Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 18, October 25

Attorney to Pursue Racial Profiling Case, despite High Court Ruling
An attorney says a group of young African American men will pursue their legal battle accusing the police and State University of New York at Oneonta officials of racial profiling. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would not hear...
Black College Reunion Brings Millions to Daytona Area, Expert Says
The Black College Reunion generates $145 million in economic activity for the Daytona Beach, Fla., region, according to an economist's studies. The three-day event, which brings as many as 100,000 spring breakers from historically Black colleges across...
Dear BI Career Consultants
In the wake of recent court decisions undermining the role of race in college admission policies, what can I, as a director of admissions, do to help African American students enhance their chances of being admitted to college? Good news! African American...
Forcing the Issues
Forcing the Issues"When you see what is right, have the courage to do it," so goes a Chinese proverb. I have never met Dr. Ann Reynolds, the subject of our cover story, but it sounds like she marches to the beat of her own drum. By most accounts, she...
HCBUs Awarded Federal Digital Divide Grants
North Carolina Central University and Grambling State University are among 74 nonprofit organizations, which include colleges, universities, local governments and community development groups, receiving $42.8 million in grants from the Technology Opportunities...
House Plan Seeks Education Increase
Federal funding vital to low-income students and minority-serving institutions would increase under a new 2002 budget bill emerging from discussions in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation from a House appropriations subcommittee would...
'It Takes a Campus to Graduate a Student'
A LOOK AT SEVEN ACADEMIC RETENTION PROGRAMS AND WHAT MAKES THEM EFFECTIVE Colleges and universities that succeed in retaining today's students pay close attention to students' backgrounds, needs and expectations and then take action to accommodate them....
`It Takes a Campus to Graduate a Student': A Look at Seven Academic Retention Programs and What Makes Them Effective
`IT TAKES A CAMPUS TO GRADUATE A STUDENT': A LOOK AT SEVEN ACADEMIC RETENTION PROGRAMS AND WHAT MAKES THEM EFFECTIVEColleges and universities that succeed in retaining today's students pay close attention to students' backgrounds, needs and expectations...
LAST WORD: Not Your Average Affirmative Action Program
LAST WORD: Not Your Average Affirmative Action ProgramThe decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in Bakke v. Board of Regents recognizes diversity in higher education as a compelling interest that will permit a public university to consider race as a factor...
Legislative Weekend Shines Spotlight on Nation's Education Emergency
Education advocates were put on alert last month at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual legislative weekend in Washington as Rep. Major Owens, D-N.Y, declared an "education emergency" in America, more specifically in the African American...
N.C. A&T, Senegalese University Sign Collaborative Agreement
Senegal's largest university and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will entail student and faculty exchanges, as well as possibilities for collaborative research and outreach....
No Place for a Steel Magnolia
KNOWN FOR HER BOLD APPOINTMENTS AND STEADFAST SUPPORT OF DIVERSITY, DR. ANN REYNOLDS IS FORCED OUT OF UAB. A vocal throng of 350 students, faculty, physicians from the health center, politicians, business executives and religious leaders crowded into...
No Place for a Steel Magnolia: Known for Her Bold Appointments and Steadfast Support of Diversity, Dr. Ann Reynolds Is Forced out of Uab
NO PLACE FOR A STEEL MAGNOLIAKNOWN FOR HER BOLD APPOINTMENTS AND STEADFAST SUPPORT OF DIVERSITY, DR. ANN REYNOLDS IS FORCED OUT OF UAB.BIRMINGHAM, ALA.A vocal throng of 350 students, faculty, physicians from the health center, politicians, business executives...
Noteworthy News: Attorney to Pursue Racial Profiling Case, despite High Court Ruling
noteworthy news: Attorney to Pursue Racial Profiling Case, Despite High Court RulingONEONTA, N.Y.An attorney says a group of young African American men will pursue their legal battle accusing the police and State University of New York at Oneonta officials...
Noteworthy News: Black College Reunion Brings Millions to Daytona Area, Expert Says
noteworthy news: Black College Reunion Brings Millions To Daytona Area, Expert SaysDAYTONA BEACH, FLA.The Black College Reunion generates $145 million in economic activity for the Daytona Beach, Fla., region, according to an economist's studies.The three-day...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Legislative Weekend Shines Spotlight on Nation's Education Emergency
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Legislative Weekend Shines Spotlight on Nation's Education EmergencyWASHINGTONEducation advocates were put on alert last month at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual legislative weekend in Washington as Rep. Major Owens,...
Noteworthy News: N.C. A&T, Senegalese University Sign Collaborative Agreement
noteworthy news: N.C. A&T, Senegalese University Sign Collaborative AgreementGREENSBORO, N.C.Senegal's largest university and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will entail...
