Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 7, May 22

All Voices Matter: Artists, Intellectuals, Students and War
In most cultures the poets, writers, musicians and artists of all disciplines are actively engaged in the civic life of their communities. That is, in a time of war or peace, economic well being or recession, it has always been the engaged artists who...
A Nation Still at Risk, Panel Says
Two decades after publication of landmark education study, scholars find little progressWASHINGTONIn late April, the U.S. Department of Education brought a handful of leading scholars together to mark the anniversary of the 1983 report "A Nation at Risk"...
Banking on the Future
NEWYORKOn a snowy day back in February, during its annual African American History Month assembly, the very best of the "Bank Street way" was on display.There's no "star system" at the Bank Street School for Children - every class has its moment, every...
Banking on the Future
Bank Street College of Education may have the answer to preparing effective teachers for a new era......but can they bottle it up for others?On a snowy day back in February, during its annual African American History Month assembly, the very best of...
Blogs: Latest Option in Raising Your Voice Online
One of the more interesting aspects involving the news coverage of the war in Iraq was the personal accounts, or logs, of embedded reporters as they traveled with soldiers. Readers got a first-hand, first-person account of what fighting men and women...
Boeing, Lockheed Martin among Top Supporters of HBCU Engineering Schools
BALTIMOREA recent survey conducted by Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG) has found that 42 companies and government agencies are considered most supportive of historically Black engineering schools.CCG asked the deans of the 10 ABET-accredited HBCU...
California Puts off Audit of Community Colleges' Physical-Education Programs
California officials are shifting gears on their previous plans to investigate physical-education programs for high-school students operated by the state's 108 community colleges, some of which were operating illegally.California's Department of Finance...
Closing the Degree Divide
For a large number of students in higher education today, there is much more than a digital divide. There is also a "degree divide" the lack of access to a bachelor's degree for place-bound students and students who are training for skilled-work positions....
Commission Convened to Diversify U.S. Healthcare Work Force
DURHAM, N.C.Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, has convened a commission that will address the nation's health gap by focusing attention on the number of under-represented minorities among the nation's health professions.The...
Community Colleges' New Foray
As more two-year colleges begin to offer bachelor's degrees, higher education officials ponder benifits, possible pitfallsWASHINGTONWhat does two plus two equal? Usually posed in the very early stages of a child's education, the question is being looked...
Education Secretary Criticizes Affirmative Action
Race-conscious college admissions hurt low-income minority students by pitting them against more affluent African American and Latino youth who could afford college anyway, U.S. Education secretary Roderick Paige says.In his latest effort to push race-neutral...
In His Own Words
Black Issues speaks with Dr. Daniel Fatton of Carnegie Corporation to discuss the group's philanthropic commitment to pre-service teacher education and what he describes as a new educational paradigm. Here is what he had to say.In the 1960s and '70s,...
In His Own WORDS
Black Issues speaks with Dr. Daniel Fallon of Carnegie Corporation to discuss the group's philanthropic commitment to pre-service teacher education and what he describes as a new educational paradigm. Here is what he had to say.In the 1960s and '70s,...
In Search of the Most Effective Education
How do we ensure that students, particularly students of color, get the best education possible? From standardized testing to teacher education, there are ongoing debates about who and what most affects a student's achievement. And how do we best measure...
In Search of the Most Effective Education
How do we ensure that students, particularly students of color, get the best education possible? From standardized testing to teacher education, there are ongoing debates about who and what most affects a student's achievement. And how do we best measure...
Instructor Loses Retaliation Suit against Washington College
TACOMA, WASH.A foreign-born math instructor has lost a suit accusing Tacoma Community College of retaliation after the board of trustees granted him tenure despite the adverse recommendation of a tenure review committee.Robert Tan failed to prove that...
LAST WORD; Closing the Degree Divide
For a large number of students in higher education today, there is much more than a digital divide. There is also a "degree divide" -- the lack of access to a bachelor's degree for place-bound students and students who are training for skilled-work positions....
Latinos Hardly Visible on Prime-Time Television, UCLA Study Finds
LOS ANGELESLatinos are the largest minority group in the United States yet they make up only 4 percent of regular prime-time characters on network television, according to a new study by UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center."Looking for Latino Regulars...
Marine Life Research Anchors High-End Computing at Seaside HBCU
It's not often that small, private liberal arts colleges seek out computing resources normally associated with major research universities. When officials at historically Black Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla., took on the challenge of...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; A Nation Still at Risk, Panel Says
In late April, the U.S. Department of Education brought a handful of leading scholars together to mark the anniversary of the 1983 report "A Nation at Risk" that brought the country's attention to a broken education system. Panel members agreed that...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; California Puts off Audit of Community Colleges' Physical-Education Programs
California officials are shifting gears on their previous plans to investigate physical-education programs for high-school students operated by the state's 108 community colleges, some of which were operating illegally.California's Department of Finance...
