Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 21, December 11

Accreditation Renewed for University of the District of Columbia
After nearly a decade of financial strife, media misrepresentation, and structural challenges, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) received some positive encouragement regarding its future. The twenty-one-year-old predominately Black...
A Pair Deals Seven of a Kind: Educational Preparation and Poise Result in Historic Delivery
Des Moines, Iowa - You could feel the surprise and excitement. Not just because medical history had been made with the birth of the first known surviving septuplets, but because of the people who sat down behind the two desk signs -- "Dr. Paula Mahone"...
A Prescription for Participation: Diabetes Study Helping African Americans Overcome Fears of Ethnic Medical Research
They don't want to take pills. They're unwilling to participate in randomized trials. They are reluctant to take a chance," says Robert Ratner, M.D., head of the Medlantic Clinical Research Center in Washington, D.C., discussing why some people don't...
Bailing out Piscataway School Board: Civil Rights Groups Avoid Possibility of Allowing Supreme Court to Make "Bad Law." (Piscataway, New Jersey, Case before U.S. Supreme Court)
The settlement of a New Jersey reverse discrimination case by civil rights groups has headed off a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling many activists believe would have dealt a death blow to affirmative action programs in the United States. Last...
Does a "Lynch Mob" Belong in College Football?
It has been said that those who fail to heed the lessons of history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past. Perhaps someone should pass Kansas State University's football team a history book. The Wildcat football team at Kansas State has...
Historically Black Bluefield State's Ironic Situation: Desperately Seeking Black Students and Faculty
Bluefield, W. Va. -- When a historically Black university fails to sustain, say, a ten percent African American student population, People are bound to start talking. Well, they have. Even friends of Bluefield State College are concerned because...
Less Sugar and More of the Sweet Life: The Diabetes Prevention Program
Washington -- The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a researh study being conducted at twenty-five medical centers around the country. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney...
March Planned to Support Affirmative Action: Latino Law Students and Professors Confront Threat of Limited Access
Albequerque, N.M. - A gathering here last month of organizations representing Latino law students agreed to form a national organization to support a pro-affirmative action march, scheduled for January in San Francisco, being organized by legal educators....
Race Relations Issues Overshadowed by Furor over Affirmative Action
When you discuss race relations in higher education, the issues of diversity and affirmative action inevitably become a part of the dialogue. Unfortunately, those two topics often get confused as the same issue. At the recent airing of "Race Relations...
The Myth of Educational Attainment: When a Black Woman's Master's Degree Equals a White Woman's Bachelor's Degree
The Black Leadership Forum -- an organization that includes the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the National Urban League, the National Council of Negro Women, and others -- deflected energy from the controversial Taxman v. Piscataway case...
The Shifting Terrain of Welfare Reform: Educational Advocates for Low-Income Students Looking for Solid Ground
For hundreds of thousands of the nation's poor adults, community colleges have long delivered their best chance for gaining sufficient education and training to land a job that could break their dependence on welfare. Literacy and technical programs,...
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