Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 3, March 25

Black Issues in Higher Education 20th Anniversary Conference & Celebration: Benchmarks and Barriers for People of Color in Higher Education
June 17-19, 2004 Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia A YEAR OF REMEMBRANCE AND CELEBRATION 2004 will mark two special events. First and foremost, it is the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision that opened the...
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Brown University Committee Examines Historical Ties to Slavery
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Brown University President Ruth Simmons has established a committee to examine the Ivy League school's historical ties to slavery and debate whether the university should make amends. An article in Brown's alumni magazine last...
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Cal State Northridge, Armenian University Sign Agreement to Exchange Students, Faculty
NORTHRIDGE, CALIF, California State University Northridge (CSUN) officials have signed an agreement with a university in Armenia that encourages the exchange of students and faculty between the two institutions. The agreement formalizes the terms...
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Educators Question Bush's Plan to Change Pell
A proposed rule change to the Pell Grant program in President Bush's budget aims to guard against future budget shortfalls, according to officials at the U.S. Department of Education. But critics say it's just a way to cap or slash the maximum Pell...
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Engaging Students in Their Community
Several years ago, the question was posed, "How could a school like Pomona College encourage its students to affirm a more socially engaged self?" In answering that question we have developed for our students programs that stress association, allowing...
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Faculty Members Weigh in on the Gender Divide in Academia
In 2001, a roundtable on gender disparities for female professors in higher education was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The focus of the roundtable was "how best to ensure women professors experience the same opportunities, recognition...
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Faculty Science Positions Continue to Elude Women of Color: Oklahoma Professor's Study Finds Hiring, Tenure Remain Stumbling Blocks
Women and underrepresented minorities are receiving the doctorate in record numbers these days. For example, women got 45 percent and minorities 19 percent of the 39,955 doctoral degrees awarded in 2000, and both figures were all-time highs. So...
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HEA Renewal Faces Roadblocks
Although it has been billed as one of the top legislative tasks of the 108th U.S. Congress, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act may be postponed until next year due to stalled action in Congress and diversions posed by the upcoming presidential...
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In Search of Truth, on the Internet
Is it true? There's no more important question to ask yourself when you're online. Truth telling has never been a requirement to provide information online. Standards for accuracy, to a large extent, don't exist. As a general rule, the "real time"...
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IT Report Calls Attention to Minority-Serving Schools
In a study that builds upon the 2000 U.S. Department of Commerce funded National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) report on IT resources at historically Black colleges and universities, researchers with the Washington-based...
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Louisville President Increasing Security after Klan Activity on Campus
LOUISVILLE, KY. University of Louisville President James Ramsey told a closed-door campus meeting earlier this month about efforts to increase safety in the wake of Ku Klux Klan flier distributions. While Ramsey admitted he does not want the...
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Magic Johnson Foundation Opens Miami Community Tech Center
MIAMI The Magic Johnson Foundation and the Hewlett Packard (HP) company have dedicated yet another community technology facility aimed at bridging the digital divide with the opening of the 12th Magic Johnson/HP Inventor Center at the Mattie Koonce...
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Managed Care Organizations Shortchange Minority Medicaid Patients, Penn State Study Finds
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. Even when they are enrolled in the same Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), patients who are members of linguistic, racial or ethnic minorities report worse care than White English speakers, a Penn State-led study has...
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Minorities Have '50-50' Chance of Graduating High School, Study Finds
WASHINGTON Half or more of Black, Hispanic and American Indian youth in the United States are getting left behind before high-school graduation, according to a new study. The result is a "hidden crisis" that is obscured by regulations issued...
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More Than Child's Play: North Carolina Professor Explores the History of Dolls and Their Sociological Impact
For Dr. Sabrina Thomas, dolls are not just child's play. In fact, they are the subject of her research, which recently landed her a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thomas, an assistant professor of family and consumer...
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On the Right Path: Millersville President's Personal Commitment to Minority Student Recruitment, Retention Brings Her to Historic Post
At 150 years old, Millersville University is still making history. One of its defining moments came just one year ago when Dr. Francine McNairy was appointed as the first Black and first female president of the Pennsylvania college founded by six politically...
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President Bush Awards Harvard $107 Million in Africa AIDS Fight
WASHINGTON At a State Department press conference last month, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, Secretary of State Colin Powell and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Randall L. Tobias announced that the Harvard School...
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Shifting the Emphasis from Prison to Education: How Indiana Saved over $40 Million
States are facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Yet, despite these deficiencies in funds, state governors must assure their constituents that dangerous criminals will still be arrested, adjudicated and imprisoned. Experience...
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Something to Brag About
In 1993, as her nomination to a federal post faced a barrage of conservative criticism and mischaracterizations, Lani Guinier, both self-assured and certain, stood before a national audience with a simple request--to have a fair hearing and defend...
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Still Having Her Say: More Than a Decade after Becoming a Household Name, Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier Holds True to Her Beliefs, Principles
LANI GUINIER TITLE: Bennett Boskey Professor of Law. Harvard University Law School. Cambridge, Mass. EDUCATION: B.A., Radcliffe College, J.D., Yale University Law School BIRTHPLACE: New York City, N.Y. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Professional responsibility,...
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Struggling Morris Brown College Announces New President
ATLANTA Beset by financial and academic difficulties, struggling Morris Brown College turned to a familiar face in hopes of launching a new era at the historically Black school. Dr. Samuel D. Jolley, the school's president from 1993 to 1997,...
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