Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 24, January 17

Adding a Necessary Voice: Prairie View's Juvenile Justice Program Aims to Increase Number of Minorities with Doctorates in Criminal Justice
Since 1999, Prairie View A&M University has offered juvenile justice degree programs through the school of juvenile justice and psychology. While the school was initially launched with master's and bachelor's programs, a doctoral program in juvenile...
A Multicultural Globalism: Does Maintaining Cultural Ties Mean Giving Something Else Up? (Speaking of Education)
A few weeks ago, I attended a research conference at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Titled "The Borders in All of Us: A Global Approach to Three Diasporic Societies," the gathering of 50 or so scholars seemed to push back some of the...
Avoiding the `Divide and Conquer' Environment on Campus. (Last Word)
Black administrators and faculty at historically White colleges and universities may be affected by tension-filled "divide and conquer" environments on campus. In higher education, these individuals generally constitute a minority population. They...
College Ordered to Pay Ex-Athletic Director $1.5 Million. (Auburn, Wash.)
AUBURN, WASH. Green River Community College must pay its former athletic director $1.5 million for racial discrimination and defamation, the Washington Court of Appeals has ruled. However, the three-judge panel trimmed about $500,000 from the...
Congress Approves $4,000 Maximum Pell Grant. (Washington Update)
The House and Senate in late December found a way to increase the maximum Pell Grant for next year despite a slowing economy that is putting major pressure on the government's main student-aid program. Following weeks of negotiations, Congress finally...
Crime Blotter: A Snapshots of Crime Statistics by Gender and Race/ethnicity, along with a Look at Occupations and Salaries in the American Criminal Justice System
African American Proportion of Youth Offenders, 1998 * [GRAPHIC OMITTED] Action Taken Arrested 26% Referred to Juvenile Court 31% Detained 44% Petitioned by Juvenile Court 34% Adjudicated...
Duke Professor Spearheads Partnership with South African School. (Durham, N.C.)
DURHAM, N,C. A Duke University professor and former U.S. ambassador to South Africa says a leadership program he spearheaded attempts to advance racial and economic equality in that country. Duke and the University of Cape Town this fall launched...
Events
FEBRUARY February 2-6 Association of Teacher Educators 82nd Annual Meeting Denver Contact: Association of Teacher Educators Phone: (703) 620-3110 E-mail: ate1@aol.com Web: www.siu.edu/departments/coe/ate February 6-10 48th Annual NASAP Conference "Rhythms...
Fighting to Be Heard: Black Criminologists Seek Proper Context to Explain Racism's Influence on Black Crime
"In my profession I'm considered a radical simply because I refuse to accept the idea that Black people are inherently criminal," says Dr. Ramona Brockett, assistant professor of political science at Northern Kentucky University. "Many mainstream criminologists...
Florida Scholarship Program at Center of Racial Bias Probe. (Cambridge, Mass)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Civil rights and education advocacy groups from Florida and around the nation are calling on state leaders to address "racial bias" in the formula used to award Bright Futures scholarships. A letter delivered last month to top...
From the Classroom to the Courtroom: Scholars Assess Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System
Angela J. Davis wants to take scholarship from the classroom to the courtroom. A tenured law professor at the American University law school in Washington, Davis is seeking to spearhead a clinical research project that will work directly with prosecutors...
HBCUs, Access Programs Gain New Funds. (Washington Update)
Federal programs designed to promote college access and improve minority-serving colleges are among the winners in the final 2002 budget deliberations involving Congress and the White House. The House of Representatives and the Senate approved legislation...
Higher Education for Prisoners Will Lower Rates for Taxpayers. (Forum)
What would you think if you were told that there are 1.6 million potential students who could be served by community colleges? Wouldn't you consider this a great opportunity? Throughout the United States, without much fanfare, some community colleges...
Overcoming a Fear of PCs. (Personal Computing)
Are you afraid of computers? Do you know someone who is? If you've grown up with personal computers or been around them for any length of time, you probably take them for granted. After all, personal computers have become nearly as commonplace as dishwashers....
Race Matters -- in the Workplace: UVA Study Taps into Emerging Research Field. (Faculty Club)
A new study is shedding light on the ways in which Blacks and Whites manage conflict in the workplace. The bottom line, according to the author of the study, Dr. Martin N. Davidson, is that "race matters." Davidson, associate professor of leadership...
Reporting Indicators. (Editor's Note)
As we begin the second year of the new millennium, I wanted to take this opportunity to offer a brief status report. One of the tricky elements to giving such a report is determining which barometers to use. In the field of higher education, there...
Rift between Harvard Scholars, President Makes National News. (Boston)
BOSTON Controversy at Harvard University made national news last month when reports surfaced that several prominent Black scholars were considering leaving over a rift with Harvard's new president Dr. Lawrence Summers. According to reports first...
Slow but Steady: Advocates Seek Ways to Stimulate Top-Level Participation among Minorities in College and Professional Golf
Former Stanford University standout Tiger Woods has single-handedly crushed all racial stereotypes about Blacks' ability to play golf at the highest collegiate and professional levels. But while Woods' success has spawned more interest in the game...
Study: Hispanics Dominate California Birth Rate. (Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES In another sign that Hispanics will dominate California's future, a university study has found the ethnic group accounted for nearly half of all births in the state by the end of the last decade. Hispanic mothers had 247,796 of the 521,265...
Survey: Asian Americans Are the Most Wired Ethnic Group. (Washington)
WASHINGTON English-speaking Asian Americans are more experienced and more active Internet users than Whites, African Americans or Hispanics, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, a nonprofit initiative funded by the Pew Charitable...
Texas A&M Admissions Proposal Draws Controversy: Critics See Plan as Attempt to Reinstate Race-Conscious Admissions. (College Station, Texas)
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Texas A&M University System regents are considering giving automatic admissions to the flagship campus for the top 20 percent of graduates from 250 so-called "low-performing" high schools statewide. And as freshmen...
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