Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 21, December 11

A Pair Deals Seven of a Kind
A Pair Deals Seven Of a Kind: Educational Preparation And Poise Result in Historic DeliveryDes Moines, Iowa - You could feel the surprise and excitement. Not just because medical history had been made with the birth of the first known surviving septuplets,...
A Prescription for Participation
A Prescription for Participation: Diabetes Study Helping African Americans of Ethnic Medical ResearchThey don't want to take pills. They're unwilling to participate in randomized trials. They are reluctant to take a chance." says Robert Ratner, M.D.,...
Bailing out Piscataway School Board: Civil Rights Groups Avoid Possibility of Allowing Supreme Court to Make "Bad Law"
Bailing Out Piscataway School Board: Civil Rights Groups Avoid Possibility of Allowing Supreme Court to Make "Bad Law"The settlement of a New Jersey reverse discrimination case by civil rights groups has headed off a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling...
Bill Targets Reporting of Campus Hate Crimes
Washington UPDATE: Bill Targets Reporting of Campus Hate CrimesColleges and universities would have to report more types of incidents of hate crime under legislation proposed in the Senate in November.Higher education institutions currently must collect...
Christmas Stories "In the Tradition"
Christmas Stories "In the Tradition"A well-known West African proverb states: "Only when lions have historians will hunters stop being heroes."After reading A Treasury of African-American Christmas Stories, there is no doubt that Temple University Historian...
Drug Testing Proposed for Louisiana's State Colleges
BATON ROUGE, La. - A governor's task force here is recommending that state officials explore the possibility of random drug-testing for all students attending state colleges and universities. Under a law passed earlier this year with the support of Gov....
Grants & Awards
The Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) has awarded five collaboration grants total ling over $248,0000 to seventeen of its member institutions. The grants, funded by Ameritech Distance Collaboration Grants Program, were as follows: Connecticut...
Less Sugar & More of the Sweet Life: The Diabetes Prevention Program
WASHINGTON - The Diabetes Prevention Program(DPP) is a research study being conducted at twenty-five medical centers around the country. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases...
March Planned to Support Affirmative Action
March Planned to Support Affirmative Action: Latino Law Students And Professors Confront Threat Of Limited AccessALBEQUERQUE, N.M. -- A gathering here last month of organizations representing Latino law students agreed to form a national organization...
President's Discussion Avoids Proposition 209, Hopwood
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - President Bill Clinton's racial advisory board explored the diversity of college campuses last month without taking on the prickly subject of affirmative action. The board chairman said the panel's work is larger than that single...
Sallie Mae Stops Issuing Consolidation Loans
Washington UPDATE: Sallie Mae Stops Issuing Consolidation LoansCollege students searching for lower monthly repayments of their student loans face greater uncertainty now that a major financial player has stopped issuing consolidation loans because of...
Scheduled End of Default-Rate Exemption Poses Problems for Some HBCUs
Washington UPDATE: Scheduled End of Default-Rate Exemption Poses Problem for Some HBCUsAt least historically ten Black colleges and universities have loan default rates that could cost them access to financial aid programs if not for an HBCU exemption...
The Shifting Terrain of Welfare Reform
The Shifting Terrain Of Welfare Reform: Educational Advocates for Low-Income Students Looking for Solid GroundFor hundreds of thousands of the nation's poor adults, community colleges have long delivered their best chance for gaining sufficient education...
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