Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, March 29

A Long, Protracted Struggle
The long and protracted struggle to bring Black colleges up to speed with their White counterparts is one of those stories that just will not go away. And why should it given the fact that higher education so effectively mirrors our society as a whole....
A Mission Critical Task: Training African Americans for Institutional Advancement Leadership
One day while resting after my exercise workout, I noticed youngsters around the ages of 5 to 7 carrying tennis rackets as big as their little bodies. Accompanying these children were their parents who appeared to be devoted to their children's achievements...
As Admissions Standards Rise, Southern University Prepares for Falling Enrollment
Desegregation settlement mandates selective admissions for some of Louisiana's public colleges BATON ROUGE, LA. Officials at Southern University's Baton Rouge campus are bracing for a 27 percent drop in freshman enrollment this fall when the...
Bush Budget Includes Gains for HBCUs, Pell Grants
Historically Black colleges and universities, along with Hispanic-serving institutions, are in line for moderate funding gains under President Bush's education budget for 2002. A bare-bones budget plan for the Department of Education calls for a...
Bush to Nominate William Hansen as Deputy Education Secretary
WASHINGTON President Bush has nominated William D. Hansen to be Deputy Secretary of Education. He is presently the executive director and CEO of the Education Finance Council. He served in the Department of Education from 1981 to 1993, excluding...
Columbia, NYU to Begin Searching for New Leadership
NEW YORK Two of the nation's most prestigious institutions of higher learning -- Columbia University and New York University -- said earlier this month that they will be searching for new leadership following announcements that their presidents...
GOP, Democrats Settle Education Subcommittee Dispute
Subcommittees to share responsibility of minority institutions Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives have reached a bipartisan agreement that ends a testy debate on the oversight of Black and Hispanic-serving colleges. Congressional...
History Professor Creates Database of African Genealogy
STORRS, CONN. Dr. G. Ugo Nwokeji, an assistant professor of history at the University of Connecticut, is attempting to help people of African descent form a clearer picture of their collective past. Nwokeji and a fellow researcher are compiling...
Making Money with Your PC
Can you get rich quick on the lnternet? Sure you can, if you believe the flood of e-mail messages sent by "entrepreneurs" hoping you'll invest in their enterprises. Don't believe them. Those sending this growing torrent of comeons are almost...
North Dakota School Divided over `Fighting Sioux' Nickname
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname is dividing the campus in a dispute involving administrators, students, American Indians and a major contributor for an $85 million hockey arena. Opponents say the nickname...
On the Move
DR. SHIRLEYANN JACKSON, president of Renselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors accorded an engineer. Previously Jackson served as chairwoman of the U.S. Nuclear...
Prometheus Unbound: University Competes with Courseware Giants
WASHINGTON While officials at George Washington University (GWU) have long relied upon home-grown software tools to handle computing needs at the Washington-based school they didn't anticipate that other schools might also want to put GWU software...
Rensselaer Receives Record Gift: $360 Million
TROY, N.Y, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute received earlier this month a gift of $360 million, the largest gift ever to a single U.S. college or university. The anonymous donor who pledged $130 million to RPI in December replaced the earlier...
State Education Computer Networks Gain Access to Internet2
WASHINGTON Officials with Abilene, a national Internet2 network, have announced that state education computer networks in Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Virginia and Washington will have Internet2 connectivity. Internet2, a research university-backed...
Study Questions Merit of Georgia's Popular Scholarship Program
Hope program boosts in-state Black student enrollment, but does little to increase access to postsecondary education overall Georgia's Hope Scholarship program, which provides up to $3,000 a year in college aid to high school students graduating...
The Color of Money
Artist Re-Creates Scenes of Slavery Found On Confederate Currency CHARLESTON, S.C. One day, as artist John W. Jones worked at a print shop in South Carolina, he discovered some old Confederate currency that featured a picture of slaves picking...
The Politics of Art
Paul R. Jones chose to donate his extensive collection of African American art to the University of Delaware, but not without making sure an HBCU would benefit. On more than one occasion Paul R. Jones has been entangled in some of America's most...
Toni Morrison Society Honors Nobel Laureate with 70th Birthday Tribute
NEW YORK In what turned out to be a who's who in academia, the literary community and the entertainment industry, the Toni Morrison Society, together with Alfred A. Knopf publishing company, hosted a 70th birthday tribute for Nobel Laureate Toni...
Will Historic Inequities Ever Be Remedied?
Before leaving office, Democrats and the Office of Civil Rights settled all but one desegregation case. Will Black colleges flounder in the postelection dust? Picture this: A public school that was king of Black college football for many years,...
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