Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 22, December 24

At Presstime
JACKSON TO HEAD RENSSELAER TROY, N.Y. -- Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been named the new president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Jackson, a theoretical physicist, was the first African American...
Bi News Briefs
At Central State: Prosecutors Resume Investigation; Fund-Raising Drive Benefits Needy Students WILBERFORCE, Ohio -- Prosecutors will resume their investigation into whether there was any wrongdoing by former officials of Central State University,...
BI What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education -- an independent, foundation-supported organization -- has been formed to promote constructive state and federal policy leading to increased...
Black Enterprise-Listed
A new college ranking, designed to help students and their parents evaluate an institution's academic and social appeal for African Americans, hits newsstands. WASHINGTON -- A new list ranking the nation's "Top 50" colleges for African American...
Career CONSULTANTS
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: I am considering accepting my first president's job. What things should I consider before I accept it? Does it matter whether I start at an HBCU or a traditionally White institution? DR. JAMES C. RENICK Chancellor...
Grants & Awards
Columbia University has been awarded $75,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the Kellogg Jobs and Education Empowerment Program which will help more than 400 residents of upper Manhattan receive job training, education and employment through a...
High-Tech Cheating
With dozens of online term paper mills appearing on the Internet, professors and institutions are imposing new strategies to deter students from using them Dr. Harryette Mullen worries that the Internet is making it too easy for students to cheat...
In Education We Trust
Kati Haycock, director of The Education Trust, has released a new report full of data that she hopes will support efforts to improve the quality of public education. WASHINGTON -- On two huge screens at the front of a hotel ballroom, Kati Haycock...
Just a Nappy-Headed Sister with the PC Blues
I've worn my hair shorn close to my head for at least the last 10 years, from time to time letting it get a wild and wooly inch or so past my scalp. I'm a member of the "happy is nappy" school, and gleefully so. For years, I wore the T-shirt of a sister...
Knowing the Real Score: Football vs. Mississippi Education
In fall 1993, while discussing a program for Sunday morning service in our church in Oxford, Miss., a committee member, after looking at her calendar, stated that Sunday would not be a good day for the program because Ole Miss was playing a home football...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC KARSTEN J.Y. CASH is the new director of the Black Culture Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He comes to UMC from Eastern Illinois University, where he was an academic advisor for the Gateway Program. Cash earned a bachelor's...
The Guidance Piece of the Puzzle
One of the obstacles to academic achievement, according to The Education Trust, has been the way guidance counselors are used. Often burdened with complex scheduling duties and the responsibility to do individual and group therapy, they are rarely...
The Shape of 1998
"You've got to know the shape of the river perfectly. It is all there is left to steer by on a very dark night." So begins Derek Bok and Dr. William Bowen's new book, The Shape of the River, one of the first books to demonstrate the power of race-sensitive...
Washington Update
Student-Aid Program Begins New Era Beginning this month, federal student aid programs will serve as guinea pigs in an experiment to infuse business practices into the administration of government services. In its Higher Education Act bill, Congress...

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