Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 20, November 22

American, Arab Students Seek Common Ground: Roundtable Addresses Heightened Tension between U.S., Middle East Post-Sept. 11. (College Park, MD.)
There were tense moments at times between Arab and American students as they discussed their reactions to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and explored misconceptions about their respective cultures. Held at the University of Maryland College Park,...
A Model Project: Focused on Steering Minorities toward Business Doctorates, the PhD Project Serves as a Successful Model for Other Minority Student Doctoral Initiatives. (Special Reports: Careers)
For many who are earning a master's in business administration (MBA), attaining the coveted degree virtually guarantees them a ticket to a lucrative career path in corporate America. However, when Dr. Pamela Carter took a business teaching job at a...
Bottom-Line Goals: Fund Raising, Accreditation and Quality Are Key Concerns for Black Business Schools. (Special Report: Careers)
Business schools at historically Black institutions are producing a record number of productive, successful professionals capable of competing with their counterparts from majority schools. But to continue producing quality businessmen and women, these...
Can Bush Sr. Deliver for Texas Southern? TSU Receives High-Profile Fund-Raising Support from Former President George Bush. (Houston)
HOUSTON Amid a tumbling economy and a not-so-distant history of leadership problems and financial trouble, Texas Southern University is launching a $50 million capital campaign spearheaded by former President George Bush. The campaign is a rare...
Dear BI Career Consultants: How Has the War on Terrorism and Resulting Slow Economy Affected Career Opportunities for College Graduates/interns, and What Do You See as the Best Career Tracks for the Immediate Future? (Career Consultants)
It is important to note that even prior to Sept. 11 our recessionary economy had resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs. Since the terrorist attacks, the job market has weakened further, driven by increased layoffs and nearly a million underemployed...
Events
DECEMBER December 5-9 Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute Hilton Costa Mesa Costa Mesa, Calif. Contact: Dr. Felita T. Williams Phone: (404) 244-2988 Fax: (404) 244-2399 E-mail: kaleidoscope@gpc.peachnet.edu Web: www.gpc.peachnet.edu/kaleidoscope December...
Forum Urges Partnerships between HBCUs, Space Science Center. (Greenbelt, MD.)
GREENBELT, MD. Maryland's four historically Black colleges and universities were given inside information on how to enhance and expand their partnerships and collaborative agreements with NASA last month at a daylong forum sponsored by the Goddard...
Fraternities Suspended for Wearing Racially Offensive Costumes. (Auburn, Ala.)
AUBURN, ALA. TWO Auburn University fraternities were suspended earlier this month because members dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes and blackface -- one with a noose around his neck -- during a Halloween party. Delta Sigma Phi and Beta Them Pi fraternities,...
Hal Tatakallam Al-Lugha Al-Arabiya? (Do You Speak Arabic?). (Speaking of Education)
Habla Espanol? Parlez-vous Francais? Hal tatakallam al-lugha al-Arabiya? Most Americans have to answer "no." Never mind the more esoteric questions. We don't speak Spanish or French or Arabic, and we aren't trying to master those languages. We are...
Humphries to Direct NAFEO. (New York)
NEW YORK Dr. Frederick S. Humphries has been named the new executive director of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). The deal, which had been rumored to be in the works for months, was finally inked late...
Lawmakers Debate Restrictions on Student Visas. (Washington Update)
Legislation under discussion on Capitol Hill would make it harder for foreign students to enroll in U.S. colleges and universities. "The foreign student visa program is one of the most unregulated and exploited visa categories," says Sen. Dianne...
NCCU Summit Focuses on Benefits of Industry Partnerships. (Durham, N.C.)
DURHAM, N.C. North Carolina Central University held its first fall summit last month on the university's Durham campus. The daylong meeting, "NCCU and Industry: Designing the Future" brought together NCCU students, faculty and administrators and...
Protecting Yourself against Cyberterrorism. (Personal Computing)
With most of the civilized world still anxious from the recent hijacked airliners and the more recent anthrax poisonings, do we also need to worry about cyberattacks? Yes. Is there any connection between the burgeoning computer hacking and virus...
Providing a `Road Map' to the MBA: Mentoring Program Exposes Minority Students Early on to Business and Leadership Skills. (New York)
NEW YORK Paul Riser, a Florida A&M University graduate, had a job he loved at Sun Microsystems in Detroit. However, after working for a few years, Riser wondered whether he should quit his job and pursue a master's in business administration...
`Reality-Based Education': Webster University's Aggressive Marketing and Flexible Scheduling Lead to a Large Enrollment, but Accreditation Questions Persist. (Special Report: Careers)(Cover Story)
Twenty-one years ago Brenda Newberry had just given birth to her first child, a girl, in a St. Louis hospital. The next day, she had a visitor, one of her professors from Webster University where she was enrolled in the graduate business management...
Ringing the Alarm on Campus Computer Security. (Indianapolis)
INDIANAPOLIS Even before the tragic Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, campus computer networks operated by the nation's colleges and universities was at serious risk for unlawful intrusions, hacker break-ins, and for being used as a staging ground from...
Seeking Accreditation Is Well Worth the Work. (Last Word)
For colleges of business at historically Black colleges and universities, gaining accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is very important. Having accreditation shows the school meets the same high standards...
Statistics: That Shape the Business landscape.(Special Report: Careers)
Largest Business Schools (by Enrollment) * Bachelor's Degree Programs -- Full Time 1. Baruch College-The City University of New York 7,295 2. Texas A & M University 6,252 3. Pennsylvania State University ...
Study Abroad Conference Addresses Security, Safety Issues. (Washington)
WASHINGTON For international educators and study abroad administrators, issues of security have always been important, but after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, that awareness has been heightened. Security, safety and health concerns were...
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Dinner Raises Record $1.4 Million. (New York)
NEW YORK Defying the odds in these tough economic times, the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund raised a record $1.4 million at its 14th Anniversary Awards Dinner, held at the Sheraton New York last month. Income from the dinner was reported...
Two Steps Back, Two Steps Forward. (Editor's Note)
My e-mail account experienced increased activity during Black Issues' press time as subscribers, free-lancers and friends gave me the heads up about members of two White fraternities at Auburn University that dressed up for Halloween as Ku Klux Klan...
UC Faculty Approve Change in Admissions: Change Would Affect Where Students Would Matriculate. (Berkeley, Calif.)
BERKELEY, CALIF. University of California faculty have endorsed a change in the admissions policy that would look at students' life achievements [Text unreadable in original source.] well as their academic records. The systemwide assembly of...
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