Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 25, January 31

Anthropologist Searches for Site of Escaped Slave Settlement. (Noteworthy News)
KALAMAZOO, MICH. A Western Michigan University anthropologist has begun a search to pinpoint the site of a large settlement of escaped slaves near Vandalia, Mich. The settlement disappeared more than a century ago. Armed with a $21,000 grant...
Bill Reduces Colleges' HOPE Scholarship Requirements. (Washington Update)
Colleges with a large number of low-income students are getting a break from the federal government -- a reduction in costly paperwork requirements that had threatened to put a strain on postsecondary education budgets. The Senate late last month...
Clemson's `Call Me Mister' Program Gets Boost in Funding. (Noteworthy News)
CLEMSON, S.C. Black men wanting to become teachers will get some help from the federal government now that Clemson University has received $500,000 for college scholarships to young Black men who want to be elementary school teachers. The money...
Judge Signals Approval of Mississippi Desegregation Pact. (Noteworthy News)
JACKSON, MISS. A federal judge said earlier this month he's ready to approve a settlement in Mississippi's long-running college desegregation case if the state Legislature assures him it supports the $500 million pact. In a 10-page opinion, U.S....
Let's Talk about Sex. (Editor's Note)
ATTENTION RESEARCHERS! If you're looking for a topic that is begging for more scholarly investigation, I've got a suggestion: Sex and the African American College Student. This edition's cover story (see pg. 18) explores how responsible colleges...
Making Web Sites Accessible to the Disabled. (Tech Talk)
The push by colleges and universities to enhance courses and campus communication with Internet Web sites has unfolded largely in the past few years with little attention being paid to making the technology accessible to students with disabilities....
Making Working Alone Work for You. (Personal Computing)
Computers make it possible, more so than at any time since the advent of the Industrial Revolution, for people to work at home by themselves. With a computer, you can handle tasks that previously required the specialized knowledge of many people. In...
On the Job Market: Positions in Multiethnic Literature Hold Firm, While Other Fields See Decline. (Faculty Club)
There's good news on the job lists maintained by the Modern Language Association (MLA) for aspiring professors of African American literature and culture: The academy has a job for you. For the second year running, jobs in multiethnic literature have...
Opening the Schoolhouse Door. (Last Word)
There has been a great deal of discussion over the past decade about the recruitment and retention of African American students. The intensity, if not the frequency, of these conversations has been increased by the national debate on affirmative action...
Sexual Responsibility on Campus: Institutions Take a Closer Look at Their Role in Today's Sexually Tolerant Environment
When Dr. Iverson Bell first came to Morehouse College as a freshman in 1969, the campus code of conduct regarding mingling with students of the opposite sex was fairly rigid. "The era of suits and ties was over by then, but we still had strict behaviors,"...
Southern University Board Ousts New Orleans Chancellor. (Noteworthy News)
BATON ROUGE, LA. The board that governs Southern University in New Orleans voted 9-2 earlier this month to fire Chancellor Joseph Bouie, ending a months-long power struggle at the school. A majority of the Southern University Board of Supervisors,...
Study: Most Colleges out of Reach for Low-Income Students. (Noteworthy News)
INDIANAPOLIS A new study on low-income students and financial aid has sparked sharp criticism from higher education groups. The study conducted by the Lumina Foundation for Education found only five states have four-year public colleges that low-income...
University, Corporate Leaders Urge United States to Focus on Diversity. (Washington Update)
WASHINGTON A coalition of top corporate CEOs and university presidents came together earlier this month to strongly assert that the nation faces a social and economic crisis unless America succeeds in promoting and taking advantage of racial and...
Xavier Stays on Top for Ninth Straight Year. (Noteworthy News)
NEW ORLEANS For the ninth consecutive year, Xavier University sent more Black students to medical school in 2001 than any other American college. Xavier's 94 graduates who started medical school in 2001 is nearly triple the total of second place...

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