Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 21, December 4

AIDS Treatment Study in Africa Enrolls First Participants
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. After overcoming numerous financial and governmental obstacles, doctors have enrolled five people infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in the first National Institutes of Health-funded AIDS treatment research study in...
A Library Fit for a King; University, City Officials Pool Funds, Resources to Build an Institution for All Ages
SAN JOSE, CALIF. San Jose's spanking new library, the nation's first city-university library, is confronting an unexpected problem in its first few months: success. The library is simply much more popular than city and university officials had expected--or...
Can the GOP Up the Ante? Some Political Scholars Challenge the Republican Party's Quest for Black and Latino Voters
When Colin Powell took the podium at the 2000 GOP national convention, his words of apparent reconciliation--"The party must follow (Gov. Bush's) lead in reaching out to minority communities, and particularly the African American community, and not...
Counting on Black Votes: Will Democrats Inspire Their Most Loyal Constituency to the Polls? Historically Black Colleges Offer Symbolic Venue for Candidates Wanting to Connect with Black Voters
The push for a connection between Black American voters and the campaigns of Democratic Party presidential candidates reached a symbolic high in September when the contenders squared off in a nationally televised debate on the campus of Morgan State...
Court Hears Arguments in Mississippi College Desegregation Appeal
NEW ORLEANS The $503 million settlement reached in the Mississippi college desegregation case is "unconstitutional, unreasonable and unfair" to the state's three historically Black universities, a lawyer for plaintiffs opposed to the deal told a...
Education Department, Corporate Sponsors Offer Financial Advice to HBCUs
The Education Department and two blue chip companies held the first of three annual seminars last month to advise presidents of historically Black colleges and universities on how to better manage their institution's finances. JP Morgan Fleming...
Efforts to Improve Transfer Agreements between Schools Gain $2.5 Million Boost
WASHINGTON A $2.5 million grant will help a national coalition make postsecondary education more accessible to interested students by changing transfer policies in higher education and improving shared technology for planning, financial aid and...
First Amendment Flap: Hampton Controversy Illustrates Long-Standing Tension between HBCUs and Student Press
HAMPTON, VA. Hampton University's confiscation of student newspapers earlier this semester is a reminder of the long-standing problems of maintaining a free press at Black colleges and building strong journalism programs there. In fact, some...
Foreign Language Enrollment Hits Record Level
NEW YORK More students are studying foreign languages than ever, and the variety of languages being taught is greater than ever, according to a recent survey. "Students are clearly recognizing the importance of learning other languages as we...
Former Meharry Medical School Dean Wins Nickens Award
WASHINGTON A former dean of the school of medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., has been named fire most recent recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) prestigious Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., Award. ...
From Political Speak to Free Speech
With the presidential primaries around the corner, we're taking a look at what the nine Democratic candidates as well as the Republican Party are doing to connect with Black voters. Similar to visits to Black churches on Sunday mornings, some of...
Getting Online with a Discounted Internet Service Provider
Broadband may be the cutting edge in Internet access, with cable and DSL modern users surfing the Net at blazing speeds. But you pay more for this privilege. Many Internet novices are America Online subscribers. AOL is the world's largest Internet...
Grambling Figures into Outcome for Louisiana Governor: Financial Problems, Credentials Controversy Come Back to Haunt Republican Candidate
BATON ROUGE, LA. Grambling State University's recent financial problems came back to haunt former University of Louisiana System President Bobby Jindal in the recent runoff for Louisiana governor The 32-year-old Republican ran into flak on the...
International Students to Pay $100 Fee for SEVIS Administration
The Department of Homeland Security announced at the end of October that most international students are now required to pay a $100 fee to cover the cost of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) that tracks their whereabouts on...
Lieberman, Dean Announce Higher Education Plans: Tuition Assistance, Increased Funding at Center of Both Proposals
Democratic Presidential candidates Joe Lieberman and Howard Dean announced higher education plans last month aimed at increasing college access and funding resources. The Connecticut senator's plan sets a goal that by the year 2020, at least 90...
More Implications of the Michigan Decisions
Colleges and universities this June received a momentous set of rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court in the twin University of Michigan affirmative action decisions. The court gave major new guidance on the permissible consideration of race in higher...
More Women Apply to Medical School, but Minority Enrollees Continue to Decline
WASHINGTON After a six-year decline, the number of applicants to U.S. medical schools is on the rise, according to data released last month by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The increase is primarily due to the rise in the...
Music College Offers Lessons Via Online Program
BOSTON The Berklee College of Music, the world's largest independent music college, has announced the launch of a free, downloadable computer program that provides music lessons. The program, Berklee Shares, encourages musicians to share and distribute...
New Affirmative Action Issues Expose Split U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON Fresh off the divisive University of Michigan cases involving affirmative action in college admissions, a divided U.S. Supreme Court refused last month to consider the constitutionality of a Denver law that gives minority- and female-owned...
Research Schools Work to Improve Classroom Use of Computer Games
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Wisconsin have launched the Education Arcade, an initiative that seeks to transform the way video and computer games are used in the classroom....
Shifting in Division I-A Conference Influences Graduation Rates
ORLANDO, FLA. Recent changes ill the Division I-A conference has not only influenced the game of football but conference graduation rates as well, according to a new study. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University" of...
Wiredscholar.com Launches Web Site for Guidance Counselors
RESTON, VA. Wiredscholar.com, Sallie Mac's award-winning college financial planning Web site, has recently launched a new online resource for high-school guidance professionals. The High School Counselor Resource, available at <http://counselor.wiredscholar.com>,...

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