Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 9, June 17

A Delayed Victory
THE LATEST NEWS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRYSouthern University awards student protesters honorary degrees nearly 50 years after expulsionBATON ROUGE, LA.Forty-four years after expelling them for participating in sit-ins at three racially segregated restaurants,...
A Look at HBCU Philanthropists
* Dr. Rufus G. Pettis, president and CEO of Distinctive Specialties Inc., president of the R.G. Pettis Real Estate Investment Group, and retired professor of mathematics and department chair at Johnson C. Smith University, for a gift of $125,000 to Benedict...
'Change Takes Time'
WHILE THE NAMES HAVE CHANGED - AND SOME OF THE LAWS - MANY AGE-OLD DEBATES IN HIGHER EDUCATION HAVE REMAINED THE SAME OVER THE PAST 20 YEARSIn the 1980s, a Republican president led a defense build-up in response to foreign crises, and his education secretary...
Commentary: The State of Latino Education: A War against Ignorance
The population of Latinos in the United States has skyrocketed to approximately 40 million, and they've begun to move into virtually every state in the union, particularly into the Midwest, Northwest and Southeast. Yet, with the exception of many schools...
Conservative Scholars Ponder K-12 Education
THE LATEST NEWS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRYConference highlights include discussions of public school reform, closing racial achievement gapNEW YORKDuring the week the nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Brown...
Creating New Alumni
Boston-based group increases awareness of HBCUs among area teensToday, some of the most passionate praise for the nation's historically Black colleges and universities is not only emerging from a region where none exist, but from some of its newest alumni."I...
Doing More with Less
DESPITE HAVING FEWER RESOURCES, HBCUS HAVE OUTPACED MAJORITY INSTITUTIONS IN PRODUCING BLACK PROFESSIONALS, BUT EXPERTS SAY STRONG LEADERSHIP WILL BE THE KEY TO THEIR LONG-TERM SURVIVALSince their founding in segregation, the nation's historically Black...
'Educate, Don't Segregate'
TWENTY LEGAL AND LEGISLATIVE MILESTONES IN HIGHER EDUCATIONThis timeline reflects some of the most significant legal and legislative milestones that have influenced higher education almost as long as Black Issues In Higher Education has been in print....
Giants in the Classroom
TWENTY INFLUENTIAL SCHOLARS WHOSE WORK HAS INSPIRED OTHERS AND MADE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ACADEMYOver the past two decades, Black Issues' writers and editors have featured hundreds, perhaps thousands, of faculty in the magazine's stories and interviews....
In Their Own Words
Q: Research has shown that women don't forge the aspiration to become a college president as early as men do. When did you realize you were on the path to top leadership?Dr. Johnnetta Cole"I knew quite early what leadership was and that I would become...
Looking toward the Future
NEW RESEARCH HELPS BLACK SORORITIES AND FRATERNITIES CONSIDER NEW GOVERNING STRUCTURES FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARSAmerica's Black college-based fraternity and sorority movement is rapidly approaching two historic milestones. Next year will mark the 75th anniversary...
Not Your Father's Community College
NEW PROGRAMS, INCREASED VISIBILITY BOOST TWO-YEAR INSTITUTIONS' APPEALPublic perception of community colleges has improved so much in the past two decades that they are no longer regarded as higher education's last resort. Many two-year schools have...
On | the Move
DR. BELINDA C. ANDERSON has been named president of Virginia Union University. Anderson, who had been sewing as interim president since last year, joined Virginia Union in 2000 as vice president for academic affairs. She earned a bachelor's and master's...
On the RIGHT PATH
OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE STUDENTS RECEIVING DEGREESAccounting for only 1 percent of the total U.S. population, American Indians have a 60 percent...
Riding the Crest of a Wave
ONE OF BLACK ISSUES' FIRST WRITERS REFLECTS ON THE GROWTH OF A WELL-TIMED PUBLICATIONIt's always fun to ride the crest of a wave. As one of the first writers at Black Issues In Higher Education, I quickly realized the publication had impeccable timing,...
The Best Is Yet to Come
WOMEN OF COLOR HAVE RISEN TO THE TOP RANKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, AND OBSERVERS AGREE THAT MORE LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE ON THE HORIZONIn some ways the picture for women of color in higher education leadership has never looked brighter. "We have Ruth...
Where the Boys Aren't
THE DECLINE OF BLACK MALES IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES HAS SOCIOLOGISTS AND EDUCATORS CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITYThe opposition to Negro education in the South was at first bitter ... for the South believed an educated...
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