Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 18, October 24

Berkeley Study Finds Youth More Conservative Than Parents. (Noteworthy News)
BERKELEY, CALIF. Teenagers are more conservative than their parents on issues such as school prayer and abortion, according to a study released last month. Political science professors Merrill Shanks and Henry Brady of the University of California,...
Clean Audit Gives Grambling Hope for the Future: Officials Celebrate Financial Makeover, Turn Attention to Other Areas in Need of Review. (Noteworthy News)
GRAMBUNG, LA. Grambling State University scored a major victory in its fight to remain accredited last month when the historically Black school received its first unqualified audit in five years. Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges...
Dual Dilemma: Black Faculty Work to Ensure Access, While Making the Academy Hospitable to Minority Faculty, Students. (Faculty Club)
"Like most non-Blacks, I guess, I have, anyway, always thought that Afro-American Studies is a pseudo-discipline, invented by guilty White liberals as a way of keeping Black intellectuals out of trouble and giving them a shot at holding professorships...
Guyana, Michigan Universities to Develop Joint Conflict Resolution Studies. (Noteworthy News)
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA The university in this ethnically divided South American country and another university in Michigan are planning to develop research and a curriculum in political and ethnic conflict resolution, organizers said early this month....
HBCU Leaders Focus on Technology Gap: `Sustained Teamwork' Needed to Eliminate Disparities, One Leader Says. (Washington Update)
Historically Black colleges and universities lag far behind traditionally White institutions in technology, college leaders told a House of Representatives panel in September. "The technology gap at many of our campuses is a visible reminder of...
Hitting the Scholarship Jackpot: Many Students Become Discouraged When Looking for Ways to Finance College. (Special Report: Recruitment & Retention)
WASHINGTON Jessica Johnson, 20, was on the hunt for scholarships from the ninth grade. She was involved in various community services, created a local radio talk show, started a weekly column in a local newspaper and formed an African dance troupe...
Mentoring: The Forgotten Retention Tool. (BI Forum)
I recently had the opportunity to converse with some colleagues about an important issue in higher education, minority student retention. This conversation prompted a period of personal reflection on my academic life as a student and educator on both...
Momentum Gathers as Posse Moves Westward. (Special Report: Recruitment & Retention)
Fourteen years ago, when Dr. Shirley Collado was still a senior in high school, her college dreams were modest. The Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Dominican Republic immigrants aspired to be a first-generation college graduate. But with her modest SAT...
More Students Are Now Prepared for College, Report Says. (Noteworthy News)
SAN JOSE, CALIF. Many states have made substantial strides in preparing students for college-level education, but there have not been widespread gains in the proportion of Americans going to college, according to a report released this month by...
Morris Brown's Financial Aid Practices under Federal Scrutiny. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA Federal authorities are investigating the possible misuse of millions of dollars in student financial aid at Morris Brown College, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported late last month. Morris Brown obtained federal grants and loans...
Ole Miss Marks 40th Anniversary of Its Violent Integration. (Noteworthy News)
OXFORD, MISS. James Meredith, whose admission to the University of Mississippi led to a deadly campus uprising 40 years ago, said he wishes he played a larger role in the fight against segregation. "I'm not really too proud because I know that...
Opponents Ask Supreme Court to Hear Admissions Case. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON White students rejected for admission to the University of Michigan appealed to the Supreme Court early this month, asking the justices to decide an emotional affirmative action case without waiting for a lower court to rule. The two...
Projected Enrollment Growth, Public Higher Education
According to the Educational Testing Service's study "Crossing the Great Divide: Can We Achieve Equity with Generation Y" (2000), African American, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander students will account for 80 percent of the increase in undergraduates...
Saving Your College's Data from Unnatural Disaster. (Tech Talk)
Last month, as the nation mourned anew for the victims of last Sept. 11, the New York Stock Exchange marked a different kind of anniversary: Last year, the exchange was closed for four days following the terror attacks--its longest closure since the...
Senate Plan Outlines New HBCU Preservation Strategy. (Washington Update)
The U.S. Senate has another new bill to promote historic preservation at HBCUs--a plan with new provisions recommended by UNCF-The College Fund. The plan introduced by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is similar to other bills introduced this session...
Six Steps to Effective Leadership. (Last Word)
Volumes have been written about leadership, but on many questions, there is no definitive answer. How should leadership be defined? How does one acquire the ability to exercise it? Do women practice leadership differently from men? Is there a distinctive...
Staying Connected: Getting Retention Right Is High Priority for Online Degree Programs. (Special Report: Recruitment & Retention)
With a busy career and an active church life, Bonita Harris has gained considerable experience in balancing work and academic studies. Over the years, the Charlotte, N.C., resident has accumulated college classroom credits at three different institutions...
Student Leaders Should Be Students First. (Speaking of Education)
During the months of August and September, Washington, D.C., was a magnet for committed people whose activism is part of their desire to make our world a better one. Of the thousands who rallied for reparations on Aug. 17, there were several contingents...
Taking a Holistic Approach to Retention. (Special Report: Recruitment & Retention)
LAWRENCE, KANSAS The University of Kansas is well-known for its tough Jayhawks basketball team and stellar programs in aerospace engineering and accounting. In recent months, however, the university has earned a reputation as an institution where...
The Art of Retaining Students. (Editor's Note)
It makes sense that as students matriculate through college, their chances of graduating increase. It's the fast two years of college when students are most at risk of dropping out. Many students enroll in college unprepared for the rigors of higher...
What to Do with That Old Clunker of a PC. (Personal Computing)
You've gotten good use out of your computer, putting it through its paces. It has cranked out words, crunched numbers and cruised through cyberspace. But now it's getting long in the tooth and slowing you down. Time to upgrade to a new machine. But...

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