Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 16, September 25

A Meeting of the Minds: Brothers of the Academy's First Think Tank to Promote Collaborative Research, Community Improvement
It began with a casual conversation about five years ago among seven African American men attending a conference of the American Educational Research Association in Montreal. Their meeting was an ad hoc "Black caucus" of sorts, during which they discussed...
Bid to Move Famed Art Collection Might Be Called Off
PHILADELPHIA The Barnes Foundation says it might have to abandon plans to move its priceless artwork to downtown Philadelphia because of opposition from Lincoln University. Thirty private donors have already pledged $100 million toward a $150...
Compelling Enough to Diversify
Diversity is what everyone is talking about these days. In fact, I recently read a Washington Post transcript for an online chat about work-force diversity where the expert fielding questions was asked to stick around longer because there were so many...
Diverse City: Community Colleges Are the Most Diverse Institutions in Academia, and Getting More So by the Day
Of all the many numbers that illustrate community colleges' rich diversity, the most telling are these: In 2000, the latest year for which comparable U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Census statistics are available, 12 percent of the U.S. population...
Fighting Back against Online Auction Fraud
Online auctions have been called the world s largest marketplace, with eBay in particular evolving from a hobbyists' enclave into a venue where companies transact millions of dollars in business. But the online auction world has also been called...
Multicultural Affairs in the Age of 'Valuing Diversity'
The U.S. Supreme Court's support of the University of Michigan's "valuing educational diversity" rationale has ushered in a new age as multicultural and minority affairs units must evolve not only to meet this legal standard, but in many cases to justify...
New University of Michigan Undergrad Admissions Policy Modeled after Law School's
ANN ARBOR, MICH. Race remains a factor in the University of Michigan's new admissions policy that asks more detailed questions of applicants but doesn't use a point system in an effort to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. "We continue...
Nine HBCUs to Get Software in First Round of Microsoft Award
NEW YORK The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund TMSF) has announced that nine of its 45 member colleges and universities will be receiving new Microsoft software for technology upgrades, which is part of a $15 million software grant from the Microsoft...
On the Road to Reauthorization: With the Higher Education Act Up for Reauthorization, the Fate of Student Aid and the Future of Colleges' Regulatory Independence Is Uncertain
As Congress returns to work this month, it has plenty on its plate, but all eyes and hopes in higher education will be pinned on the reauthorization of the legislative behemoth known as the Higher Education Act. Though the renewal of the act itself...
Students Less Concerned about Safety When Choosing Study Abroad Programs
CHESTER, PA. Two years after the Sept. 11, terrorist attacks threatened Americans sense of security abroad and at home, student concerns about study abroad and safety have decreased. According to a recent survey, students stating that safety is...
Texas A&M Opens New Campus in Qatar
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS Texas A&M University opened its new branch campus in Qatar earlier this month and began offering classes on a highly selective basis for Middle East students who want to earn degrees in one of four areas of engineering....
Truth and Consequences: In the Michigan Aftermath, the Real Fight Begins as Local Institutions Work to Apply the Supreme Court Ruling to Meet Their Campuses' Individual Needs And/or Restrictions
Months prior to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases, anti-affirmative action forces had begun contesting scholarship programs, "transitional" programs, and various "early identification" research,...
UMKC Names Two Leaders for 'Diversity in Action' Initiative
KANSAS CITY, MO. Officials at the University of Missouri-Kansas City have named two individuals to lead the next step of the university's diversity initiative. Over the next 12 months, Dr. Joe Seabrooks and Darlene Scott-Scurry, will lead the...
'Whatever It Takes': Outreach Programs Put a University Education within Reach for Those Who Otherwise Might Not Have Thought It Possible
Ethnic roots of Blacks and Hispanics hail from different parts of the world, but when it comes to higher education, the disadvantages lacing both groups often transcend skin color. Yet a growing number of educators believe that intense outreach in...
When Academia Meets Activism: Harvard's Color Lines Conference Draws Nearly 1,000 Participants to Share New Insights, Data on the Nation's Agenda on Race
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Labor Day weekend is not the time of year one would expect hundreds of professors, graduate students and other education professionals to be encamped under a white tent at the Harvard University law school campus for an academic...
Yale Study Compares Breast Cancer Survival Rates
NEW HAVEN, CONN. African American patients with breast cancer who are treated with conservative surgery and radiation therapy have similar survival rates to that of White patients, despite the earlier age of onset and larger tumor size, according...