Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 4, April 10

Coalition Challenges Virginia Tech Ban on Affirmative Action. (Noteworthy News)
BLACKSBURG, VA. Black alumni of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) were joined by Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and others last month in expressing disapproval of the university's board of visitors decision to bar the...
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Courting Success: University of Tennessee Finance Major Balances Hoops Excellence with Academic Achievement. (Top Female Student-Athlete: Kara Lawson)
Appalling. It's the only word that even comes close to describing the 2002-2003 college basketball season--a season that began amid such high hopes and ended with such a lurid litany of scandals, involving welding certificates, fake grades, petulant...
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Expert Panels Lay out Legal Framework for Michigan Case. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON A panel of legal scholars and social science experts that have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of maintaining the University of Michigan's affirmative action programs laid out the legal framework for allowing the continuation...
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Flickers of Light amid Collegiate Sport's Academically Dim World. (Editor's Note)
Our Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars edition gives us an opportunity this time every year to reflect on the status of the student-athlete. A look at abysmal graduation rates of college athletes coupled with those standout scholars who are able to manage...
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Higher Education's Tough Economic Times Affect Recruitment, Studies Say. (Noteworthy News)
RESTON, VA. The past year's sagging economy has caused many schools to retool their recruiting tactics, according to findings in a new national survey released last month. A separate report, also released last month, predicts that the current financial...
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Keeping Arthur's Spirit and Work Alive. (Last Word)
As we celebrate, with this issue, the memory of Arthur Ashe and what was important to him, I have to ask the question: What would Arthur be thinking now if he were alive? Shortly before his death, Arthur and I visited a public housing development in...
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Keeping the Ashe Legacy Relevant. (Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2003)
Although tennis is regarded as an elite sport, the success that came to Arthur Ashe Jr. during and after his tennis career helped make him a figure whose impact reached beyond the narrow confines of the tennis world. Among his exploits, Ashe is the...
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On the Right Track: University of California-Riverside Track Star Shines on and off the Field. (Top Male Student-Athlete: Nathan Irvin)
Track coaches at the University of California-Riverside first noticed Nathan Irvin when he was 15. He was that good. They noticed Irvin's name and photo appeared frequently in the local newspaper. For years they kept an eye on him at nearby Riverside...
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Pennsylvania Congressman's Web Site Honored with Gold Mouse Award. (Tech Talk)
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., is known in higher education circles as an innovative and effective advocate of access for disadvantaged and minority populations. Recent recognition of Fattah's congressional Web site is now giving the Philadelphia-based...
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Reconsidering the Status of Title IX; Critics Say the Mandate Shortchanges Some Men's Teams, While Proponents Argue Women's Sports Still Remain under Funded. (Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2003)
Tina Sloan-Green exemplifies the kind of far-reaching effects college athletics can have on a person's life. The Temple University education professor and former women's lacrosse coach was first exposed to field hockey while attending a Philadelphia...
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Should You Upgrade Your Software? (Personal Computing)
The buzz these days among many computer insiders is about the coming releases of upgrades to Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. Windows Server 2003, an operating system designed for computer networks, was scheduled to be released in late April....
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Tennessee State Honors Million-Dollar Researchers. (Tech Briefs)
NASHVILLE, TENN. Tennessee State University's Office of Sponsored Research has inaugurated a Million Dollar Research Club, inducting members. The elite grouping celebrates scientists and other researchers at the historically Black university who...
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UC Riverside Names System's First Latina Chancellor. (Noteworthy News)
RIVERSIDE, CALIF. Dr. France A. Cordova, a former National Aeronautics and Space Administration chief scientist, is the first Hispanic woman to lead a University of California campus. Cordova, who was sworn in as chancellor of UC Riverside last...
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War Adds to Concern about Bleak Budget; Lawmakers Worry War Costs May Affect Education Funding. (Washington Update)
While most federal lawmakers are supporting the U.S. troops in Iraq, the issue of who pays for the second Gulf war--and the implications for education--is emerging as a source of mounting concern on Capitol Hill. Both chambers of the U.S. Congress...
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Winning at Any Cost. (Speaking of Education)
Under ordinary circumstances, I wouldn't know a Tony Cole from a hole in the wall, or a Jim Harrick, either Junior or Senior, from a lamppost. Regular readers know me as a sports skeptic, not a sports fan. But I happened to be flying through Atlanta...
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