Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 9, June 20

Black, Hispanic Caucuses Take Aim at Welfare Bill. (Washington Update)
A new House-passed welfare reform bill is drawing criticism from African American and Hispanic lawmakers who claim the plan would make it difficult for low-income public aid recipients to get the education needed to prepare for quality jobs. The...
Connecticut State Universities to Expand Online Offerings. (Tech Briefs)
HARTFORD, CONN. The Connecticut State University system has announced it has signed contracts with Campus Pipeline Inc., CollegisEduprise, SCT and WebCT to expand its distance-learning arm, OnlineCSU, and enhance online services for the overall...
Connerly Initiative Would Ban Collection of Racial Data: Proposal Is Proving Divisive among Academics, and Even Past Connerly Supporters. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
Ward Connerly, the regent who brought the affirmative action ban to the University of California, now is taking his campaign for race-blindness a step farther with a controversial new proposal that already is infuriating academics. After ridding...
Consumer Groups Urge Federal Policy on Digital Access. (Tech Briefs)
WASHINGTON Although nearly two-thirds of all Americans now have access to the Internet, less affluent households run the risk of being shut out of the digital economy because they are not as likely to be online, according to a May report sponsored...
Criticism of Howard University Hospital Residency Programs Raises Questions. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
WASHINGTON An unfavorable assessment by the Accrediting Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) of the residency programs at Howard University Hospital has generated a flurry of activity, including a major story in the Washington Post and...
Filling the Budget Gap: University Administrators Face Tough Choices as States Cut Deep into Higher Education Budgets. (Top 100 Degree Producers, 2000-2001)
Norfolk State University President Marie McDemmond hoped this year to tackle the university's student space shortage. Troubled that financial aid students spill out the doors of the administration building, and that admissions officers interview prospective...
Florida A&M University's College of Law Will Enroll First Class in August; Dean Says Law School May Find Its Niche in Sports, Entertainment Law, and Commitment to Public Service. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
ORLANDO, FLA. Florida A&M University's College of Law in August is premiering its first incoming class since 1968, when the institution was closed down by the state. FAMU College of Law was closed one year after Florida State University's College...
Heart Failure in Blacks May Signal `Different Disease'. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
DALLAS According to Dr. Clyde Yancy, a researcher at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, an emerging database of genetic variations in Black Americans could explain the differences in their response to traditional heart-failure...
Hoodwinked and Bamboozled: Black Colleges, Desegregation and Selling out. (BI Forum)
It is a rainy Tuesday afternoon at the end of the semester. I am at home trying to grade final exams that are due by Friday. As I often do, I have a video playing quietly in the background. Today it has been Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" running unobtrusively...
People Who Love Their Computers Too Much. (Personal Computing)
Joe, a computer programmer, was talking with his psychotherapist. "You've got to help me," he says. "I've fallen in love with my computer, but I know I can never marry her." "Well, it's good you haven't totally lost touch with reality," says the...
Prairie View A&M President to Retire. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS Dr. Charles Hines, the president of Prairie View A&M University, in a federal legal battle with faculty and staff members, said last month he would retire this fall. The Texas A&M University System immediately announced...
Progress Slow for Minority Football Coaches. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
EAST LANSING, MICH. Despite some recent high-profile hirings, progress has been slow for minority football coaches at universities, according to participants in a conference at Michigan State University. Among Division I-A schools, there have...
Research & Reality: Morgan State Takes Two-Prong Approach to Stemming Educational Leadership Deficit. (Top 100 Degree Producers, 2000-2001)(cover Story)
BALTIMORE Juanita Eagleson, a former associate dean at Southeastern University in Washington, was in the midst of a "career doldrums" when she heard that Dr. Howard Simmons, the former executive director of the Commission on Higher Education, Middle...
Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology: A Clarion Call. (Last Word)
Just as the terrorist attacks on American soil have served as a clarion call to galvanize our nation's resolve to eradicate terrorism on a global basis, we need a similar clarion call in the eradication of educational barriers in order to meet this...
Teachers College Honors Civil Rights Pioneers. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
NEW YORK Graduates of Columbia University's Teachers College were reminded last month of the lasting importance of the civil rights movement and its influence on the struggle for equity in education. The university used the 2002 Master's Convocation...
The Anatomy of Textbook Publishing: Complex Publication Process, Lack of Respect Steer Many Scholars Away from Writing Textbooks. (Faculty Club)
Everything else from your college days may be fading into the mists of middle age, but there's one thing you probably remember with utter clarity: the first time you had to shell out more than $50 for a textbook. Let's see, there was Gray's Anatomy;...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data. (Top 100 Degree Producers, 2000-2001)
With each passing year, more than 200,000 people of color, including more than 100,000 African Americans, attain a bachelor's degree in higher education. Add to that tens of thousands who earn post-baccalaureate degrees and you can start to appreciate...
This Year's Top 100 Offers Two for One. (Editor's Note)
It has been 11 years, but who's counting! It is that time of year again--when we publish the rankings of the top 100 institutions that graduate the most students of color. We did things a little differently this year. We combined both the undergraduate...
Top 100 Associate's Degrees, 2000-2001
All Disciplines Combined TOTAL MINORITY ASSOCIATE'S '99-'00 Rank Institution State Total Two-Year Institutions 1 MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE...
Top 100 Baccalaureate Degrees, 2000-2001
All Disciplines Combined AFRICAN AMERICAN BACCALAUREATE--TWIs vs. HBCUs '99-'00 Rank Institution State Total TWIs 1 GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY...
Top 100 Doctorate Degrees, 2000-2001
All Disciplines Combined AFRICAN AMERICAN DOCTORATE--TWIs vs. HBCUs '99- '00 ...
Top 100 First Professional Degrees, 2000-2001
All Disciplines Combined AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRST PROFESSIONAL--TWIs vs. HBCUs '99- '00 Rank Institution ...
Top 100 Master's Degrees, 2000-2001
All Disciplines Combined AFRICAN AMERICAN MASTER'S--TWIG vs. HBCUs '99-'00 Rank Institution State Total TWIs 1 WEBSTER UNIVERSITY ...
Virginia Universities Team Up on Nation's Cyber Security; Focus on Public Policy and Law Gives Research Effort Unique Focus. (Tech Talk)
ARLINGTON, VA. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the United States, federal policymakers have taken measures to strengthen computer network security systems guarding the nation's vital database and infrastructure operations. Last month,...
Vision for a `New Fisk' Has Students, Alumni Asking `at What Expense?' Survey Shows President, Students Far Apart on Plans for Reviving the HBCU. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
NASHVILLE, TENN. Fisk University's newly elected president, Dr. Carolynn Reid-Wallace, has created quite a stir in Nashville and within the tightly woven Fisk community. It all started in March when she hinted that Fisk needed to be more racially...