Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 26, February 13

Advocates Call for Increased Awareness of Financial Aid. (Noteworthy News)
RESTON, VA. With the rising cost of college tuition making national news, financial aid initiatives and studies are taking center stage. Lower-income families, who most need information about financial aid for college, have the least information...
A Timeless Legacy: Celebrating 100 Years of W.E.B. Du Bois' the Souls of Black Folk. (A Salute to Black History Month)
Here's a little known fact worth savoring on the centennial of the publication of The Souls of Black Folk: Its author, the restlessly brilliant and relentlessly controversial Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, was at Tuskegee University when the...
A Tribute to Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950). (A Salute to Black History Month)
Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson is one of the most important but largely overlooked figures in American history. He challenged conventional wisdom, questioned authority and sought equity. As a result of Woodson's scholarly contributions and activism, Negro...
Budget Impasse Continues with New Threat of Cuts. (Washington Update)
The four-month stalemate on a 2003 federal education budget could leave many higher education programs at risk of across-the-board budget cuts. Many programs would face an immediate 2.9 percent across-the-board spending cut if a plan from Senate...
College Freshmen Spent Less Time Studying and More Time Surfing the Net, UCLA Study Reveals. (Noteworthy News)
LOS ANGELES Freshmen are spending less time studying or doing homework and more time using the Internet in the year prior to entering college, according to the results of UCLA's annual survey of the nation's students entering undergraduate classes...
Data Recovery Firms to the Rescue. (Personal Computing)
What's the worst thing that could happen to your computer? It could crash, destroy your data, and--if the computer plays a key role in your business--force you into bankruptcy. The above may sound unrealistically bleak and sensationalistic, but...
Educators, Activists Criticize Bush's Position on Affirmative Action. (Washington Update)
Political fallout continues from the Bush administration's recent stance on the University of Michigan affirmative action case, as groups representing African Americans and Hispanics strongly criticized the White House decision to oppose the university's...
Experts Call for New Higher Education Research Agenda. (Noteworthy News)
PALO ALTO, CALIF. Although more people than ever have access to American institutions of higher learning, a new report says research is needed to examine what educational programs are offered at colleges and what students actually learn. The...
It's Time to Be Honest about Our Nation's Past. (Last Word)
As many commentators have observed in the 15 months since the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, voices critical of the American government often have been condemned or silenced. For example, on various campuses, professors report that they have been...
Keeping a Legacy from Crumbling. (A Salute to Black History Month)
WASHINGTON In 2001, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the former home of the late Dr. Carter G. Woodson on its annual list of the most endangered historic places in the United States--an ironic fate for a place connected to the...
Nation's Public Schools Have Become Resegregated, Study Finds. (Noteworthy News)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Public schools are slipping back into racial segregation, according to a study by The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. Released last month on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the nationwide analysis of enrollments...
Paving the Way into Technology Transfer. (Tech Talk)
As a graduate student in computer science, Monica Williams is intent on having a career that gets her into the senior management ranks of the companies for which she will work. In the spring of 2001, near the end of her first year of graduate studies...
Remembering the Souls. (Editor's Note)
It wasn't difficult coming up with a theme for our annual Black History Month edition. Because the 100th anniversary of the publication of W.E.B. Du Bois' classic essay collection, The Souls of Black Folk, has generated a groundswell of scholarly activity...
Students Disciplined in Mississippi Graffiti Incident. (Noteworthy News)
OXFORD, Miss. Three University of Mississippi students have been placed on probation and ordered to perform community service and write research papers for their role in a racial graffiti incident in a campus residence hall last November (see Black...
The Art and Science of College Admissions. (Speaking of Education)
President George W. Bush says he thinks the University of Michigan's affirmative action plan is "divisive" and a "de facto quota system" because it admits students solely on the basis of race. Either President Bush is woefully misinformed or he has...
Universities, Students Show Support for Morris Brown College. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has received approximately 60 letters asking its board members to give Morris Brown College more time to fix its problems, says the association's executive director, Dr. James T. Rogers. ...
Virginia Tech Professor's Books Challenge Appalachian Myths. (Noteworthy News)
BLACKSBURG, VA. According to conventional wisdom, residents of Appalachia had few slaves, and the slaves who did live in the region received better treatment than their counterparts in the Deep South. Virginia Tech sociologist Dr. Wilma Dunaway...