Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 10, July 5

Amendment Seeks `Comparable' Education for Rich, Poor Students
Connecticut senator's plan focuses on education funding inequities For many civil rights advocates,,debate on the Bush education reform plan has boiled down to one central issue -- whether all children, rich and poor, within a state can have equal...
Anti-Affirmative Action Group Says Medical College Discriminates against Whites
OKLAHOMA CITY A study released recently by an anti-affirmative action group says the University of Oklahoma discriminates against Whites in medical college admissions, but an OU official denies it. The study by the Center for Equal Opportunity...
Bring Back the Pell Grant for Inmate Higher Education
Community colleges have a tremendous opportunity to serve thousands of new students. A tragic mistake of the early 1990s ended hundreds of excellent associate's degree programs for incarcerated students throughout the United States. Now is the time...
Bringing Northwestern to the People: Recruiting in Our Own Back Yard
The history of African American students enrolling at Northwestern has fluctuated for the past 20 years, but no one anticipated the record low of only 82 students enrolling in the fall 1996. What happened? A task force of diverse administrators,...
Capital Campaigns
As competition grows for philanthropic dollars, and federal and state funding decreases, colleges and universities are launching record-breaking capital campaigns. But do HBCUs face different fundraising challenges than their White counterparts? ...
Conferences Aim to Outline Battle Plan for Educating, Preparing Black Students
WASHINGTON As lawmakers on Capitol Hill debated the final particulars of Bush's education reform bill, just minutes away at the historically Black Howard University and .just outside the Beltway in Reston, Va., education advocates and experts gathered...
Dear BI Career Consultants
What types of programs can be implemented to educate and motivate Black alumni to increase giving at their HBCU alma mater and HBCUs in general? Trisa Long Paschal Vice President for Institutional Advancement Spelman College Atlanta Spelman College...
Fewer California Students Get College Aid, despite Available Funds
SAN FRANCISCO Although California education officials have expanded the state's $500 million college scholarship program, fewer students are expected to receive grants next fiscal year -- in part because many applicants didn't fill out the forms...
It's All about the Benjamins
Colleges and universities, to their credit, are raising more money than ever. I must receive a few press releases a week from schools announcing either their record-breaking fund-raising results or that they are about to launch a capital campaign....
Legislation Would Flatten Barriers for Undocumented Students
WASHINGTON Under bills recently introduced by state and federal lawmakers, it would be significantly easier for some illegal immigrants to afford a college education -- and for the colleges to afford the students. Two bills, one passed by the...
Making a Power Play with Your PC
Electricity is your computer's gasoline, the fuel that moves the moving parts. It can be equally explosive. Most people don't think twice about the electric current flowing into a PC until something disturbs that flow. In the event that lightning threatens,...
`Metacourse' Explores New Opportunities for U.S.-African Collaboration
Since the mid-1970s, Dr. Pearl T. Robinson has been investigating and teaching the politics of African nations. Now, as 21st century African universities begin using the Internet to strengthen their academic programs, it comes as little surprise that...
More Minority Households Gain Internet Access
HOUSTON A recent survey on Internet usage reveals that minority households and senior citizens are making big strides when it comes to getting access to the Internet. The report, compiled from data captured in the syndicated Media Audit research...
Ole Miss, MSU Could Help Jackson State in Fund-Raising Efforts
JACKSON, MISS. A Jackson State University fund drive that the school hopes will be the largest ever may be receiving help from two of Mississippi's majority White universities. Next year, Jackson State plans to announce what would be the school's...
Salary Gap Widens between Tenured, Non-Tenured Faculty, NEA Report Says
WASHINGTON The two-tiered employment system for higher education continues to erode salaries among non-tenured faculty, according to recent data collected from the National Study of Post Secondary Faculty that was analyzed and published in the June...
South Carolina College Students Get Free Ride with Lottery's Scholarship Money
COLUMBIA, S.C. The state's biggest college .scholarship program just got a lot sweeter. About 21,000 students going to the state's four-year colleges won't have to pay for tuition under the lottery bill that Gov. Jim Hodges signed into law last...
University of Kansas to Expand Minority Retention Program
LAWRENCE, KAN. Boasting an 85 percent retention rate, the University of Kansas is expanding its School of Business minority retention program across the entire university. The Multicultural Business Scholars program was created to provide comprehensive...
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