Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 10, July 3

BI FORUM; Trick Words Hurt Affirmative Action
The minority community in America is paying close attention to two cities these days. One city is Ann Arbor, Mich., home of the University of Michigan and the other is Washington, D.C., home of the U.S. Supreme Court. The University of Michigan has come...
Bush's Commitment to Black Colleges Called into Question
New policy statement contradicts promises of increased federal funding, some sayAn obscure Bush administration document is becoming a flashpoint for debate over affirmative action and the White House commitment to Black colleges - a debate that is attracting...
Education Schools Are Outmoded, Panelists Say
WASHINGTONEducators at a recent forum debated whether education schools are preparing teachers to meet the goals their future employers have set for academic achievement.Several participants at the forum held by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative...
Everything You Wanted to Know about Graduate Education
A few editions ago, you had the opportunity to review the colleges and universities that confer the most baccalaureate degrees on students of color. In this last installment of the Top 100 degree producers for the year, we bring you the edition that...
Everything You Wanted to Know about Graduate Education
A few editions ago, you had the opportunity to review the colleges and universities that confer the most baccalaureate degrees on students of color. In this last installment of the Top 100 degree producers for the year, we bring you the edition that...
Finding the Key to Make a Difference
It took a late-night rerun of "Larry King Live" for me to learn about "The Key," a CD-ROM that encourages students who are interested in attending historically Black colleges. Distributed by Ember Media, in partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation...
Former UAB President Charges Age, Sex Bias in Lawsuit
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.Former University of Alabama at Birmingham President W. Ann Reynolds has sued the UA System board of trustees, charging she was ousted from her job because of her age and sex, and demanded back pay, compensatory damages and reinstatement.Reynolds...
Getting Smart about Higher Education Involves Doing Your Homework
So you've gotten the good news: "Overproduction" of Ph.D.s is, by and large, a myth. Many fields are experiencing painful shortages of Ph.D.s. Bioinformatics is one, notes Peter Syverson, vice president of research for the Council of Graduate Schools....
Hispanic Leaders Seek to Create 'New Era' of Higher Education Excellence
An expanded Pell Grant and greater financial aid access to immigrant students are among the major themes of a new package of Higher Education Act improvements proposed by Hispanic higher education leaders.As the U.S. Congress prepares to review HEA,...
Indiana University's Presidential Appointment Carries Historic Significance
BLOOMINGTON, IND.Dr. Adam W. Herbert received unanimous approval from the Indiana University Board of Trustees last month, making him the school's first Black president. He takes over Aug. 1.Herbert has 35 years of experience as a teacher, researcher...
Is There a Crisis in Graduate Education?: Sorting through the Myths and Realities
There's plenty of bad news circulating about graduate education. Critics claim the United States is overproducing Ph.D.s, churning them out in numbers that the academic job market can't possibly absorb. Combined with the rates of attrition, the ever-lengthening...
Is There a Crisis in Graduate Education? SORTING THROUGH THE MYTHS AND REALITIES
SORTING THROUGH THE MYTHS AND REALITIESThere's plenty of bad news circulating about graduate education. Critics claim the United States is overproducing Ph.D.s, churning them out in numbers that the academic job market can't possibly absorb. Combined...
LAST WORD; No Band, No Sound; Is This the HBCU Story?
I was excited when the movie "Drumline" was released. This movie was a celebration of historically Black colleges and universities, marching bands and African American culture. I was tickled to see some of my students who filled in as extras in the movie....
No Band, No Sound: Is This the HBCU Story?
I was excited when the movie "Drumline" was released. This movie was a celebration of historically Black colleges and universities, marching bands and African American culture. I was tickled to see some of my students who filled in as extras in the movie....
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Education Schools Are Outmoded, Panelists Say
Educators at a recent forum debated whether education schools are preparing teachers to meet the goals their future employers have set for academic achievement.Several participants at the forum held by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative...
Noteworthy News; Former UAB President Charges Age, Sex Bias in Lawsuit
Former University of Alabama at Birmingham President W. Ann Reynolds has sued the UA System board of trustees, charging she was ousted from her job because of her age and sex, and demanded back pay, compensatory damages and reinstatement.Reynolds reluctantly...
Noteworthy News; Indiana University's Presidential Appointment Carries Historic Significance
Dr. Adam W. Herbert received unanimous approval from the Indiana University Board of Trustees last month, making him the school's first Black president. He takes over Aug. 1.Herbert has 35 years of experience as a teacher, researcher and college administrator....
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Survey; Most Support a Diverse College Campus, but Not Admissions by Race Alone
Anew national survey finds that public opinion on racial considerations in college admissions shows that most Americans support having a diverse collegiate population, but do not feel that race alone should be a factor.The survey, conducted by Marist...
Noteworthy News; Survey Reveals Record Numbers of Students Involved in Service
A survey released last month by Campus Compact found that students at American colleges and universities are engaging in community service in record numbers. Campus support of service efforts is also on the rise. Results show a steady increase in both...
On the Job Market
Newly minted Ph.D. shares her experiences, advice on finding that coveted first academic job.In these lean economic times, everyone is feeling the pressure to obtain full-time employment and the world of academia is no different. For a new Ph.D., securing...
