Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 4, April 8

Academics and Athletics: Playing for the Same Team: NCAA President Discusses the Challenges of Leading the Organization in an Era of Academic Reform
High expectations greeted Dr. Myles Brand when he became president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in January 2003. As the fourth president of the nation's most powerful amateur sports organization, Brand has the distinction...
Academics, Athletics and Life Skills
Avid Black Issues 'readers know that in early April we honor outstanding students of color who have excelled both in the classroom and on the court, track or field with our annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards. The Arthur Ashe edition is a...
Accountability Plan for Higher Education Would Be a Mistake, Report Says
The Bush administration's plan for imposing accountability measures--similar to those in the No Child Left Behind Act--on higher education is wrongheaded, according to a new report by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Lawrence N. Gold,...
Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education
JUNE 17-19 2004 Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. metropolitan area) A special conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of Black Issues In Higher Education Black Issues In Higher Education 20th Anniversary...
Black Police Officers in the South Still Face Racism, Researcher Says
A "blue curtain" has descended within police departments in the South, bringing to a standstill the progress made by Black officers, University of Florida research has found. The gains of the 1970s and '80s, when large numbers of Southern law enforcement...
Civil Rights Milestones Offer Lessons
The landmark legal decision, Brown v. Board of Education, was rendered on May 17, 1954. Fifty years later, campuses and communities are commemorating the decision and its impact on contemporary life. The Harvard legal scholar, Charles Ogletree, has...
Creating a Successful Student-Athlete: Discipline, Focus and Hard Work Are Just a Few Attributes, Says Advising Expert Dr. Ruth Darling
Critics' of big-time college sports have been working for decades to control the rampant rise in commercialization on campus--and to hold the line on academic integrity. But the balancing act is a difficult one--as 2003, a year that saw academic scandals...
'Dean' of Hispanic Writers Donates Papers to University of New Mexico
Albuquerque author, Rudolfo Anaya, known as the "dean" of Hispanic writers, has decided to donate his papers to the University of New Mexico. "I'm a UNM grad. I taught there. I just think that's where they belong," said Anaya, professor emeritus...
Emory University Acquires Carter G. Woodson Archives
ATLANTA Scholars and researchers interested in the life and works of Carter G. Woodson will now have direct access to his archives via Emory University's Special Collections and Archives Division. Woodson's library and that of the Association...
Experts Address Influence of AD/HD in Black Community
A panel of experts voiced concerns to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) about misperceptions of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in the African American community during a Capitol Hill briefing last month hosted by Children and Adults...
Greenspan: Colleges Can Help Solve Jobs Dilemma
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told a congressional hearing last month that support for community colleges is an area where government investment in education has paid off. He said community colleges were likely to provide critical support...
HIV, STD Prevention Programs Urgently Needed, Researchers Conclude
SAN FRANCISCO New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concludes that high-risk sexual behaviors were common among HIV-infected and uninfected young African American men having sex with men (MSM) in North Carolina,...
Keeping PCs Up to Date Can Be Fun
Normally we think of maintenance as a chore, something we have to do to keep things running smoothly and prevent problems down the road. But with a personal computer, maintenance can actually be fun ... approached from the right perspective. The...
Let the Games Begin-Again: HBCU Coaches and Administrators Give Their Play-by-Play Accounts of the Benefits of Reviving College Football Programs
It's the pageantry, the precision, the rhythm and the music. It's wave after wave of energetic flute, trumpet, tuba and drum players wearing colorful uniforms and executing intricate steps. It's the dramatic dance moves and megawatt smiles of majorettes...
N.C. State Researchers Develop Fast Internet Data Protocol
RALEIGH, N.C. Researchers at North Carolina State University's Department of Computer Science have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet that outpaces high-speed Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections many times over, according...
New Report Finds Berkeley Admitting More Minorities Than Predicted: Findings Provide New Platform for Debate over Affirmative Action, 'Comprehensive Review' Policy
In an announcement aimed at blunting attacks from its board chairman, the University of California released a study conceding that more Black and Latino students are being admitted to some UC campuses than a statistical model predicts. According...
Rethinking Nationalism: Seeking Answers for Future Black Voices
All of the organizations I am aware of that conduct statistical analyses of demographic information indicate that the United States is rapid y becoming a more diverse place (e.g.U.S. Census, 2000). Many of the major newspapers such as the Washington...
Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Blacks in Coaching
During the 2003 football season, African Americans were employed as head coaches at five of the 117 NCAA Division I-A colleges and universities. At the conclusion of the 2003 season, there were 13 head coaching vacancies at Division I-A football programs;...
Survey Shows Blacks Not Concerned Enough about Kidney Disease
JACKSON, Miss. Health officials may have an uphill battle in educating Blacks about a disease that's being called a "silent killer," a recent survey shows. Kidney disease is an illness that's become more prevalent, especially in the nation's...
Top 25 Graduation Rates: March Madness Teams, 2004
March Madness Teams, 2004 (Ranked by Graduation Rates for All Student-Athletes MEN'S TEAMS All Student-Athletes Student- Student- ...
Training for the Ph.D.: National Conference Brings Together First-Generation College Students on the Road to a Doctoral Degree
From as early as the third grade, Kimberly Sellers knew she wanted to earn a doctoral degree. So year after year, when her father brought home the issue of Black Issues In Higher Education listing college degrees conferred to African American students,...
Virginia Cemetery Provides Glimpse to Slave-Trading Past
LEXINGTON, VA. An historian has found a 19th-century cemetery with grave markers that have African symbols etched on their surface, a rare link to the nation's slave-trading past. Rachel Malcolm-Woods, a James Madison University teacher, said...
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