Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 2, March 15

A Call to Discard the SAT
College Board says `don't scapegoat SAT because of inequalities in educational systems' SACRAMENTO, CALIF. University of California President Richard Atkinson's recent call to jettison the SAT I would eliminate a test that has long aroused suspicions...
AOL Time Warner Playing a Part in Bridging the Technology Gap
DULLES, VA. When it comes to digital divide issues, B. Keith Fulton is one of the most recognized authorities in the United States. Fulton first came to prominence as director of technology programs and policy at the National Urban League in the...
Art Collector Donates Extensive Collection of African American Art to University of Delaware
NEWARK, DEL. A prominent collector of works by modern Black artists says integration was the reason he chose the University of Delaware, and not a historically Black college, as the home for his 1,000-piece collection. The collection was given...
Calling upon HBCUs to Grow Their Own IT Professionals
The morning that I saw my 3-year-old grandson, Darrion, walk sleepily down the steps, pull the stool from under the x kitchen work desk, climb up and try to open the laptop computer sitting on the desk, I realized (as I ran to catch the falling laptop)...
Career Consultants
Dear BI Career Consultants: How can we measure the true impact of technology on learning and student success? Dr. Samuel M. Hampton Program manager, Executive Leadership Foundation Technology Transfer Project Washington While the issues in improving...
Central State Rewards President with New Contract
WILBERFORCE, OHIO Central State University's trustees have rewarded university President John Garland's rebuilding efforts with a three-year extension of his contract, a raise to $170,000 a year and a financial incentive to remain at CSU. Garland's...
Columbia University to Create Malcolm X Research Archive
NEW YORK Columbia University and the daughters of Malcolm X recently announced a project to archive the slain Black activist's personal papers and create an electronic version of his famous autobiography. The project will also eventually include...
Congressional Black Caucus Members to Boycott Education Hearings
CBC protesting unfair treatment of Black, Hispanic-serving institutions Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members plan to boycott many congressional education hearings this year as part of a continuing protest against what they view as unfair Republican...
Economic Slowdown Bad News for Student Debtors
In his briefing to the Senate Banking Committee last month, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said that while the economy is slowing, economic futures remain bright because productivity continues to be robust. This steady productivity...
EDUCAUSE Expands Online Guide on Evaluating Information Technology
WASHINGTON EDUCAUSE, a higher education information technology association, has expanded its "Guide to Evaluating, Information Technology on Campus.' Since introduced in the spring of 2000, the online guide has been helping prospective college students...
Financial Giant Tailors Web Site to Fit Diverse Audience
TIAA-CREF, one of the nation's leading pension companies for college and university employees, has overhauled its Web site by making it possible for Internet users to access three different homepages for services. Unveiled in February, the new Web...
Historically Black Colleges Strive to Bring Campus Communities Up to Technological Speed
But are they catching up? Administrators at Morris Brown College were not prepared for the response they received when they made two announcements last year. First, the campus was going wireless and, second, every student and faculty member would...
Instant Messaging for Instant Communications
On the Internet, chat isn't idle anymore. In approving the $103.5 billion merger between America Online and Time Warner in January, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission stipulated that AOL must allow users of competing programs to communicate...
Making Information Technology a Compelling Read
One of the biggest challenges of writing about information technology is making the subject matter compelling for lay audiences. Having written for technical and business publications in the past, I have grown accustomed to using jargon and assuming...
Most Wired Campuses
Yahoo's Most Wired Colleges and Universities (2000) Top 20 Most Wired Colleges: 1. Williams College 2. Colgate University 3. Bates College 4. Occidental College 5. Oberlin College 6. Sweet Briar College 7. Albion College ...
National Student-Athlete Day Gives Top Billing to Academic Achievement
ORLANDO, FLA. Just as March Madness draws to a close, student athletes will again be the center of national attention, this time for their academic and civic achievement. On April 6, campuses around the country will observe National Student-Athlete...
NCATE's Technical Assistance Network Helps Improve Teacher Preparation at HBCUs
WASHINGTON Historically Black colleges and universities have significantly upgraded the quality of their teacher preparation programs in the past 10 years, according to a report produced by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education...
On the Move
Send appointment information, along with a color photo, to: Joan Morgan, Black Issues In Higher Education, 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or e-mall Joan@cmablccw.com DR. GERALD GIPP has been named executive director of the American...
Qualified Low-Income Students Locked out of Higher Education, Says Report
WASHINGTON A key advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Congress says that many low-income students are currently denied access to college and millions more may be locked out of a college education if need-based federal...
Silicon Valley under Fire for Weak Minority Recruitment Efforts
Others say Blacks are waiting for an invitation to the high-tech mecca When Jeffrey Forbes, a native of New Jersey, chose to attend Stanford University and later the University of California-Berkeley in computer science, he believed their close...
Technology Snapshots
Quick Stats The Internet: * It took the telephone 40 years to reach 50 million users * It took radio 38 years to reach 50 million users * It took cable TV 10 years to reach 50 million users * It only took the Internet 5 years to reach...
Youngstown State Faculty, Staff Weigh in on Campus Diversity Efforts
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO Almost half of Youngstown State University faculty and staff, (46 percent), responding to an in-house survey on issues of diversity, say the university is placing too much emphasis on diversity. Fifty-nine percent of the respondents...