Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, March 10

ACE Report: Minority College Enrollment Climbs, but Gaps Persist: The Number of Minority Full-Time Faculty Also Increases While Minority College Presidencies See Minimal Growth
WASHINGTON Students of color continue to make significant gains in college enrollment, but still lag behind their White counterparts in the rates at which they pursue a higher education, according to the "Minorities in Higher Education Twenty-First...
Amherst College: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Global Sound The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a grant to Amherst College to support exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) and halftime research. As part of this program,...
Aptitude or Acculturation?
What was Larry Summers thinking? The Harvard president, as well known for his brilliance as for his tactlessness, must enjoy the taste of shoe leather, given the frequency he puts his foot in his mouth. Some "off the record" remarks he made at a research...
A Useful Study Aid or Jazzed-Up Novelty? Some Are Calling Test-Prep Software on Cell Phones a Democratizing Equalizer, Others Say It Increases the Gap between the Haves and the Have-Nots
Carl Washburn wondered how to push his teen-age son into studying for the SAT. After all, it's well-known that prepared students tend to score higher than those who aren't. Then Washburn realized his son's cell phone could prove a compatible study...
Black Male Achievement and the Community College
The two-year college often represents Black men's first experience with postsecondary education, and for many, their last opportunity for obtaining a degree beyond a high-school diploma. Yet a review of student performance data provided by the California...
Congressional Alliance to Tackle Minority Health Disparities
WASHINGTON In collaboration with Newt Gingrich, the former U.S. Speaker of the House and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, and Peter Deutsch, former U.S. Representative from Florida, the National Minority Health Month Foundation (NMHMF)...
Dialogue, Personal Example Work Best for Parents in Drug Talks with Teens
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. parents can more effectively advise teens about alcohol and drug use if they try dialogue before lecture and they set an everyday example, rather than give a one-time drug sermon, according to a Penn State University researcher....
Getting Students Engaged about Africa: National College Tour Seeks to Raise Awareness about Economic Injustices toward African Countries
WASHINGTON Forty million Africans lace chronic food shortages everyday, while millions have died as a result of war and conflict. And it is estimated that 27 million are living with HIV/AIDS. Yet, despite Africa's multiple devastations, the continent...
GOP Seeks to Start Anew on Higher Education Bill: New Spending to Be Paid for through Cuts, Savings in Other Higher Education Programs
House Republicans are returning their attention to a slate of Higher Education Act renewal bills this Congressional session, including plans to increase Pell Grants, expand Black college aid and reform the student loan system. The College Access...
In Search of Answers
Since the advent of the computer, more than a half-century ago, the Holy Grail has been an intelligent machine that provides just the answers you're looking for. This quest was dramatized with HAL, the soft-spoken fictional computer in the film "2001:...
In with the New
Just when you think you've gotten comfortably ahead on information technology tools, whether it's for home, work or school, along comes a new product or application that throws you off kilter for not having the latest and greatest. To say that the...
Law Would Require Harder Classes for Top 10 Percent Applicants to University of Texas
AUSTIN, TEXAS Students who want automatic admission to Texas universities would have to take tougher high-school classes under a bill filed last month by Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas. West says the university admissions law that requires universities...
New AIDS Organization Aimed at Black College Students
LOS ANGELES In response to growing numbers of new HIV infections among Black college students, the Black AIDS Institute and the Magic Johnson Foundation have formed L.I.F.E. AIDS, (Leaders In the Fight to Eradicate AIDS), an effort aimed at educating...
Oswald Bronson Named Interim President of Edward Waters College
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. Dr. Oswald R Bronson, who served 29 years as president of Bethune-Cookman College, was named last month as interim president of struggling Edward Waters College. Bronson, 77, began work at the historically Black college and...
Record Number of Students Apply to University of California Schools: American Indians Only Minority Group to See Applications Fall in 2004
BERKELEY, CALIF. The number of students who want to get into the University of California topped 100,000 for the first time this year, including nearly 9,000 students seeking one of the 1,000 spots at the new campus of Merced. Two-thirds of the...
Report Says Colleges Bilking Loan Program
A program designed to provide student aid has spun out of control, becoming a cash cow for colleges and universities. The Department of Education has not adequately controlled the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), according to a recent...
Report: U.S. Economic Leadership Vulnerable Due to Poor Performance in Math, Science
WASHINGTON Armed with one of the most comprehensive and current reviews of data available, top corporate and higher education leaders last month said that the United States' lackluster performance in science and math has placed the nation in serious...
Survey: Young Adults Believe in the Value of Higher Education: But College Participation Still Not Commonplace for Most Black, Hispanic Students, Compared to Asian, White Peers
NEW YORK A new national survey of young adults ages 18 to 25 finds that the vast majority of today's young adults--be they African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American or White--strongly believe in the value of higher education. The survey,...
Technology's Latest Wave: Colleges and Universities Are Increasingly Exploring the Academic Use of Digital Mobile Devices-But Lack of Money Sometimes Stands in the Way
Reaching for her iPod, Dorian Scheuch gets ready to study. The student at Georgia College & State University tunes into special music she has downloaded from a Web site prepared by her professor for a class titled "Utopia/Dystopia." She listens...
Transformative Connections: Community-Based K-12 Computing Program Strives to Strengthen Academic and Career Aspirations of Its Participants
WASHINGTON As a relative newcomer to the Saturday afternoons spent working on computers in a community center in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood, Avery Hillmon has his work cut out for him. A participant in the long-running Joint Educational...
Wiring Schools for Success: Lawmakers Revive Bill to Assist Minority-Serving Institutions in Upgrading Technology Infrastructure
It is no secret that many historically Black colleges and universities are trailing behind TWIs (Traditional White Institutions) in the technology race. In fact, a 2000 study conducted by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education...