Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, February 26

Baby Steps toward Educational Success: Noted Columnist Launches Program to Help Poor Parents Guide Their Children's Learning
Last year, Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist William Raspberry attended a reunion at the small, private Episcopal school he graduated from in Okolona Miss, population 3,500. "The school was a run by Black faculty who equipped us for...
Benchmarks & Barriers for People of Color in Higher Education
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...
Bush's Budget Creates 'Greater Hurdles' for Students, Group Says
By freezing funding for federal student aid President Bush's budget creates even "greater hurdles" for students, says Kate Rube, associate for the State PIRG's Higher Education Project. "Students at colleges around the country need more help than...
Computer Problems Can Infuriate Even the Most Tech Savvy
Which high-tech products give you the most grief? Surprisingly, more people singled out TiVo and replay digital recording systems than personal computers, according to a recent survey by Best Buy <www.bestbuy.com>. Nine percent of people said...
Court Denies Latest Appeal in Mississippi Desegregation Case
JACKSON, Miss. Mississippi's marathon college desegregation case may have to clear one more legal hurdle before the state can move ahead with a settlement supporters say will help traditionally Black universities heal from decades of neglect. ...
Courting the Best & the Brightest: Honors Colleges Mushroom across the Country in Both Two- and Four-Year Institutions
From parents to politicians to professors, everyone seems to have adopted "achievement" as a favorite buzzword, so perhaps it's no surprise that honors education--and specifically the honors college--has become one of the hottest institutional growth...
Dillard President Michael Lomax to Head UNCF
WASHINGTON The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has announced that Dr. Michael L. Lomax will succeed William H. Gray III as president and CEO of the organization. Lomax, who currently serves as president of Dillard University in New Orleans, will...
Facing Up to Realities: Harvard Economist Investigates the Racial Achievement Gap
As an economist, Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson often applies quantitative analysis to public policy dilemmas, which yields data models and quantitative measures of complex issues. In tackling the racial achievement gap, the Harvard-based social policy expert...
Florida State Celebrates Its Integration in a Monumental Way
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Florida State University unveiled a larger-than-life bronze sculpture last month to pay tribute to the first African American students who integrated the university more than 40 years ago. The sculpture, called "Integration,"...
HBCUs among Few Winners in Bush's Budget Plan: Financial Aid Programs See Little, If Any, Gain
Black colleges would receive more money next year while most student financial aid programs face freezes of cuts under President Bush's new education budget. By percentages alone, minority-serving colleges and universities were one of the plan's...
Hispanic Leaders, Maricopa Board Continue to Clash: Latino Community Looks to Legislators to Rein in Community-College Board Members
PHOENIX A board member's habit of maintaining an office on campus has gone from an arcane governance question to political controversy here, where Hispanic leaders are fed up with what they see as a pattern of micro management and insensitivity...
In the Know
So your child is considering an honors program or college. What are the things you need to know? * Get a reputable guide and look at the overall institution--not just the honors component. Ask yourself if the institution as a whole has the type...
New Guide Aims to Help Colleges Keep Diversity Efforts within the Law
WASHINGTON The College Board recently released an important new resource to help colleges and universities who are grappling with the issues of recruiting and admitting a diverse student body in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the...
Pittsburgh Site Chosen for Urban Land Institute Design Competition
PITTSBURGH An underutilized parcel of commercial property in Pittsburgh's Strip District has been chosen as the site for the second annual ULI (Urban Land Institute) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The competition for graduate...
Placing Diversity at the Core of Institutional Excellence
In its Oct. 23, 2003, publication, Black Issues In Higher Education identified the Rochester Institute of Technology (PIT) as one of a group of universities that have made progress in recruiting and retaining ethnically diverse faculty. As gratifying...
Report: Emergency Measures Needed to End Crisis in College Opportunity
SAN JOSE, CALIF. Governors and legislators should adopt emergency measures to stem the crisis in college opportunity, according to recommendations in "Responding to the Crisis in College Opportunity" released earlier this month by the National Center...
Saturday School
Writing in last year's U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Grutter v. Bollinger affirmative action case Justice Sandra Day O'Connor surmised that in 25 years race-conscious affirmative action won't be needed because disparities in educational performance...
So, Your Children Are College Bound ... but Are They SAT Ready? Parents Play a Key Role in Preparing Students to Standardized Tests, Experts Agree
Parents are an essential component in their children's SAT success, says Starlett Craig, director of outreach and enrichment programs at Clemson University in South Carolina. Clemson is home to a successful two-week SAT summer camp, where students...
State Department, Howard University Launch Program to Produce Diplomats
WASHINGTON Under a unique agreement between Howard University and the Department of State, members of underrepresented groups and students with financial needs selected as Charles B. Rangel Fellows will qualify for the U.S. diplomatic service upon...
Study Projects More High-School Graduates, Greater Diversity
WASHINGTON A new study released last month by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) projects more than 3.2 million high-school students will graduate in 2008-2009. In addition, by the class of 2014, minority enrollments...
Test Scores Tell Their Own Story
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test data reveals the current state of high-school student proficiency and standardized test results across the nation. This information also dramatically demonstrates what is at stake as concerns...
The Great Divide: Racial Achievement Gap Gains Recognition as National Concern, but Solution Continues to Elude Educators, Scholars and Policy-Makers
Americans know that Black and Latino children, by and large, are not reaching their full potential when it comes to learning and academic performance. But there are exceptions. The question that's being increasingly asked is how and why exceptions...
Yale Exhibit Highlights African Americans in the Civil War
NEW HAVEN, CONN. An exhibition at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library brings to life an episode of American--and Connecticut--history: that has not yet received its due attention: the unique struggle of more than 215,000...