Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 10, July 22

Black Issues Quiz
1 This year, President Bill Clinton, for the second time during his presidency, gave the commencement address at a historically Black university when he spoke before the graduates of Grambling State University in Louisiana. At which HBCU did President...
Blameless -- Possibly -- BUT NOT GUILT-FREE
Sports Forum Examines Test Scores, Role of Black Community in Meeting NCAA Eligibility Requirements WASHINGTON -- It was nearly unanimous. The National Collegiate Athletics Association is not responsible for the problems surrounding the question...
Career Consultants
Dear BI Career Consultants: Is there a glass in higher education? And if so, what are the political Issues for people of color and how do you deal with them? DR. RAYMOND C. BOWEN President City University of New York-La Guardia Community College...
Consensus-Building & Commitment
MEMPHIS -- Are Asian Americans becoming honorary Whites? What is White Privilege? Ethnic Studies and American Studies: Friends or Enemies? These were just a few of the provocative questions raised and pondered here during last month's National Conference...
Corporate America's Stake in Higher Education Diversity
Ten years ago, corporate America was predominately ,White and male. It still is today, but with one big difference -- it s trying to change. And no wonder. The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by the year 2000, only 15 percent of entrants...
CUNY-City College's Moses Resigns -- under Pressure
NEW YORK -- Dr. Yolanda T. Moses resigned as president of the City University of New York-City College just days after the trustees decided they needed another leader for the Harlem campus, according to The New York Times. The resignation early...
D.C. Tuition-Assistance Plan Bogged Down by Eligibility Debate
Income eligibility is fast becoming a major sticking point between the Senate and House of Representatives on legislation to provide new tuition benefits for District of Columbia students. Testimony before a Senate hearing in late June underscored...
Diagnosing a Dilemma
The anti-affirmative action climate appears to have infected the Association of American Medical College's Project 3000 by 2000 For many higher education administrators, the steamy days of summer constitute a season for rest and renewal. For Rubens...
EEOC Chastises Arizona for Second Time in Six Months
TUCSON, Ariz. -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a pattern of discrimination toward Black women persists in the University of Arizona's African American Studies program and the professor who complained about it was unfairly terminated....
Grants & Awards
* San Francisco State University has received $2 million in private endowed gifts from Y.F. Chang, group chairman and founder of The Evergreen Group, a parent company of the world's largest container ship operator; Evergreen Marine Corporation, of...
Lacking Post Baccalaureate Incentive
For state governments, thereto be little motivation to invest in graduate-school education Despite the erosion of affirmative action programs increase in the number and representation level of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans...
Legal Maneuvering
Law schools struggle to produce despite affirmative action bans Years ago, law schools did not so much recruit applicants as wait for them to apply, and then pick the best and the brightest. However, a ban on affirmative action policies and a decline...
Legislators Unite Behind Law Schools for FAMU and FIU
MIAMI -- Black and Hispanic state lawmakers appeared at joint news conferences here and in Tallahassee last month to announce plans for new law schools at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida International University (FLU). "Florida has...
Lincoln Faculty Members DISSATISFIED with Appointment of Nelson as President
OXFORD, Pa. -- Lincoln University trustees were hopeful that the announcement of their selection of a new president last month would mark a new beginning for the storied historically Black institution- and put an end to its highly publicized recent...
OCR Exam Guidelines Meeting Increased Resistance
Despite the support of civil right advocates, criticism is mounting for the newly proposed Clinton Administration guidelines that would limit the use of standardized tests in college admissions and scholarships. The guidelines from the Office for...
Oklahoma Legislature Amends Scholarship Program
TULSA, Okla. -- Lawmakers amended the state's Academic Scholars Program last month in response to a lawsuit brought by a University of Tulsa student who alleges that the state scholarship discriminated against White males. State regents also suspended...
Professional Appointments
ACADEMIC DR. BEVERLY ANDERSON has been appointed dean of the school of arts and sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University. Previously, she served as interim dean and professor of sociology. Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in sociology...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives The Education Department has announced that 118 higher education institutions in 17 states will now offer federal student aid under the Distance Education Demonstration Program -- a pilot program approved...
Student Borrowers May Get Financial Break
Seeking to match incentives offered by banks, the Clinton Administration wants to give college students a $600 break on their education loans. The Education Department in June made three moves to make direct loans more appealing to student borrowers....
Student Gets Two-Year Prison Term for Sending Threatening E-Mail
LOS ANGELES -- Kingman Quon, the 23-year-old college student who pleaded guilty to civil rights charges for e-mailing hate messages to dozens of Hispanics around the nation, was sentenced late last month to two years in federal prison. Quon, who...
Supreme Court Questions Classification of Reading Disorder as Disability
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court set aside a ruling last month that said New York officials had discriminated against a law school graduate who failed the state's bar examination five times. The justices told a federal appeals court to restudy...
THE TOP 100: Interpreting the Data
Since 1992, I have provided Black Issues with a set of lists enumerating the colleges and universities that have conferred the highest number of degrees to students of color. The first Top 100 issue examined degree production during the 1988-89 academic...
UDC's Nimmons Admits Violating Hiring Rules
WASHINGTON -- Dr. Julius F. Nimmons Jr., the president of the University of the District of Columbia, has rescinded the appointment of Dr. Beverly J. Anderson as provost, acknowledging that he violated the institution's rules last summer when he selected...
Understudy Massey Steals Show at Northwestern
EVANSTON, Ill. -- He may have only been a stand-in, but he was a hit with the audience. U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was scheduled to give the commencement address at Northwestern University last month, but a significant development...
USC Cultural Head Files Discrimination Complaint
LOS ANGELES -- Dr. Pamela Porter, the director and founder of the University of Southern California's Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, has filed a formal complaint of discrimination with the California Department of Fair Employment and...
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