Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 14, August 30

Boom and Bust Cycles
America's public colleges and universities -- among the first to feel the effects of the cooling economy ...," writes Black Issues correspondent Page Boinest Melton in her article "What's Happening to the `Public' in Public Education?" She goes on...
District of Columbia High School Graduates Gain More Tuition Benefits
District of Columbia high school graduates stand to gain more college tuition benefits under legislation that the U.S. House of Representatives approved just before its August recess. The House overwhelmingly approved a bill from Del. Eleanor Holmes...
HBCUs Get Savvy about Fund Raising
Today, anyone interested in donating to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) can do so online. An agreement between the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) and Gateway computer company gives HBCUs a new way to save...
Higher Education Suffers as Tennesseans Say `No' to New Taxes
For the last three years, Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist has been in intense bouts with the state Legislature over his plan of increasing taxes as a way to better fund Tennessee's 24 public colleges and universities. And each year, the Republican governor...
House Approves Math/Science Bill with New Aid
National Mathematics and Science Partnerships Act attracts bipartisan support. Students of color may gain access to high-quality math and science programs under legislation that the U.S. House of Representatives approved before the August recess....
Law School Urged to Increase Admissions Standards
American Bar Association concerned with Texas Southern University law school's bar exam failure rate. HOUSTON Based on an accreditation review, the American Bar Association (ABA) has criticized Texas Southern University's law school, saying its...
Literary Journal, Editor to Move from UVA to Texas A&M
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Dr. Charles H. Rowell, professor of English and editor of the acclaimed literary journal of the African Diaspora Callaloo, has announced that, as of late August, he will relocate the journal from its current home at the University...
Louisiana's Last-Place Finish
Bayou State continues to fall short when it comes to spending on higher education. Nobody knows better than Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster about the Bayou State's tradition of skimping when it comes to state spending on higher education. Foster has...
Making Smart PC Buying Choices
More than ever, personal computers are commodities, with relatively standard configurations. And PCs in relative terms are less expensive than ever. Yet buying a PC can still be tricky and involve a sizable investment, whether you're purchasing one...
Maryland Archaeologists Dig Up Remains of Free-Standing Black Community
COLLEGE PARK, MD. University of Maryland archaeologists are unearthing the remains of a little-known middle-class African American community in Annapolis, Md., that goes back to 1832. They hope to learn how this community managed to remain intact...
Maryland Community Colleges Push Computer Literacy among South African Teachers
LARGO, MD. As American higher education institutions scramble to develop international programs in distance education and Internet-based collaborations, Prince George's Community College (PGCC) in Maryland has spearheaded a partnership with a South...
Recruiting African American Teachers Requires Collaboration, Cooperation
Concerns about the quality of instruction in schools are directly related to the quality of teachers who graduate from teacher-education programs. Hence, successful reforms dictate a "simultaneous renewal" of schools and teacher-preparation programs....
Report Finds Increase in Candidates Seeking GED Diplomas
WASHINGTON More adults worldwide took one or more of the five tests in the General Educational Development (GED) Test Battery in 2000 than in any single year except 1996. Some 512,000 people earned the GED high school equivalency diploma during...
UAB Partners with Tuskegee, Morehouse in Cancer Research for Blacks
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center is joining with Tuskegee University and Atlanta's Morehouse College to form a "research triangle" in the South that will attack disparate rates of cancer...
Unlikely Partners in Philanthropy
Traditionally White colleges and universities increasingly look to minority communities for institutional support. FAIRFAX, VA. George Mason University, located just outside of Washington, D.C., is known as the academic home of some of the most...
VSU President Offers Olive Branch to Faculty
Gesture follows dissolution of faculty council PETERSBURG, VA. In his "State of the University" address, Eddie N. Moore Jr., president of Virginia State University, attempted to bridge the chasm that's developed between the university's administration...
What's Happening to the `PUBLIC' in PUBLIC EDUCATION?
STUDENTS FEEL THE EFFECTS OF TUITION HIKES AS LEGISLATIVE TAX-CUTTING SPREES SEND THE NATION'S PUBLIC COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES JOCKEYING REFUNDING. Forget unemployment, income and housing starts as leading economic indicators. America's public colleges...
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