Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 4, April 7

A Triple Threat: Outstanding Student, Athlete and Volunteer, UNC-Charlotte Track and Field Star Is Motivated by an Internal Drive
"Incredible." That's the word used to describe track and field standout Sharonda Latrice Johnson. "Sharonda is the absolute best and brightest. She is the first athletic, as well as academic, All-American Charlotte has ever had," says Lisa Hibbs,...
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Campaigning for a Commercial-Free Childhood: Howard University Conference Addresses the Dangers of Marketing to Children
WASHINGTON A national coalition dedicated to protecting children from the marketing efforts of companies held its fourth national conference in Washington. Convening on the Howard University campus, the two-day Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood...
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Catching Up with Nolan Richardson: Despite Having Won More Than 500 Games, Arkansas' Former Championship Coach Cannot Find Work. but Coaching in the NBA May Be in His Future
"40 Minutes of Hell," was the phrase used to describe the style of play taught by Nolan Richardson, a style that helped build the University of Arkansas into a basketball powerhouse. During his 17 years at Arkansas, Richardson led the Razorbacks to...
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Celebrating the Student-Athlete
Preparation of the Arthur Ashe Jr. sports edition typically coincides with March Madness, arguably the most celebrated time of year in college sports. That means a month of sports writing and editing as well as watching exciting college basketball....
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Clark Atlanta University Signs Digital Deal
HERNDON, VA. Through an agreement with the Herndon, Va.-based Ruckus Network company, Clark Atlanta University students living on-campus will be able to download hundreds of thousands of songs and over 45 blockbuster movies on a monthly basis. Only...
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Colleges Have Mixed Reactions to Workforce Reforms
Would pending legislation make Workforce Investment Act programs a bigger boon for community colleges? A bill being debated in the Senate would create a special role for community colleges and knock out some red tape that has limited community college...
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Crying Foul: Scholars Examine the Consequences of Sports Marketing
In recent years, scholars have increasingly joined with activists to challenge marketing aimed at children. It is a widely accepted belief that marketers have sold unhealthy foods as well as questionable toys and games, to the detriment of American...
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Embracing Role Model Status: Acknowledging That Young People Often Glorify Athletes, Michigan State's Chris Hill Embraces His Responsibility as a Role Model
It was "the unbelievable family atmosphere" that drew Chris Hill to Michigan State University's basketball program. And it has proven to be a good fit for the 6'3" Spartan guard. In his senior season, he has helped his team return to the Sweet Sixteen...
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Harvard Lack of Confidence Vote Countered by Board
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences passed a motion last month saying it lacked confidence in President Lawrence Summers--the first such action in the nearly 400-year history of the university. However, days later, the Harvard...
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Hide and Seek: Diversity in the Ivy League
The New York Times recently published an article titled "Little Advance Is Seen in Ivies' Hiring of Minorities and Women." The article leaves the reader with two distinct impressions: First, the pool of qualified minority scholars is just too small....
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House and Senate Work to Keep Perkins Act Alive
Thumbs up for Perkins and thumbs down for the administration's proposal to wipe it out. The Senate unanimously approved the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2005, while the House Education and the Workforce Committee...
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House Bill Could Eliminate Restriction on Proprietary Schools' Access to Federal Student Aid
The community college portion of the federal student-funding pie is being threatened by provisions in a House bill that would eliminate a major restriction on proprietary schools' access to federal student aid. The House of Representatives' Committee...
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March Madness
March Madness Following are the overall academic progress rates or APRs for the 64 schools that participated in the 2005 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. Schools with an APR of 925 or above have demonstrated a graduation rate of at least 50 percent and...
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Men's Teams
men's teams Men's BASEBALL Fall '04 Cum Name Class GPA GPA Arismendi, Gustavo SO 4.00 4.00 Degerman, Edward JR 3.24...
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Norfolk State University President Resigns: Dr. Marie McDemmond Cites Health Issues as Reason for Stepping Down
NORFOLK, VA. Dr. Marie V. McDemmond announced to the Norfolk State University Board of Visitors that health issues will force her to step down as president of the university. McDemmond indicated to the board that her illness, while serious, is containable...
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Nurturer or Queen Bee?
There were about 30 of us seated in a semi-circle on a weekday afternoon, students, faculty, staff, administrators, mostly African-American women, with a couple of White and Latina sisters thrown in. The occasion--an informal chat with women after...
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Promoting Inclusion on a National and International Scale. ACPA: College Student Educators International Hosts 81st Annual Conference
According to Gregory Roberts, executive director and senior operating officer of the American College Personnel Association, now known as ACPA: College Student Educators International, people must step out of their own comfort zones in order to create...
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Putting the 'Student' Back into the Student-Athlete: In an Effort to Improve Retention and Graduation Rates, the NCAA Rolls out New Rules and Regulations
College sports is a numbers game, full of so many calculations--batting averages, free-throw percentages, BCS and RPI scores--that keeping them all straight can be a full-time job for a sports program. Now, the National Collegiate Athletic Association...
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Schoolteachers among Southern University's Grade-Buyers, Auditor's Report Finds
BATON ROUGE, LA. After a lengthy investigation, the Louisiana state legislative auditor has determined that at least 25 people illegally purchased grades and, in some cases, entire transcripts without paying tuition, enrolling or attending class...
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Second Annual BIHE National Conference
May 19-21,2005 Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Va. (Washington, D.C., metropolitan area) KEYNOTE PRESENTERS WILL INCLUDE: Jamie Merisotis, President, Institute of Higher Education Policy Dr. Julianne Malveaux Black Issues/Syndicated...
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Survey: Length of New SAT Is Biggest Complaint among First-Round of Test-Takers
NEW YORK In a nationwide survey of test-takers conducted by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, 87 percent of students recently taking the new SAT reported that the three-hour, 45-minute exam was the longest test of their lives, making stamina and...
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Survey Maps Cultural Diversity in the United States
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. The Beyond Diversity Resource Center recently released a survey that shows the level of cultural diversity in both states and major urban areas. Maps that compare the diversity ranking for states and urban areas were produced...
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Usenet Can Still Be Useful
The Internet's defining characteristic is its interactivity, and one of the oldest tools for this purpose is Usenet. America Online recently decided to drop Usenet from its services. This has led other online companies to question the viability of...
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Women's Teams
women's teams Women's BASKETBALL Fall '04 Cum Name Class GPA GPA FIRST TEAM Blanchard, Skyra SR 3.95 3.79 Corbitt, Kimberly ...
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Yale to Eliminate Financial Burden for Lower-Income Families
NEW HAVEN, CONN. Yale College will eliminate the financial contribution that lower-income parents have to make toward their children's education, President Richard C. Levin announced March 3. Families with incomes below $45,000 will no longer...
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