Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 9, June 19

An Eclectic Mix: From Affirmative Action to Mali. (Editor's Note)
As we await the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action, along with the rest of the higher education community, we decided to use what could be our last edition before the Court delivers a ruling this summer to explore "class-based" or economic...
Babson College, HBCU Consortium to Develop Entrepreneurship Curriculum. (Noteworthy News)
WELLESLEY, MASS. Babson College and four historically Black colleges and universities have formed a partnership to support entrepreneurship initiatives. Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, North Carolina A&T and Southern University will...
Black College Panel Undergoes Change: Co-Chair Resigns; Education Department Names New Leadership. (Washington Update)
The co-chair of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has resigned, setting the stage for changes on this federal panel that advises the administration on Black college policy. Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, Tuskegee...
Class-Based Affirmative Action: Battle over Race-Conscious Approaches Pushes Idea to the Surface. (Affirmative Action Watch)
In an effort to highlight and promote race-neutral approaches to college and graduate school admissions at competitive institutions, the Bush administration has recently put a bright spotlight on the idea of class-based or economic affirmative action....
Clinton Criticizes Bush's Handling of Domestic Issues during Tougaloo Commencement Speech. (Noteworthy News)
JACKSON, MISS. Former President Bill Clinton accused President Bush of spending more time fighting the war on terrorism than on domestic issues during a commencement speech at Tougaloo College. "I supported the president when he asked for authority...
From Timbuktu to Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights Mali's Intellectual Roots, Cultural Traditions
An important center of learning where Islamic and West African scholars met and attracted thousands of students around West Africa to come and study, Timbuktu has recently become a major area of academic study. And Washington's Smithsonian Institution...
Georgia Regents Push to Increase Black Male Enrollment. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA Peer pressure and lack of parental support are among the reasons fewer Black men than Black women choose to attend college, Georgia's Board of Regents was told last month in a report examining the phenomenon and suggesting ways to correct...
Howard University Looks to Create DNA Bank. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Howard University hopes to create the nation's largest bank of DNA from Black Americans with the aim of studying genes involved in diseases that disproportionately strike Blacks. The DNA bank isn't funded yet, but the university announced...
Learning the Lingo of the Electronic Age. (Personal Computing)
As if the world of computers and the Internet isn't difficult enough, it also comes with its own vocabulary. Just as with any other field, you can't walk the walk unless you talk the talk. Acronyms, jargon and buzzwords serve several purposes. They...
Legendary Florida A&M Business Dean Set to Retire: Dr. Sybil Mobley Is Recognized by Many as a Trailblazer in Business Education. (Noteworthy News)
After spending the last four decades at the helm of Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry (SBI), and creating a new standard for business programs around the country, Dr. Sybil Mobley says it's time for her to go. Dean Mobley...
Lowest-Ever Loan Rates to Make College More Affordable. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON U.S. Education Secretary Roderick Paige promised financial relief to millions of students and borrowers struggling to pay college tuition bills when he announced last month that federal student loan interest rates will drop to the historic...
Magic Johnson Foundation, HP Open Tech Center in Michigan. (Tech Briefs)
LANSING, MICH. Aiming to push community-based technology as a means to bridge the digital divide, the Hewlett-Packard company and the Magic Johnson Foundation have opened the 11th Magic Johnson HP Inventor Center at the Black Child and Family Institute...
Million-Dollar Black College Donors Honored. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA Four prominent African American alumni of historically Black colleges and universities were honored for their generous gifts to their alma maters last month during a ceremony at the Coca-Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta. Dr. Wendell...
Minority Women See Advancement through Information Technology. (Tech Talk)
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. When compared to middle class and professional minority women, poor minority women have higher expectations for social and economic advancement through opportunities in information technology (IT), including escaping poverty...
Ole Miss Acquires Unique Drums from Ghana. (Noteworthy News)
UNIVERSITY, MISS. Music lessons at the University of Mississippi are about to become even more dynamic, thanks to a recently acquired, hand-carved drum set from West Africa. Intricately decorated and culturally rich, the 15 drums are native to...
Southern Law Center's Increasing White Enrollment Concerns Lawmaker. (Noteworthy News)
BATON ROUGE, LA. One of the most powerful African Americans in the Louisiana Legislature is warning that historically Black Southern University Law Center may be turning too White. Caucasian students accounted for 33 percent of the Baton Rouge...
Teaching Du Bois at the Right Moment. (Last Word)
This has been a deliberate semester. I teach an honors freshman English course at Morgan State University in Baltimore, where there has been a semester-long celebration of W.E.B. Du Bois' seminal work The Souls of Black Folk. The text is an outstanding...
What's in a Name? Study Shows That Workplace Discrimination Begins Long before the Job Seeker Shows Up for an Interview
Thinking of naming your child Keisha or Aisha? How about Rasheed or Tremayne? African American pars across the nation may have to think again, as a recent study has shown that workplace discrimination begins long before the job seeker shows up for...
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