Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 11, July 15

All in the Name of Research
It takes a village to raise an African American doctoral recipient. If you don't agree ask any newly minted Ph.D. about the harsh reality of completing the degree. Ask them how many friends, family members, fellow graduate students, faculty mentors,...
Archaeologists Unearthing Earliest Incorporated Black Town
COLLEGE PARK, MD. In a 42-acre field of prairie grass, an archeological team has begun to uncover the remains of a pre-Civil War experiment in integration. New Philadelphia, Ill., the earliest known U.S. town incorporated by an African American,...
Baskerville Named Fifth President of NAFEO
SILVER SPRING, MD. The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) late last month named Lezli Baskerville, a Washington, D.C., activist-attorney, to become the fifth president of the umbrella association of the nation's...
Black Issues in Higher Education Celebrates 20 Years of Publishing
20th Anniversary Conference Scholars, policy-makers, college administrators, and foundation and association executives from around the country helped Black Issues In Higher Education celebrate its 20th anniversary at its first national conference,...
Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures
In our annual journalism edition, we always take a look at how the industry is faring on the recruitment and retention of minority journalists. This year's American Society of Newspaper Editors' annual newsroom census reports a nearly half of one percentage...
Developing Truth Tellers: Freedom Forum Institute Sets out to Help Diversify America's Newsrooms through the Training of Minority Journalists
A mortgage broker. A public school teacher. A retired elevator company employee. It's not likely that anyone would consider individuals in these jobs to be prospective journalists. Nevertheless, officials with the Freedom Forum's Diversity Institute...
Eyewitness to the Changing News Media: Veteran Journalist and Professor Lee Thornton Shares Her Views on the Erosion of Public Trust in the News Media and the Role of Journalism Education in Repairing That Image
More than ever, the American news media are under public scrutiny for the way individual reporters conduct themselves, for how news coverage on major events is carried out and for the balance media organizations purport their news coverage to have....
Fighting Back against Cyberstalking
Have you ever been harassed on the Internet? If so, you're not alone. The three most visible organizations that deal with cyberstalking and similar Internet issues receive about 30,000 complaints a year, according to Jayne Hitchcock, the president...
Georgia Regents Continue to Tackle Black Male College Enrollment, Retention
ATLANTA Continuing the Board of Regents' efforts to increase the low numbers of African American males who attend college, University System of Georgia Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith announced recently the funding of three new collaborative pilot...
High School Students Uncover Common Goals, Troubling Differences among Peers
NEW YORK A piercing new look by New York metro region high school students at race and education affirms their strong support for racially integrated schools, but cautions that 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education access to quality education...
Move over, SI: Minority Sports Magazine to Debut at Year's End
A new magazine focusing exclusively on issues facing Black, Hispanic and other athletes of color is set to hit the news-stands at the end of the year. "The Color of Sports can fill a significant void and have a tremendous influence on shaping the...
Report Dubs '90S 'Decade of the Community College'
Dubbing the 1990s the "Decade of the Community College," a new report from the American Council on Education (ACE) says public two-year colleges saw a bigger enrollment boom during that decade than other higher education institutions did. Enrollment...
Republican Plan for Proprietary Colleges Draws Fire
Should for-profit, proprietary institutions be considered in the same way as traditional nonprofit schools? The House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing June 16 to consider how federal funding is doled out to...
SAJA Works to Raise Profile of South Asia, Journalism Profession
After several years of informal networking sessions and cocktail hours, the Asian America n Journalists Association (AAJA) and the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) are coming together for the first time at next month's UNITY conference to...
Study Shows Eye Drops Can Delay, Prevent Glaucoma in Blacks
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. University of California-Davis ophthalmologists and other researchers around the country have found that pressure-lowering eye drops can delay or possibly prevent the onset of glaucoma in almost 50 percent of African Americans...
Texas Minority Groups Seek Continuation of Admissions Policy
AUSTIN, TEXAS Eliminating Texas' race-neutral college admissions law often touted by President Bush would be detrimental to the diversity of the state's colleges and universities, two minority groups argued last month. Some state lawmakers say...
The Cross-Training of Future Journalists: Journalism Schools Respond to Industry Hiring Trends by Exposing Students to Both Print, Broadcast
As television and print news outlets increasingly form partnerships with each other to gain larger audiences, journalism educators are cross-training more students. At a growing number of journalism schools across the country students are not only...
TIAA-CREF Endows Ruth Hamilton Research Scholarship
NEW YORK TIAA-CREF, a national financial services company and retirement system for higher education and research employees, announced in June the creation of the Ruth Hamilton Research Scholarship, honoring the work of the late Michigan State University...
UGA Wins Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism
ATHENS, GA. The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication won a major endowment grant to create an innovative Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism. The grant will allow the Grady College to develop and...
U.S. Newsrooms Still a Long Way from Racial Parity: Annual Survey Reports Little Increase in Number of Minority Journalists as Well as a Decline in Black Supervisors
In some instances small increases can signal big gains--a one or two-point increase on the ACT, a mere quarter-point increase in interest rates. Yet, in the instance of newsroom diversity, a half a percentage point boost offers little to celebrate....
Will Tuition Become a Campaign Issue?
With the twin issues of Iraq and the economy dueling for attention in the upcoming presidential campaign, will issues of access to higher education become a campaign issue? It ought to--data suggest that while as many as 60 percent of "new" jobs require...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.