Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 19, November 11

A Chartered Fight
Parents square off with Justice Department to challenge desegregation orders in attempt to save charter schools WASHINGTON -- Parents in one Baton Rouge, La., neighborhood were relieved when they first learned of the opening of a charter school....
Creating a Competitive Edge
The "competitive edge" is more than imperative in today's recruitment climate for full-time, part-time, internship, and coop positions. Specifically, students of color have to understand that a 3.0 GPA and above, academic honors, and letters of recommendation...
EXPANDING the Top Tier
College Board calls for `affirmative development' to enlarge pool for high-achieving students of color NEW YORK -- Although considerable national efforts have been directed at bringing poor students and students of color up to minimal standards...
Fighting for Scholarships in OKLAHOMA
Fearing that the federal district court in Oklahoma City might shut down a state-financed merit scholarship program targeted by a discrimination lawsuit, Oklahoma State Rep. Opio Toure (D-Oklahoma City) and other Black Democratic legislators got a...
Four Ohio Colleges' Computers Invaded
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Hackers who invaded Wittenberg University's computers last month forced the institution to shut down its e-mail system and Web site. Their attack also resulted in security improvements that make it harder for off-campus students to...
Higher Education in Oklahoma
Colleges & Universities Public 4-year institutions 13 Cameron University East Central University Langston University Northeastern State University Northwestern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma...
House Committee Targets Funds for Poor, Defeats Vouchers
WASHINGTON -- Pushing aside school voucher plans, a House committee voted overwhelmingly last month to continue targeting federal funds to the nation's poorest children, with a new emphasis on public school choice and quality teachers. By a 42-6...
Hunters Become THE HUNTED
In the current tight job market, it's not the graduating students who are doing the searching CINCINNATI -- Picnics, pizza parties and expense-paid trips are some of the methods companies are using to attract college students who a few years ago...
Medical Research Grants Shortchange HBCUs, but Science Bill Looks Promising
WASHINGTON -- Historically Black colleges are getting just a small piece of the medical research pie, says Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., who is trying to see that Congress takes some action on the issue this fall. HBCUs in 1997 received less than 1...
Playing Internet CATCH-UP
Government's Dated count of Internet Users can be `Potentially Misleading' WASHINGTON -- The government announced recently that 57 million Americans logged onto the Internet -- in 1997. But among the lightning-fast changes in the online world, how...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
Suber to Head St. Augustine's DR. DIANNE BOARDLEY SUBER is the first woman to be named president of St. Augustine's College in North Carolina. Suber has been a professor, assistant provost and, most recently, vice president for administrative services...
Putting Oklahoma in Context
The great risk as the backlash to affirmative action continues is that schools will decide to give up their goals of racial diversity, not that they will be forced to do so. They may retreat prematurely, in some instances without much regret for programs...
Ressurecting the Thurman Legacy for the Next Millennium
At the entrance to Morehouse College, stand two monuments to two giants of the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Dr. Howard Thurman. King's legacy looms large in the nation's memory. But while Thurman was a confidant to King...
State, University Professors Reach Agreement on Contract
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Negotiators for the state and the union representing faculty at 14 state universities reached a tentative agreement on a new contract last month, just two hours before a strike moratorium set by the union was about to expire. ...
Testing Your Diversity Knowledge
The following test was developed by Fred L. Pincus, as associate professor of sociology at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and author of the Test of Affirmative Action Knowledge and the co-editor of Race and Ethnic Conflict: Contending...
The Quest to Define Collegiate Desegregation: Black Colleges, Title VI Compliance and Post-Adams Litigation
The Quest to Define Collegiate Desegregation: Black Colleges, Title VI Compliance and Post-Adams Litigation By M. Christopher Brown II Price: $49.95 Greenwood Publishing Group 192 pgs. Overcoming more than a century of discrimination against African...
Top 15 Baccalaureate Institutions of Minority Ph.D.S
by Race, 1993-1997 (ranked by number) BLACKS Rank Institution Number 1 Howard University(*) 156 2 Wayne State University 79 3 Florida A&M University(*)...
UCLA Law Students Protest against Admission Policies
LOS ANGELES -- About 200 students and professors staged a walkout here late last month to protest admissions policies at the University of California-Los Angeles where only two Black students are among the law school's freshman class. Protesters...
Unity Mural Gets New Life
San Francisco City College Discovers New Lessons in Valuable Campus Mural SAN FRANCISCO -- College officials say they can't believe it was at one point almost forgotten, an important work of art packed away in crates and placed in some out-of-the-way...
U.S. Med Schools Report Lowest Minority Application Rate in Seven Years
The Association of American Medical Colleges say Black male presence continues to decline at an alarming rate WASHINGTON -- The percentage of underrepresented people of color applying to medical school has fallen to its lowest level in seven years,...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives The University of Missouri-Columbia has instituted a new Minority Biomedical Researchers Training Initiative designed to recruit and train underrepresented minority graduate students as researchers. The...

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