Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 20, November 21

Black-and-Brown Listed? Colleges' Removal from Magazine's Ranking Leaves Some Confused, Disappointed. (Noteworthy News)
DURHAM, N.C. For North Carolina Central University, the news was gratifying. Known for its ability to transform disadvantaged students into successful professionals, NCCU welcomed the national publicity and recognition. So when Kiplinger's Personal...
Bush's HBCU Increase: Enough or Too Little? (Washington Update)
With the House of Representatives and the Senate mired in a budget dispute, not even a simple resolution honoring Black colleges can get through without partisan differences. While lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a recent resolution honoring HBCUs,...
Changing the Presidential Guard. (Last Word)
As someone who has had the good fortune to serve two institutions as chancellor, I have grown keenly aware of the need for institutions and their trustees to pay increased attention to presidential succession. The period between one administration...
Decline in Medical School Applicants Continues, but 2003 Projections Indicate Turnaround. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON While almost 34,000 people applied to U.S. medical schools in 2002--continuing a six-year decline--preliminary data for 2003 released last month by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) indicate that this decline may be...
Emory Receives Major Gift to African American Studies Archive. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA Emory University has received a gift to its library collections that greatly increases teaching and research opportunities in 20th-century African American studies. A portion of the Hatch/Billops Collection in New York--an extraordinary...
Faculty Survey Finds Growing Gap in Political Liberalism. (Noteworthy News)
LOS ANGELES There is increasing polarization in the political identification of college and university faculty, a new UCLA study shows. Today, only 34 percent of college and university faculty identify as "middle-of-the road" politically (down...
Five-Year Plan Targets Minority-Serving Colleges. (Washington Update)
A five-year management plan adopted by the U.S. Department of Education calls for strengthening Black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges. As one of several objectives in higher education, the Strategic Plan 2002-2007 seeks...
Morris Brown Faces Increased Pressure to Solve Financial Crisis, Pay Back Money. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA Morris Brown College's financial crisis appears to be growing as recent newspapers report in addition to being $23 million in debt, things are so bad that the cafeteria sometimes runs out of food, computer labs carefully ration paper and...
N.C., Maryland Schools to Create Health Disparities Research Centers. (Noteworthy News)
CHAPEL HILL, N,C. Researchers from three North Carolina universities have received grants totaling $1.5 million from the National Institute of Nursing Research to create a Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research. The National Institutes...
New Report Reveals Deficiencies in Mathematics Education. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON A report released last month by the Education Trust marshals findings from several large-scale studies of mathematics achievement--both national and international--to argue that improving mathematics achievement in the United States will...
Once-in-a-Lifetime Career Opportunities: Even as Women Move Up the University's Ladder to Accept Senior-Level Positions, the Question Remains-Can Women in the Academy Have It All? (Special Report: Careers in Higher Education)
When Dr. Lucy J. Reuben rises each morning to prepare for her dream job as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at North Carolina Central University, it's unusually quiet. As she dresses and styles her hair, she no longer hears the comforting...
Picture the Perfect Photo. (Personal Computing)
Technological progress with desktop computers and office software has plateaued in recent years, with little eye-opening innovation. That can't be said of some peripheral computing areas, including digital photography, where progress continues to soar....
Stepping outside the Ivy Walls: Post-Academe Brings New Opportunities, New Benefits. (Special Report: Careers in Higher Education)
FAIRFAX, VA. Drs. Johnnie and Leroy Miles have a special partnership. Married for 35 years, they have supported each other in their educational pursuits and even taught at the same university for 22 years. And when Virginia Polytechnic Institute...
The Dilemma of the `Double Day'. (Special Report: Careers in Higher Education)
ALTHOUGH MEN ARE DOING MORE, MANY WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION STILL FIND THEY HAVE TWO DOMAINS--THE UNIVERSITY AND THE HOME It's a new twist on an old theme. Men have done it for years--left their families temporarily so that they could pursue better...
The `Sisters and the Bro': President Johnnetta Cole Assembles New Bennett College Team. (Special Report: Careers in Higher Education)
GREENSBORO, N.C. Dr. Tatia Granger remembers the moment like it was yesterday. It was June 6, 2002. The special assistant to the vice president for financial services was sitting at her desk at Duke University when the phone rang. "When I picked...
Virginia Technology Center Seen as Economic Hope. (Tech Talk)
DANVILLE, VA. In Virginia, the decline of the tobacco and the textile industries has led to hard economic times in the state's southernmost counties known as southside Virginia. In addition to high unemployment, the largely rural region straggles...
When a Good Thing Comes along. (Editor's Note)
The idea to write about female administrators who made the difficult decision to leave the children with dad, albeit temporarily, in order to accept a career-boosting position, came about through a casual conversation among the Black Issues staff....