Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, March 1

Academic Community Stunned by FAMU President's Resignation
Provost James Ammons will leave to head N.C. Central University TALLAHASSEE, FLA. On the same day the National Alumni Association of Florida A&M University took out a full-page ad in the local newspaper touting the accomplishments of its...
California's Four Percent Plan Results in Record Number of Black, Hispanic Applicants at Berkeley
BERKELEY, CALIF. A record number of under-represented minorities applied to the University of California in the first year of a new program guaranteeing a spot to top-performing high school students. UC officials said recently they don't have...
Cash Flow Changes Course on Internet
For years pundits have predicted that the digital age would usher in the paperless office and the cashless society. But computers have led to more paper, not less. And though getting cash may be more convenient with computerized ATMs, the need for...
DISPARITIES & GAPS in America
The vast statistical record attests to the enormity of the gaps that continue to plague American society. Whether you're looking at education, incarceration rates, income, technology, or economic participation, the numbers speak for themselves. Included...
Gaining New Perspectives on the Achievement GAP
Three decades of investigation and experimentation has yet to close the achievement gap on a national scale. Scholars examining the academic achievement gap between Black and White students in grades K-12 worry that its persistence will result in...
Getting Paid, but Paying the Price
While guarantee games are a fiscal boon, Black college teams hurt their standings by risking humiliating defeats. Playing guarantee games can be a bittersweet experience for Black college teams competing in NCAA Division I men's basketball. These...
Gore `Survives' First Day at Fisk
NASHVILLE On a dreary Monday afternoon, former Vice President A1 Gore went from seasoned politician to novice professor as he began teaching his first course on community building at Fisk University. Flanked by secret service men and Fisk alumnus...
Harvard Establishes a Digital Divide Program in Boston
BOSTON Last fall, news of the sale of Africana.com to the AOL Time Warner company generated considerable attention for Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., chair of Harvard University's Department of Afro-American Studies, and Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah, a...
House Education Committee Assigns Responsibility for HBCU, HSI Programs to New Subcommittee
Democratic committee members say shift means second-class status for minority institutions An unexpected but heated debate on congressional oversight of Black colleges is threatening to thwart efforts at bipartisan education policy early in 2001....
In the Academic and Think Tank World, Pondering Achievement-Gap Remedies Takes Center Stage
Pursuit of quality education is civil rights struggle of today, scholars say WASHINGTON After 30 years of continuous research, widespread intervention and frustrating results, the prospects for closing the achievement gap between Black, Latino...
New AFT Report Proposes Standards for Online Programs
WASHINGTON The American Federation of Teachers has recommended a set of quality standards for college-based distance education programs, the organization announced. The recommendations, titled "Distance Education Guidelines for Good Practice," resulted...
One Person's Success on Gap Closing
In the past two years, local newspaper articles have reported that, on average, African American high school students in Fairfax County, Va., score lower on the SAT exam than students of other racial groups. In one article, county school officials...
On the Move
KAMILI ANDERSON has been appointed director of the Howard University Press. Formerly she was the associate editor at the Journal of Negro Education and a staff writer for Black Issues In Higher Education. Anderson earned a bachelor's in human nutrition...
Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre
South Carolina State University student protest often ignored by historians ORANGEBURG, S.C. Although it has been 33 yearn since the Orangeburg Massacre, the memory of the tragic events that took place the night of Feb. 8, 1968, remains vivid...
SAT Boot Camp Teaches Students the Rules of the Test-Taking Game
The Clemson pilot program attempts to level the playing field for minority students CLEMSON, S.C. "If you're going to level the playing field, you are going to have to teach people the rules. And that is what we're doing -- teaching these students...
Taking Our Achievement Gains for Granted
On Capitol Hill, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus are outraged over Republicans' decision to shift jurisdiction of historically Black colleges and other minority-serving institutions from the House Education...
UC Hiring Fewer Women Professors after Prop. 209
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. The University of California has hired fewer female faculty following passage of anti-affirmative action ballot measure Proposition 209, creating a gender gap that needs bridging, women professors from across the 10-campus system...
UGA Experiences Decline among Black Applicants
ATHENS, GA. Fewer than 900 Black high school seniors have applied for admission to the University of Georgia this fall -- a drop of almost 20 percent from last year. Just 897 Black seniors had applied by Feb. 1, down from 1,100 who had applied...
University of North Texas Suspends Fraternity for Racial Slurs
DALLAS The University of North Texas has suspended a fraternity chapter for five years after members allegedly used racial slurs and waved a Confederate battle flag at a group of mostly Black football recruits. Kappa Alpha's suspension, issued...
U.S. Research Universities Report Drop in the Number of Doctorates
For the first time in 14 years, the number of doctorates awarded by American research universities fell in 1999, according to a national study released last month. A total of 41,140 doctorates were awarded by American universities in 1999, down...
Virginia Tech Offers Scholarships in Attempt to Diversify Student Body
BLACKSBURG, VA. Virginia's largest university, Virginia Tech, will offer 27 undergraduate scholarships and three graduate fellowships to attract more minority students beginning this fall. "This is a concrete step with dollars attached, something...