Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 15, September 12

An Opportunity to Flourish: Unable to Offer `Red Carpet' Treatment to Recruits, Bethune-Cookman Football Coach Provides Players with Much More. (Noteworthy News)
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. As a kid, Alvin Wyatt used to walk seven miles on Saturday mornings, for the chance to ride 90 minutes in the back of a boys-club pickup truck that would take him to Gainesville, where he would sell peanuts so he could marvel...
Attorney Says State Is Holding Up Mississippi's Desegregation Money. (Noteworthy News)
JACKSON, Miss. An attorney representing those opposed to Mississippi's college desegregation settlement says opposition could end if the state gave majority Black schools what they deserve. "It is disingenuous to say Al Chambliss is causing the...
`Border Commuter' Students to Face Increased Scrutiny. (Washington Update)
Students from Mexico who travel across the border regularly to attend college classes in the United States soon will face increased scrutiny unless Congress acts quickly. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has said it will begin enforcement...
Campus and Community: An Enduring Relationship. (Last Word)
Frank Lloyd Wright once said, "No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other." Similarly, it's neither realistic nor responsible for a...
Consulting with a Computer Expert. (Personal Computing)
Say you need to upgrade a half dozen PCs in your office. Or you would like to install a network connecting a new computer in your home to an existing one to share its cable modem and printer. You can do it yourself, listening to vendors who want...
Fifty Female Cadets Report to the Citadel. (Noteworthy News)
CHARLESTON, S.C. This year 50 women were among those reporting to The Citadel last month. It is the largest class of freshmen women to enroll at the state military college. The cadet corps of about 1,950 will have a total of about 125 women,...
Grambling's Accreditation Dilemma to Come Down to the Deadline
BATON ROUGE, LA. Legislative Auditor Dan Kyle said last month he ill not know until the deadline time of mid-September if a Grambling University financial audit will pass muster, thus saving the school's accreditation. "Today, I have no better...
Hitting the Books on Instructional Technology. (Tech Talk)
When Ramon Harris weighed the prospect of hiring consultants to teach faculty members and administrators at several historically Black institutions instructional technology strategy and practice, he discarded the idea in favor of another approach--one...
Knox's Little Secret: Illinois Liberal Arts College Succeeds in Hiring, Retaining African American Faculty. (Faculty Club)
A recent nationwide survey reported that, among universities, New York's Columbia University and, among colleges, Pennsylvania's Haverford College had the highest percentages of African American faculty in the nation, with 4.3 percent and 7.9 percent,...
Meet Prince George's County, Md.: A Case Study. (Editor's Note)
Three hallmarks of higher education are teaching, research and service. In most instances, the service is relegated to a distant third in determining a college or university's worth. Good teaching is a given, and the research is what brings in the...
NAFEO, University System of Maryland Team Up on Laptops. (Tech Briefs)
COLLEGE PARK, MD. The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) the University System of Maryland SM) have announced a $1.2 million USM "Digital Divide Initiative" (DDI) grant to Coppin State College, University of Maryland...
National Average on ACT College Test Down Slightly. (Noteworthy News)
IOWA CITY, IOWA Scores dipped for the high school class of 2002 on the ACT college entrance exam, breaking a five-year streak during which results remained unchanged, the test-maker announced last month. ACT Inc., a nonprofit based in Iowa City,...
Senate Rejects National Science Foundation Cutbacks: Proposal Calls for Increased Funding for Minority-Serving Programs. (Washington Update)
A new Senate plan rejects the Bush administration's proposed cuts in minority-serving programs at the National Science Foundation. Instead of making cuts, the Senate would increase spending for the HBCU-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) and the Louis...
Study: Number of Black Head Coaches Declines in Last Six Years. (Noteworthy News)
LINCOLN, NEB. The number of Black head coaches at major college football programs declined in the past six years, even though a majority of players are minorities, according to a new study released last month. In 1995-1996, Black head coaches...
The Disconnect between Colleges and Their Communities: What Role, If Any, Should Colleges Play in Their Communities' Well-Being? (Cover Story)
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD. In the 1970s, when most of the campus of Prince George's Community College (PGCC) in Maryland was constructed, the buildings were placed in a circle looking inward onto a common courtyard. The classrooms, offices and...
Tuskegee Airmen Site Dedication Draws More Than 1,500. (Noteworthy News)
TUSKEGEE, ALA. History is at home in Tuskegee, where Tuskegee Institute's endeavor to build an airfield led to mined African Americans who dared to become combat airmen in World War II. History was made again last month on the grounds of Moton...
Utah Medical School Accused of Favoring Women, Minorities. (Noteworthy News)
SALT LAKE CITY Three members of a legislative committee have accused the University of Utah of favoring women and minority applicants to its medical school despite legislative opposition to the practice. "You deny using quotas. But it seems there's...