Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 23, January 2

A Head for Business: Shawnta Friday. (Business)
Title: Associate Professor, Management, Florida A&M University, School of Business and Industry, Tallahassee, Fla. Education: Ph.D., Management, Florida International University; Master of Business Administration (MBA), Florida A&M University;...
Art Reflecting Life: Michael Ray Charles. (Fine Arts)
Title: Associate Professor of Art, University of Texas at Austin Education: Masters of Fine Arts, University of Houston; B.A., Advertising Design, McNeese State University Age: 35 "Spike denies it," says Michael Ray Charles when asked if his...
A Scientific Approach: Kenneth Roberts. (Engineering)
Title: Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C. Education: Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina; M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina; B.S., Chemical...
Big City Scholar: Mary Pattillo. (Sociology/African American Studies)
Title: Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University; Visiting Fellow, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago Education: Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago;...
Black Studies and Black Scholars: Keeping the Faith. (Last Word)
I want to take this occasion to give institutionally marginal programs and departments a much-deserved moment of recognition. I specifically want to do so for African American studies programs and departments. Though African American scholars are not...
Civil Rights Commission Finds Fault with Percentage Plans; Panel Says Plan Is No Substitute for Actively Recruiting Students of Color. (Washington Update)
So-called "percentage plans" that guarantee college admission to students who finish near the top of their high school graduating classes do not promote diversity or successfully reach underrepresented groups, according to the U.S. Commission on Civil...
Grambling Welcomes Extended `Probation' Status; Others Face Harsh Reality. (Noteworthy News)
BATON ROUGE, LA. Troubled Grambling State University has shown enough progress in cleaning up its finances that the regional accrediting agency decided last month to extend its probation for another year. At the Southern Association of Colleges...
Internet Forces Schools to Contend with Copyright, Speech Issues. (Tech Talk)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. AS universities' computer network capacities become deluged by file-sharing students, so too have school presidents' offices been hit by complaints from the entertainment industry. Citing an estimated 2.6 billion music and video...
Keeping an Eye on College Access: Bridget Terry Long. (Education)
Title: Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass. Education: Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University; M.A., Economics, Harvard University; A.B, Economics, Certificate in Afro-American Studies, Princeton...
Minimizing the Risks of PC Buying. (Personal Computing)
Any time you buy a personal computer, whether it's your first or your fifth, whether for yourself, your children, or your company, you face uncertainty. Will the computer work, or will it be dead on arrival? Will it work initially but fail after a...
More Hispanic Immigrants Earn Degrees, but Education Gap Persists. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Many more Hispanic immigrants are completing high school and earning college degrees, but the education gap with native-born Americans remains wide, a Latino research group reported last month. Education levels also vary by the country...
More Women, Minorities Head Colleges, but Rate of Increase Slows. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON The rate of increase in the number of women and minorities serving as college presidents slowed during the past three years according to The American College President: 2002 Edition, the results of a new survey of college presidents released...
Professors: Higher Education's Change Agents
All of us can remember a professor that made a difference when we were in college. We remember both those professors we absolutely adored as well as those we loathed. Ironically, we learned important lifelong lessons from both. From the ones that were...
Psyched Up about Teaching: Nicole Y. Weekes. (Psychology)
Title: Assistant Professor, Psychology, Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. Education: Ph.D. and M.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., Psychology, Boston University Age: 35 When Dr. Nicole Weekes was a new assistant...
Report Details College Choice Process for Black Students. (Noteworthy News)
ALEXANDRIA, VA. A new report highlights the unique information needs of Black students applying to college and offers suggestions on how schools and school districts can meet those needs. Released by the National Association for College Admission...
Robbing Perkins to Pay for Pell? (Washington Update)
Education advocates are expressing growing concern about reports that the Bush administration may dismantle a popular vocational/technical education program to shore up the fiscally ailing Pell Grant program. While administration officials will...
S.C. State Overhauls Troubled Nursing Program. (Noteworthy News)
ORANGEBURG, S.C. South Carolina State University has teamed up with two health schools to overhaul its troubled nursing program, which saw half of its graduates fail the state nursing exam last spring. The state Board of Nursing earlier this...
Shape of the Academy. (Special Report: Emerging Academics 2003)
Topping the Top Number of doctoral recipients by state, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 2001 State Number California 4,824 New York 3,420 Texas 2,683 Pennsylvania 2,121 Illinois ...
Standout Scholars: Young Educators Bring Their Passion and Excitement for Teaching, Research and Training to the Forefront of the Academy. (Special Report: Emerging Academics 2003)(cover Story)
Inspiring, impressive, determined, ambitious, fearless, innovative, inquisitive, pioneering and committed are just some of the words that describe this year's list of "Emerging Scholars"--a group that proves the intellectual capital in the Black community...
The Evolution of an Expert: Paul Turner. (Biology)
Title: Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Education: Ph.D., Zoology, Michigan State University; B.A., Biological Sciences, University of Rochester Age: 36 It is expected that by the time...
The Grooming of a Public Intellectual: Lawrence P. Jackson. (English/African American Studies)
Title: Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies, Emory University, Atlanta Education: Ph.D., English and American literature, Stanford University; M.A., English, Ohio State University; B.A., English and American Studies, Wesleyan...
UVa to Examine Its Segregated Past. (Noteworthy News)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. University of Virginia officials say it is time for incoming students to learn about their school's segregated past and how to be sensitive to classmates of all backgrounds. Administration officials say they became aware of...
What's at Stake for UVa? University President Weighs in on the Campus's Current Racial Climate and Ongoing Efforts to Strengthen Its Multicultural Milieu. (Faculty Club)
The following Q&A session with the University of Virginia's president, Dr. John T. Casteen, follows news reports that the venerable state school, which appeared to have forged a bright multicultural future from its troubled racial past, has been...
World Class Educator: Grant Richard Parker. (Classical Studies)
Title: Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University, Durham, N.C. Education: Ph.D., Classical Philology, Princeton University; M.A., Latin, University of Cape Town; B.A., Latin, University of Cape Town Age: 35 In the last years...