Noteworthy News: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Confederate Flag-Waving Appeal
noteworthy news: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Confederate Flag-Waving AppealWASHINGTONA legal effort to resurrect the waving of Confederate battle flags at college football games in Mississippi died earlier this month in the Supreme Court.The court...
Noteworthy News: Survey Suggests Link between Racism, High Blood Pressure in African Americans
noteworthy news: Survey Suggests Link between Racism, High Blood Pressure in African AmericansATLANTAResearchers at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta have provided the first empirical evidence suggesting that racism may be a contributing factor...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: What Lies Ahead for Michigan's Affirmative Action Cases?
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: What Lies Ahead for Michigan's Affirmative Action Cases?ANN ARBOR, MICH.When University of Michigan president Lee Bollinger confirmed earlier this month that he will become Columbia University's next president, it triggered speculation...
Not Your Average Affirmative Action Program
LAST | WORD The decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in Bakke v. Board of Regents recognizes diversity in higher education as a compelling interest that will permit a public university to consider race as a factor in a competitive admissions process....
Plans to Limit GEAR UP Program Stir Concern
Bush administration plans to limit the new GEAR UP college awareness program are drawing fire from a Congressional Black Caucus member who helped launch the program. GEAR UP will serve 175,000 fewer children than it could have given current federal funding,...
Racial Discrimination a Reality for Black Tourists, Researcher Finds
GAINESVILLE, FLA. Travel for college-educated Blacks is often tainted by "the inescapable realities" of racial discrimination, new University of Florida research finds. Black tourists perceived racial discrimination when they stayed in hotels or motels,...
Should You Buy an Internet Appliance?
PERSONAL COMPUTING Let's say you're not yet online and want to get there but don't want to mess with a complicated computer. Or let's say your parents or grandparents fit this description. What should you do? This question has spawned an entire category...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: The Way Things Were
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: The Way Things WereThe man in front of me at the United Airlines ticket counter is tall and blond. With his dark blazer, gray slacks and power-red tie, his entire being screams "alpha male," as does his body language. He fidgets,...
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Confederate Flag-Waiving Appeal
WASHINGTON A legal effort to resurrect the waving of Confederate battle flags at college football games in Mississippi died earlier this month in the Supreme Court. The court declined to take the appeal of a flag-carrying spectator who had been asked...
Survey Suggests Link between Racism, High Blood Pressure in African Americans
Researchers at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta have provided the first empirical evidence suggesting that racism may be a contributing factor to the unusually high prevalence of high blood pressure and its attendant cardiovascular effects...
Tech Briefs: HCBUs Awarded Federal Digital Divide Grants
tech briefs: HCBUs Awarded Federal Digital Divide GrantsWASHINGTONNorth Carolina Central University and Grambling State University are among 74 nonprofit organizations, which include colleges, universities, local governments and community development...
TECH TALK: The Road from Bowie to Indianapolis; Sharing the IT Experience
TECH TALK: The Road From Bowie to Indianapolis; Sharing the IT ExperienceFor information technology professionals, administrators and faculty members at American colleges and universities, technology conferences provide useful forums for teaching and...
The Road from Bowie to Indianapolis: Sharing the IT Experience
For information technology professionals, administrators and faculty members at American colleges and universities, technology conferences provide useful forums for teaching and learning about the latest trends in computing and other technologies. Among...
The Way Things Were
SPEAKING OF | EDUCATION The man in front of me at the United Airlines ticket counter is tall and blond. With his dark blazer, gray slacks and power-red tie, his entire being screams "alpha male," as does his body language. He fidgets, moving his weight...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: D.C. Tuition Program May Lose Funds
WASHINGTON UPDATE: D.C. Tuition Program May Lose FundsThe new federal program to help District of Columbia students qualify for lower college tuition may be a casualty, at least temporarily, of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.The...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: House Plan Seeks Education Increase
WASHINGTON UPDATE: House Plan Seeks Education IncreaseFederal funding vital to low-income students and minority-serving institutions would increase under a new 2002 budget bill emerging from discussions in the U.S. House of Representatives.The legislation...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Plans to Limit GEAR UP Program Stir Concern
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Plans to Limit GEAR UP Program Stir ConcernBush administration plans to limit the new GEAR UP college awareness program are drawing fire from a Congressional Black Caucus member who helped launch the program.GEAR UP will serve 175,000...
What Lies Ahead for Michigan's Affirmative Action Cases?
Many wonder what Bollinger's departure will mean for the battle to preserve the university's admissions policies When University of Michigan president Lee Bollinger confirmed earlier this month that he will become Columbia University's next president,...
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