Black Issues in Higher Education

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

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

A Battle of Wills
PHILADELPHIA Along Philadelphia's City Avenue, between the St. Joseph's University campus and the Bala Station metro stop, an ominous black billboard has risen. "A man's will should not be broken," reads the legend. But though that phrasing might...
Accessing Affirmative Action on the Web. (Affirmative Action Watch)
WASHINGTON There's no doubt that college and university administrators are seeking out the most reliable sources of information and advice on the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases. While proclaimed...
Award-Winning Approaches to Retention: Higher Education Consulting Firm Noel-Levitz Recognizes a Handful of Universities with the Most Effective Retention Programs
Retaining incoming freshmen is one of the most critical issues colleges and universities face, particularly among minority, poor and first-generation students. Though university retention programs share many similarities, institutions take many different...
Blacks, Whites Share Concerns about Environment. (Noteworthy News)
ANN ARBOR, MICH. Contrary to commonly held assumptions, African Americans are as concerned as Whites--and in some cases more so--about environmental issues, according to a new study appearing in the June 2003 issue of Environment magazine. Dr....
Bob Dole to Chair Bennett College Fund-Raising Campaign. (Noteworthy News)
GREENSBORO, N.C. Former U.S. Sen. Robert J. Dole and the historically Black women's college Bennett might appear to be an unlikely pair. Yet, the two have joined forces recently for an ambitious fund-raising endeavor. The former presidential...
Fayetteville State Names New Chancellor. (Noteworthy News)
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. A new chancellor has been named at Fayetteville State University and the person filling the post will be the third woman and the first African American woman to lead a state university. The University of North Carolina Board...
Few Increases for Student Aid in Spending Bill: Congress Vetoes White House Plans for Perkins' Cutback. (Washington Update)
Student financial aid programs would receive few increases under a new congressional plan to fund federal education programs in 2004. The plan from a House of Representatives panel would maintain the maximum Pell Grant at the current $4,050, with...
Fisk, Vanderbilt Collaborate on Nursing Program. (Noteworthy News)
NASHVILLE, TENN. Fisk University will start an undergraduate nursing program as part of a new alliance with Vanderbilt University, which is looking to boost the ranks of minority graduate students. The alliance allows Fisk, a historically Black...
GOP Policy on Early Childhood Program Draws Ire. (Washington Update)
An increasingly bitter debate over the future of Head Start is drawing interest from African American lawmakers and experts across the educational pipeline who value the work of the 38-year-old early childhood program. At issue is a Bush administration...
Grants & Awards
The City Colleges of Chicago received $1 million from the McCormick-Tribune Foundation for a project that will strengthen the district's child development curriculum. The project also will align the district's child care centers with the new curriculum...
Hispanic Students Face Tough Obstacles on Road to Higher Education, Report Says. (Noteworthy News)
SAN JOSE, CALIF. Hispanic high school students are often derailed on the road to higher education by low expectations from teachers, poor understanding of the college admissions and financial aid processes, and little adult support, according to...
Making Meaningful Contributions. (Editor's Note)
The last week in June proved to be one of those weeks you have to call on all of your wits, instincts and emotions to survive. During the span of one week, we were taken on an emotional roller coaster as we breathed a collective sigh of relief when...
Not out of the Woods Yet. (Last Word)
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that the University of Michigan had a compelling interest in obtaining the educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body, critics of affirmative action have been handed...
Race and College Admissions: One University's Success. (BI Forum)
A high-school senior who is African American and whose mother is a physician and whose father is an engineer and who has been a mediocre student at a top high school is not likely to get any special consideration. But the same ACT score and grade point...
Remembering Ike Tribble (1940-2003): A Legacy of Giving. (in Memoriam)
No one accomplishes things in this life, be they big or small, without the timely intervention of others. Back in 1984, during the first year that Black Issues In Higher Education was being published, the future of this magazine was very much in...
Taking Stock, Resuming Course: Court's Endorsement of Race Has Colleges Affirming Admissions Practices and Revamping Policies. (Affirmative Action Watch)
Last month's U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the University of Michigan admissions cases brought forth both a collective sigh of relief and a celebratory spirit to thousands of college and university officials across the nation. After having confronted...
Teaching Good Computing Habits, Not Bad. (Personal Computing)
You may be a word processing wizard, spreadsheet jockey, database guru and communications genius. But what about the sorry sap two cubicles down who starts to sweat every time he boots up his computer. Many people struggle with computer technology,...
'That Lady Who Works with Those Kids': Oakland Realtor's Generosity, Commitment Set Youngsters on the Path to a College Degree
OAKLAND, CALIF. When Jeff Toney walked across the stage at commencement last month, it was not only a milestone for him, but also for his benefactor, Oral Lee Brown. In 1987, Brown promised Toney and 22 other Black first-graders in Oakland that...
'Wrestling with Diversity'
While the Supreme Court and lower courts debated the issue of affirmative action in higher education, many in the academic community took to writing their own arguments. Here are a few of the newest scholarly books that speak to the issue of race and...
Young Blacks Disproportionately Exposed to Alcohol Ads, Study Says. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Young Blacks see far more than their share of the $333 million worth of advertising placed in major magazines by the nation's alcohol industry, a new university study says. A report by Georgetown University's Center on Alcohol Marketing...