Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 15, September 9

American Indian Law Program Opens at Michigan State Law School
EAST LANSING, MICH. Michigan State University (MSU) College of Law is launching the most comprehensive American Indian Law Program in the Midwest. MSU will otter one of only two formal programs east of the Mississippi River and one of the most...
An Insider Moves Front & Center
Lezli Baskerville is no stranger to the ways of Washington. As the fifth president and the first woman to head the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), Baskerville brings more than two decades of Washington-based...
"Are You Paper?"
Here's an experiment. If you have students who are members of Black fraternal organizations, find one you know reasonably well. And out of the blue, ask them, "Are you paper?" Make a note of their reaction. And if they ask you to clarify, keep it vague....
Breaking Down the Walls: Long Known for Its Insularity, the Citadel Is Taking Steps to Shake That Image with New African Americans Studies Program, Civil Rights Conference
No one was surprised when Dr. Marcus Cox's Ph.D. in history from Northwestern led to job offers from Ohio State and Illinois State universities. But it came as quite a surprise to his friends when Cox passed on those schools to go to The Citadel --a...
Fighting the Same Fight
A change in leadership often has a way of re-energizing the troops so to speak. Armed with new ideas and a flesh perspective, new leaders can get those around them to think "outside the box"--often for the first time in a long time. Our cover story...
Hip-Hop Images Blamed for Seducing Minority Youth into Smoking
ATLANTA The colorful images on the boxes of Kool cigarettes depict the urban nightlife. On one, a disc jockey scratches a record. On another, people are captured dancing mid-bounce. Other trendy cigarette brands feature a blend of menthol tobacco...
Internet Exerts Significant Influence on Users, Surveys Says
WASHINGTON Most Internet users in the United States say the Internet plays a significant role in their daily lives, according to a recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. For example, 64 percent of Interact users say their daily...
Investing in HBCU Leadership: Southern Education Foundation Creates Three-Year Initiative to Facilitate HBCU Accreditation
Knoxville College, Morris Brown College and Barber Scotia College. These institutions are just some of the recent victims of lost accreditation--and there are others. Many historically black colleges and universities HBCUs) have either teetered on...
Know Your Enemy: The Assault on Diversity
While policy-makers and educational administrators decry the underrepresentation of African American students in institutions of higher education, groups like the Center for Individual Rights (CIR) work to limit African American presence on campuses...
Legislation Vies to Revitalize Foreign-Student Enrollment
In an effort to reverse declining enrollment by foreign students, Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., last month introduced legislation intended to ease some of the more burdensome aspects of the student visa process. As the Student and Exchange Visitor...
Louisiana ACT Scores Improve, Remain among Country's Worst
NEW ORLEANS High school students in Louisiana showed significant improvement on a major college entrance exam this year, but the state's average score remained among the nation's worst, according to results released in August. Louisiana's average...
Miller Apologizes to Black Community for Rock 'N' Roll Promotion
MILWAUKEE Miller Brewing came under fire recently for its promotion commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll. The promotion, which features Rolling Stone cover shots of Elvis Presley, Blondie and others on beer cans, had been criticized...
Minorities Spending More on Eating out, Entertainment, Research Shows
ATHENS, GA. African American and Hispanic households are devoting a larger share of their discretionary income to eating out in restaurants and entertainment, in part the result of increasing buying power for the largest U.S. minority groups. ...
Power Play: HBCUs Seek Clout in Washington
As president of Langston, a historically Black land-grant state university in Oklahoma, Dr. Ernest Holloway says it's gratifying that his school and the other historically Black schools covered by the Higher Education Act's (HEA) entitlement grant...
Report: Transfer Barriers Loom Large for Two-Year Students
Misperceptions and a lack of coordination between community colleges and four-year institutions combine to create significant obstacles to baccalaureate degrees for two-year students, according to a report that culminates an 18-month study and marks...
Stopping Web Plagiarists from Stealing Your Content
How do you stop people from lifting content from your site and using it at their site? You can use a Web search service such as Google, searching for unique strings of text at your site to uncover other sites with the same content. Alternatively, you...
Taking It to the Next Level
Few former college presidents can boast of a career as accomplished and varied as Dr. Michael L. Lomax. His resume, which include tenure as a college professor; 12 years in political office as the Fulton County executive in the Atlanta metropolitan...
Two-Year Schools Overworked, Undervalued, Report Says
WASHINGTON For those who are still not certain that community colleges really have a role to play in the nation's higher education story, a small series of statistics is undoubtedly eye-opening: In 1965, 1.2 million students attended two-year schools....
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