Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 11, July 2

ACLU Sues Michigan over Merit Scholarships
ACLU Sues Michigan Over Merit ScholarshipsDETROIT -- Calling the Michigan Merit Award system an "unconscionable use of public funds," the American Civil Liberties Union here filed a lawsuit last month asking that the state be ordered to stop using a...
African? American? or Both?
THE LAST WORD: African? American? Or Both?When traveling around the world, few countries can provide the sense of belonging that African Americans may encounter during a trip to the Motherland.My journey to Pram Pram, Ghana, was arranged through Global...
Alabama A&M to Get Intranet Portal
NORMAL, Ala. - Officials at Alabama A&M University here have signed an agreement with intranet service developer Mascot Network, Inc. for the development of a campus intranet portal. Mascot Network, based in Cambridge, Mass., is a leading developer...
An Imperfect Defender of Academic Freedom
An Imperfect Defender of Academic FreedomThe high quality of scholarly activity -- including scientific discovery in the United States -- relies on the considerable academic freedom enjoyed here. Academic freedom allows scholars to follow their independent...
Arkansas Administrator Keeping Title, Salary
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -A University of Arkansas administrator will retain his title and salary as he takes on new duties, though controversy about the job change has not died down. When the university moved toward making Assistant Vice Chancellor Lonnie...
Black Buildings, Black Lives: Appreciating Both
Black Buildings, Black Lives: Appreciating BothSince our last edition, several occurrences have unfolded that beg some very fundamental questions of Americans in general and African Americans in particular. Much attention is being given to the rampant...
Congress Takes on Hate Crimes
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Congress Takes on Hate CrimesWASHINGTON -- With hate crimes increasingly in the news at colleges and universities, Congressional Black Caucus members are stepping up their efforts to gain congressional approval of legislation with...
Database Will List Campus Crime Figures
BOSTON - High-schoolers weighing their college options soon will be able to see college crime statistics nationwide by tapping into a new online database being compiled by the U.S. Department of Education. The databank will include numbers from colleges...
D.C. Students' Tuition Break Expanded
WASHINGTON - All public colleges and universities- not just those in Maryland and Virginia - soon will gain the flexibility to participate in a tuition discount program for aspiring college students from the District of Columbia. The move is an expansion...
Fighting to Preserve Black History
FIGHTING TO PRESERVE Black History: Years after congressional appropriations were made and public awareness has faded, Black college officials still are struggling to restore historic propertiesTALLADEGA, Ala. -- Ask Talladega College President Dr. Marguerite...
Fla. County Official Defends Bar Exam Remark
TAMPA, Fla. - A Hillsborough County commissioner offended Florida A&M University alumni when she told them the historically Black university's new law school won't boost the number of minority lawyers because "we can't get them to ... pass the Bar."...
Growth by Beautification
GROWTH by BEAUTIFICATION: Campus preservation is at the forefront of Cheyney University's new rebuilding effortsCHEYNEY, Pa. -- When he peers out the window of his conference room, Cheyney University President Dr. W. Clinton Pettus sees a few things...
Putting Davis House in Order
PUTTING DAVIS HOUSE IN ORDERCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The two-story Queen Anne-style dwelling, once the home of the first Black professor at Johnson C. Smith University here, was the most impressive house on the block in its day.But 105 years of wear has stolen...
Race Relations Center Prompts Location Debate
GREENSBORO, N.C. -A proposed university race relations center designed to promote understanding and equality has prompted debate over whether a University of North Carolina system campus should house such a program. Legislators last year proposed giving...
Raising a Phoenix from the Mud
Raising a Phoenix from the Mud: North Carolina's HBCUs help rebuild first town founded by BlacksPRINCEVILLE, N.C. -- "Is this what it was like when God sent the flood? Marshall Harvey, the director of community relations and community development at...
West Virginia State Reels over Community College Compliance
West Virginia State Reels Over Community College ComplianceINSTITUTE, W.Va. -- When lawmakers considered granting independence to West Virginia State College's community and technical college this spring in the name of higher education reform, Dr. Hazo...
What's New: Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
The College Fund/UNCF and Coca-Cola Enterprises recently announced the establishment of the UNCF/CCE Corporate Scholars Program, a three-year, $1.2 million project that will provide scholarships and internships to African American and Hispanic students....
Words Worth More on Web Sites
On the Web, content is king. This notion was recently reinforced by a study from the Poynter Institute and Stanford University showing that, unlike with newspapers and magazines, people who read Web sites typically focus on the text first, looking at...
Xavier Sets the Pace in the Information Age-To a Degree
Xavier Sets the Pace in the Information Age -- To a DegreeNEW ORLEANS -- Adding to its reputation as a leader in the sciences, Xavier University this fall will become the nation's first historically Black college or university to independently offer...

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