Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 7, May 20

2004 John Hope Franklin Award Winners
Black Issues In Higher Education is proud to announce the winners of the first John Hope Franklin award. Historian, educator, humanitarian and scholar, Franklin has made significant contributions to shaping the perspective of American history in...
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 A YEAR OF REMEMBRANCE AND CELEBRATION 2004 will mark two special...
Brown at 50: Keeping Promises
Call me a curmudgeon, but I'm skeptical when everyone celebrates--especially if we applaud civil rights advances that have been hard-fought and may not yet be fully secured. As virtually without exception we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the...
College Access Still Tied to Income, Report Says; Low-Income Students Face Disadvantage in College Preparedness
Income, or lack thereof, may still be the single most important factor determining both college access and completion, according to a soon-to-be published study by the Mellon Foundation. "Is the glass half full or half empty?" Dr. William G. Bowen,...
Contemplating Brown: Conversations across Generations: N.C. Symposium Draws over 400 to Discuss Landmark Ruling
DURHAM, N.C. When noted historian Dr. John Hope Franklin looks back at the 50 years since the Brown v. Board of Education decision, he says he thinks of the heroism of the plaintiff parents along with their attorneys. Thurgood Marshall, counsel...
Desktop or Laptop: How to Decide?
One remarkable reality of the personal computer revolution is that the computers and the components in them continually get faster, smaller and cheaper. One dilemma this has led to, for many buyers, is deciding just what type of computer to buy when...
Disciplined Consequences of Brown
The desegregation flint began in Clarendon, S.C., came to my hometown of Sumter back in 1965, some 11 years after the celebrated Brown decision. My sense of surprise, anxiety and anticipation when informed that I would be among the handful of students...
Education Group Puts Spotlight on Dropout Prevention Programs
BOSTON Taking aim at the "hidden, national crisis" that consigns nearly five million out-of-school and unemployed young adults to a future locked out of education and family-supporting jobs, Jobs for the Future (JFF), a Boston-based education advocacy...
Faculty Salaries Not to Blame for Tuition Increases, Report Says
Increases in average faculty salaries are at their lowest point in more than 30 years, according to an annual faculty salary survey by the American Association of University Professors. Faculty-salary increases are generally thought to be the driving...
Graduate Business Students Compete for $10,000 Prize: Competition Prepares HBCU Students for International Event
ATLANTA Gusto's Gaming and Grille and Miss Lou Sweet Potato Chips might have eye-catching names, but they were not enough to capture the attention of the judges at the OFC Venture Challenge last month in Atlanta. Instead, it was the dramatic presentation...
HBCUs Work to Diversify Aviation Field
HAMPTON, VA. Less than 2 percent of the nation's 75,000 working commercial pilots are minorities, according to a report by the Organization of Black Airline Pilots, and women accounted for only 4 percent of pilots during 2001, the Federal Aviation...
Most Believe Integration Improved Education for Black Students, Poll Finds
WASHINGTON Nearly three-fourths of Americans say integration of the nation's schools has improved the quality of education for Black students, according to an Associated Press poll. However, the view was more prevalent among Whites than Blacks....
NAFEO Board Cites Need to Move in 'Another Direction': Humphries out; Washington-Based Attorney to Serve as Interim President
WASHINGTON Citing the need to "move into another direction with its leadership," the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), at an April 26 board meeting, requested that its top officer, Dr. Frederick S. Humphries,...
N.C. Conference on Liberia Offers Ways to Bring Economic Stability
DURHAM, N.C. The Liberian Studies Association conference held at North Carolina Central University recently brought together more than 100 scholars, students and concerned Liberians who want to see a stable government and thriving economy become...
Sen. Clinton Accuses Bush of 'Walking Away' from Goals of Brown
DETROIT The Bush administration has abandoned the hopes for progress created by the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 ruling declaring racial segregation illegal in public schools, U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton says. The New York Democrat told an...
Sickle Cell Sufferers Living Longer, Dying Less from Disease
DALLAS Children with sickle cell disease--an inherited red blood-cell disorder--are living longer, dying less often from their disease and contracting fewer fatal infections than ever before, according to researchers at University of Texas Southwestern...
Student Honored for Defense of Computer Network
BOULDER, COLO. A University of Colorado at Boulder student named Student Employee of the Year was cited for special praise last month by university Chancellor Richard Bynny for his role in preventing the university's network from being compromised...
The View from Topeka: Brown Plaintiffs, Local Officials Recall Victories Won, Declare Battles That Remain to Be Fought
It's a little-known fact, but, 50 years ago, the ,junior high and high schools of Topeka, Kan., were integrated--though in name only. Fear was the order of the day at the high school, where an African American assistant superintendent by the name of...