Noteworthy News; Commission Convened to Diversify U.S. Healthcare Work Force
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, has convened a commission that will address the nation's health gap by focusing attention on the number of under-represented minorities among the nation's health professions.The...
Noteworthy News; Instructor Loses Retaliation Suit against Washington College
A foreign-born math instructor has lost a suit accusing Tacoma Community College of retaliation after the board of trustees granted him tenure despite the adverse recommendation of a tenure review committee.Robert Tan failed to prove that the college...
Noteworthy News; Latinos Hardly Visible on Prime-Time Television, UCLA Study Finds
Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States yet they make up only 4 percent of regular prime-time characters on network television, according to a new study by UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center."Looking for Latino Regulars on Prime-Time...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Report: Minorities, Women Losing Ground in Sports Employment
Women and minorities are losing ground in professional and college sports employment, reversing a trend toward greater diversity, according to a study released last month.Every professional sport had lower averages for employing women compared with the...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Southern States Improve College Entrance Exam Scores, but Still Lag Nationally
Scores on college entrance exams in the South improved over the last decade, but a dozen states in the region remain among the bottom 15 in the nation, according to a study released last month.The study by the Atlanta-based Southern Regional Education...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Student Survey Examines Influence of War in Iraq
Thirty-five percent of prospective graduate students say the war in Iraq has made them more interested in government or military jobs, according to a new survey from GradSchools.com. In addition, over one-third feel opportunities with defense contractors,...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Veteran Black Professors Share Tales of Being the New Kid on the Academic Block
Dr. Trudier Harris-Lopez is one of the most well-known, widely published and well-respected scholars in African American literary studies. And after 30 years in the academy, she has her share of battle scars to show.As the first Black female professor...
Report: Minorities, Women Losing Ground in Sports Employment
NEWYORKWomen and minorities are losing ground in professional and college sports employment, reversing a trend toward greater diversity, according to a study released last month.Every professional sport had lower averages for employing women compared...
Senate Bill to Help Minority-Serving Institutions Meet IT Challenges
Legislation authorizes $250 million a year for technology improvementsBlack colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges would get a new source of federal funding for technology improvements under legislation that unanimously cleared the...
Southern States Improve College Entrance Exam Scores, but Still Lag Nationally
CHARLESTON, W.VA.Scores on college entrance exams in the South improved over the last decade, but a dozen states in the region remain among the bottom 15 in the nation, according to a study released last month.The study by the Atlanta-based Southern...
Student Survey Examines Influence of War in Iraq
CHESTER, PA.Thirty-five percent of prospective graduate students say the war in Iraq has made them more interested in government or military jobs, according to a new survey from GradSchools.com. In addition, over one-third feel opportunities with defense...
Taking a Stand on the Movement
Some in HBCU Community Oppose Bachelor Degree Programs at Community Colleges, Others Say Wait and SeeAs president of Jackson State University, Mississippi's largest four-year historically Black university, Dr. Ronald Mason has a clear position on the...
Taking a Stand on the Movement; Some in HBCU Community Oppose Bachelor Degree Programs at Community Colleges, Others Say Wait and See
As president of Jackson State University, Mississippi's largest four-year historically Black university, Dr. Ronald Mason has a clear position on the prospect of the state's community colleges offering four-year degree programs. While state officials...
TECH TALK; Marine Life Research Anchors High-End Computing at Seaside HBCU
It's not often that small, private liberal arts colleges seek out computing resources normally associated with major research universities. When officials at historically Black Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla., took on the challenge of...
Veteran Black Professors Share Tales of Being the New Kid on the Academic Block
WASHINGTONDr. Trudier Harris-Lopez is one of the most well-known, widely published and well-respected scholars in African American literary studies. And after 30 years in the academy, she has her share of battle scars to show.As the first Black female...
WASHINGTON UPDATE; Education Secretary Criticizes Affirmative Action
Race-conscious college admissions hurt low-income minority students by pitting them against more affluent African American and Latino youth who could afford college anyway, U.S. Education Secretary Roderick Paige says.In his latest effort to push race-neutral...
WASHINGTON UPDATE; Senate Bill to Help Minority-Serving Institutions Meet IT Challenges
Black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges would get a new source of federal funding for technology improvements under legislation that unanimously cleared the U.S. Senate on April 30.The Minority Serving Institution Digital and...
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