Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 6, May 5

Affirmative Action for Men?
Contrary to Larry Summers' notion that women don't have good sense (at least when it comes to math and science) men are the minority of undergraduate college students, at least in aggregate terms. For example, 71.6 percent of female 2004 high-school...
African-American Photo Collection Reveals a Forgotten Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES Discarded images of a bygone era chronicle a vibrant African-American culture, providing a key resource for scholars focused on race relations in the City of Angels. The images are of smiling, affluent African-American Angelinos in...
Berkeley Chancellor Vows to Increase Minority Enrollment: Birgeneau Shocked to Find No Black Students Enrolled in Engineering Program Last Fall
BERKELEY, CALIF. The chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley says Black and Hispanic enrollment on campus is shockingly low, and he doesn't think that's what voters intended when they banned affirmative action. Chancellor Robert...
Black Coaches Are Ready, Willing ... and Still Waiting: By All Accounts, There Is No Shortage of Qualified Black Coaches to Lead Division I Teams, So Why Are There So Few?
It seems those who have a say in Division I-A athletic personnel matters--athletic directors, booster club leaders--haven't heard the news. There are plenty of qualified Black football and basketball coaches ready to step up and report to work. ...
Black Entrepreneur Gives $10 Million to University of Southern California
LOS ANGELES Los Angeles entrepreneur Janice Bryant Howroyd has given $10 million to support student aid programs in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. "My girl is meant to support Dean Aoun's vision of what USC will become," Howroyd...
Catching Up with ... Joyce Ladner
From her late teenage years as a civil rights activist to an interim presidency at Howard University, Dr. Joyce A. Ladner has lived as heroic and accomplished a life as any scholar of her generation. A 1964 graduate of Tougaloo College, Ladner, in...
Commencement 2005 Speakers
The University of Akron School of Law (Ohio) Dennis Wayne Archer President, American Bar Association, and former mayor of Detroit Aquinas College (Mich.) Bruce Cole Eighth Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities Ashland...
Duke to Streamline iPod Program
DURHAM, N.C. Duke University distributed an Apple iPod digital music player to each of the 1,600 incoming first-year students last fall. This coming fall, however, the school plans to hand out the popular devices only to students who enroll in courses...
Education Office Warns of Breach in Student-Loan Records
Internal controls over the processing of student loans works well enough. But a problem could arise because of incompatible recordkeeping systems. Or so concluded the Department of Education's Inspector General's office after an examination of the...
Ending Subjugation: Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, Activist, Scholar and Egyptian Presidential Candidate, Has Long Been a Voice for Arab Women's Rights
Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, a leading contemporary Egyptian feminist, physician and dissentient writer, has long been a powerful voice speaking out in support of women's rights, particularly in the Arab world. By 1980, her long fight for Egyptian women's...
From Footnote to Front Page: Time Is of the Essence in the Study, Legislation and Preservation of Gullah/Geechee Culture, and Grass-Roots Activists Are Leading the Way
For generations, scholars theorized that Gullah/Geechee language and culture originated among populations of Africans enslaved on South Carolina and Georgia rice plantations. But some of them also maintained that the culture could only be found in...
Gates to Step Down as African-American Studies Chairman at Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. said in April that he will resign as chairman of the African and African-American studies department in 2006 but intends to remain at the university. Gates, 54, said his plan is not...
Howard University Alumni Art Exhibit Touts Eight Decades of Talent
WASHINGTON Howard University recently unveiled the largest alumni art exhibit in its history. The exhibit, featuring the work of 122 recognized artists, will run until May 29 in the university's Gallery of Art. The collection represents diverse...
Journalists of Color Work toward Increasing Newsroom Diversity
ARLINGTON, VA. UNITY: Journalists of Color is challenging each of the 743 members of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)--some 265 of whom gathered in April for ASNE's annual conference--to take bold action in diversfying their newsrooms....
Pell Grant Data Incomplete, Report Says
No one knows how big a dent Pell Grants are making in the nation's need for college financing. Though the federal government spends more than $12 billion a year for the grants, it doesn't collect data on how many eligible students don't apply. And...
Report Finds Flaws in Education Department's Audit Follow-Ups
Academic institutions that misuse federal money have historically gotten away with at least some of their misdeeds. The Department of Education's Inspector General's office has shown that this is at least in part due to shoddy follow-up procedures...
Rising Costs, Raising Profiles
You know things are bad when certain colleges are considered a "best value" with a $40,000-a-year price tag, as was written about a small New England college recently. Who can afford college at that price? Very few. It's hard to imagine college tuition...
Running Your Own Online Discussion Groups
At their best, online discussion groups expand your business and social contacts, exposing you to information and opinion you wouldn't find otherwise, as well as worldwide camaraderie. In one discussion group I frequent, however, the camaraderie was...
South Carolina Study: Domestic Violence Prevalent among Hispanics
COLUMBIA, S.C. Some 70 percent of Hispanic women surveyed in South Carolina say they are victims of domestic violence, according to studies by researchers at the University of South Carolina. It's a serious problem in South Carolina's growing...
The Adult Learner: Here to Stay
All too often, adult learning programs are marginalized, neglected and ultimately left out of a college or university's mission. And when these programs are fortunate enough to be included in an institution's mission, they are treated as peripheral...
The Costly College Game: How Will Low-Income Students Attain Degrees When Tuitions Continue to Increase and Customary Sources of Financial Aid Remain Stagnant?
The strong urgings of family, economists and educators have been heard: Students in record numbers have picked up the challenge of higher education and are headed for college. And leading the march through the college gates have been young men and...