Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 10, July 3

Education Schools Are Outmoded, Panelists Say. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Educators at a recent forum debated whether education schools are preparing teachers to meet the goals their future employers have set for academic achievement. Several participants at the forum held by the American Enterprise Institute,...
Everything You Wanted to Know about Graduate Education ... (Editor's Note)
A few editions ago, you had the opportunity to review the colleges and universities that confer the most baccalaureate degrees on students of color. In this last installment of the Top 100 degree producers for the year, we bring you the edition that...
Finding the Key to Make a Difference. (Speaking of Education)
It took a late-night rerun of "Larry King Live" for me to learn about "The Key," a CD-ROM that encourages students who are interested in attending historically Black colleges. Distributed by Ember Media, in partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation...
Former UAB President Charges Age, Sex Bias in Lawsuit. (Noteworthy News)
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Former University of Alabama at Birmingham President W. Ann Reynolds has sued the UA System board of trustees, charging she was ousted from her job because of her age and sex, and demanded back pay, compensatory damages and reinstatement....
Hispanic Leaders Seek to Create 'New Era' of Higher Education Excellence. (Washington Update)
An expanded Pell Grant and greater financial aid access to immigrant students are among the major themes of a new package of Higher Education Act improvements proposed by Hispanic higher education leaders. As the U.S. Congress prepares to review...
Indiana University's Presidential Appointment Carries Historic Significance. (Noteworthy News)
BLOOMINGTON, IND. Dr. Adam W. Herbert received unanimous approval from the Indiana University Board of Trustees last month, making him the school's first Black president. He takes over Aug. 1. Herbert has 35 years of experience as a teacher,...
Is There a Crisis in Graduate Education? Sorting through the Myths and Realities. (Special Report: Graduate & Professional Degrees)
There's plenty of bad news circulating about graduate education. Critics claim the United States is overproducing Ph.D.s, churning them out in numbers that the academic job market can't possibly absorb. Combined with the rates of attrition, the ever-lengthening...
No Band, No Sound: Is This the HBCU Story? (Last Word)
I was excited when the movie "Drumline" was released. This movie was a celebration of historically Black colleges and universities, marching bands and African American culture. I was tickled to see some of my students who tilled in as extras in the...
On the Job Market: Newly Minted Ph.D. Shares Her Experiences, Advice on Finding That Coveted First Academic Job. (Special Report: Graduate & Professional Degrees)
In these lean economic times, everyone is feeling the pressure to obtain full-time employment and the world of academia is no different. For a new Ph.D., securing a position in academia is becoming increasingly complicated. As both public and private...
Pfizer Gift Creates Scholarship in Minority Medical Journalism. (Noteworthy News)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. The University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication has received a $100,000 gift to create a new graduate scholarship designed to improve media coverage of minority health issues. The gift, from the...
Saving Lives by Saving Time: Maryland Doctoral Student Works on Filling Demand for Rapid, Highly Sensitive Diagnostic Tests. (Special Report: Graduate & Professional Degrees)
COLLEGE PARK, MD. One University of Maryland graduate student's research could save lives by saving time. Angela Hodge Miller, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in electrical engineering, is working to develop chemical sensors capable of performing selective...
Strayer University, AT&T Partner to Offer Employees College Study Options. (Tech Talk)
ARLINGTON, VA. Strayer University, a for-profit multi-campus university specializing in the working adult academic market, has announced an agreement with AT&T Corp. that offers AT&T employees the opportunity to earn college degrees through...
Survey: Most Support a Diverse College Campus, but Not Admissions by Race Alone. (Affirmative Action Watch)
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. A new national survey finds that public opinion on racial considerations in college admissions shows that most Americans support having a diverse collegiate population, but do not feel that race alone should be a factor. The...
Survey Reveals Record Numbers of Students Involved in Service. (Noteworthy News)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. A survey released last month by Campus Compact found that students at American colleges and universities are engaging in community service in record numbers. Campus support of service efforts is also on the rise. Results show a...
Taking Care of Business: Commitment to Faculty, Students and Fund Raising Brings Florida State Dean Early Legacy of Success. (Special Report: Graduate & Professional Degrees)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. One morning about three years ago, Dr. Melvin Stith brushed past a student who seemed to need assistance in his outer office. When the dean of the Florida State University College of Business stopped to ask the young man if he...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data. (Special Report: Graduate & Professional Degrees)
In this year's issue, we take a closer look at the proportionate representation of students of color among graduate and professional degrees by field of study. The results are shown separately for master's degrees (Table 1), doctoral degrees (Table...
Trick Words Hurt Affirmative Action. (Affirmative Action Watch)
The minority community in America is paying close attention to two cities these days. One city is Ann Arbor, Mich., home of the University of Michigan and the other is Washington, D.C., home of the U.S. Supreme Court. The University of Michigan has...
University of Alabama Honors Civil Rights Pioneers. (Noteworthy News)
TUSCALOOSA, ALA. Forty years after Vivian Malone Jones walked past Gov. George Wallace and into history as one of the first Blacks to attend the University of Alabama, she said she has forgiven Wallace for trying to stop her, but can never forget....
Web Site Links EPA, Private Industry. (Tech Talk)
WHEELING, W.VA. Businesses in the United States can gain access to more than $500 million in annual Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research & Development through a new Web site. The site, <www.nttc.edu/etprogram>, offers information...
'What Does It Take to Get There?'. 'A Graduate Degree,' Many Conclude, as a Weak Job Market Has Students Flocking to Graduate Schools despite Limited Financial Aid. (Special Report: Graduate & Professional Degrees)
Obra Hackett has a common-sense exercise for undergraduates weighing the choice between graduate school and a job. "Write the year 2023 on a piece of paper," Jackson State University's career counseling director tells students, and then asks, "Where...
Where to Get the Best Deal on a PC. (Personal Computing)
Along with how to best use computers, knowing what, when and where to buy them is at the essence of what people want to learn about PCs. Deciding where to buy can be no less tricky than it is in other buying decisions, with new options available to...