Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, March 30

A Few Good Officers: HBCUs Seek Ways to Boost ROTC Pipeline
BATONROUGE, La. -- Leaders from 21 historically Black colleges and universities with Army ROTC programs met at a Southern University conference earlier this month to discuss ways to recruit and train more Black officers. U.S. Department of Defense...
Caucus, White House Open Education Improvement Effort
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Black Caucus leaders and president Clinton joined forces this month on a new package of K-12 education improvements they say will help provide a pipeline for future achievement. The proposal includes funds to turn around...
Challenging Times for Livingstone College
White professors allege discrimination, president resigns SALISBURY, N.C. -- Five professors who say they were denied tenure and promotions because they are White are suing Livingstone College. Three of the professors, who filed a racial discrimination...
Eager to Jump on the Gravy Train, Campus Officials Wonder, How Far Will New Retention Legislation Really Go?
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Though a federal proposal to create a new national retention program is still under debate, Dr. Audrey Kharem already has a good idea as to how Pennsylvania State University could spend the money if her campus were funded. ...
Fortifying the Federal Presence in Retention
With New Legislation on the Table, Observers are Anxiously Watching to See if Federal Backing Can Help Higher Education Retain its Most Vulnerable Students WASHINGTON -- By and large, the statistics are downright depressing. A look at data from...
GOP Leaders Irate over Faulty Aid Forms
WASHINGTON -- Students who depend on financial aid to attend college are receiving poor service from the U.S. Department of Education, angry congressional Republicans charged earlier this month. At issue is a series of recent problems affecting...
Howard Bugs Typify Challenge of Updating Technology
WASHINGTON -- Damned if you damned if you don t. That s at Howard University administrators here may be saying in light of criticism that has come their way in recent weeks. Anxious to update an old mainframe with new software in time for the Y2K...
Internet Philosophies Reveal New Take on Old Ideas
These days, you just might hear someone say, "I am, therefore I surf." PCs, and the Internet that links them, are becoming so central to our way of life that they have spawned whole new schools of thought. Internet philosophies with imposing names...
No Matter How You Say It, Bilingual Education Is for Everyone
What does it mean to be one in vision? It means that we share a vision for excellence. In 1975, when the National Association for Bilingual Educators was founded, we just had some notions of how to teach our children. We insisted on equity. We insisted...
One Florida Initiative Having Divine Effect on State
Having Divisive Effect on State TALLAHASSEE -- Dexter Stallworth is just one among thousands of Floridians fearful that their children won't be able to follow their paths through college. Stallworth, his wife and his three young children were...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ASSOCIATION DR. WILLIAM B. HARVEY has been appointed vice-president and director of the American Council on Education's Office of Minorities in Higher Education. He will assume the position in July. Harvey is currently the dean of the school of...
Researchers Investigate Persistence among Minority Two-Year Transferees
RALEIGH, N.C. -- You can lead a community college student to a university, but can you make him graduate? That's a question Dr. Wynetta Y. Lee, a specialist in adult and community college education at North Carolina State University, hopes to answer...
Research Shows Lag in Hispanics' Bachelor's Attainment
WASHINGTON -- While Hispanic Americans have made great strides in the last three decades as far as attaining high school diplomas, their attainment rate for bachelor's degrees has inched up slowly, according to Census data released earlier this month....
Retention Depends on New Models of Student Development
In the last decade, there has been a steady increase in the overall enrollment of Black students in higher education. And while enrollment at historically Black colleges in the United States experienced a dramatic increase during this time, the majority...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism is seeking applicants for the Academy for Alternative Journalism, a recently established program designed to recruit and train talented minority writers...