Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 22, December 23

100 YEARS of CHANGE
FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE There is no doubt that access to higher education has played a critical role in the evolving status of people of color in the 20th century. In this edition, Black Issues reviews the century throught the prism of some of the...
Administrators Project a Loss of Diversity Because of `One Florida' Plan
TAMPA, Fla. -- Members of a task force created to help enact Gov. Jeb Bush's effort to end affirmative action in university admissions debated earlier this month what it would take to make the plan work. Meanwhile, University of Florida administrators...
All They Can Be and a College Degree
Army hopes to boost recruitment with proposal that would expand its role in the education of its soldiers. WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army has been aware of and used distance learning on the higher education level for some time. But now, the Army has...
Appeals Court Rejects Grad Student's Discrimination Suit in Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The state Court of Appeals has refused to reinstate a racial discrimination suit by a former graduate student who claimed the University of Michigan rejected his dissertation and denied him a doctorate because he is Black. In...
Bayou Classic Gets Bigger, Richer
Go-it-alone strategy puts more than a little sugar in Grambling's and Southern's bowls NEW ORLEANS -- The annual Bayou Classic football game between Louisiana's two major historically Black universities has built a reputation over the past 26 years...
Berkeley Struggles as the FACULTY LOOKS Elsewhere
BERKELEY, Calif.--Issues of race and racism are swirling about the University of California at Berkeley, stirred up by the imminent departures of two professors of color and ongoing concern over the future of the ethnic studies department. At issue:...
BI What's New Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
The intent is "to do everything we can to connect the School of Education to the teachers of Jackson and the state [of Mississippi] as a whole, "says Dr. Ivan Banks, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Jackson State University. That is why...
Breaking the Science Barrier
As we cross the threshold of a new millennium, the extraordinary global economic expansion, driven primarily by American technological innovation, is a dazzling affirmation of our nation's preeminence. Advances still unfolding in America's research...
College Will Be Sheltered from Possible Y2K Storm
MILWAUKEE -- A technical college has prepared for the worst the new millennium has to offer by putting together a Y2K disaster shelter. Lakeshore Technical College's Cleveland campus is ready to provide 500 people with food, water and shelter for...
Letters to the Editor
Avenues for Loan Default Repayments Need to Be Reopened Dear Editor: Your magazine has reported the efforts by the Department of Education to crack down on student loan defaulters and schools with high student loan rates (see Black Issues, Sept....
Miss. HBCU Has New Competition for Students, Funds
JACKSON, Miss. -- In a ruling praised by education partisans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a federal judge will allow a four-year college program to begin accepting students as early as next summer, if funding allows. Eight months after blocking college...
New North Carolina Consortium to Try to Close Racial Achievement Gap
DURHAM, N.C. -- A dozen North Carolina colleges and universities have formed a consortium that will develop outreach programs to help public schools close the achievement gap between Black and White public school students. State tests during the...
Preparing to Cross the River
When I was growing up in Falmouth, Ky., I can remember my grandmother singing a song that put me to sleep and awakened me. The title of this song is "Shall We Gather At the River." The final chorus still lingers in my mind: "Shall we gather at...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
KNOXVILLE COLLEGE CHOOSES HATTON Dr. Barbara Hatton has been chosen to lead Knoxville College in Tennessee. She is the former deputy director of the education and culture program at the Ford Foundation. Hatton holds a bachelor's in psychology and...
Replicating Ourselves in the 20th and 21st Centuries
What has 20th century meant for African American women in higher education? Over a steaming cup of tea, I smile as I fall into the trap of naming names and citing trends to answer this question. The names are hauntingly familiar. Dr. Sadie Tanner Moselle...
Students of Color Win in Final Education Budget
WASHINGTON -- Postsecondary institutions serving students of color earned some hard-fought budget victories as Congress concluded its business for the year. Black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and tribal colleges all won funding increases...
Washington Briefs
People of Color and Women Gain In Enrollment WASHINGTON -- Students of color represent a larger share of the college population than they did at the beginning of this decade, a new Education Department report says. Minorities in 1997 accounted...
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