GA. The University of Georgia hired Damon Evans as its athletic director last month, the first Black person to hold that job in the Southeastern Conference. Evans, 34, will take the position of his mentor, Vince Dooley, who is being forced...
Urban Test Scores below National Average, Study Shows
Students in some of the nation's largest urban school districts score below the national average on federal math and reading tests, scores released last month show. But in these urban centers, where large numbers of disadvantaged kids live, students...
Wisconsin Science Training Programs Recognized for Diversity Efforts
MADISON, WIS. The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, recently highlighted three University of Wisconsin-Madison training programs among the top in the country when it comes to recruiting...