Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 16, September 23

Arthur Ashe Commemorative Stamp Unveiled at U.S. Open
WASHINGTON Arthur Ashe, humanitarian and world-class tennis star, will be immortalized on a commemorative postage stamp to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service in 2005. The announcement came last month during the unveiling of the stamp image...
Bush Offers Glimpse of a Second-Term Education Agenda
President Bush in early September outlined a second-term education agenda that includes more Pell Grant support for low-income students, new funds for community colleges and a collection of other proposals designed to spur K-12 reform and college access....
Failing Our Black Children
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, which theoretically ended school segregation in America. But many schools are as segregated today as they were before the ruling, and Black children throughout the United States are...
Leaders Urge Schools to Address 'Culture of Detachment' among Students
BALTIMORE Citing a vast body of empirical evidence, leaders in education and public health policy are calling on the nation's schools to strengthen their connections with students, outlining a multi-pronged strategy aimed at boosting academic performance...
Minority Test Takers Make Significant Gains on SAT: But Achievement Gap between White, Minority Students Persists
WASHINGTON Among the record 1.4 million college-bound students in the class of 2004 who took the SAT, another record number of these SAT takers, 37 percent, were minority students, the College Board said in its annual report of SAT takers and their...
MIT Names First Woman President
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Dr. Susan Hockfield, a distinguished neuroscientist and current provost at Yale University, has been selected the 16th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, succeeding Dr. Charles M. Vest, who has led one of the...
Morris Brown Employee Sentenced in Visa Scheme Involving Illegal Immigrants
ATLANTA A former Morris Brown College employee was one of two people sentenced to federal prison for falsely providing student visas to illegal immigrants under the guise they would be attending the historically Black Atlanta college. Leroy Evans,...
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Dedicated in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, Sen. Mike DeWine, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Congressman Rob Portman joined a broad range of leaders from the entertainment, academic, government and business communities who participated in the grand...
Prairie View A&M University Campus Voting Site Denied
HEMPSTEAD, TEXAS Waller County commissioners have denied the designation of a central campus voting site at Prairie View A&M University, rekindling a dispute about student voting there. The 3-to-2 vote on Sept. 3 surprised minority leaders...
Prevent Spam Filters from Blocking Legitimate E-Mail
There's no question about it: Spam is a scourge. This ever-increasing torrent of unsolicited commercial mass e-mail saps productivity and, for some, threatens the very viability of e-mail. The battle against spam, unfortunately, is creating problems...
Rallying around Education
The headline, "Minority Test Takers Make Significant Gains on SAT" sounds like pretty positive news. And it is, kind of. However, a closer look at the numbers reveals that African Americans still score the lowest on the standardized test among all...
Report: Uncertain Future for African Americans despite Past Gains
WASHINGTON While important gains have been made during the past decade, African Americans still have a long way to go to achieve equality in America, according to a new report by UCLA professor Michael Stoll. While the 1960s through the 1980s were...
Something Special Taking Root: Orchid Deal Helps University of Maryland Eastern Shore Generate Revenue, Expand Academic Programs and Foster Regional Economic Growth
PRINCESS ANNE, MD. Two hours east of Washington, D.C., across the Chesapeake Bay bridge, through rural Maryland past produce stands loaded with ripe peaches, plums and watermelons from nearby farms, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES),...
Student Loan Groups Bilk Billions out of U.S. Government
When U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick Paige in 2001 promised to cut down on government waste at the Education Department, it probably didn't occur to most people that some of that "waste" would continue to trickle down to banks that offer student...
Surging in the Southeast: North Carolina HBCUs Expected to Play Significant Role in Facilitating College Access for the Increasing Latino Population in the Region
Given the surging growth in the U.S. Latino population in recent years, nowhere have those increases been occurring faster than in the southeast. North Carolina, Arkansas and Georgia, for example, have seen population increases between 300 and 400...
Survey Unveils High-Tech Ownership Profile of American College Students: Ninety Percent of Students Own Computers
NEW YORK A national market survey, the 360 Youth College Explorer Study, reveals that 90 percent of American college students own their own computers and 65 percent have access to broadband Internet connections. The recently released survey findings...
University of Kansas Doctoral Student Researches 'Dean of African American Painters'
LAWRENCE, KAN. A University of Kansas doctoral student is unraveling the story of Aaron Douglas, the Kansas-born artist who was known as "the dean of African-American painters" in the 1920s and 1930s. Douglas died at age 79 in 1979 in Nashville,...
Utah College Whistleblowers File Lawsuit
SALT LAKE CITY Two women who uncovered spending problems at Salt Lake Community College are now suing the school, claiming they were victims of retaliation. Christine Martin and Nancy Grissetti filed the civil lawsuit, seeking compensatory damages,...
Women's Groups Speak out against Michigan 2006 Affirmative Action Measure: Ward Connerly Main Financial Backer in Anti-Affirmative Action Effort
LANSING, MICH. Women's groups in late August launched a two-year campaign to defeat a planned 2006 ballot initiative that would ban affirmative action in government hiring and college admissions in Michigan. The group's leaders said women--not just...
Xavier University First HBCU to Join Peace Corps Fellows/USA Program
NEW ORLEANS Xavier has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Peace Corps marking the beginning of its partnership with the agency's Fellows/USA program. As one of the Peace Corps' domestic programs, Fellows/USA has established similar relationships...
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