Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 13, August 14

A Rich, but Disappearing Legacy: Remembering Black Boarding Schools: A Tradition Obscured by Desegregation's Impact
There's no doubt that the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board school desegregation case next year will generate much-needed discussion about the ongoing struggle over providing quality education for American children,...
Barcelona Journal: Learning and Living in the World
BARCELONA, SPAIN At the seaside end of Barcelona's most famous boulevard, La Rambla, soars a statue of Christopher Columbus, his right arm stretching west, his outward gaze fixed on the horizon. The statue represents the pervasive mindset of Catalonia:...
Bush Retreats on Title IX Revisions: Opponents Vow to Continue Efforts to Weaken Law
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Education in early July announced it would not alter its enforcement of the 1972 law known as Title IX that has led to a dramatic increase in women's participation in athletics, heading off challenges to the law...
Ending Affirmative Action: 25 Years to Go
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor repeatedly mentioned "the educational benefits of a diverse student body" in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that approved the way the University of Michigan's law school selects applicants for matriculation to diversify...
Events
AUGUST Aug. 30-Sept. 1 The Civil Rights Project "The Color Lines Conference: Segregation and Integration in America's Present and Future" Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Web: www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu/convenings/colorlines/call_synopsis.php...
From Opening Doors to Opening Minds
It was 40 years ago this past June that the late Alabama Gov. George Wallace stood in the schoolhouse door of the University of Alabama's Foster Auditorium trying to prevent the enrollment of Vivian Malone and James Hood. His defiant stance against...
HBCU Leaders Meet to Plan Financial Futures
DALLAS Chief financial officers from 50 historically Black colleges and universities gathered in Dallas last month to assess the financial challenges facing their institutions and to work toward solutions. The purpose of the meeting, a three-day...
House Moves Ahead on Digital Divide Help: Plan Would Provide as Much as $2.5 Million per College
A bill to help Black colleges with the digital divide is finally making progress in the House of Representatives after sponsors sidestepped some potential obstacles. The House Science Committee approved the bill in July, paving the way for consideration...
Howard, Meharry Cry Foul over Newspaper's Questionable Study: Findings Disparage Academic Quality of Black Medical Schools, Graduates
NASHVILLE, TENN. News of a recent study by a Connecticut newspaper suggesting that graduates of Howard and Meharry medical schools were among the nation's most reprimanded physicians left officials at both institutions and their alumni steaming...
Lessons Learned: From the American South to Spain
The summer is a time for travel and exploration. And in this edition, we explore the rich legacy of Black boarding schools and travel with one of our writers to Barcelona, Spain. First, senior writer Ronald Roach explores the tradition, history and...
Remembering Donald Phelps (1929-2003): Community College Leader
AUSTIN, TEXAS Dr. Donald G. Phelps, W.K. Kellogg Regents Professor in Community College Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin's College of Education, died in Austin, on July 5, after a brief illness. Phelps was the first African American...
Survey Reinforces Value of Faculty Diversity in the Classroom
MONTVALE, N.J. A survey of undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities reveals that diversity in the front of the classroom enhances the educational experience for all. The survey disclosed that minority professors have...
The Savings, and Controversy, of Printer Cartridges
It's a truism that as a general rule consumers seek bargains and businesses seek profits. With computer printers, the healthiest margins come not from the sale of the ink jet or laser printers themselves but from the cartridges needed when the originals...
Young College Athletes See 'Raceless' World, Study Says
NASHVILLE, TENN. A new study showing similar levels of agreement among White and Black college athletes that racial and ethnic discrimination is no longer a problem bucks more than 70 years of social science trends relating to racial perceptions...