Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 9, June 19

An Eclectic Mix: From Affirmative Action to Mali
As we await the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action, along with the rest of the higher education community, we decided to use what could be our last edition before the Court delivers a ruling this summer to explore "class-based" or economic...
An Eclectic Mix: From Affirmative Action to Mali
As we await the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action, along with the rest of the higher education community, we decided to use what could be our last edition before the Court delivers a ruling this summer to explore "class-based" or economic...
An Era of Change
Diversity and Motivation:Culturally Responsive TeachingBy Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery B. GinsbergJohn Wiley & Sons, Jan. 2003(second edition), 384 pp.,$27.00 paperback, ISBN 0-7879-6742-4Many of my colleagues and I have been teaching for at...
Babson College, HBCU Consortium to Develop Entrepreneurship Curriculum
WELLESLEY, MASS.Babson College and four historically Black colleges and universities have formed a partnership to support entrepreneurship initiatives. Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, North Carolina A&T and Southern University will work...
BI BOOKSHELF; an Era of Change
Many of my colleagues and I have been teaching for at least 20 years. We have adjusted to larger classes, and to more foreign students with minimal English skills. We have learned the names of new rock stars and realize that our young students no longer...
Bill Supports Graduate Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions
New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would provide funding for Hispanic-serving colleges and universities with graduate programs.HSI leaders have long identified a priority to obtain federal funding for graduate education. Colleges could...
Black College Panel Undergoes Change
Co-chair resigns; Education Department names new leadershipThe co-chair of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has resigned, setting the stage for changes on this federal panel that advises the administration...
Class-Based Affirmative Action
Battle over race-conscious approaches pushes idea to the surfaceIn an effort to highlight and promote race-neutral approaches to college and graduate school admissions at competitive institutions, the Bush administration has recently put a bright spotlight...
Class-Based AFFIRMATIVE ACTION; Battle over Race-Conscious Approaches Pushes Idea to the Surface
In an effort to highlight and promote race-neutral approaches to college and graduate school admissions at competitive institutions, the Bush administration has recently put a bright spotlight on the idea of class-based or economic affirmative action....
Clinton Criticizes Bush's Handling of Domestic Issues during Tougaloo Commencement Speech
JACKSON, MISS.Former President Bill Clinton accused President Bush of spending more time fighting the war on terrorism than on domestic issues during a commencement speech at Tougaloo College."I supported the president when he asked for authority to...
From Timbuktu to Washington, D.C
SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS MALI'S INTELLECTUAL ROOTS, CULTURAL TRADITIONSWASHINGTONAn important center of learning where Islamic and West African scholars met and attracted thousands of students around West Africa to come and study, Timbuktu has...
From Timbuktu to Washington, D.C.; SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS MALI'S INTELLECTUAL ROOTS, CULTURAL TRADITIONS
An important center of learning where Islamic and West African scholars met and attracted thousands of students around West Africa to come and study, Timbuktu has recently become a major area of academic study. And Washington's Smithsonian Institution...
Georgia Regents Push to Increase Black Male Enrollment
ATLANTAPeer pressure and lack of parental support are among the reasons fewer Black men than Black women choose to attend college, Georgia's Board of Regents was told last month in a report examining the phenomenon and suggesting ways to correct it.Another...
Howard University Looks to Create DNA Bank
WASHINGTONHoward University hopes to create the nation's largest bank of DNA from Black Americans with the aim of studying genes involved in diseases that disproportionately strike Blacks.The DNA bank isn't funded yet, but the university announced last...
LAST WORD; Teaching DuBois at the Right Moment
This has been a deliberate semester. I teach an honors freshman English course at Morgan State University in Baltimore, where there has been a semester-long celebration of W.E.B. Du Bois' seminal work The Souls of Black Folk. The text is an outstanding...
Learning the Lingo of the Electronic Age
As if the world of computers and the Internet isn't difficult enough, it also comes with its own vocabulary. Just as with any other field, you can't walk the walk unless you talk the talk.Acronyms, jargon and buzzwords serve several purposes. They condense...
Legendary Florida A&M Business Dean Set to Retire
Dr. Sybil Mobley is recognized by many as a trailblazer in business educationAfter spending the last four decades at the helm of Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry (SBI), and creating a new standard for business programs around...
Lowest-Ever Loan Rates to Make College More Affordable
WASHINGTONU.S. Education Secretary Roderick Paige promised financial relief to millions of students and borrowers struggling to pay college tuition bills when he announced last month that federal student loan interest rates will drop to the historic...
