Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 9, June 22

Black Colleges Get More Time to Work on Defaults
WASHINGTON -- Legislation likely to gain approval in Congress would allow historically Black colleges an extra two years to work on their loan default problems without penalty. The bill would give HBCUs until July 1, 2004, to straighten this out...
Career Consultants
DEAR CAREER CONSULTANTS: When is the best time to make an academic leadership career move? What are some positive and negative benchmarks? Dr. Tanya R. Saunders Assistant Provost for Special Programs Ithaca College Ithaca, N.Y. When considering...
Challenge Grant Program Clears House Committee Hurdle
WASHINGTON -- A new multimillion-dollar program that Congressional Black Caucus members have deemed a priority has moved a step closer to reality. The college completion challenge grant program, proposed by President Clinton and U.S. Reps. William...
Degree-Producer Analysis Offers GOOD & BAD NEWS
WASHINGTON -- The number of African American students earning college degrees continues to increase at all categories of institutions, according to Black Issues in Higher Education's annual survey of the Top 100 degree producers. Going by the preliminary...
Doctoral Program Decision Deferred in Baltimore
BALTIMORE -- A decision on new doctoral programs at two Baltimore-area public universities, opposed by Morgan State University on the grounds they would unnecessarily duplicate programs at the predominantly Black school, has been deferred, state education...
FAMOUS Last Words
African Americans are being sought out to deliver commencement speeches In 1961, he fled the country. He had accused the U.S. military of discontinuing his academic deferment after officials learned that he was African American. When he refused...
Firewalls Offer PC Protection from Online Outlaws
On any given day, hackers try to breach my Internet-connected computers a half-dozen or more times, either trying to take control of my PCs with "trojan" or "zombie" programs or else looking for a server from which to launch such attacks against others....
For Scholarship Searches, Internet Is Right on the Money
EVANSTON, Ill.-- Tavia Evans barely knew what the Internet was, let alone how to use it, until her junior year of high school. But the honor student decided to try her luck online anyway as she searched for college cash, plugging in phrases such...
Is It Just a Campaign `COMMITMENT'?
Despite Texas' election-year settlement with the Office of Civil Rights, future HBCU funding levels remain uncertain AUSTIN, Texas -- Funny what a political election can do for higher education. Some schools in key communities get greater state...
Minority Convocations Lend Cultural Flavor to Celebration
PHOENIX -- When Alejandro Contreras graduated last month from Arizona State University, he was thinking about his migrant-worker parents' mud-caked shoes. "You see our shoes?" Contreras remembers his tired mother saying after returning from a long...
Miss. College Board Draws Fire for Lack of Diversity
JACKSON, Miss. -- Gov. Ronnie Musgrove's newly appointed College Board members are fending off criticism that they will be unable to resolve the decades-old desegregation lawsuit in Mississippi because they are White. The new board consists of three...
More Must Be Done for Minority Education
Black Issues has performed a great service for the American people by sharing the results of its annual survey on African Americans who have earned college degrees. Behind these data are great stories of human sacrifice, faith, perseverance, hard work,...
Move over, DeVRY
HBCUs make advances in awarding technology degrees TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Last January, Ogor Onuorah's computer science education took an interesting twist when she signed up as a researcher for the Advanced Distributed Simulation Research Consortium...
NCAA Report Finds Little Diversity in Sports Administration
Percentage of Black athletics directors drops, other positions make little gains INDIANAPOLIS -- Diversity hiring in college athletics is a grand illusion. That's what the National Collegiate Athletic Association's latest race report suggests. In...
Online Students Become Master's in Their Domain
URBANA, Ill. -- David Stone made some good friends in the classes he took during two years in the master s of education degree program at the University of Illinois. He was looking forward to seeing them at a post-graduation party -- some of them...
Out of the Default Danger Zone
WILBERFORCE, Ohio -- Central State University here has received a highly anticipated and quite welcome notice from the U.S. Department of Education: It is no longer threatened with being booted out of the federal student loan program. The 1,050-student...
Preparing a Nation's Teachers: Models for English and Foreign Language Programs
Preparing a Nation's Teachers: Models for English and Foreign Language Programs By Phyllis Franklin David Ernst Laurence and Elizabeth Welles Modern Language of Association of American, 1999 422 pages Paperback: $22.00 We all know the role...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
Southern University at New Orleans Gets New Chancellor DR. JOSEPH BOUIE JR. has been selected to become the chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans. He is the fifth chancellor and the first alumnus to hold the position. Bouie has served...
Report Predicts Surge in Minority Enrollment by 2015
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Minority stunts are expected to swell the ranks undergraduates over the next 15 years, pushing enrollments in higher education up by more than 2.6 million students. But while racial or ethnic minorities will represent a dramatic...
Scholarship from the Stacks
Former librarian leaves $289, 000 to Ohio institution to create fund for students WILBERFORCE, Ohio -- No one on Central State University s campus here remembers much about Esther Crenshaw Bronston. After all, she retired 32 years ago, and three...
Survey Confirms Tribal College Role in Alleviating Unemployment
WASHINGTON -- A new national survey reveals that tribal college graduates do very well in the workplace, offering new hope that higher education can be a big boost to one of the nation's poorest and most undereducated minority groups. The study,...
The Stories Behind the Numbers: Black Issues Salutes Outstanding Members of the Class 2000
1 Christine Lincoln, is congratulated by a fellow graduate after accepting the Sophie Kerr award during commencement exercises at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. Lincoln received the $53,266 award for being the graduating senior with the best...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
For the ninth consecutive year, we present to you one of the simplest and most compelling rankings of higher education data: listings of the institutions that confer the most postsecondary degrees to students o f color. As with any ranking publication,...
U. of Wash. Humor Publication in Hot Water for Prison Piece
SEATTLE -- Top officials and minority students at the University of Washington are angry over a made-up story that appeared in the student humor publication, The Mutt. The article, published last month, says the university will meet its diversity...
What's New Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
United University Professions, the union representing academic and professional faculty at the State University of New York, and the American Association of University Professors, a national, nonprofit higher education organization, have formally joined...

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