Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 6, May 19

3RD ANNUAL SPECIAL REPORT TOP 100 DEGREE PRODUCERS: It Can Be Done
3RD ANNUAL SPECIAL REPORT TOP 100 DEGREE PRODUCERS: It Can Be Done.Time after time, leaders in higher education tell us that it is difficult, and in some cases impossible, to increase significantly their minority matriculation numbers. The pessimism...
African Women Gather for Historic Symposium
African Women Gather For Historic Symposium.by M. Garlinda BurtonMUTARE, ZIMBABWE -- Only about 100 women had been anticipated, and fewer were really expected.But more than 200 women from across Africa -- Sierra Leone to Mozambique -- filled a tiny hotel...
Analysis of Top 100 Numbers
Analysis Of Top 100 Numbers.This analysis covers college level degrees awarded for the 1990-91 academic year. We provide rankings for the institutions which confer the highest number of degrees to all minorities in all disciplines by level. The data...
Dr. JOHN P. CRECINE: Baring All
DR. JOHN P. CRECINE: Baring All.What motivated you to push your minority agenda in spite of the risk?Crecine: I believe that one of the great areas of comparative advantage this country has is its management of diversity. I believe that the diversity...
Education in Africa: Zimbabwe Marks Formal Opening of Sub-Sahara's First Private University
Education In Africa: Zimbabwe Marks Formal Opening of Sub-Sahara's. First Private Universityby M. Garlinda BurtonMUTARE, ZIMBABWE -- A sudden chilly rain failed to dampen the celebratory spirit at the formal opening of the United Methodist Church-related...
End of an Era: Despite Dramatic Minority Enrollment, Achievement, Georgia Tech Lets Crecine Go
End of an Era: Despite Dramatic Minority Enrollment, Achievement,. Georgia Tech Lets Crecine Goby Donald E. WinbushATLANTA -- When Dr. John Patrick Crecine was inaugurated as the ninth president of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988, the general...
`Game Plan' at Odds with Black Faculty Concerns
'Game Plan' At odds with Black Faculty Concerns.In academia today, there is a serious dearth of Black faculty and a shrinking pool of qualified candidates to fill future teaching positions. According to the National Research Council (NRC), in 1991, only...
Head Start: A Critical First Step toward a College Degree
Head Start: A Critical First Step Toward a College Degree.by Charles DervaricsFor most experts, the education "pipeline" begins in preschool, where the 29-year-old Head Start program enjoys virtually unparalleled support across the political spectrum....
Latinos Lag in College Attendance: Latinas Unable to Climb beyond the Master's Level
Latinos Lag in College Attendance: Latinas Unable to Climb Beyond the. Master's Levelby Roberto RodríguezIn the past 10 years, Latinas have been graduating from high school and attending college at higher rates than their male counterparts. They are...
President's Hasty Departure Causes Fiscal Woes at Barber-Scotia: Renowned Businessman Asa Spaulding Comes to Rescue
President's Hasty Departure Causes Fiscal Woes at Barber-Scotia:. Renowned Businessman Asa Spaulding Comes to Rescueby John MinterCHARLOTTE, NC -- Barber-Scotia College, a 127-year-old historically Black college founded by Presbyterians, is struggling...
Race Matters: Scholars Analyze State of Race Relations at Princeton Forum
Race Matters: Scholars Analyze State of Race Relations At Princeton. Forumby Mary-Christine PhillipPRINCETON, NJ -- A number of leading academic scholars met at Princeton University recently and conducted a high-level analysis of America's seemingly...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Beyond Pomp and Circumstance
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Beyond Pomp and Circumstance.by Julianne MalveauxIt's Pomp and Circumstance season again. After four (or five, or six) years of hard work, thousands of our youngsters will put on cap and gown, listen to a speaker's exhortations,...
Success Is in the Numbers: African American Women Excel in Math Ph.D. Program
Success is in The Numbers: African American Women. Excel in Math Ph.D. Programby Kathleen Kennedy ManzoWASHINGTON, DC -- It doesn't take a mathematician or even an adding machine to calculate the numbers. In just a few seconds, using 10 fingers and a...
Urban Education: Some Institutions Are Countering Skepticism with Proven Results
Urban Education: Some Institutions are Countering Skepticism With. Proven Resultsby Ronald E. ChildsCHICAGO -- The urban inner-city is a study in contrasts, some scholars say. There's culture to be found there, but there is also crime. There is beauty,...
Washington Update
Washington Update.by Charles DervaricsLawmaker Offers Plan to Promote African American FamiliesAn ambitious five-part program to promote and nurture the African American family has been introduced in Congress by Rep. Barbara Rose Collins (D-MI).One of...
Why African American Students Are Hurting
Why African American Students Are Hurting.On many campuses across America, many Black professors are marginalized and ghettoized in poorly funded and understaffed African American and Black Studies departments. What is even more ludicrous, is that some...
Your Education and All That Jazz
Your Education and All That Jazz.The following are excerpts from the speech, "Your Spelman Education and All That Jazz," delivered by Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole at a recent convocation.My son David and 1 invite you to come with us as we ignite our uniquely...