Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 21, December 5

AACTE, Adam's Mark Hotels Reach Settlement. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and HBE Corp., which is the parent company of Adam's Mark Hotels, have reached a settlement agreement regarding the association's 2000 decision to cancel hotel contracts....
African Americans in the Biomedical Sciences: New Solutions to Old Problems. (BI Forum)
When I first embarked on a career as an African American biomedical scientist, I felt a personal obligation and responsibility to conduct science with and market science to other African Americans in a productive and beneficial way via research. However,...
A Shared Responsibility: Bluefield State's New President Makes College's Success a Community Agenda. (Faculty Club)
Dr. Albert L. Walker, the new president of Bluefield State College in Bluefield, W. Va., is a career educator. He has taught in public schools and institutions of higher education since 1967. Previously, he was vice chancellor for academic affairs...
Association of Medical Colleges Honors Former Surgeon General. (Noteworthy News)
SAN FRANCISCO Former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher is the third recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges' Herbert W. Nickers, M.D. award. Satcher was honored at the association's 113th Annual Meeting held last month in San Francisco....
Campuses Commit to IT Improvements despite Budget Crunch. (Tech Briefs)
CLAREMONT, CALIF. The 13th annual Campus Computing survey, conducted by computing expert Dr. Kenneth C. Green, has concluded that college and university campuses across the United States are increasing their commitment to information technology...
Colleges in Western North Carolina Struggle to Recruit Blacks. (Noteworthy News)
ASHEVILLE, N.C. The lowest enrollment of Blacks in five years at the University of North Carolina at Asheville has forced changes in how the school recruits minorities. Chancellor James Mullen issued the demand after just 10 Blacks enrolled with...
Dressing Up a Web Site without Overdressing It. (Personal Computing)
Whether you have created a sophisticated business Web site or a homegrown site for the family, you undoubtedly can do more with it. Just don't do too much with it. Striking a healthy balance between making a Web site quick to navigate and enhancing...
Firing of MSU Football Coach Raises Questions, Sparks Discussion: Only Three Black Head Coaches Remain in Division 1. (Noteworthy News)
EAST LANSING, MICH. Then there were three. The surprising in-season firing of Michigan State University football coach Bobby Williams last month left many college sports observers across the nation asking several questions. Did race play a factor...
GOP Control Will Spur Change, Experts Say. (Washington Update)
The decisive Republican victory in the November midterm elections will have major implications on issues ranging from higher education to civil rights, advocates say. Republicans will re-claim control of the U.S. Senate, making it the first time...
Grants & Awards
Bronx Community College's Mathematics and Computer Science Program received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of well-prepared mathematics, computer science, engineering or engineering technology majors who...
History: The Missing Link in Making Young Scientists and Scholars. (Last Word)
A spate of studies over the past decade has documented the dearth of researchers from historically underrepresented groups in our nation's leading institutions of higher education. Both foundations and scholars have challenged leaders inside and outside...
Howard Hospital Reorganizes Residency Programs. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Howard University Hospital will reorganize its graduate medical education programs in response to concerns expressed by an accrediting council. As part of a long-term strategic effort to advance the hospital's service to patients and...
Morehouse President Vows to Talk to Students on Gay Issues. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA An attack on a student last month at Morehouse College led to talk around the campus about homophobia and a call from a national organization for the school to address the issue publicly. Sophomore Aaron Price was charged with aggravated...
Shifting Political Dynamics: An Uncertain Political and Economic Climate Poses New Challenges to the Future of Higher Education. (Election 2002)
Experts reading the tea leaves from November's elections see some challenging days ahead for public support of higher education. The good news is that voters see education as a top priority and endorsed education-specific ballot initiatives to pump...
Solar Competition Gives Tuskegee Students a Chance to Shine. (Tech Talk)
A group of Tuskegee University students majoring in architecture and engineering fields proved to the nation their resourcefulness and academic prowess in creating and building a home of the future. Competing in the Solar Decathlon, a national contest...
Staying in the Game: UCLA'S African American Leadership Institute Works to Better Prepare Black Executives for Corporate Culture
How race and corporate culture plays out in the lives of Black executives and consequently their opportunities for advancement within their companies is a concern that many Black executives hesitate to discuss. In 1998, researchers at Korn/Ferry...
Study: Businesses Can Do More to Attract, Retain Black Employees. (Noteworthy News)
ANN ARBOR, MICH. More minorities than ever are joining the U.S. work force and American businesses can do more to accommodate them--especially African Americans, say researchers at the University of Michigan Business School and Florida A&M University....
Study Links Availability of Supermarkets to Disparities in Diet, Illness. (Noteworthy News)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. A new study looks at what influences the availability of supermarkets has on disparities in diet and illness within certain communities. According to the new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health...
UC Faculty Give New Admissions Process Passing Grade. (Noteworthy News)
BERKELEY, CALIF. A faculty review awarded high marks to the University of California's new admissions process that tries to consider students' personal and academic challenges as well as their academic records. Critics, however, say the new policy,...
University of California President to Retire after Eight Years. (Noteworthy News)
BERKELEY, CALIF. The University of California is looking for a new leader following the resignation of Dr. Richard C. Atkinson. Atkinson, 73, announced last month he will be retiring next October after serving for eight years, three years longer...
Western Michigan University President Makes Historic Move to Missouri. (Noteworthy News)
COLUMBIA, Mo. After several days of speculation and reports of a counteroffer, Dr. Elson S. Floyd became the University of Missouri's first Black president last month. Floyd, who has served as president of Western Michigan University since 1998,...
When Procedural Diversity Is Not Enough
Two fraternities at the University of Virginia were suspended as photos of members in blackface were posted on a Web site following a Halloween party, the Washington Post recently reported. If that sounds like an alarmingly familiar story, that's because...