Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 7, May 25

African American Studies
A discipline in search of a methodology? Five minutes on the World Wide Web makes the point more plainly than a full weekend with a stack of college catalogs: There are as many types of African American Studies programs as there are institutions...
A New Spectrum
In some ways, the state of the African American Studies discipline has never been healthier. According to the National Council for Black Studies, four schools currently offer doctoral studies in the discipline. That list doesn't include Harvard...
Building A Better Web Site through Free Association
How good is free? The no-cost Internet bandwagon continues to accelerate, with Web sites, Web storage space, Web-based software programs, and Internet service providers offering services completely free of charge. Some Web sites even let you...
Clinton Initiative Would Improve Access to Services
WASHINGTON -- A new initiative from the Clinton administration and several members of Congress may benefit Black colleges, two-year institutions and students of color in high-poverty areas of the South. The president's New Markets initiative seeks...
Department, Program, Institute or Other?
Black Studies officials say the road to the department is sometimes a tough one When officials at the Alabama Commission on Higher Education announced in February that they would not approve a Black Studies major at the University of Alabama at...
Due Process: Florida A&M, Florida International Finally Get Law Schools
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Two months ago, more than 11,000 angry protesters marched here on Florida's Capitol to protest Gov. Jeb Bush's plan to end affirmative action in university admissions and state contracting. Now the Florida governor is poised...
Morgan State Blocks Competing Doctoral Programs
BALTIMORE -- New doctoral programs at Baltimore-area public universities have been put on hold at the urging of Morgan State University officials, prompting critics to claim the school is using its historically Black status to block competition from...
Panel Offers Diversity Goals for Texas HBCUs
AUSTIN, Texas- A Texas panel has recommended ways for the state's two historically Black public universities to erase findings by federal officials that traces of segregation linger in Texas higher education. Called "Priority Plan 2000," the panel...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. MARSHALL B. BASS has been elected chairman of South Carolina's Voorhees College Board of Trustees. Bass is the founder of Marshall B. Bass and Associates Inc., a management consulting firm. Bass earned a bachelor's degree from the University...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
The Association of American Medical Colleges, in collaboration with Pfizer Inc. and the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative, has established a new institutional grant program entitled "Caring for Community." The program's purpose is to encourage...
Publish or Perish: The Saga of an Assimilation Essay
My failure to motivate a student to publish a significant essay some 17 years ago continues to haunt me. In October of 1983, I passed back the first set of freshman papers with my usual comments. In those days, I would face my students squarely and...
Survey Reveals Black, Hispanic Parents Place High Value on College
WASHINGTON -- Compared to White parents, a greater number African American and Hispanic parents recognize the value of sending a child to college, new national research says. Data from Public Agenda and the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement...
The Art of Fund-Raising
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Tina Daniels gets resumes from people all the time as director of annual giving and reunion programs at the University of Michigan law school. "Everybody thinks they can be a fund-raiser," she says. "They think it's so easy to...
U. of Iowa Spokeswoman's Comment Draws Fire
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa spokeswoman Ann Rhodes says she was trying to be funny, but her comment about White men being "the root of most evil" is drawing widespread criticism. More than 300 negative phone calls and e-mails have been...
UVA Gets Grant to Revamp Black Studies
The Ford Foundation just gave the University of Virginia's Carter G. Woodson institute for African and African American Studies a $250,000 grant to revamp its program. With help from Ford, five outside consultants and more than 30 university faculty...
UVA Officials Dispute Web Site's Admissions Predictor
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A think tank that has criticized the University of Virginia for favoring Black applicants over Whites has posted an "admissions predictor" on its Web site that claims to show an applicant's odds of getting into the school based...
What's New North Florida Minority Enrollment Lags without Affirmative Action
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Black enrollment at the University of North Florida, where affirmative action ended in 1989, lags behind other campuses in the state, a university administrator acknowledged last month. The testimony came during an administrative...
Yahoo! They Made It
For first time in years, two Black colleges named 'most wired' HAMPTON, Va. -- As the only historically Black institutions to make the Yahoo! Internet Life "Most Wired Colleges" year 2000 list, officials at Hampton University here and Tennessee...
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