Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 22, December 21

Explaining the Achievement Gap
Researchers offer theories on Black underachievment -- especially Black males NEW YORK The warm reception accorded Dr. Claude Steele at a New York University School of Education policy breakfast earlier this month signaled the extent to which...
Finding the Best, and Most Popular, Web Sites
In just a decade the World Wide Web has grown from a physicist's research project into a gargantuan marketplace contributing hundreds of billions of dollars and millions of jobs to the nation's economy. According to market research firm Cyveillance,...
How Geographic Information Systems Can Help Maximize Minority Voter Influence
During the 1980s and early 1990s in jurisdictions across the South, Black voters successfully sued localities where voting districts were drawn to intentionally minimize the chances for electing an African American to political office. While passage...
Lack of Action on Federal Education Budget Draws Concern
Concern is mounting in Washington about the continued lack of action on a federal 2001 education budget for student aid and other programs. Pell Grants, college work/study and aid to Black colleges all have temporary funding that was to last through...
Lawyer Files New Brief on UGA Admissions Policy
ATHENS, GA. Lawyers who oppose the University of Georgia's use of race in its admissions process filed another brief late last month at the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Attorney Lee Parks accused the university of "state-sponsored...
Michigan State University Takes Initiative in Addressing Racial Profiling on Campus
EAST LANSING, MICH. Bruce Benson, chief of police at Michigan State University, had heard about it on CNN. He read about it in scholarly police journals. And while attending national police conferences he heard the issue constantly analyzed and...
Officials Defend Mississippi Desegregation Suit Settlement Offer
JACKSON, MISS. Higher education officials and the Mississippi attorney general defended the state's counteroffer to a desegregation suit settlement posed by advocates for Black universities. The state College Board offered plaintiffs in the 25-year-old...
Officials Look to Boost Minority Graduations at N.J. Colleges
HACKENSACK, N.J. The number of minority students enrolled at New Jersey colleges is on the rise, but their graduation rates still lag behind those of White students. While about 60 percent of White students in New Jersey graduate from college...
Online Redistricting
While civil rights groups and concerned faculty members at colleges and universities prepare to assist minority community groups on political reapportionment issues next April, one organization has put together an innovative online redistricting program...
State Policies Greatly Impact Minority Access to Higher Education
WASHINGTON The state you live in can make an unexpectedly large difference in determining whether you'll be able to attend college -- especially if you're a minority student in a lower income bracket, according to the the National Center for Public...
Strong Unity, Rich Diversity: The Human Genome
Without a doubt, this is the most important and most wondrous map ever produced by humankind." Thus did President Clinton describe the announcement, at a White House ceremony June 26, that scientists had completed the first draft of the human genome,...
Students, CBC Map Strategy to Combat Racial Profiling
College students are joining an effort by the Congressional Black Caucus to combat racial profiling. The United States Student Association is putting its support behind legislation from Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., that would promote police accountability....
Transfer Rankings Embarrass Two-Year Colleges on California List
LOS ANGELES California's community college system targeted 14 of 107 two-year colleges for having the worst record for transferring students to state universities. More than half of them are in the Los Angeles area. The California Community Colleges...
Triumphs and Challenges in Y2K
It is hard to believe how panicked some of us were around this time last year. As Y2K neared, people expressed emotions of indifference, cautious anxiety and even fears of Armageddon. Fortunately, to the discredit of the doomsayers, the 21st century...
What Are THINK TANKS Thinking About?
And are they thinking enough about minorities and higher education? "Colleges would be great places to work if there were no students," or so goes the age-old joke among college research professors. Long considered coveted respites as well as invaluable...
YEAR 2000: A Retrospective
The year 2000 brought with it plenty of news and many "firsts," such as Dr. Ruth Simmons being named the first African American to lead Brown University, an Ivy League institution, and Dr. James Walker who became the first African American president...
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