Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 16, September 26

A Tale of Three Cities: Latino Candidates Fall Short in Three Hotly Contested Mayoral Races. (How They Voted, 2001)
Political operatives in Los Angeles, New York City and Houston should not have been blamed if they thought 2001 would be the year of the Latino. In each city, a Latino candidate mounted a vigorous campaign for mayor; in each city strong multiracial...
Attorney Loses Job, Blames Involvement with Ayers Settlement. (Noteworthy News)
HOUSTON A Texas Southern University law professor representing plaintiffs opposed to a $503 million college desegregation settlement in Mississippi says pressure from angry government officials in that state prompted his bosses to fire him. Alvin...
Banking on Biotech: Winston-Salem State Gears Up to Play a Key Role in the Hometown's New Enterprise. (Tech Talk)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Winston-Salem, N.C., has long been known as a tobacco and textiles town. For generations, this historic city of approximately 186,000 nestled in the rolling hills of North Carolina's Piedmont region had been at the center of...
Better Education for Better Opportunities-A Shared Responsibility. (Last Word)
Around 350 B.C. Aristotle, tutor to Alexander the Great, offered this correlation between education and the future: "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind are convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." America's...
Bridging the Communication Gap. (Editor's Note)
"Anxiety Over Demographics" was the title of our edition last year in which we focused on the future of Hispanics in higher education. Since then, Census 2000 revealed that the Latino population has become the most populous minority a decade earlier...
Budget Increases for HBCUs, HSIs, May Fall Short of Goals: Advocates for Minority-Serving Institutions Sought Double-Digit Increases for 2003 Budget. (Washington Update)
For Hispanic and African American leaders, the 2003 federal budget debate is proving more frustrating than gratifying as Congress tries to finish work this fall. Both are seeking major funding increases for minority-serving colleges as well as a...
Civil Rights Group Files Complaint over Florida Scholarship Program. (Noteworthy News)
MIAMI A Latino civil rights organization filed a federal complaint against the state's Bright Futures scholarship program last month, charging the program's use of college admissions tests discriminates against Latinos and Blacks. The Mexican...
Getting a Piece ... of the Political Power Pie: The Latino Population's Diversity Makes Appealing to This Electorate a Difficult Task. (Special Report: Hispanic Focus)
When the 2000 Census revealed that the Latino population had become the nation's most populous minority a decade earlier than projected, the media began speculating how this would translate at the ballot box. "Will Minorities Take Over America?"...
Harvard Study Finds Merit Scholarships Go to Less Needy Students. (Noteworthy News)
BOSTON Merit-based state scholarships tend to benefit college students who are least likely to need them, and in some cases are widening enrollment gaps between White and minority students, according to a study of programs in four states. The...
Hispanics Enroll in College at High Rates, but Many Fail to Graduate. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON U.S.-born children of Hispanic immigrants were nearly as likely as Whites to enroll in college, but less than half as likely to earn bachelor's degrees, according to a report released earlier this month. "They're going to college,...
Hispanic-Serving Institutions-As of August 2002
* Arizona (10) AIBT International Institute of the Americas Arizona Western College Central Arizona College Cochise College, Douglas Campus Estrella Mountain Community College Phoenix College Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus Pima County Community...
Hispanics Must Raise the Bar. (BI Forum)
The recent news that the largest drop in ACT scores occurred among Puerto Rican and other Hispanic students is sobering indeed. The drop in scores among Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other Hispanic test takers from 19.4 last year to 18.8 this year (out...
Races to Watch. (the 2002 Midterm Elections)
This year is not expected to be a noteworthy year for the Latino American electorate. There are not any panic button issues on the national agenda, like Proposition 187 was in 1994 or welfare and immigration reform were in 1996--but the election cycle...
Speaking the Patient's Language: In Efforts to More Effectively Serve the Increasingly Hispanic Clientele, University of Texas Requires Spanish Courses for Health Care Students, but Critics Question Responsibility of Language Barrier. (Special Report: Hispanic Focus)
As this country becomes increasingly Hispanic, a growing number of universities now offer--and sometimes require--Spanish courses geared to health care students. At public and private universities, medical and nursing students are clamoring for classes...
Study Compares Number of Blacks in Prisons, Higher Education. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON A study released last month by a Washington think tank shows that in the last two decades, state spending on corrections grew at 6 times the rate of state spending on higher education. In addition, by the close of the millennium, there...
Taking It to the Next Level: As the Hispanic Population in America Booms, Hispanic Representation on American College Campuses Has So Far Been a Bust. but Educators Say Community Colleges Are Uniquely Positioned to Bridge the Gap. (Special Report: Hispanic focus)(Cover Story)
Two Hispanic men in Claremont, Calif., were chatting recently about their children. One beamed with pride as he talked about his teenage daughter's success in school. "She's getting straight A's in high school. And I'm going to send her to a community...
The Controversial Move from Free to Fee in Online Publishing. (Personal Computing)
How much would you pay for what you're reading right now? Publishers are continually wrestling with questions about whether to charge (or how much to charge) readers and how to balance newsstand and subscription revenue with advertising revenue. ...
The Politics of Remembering September 11. (Speaking of Education)
The National Education Association represents 2.7 million educators of diverse perspectives. For all the diversity in ideology, the organization brings people together around education issues, and was doing its job when it constructed the "Remember...
University of South Florida Seeks to Dismiss Bias Suits. (Noteworthy News)
TAMPLA, FLA. The University of South Florida filed joint motions last month to dismiss all 12 lawsuits stemming from alleged racial discrimination on the women's basketball team. The motions were filed on behalf of all plaintiffs and defendants,...