Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 12, July 29

Age, Race and Sex Disparity Found in Cancer Research Trial Participation
NEW HAVEN, CONN. Although people age 65 and older account for 62 percent of patients with lung, colon breast or prostate cancer, they make up only 32 percent of cancer research participants, Yale researchers report in the June 9th Journal of the...
Americans Turning to Internet for Graphic War Images
WASHINGTON A study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that during some of the most turbulent weeks of the Iraq war nearly one quarter of Interact users (24 percent), or roughly 30 million, in the United States went online to see...
'A New Mountain to Climb': As the New Dean of UC-Berkeley's Law School, Christopher Edley Jr. Plans to Continue the Civil Rights and Social Justice Agenda Work for Which He Has Become Well Known
Christopher Edley Jr. Title: Dean, Boalt Hail School of Law, University of California-Berkeley Education: Bachelor's, Mathematics and Economics, Swarthmore College; Master's, Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; J.D.,...
Bridging the Gap: National Science Foundation Initiative Eases the Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Study
In recent years, the lack of underrepresented groups pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines at the graduate level aroused the concern of some far-sighted advocates. When confronted with this noted absence, however, many...
Broadband Access Expected to Exceed 325 Million in 2008
BOSTON In a research report released earlier this month, the global base for broadband Internet access is expected to reach 325 million subscribers by 2008, up from more than 100 million at the end of 2003, according to the Boston-based Yankee Group...
Census Bureau Releases Data on Educational Attainment by Race, Ethnicity
WASHINGTON More U.S. residents than ever have high school and college diplomas, although rates still vary greatly by race and ethnicity, the Census Bureau says. Among those 25 and older last year, 84.6 percent had graduated from high school,...
College of Charleston Law School to Open in August
COLUMBIA, S.C. The Charleston School of Law can begin offering classes in August now that the state Commission on Higher Education has issued the school a license. The 13-member commission unanimously approved the fall opening of the private...
Energy Department Launches Science Education Campaign
MENLO PARK, CALIF. Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced a national campaign aimed towards getting the United States to strengthen its position as a leading producer of scientific talent by increasing the number...
Few College Programs Reap Gains from Education Spending Bill: HBCUs, Community Colleges Receive Small Victories
Black colleges are one of the few winners in a new 2005 House education spending bill that largely holds the line on federal funding for higher education, including core financial aid programs essential for needy students. The main federal program...
Florida International University Unveils Plan for New Medical School
MIAMI Florida International University presented plans in early July for a medical school on its campus, saying the facility is necessary to help alleviate a shortage of physicians. FIU President Modesto Maidique said a formal proposal has been...
Former U.S. Secretary of Energy O'Leary Named 14th President of Fisk University
NASHVILLE, TENN. When Dr. Carolynn Reid Wallace abruptly resigned as Fisk University president last October, it marked the historically Black institution's fourth president or interim president in the last seven years (see Black Issues, Nov. 20,...
Is There a Doctorate in the House? with Such a Significant Shortfall of African Americans with PH.D.S in Science, Engineering and Technology, More HBCUs Are Taking on the Challenge of Offering the Terminal Degree
In the battle to increase the numbers of African American Ph.D.s in science, technology and engineering, the nation may just have a secret weapon: historically Black colleges and universities. The statement may sound improbable. After all, only a handful...
NCAA Violations Cause MEAC to Strip FAMU of Championships
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference plans to take away Florida A&M University's 2000 and 2001 football titles and nine other championships as punishment for committing 196 NCAA rule violations. The penalties were listed...
Noel-Levitz Honors Institutions for Outstanding Retention Efforts
IOWA CITY, IOWA Noel-Levitz, one of the leading higher education consulting farms in North America, recognized four colleges and universities with the 2004 Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Awards. The awards recognize innovative, state-of-the-art...
Slow and Steady
Surmounting difficult terrain to achieve meaningful success--whether one pursues a Ph.D. or takes a leadership position at a college or university--represents an underlying theme of our annual Top 100 graduate school issue. In this year's edition,...
Succeeding by Any Means Necessary
Black graduate students at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) usually are classified into four categories--teaching assistant, research assistant, graduate assistant and (Black) student quota. And each group has its own unique set of problems....
Survey Reveals 48 Top Supporters of HBCU Engineering Schools
BALTIMORE A second annual survey conducted by Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG) has found that 48 companies and government agencies are considered most supportive of historically Black engineering schools. CCG asked the deans of the 3.0...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
Earning a bachelor's degree marks the end of the college experience for many students of color, but for others it is only the beginning. Those who hope to become a doctor, a lawyer or a college professor know that their undergraduate career was just...
Using Information Technology to Learn about It
One of the truisms about computers is that they're difficult. Despite the fact that the PC Revolution is now well into its third decade and the continuing improvements in the user friendliness of PCs and Macs, printers and scanners, and software and...
Xavier Buildings Added to National Register of Historic Places
NEW ORLEANS Xavier University of Louisiana's Landmark Administration Building and the original library (now the music department building) have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Established by Congress in 1966, the National...
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