Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 22, December 19

2002: A Year in Review
The United States most devastating experience with domestic terrorism left its mark on 2001. And although 2002 may not be forever etched in the minds of many Americans, the impact of Sept. 11, 2001, was still felt as President George W. Bush and the...
`Anchors in the Community': No Longer Self-Enclosed Enclaves, Universities Join Hands with Residents, Government and Organizations to Create Safer, Better Neighborhoods
Ten years ago, Myrtle Gordon and her neighbors feared turning their lights on because it was likely to attract a drive-by shooting of their homes, in Columbia, S.C. Stepping out, they could see the illegal liquor houses and drag dens that riddled their...
Are You a Pirate? (Personal Computing)
If you're like me, you've gotten many e-mail messages lately cajoling you to buy anti-virus software. "YOUR COMPUTER IS AT RISK!" shouted one in all capital letters. "PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER," implored another. If you don't already have anti-virus...
Auburn's Long Road to Diversity: One Year after Blackface Incident, Alabama University Works to Integrate Diversity into Campus Culture. (Noteworthy News)
It's been over a year since the brothers of Beta Theta Pi and Delta Sigma Phi at Auburn University decked out in blackface at their Halloween parties. When photos of the students surfaced on the Internet, Auburn found itself in the national spotlight--albeit...
Budget, Grant Issues Still in Limbo. (Washington Update)
The U.S. Congress adjourned for the year without debating critical budget and student aid issues originally scheduled for approval in October. Pell Grants, college work-study, TRIO programs and aid to HBCUs will continue to receive only temporary...
Caretaker of `Underground Railroad' Shares Story with Xavier Audience. (Noteworthy News)
NEW ORLEANS Xavier students, faculty and staff were treated last month to one alumni's account of how a part-time job in 1996 evolved into a full-time passion. Ed Rigaud, who graduated from the historically Black school in New Orleans in 1965,...
Case Names Four U.S. Professors of the Year. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Four professors were honored last month for their dedication to teaching, commitment to students and creative approach to education. The four, named U.S. Professors of the Year, were selected from more than 400 nominations. The awards,...
Closing the Housing Gap: Bush Administration Sets Ambitious Goal to Increase Minority Homeownership; Observers Point to Previous Administration for Model
The announcement by President George W. Bush this past June of his administration's plan to expand minority homeownership by at least 5.5 million families by the end of the decade has set forth an ambitious goal. Considering that minority homeownership...
Ensuring Financial Stability of HBCUs in the 21st Century. (Last Word)
To prepare for financial stability in the 21st century, administrators at historically Black colleges and universities must identify critical issues that will have financial implications in providing quality education to African American students....
Grants & Awards
Alcorn State University (Miss.) received $750,000 from Primerica Financial Services to fund the Teaching Personal Financial Principles to Students project at Alcorn State. Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus has received $1.46 million from...
HBCU Preservation Bill Dies in Congress. (Washington Update)
Despite a flurry of last-minute activity that raised the hopes of Black college leaders, Congress in late November fell short in a final attempt to approve an HBCU historic building preservation bill before lawmakers adjourned for 2002. In a complex...
Housing Facts & Stats: The Shape of Minority Homeownership in the United States
Incidence of Adverse Treatment Against African American And Hispanic Testers Inquiring About Advertised Units Discrimation against ...
Making Information Technology Work for Public Housing. (Tech Talk)
PITTSBURGH Dr. Michael P. Johnson Jr., a professor of management science and urban affairs at the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, wants to bring management science tools and the latest information...
New Data Shows Interest in International Education Remains High. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Data released last month by the Institute of International Education (IIE) demonstrates significant growth in interest among U.S. students in studying abroad and among foreign students in seeking an American educational experience. ...
Opening Doors to Homeownership: Fannie Mae Foundation Relies on Education, Outreach to Help Minority, Low-Income Families Become Homeowners
Since the fall of 1999, Stacey Davis Stewart has presided as president and chief executive officer over the Fannie Mae Foundation based in Washington, D. C. As head of the nation's largest foundation devoted to affordable housing and community development,...
Promises for Another Memorable Year. (Editor's Note)
We're in the homestretch of 2002, and those of us in the higher education community already know that 2003 is gearing up to be a memorable year. By now you've heard that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the University of Michigan's affirmative...
Raising the Spotlight on Affordable Housing: Despite Research Illustrating the Presence of an Acute Affordable Housing Crisis, the Issue Remains below the National Radar, Experts Say
To Dr. Victoria M. Basolo, a professor of urban planning at the University of California-Irvine, the desire to play a part in making sure all Americans have adequate housing motivated her to pursue an academic career in urban and regional planning....
Study Reveals Blacks, Whites Distrustful of Medical Research. (Noteworthy News)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. If medical scientists sometimes find it hard to recruit enough volunteers--especially Blacks--to participate in research studies, there may be a good reason, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. A surprisingly...
Supreme Court to Hear Michigan Affirmative Action Cases in March. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON As higher education experts predicted over the past year, the Supreme Court decided early this month that it will hear the University of Michigan's affirmative action cases and decide whether considering race as a factor in college admissions...
Survey Challenges Notions about African American, Hispanic Achievement. (Noteworthy News)
EVANSTON, ILL. Academic aspirations and student attitudes about school differ only slightly among African American, Hispanic, Asian and White students, according to a survey conducted by the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN). Based...
The Republican Sweep and Higher Education. (Speaking of Education)
A full month after the November debacle, political pundits are still deconstructing the Democrat's embarrassing loss at the polls. While the Republican "sweep" could hardly be called a mandate (some Senate races were decided by fractions of a percentage...
Tobacco Companies Targeted Black Groups, Study Says. (Noteworthy News)
SAN FRANCISCO Two University of California researchers say their review of industry documents shows tobacco companies have tried to boost their presence in the Black community by targeting groups such as the NAACP, giving money and cultivating beneficial...
UVA Latest in String of Blackface Incidents. (Noteworthy News)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Two University of Virginia fraternities tarnished in a "blackface" incident at a Halloween party will not be expelled from campus, according to a Dec. 2 ruling by the school's Inter-Fraternity Council. While blasting the...

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