Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 14, September 2

15 Issues to Watch in 1999-2000
For the next several months, in observance of Black Issues In Higher Education's 15th Anniversary, this special column will be devoted to looking back and ahead to the events, people, and institutions having the greatest impact on access and equity...
A Gatekeeper Relinquishes the Keys
Dr. Luther Williams, lauded director of the National Science Foundation's minority programs, steps down. WASHINGTON -- Dr. Luther S. Williams has stepped down as head of the National Science Foundation's education division after nine years as the...
Applying to College Online
Some Schools and Students Find E-Applications Easy and Economical NORMAL, Ala., -- Four years ago, administrators at Alabama A&M State University embraced the newest tool in college admissions -- the Internet. Looking for ways to enhance its...
Black Issues Quiz
Black Issues Quiz The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous...
Black Lawmakers Urging Voters to Reject State Lottery
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Some Black lawmakers are speaking out against Gov. Don Siegelman's lottery plan on grounds that it excludes many poor students from scholarship grants, a problem the governor's Office says can't be solved right away. "It hurts...
Countersuit and Legislative Retaliation Added to Mississippi Valley's Problems
GREENWOOD, Miss. -- A Greenwood attorney who was sued this summer by a fired college administrator and unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor has filed a countersuit. And, a state lawmaker says his voting record next year will reflect his...
Delaney Sisters' Mementos among Artifacts Sent to St. Augustine's
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Paperwork, photos, and other mementos of the Delany sisters have returned to the St. Augustine's College campus where the famous centenarians were raised. Several months after Sadie Delany died at the age of 109, her descendants...
FBI Probing UDC Finances
WASHINGTON -- The FBI is investigating charges of financial impropriety at the University of the District of Columbia, including rental payments from businesses with stores located on UDC properties, according to a story in The Washington Post. ...
GOP Tax Bill Draws Bitter Criticism
The White House and Congress are on a collision course as both sides try to build public support for tax cuts and future spending plans that will affect education. The House and Senate, in largely partyline votes, approved a massive $800 billion...
Grants & Awards
* Jackson State University will receive a $12.9 million -- the largest research award in the university's history -- to serve as the coordinating center for the Jackson Heart Study. It is the largest study of cardiovascular disease ever undertaken...
Low Score for Collegiate Sports
Latest report shows colleges and universities are among the worst when it comes to hiring and promoting women and people of color in the coaching and managerial ranks of sports. WASHINGTON -- College sports departments scarcely received a passing...
Millikin University Promise Tolerant, Caring Atmosphere
DECATUR, Ill. -- Millikin University students were told they could expect to find a more racially tolerant campus when they resumed classes late last month, school officials say. Terry Bush, Millikin's vice president of marketing and community affairs,...
Minority Baccalaureate Engineering Degrees, 1998
The following charts are meant to clarify or correct data that appeared in our July Top 100 editors: The Minority Baccalaureate Engineering Degree chart on page 54 of the July 8 edition and the Total Minority Master's Degree chart on page 48 of the...
New Regents Policy Will Reach out to Georgia's Latinos
ATLANTA -- Georgia's university system will make new efforts to reach the state's growing Hispanic population under a plan approved by the Board of Regents. Steps approved last month call for more scholarships and financial aid and an aggressive...
Poor and Minority Community College Students Less Likely to Transfer to University of California
LOS ANGELES -- Poor and ethnic minority students enrolled in community colleges may not be getting adequate counseling services, resulting in lower transfer rates to four-year universities, according to the California Postsecondary Education Commission...
Preliminary Figures Indicate More Diversity at the University of Texas
AUSTIN, Texas -- After stepping up financial aid and recruiting efforts, the University of Texas appears to have attracted a freshman class with the same percentage of Blacks and Hispanics as 1996, the last year in which affirmative action was allowed....
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC FRANCENE GILMER has been appointed director of the Vanderbilt University Career Center. Before the appointment, she was associate director of the center. Gilmer earned a bachelor's degree in community health education from Western Kentucky...
Reframing the Socialization of Greek Life
Today, several institutions of higher learning are considering excluding single-sex fraternities and sororities from their campuses. Dartmouth College's quest to abolish all-male and all-female Greek arrangements from their campus and substitute them...
The Digital Divide Isn't the Only Gap
Perhaps because we are racing toward a new millennium burdened by the problems of the last century or so, analysts are dissecting the new divides without coming to grips with the old ones. There is much discussion, for example, of the digital divide...
The Life after Death of Proposition 187
While the 1994 California initiative that sought to bar undocumented immigrants from public schools and universities is officially dead, the feelings of resentment between longtime residents and immigrants newcomers are still very much alive. For...
There's No Place like Home
Florida State University's Black Student Union may lose its base of operations if the current plan for `improving' the university life of its students is carried out. TALLAHASEE, Fla. -- Florida State University claims to take great pride in its...
Total Minority Master's Degrees - All Disciplines Combined, 1996-97
RANK INSTITUTION STATE MEN WOMEN 1 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY NY 317 575 2 WEBSTER UNIVERSITY MO 363 461 3 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII-MANOA HI 294 425 4 UNIVERSITY OF...
Treasure from the ISLAND
Elton Braithwaite carves wood, pushes a broom, and is teaching Something about at a Massachusetts community college. HOLYOKE, MASS. -- Summer mornings find Jamaican folk artist Elton Braithwaite in the college classroom teaching youngsters a little...
Tribal College Advisory Board Holds First Meeting
WASHINGTON -- Agendas were set and board members were sworn in as 13 of the 15 members of the President's Advisory Board on Tribal Colleges and Universities gathered here in July for the group's inaugural meeting. Carrie L. Billy, executive director...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives California State University-Fullerton, in partnership with the state of California, has begun operating the California Corporate Board Registry to expand minority and women representation statewide on...