Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 10, July 6

A Mandate for More Students: HBCUs Shore Up Their Images in Effort to Boost Enrollments
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.--Pressured by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors to boost enrollments, the state's five public historically Black universities are revising their images and crafting aggressive sales pitches to attract more students....
Bi New Briefs
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Signs Law School Bill TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill last month creating new law schools at Florida A&M University and Florida International University in a bid to open up the legal profession to more...
BIQ Black Issues Quiz
The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous editions of Black...
Body & Brains: UC-Davis Neurosurgeon Tests NEW TECHNOLOGY to Heal Both
DAVIS, Calif. -- James Boggan, M.D., is one of the most highly regarded neurosurgeons in the nation. In the operating room -- sometimes participating in surgeries that last up to 30 hours -- he has helped hundreds overcome devastating brain disorders...
Court Rules for Md. College in Race Discrimination Suit
ARNOLD, Md. -- A former vice president of Anne Arundel Community College has lost another round in her race discrimination suit against the school's board of trustees and president. The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., unanimously...
Gates Talks Tech with Supportive Black Caucus
WASHINGTON -- The day before a U.S. federal judge ordered software giant Microsoft split into two companies as penalty for antitrust violations, company founder and chairman Bill Gates dined privately here with Congressional Black Caucus members in...
Give Your Resume the Electronic Edge
You've invested years of effort, time and money in earning your degree. Here's a tip to help give your career a head start. Even if you are not looking for employment in a technical field, there's a good chance you'll need an electronic version of...
Grants & Awards
* Chicago State University has received a $10 million grant from the Illinois General Assembly for thc, construction of a new convocation center. * The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have received a five-year, $10 million...
More Doctorates in the House
Experts explain what's working in postgraduate programs at HBCUs and TWIs WASHINGTON -- The upward trend for African American postgraduate degree attainment remains constant. From 1992-93 through 1997-98, African American master's degree attainment...
On-Ramps to the INFORMATION HIGHWAY
We live in the Age of Information, with information access exploding exponentially. You need information to gain knowledge, and knowledge to gain wisdom. In practical terms, as the noted economist Peter F. Drucker has written, knowledge more than technology...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. MICHAEL BLACKWELL is the new dean of the college of veterinary medicine at the University of Tennessee effective August 1. Blackwell is chief of staff of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General. He has previously served as deputy director...
Public Health Imperative: PRESCRIPTION FOR CHANGE
New public-health schools at Black colleges offer chance to graduate more Black students JACKSON, Miss. -- Growing up ill the Mississippi Delta. Rodrick Jordan saw firsthand how poverty and inadequate health care debilitated and diminished the lives...
Six Minorities among MacArthur `Geniuses'
CHICAGO -- Officials at the John D. Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have announced their 2000 Fellowships - also known as the "genius" awards. The fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals of all ages and from all fields and offers recipients...
State Auditor Kyle Doesn't Enjoy Playing the Bad Guy
BARTON ROUGE, La. -- The motto hanging in Louisiana Legislative Auditor Dan Kyle's office sums up his no-nonsense attitude: "In God We Trust -- All Others, We Audit." Auditing state agencies for nearly 1 2 years in a state known for political corruption,...
Studied Indifference
While education remains the most popular field for African American doctorate recipients, some analysts worry that jobs with better pay and less stress are luring these grads away from education research. CHICAGO -- Dr. Eboni Zamini is a newly minted...
TECH Briefs
Portland State Offers American Indians Online Classes PORTLAND, Ore.--The state has linked three American Indian tribes to Portland State University by a high-speed computer network that allows students in a master's degree program to take classes...
The Need for Closure
Mississippi HBCUs look for light at end of tunnel despite judge's call for more other-race scholarships JACKSON, Miss. -- Officials at Mississippi's historically Black universities are not overly concerned about a federal judge's order to use 65...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
For the ninth consecutive year, we present to you one of the simplest and most compelling rankings of higher education data: listings of the institutions that confer the most postsecondary degrees to students of color. As with any ranking publication,...
Un-`Favor'-Able Times at Grambling
School's sixth president tries to convince the board he can reverse calamitous financial problems BATON ROUGE, La. -- Dr. Steve A. Favors, the president of historically Black Grambling State University, is in the hot seat here over a scathing legislative...
UNLIKELY ALLIANCES: HBCU Officials Meet with GOP Leaders
WASHINGTON -- To most outsiders, they seemed like strange bedfellows. Nonetheless, leaders from the GOP and historically Black colleges met here last month to hash out legislative funding and other concerns. The brainchild of Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Okla.,...
Washington Briefs
Pell Grant Debate Sours House Budget Talks WASHINGTON -- Debate on a fiscal 2001 education funding bill has taken an increasingly bitter turn as House leaders recently rejected Democratic attempts to add more money for Pell grants, among other programs...
We Must Keep Youth Thirsting for Education
Rosa M. Jones, the 72-year-old mother of five children, received a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies from Norfolk State University in December 1999. Her accomplishment would have been notable at any age, under any circumstances,...
What's New: Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
This fall, adding to its reputation as a leader in the sciences, Xavier University of Louisiana will become the nation's first historically Black college or university to independently offer a degree in the field of computer engineering. The small...
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