Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 25, January 29

African Americans Should Oppose Racial Preferences
Did that title get your attention? It's not clear how supportive African Americans are of racial preferences in the first place. Supporters of preferences like to use the term "affirmative action," which is supported by most African Americans, but...
A Question of Merit: Merit-Based Scholarship Programs Have Gained Huge Popularity in a Number of States, but Many Wonder at What (or Whose) Expense
ATLANTA Ten years ago, the state best known for its peaches launched a revolution that still reverberates in the halls of colleges and universities across the country. Faced with a plethora of poorly performing high-school students and a growing...
Dallas Barbers Assist in Efforts to Curb Hypertension Rates
Dallas Dallas barbers are helping physicians cut high blood pressure among African American men, the group with the highest rate of uncontrolled hypertension in the United States. A program started at two Dallas barbershops by researchers at...
Gaining an Edge: Programming Contest Exposes HBCU Students to High-Level Competition
As a senior computer science major at Spelman College, Kafayat Lawal knows that the demand for information technology professionals has seen its ups and downs over the past few years. Since participating with the Spelman computer programming team in...
Higher Education Digital Opportunity Bill Faces Uncertain Future
Last summer, congressional legislation earmarking more than a billion dollars to minority-serving institutions to help them upgrade their computing and information infrastructures seemed to have sure prospects following its passage by the U.S. Senate...
Keeping Score on the Administration
Earlier this month President Bush went on the road to mark the second anniversary of his signing of the No Child Left Behind Act. Bush visited schools where the administration had deemed the law a success to congratulate students, staff and parents...
Language, Literature Jobs Decline for Third Consecutive Year
NEW YORK The decline in the hiring of tenure-track language and literature professors continues, according to the latest report by the Modern Language Association (MLA). Based on statistics compiled from the MLA's Job Information List (JIL) for...
Making the Case for Public Education
Founded in 1857 "to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of education in the United States, "the National Education Association has a long history of fighting for the rights of educators...
Project Surveys Community Based Organizations High Schools
A new report aims to promote awareness at the state level of the importance of Community Based Organizations (CBO) high schools, highlighting the promising lessons these schools hold for improving the educational outcomes of youth at risk of school...
Race, Not Income, Produces Segregation in Metro Boston
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Metropolitan Boston's poor minority residents are over twice as likely to live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty than are poor Whites, and three times more likely to live in severely distressed neighborhoods, characterized...
Spelman College Establishes Center for Leadership, Civic Engagement
ATLANTA Women of color are the fastest growing segment of the work force, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics. With women making up 48 percent of the work force by the year 2008, they must be poised to assume the leadership opportunities...
Study: Nonminority Psychologists Can Adapt to Cultural Training
GAINESVILLE, FLA. Traditional thinking holds that psychologists with ethnic or racial backgrounds like those of their minority patients may be better suited to counsel them. University of Florida researchers have determined that often is the...
Texas A&M Ends Legacy Program
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Texas A&M University's president said earlier this month that the school will no longer give preference to applicants whose parents or grandparents were graduates. A group of state lawmakers had criticized the legacy...
Using Web Forums to Attract Surfers
The one feature that most distinguishes the Internet from any previous communications medium is its interactivity. The Net is a two-way street. You give, and you receive. Savvy organizations and individuals have long recognized this, making it easy...