Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 9, June 21

A Presidential Class Matriculates
As veteran leaders step down, Black leadership pipeline flows with emerging talent It can be said that Blacks in the academic leadership pipeline are getting notable attention in 2001 in light of recent high-profile presidential appointments at...
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Becoming Presidential Timber Is No Small Order
Over 13 years ago, I was a member of the search committee to find a president for my institution. More than 100 candidates vied to become the anointed one. The pool of candidates was first reduced to 20, then to six for interview purposes. A comment...
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Bush at Yale -- Embracing Mediocrity
Excuse me if I am not charmed by President George W. Bush's self-deprecating good humor. When he pokes fun at himself, in my opinion, he is also letting others know that, at the end of the day, the joke is on them. Consider, for example, his commencement...
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Businesses, Lawmakers Show Support for Affirmative Action in College Admissions
ANN ARBOR, MICH. A "stunning army" of organizations representing business, labor, public officials, higher education and the legal profession filed legal briefs in support of the University of Michigan's affirmative action policies in admissions,...
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Colleges Offer Alumni Lifetime E-Mail Addresses
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. College graduates are getting more than just diplomas from their schools. Hundreds of schools now offer lifetime e-mail addresses for their alums. If you have graduated from Swarthmore College, you can get an "alum.swarthmore.edu"...
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Judge Declines to Let Some Plaintiffs Withdraw from Ayers Settlement
OXFORD, MISS. A federal judge has refused, for the time being, to allow Lillie B. Ayers and other plaintiffs to withdraw from a proposed settlement aimed at ending Mississippi's 26-year-old college desegregation case. A $500 million agreement...
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Lawmakers Seek to Combat Gambling on College Campuses
Some members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate want to zero in on what they consider a major crisis in higher education -- gambling among college students and student-athletes. New legislation in both chambers calls for action to combat...
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MIT to Develop `Virtual Campus' to Assist Colleges, Universities with EPA Compliance
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently agreed to settle a federal environmental case for a total of $550,000 in an action that may provide low-cost pollution control solutions and free anti-pollution guidance to resource-strapped colleges...
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Moving toward A NEW ERA
University of Louisiana System's incoming president seeks to get Grambling State back on track GRAMBLING, LA. The incoming president of the University of Louisiana System, Dr. Sally Clausen, says getting historically Black Grambling State University...
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Parting Words
Outgoing college presidents share thoughts about challenges facing HBCUs as well as the state of higher education. The transition from spring to summer is one of higher education's most exciting periods. It is a time when students who have toiled...
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Passing the Torch
I can only assume that one of the goals and hopes of a college president is to leave their respective institution better off than they found it. For presidents of Black colleges, however, this is sometimes easier said than done. Often these presidents...
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Senator's Defection from GOP to Affect Higher Education
Full House approves White House-endorsed education reform bill College officials can expect a sea of change on Capitol Hill following the decision by Vermont Sen. James Jeffords to leave the Republican party and become an independent. Jeffords,...
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Staking Claim to the Web
Does your grade-school child have a Web site but you're still fiddling with e-mail and your Web browser? Do you feel you or your organization has been left behind by the Internet revolution? Whether you're a home or business computer user, if you've...
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Supreme Court Declines to Review Affirmative Action Case
Decision leaves education observers wondering when Court will revisit the issue WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month to let stand a federal appeals court ruling on the University of Washington law school's now-revised admissions...
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UC Enrollment of Minorities Up, but Acceptance Rate Down
More Black and Hispanic students are expected to enroll at the University of California this fall. However, the rate at which those students accepted offers of admission is at its lowest point in years. Overall, 31,018 students have written to UC...
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UNCF Launches New Jersey Law Scholars Program
NEWARK, N.J. Over the next three years, nine students from historically Black colleges will get full scholarships to New Jersey law schools through a donation from a Lucent corporate executive and his wife. The United Negro College Fund's New...
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