On the Job Market; Newly Minted Ph.D. Shares Her Experiences, Advice on Finding That Coveted First Academic Job
In these lean economic times, everyone is feeling the pressure to obtain full-time employment and the world of academia is no different. For a new Ph.D., securing a position in academia is becoming increasingly complicated. As both public and private...
Saving Lives by Saving Time
MARYLAND DOCTORAL STUDENT WORKS ON FILLING DEMAND FOR RAPID, HIGHLY SENSITIVE DIAGNOSTIC TESTSCOLLEGE PARK, MD.One University of Maryland graduate student's research could save lives by saving time. Angela Hodge Miller, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in electrical...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION; Finding the Key to Make a Difference
It took a late-night rerun of "Larry King Live" for me to learn about "The Key," a CD-ROM that encourages students who are interested in attending historically Black colleges. Distributed by Ember Media, in partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation...
Strayer University, AT&T Partner to Offer Employees College Study Options
ARLINGTON, VA.Strayer University, a for-profit multi-campus university specializing in the working adult academic market, has announced an agreement with AT&T Corp. that offers AT&T employees the opportunity to earn college degrees through Strayer...
Survey: Most Support a Diverse College Campus, but Not Admissions by Race Alone
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.A new national survey finds that public opinion on racial considerations in college admissions shows that most Americans support having a diverse collegiate population, but do not feel that race alone should be a factor.The survey,...
Survey Reveals Record Numbers of Students Involved in Service
PROVIDENCE, R.I.A survey released last month by Campus Compact found that students at American colleges and universities are engaging in community service in record numbers. Campus support of service efforts is also on the rise. Results show a steady...
Taking Care of Business
Commitment to faculty, students and fund raising brings Florida State dean early legacy of successTALLAHASSEE, FLA.One morning about three years ago, Dr. Melvin Stith brushed past a student who seemed to need assistance in his outer office. When the...
Taking Care of Business; Commitment to Faculty, Students and Fund Raising Brings Florida State Dean Early Legacy of Success
One morning about three years ago, Dr. Melvin Stith brushed past a student who seemed to need assistance in his outer office. When the dean of the Florida State University College of Business stopped to ask the young man if he could help him, the student...
TECH TALK; Strayer University, AT&T Partner to Offer Employees College Study Options
Strayer University, a for-profit multi-campus university specializing in the working adult academic market, has announced an agreement with AT&T Corp. that offers AT&T employees the opportunity to earn college degrees through Strayer University...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
In this year's issue, we take a closer look at the proportionate representation of students of color among graduate and professional degrees by field of study. The results are shown separately for master's degrees (Table 1), doctoral degrees (Table 2)...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
In this year's issue, we take a closer look at the proportionate representation of students of color among graduate and professional degrees by field of study. The results are shown separately for master's degrees (Table 1), doctoral degrees (Table 2)...
Trick Words Hurt Affirmative Action
The minority community in America is paying close attention to two cities these days. One city is Ann Arbor, Mich., home of the University of Michigan and the other is Washington, D.C., home of the U.S. Supreme Court. The University of Michigan has come...
University of Alabama Honors Civil Rights Pioneers
TUSCALOOSA, ALA.Forty years after Vivian Malone Jones walked past Gov. George Wallace and into history as one of the first Blacks to attend the University of Alabama, she said she has forgiven Wallace for trying to stop her, but can never forget.The...
WASHINGTON UPDATE; Hispanic Leaders Seek to Create `New Era' of Higher Education Excellence
An expanded Pell Grant and greater financial aid access to immigrant students are among the major themes of a new package of Higher Education Act improvements proposed by Hispanic higher education leaders.As the U.S. Congress prepares to review HEA,...
Web Site Links EPA, Private Industry
WHEELING, W.VA.Businesses in the United States can gain access to more than $500 million in annual Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research & Development through a new Web site. The site, <www.nttc.edu/etprogram>, offers information on...
'What Does It Take to Get There?'
... 'GRADUATE DEGREE/ MANY CONCLUDE, AS A WEAK JOB MARKET HAS STUDENTS FLOCKING TO GRADUATE SCHOOLS DESPITE LIMITED FINANCIAL AIDObra Hackett has a common-sense exercise for undergraduates weighing the choice between graduate school and a job. "Write...
'What Does It Take to Get There?' 'A GRADUATE DEGREE,' MANY CONCLUDE, AS A WEAK JOB MARKET HAS STUDENTS FLOCKING TO GRADUATE SCHOOLS DESPITE LIMITED FINANCIAL AID
Obra Hackett has a common-sense exercise for undergraduates weighing the choice between graduate school and a job. "Write the year 2023 on a piece of paper," Jackson State University's career counseling director tells students, and then asks, "Where...
When Interests, Expectations Collide
Who says the path to the Ph.D. has to be universal?Two years ago, I was a Semifinalist for the Walt Whitman Award. And for that brief period between the time I was told my little book had survived a cut from nearly 1,200 to less than 40 manuscripts and...
Where to Get the Best Deal on a PC
Along with how to best use computers, knowing what, when and where to buy them is at the essence of what people want to learn about PCs. Deciding where to buy can be no less tricky than it is in other buying decisions, with new options available to save...
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