Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 14, August 28

Affirmative Action Fight Far from over, Urban League Panelists Say
PITTSBURGH The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the use of race as a factor in college admissions was a victory for affirmative action supporters, but they say the fight will continue in state legislatures and on ballot initiatives. "We...
An Overlooked Oasis? Education Advocates Say Two-Year Institutions Should Not Be Considered an Afterthought, but Rather Belong at the Centerpiece of the Nation's Higher Education Agenda
s While the decision reached by the U.S. Supreme Court in June regarding the University of Michigan's admissions policies is being rightly hailed by defenders of affirmative action and civil rights as a major victory, a rising chorus of higher...
A 'Passport' to a Four-Year Degree: HBCUs Are Finding the Community College to Be a Valuable Resource When Looking to Recruit Students of Color
Cheryl Scott, a native of Norfolk, Va., wanted to attend a four-year college. After being a stay-at-home mom for more than a decade, Scott decided to pursue her dream of becoming an elementary school teacher. When she applied to Norfolk State University,...
Charter Schools Produce Higher Test Scores, but Segregated Environment: Recent Studies Assess Race, Academic Achievement in the Nation's Charter Schools
WASHINGTON Charter school students perform slightly better on standardized tests than their public school counterparts, but go to schools that tend to be racially segregated, two recent studies have found. A study by the New York-based think...
Committed to Open Access
The academic value of diversity has long been proven but is rarely given national attention other than in emotionally charged affirmative action debates. Such debates were at the heart of the wrangling over the University of Michigan admissions policies...
Congress Must Address College 'Cost Crisis,' GOP Says: Fewer Students Able to Take Advantage of Federal Resources, Leaders Say
Setting the stage for a potentially contentious battle on higher education's future, Republican education leaders in Congress say the nation's higher education system faces a major "cost crisis" in which escalating tuitions have left many interested...
Harvard Student Newspaper Sues University for Campus Records
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Harvard University's student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, filed a lawsuit against the university late last month to gain access to campus police records regarding various incidents. The lawsuit, filed with the help of the American...
NAFEO Names First Class of Leadership Fellows
SILVER SPRING, MD. The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) has selected 13 outstanding faculty, from historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities, for its first class of Kellogg Leadership Fellows...
North Carolina A&T Goes the Distance to Curb Shortage of Agricultural Education Teachers
GREENSBORO, N.C. In an effort to boost the number of North Carolina's agricultural education teachers, North Carolina A&T State University has introduced an online degree program to allow community-college graduates to attain a bachelor's degree...
Researchers Find Growing Number of HIV Cases at North Carolina Colleges
GREENSBORO, N.C. Researchers are alarmed by a recent outbreak of the HIV virus among College students in North Carolina in which 53 male students--most of them Black --have contracted the virus. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and...
Serving Urban Populations ... a Continent Away: Bronx Community College Works to Expand Educational, Employment Opportunities for Black South Africans
Bronx Community College President Carolyn Williams has prepared most of her professional career for what she calls a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity"--developing a junior college system in post-apartheid South Africa that mirrors what exists in the...
Study Finds 2002 a Safer Season for Football Players
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. In what has turned out to be a pleasant surprise, no deaths from heatstroke occurred among young U.S. football players during the 2002 season, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The safer season was...
Study Offers Students Tips on College Application Process
ALEXANDRIA, VA. As high-school students nationwide assemble their college admission applications this fall, a new study by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) offers some tips to help make the process less stressful....
Taking an Alternate Route: As Competition Increases to Gain Admission into the University of California System, More Students Are Going the Community-College Route
BERKELEY, CALIF. Maria Pecot grew up in Berkeley, Calif., attended Berkeley High School, and always hoped to attend the University of California at Berkeley. But four years ago, she found herself at a very different college--Vista Community College...
Taming the Power of a PC
Like many machines, personal computers have the ability to both empower and alienate. Only they do it better. On the one hand, PCs enable you to accomplish several tasks--what previously took many people--boosting your productivity and freeing you...
Teacher-Training Bill Offers Help for HBCUs, Others
Minority-serving institutions may house Centers of Excellence devoted to teacher training under legislation the House of Representatives has approved this summer. The Ready to Teach Act would create high-quality teacher-training programs at historically...
The Price of Education
I can't explain my eclectic reading habits, or my innate curiosity about all kinds of things. The combination of the two explains, perhaps, why I snatched Andrew Ward's book about the Fisk Jubilee Singers off a sale table at a small bookstore, and...
The Truth about Community Colleges
As the 2003-2004 academic year gets under way, Black Issues shines a spotlight on the role of the nation's community colleges. Overlooked and frequently misunderstood, community colleges bear an enormous burden in opening the doors of higher education...
UC Santa Barbara to Establish Nation's First Chicano Studies Ph.D. Program
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. The University of California Santa Barbara will offer the nation's first doctoral program in Chicano studies. The graduate program, which will also include a master of arts track, will be offered by UCSB's Department of...
University of Texas Campuses Can Make the Choice on Affirmative Action
SAN ANTONIO The University of Texas Board of Regents earlier this month approved a policy. that allows individual campuses within the UT System to decide whether to adopt affirmative-action criteria in admissions. Authority may be further decentralized...
U.S. Tennis Association Honors Pioneering Black Female Athletes
TUSKEGEE, ALA. Long before Venus and Serena Williams became household names, nationally known tennis stars Margaret "Pete" and Maltida Roumania "Repeat" Peters proved that African Americans can dominate the sport. From the late 1930s into the...
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