Magic Johnson Foundation, HP Open Tech Center in Michigan
LANSING, MICH.Aiming to push community-based technology as a means to bridge the digital divide, the Hewlett-Packard company and the Magic Johnson Foundation have opened the 11th Magic Johnson HP Inventor Center at the Black Child and Family Institute...
Million-Dollar Black College Donors Honored
ATLANTAFour prominent African American alumni of historically Black colleges and universities were honored for their generous gifts to their alma maters last month during a ceremony at the Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta.Dr. Wendell Cox of...
Minority Women See Advancement through Information Technology
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.When compared to middle class and professional minority women, poor minority women have higher expectations for social and economic advancement through opportunities in information technology (IT), including escaping poverty as a...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Babson College, HBCU Consortium to Develop Entrepreneurship Curriculum
Babson College and four historically Black colleges and universities have formed a partnership to support entrepreneurship initiatives Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, North Carolina A&T and Southern University will work with Babson to...
Noteworthy News; Clinton Criticizes Bush's Handling of Domestic Issues during Tougaloo Commencement Speech
Former President Bill Clinton accused President Bush of spending more time fighting the war on terrorism than on domestic issues during a commencement speech at Tougaloo College."I supported the president when he asked for authority to stand up against...
Noteworthy News; Georgia Regents Push to Increase Black Male Enrollment
Peer pressure and lack of parental support are among the reasons fewer Black men than Black women choose to attend college, Georgia's Board of Regents was told last month in a report examining the phenomenon and suggesting ways to correct it.Another...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Howard University Looks to Create DNA Bank
Howard University hopes to create the nation's largest bank of DNA from Black Americans with the aim of studying genes involved in diseases that disproportionately strike Blacks.The DNA bank isn't funded yet, but the university announced last month that...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Legendary Florida A&M Business Dean Set to Retire
After spending the last four decades at the helm of Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry (SBI), and creating a new standard for business programs around the country, Dr. Sybil Mobley says it's time for her to go.Dean Mobley transformed...
Noteworthy News; Million-Dollar Black College Donors Honored
Four prominent African American alumni of historically Black colleges and universities were honored for their generous gifts to their alma maters last month during a ceremony at the Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta.Dr. Wendell Cox of Detroit,...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Ole Miss Acquires Unique Drums from Ghana
Music lessons at the University of Mississippi are about to become even more dynamic, thanks to a recently acquired, hand-carved dram set from West Africa.Intricately decorated and culturally rich, the 15 drams are native to the Ewe of southeastern Ghana....
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Southern Law Center's Increasing White Enrollment Concerns Lawmaker
One of the most powerful African Americans in the Louisiana Legislature is warning that historically Black Southern University Law Center may be turning too White.Caucasian students accounted for 33 percent of the Baton Rouge law school's total enrollment...
Ole Miss Acquires Unique Drums from Ghana
UNIVERSITY, MISS.Music lessons at the University of Mississippi are about to become even more dynamic, thanks to a recently acquired, hand-carved drum set from West Africa.Intricately decorated and culturally rich, the 15 drums are native to the Ewe...
Southern Law Center's Increasing White Enrollment Concerns Lawmaker
BATON ROUGE, LA.One of the most powerful African Americans in the Louisiana Legislature is warning that historically Black Southern University Law Center may be turning too White.Caucasian students accounted for 33 percent of the Baton Rouge law school's...
Teaching Du Bois at the Right Moment
This has been a deliberate semester. I teach an honors freshman English course at Morgan State University in Baltimore, where there has been a semester-long celebration of W.E.B. Du Bois' seminal work The Souls of Black Folk. The text is an outstanding...
TECH TALK; Minority Women See Advancement through Information Technology
When compared to middle class and professional minority women, poor minority women have higher expectations for social and economic advancement through opportunities in information technology (IT), including escaping poverty as a step to upward mobility,...
WASHINGTON UPDATE; Black College Panel Undergoes Change
The co-chair of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has resigned, setting the stage for changes on this federal panel that advises the administration on Black college policy.Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, Tuskegee...
What's in a Name?
STUDY SHOWS THAT WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION BEGINS LONG BEFORE THE JOB SEEKER SHOWS UP FOR AN INTERVIEWThinking of naming your child Keisha or Aisha? How about Rasheed or Tremayne? African American parents across the nation may have to think again, as...
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