Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 17, October 15

ACE Report Urges Nontraditional Admissions Criteria
ACE Report Urges Nontraditional Admissions CriteriaWASHINGTON -- When it comes to admissions practices, the status quo has got to go. That was the core message of the American Council on Education's (ACE) latest status report highlighting progress in...
BI What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Opportunities The University of Missouri-Columbia opened the new home of its Black Culture Center last month with a celebration that included an African ritual. The center will feature classes, a lecture series, poetry...
California Regents Increase Outreach Budget
SAN FRANCISCO -- University of California (UC) regents adopted a budget last month that pumps nearly $40 million into outreach efforts aimed at shoring up enrollment of disadvantaged students in the post-affirmative action era. "This is not a marginal...
Celebrating Africana Studies
Celebrating Africana Studies: Program gets `coming out party' at New York UniversityNEW YORK -- In the 1960s, college administrations cobbled together piece-meal Black studies programs to placate African American students, inspired by Black Power and...
Congress Concludes Work on HEA Package
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Congress Concludes Work on HEA PackageLarger Pell Grants for needy students and new funding to encourage at-risk children to pursue a college education are among the highlights of a final House/ Senate agreement to reauthorize the...
Filling Technology's Massive Talent Group
Filling Technology's Massive Talent Gap: Technology partnership brings opportunities to students at Virginia HBCUsIn an unprecedented effort to answer the demand for skilled labor in Virginia's booming technology industry, entrepreneur Mark Warner has...
Final HEA Bill Helps Minority-Serving Institutions
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Final HEA Bill Helps Minority-Serving InstitutionsMinority-serving institutions, including historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), would realize gains through the new Higher Education Act bill, advocates say.HBCUs won...
Growing from the Center
Growing from the Center: Research centers abound on the nation's campuses, offering dynamic career opportunities for scholars at every levelDr. Pamela Taylor had no delusions about the difficulty of writing a social psychology dissertation in her last...
HBCUs in America's High-Tech Future
HBCUs in America's High-tech FutureBy the year 2010, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF), this country will need to produce 11,000 Ph.D.s in engineering and science annually. Concurrently, the annual Ph.D. shortfall could be about 9,600...
Lyrical, but Not Necessarily Musical
Lyrical, but Not Necessarily MusicalHaki R. Madhubuti initially made his reputation as a seminal Black Arts Movement poet during the late 1960s and early 1970s with books such as Don't Cry, Scream, and We Walk the Way of the New World. Since then, he...
Nike, HBCUs Strike Deal
Nike, HBCUs Strike Deal: Concerns and praise raised as history-making pact gets underwayWASHINGTON -- The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and sporting goods giant Nike announced last month, that they have signed a historic, three-year agreement...
Race Matters in Career Advancement
Race Matters in Career AdvancementA few weeks ago, I took my goddaughter, who is now a senior in high school, to visit a couple of college campuses. It was instructive for me to observe how this African American teenager -- who I should add scored a...
Sound Advice for the Classroom
THE LAST WORD: Sound Advice for the ClassroomToday's emphasis on the uses of computer technology and audio-visual materials in the classroom obscures an equally effective, cost-efficient means of communication: sound.In most classroom settings, the use...
Stewart to Resign from College Board
NEW YORK - Dr. Donald M. Stewart announced late last month that he will resign from his post as president of the College Board, effective September 1999. He also announced that he will spend the 1999-2000 academic year at Harvard University as a Visiting...
Suit Alleged Discrimination by Foreign-Born Doctors
WASHINGTON - The reinstatement of hospital privileges to Barbara D. Wesley, M.D. has resulted in the resignation of the Newton G. Osborne, M.D.. as chairman of Howard University Hospital's OB-GYN department and has drawn scrutiny from medical governing...
Tenure, Science, and Race Matters
Tenure, Science, and Race Matters: Dr. Stephen L. Mayo is the first African American to win tenure at the California Institute of Technology.For the first time in the 100-year history of what many consider the most elite technical university in the world,...
The Tough Sell
The Tough Sell: With the appointment of its first African American vice president, the University of Texas tries to overcome its legacy of minority exclusionWhen James ill graduated salutatorian from a segregated Austin high school in 1945, attending...
White Professors Win $2 Million Harassment Suit against Cheyney
PHILADELPHIA - Historically Black Cheyney University must pay two former White professors more than $2 million for forcing them out of their tenured jobs after they opposed the hiring of a Black professor, a federal jury has ruled. Fred Gentner and Robert...
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