Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 8, June 3

Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education
JUNE 17-19, 2004 Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. metropolitan area) A special conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of Black Issues In Higher Education Black Issues In Higher Education 20th Anniversary Conference...
Blacks with Hypertension More Likely to Have Thicker Hearts, Study Finds
DALLAS Researchers say they may have found a new clue as to why Blacks are at greater risk of dying from heart disease than Whites. In the largest study of its kind, Blacks with high blood pressure were found to have thicker hearts than Whites...
Budget Cuts Force San Francisco State to Make Tough Decisions: Talk of Closing Engineering School Sparks Debate, Illustrates Severity of Problem
SAN FRANCISCO Because of state budget cuts, San Francisco State University is poised to eliminate some academic majors and make it tougher for students, many of them minorities and economically disadvantaged, to earn degrees in prestigious fields....
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services American Indian Baccalaureate
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services AMERICAN INDIAN BACCALAUREATE Preliminary 2002-2003 2003 ...
Educators Urge Focus on 'Year-Round' College: New Academic Calendar Would Help Low-Income Students, UNCF Leader Says
A year-round college calendar with flexible financial aid rules would help low-income students stay in school and allow colleges to expand enrollment without new facilities, a Black college leader and other educators tell Congress. The traditional...
Great, or Constrained, Expectations
With his mortarboard cap angled over his fight eye, a tiny diamond earring in his left ear, and an arm-swinging walk just short of jaunty, DeWayne cuts a fine graduation figure. He is full of smiles as the relatives--a grandmother, two aunts, an uncle,...
Hampton University to Lead $101 Million NASA Project
HAMPTON, VA. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will give Hampton University $101 million to build a satellite to study how clouds form at the edge of space. After two years of proposals and interviews, Hampton University beat...
How to Find the Right Web Host
If you're in business and online, it's likely that at some point as your business changes, you'll want to switch Web hosting companies or consider using one if you don't already. The greatest benefit to using a "Web hoster" is the greater assurance...
Leaving No Child Behind in Science Education
With the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 several changes have been implemented that require states, colleges of education, school districts and others to rethink ways to improve teacher certification. One aspect of this legislation...
National Data Network Completes Installation of Phase One
WASHINGTON National LambdaRail Inc. (NLR), a consortium of U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies has announced that it has made operational the optical-network path between Washington and Atlanta, giving the D.C., Raleigh,...
New Study Calls for Boosting Need-Based Aid
WASHINGTON A new study is lauding the positive impact that a college education can have on what it calls "our shared economic, social and cultural well-being as a nation," and calls for increased funding for Pell Grants. "While policy-makers...
Republicans' HEA Bill Prompts Rebukes from Democrats, Educators
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed legislation which they say would expand access to higher education for more low- and middle-income students by strengthening Pell Grants, reducing loan costs and fees, and breaking down...
Smith College Graduates Country's First All-Female Class of Engineers
NORTHAMPTON, MASS. A mid increasing calls to bolster the nation's scientific literacy and enhance its high-tech work force, a pioneering and much watched engineering program has just produced its first graduates. Despite the program's short history,...
Southern Discomfort: Jackson State Lynching Exhibit Seeks to Engage Campus, Community in Dialogue about History
JACKSON, Miss. Members of Jackson State University's campus and greater Mississippi community are attempting to enlighten and educate one another about an appalling time in Black history and, subsequently, ensure such a horrendous history does not...
Tennessee State, Wiley College Launch NASA Academies
NASHVILLE, TENN. Tennessee State University in Nashville and Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, are the most recent historically Black campuses to launch sites or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Science, Engineering, Mathematics...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
The current year, 2004, marks a monumental year in higher education for students of color. This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, which declared racial segregation in public education settings unconsitutional....
Where There's a Will, There's a Way
One of the questions that we can count on getting when we release our Top 100 undergraduate degree producers edition centers on the basic notion that the tabulations are inherently biased and favor the large state universities. Our response has always...