Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 24, January 20

Administration: Front-Loading Will Ease Financial Burden on Poorer Students
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration may revive a long-dormant idea that holds some appeal for advocates of students of color -- the "front-loading" of financial aid to first- and second-year college students. Under front-loading, the U.S. Department...
College by the Numbers
When I was provost of the University of Michigan, the medical school had a student prize for medical diagnosis: the "S.S.W. Award." The initials stood for "swift, sure and wrong." I am reminded of it when I hear reports celebrating Texas' "10 percent...
Collegespeak
What's The Real Meaning Behind All That Higher Education Jargon? WASHINGTON -- Happen to know what "scaffolded reading and learning episodes" are? Able to define "task-centered talking," "bibliobaskets," "academic villages?" How about "manifestation...
Faculty Salaries at Nafeo(*) Institutions (1997-98)
Prof. Assc. Institution ($) ($) ALABAMA Alabama A&M University 46.7 36.3 Alabama State University 49.5...
Grants & Awards
* Florida A&M University recently has received $3.27 million in grants, including: $1.77 million from Ford Motor Co. for student scholarships and $1.5 million from Eli Lilly and Co. to increase the company's pool of African American interns and...
Judge Allows Students to Help Defend Georgia's Admissions Policy
ATHENS, Ga. -- Several students concerned about the state's efforts to defend the University of Georgia against a high-profile lawsuit alleging discrimination in the school's admissions policy have added themselves as defendants in the case. Ken...
Life, Liberty and TECHNOLOGY
I was browsing at a bookstore the other day when a young brother, an engineering graduate of an historically Black college, walked up behind me with a group of his friends, talking loudly about a book he was looking for. "I've got to learn this CAD...
Miss. Colleges File Suit to Block University's Expansion
HBCUs and community colleges may be hurt by University of Southern Mississippi expansion JACKSON, Miss. -- The state Board for Community and Junior Colleges, making good on an earlier threat, filed suit late last month to block a state university...
Phone System Frustrations
Human operator assistance makes a comeback on many campuses MOBILE, Ala. -- You hear it when you call the electric company. Or the airline reservation desk. Or the bank. "For the business office, press one. For billing, press two. For customer service,...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
PRESIDENT DR. LISA M. PORCHE-BURKE has been selected to become the new president of Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, Calif. She comes to Phillips after having served as chancellor of the California School of Professional Psychology in Los...
Remember the Alamo (Documents)
University of Texas, Bexar County spar over Hispanic archives AUSTIN, Texas -- It's not the battle of the Alamo. But one San Antonio official is waging a modern-day war of words in his efforts to retrieve historic Spanish and Mexican documents returned...
Tribal Colleges Praise New Funds for Teacher Training
BILLINGS, Mont. -- One thousand new American Indian teachers will be trained over the next five years, thanks to a $10 million congressional appropriation, the American Indian College Fund announced late last month. The money will create the American...
Tumultuous Tenure
CHICAGO -- Dr. Charles Green's resume was impressive. He had served as president of the Houston Community Colleges system for five years, before that, president of one of the prestigious Maricopa Community Colleges in Phoenix for nine years and, prior...
Washington Briefs
Though Poorer, Hispanics Less Likely to Get Financial Aid than Whites WASHINGTON--Hispanic college students are less likely to get financial aid than Whites -- though Hispanics are three times likelier to be poor, according to a new U.S. Census...
What's New
Programs Accreditations, & Initiatives Pace University's School of Computer Science and Information Systems now offers a doctorate of professional studies degree in computing studies for technology professionals. The degree includes part-time...