Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 5, April 26

Adam's Mark Faces New Accusations of Racial Bias
Black College Reunion participant says Daytona Beach, Fla., hotel was hostile to Black guests DAYTONA BEACH, FLA A year after receiving scads of negative publicity resulting from a racial discrimination settlement, the Adam's Mark Hotel in Daytona...
Advisers, Athletes Team Up to Close the Educational Gap
We live in a society of educational gaps. Educational gaps refer to knowledge and information deficits that students bring with them to college. Because students are products of their social backgrounds and circumstances, they are often unaware of...
Arthur Ashe Jr. SPORTS SCHOLARS 2001
IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Black Issues In Higher Education in 1992 established the Sports Scholars Award to honor undergraduate students of color who exemplify the standards Set by tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. A scholar and athlete, Ashe sought to...
Black, Hispanic Admissions Up in First Year of UC Program
But enrollment at flagship campuses continues to decline BERKELEY, CALIF. Black and Hispanic admissions to the University of California increased in the first year of a program guaranteeing a spot for the top 4 percent of high school graduates....
Black-Owned Golf Club Added to National Register of Historic Places
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. An Ohio golf club, believed to be the only golf course in the United States designed, built, owned and managed by an African American, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Clearview Golf Club of...
Challenging the Racial Diversity Argument
The National Association of Scholars refutes research on the educational benefits of campus diversity WASHINGTON On the heels of federal court rulings in the University of Michigan's defense of race-conscious affirmative action in its undergraduate...
Democrats Raise Stakes in Education Debate
Educating minority students from underserved communities tops agenda Increasing federal support across the education spectrum -- from dropout prevention to teacher preparation at Black colleges w is the aim of a new package of aid touted by Democrats...
Digital Divide Panel Urges Focus on Technology's Impact
ONTARIO, CALIF. The effort to solve digital divide issues is forcing the higher education establishment and local communities to re-examine the culture of their schools and quality education as a priority, expert panelists concluded at the TechEd01...
GRANTS & Awards
Florida Southern College in Lakeland has been awarded $65,300 from the trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. The money will establish a faculty-student summer research program. Jacksonville University in Florida received a $150,000 grant from...
Higher Education Board Finds No Discrimination at Bluefield State
BLUEFIELD, W.VA. Decisions made by Bluefield State College President Robert Moore and his staff relating to a discrimination complaint were not racially motivated, the state Higher Education Interim Governing Board said late last month. "After...
Hispanic Advocates Seek College Aid for North Carolina Illegal Immigrants
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Advocates for North Carolina's Hispanic population are pressing for changes that would make illegal immigrants eligible for admission and reduced-rate tuition at public universities. Federal law requires North Carolina and...
Huston-Tillotson College Partners with Texas Railroad Commission to Bridge Digital Divide
AUSTIN, TEXAS The president of historically Black Huston-Tillotson College and the chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission have announced an initiative to deploy digital network technologies to train and employ low-income residents of East Austin....
Jesse Jackson Urges Students to Fight University of Michigan Ruling
ANN ARBOR, MICH. After a federal judge ordered the University of Michigan law school to stop using race in its admissions policies, the Rev. Jesse Jackson urged students at a campus rally to fight the ruling. Jackson told hundreds of students...
On the Move
Send appointment information, along with a color photo, to: Joan Morgan, Black Issues In Higher Education, 10520 Warwick Ave., Suite B-8, Fairfax, Va., 22030 or e-mall Joan@cmabiccw.com Dr. Yvonne E. Collins has been appointed professor of physical...
Reflecting on a Season of Winners and Losers
Black athletes, both college and professional, often get a bad rap for their unseemly conduct outside of the arena or stadium. While they may gain praise for a slam dunk, a mean pitch or a winning time in the 100-meter dash, in many cases -- and sometimes...
Report Addresses Allegations of Racism at Florida Law School
GAINESVILLE, FLA. A consultant's report on racial issues at the University of Florida College of Law says the school's major problem is a "culture of name calling" in which professors lash out at each other through e-mail and in faculty meetings....
Ridin' in the Fast Lane
North Carolina A&T's motorsports program offers another training ground for engineers GREENSBORO, N.C. Historically, African Americans have been virtually nonexistent in auto racing. But it's a new day with North Carolina A&T State University's...
Spring Ushers in a Bloody Hazing Season for Black Frats
This spring, the pattern of illegal hazing that has threatened the survival of Black fraternities and sororities has once again repeated itself with deadly and devastating consequences. In early April, Nashville authorities officially announced what...
Temple University Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
PHILADELPHIA Graduate students at Temple University voted overwhelmingly to unionize in the first election of its kind in Pennsylvania. The students, who work as teaching and research assistants, voted 290-16 last month to be represented by the...
Texas A&M Offers Course on Hip-Hop Culture
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS The last place one might expect a course about hip-hop culture is Texas A&M University. But English professor Dr. Finnie Coleman has taken his love of the musical genre and transformed it into a course that debuted...
The Importance of Analogical Reasoning
The following letter is in response to University of California President Richard Atkinson's recommendation to do away with the SAT and instead emphasize the SAT II, a series of subject-based achievement tests (see BLACK ISSUES, March 15). First,...
Warding off Internet Legal Woes
As the Internet becomes ever more integrated into the economy, the old club atmosphere has given way to a more adversarial environment. While some disputes are still resolved by discussion and consensus, you're more likely to see someone call in the...