Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 15, September 11

'Acting White' Does Not Affect Minority Student Achievement, Study Finds
COLUMBIA, MO. Whether listening to heavy metal music or weaving khakis, many minority students in schools throughout the United States are accused of "acting White." If these accusations lead students to avoid "acting White" by shunning academic...
Anthropology Professor John Ogbu Dies at Age 64
Dr. John Uzo Ogbu, professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a path-breaking scholar in the fields of minority education and identity, died of a heart attack after undergoing back surgery on Aug. 20. He was 64. Ogbu...
A Post-Sept. 11 Academic World
So much has changed since Sept. 11, 2001. What we talk about and what we worry about were forever changed after the terrorist-attacks. We live with Sept. 11 every day--when we go through airports, there's heightened security; the massive power outages...
Coaching Groups to Keep Up Fight over Title IX
WASHINGTON A coalition of college coaching associations, aiming to change the way a major sports anti-discrimination law is enforced, will press its legal fight on two fronts. The College Sports Council announced plans last month to sue the U.S...
College Testing Groups Release 2003 Scores: SAT Math Scores Hit 35-Year High, but College-Readiness Benchmark Still Low for Black Students
WASHINGTON Officials from the nation's two largest college admissions testing organizations had positive news to report last month about the high school class of 2003, but seemed to differ on how to interpret that news in relation to math proficiency....
Court to Hear Mississippi College Desegregation Appeal
JACKSON, Miss. A federal appeals court will hear arguments Nov. 3 on the settlement of Mississippi's college desegregation case. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans was asked in March by attorney Alvin Chambliss to schedule a...
Diversity: Intersects with National Security: The UNCF's Institute for International Public Policy Plans to Engage 'Unusual Suspects' in a Discussion on the Global Importance of a Diverse Work Force
After nine years of sending African American, Hispanic, Asian American and American Indian undergraduate students around the globe to study the socioeconomic and political structure of foreign nations, and propelling them into international careers,...
Don't Become a Victim of Identity Theft
Imagine having your bank account drained, being unable to use your credit cards, and seeing your credit rating trashed. Imagine then spending hour after hour trying to clear your good name and get your life back together. Identity theft is the No....
Education Spending Tops Congress' Fall Agenda: Teacher Education, Welfare Reform Are among Other Hot-Button Issues to Be Addressed
After months of disappointing efforts in seeking student-aid increases, education advocates are pinning their hopes on a U.S. Senate plan that will come up for debate in September. A coalition of senators, mostly Democrats, is seeking approval for...
Morris Brown Reopens $1 Million Richer, but without Accreditation
ATLANTA Atlanta's Morris Brown College reopened its doors late last month to fewer than 150 students, without a marching hand, football team or accreditation. They are, however, $1 million richer. The million-dollar donation from the Tom Joyner...
Poll: 69 Percent Say Need for Affirmative Action in College Admissions Will End
SAN FRANCISCO Most Americans agree that in 25 years, colleges and universities should no longer need to look at an applicant's race to make sure there is racial and ethnic diversity on campus, a new poll fords. Seventy percent of respondents...
Racial Privacy Initiative: A Threat to Civil Rights
It is saddening to read that California will take the lead in proposing yet another divisive initiative for the ballot. The Golden State has led the way on controversial issues of vouchers, immigration and affirmative action. Now the American Civil...
Securing the Homeland: Through Research and Development, HBCUs Are Confident about Competing for Homeland Security Funds
As a relative newcomer to the physics department at Florida A&M University, Dr. Lewis E. Johnson has managed to establish a laboratory for his research on laser remote sensing. While funding from the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Spending Time on SEVIS: New System to Track International Student Enrollment Leaves Educators Stressed, While the Federal Government Reports Its Success
It's been a bruising year for everyone involved with international education. And no one in the community of international educators can yet breathe a sigh of relief, because soon colleges and universities, trade schools, certificate programs and even...
U.S. Congressmen Urge More Federal Support for HBCUs; Building Preservation, Financial Aid, Main Topics at Town Hall Meeting
GRAMBLING. LA. Historic preservation of buildings on historically Black college campuses and increased financial aid for students were the main topics at a recent town hall meeting on the future of HBCUs. The meeting, held on the campus of Grambling...
Wilberforce Faculty Endure Pay Cut, Increased Course Load
WILBERFORCE, OHIO Faculty members at Wilberforce University have agreed to work longer hours for less pay to keep the private, historically Black university afloat. The concessions will allow Wilberforce to avoid eliminating majors and laying...