Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 7, May 28

Anti-Affirmative Action Bill Defeated
The House of Representatives this month defeated an attempt to implement a Proposition 209-like proposal that would have imposed a similar anti-affirmative action law on the nation. Following heated debates the House defeated an amendment by Rep. Frank...
Bluefield State College Strikes Agreement with Feds: Discrimination Investigation Closed after School Pledges to Change Its Ways
Bluefield State College Strikes Agreement With Feds: Discrimination investigation closed after school pledges to change its waysThe U.S. Department of Education has reached an agreement with Bluefield State College resolving a racial discrimination and...
Bostonians Squabble over Headline
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., is all over the place. He was a consultant to the movie Amistad and is a writer for .`Veu, Yorker magazine, the featured guest in a BBC series on Africa, a book author, a department chairperson. and a professor. Described by...
Census Bureau Goes to School: New Partnerships with Minority-Serving Institutions Are Designed to Improve the Count While Training Young Scientists
Census Bureau Goes to School: New partnerships with minority-serving institutions are designed to improve the count while training young scientistsWASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Census Bureau is teaming up with six minority-serving higher education institutions...
Climbing to the Top: Presidential Routes
Experts agree that one of the biggest reasons African Americans are underrepresented in college presidencies is that historically they have not been exposed to the programs that lead to the pipeline. This holds for two-year and four-year institutions....
Hopwood Appeal May Be Dependent on Morales
ODESSA, Texas - The University of Texas (UT) Board of Regents, earlier this month, filed an appeal with the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the 1996 Hopwood decision that led to the dismantling of affirmative action at Texas state universities....
House Approves HEA Plan
After casting aside plans to limit affirmative action, the House of Representatives this month approved a massive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) with new money for Pell Grants and the creation of a "super" Pell Grant for the most talented...
Letters to the Editor
Providing a 'Helpful' Tool Dear Editor: I just wanted to tell you that I enjoy your publication very much and find it very useful. Although I am no longer in the education side of government, the magazine continues to be helpful and I refer to its articles...
Police Investigate Missing EOP Funds at San Francisco State
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The district attorney's office here is investigating the possible embezzlement of at least $140,000 from a popular program at San Francisco State University that assists approximately 2,700 disadvantaged students and underrepresented...
Powerful Sisters
As the female and African American chancellor of her district, Del M. Anderson of the City College of San Francisco says she has frequently been called over the years to be part of various organications and causes. "You get calledf on to do a lot of...
Scholars Say !Basta! [Enough] to Chicano/Latino President Shortage
Efforts are underway to create a new pipline to reverse shrinking representation The current shortage of presidents of color at colleges and universities in the United States is here to stay, say some higher education experts. That is, unless some kind...
Scholars Say !Basta! to Chicano/Latino President Shortage
Scholars Say !Basta! to Chicano/Latino President ShortageThe current shortage presidents of color at colleges and universities in the United States is here to stay, say some higher education experts. That is, unless some kind of intervention is applied....
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Bostonians Squabble over Headline
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Bostonians Squabble Over HeadlineDr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., is all over the place. He was a consultant to the movie Amistad and is a writer for New Yorker magazine, the featured guest in a BBC series on Africa, a book author, a...
THE LAST WORD: Type (of Jobs and Institutions) Casting for Women Presidents
THE LAST WORD: Type (of Jobs and Institutions) Casting for Women PresidentsThe just-released American Council on Education report, The American College President, found that there were no gains in the number of presidencies for African Americans. Research...
Type (of Jobs and Institutions) Casting for Women Presidents
The just-released American Council on Education report, The American College President found that there were no gains in the number of presidencies for African Americans. Research that I conducted in the spring of 1996 on data collected from African...
`Unseen' Danger
`Unseen' DangerA few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to teach at several high schools in New Jersey. Once again, I was disappointed with American public school education. Our society seems to be failing the majority of our young people. Who is to blame?...
'Unseen' Danger
A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind Broadway Books, 1998 New York 372 pages Hard cover $25 A few weeks ago. I had the opportunity to teach at several high schools in New Jersey. Once again, I was disappointed with American public school education. Our...
Washington UPDATE: Anti-Affirmative Action Bill Defeated
Washington UPDATE: Anti-Affirmative Action Bill DefeatedThe House of Representatives this month defeated an attempt to implement a Proposition 209-like proposal that would have imposed a similar anti-affirmative action law on the nation.Following heated...
Washington UPDATE: House Approves HEA Plan
Washington UPDATE: House Approves HEA PlanAfter casting aside plans to limit affirmative action, the House of Representatives this month approved a massive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) with new money for Pell Grants and the creation...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Opportunities Simmons College has established three new programs - an African American studies department, a women's studies department, and a graduate program in gender/ cultural studies. The African American studies...
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