Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 19, November 9

Corporations Lend Support to U-Michigan's Diversity Efforts
ANN ARBOR, MICH. Twenty of America's largest and best-known corporations filed a legal brief here last month strongly supporting the University of Michigan in the lawsuit challenging its admissions policies. The brief argues that diversity in higher...
Educating for the Global Future
A passport recognizes the bearer as a citizen of the United States. In his 1857 Dred Scott decision, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney cited the routine refusal of officials at the U.S. Department of State to issue passports to Blacks as evidence that they...
Georgia Wants More White Students to Enroll at State's HBCUs
ATLANTA Looking to increase diversity at all its schools, the University System of Georgia wants more White students to enroll at the state's three historically Black public colleges. "There is educational value in studying with people that are...
HBCUs Making Major Progress in Curbing Loan Defaults
An in-depth review of new federal data shows that historically Black colleges and universities are making major inroads in reducing defaults, particularly at institutions that had high rates for much of the 1990s. For 1998, only four of the nation's...
Majority of HBCUs `Keeping Pace' with Technology
MANY STILL FACE MAJOR DIGITAL DIVIDE ISSUES, NAFEO REPORT SAYS WASHINGTON The majority of Black colleges and universities are more wired than originally assumed, according to a recent study released by the National Association for Equal Opportunity...
On the Move
DR. CHRISTOPHER T. CURRY has been appointed director of residence life at Delaware State University. He was formerly assistant dean of students and director of residence life at Delaware Valley College. Curry earned his bachelor's from Lincoln University,...
Orlando Judge Throws out Suit against Adam's Mark Hotel
ORLANDO, FLA. A federal judge has thrown out an $8 million settlement between the Adam's Mark hotel chain and five Black guests who say they were discriminated against at the Black College Reunion in Daytona Beach, Fla., in 1998. The settlement...
Predictive Value
Educause 2000 conference highlights new technology NASHVILLE, TENN. There's no doubt that rapid changes in information technology create uncertainty and anxiety throughout the economy and society at large. Experts agree that change is nowhere...
Rep. John Lewis Honored at Atlanta University Center
U.S. Rep. John Lewis' long commitment to racial justice and equal educational opportunity drew accolades last month from the six institutions that comprise the Atlanta University Center. Higher education, civic and community leaders from throughout...
They'd like to Thank the Academy
But minority members say their elections to the prestigious institutes are not enough, and that more must be done to boost their representation. For 10 years, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin volunteered her services at a rural health clinic she founded in...
Using Power to Solve the Diversity Dilemma
In Dorothy Winbush Riley's 1995 edition of My Soul Looks Back, `Less I forget: A Collection of Quotations by People of Color, the Iroquois are credited with having this to say about power: "Power means authority, the authority of law and custom,...
Using the 'Net to Travel the Real World
For years, people have transcended distance using the Internet, sending messages and retrieving information from the far comers of the world. Lately, the 'Net has become increasingly useful in bridging distance physically, from researching vacations...
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