Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 11, July 20

ACLU Sues Michigan over Merit Scholarships
DETROIT -- Calling the Michigan Merit Award system an "unconscionable use of public funds," the American Civil Liberties Union here filed a lawsuit last month asking that the state be ordered to stop using a standardized test as the sole criteria for...
African? American? or Both?
When traveling around the world, few countries can provide the sense of belonging that African Americans may encounter during a trip to the Motherland. My journey to Pram Pram, Ghana, was arranged through Global Volunteers, an international service...
Alabama A&M to Get Intranet Portal
NORMAL, Ala. -- Officials at Alabama A&M University here have signed an agreement with intranet service developer Mascot Network, Inc. for the development of a campus intranet portal. Mascot Network, based in Cambridge, Mass., is a leading developer...
Arkansas Administrator Keeping Title, Salary
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A University of Arkansas administrator will retain his title and salary as he takes on new duties, though controversy about the job change has not died down. When the university moved toward making Assistant Vice Chancellor...
BI What's New Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
The College Fund/UNCF and Coca-Cola Enterprises recently announced the establishment of the UNCF/CCE Corporate Scholars Program, a three-year, $1.2 million project that will provide scholarships and internships to African American and Hispanic students....
Black Buildings, Black Lives: Appreciating Both
Since our last edition, several occurrences have unfolded that beg some very fundamental questions of Americans in general and African Americans in particular. Much attention is being given to the rampant AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and the...
Congress Takes on Hate Crimes
WASHINGTON -- With hate crimes increasingly in the news at colleges and universities, Congressional Black Caucus members are stepping up their efforts to gain congressional approval of legislation with tougher penalties in hate crime incidents. ...
Database Will List Campus Crime Figures
BOSTON -- High-schoolers weighing their college options soon will be able to see college crime statistics nationwide by tapping into a new online database being compiled by the U.S. Department of Education. The databank will include numbers from...
D.C. Students' Tuition Break Expanded
WASHINGTON -- All public colleges and universities -- not just those in Maryland and Virginia -- soon will gain the flexibility to participate in a tuition discount program for aspiring college students from the District of Columbia. The move is...
FIGHTING TO PRESERVE Black History
Years after congressional appropriations were made and public awareness has faded, Black college officials still are struggling to restore historic properties TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Ask Talladega College President Dr. Marguerite Archie-Hudson about...
Fla. County Official Defends Bar Exam Remark
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Hillsborough County commissioner offended Florida A&M University alumni when she told them the historically Black university's new law school won't boost the number of minority lawyers because "we can't get them to ... pass the...
GROWTH by BEAUTIFICATION
Campus preservation is at the forefront of Cheyney University's new rebuilding efforts CHEYNEY, Pa. --When he peers out the window of his conference room, Cheyney University President Dr. W. Clinton Pettus sees a few things he doesn't like. First,...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. REGINALD S. AVERY has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alma College in Michigan. Previously Avery was vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State University and before that the founding dean of...
Putting Davis House in Order
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The two-story Queen Anne-style dwelling, once the home of the first Black professor at Johnson C. Smith University here, was the most impressive house on the block in its day. But 105 years of wear has stolen the grandeur from...
Race Relations Center Prompts Location Debate
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A proposed university race relations center designed to promote understanding and equality has prompted debate over whether a University of North Carolina system campus should house such a program. Legislators last year proposed...
Raising a Phoenix from the Mud
North Carolina's HBCUs help rebuild first town founded by Blacks PRINCEVILLE, N.C. -- "Is this what it was like when God sent the flood? Marshall Harvey, the director of community relations and community development at Saint Augustine's College...
West Virginia State Reels over Community College Compliance
INSTITUTE, W.Va.--When lawmakers considered granting independence to West Virginia State College's community and technical college this spring in the name of higher education reform, Dr. Hazo Carter Jr., the school's president, lobbied fiercely to...
Words Worth More on Web Sites
On the Web, content is king. This notion was recently reinforced by a study from the Poynter Institute and Stanford University showing that, unlike with newspapers and magazines, people who read Web sites typically focus on the text first, looking...
Xavier Sets the Pace in the Information Age -- to a Degree
NEW ORLEANS -- Adding to its reputation as a leader in the sciences, Xavier University this fall will become the nation's first historically Black college or university to independently offer a degree in the red-hot field of computer engineering. ...