Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 13, August 12

Barnard College Launches New Black Biography and Memoir Series for 2004-2005
NEW YORK Barnard College will a present a year-long authors' series, "Writing Black Lives," during 2004-2005 to showcase significant Black writers and figures of African descent through biography and memoir. The series will feature noted author...
Benedict College Environmental Health Program First in South Carolina to Receive Accreditation
COLUMBIA, S.C. Those students across the nation seeking to earn an undergraduate degree in the environmental health field from an accredited program can now attend Benedict College, the first institution of higher learning in South Carolina to receive...
Community College Automotive Program Recognized by DaimlerChrysler
NEVILLE ISLAND, PA. The DaimlerChrysler Corp. has named Community College of Allegheny County a College Automotive Program (CAP) School of the Year in recognition of the college's commitment to excellence in automotive education and training. ...
Crime Jumps on Tennessee College Campuses
CHATTANOOGA, TENN. Violent crime on the state's college campuses increased significantly last year, according to a recent report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. In 2003, crime like rape, assaults and kidnappings was up 21.3 percent...
Georgia Study Shows Job Prospects Remain Bleak for 2003 Journalism Grads
ATHENS, GA. In a year of grim employment news, the prospects for graduates of journalism and mass communications programs remained slightly worse than the national average, according to the 2003 Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication...
Hampton Journalism School Lands Tony Brown; Brown Named Dean Following Resignation of Christopher Campbell
HAMPTON, VA. Still reeling from the controversy over the fall 2003 confiscation of student newspapers by its then acting president and provost, Hampton University has named TV journalist and best-selling author Tony Brown as dean of the Hampton...
HBCU Faculty Encouraged to Integrate GIS in Research, Curriculum
WASHINGTON Despite being scaled down in comparison to previous workshops, the 21st Annual HBCU Summer Faculty Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop in Washington, D.C., impressed upon faculty members and other participants the need to integrate...
Hip-Hop Viewed through the Prisms of Race and Gender
As the nation's premier historically Black college for women, the Spelman community prides itself on addressing issues of race and gender through critical thinking and meaningful dialogue--asking questions and seeking answers to the nuances of history...
Home Sweet Home: Congressional Black Caucus Initiative Leads HBCU, Community College Students Down the Road to Homeownership
When students graduate from college, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) wants to make sure they hold the keys to economic success. And one of those keys, the CBCF says, should unlock the door to their own home. Toward this end, the foundation...
Lawmakers Fund College Access Program for D.C. Students
A five-year-old program to help District of Columbia students attend college is winning an endorsement from the U.S. Congress and likely will get a major funding increase next year. The District of Columbia College Access Act allows D.C. high school...
Making Statements, Staking Claims and Demanding Change
In this edition we take somewhat of a break from our usual features to profile one of the most anticipated arts festivals in the country--Spoleto. Assistant editor Kendra Hamilton willingly took a trip to her hometown of Charleston, S.C., earlier this...
Managing the Risks and Rewards of Instant Messaging
You probably think instant messaging (IM) as something teenagers do to chat up friends online, whether across the street or across the world. But IM has some buttoned-down business benefits, as well as some risks you may not be aware of. Unlike...
Mixing It Up at Spoleto: Annual Festival Shaping Up to Be One of the Most Diverse Events on the Arts Calendar
CHARLESTON, S.C. One of the most anticipated events on the arts calendar--the Spoleto Festival USA, now in its 27th year in Charleston, S.C.,--also seems to be evolving into one of the most diverse, with African American, South American and Asian...
One in Five Colorado College Students Is a Minority
DENVER The number of minorities enrolled in Colorado's colleges and universities has not grown much despite efforts to increase diversity on campuses. Last year, about one in five undergraduate students in Colorado's public higher education system...
Reforms Needed to Boost Graduation Rates, Educators Tell Congress
America's college graduation rates need a shot in the arm, according to educators who recently discussed the renewal of the Higher Education Act with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Without reforms, the educators agreed, the country's future is in danger....
Southern Universities Partner to Improve Life in the Mississippi Delta: Program Attempts to Foster Spirit of Regional Cooperation
BATON ROUGE, LA. With the help of a $1.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, historically Black Grambling State University is working with two predominantly White universities to help the impoverished Mississippi Delta area pull itself...
Spelman College Partners with South African University to Help Foster Sustainable Development
ATLANTA For the past 18 months, Spelman College has been working with Mangosuthu Technikon, a South African university in Durban, to increase staff and infrastructure development in three areas: grants and contracts; marketing and communications;...
Study Reveals Boarding School Is Springboard for Success
WASHINGTON Students who attend boarding schools find greater success than their peers in college and in adult life, according to a new study conducted by the Arts & Science Group of Baltimore on behalf of The Association of Boarding Schools...
The Real Deal on Black Unemployment
Every month, when unemployment rate data are released, the news for African Americans is bleak. No matter what the overall unemployment rate is (5.6 percent in June), the Black unemployment rate is higher. Indeed, it is usually at least twice the White...

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