Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 13, August 15

A Passion for Cuba: University of Connecticut Music Professor Explores African Roots in the Island Nation. (Faculty Club)
Dr. Robert Stephens, professor of music at the University of Connecticut-Storrs and interim director of the school's Institute for African American Studies, says he has always had a passion for Cuba. That passion--indulged to the fullest in his four...
Are We There Yet? Retaining Faculty of Color. (Last Word)
The retention of faculty of color at predominantly White institutions continues to be a significant issue in higher education. By sharing personal insights, however, those in higher education might be able to identify common perspectives held by similarly...
Black, Hispanic Leaders Stress Need for More Financial Aid; Many High-Achieving Students Still Unable to Afford a College Education. (Washington Update)
Low-income, high-achieving students face tremendous barriers to success in college, largely due to limited financial aid funds, representatives of Black and Hispanic colleges told Congress last month. "Let me be very clear--adequate student financial...
Carnegie Mellon Collaborates with Minority-Serving Institutions on Internet Security. (Tech Talk)
A collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and minority-serving institutions may prove instrumental in preparing a generation of Black and Latino computer professionals who are highly skilled in Internet security. This summer, the Pittsburgh-based...
Cultural Immersion: Black Issues Associate Editor Experiences First-Hand the Benefits of Studying Abroad during a Weeklong Trip to Strasbourg, France
Knowing what I know now, there is no way I would have finished my undergraduate degree without studying abroad for some period of time during those four years--a semester, a year, even two weeks during the summer. Now, a decade or so later, I know...
Events
SEPTEMBER Sept. 17-22 National Black MBA Association Inc. 24th Annual Conference and Exposition "Bridging the Gap to the Untapped Frontier" Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville, Tenn. Contact: National Black MBA Association Phone: (312) 236-2622 Fax: (312)...
GED Exam Surpasses 1 Million Adult Test Takers in 2001. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON More than 1 million adults worldwide took one or more of the five GED Tests in 2001, a first in the program's 60-year history, the General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service announced in a report released last month. Much of...
Grants & Awards
Delaware State University has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the DuPont Center for Collaborate Research and Education. The grant will go to the Delaware State University teacher education initiative. Dillard University (La.) received a $300,000...
In the Business to Retain: National Conference Offers Strategies on Keeping Students in College and on Track. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Although colleges and universities have adopted a number of successful strategies and techniques to recruit students to their campuses, retaining those students often proves to be quite difficult. But for those attending the National...
Just Call Them Courageous. (Editor's Note)
Six young men from the "Call Me Mister" program stopped by the offices of Black Issues late last month, and you can call us "impressed." For those of you not familiar with "Call Me Mister," the project's mission is to recruit and train Black males...
Leadership Institute Challenges Students to Think Globally. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK For Charles Reynolds, attending the Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute last month was a humbling experience, one that opened his eyes to a more culturally diverse world. "There are many interesting people around the world that...
Legislating the Technical Mind: Texas Congresswoman Works to Equip Young Americans with the Skills to Meet the Nation's Technological and Scientific Needs
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, is no stranger to being a trailblazer. The first woman to represent Dallas in the Texas state legislature and the U.S. Congress, Johnson has championed health, science and education causes during her illustrious...
Microsoft Expands Support of UNCF. (Tech Briefs)
NEW ORLEANS Microsoft Corp., chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates has announced that his company is expanding its support of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Inc., with a $25 million software, grant. Gates made the announcement last...
More Seek Graduate School to Wait out Job Market. (Noteworthy News)
PHILADELPHIA Brett Tishler still has his senior year at Temple University ahead of him, but he's fairly sure what his future holds--more school. "With the way the economy is ... there's really nothing I can do right now except go to graduate school...
North Carolina Leaders Report Progress on Decreasing Achievement Gap. (Noteworthy News)
DURHAM, N.C. A consortium of university leaders and education advocates gathered at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) last month to discuss progress made in decreasing the achievement gap in the state. The group, the Historically Minority...
SECME Selects Teams to Help Develop Early College High Schools. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON SECME, a strategic alliance of school systems and engineering universities in 17 states, has identified local teams to help plan and establish eight new "Early College High Schools" across the Southeastern United States. The planning...
Senate Spending Bill Calls for $100 Pell Increase. (Washington Update)
The maximum Pell Grant for needy students would increase by $100 next year under a new Senate proposal that is drawing both praise and criticism among advocates. If enacted into law, the bill would fund a Pell Grant of $4,100 next year, another...
Study Reveals 23 Football Players Died during 2001 Season. (Noteworthy News)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Eight young U.S. football players, including seven in high school and one playing in a Pop Warner league, died last year as a direct result of injuries suffered on the field, according to a new study published by the University...
Testing for Cohesion, Not Competition. (BI Forum)
Let us change roles for a moment, and see if the College Board can solve a few questions: What do high incomes and the SAT I produce? a) SAT preparation centers b) tutors c) scoring differentials due to financial capabilities d) all of...
Tips on How to Best Use Computer Tips. (Personal Computing)
Some people love to tinker, to take what they have and try to improve it. Others regard tinkering as the equivalent of sticking a screwdriver inside an electrical outlet. A personal computer and the software that runs on it, being as customizable...
University of Nebraska, State Patrol Team Up to Study Racial Profiling. (Noteworthy News)
LINCOLN, NEB. The Nebraska State Patrol II will partner with the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) to study racial profiling in traffic stops. The partnership was announced late last month, just before the patrol released preliminary results...
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