Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 23, December 3

2004: A Year in Review
The 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and, of course, the hotly contested U.S. presidential election were just two of the events that dominated the headlines in 2004. Throughout the year, colleges and universities, as well as other educational...
Breaking Ground on the School of the Future
Philadelphia high school to offer cutting-edge technology and learning experiences for urban studentsPHILADELPHIAPhiladelphia city officials in partnership with the Microsoft Corp. broke ground on the construction of the School of the Future last month,...
Brown as Personal Narrative
I am bi-racial. My mother is Japanese, and my father is African American. My parents in effect were equal opportunity daters. I grew up in my father's old neighborhood in New York's South Bronx. He grew up in a pre-Brown era. The South Bronx was predominantly...
Coppin State, Urban League Partner to Publish Research on Baltimore's Black Community
BALTIMORECoppin State University and the Greater Baltimore Urban League have collaborated to publish The State of Black Baltimore, a collection of scholarly research and observations from some of the region's top scholars and leaders addressing the state...
Edward Waters Loses Accreditation after Plagiarism Scandal
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.Edward Waters College has lost its accreditation two months after a plagiarism scandal at the historically Black college, say school officials.The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools voted to drop...
Field of New Tennessee State Presidential Candidates Narrows to Six
Despite 'Save Hefner' campaigns, current president will leave post, but stay on as business professorNASHVILLE, TENN.The search to replace outgoing Tennessee State University President James A. Hefner was narrowed to six candidates at the presidential...
Former Miami Dade Official to Lead FAMU as Interim President
MIAMIForsaking her promise of enjoying the fruits of retirement after 26 years as a Miami Dade College employee and most recently Medical Center Campus president, Dr. Castell Vaughn Bryant is back at doing what earned her a stellar reputation: she has...
Former Morris Brown College President, Financial Aid Director Indicted for Fraud
Federal authorities say Dolores Cross, Parvesh Singh were involved in student loan schemeATLANTAMorris Brown College officials in Atlanta are being mum about the recent indictment of their former president and financial aid director.Dr. Dolores Cross,...
GRANTS & Awards
Austin College (Texas) received $3 million in gifts from three trustees of the college. Beverly and William "Bill" E. Warren committed $1 million to establish the Michael A. Imhoff Endowed Professorship in Chemistry, and Dennis Gonier committed $1 million...
It's a Wrap
Events in 2004 proved riveting. One of the more highly anticipated events, besides the U.S. presidential election, was the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board. During one of the more glamorous celebrations of the U.S. Supreme Court's...
Men No Longer Majority of College Students, Graduates
Women have gained ground in education over the last decade and now represent a majority of college students and college graduates, with many of the gains attributed to a growing number of older women pursuing degrees, according to a new analysis by the...
National HIV/AIDS Writing Competition Gives Young People a Voice
NEWYORKShawn C. Nabors, 14, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is the winner of "Positively Negative," an HIV/AIDS National story-writing competition for youth ages 14-22. Nabors will receive a $500 cash prize and his story will be adapted into a screenplay and made...
New Book Scouts Spots Where Langston Hughes Spent Youth
LAWRENCE, KAN.While researching a new book identifying Lawrence locations significant in the life of Langsten Hughes, Dr. Denise Low and T.F. Pecore Weso made an interesting discovery."Every place in Lawrence that Langsten Hughes mentioned, or his biographers...
New Investments Expand, Strengthen National Network of Early College High Schools
SEATTLEThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in December announced $29.6 million in grants to eight organizations to expand the early college high school network to more than 25 states. Early college high schools provide traditionally underserved students...
No Laughing Matter
Comedian, actor and philanthropist Bill Cosby made headlines earlier this year, and not for a starring role in a new TV show or because of a multimillion-dollar gift to a college or university, but for his comments surrounding low-income African Americans...
Ohio State University College of Education Honors Diversity Leader
COLUMBUS, OHIOThe Ohio State University College of Education honored Dr. Anne Pruitt-Logan, a nationally recognized leader in graduate programming to attract members of minorities and women to teaching careers in universities.Induction into the Hall...
On the Move
Send appointment information, along with a color photo, to:Editor, Black Issues In Higher Education, 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or e-mail editor@cmapublishing.comDR. GLENN BOWEN has been named director of service learning at Western...
President Bush Seeks Sweeping Changes on Civil Rights Panel
Gerald Reynolds to replace outgoing chairwoman Mary Frances BerryMajor changes are underway at the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that may have wide-ranging implications for colleges and universities seeking guidance from the Bush administration on affirmative...
'Reclaiming Alumni,' Fund Raising, Focus of UNCF Conference
Reclaiming alumni and fund raising are just two of the issues that will be addressed at the National Alumni Council (NAC) of the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) 59th annual meeting to be held Feb. 3-6, in Orlando, Fla.The NAC-UNCF is made up of alumni...
Research: Federal, State Initiatives to Educate Low-Income Single Mothers Have Societal Benefits
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.In encouraging low-income single mothers to earn a college education, federal and state governments, along with higher education institutions, will make a solid, longterm investment for the whole society, a Perm State researcher says.Some...
Research Looks at Stereotype Vulnerability among Black Students
NEW YORKStudents who felt they were being racially stereotyped were more likely to show difficulty in assessing their academic skills and performance than those who hadn't felt the stigma, according to New York University research.'The Ups and Downs...
Smithsonian Names Members of Council, Advisory Committee for National African American History Museum
WASHINGTONThe Smithsonian Board of Regents, the institution's governing body, named the members of the founding Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in early December. The new museum will be the only national museum...
The Benefits, and Fear, of Cookie Technology
You wouldn't think a computer tool with an innocuous-sounding name as a cookie would create the fear that it does. But these tiny Web browser helpers are an example of how the useful can get tossed in with the dangerous through the near-hysteria brought...
The Soul of David Levering Lewis
AWARD-WINNING SCHOLAR CONTEMPORIZES BLACK INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONAt the 20th anniversary gala of Black Issues In Higher Education this past June, Dr. David Levering Lewis was honored with an inaugural John Hope Franklin Distinguished Contributor to Higher...
Tyrone Willingham to Lead University of Washington Football Program
SEATTLEFired three years into his five-year contract as the head football coach of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish last month, Tyrone Willingham was named to lead the University of Washington's football program less than a month later, marking his return...
University of Georgia President Says School Will Increase Black Enrollment
Only 200 Black students enrolled out of a class of 4,500 freshmenATHENS, GA.University of Georgia President Michael Adams said the school will take steps in the coming year to increase its enrollment of Black freshmen.He declined to comment on a faculty...
University of Illinois Program to Help Low-Income Students
CHAMPAIGN, ILL.Students from poverty-stricken families aspiring to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) may be able to do so debt free because of a new plan announced in early December. The Illinois Promise program, which will...
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