Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, March 14

Being a Visionary. (Editor's Note)
It's been a long time in the planning stages, but we finally caught up with Dr. Roderick Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education, in his office in Washington. Interviewing the sitting secretary of education has become a Black Issues tradition. Our first...
Bush Launches HBCU Advisory Board. (Washington Update)
With much fanfare, President Bush in February named 21 individuals to a Black college advisory board that seeks to strengthen links to the private sector and increase HBCU involvement in federal grants and contracts. Dr. Benjamin Payton, Tuskegee...
CSU Launches First Combined Veterinary Medicine, Business Degree. (Noteworthy News)
FORT COLLINS, COLO The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the College of Business at Colorado State University have launched the first program in North America combining the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Business...
Eliminating the `Chalk and Talk' Approach to Teaching; NASA Program Exposes Pre-Service Teachers to Innovative Teaching Methods, Aims to Demystify Science, Math. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
ALEXANDRIA, VA. "I'm math illiterate," along with `I'm science phobic" are familiar statements to NASA's Dr. Sandra Proctor -- in fact, they are among the statements she hears most often from students. Proctor, special assistant for education...
Engaging in the Liberating Experience of Education. (Last Word)
The ominous reports of the state of education in this country reflect the desire of American education to rigorously prepare its students to the extent that the measurement of their academic performance can be compared to high-performing students anywhere....
Federal Judge Approves Mississippi Desegregation Settlement. (Noteworthy News)
JACKSON, MISS. A federal judge has approved a desegregation plan for Mississippi's universities, signaling an end to a 27-year-old legal battle. The lawsuit was filed in 1975 by the late Jake Ayers, the father of a Black college student, who...
Freedom Forum Launches Database to Aid Newsroom Diversity Efforts. (Noteworthy News)
ARLINGTON, VA. The Freedom Forum has announced the launch of a database designed to help newspapers diversify their newsroom staffs through a new approach to college recruiting. The Diversity Directory provides profiles of colleges with significant...
Howard Launches $250 Million Fund-Raising Campaign; University President Faces Challenge with "Guarded Optimism." (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
In today's era of financial uncertainty and market volatility, embarking on a fund-raising campaign seems more than a notion. Yet, Howard University in Washington has done just that, launching its "Campaign for Howard" with a goal of raising $250 million...
Howard University School of Law Dean Resigns. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
WASHINGTON Howard University School of Law Dean Alice Gresham Bullock announced last month she would resign from her position, effective June 30. Following a yearlong sabbatical, she will return to a faculty position at the law school. Bullock,...
New Report Illuminates California's Growing Higher Education Inequities. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
LOS ANGELES "Stony the Road We Trod" is the first comprehensive look at higher education outcomes for African American students across California's elementary, high school and college levels. The report highlights several disturbing facts, such...
`One Struggle, One Battle, One Survival': Student Think Tank Ponders the Future, Role of HBCUs. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
NASHVILLE, TENN. It seemed fitting that more than 400 college students from across the country converged on Tennessee State University's campus last month for the first HBCU "think tank." Until last year, historically Black TSU was bound by a...
Penn Team to Help Build Ghana's IT Infrastructure. (Tech Briefs)
PHILADELPHIA Engineering students and faculty at the lie University of Pennsylvania and an African university have received a donation of Hewlett-Packard equipment and services valued at $1.12 million to establish a high-speed information and communication...
Politics or Progress? Education Observers Ponder Significance of Paige's Appointment, Tenure
HOUSTON Congratulations and photo ops ended months ago. The swearing-in of former Houston schools chief Dr. Roderick Paige as education secretary seems like eons ago. And the "attaboys" for Paige raising test scores in a sprawling urban district...
`Race in the College Classroom': Minority Faculty Often Face Student Resistance When Teaching about Race. (Faculty Club)
Dealing with conflict in the multiethnic classroom -- well, it can pose dilemmas that stump even the so-called experts. An exchange during "Comparative and Collaborative Approaches to Teaching Multiethnic Literatures," a panel at the recent Modern...
Roderick Paige. (Cover Story)
U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Roderick R. Paige sat down with Black Issues senior writer Ronald Roach and Washington correspondent Charles Dervarics to discuss a wide-ranging set of issues related to the Bush administration's education pledge to...
Scholars Work to Reduce Crimes against Hispanics in North Carolina. (Noteworthy News)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Crimes against Hispanics in North Carolina jumped as much as 500 percent between 1993 and 1998, according to some estimates. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University have...
St. Augustine's College Faces Sanction by Accreditation Board. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
RALEIGH, N.C. St. Augustine's College has been issued a 12-month warning from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. SACS denied St. Augustine's 10-year accreditation renewal, instead renewing accreditation for only one year. The historically...
Supercomputing in the Neighborhood. (Tech Talk)
Supercomputers are generally thought to exist exclusively for advanced scientific, medical and engineering research and uses. However, in Winston-Salem, N.C., a coalition of universities, businesses and local government agencies is looking to establish...
Texas Law School Officials Answer Bar Association's Scrutiny. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
HOUSTON Despite a scathing American Bar Association (ABA) report against it, Texas Southern University's law school remains a viable institution competitive with peer schools, TSU officials say. Officials at TSU's Thurgood Marshall School of...
The Campus Gender Gap -- a Women's Issue. (Speaking of Education)
Feminist that I am, my work tends to focus on the status of African American women before it looks more broadly at the African American community. Indeed, I have been known to chafe at the policy focus on African American men, especially when it shifts...
University of Tennessee Offers Grants to Attract Black Students. (Noteworthy News)
KNOXVILLE, TENN. Under pressure to increase minority enrollment, the University of Tennessee will begin a new scholarship program this fall to attract Black students. "This program is meant to make more resources available to African American...
Verdicts on the Latest and Greatest Technology. (Personal Computing)
What's hot these days in personal computing technology? What's merely hyped? With the caveat that this is at least somewhat subjective, here's a rundown of some of the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos and gewgaws, along with a recommendation of...