Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 23, January 1

Admissions Controversy Embroils Berkeley Again: Regents Chairman Questions Low-Scoring SAT Admits, Leaks Report to Newspaper
BERKELEY, CALIF. Just when it seemed that the University of California was finally moving beyond divisions over race in admissions, a new controversy has erupted at the Berkeley campus, garnering an onslaught of headlines around the state and a...
A Rationale for Increasing Funding for HBCUs
Last year, President Bush proposed a 9 percent increase in funding for minority-serving institutions including historically Black colleges and universities. While such a proposed funding increase is overdue, HBCUs have not been funded at a level needed...
Boosting the Power of Your Word Processor
In the competitive world of personal computers, software companies act like little empires, conquering related programs and gobbling up the territory they once held. Programs continually add features, causing other software that once consisted of only...
Education Department Takes Steps to Curb Identity Theft among Students
U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick Paige urged college students to be aware of the growing problem of identity theft, and announced recently several action steps the Department of Education is taking to help combat this problem. Paige made the announcement...
Education Funding Up in the Air: Bipartisan Efforts Still under Way to Increase Spending Package
Republicans have pushed a tardy $373 billion spending package through the U.S. House of Representatives that would increase overall funding for the U.S. Department of Education by $2.9 billion, despite conservative objections that the measure had too...
Emory, Mellon Foundation Team Up for Fellowship Program
ATLANTA Emory University has received a $247,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to partner in a new fellowship program that will place some of the university's top graduate students in the classrooms of six colleges and universities...
Five Postsecondary Institutions Added to Distance Education Program
Five additional postsecondary education institutions have been selected to participate in the Distance Education Demonstration program, bringing the total number of institutions, systems and consortia of institutions admitted to the program to 29 in...
Graduation Rates of America's Top-Ranked College Football Teams
Graduation Rates of America's Top-Ranked College Football Teams The college bowl games begin in December and wrap up in early January. Following are the graduation rates for the Associated Press top 25 college football teams, Division I-A. ...
Grambling Wins Back Accreditation: University Also Launches National Search for Permanent President
BATON ROUGE, LA. Grambling State University overcame financial problems to win back its accreditation at the December meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. "The cloud has finally been lifted," Grambling State's Interim...
House Approves Legislation for Vouchers in Nation's Capital: Senate to Act on the Measure in Late January
The U.S. House of Representatives last month gave final approval to legislation for taxpayer-funded vouchers for students in the District of Columbia. The legislation, backed by President Bush, will allow students to attend private and parochial schools....
Illinois Congressman Calls on President to Convene Commission on Black Males
As a result of the State of the African American Male initiative, national leaders are calling on President George W. Bush to convene a Presidential Commission to seek solutions regarding the dismal quality of life for millions of African American...
NAACP to Proceed with Challenge to One Florida Initiative
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. The NAACP will proceed with its challenge of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush controversial One Florida higher education initiative, as a result of a recent state Supreme Court ruling. The decision gives the civil rights organization the...
Northeastern University Hosts Race Relations Conference
BOSTON Affirmative action and life alter the University of Michigan cases dominated discussions last month at a two-day conference at Northeastern University in Boston. The conference, "Race Relations on College Campuses: New Dimensions of Inclusion,"...
Of Shared Governance & Trust: Survey Reveals Differences in Institutional Values between HBCUS, TWIS but Not All Scholars Agree
A new survey appears to reveal sharply different perceptions of shared governance between historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and traditionally White institutions (TWIs). The study's author, Dr. James T. Minor, a research associate...
Survey: High-School Graduation Rates Are Highest in West, Midwest
Mostly rural states in the West and Midwest have the highest percentage of residents with high-school diplomas, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in December. Wyoming leads the nation with 90.2 percent of residents 25 and older having...
Survey: Many College Students Fuzzy on First Amendment Rights
PHILADELPHIA One out of four college students in a nationwide survey was unable to name any of the freedoms protected by the First Amendment, according to a free-speech watchdog group. "These survey results are disheartening, but they unfortunately...
Surviving Tough Times: From Administrative Reorganizations to Finding New Streams of Revenue, Some Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Determined to Stay Afloat
Overall, historically Black colleges and universities' compassionate and noble mission of educating and nurturing young African American minds has not changed over the years, but leaders at Black campuses are now increasingly having to temper that...
Texas A&M to Leave Race out of Admissions Decisions: University Says It Will Step Up Minority Recruiting, Offer Scholarships
While many colleges nationwide are scrambling to use affirmative action in admissions, Texas A&M University has announced it won't give race any special consideration. Instead, A&M officials are confident that efforts such as stepped-up...
The Business of Academia
Happy New Year! We are starting off2004 with an edition about shared governance in academia. Are administration and faculty on the same page when it comes to shared governance and trust? What about historically Black colleges and universities versus...
UC-Berkeley Taps Harvard Professor as Law School Dean
BERKELEY, CALIF. Harvard University law professor Christopher Edley Jr. has been tapped to become dean of Boalt Hall School of Law at University of California, Berkeley. Edley, who has taught at Harvard since 1981, will assume the post no later...
University of South Carolina Appoints First Black Law School Dean
COLUMBIA, S.C. The first Black dean has been appointed at the University of South Carolina's School of Law. Burnele Venable Powell was introduced to the law school faculty, students and staff last month by university President Andrew Sorensen. ...
Wireless Movement Dominating Campus IT Change
A steady growth in the use of wireless networks on American college campuses represents one of the most significant trends in the higher education information technology (IT) landscape, according to the academy's most widely recognized technology survey....

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