Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 8, June 2

Battling for the Best and Brightest: Under the National Achievement Scholarship Program, Data Show That the Top Black Students Are Increasingly Bypassing Black Colleges. So Where Are They Going and Why?
For more than a decade, Florida A&M University and Howard University competed intensely to enroll the nation's top-testing Black college freshmen, regularly heralding their triumphs against the likes of Harvard and Yale in a succession of dueling...
Big Business: Educational Testing Is a Multimillion-Dollar Industry, with Revenues Only Expected to Increase with NCLB Mandated Tests
The No. 2 pencils, the bubbled answer sheets, the rooms full of tense and hopeful high-school seniors all are elements of the college entrance exam, a familiar rite of passage for the nation's college-bound youth. They also represent a multimillion-dollar...
Clarence 'Big House' Gaines, 1923-2005: Legendary Basketball Coach at Winston-Salem State University
Clarence "Big House" Gaines, the legendary former Winston-Salem State University's men's basketball coach and director of athletics, died April 18. He was 81. Gaines' 47-year legacy of contribution to WSSU included 828 wins, eight Central Intercollegiate...
Computer and Information Science and Support Service: Total Minority Baccalaureate
Computer and Information Science and Support Service TOTAL MINORITY BACCALAUREATE 2004 '02-'03 Rank Institution State Total 1 DEVRY UNIVERSITY-CALIFORNIA ...
Demographer Pushes Internet Access of Census 2000 Data
Since the mid-1990s, scholars who make extensive use of U.S. Census data in their academic research have had access to downloadable census files from the Internet. For more than a year, a Hampton, Va.-based demographer and geographic information systems...
Federal Government's Efforts to Streamline Grant Process Online Slowly Gaining Momentum
Those who like to apply for grants electronically so far haven't been afforded as many opportunities as the U.S. Department of Education had hoped. The department has been participating in a government-wide effort to coordinate and streamline the grant...
Get to Know the Numbers
Coinciding with summer's arrival, our 2005 Top 100 undergraduate edition encourages many of us to reflect on the recently completed academic year and the hundreds of thousands of young people graduating with bachelor's degrees. On a recent trip to...
Harold Cruse, 1916-2005: Social Critic, Founding Director of University of Michigan's Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
Harold Cruse, renowned social critic, essayist and founding director of the University of Michigan's Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, died March 25 in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was 89. Considered to be one of the leading Black public intellectuals...
Health and Human Services Secretary Leavitt Launches National Campaign to Reduce Black Infant Mortality
WASHINGTON U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced the launch of Know What to Do for Life, a public education campaign to increase awareness about the risk factors associated with infant mortality in the African-American...
High Schools Showing Need Can Apply for Free Online SAT Preparation
BOSTON A Massachusetts-based standardized test preparation company has announced plans to donate online SAT preparation assistance to students attending underserved high schools. The Boston Test Prep <http://www.bostontestprep.com/> organization...
Holy Cross Makes Standardized Test Scores Optional: College Officials Concerned about Inherent Racial and Socio-Economic Bias in Standardized Tests
WORCESTER, MASS. The College of the Holy Cross announced last month that students applying for admission beginning in September 2006, will no longer be required to submit standardized test scores. Students can opt not to include their SAT I, SAT...
House Approves Perkins Act: Provision Added to Help Smooth Transition of Two-Year College Students into Bachelor's Programs
Maybe next year federal money will flow to smooth the transition between two-year and four-year colleges and to train automotive technicians at community colleges. And no state would have to worry about losing a share of funding if the Tech-Prep program...
Making the Case for Affirmative Action: In a New Book, Former UC-Berkeley Admissions Director Provides an Overview of the Controversial Policy's Use in Higher Education
When the University of California's board of regents decided, in a split vote, to eliminate affirmative action in the nine-campus system, the University of California at Berkeley was exhibit No. 1. As Berkeley's admissions director, Bob Laird, managed...
Maryland Developer to Restore Slave Cabin in Upscale Neighborhood
UPPER MARLBORO, MD. A tumbledown shack that may have been a slave cabin in the mid-1800s has been discovered in a field and will be restored where it stands in a soon-to-be-built neighborhood of million-dollar homes--most of which will likely be...
New Online Resource Tracks Trends in International Student Mobility: Data to Help United States Address Competition for Global Science and Technology Talent Pool
NEW YORK The Institute of International Education (IIE) announced the launch of a new online resource to track enrollment data on the millions of international students pursuing higher education outside their home countries. With support from the...
New Test, Same Problems: Debates Abound over Whether the New SAT Writing Component Is a Better Measure of Academic Success
Admittedly with a "swift kick," the College Board added a new writing component to the SAT and has been marketing its new feature as just what the colleges want: A better way to measure the fundamentally important student skill of written self-expression....
Psychology: African-American Baccalaureate
Psychology AFRICAN-AMERICAN BACCALAUREATE 2004 '02-'03 Rank Institution State Total 1 HAMPTON UNIVERSITY Va. 95 2 GEORGIA STATE...
Regaining Control over Information Technology
It's unavoidable. Living in post-industrial 21st century society means being surrounded by the accouterments of information technology. It's there in our offices, in our cars and in our homes. It's even in the toys of our children, who no doubt will...
Texas House Bill Would Cap Top 10 Percent University Admissions
AUSTIN Graduating in the top 10 percent would no longer guarantee high-school students a spot at the University of Texas at Austin under a bill House lawmakers tentatively approved last month. "The impact of using a single admission criteria...
The Knowledge Gap: Which Side Are You On?
Education has become the single most important factor in determining one's standard of living and income potential. Consequently, income disparities are rapidly widening between those with a college degree and those with at most a high-school diploma....
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
There's something about numbers. Regardless of whether we enjoyed or feared our math classes (with the majority of us in the latter category), we all recognize the power of numbers as symbols. Last year's 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education...
Troubled Los Angeles Hospital's Ties to Medical School at Risk: Drew Medical School Ordered to Make Changes by August, or Lose Hospital Contract
LOS ANGELES County health officials have issued an ultimatum to a medical school affiliated with a troubled inner-city teaching hospital: shape up or risk having ties severed. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science must make changes...
University of Oklahoma Baseball Coach Resigns over Racist Remarks
NORMAN, OKLA. University of Oklahoma baseball coach Larry Cochell resigned last month, two days after reports surfaced of alleged racial remarks he made during two off-camera interviews with cable sports channel ESPN. The longtime coach submitted...
Who's Who in Standardized Testing's Big Three: Getting to Know the Minority Contributors at College Testing Organizations
Annually, millions of students, their parents, teachers and counselors turn to the nation's leading testing organizations in their quest for academic assessment products and services. The College Board, the Educational Testing Service and the ACT have...
Yale Study: African-American Pre-K Students Twice as Likely to Be Expelled Than Latino, White Children
NEW HAVEN, CONN. Pre-K students are expelled at a rate more than three times that of children in grades K-12, according to a primary study by researchers at Yale University on the rate of expulsion in pre-kindergarten programs serving three- and...

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