Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 8, June 10

Accredited Teaching Colleges Passing the Test
Study shows that programs at HBCUs are improving standards and earning accreditation at higher rates WASHINGTON--Students who train to be teachers at colleges accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) are...
Banking on SWINTON
Just a few months after Benedict College's president, Dr. David H. Swinton, pulled off the impressive feat of becoming chairman of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Harvard-trained economist went one better. Word that Victory State Bank...
BIQ Black Issues Quiz
The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous editions of Black...
Black College Enterpri$e
UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PRESIDENT DAVID H. SWINTON, BENEDICT COLLEGE IS TAKING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK--LITERALLY Dr. David H. Swinton, president of Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., has a keen eye for...
Color Bind at Clemson
Lawsuit by Black professor unveils prickly issues of race and promotion criteria CLEMSON, S.C. -- Dr. Romando James wants to join a short list--that of Black, full professors at Clemson University. Now an associate professor at the South Carolina...
Exam Negation
Proposed federal rules would make excessive reliance on standardized test scores illegal WASHINGTON -- College and testing officials were scrambling to craft responses to the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) policy guidelines...
Fewer Students Than Expected Apply for Maryland HOPE Scholarships
ANNAPOLIS, Md.-- State officials had expected about 2,000 Maryland high school seniors would qualify for a new scholarship program for science and technology majors, but the actual number is now projected to be about 700. The result is that just...
Free at Last
After nearly three years of state investigations, Central State University is exonerated of allegations of fiscal malfeasance Wilberforce, Ohio -- Nearly three years of investigations by four state agencies into the actions of former Central State...
Maryland's Compensation Confrontation
Politicians object to Black president's $160,000 compensation package, but surveys prove salary, housing allowance, and other perks unexceptional. Largo, Md.--Local elected officials here threatened to slash Prince George s Community College's funding...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC Karl B. Brockenbrough has been appointed vice president for finance and administration at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He previously held the position in an interim capacity and before that, was the university controller. Brockenbrough...
Rice Reports Gains for Stanford's Female Faculty, but Some Disagree
STANFORD, Calif.--Female professors at Stanford University say subtle discrimination hurts their chances for advancement despite a report that shows the university has made gains in hiring and promoting women. "There are departments at Stanford...
Technology Group Examines Progress
Daytona beach, Fla. -- Will historically Black colleges and universities band together to form purchasing groups to save money on computer equipment and other information technology needs? Could Black schools benefit from a remote information technology...
Texas Being Sued for Discrimination against HBCUs
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Southern University (TSU) law professors are suing the state, saying it discriminates against historically Black colleges and universities. One suit protests the nearly $1 billion set aside for medical schools under the settlement...
Too Many Chiefs; Not Enough Leaders
In mid-July, I will step down as president of one of our nation's oldest African American women's organizations, then National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Incorporated. Our membership includes 5,000 women in more than...
Washington Update
Riley Pledges Support for Affirmative Action U. S. Education Secretary Richard Riley offered a strong defense of affirmative action, but also called it a "partial remedy" for increasing the numbers of students of color in higher education. "Affirmative...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives Boston College is establishing a new center to study the relationship between religion and public policy. Social scientist and author Alan Wolfe has been chosen to head the new Center for Religion and...