Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 7, May 22

2003 Commencement Speakers
* BIOLA UNIVERSITY (CALIF.) DR. WESLEY K. STAFFORD President of Christian relief agency Compassion International * CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (OHIO)GERALDINE A. FERRARO First female vice presidential candidate * CLAREMONT...
All Voices Matter: Artists, Intellectuals, Students and War. (BI Forum)
In most cultures the poets, writers, musicians and artists of all disciplines are actively engaged in the civic life of their communities. That is, in a time of war or peace, economic well being or recession, it has always been the engaged artists...
A Nation Still at Risk, Panel Says; Two Decades after Publication of Landmark Education Study, Scholars Find Little Progress. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON In late April, the U.S. Department of Education brought a handful of leading scholars together to mark the anniversary of the 1983 report "A Nation at Risk" that brought the country's attention to a broken education system. Panel members...
Banking on the Future: Bank Street College of Education May Have the Answer to Preparing Effective Teachers for a New Era ... but Can They Bottle It Up for Others?
In a snowy day back in February, during its annual African American History Month assembly, the very best of the "Bank Street way" was on display. There's no "star system" at the Bank Street School for Children--every class has its moment, every child...
Blogs: Latest Option in Raising Your Voice Online. (Personal Computing)
One of the more interesting aspects involving the news coverage of the war in Iraq was the personal accounts, or logs, of embedded reporters as they traveled with soldiers. Readers got a firsthand, first-person account of what fighting men and women...
Boeing, Lockheed Martin among Top Supporters of HBCU Engineering Schools. (Noteworthy News)
BALTIMORE A recent survey conducted by Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG) has found that 42 companies and government agencies are considered most supportive of historically Black engineering schools. CCG asked the deans of the 10 ABET-accredited...
California Puts off Audit of Community Colleges' Physical-Education Programs. (Noteworthy News)
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. California officials are shifting gears on their previous plans to investigate physical-education programs for high-school students operated by the state's 108 community colleges, some of which were operating illegally. California's...
Closing the Degree Divide. (Last Word)
For a large number of students in higher education today, there is much more than a digital divide. There is also a "degree divide"--lack of access to a bachelor's degree for place-bound students and students who are mining for skilled-work positions....
Commission Convened to Diversify U.S. Healthcare Work Force. (Noteworthy News)
DURHAM, N.C. Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, has convened a commission that will address the nation's health gap by focusing attention on the number of underrepresented minorities among the nation's health...
Community Colleges New Foray: As More Two-Year Colleges Begin to Offer Bachelor's Degrees, Higher Education Officials Ponder Benefits, Possible Pitfalls
But as this new formula gained popularity over the last decade, it also has created divisions within the ranks of higher education. Some say community colleges are within their rights to seek approval to offer bachelor's degrees. Others believe...
Education Secretary Criticizes Affirmative Action. (Washington Update)
Race-conscious college admissions hurt low-income minority students by pitting them against more affluent African American and Latino youth who could afford college anyway, U.S. Education Secretary Roderick Paige says. In his latest effort to push...
In Search of the Most Effective Education
How do we ensure that students, particularly students of color, get the best education possible? From standardized testing to teacher education, there are ongoing debates about who and what most affects a student's achievement. And how do we best measure...
Instructor Loses Retaliation Suit against Washington College. (Noteworthy News)
TACOMA, WASH. A foreign-born math instructor has lost a suit accusing Tadoma Community College of retaliation after the board of trustees granted him tenure despite the adverse recommendation of a tenure review committee. Robert Tan failed to...
Latinos Hardly Visible on Prime-Time Television, UCLA Study Finds. (Noteworthy News)
LOS ANGELES Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States yet they make up only 4 percent of regular prime-time characters on network television, according to a new study by UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center. "Looking for Latino...
Marine Life Research Anchors High-End Computing at Seaside HBCU. (Tech Talk)
It's not often that small, private liberal arts colleges seek out computing resources normally associated with major research universities. When officials at historically Black Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla., took on the challenge of...
Report: Minorities, Women Losing Ground in Sports Employment. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK Women and minorities are losing ground in professional and college sports employment, reversing a trend toward greater diversity, according to a study released last month. Every professional sport had lower averages for employing women...
Senate Bill to Help Minority-Serving Institutions Meet IT Challenges; Legislation Authorizes $250 Million a Year for Technology Improvements. (Washington Update)
Black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges would get a new source of federal funding for technology improvements under legislation that unanimously cleared the U.S. Senate on April 30. The Minority Serving Institution Digital...
Southern States Improve College Entrance Exam Scores, but Still Lag Nationally. (Noteworthy News)
CHARLESTON, W. VA. Scores on college entrance exams in the South improved over the last decade, but a dozen states in the region remain among the bottom 15 in the nation, according to a study released last month. The study by the Atlanta-based...
Student Survey Examines Influence of War in Iraq. (Noteworthy News)
CHESTER, PA. Thirty-five percent of prospective graduate students say the war in Iraq has made them more interested in government or military jobs, according to a new survey from GradSchools.com. In addition, over one-third feel opportunities with...
Veteran Black Professors Share Tales of Being the New Kid on the Academic Block. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Dr. Trudier Harris-Lopez is one of the most well-known, widely published and well-respected scholars in African American literary studies. And after 30 years in the academy, she has her share of battle scars to show. As the first Black...