Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 19, November 6

Bill Ties Tuition Rates to Federal Aid
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the 21st Century Competitiveness Subcommittee, in mid-October, offered legislation that would threaten colleges that don't limit their rise in tuition rates to less than twice the rate of inflation with...
Black, White Performance Gap Widens, Study Finds
Performance gaps between Blacks and Whites ages 13-17 widened between 1988 and 1999, leading to lower pay, higher unemployment levels for equal levels of education, higher dropout rates and lower test scores, according to a recent study released by...
College Becoming Less Accessible for Underserved Groups, Studies Find
Two influential Washington education advocacy groups are reporting that while much progress has been made in minority access to college in the last 20 years, higher education will become less accessible in the current decade. The American Council...
Congressman Launches Initiative to Address State of Black Males
Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., has launched a yearlong initiative to look into problems facing African American males across the country, in particular the barriers Black men convicted of drug offenses face in re-entering society. The initiative will...
Database Publisher Releases Top 10 Dissertation List
ANN ARBOR, MICH. A Michigan company that creates and distributes databases for libraries and educational institutions has released its annual Top 10 list of best-selling dissertations in 2002. Among the topics covered in the dissertations are health...
Dismantling the Myth of a Color-Blind Society
After more than 30 years of work on the psychology of racism and antiracism, I continue to be mystified by how difficult it is for many to see the falsehoods of the color-blind society. In 1997, for example, I participated in a congressional briefing...
Duke University Press Books Win Hurston/Wright Award
DURHAM, N.C. Two Duke University Press books won top honors in the 2003 Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards. The authors of the nonfiction books, both of which were published under the John Hope Franklin Center imprint, were honored last month at a ceremony...
Education Department, GOP Subcommittee Unveil College Cost Web Sites
The U.S. Department of Education, as well as GOP members of the House Education and Workforce subcommittee have each launched Web sites to better help parents and students plan for college expenses. A recent government report found that students...
Federal Grant Boosts Berkeley's Environmental Outreach Efforts
As Mark Spencer sees it, students at the University of California-Berkeley have had too little guidance and resources to help them join community organizations in the San Francisco Bay area that are involved in environmental education and restoration...
Little-Known Civil Rights Pioneer's Papers Donated to UVa
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. When Alice Jackson Stuart sent a handwritten letter to the administrators who rejected her application to the University of Virginia in 1935, she became one of the earliest but least-known pioneers of the civil rights movement....
Making Sure Your Web Site Is Found
When looking for information on the Internet, you use a search engine. When trying to attract people to your Web site, whether it's a business or personal site, you, therefore, need to make sure that people using Internet search engines can find it...
Our Collective Responsibility to Black Males
In Cambridge, Mass., a speaker on race relations asked these questions: "Where are our young African American males? Why aren't there more of them in our undergraduate institutions of higher education?" When an acknowledged expert on race relations...
Preserving Our Literary Legacies
When assistant editor Kendra Hamilton proposed the idea to do a piece on Black literary journals, the editorial staff agreed that this could be an interesting article. However, no one got more out of writing and reporting the piece than the reporter...
Race Historian, Activist among 2003 MacArthur Fellows
CHICAGO An historian whose work focuses on the role of race in the social and cultural evolution of Egyptian identity and modern Islamic society is among this year's class of MacArthur Fellows. Dr. Eve Troutt Powell, an associate professor of history...
Report Highlights Importance of Middle School Math
MCLEAN, VA. African American children, regardless of household income are not exposed to the same challenging algebra classes in eighth grade as their White counter-parts, and therefore, are less likely to go to college, according to a new report...
Writers' Retreat: Despite the Proliferation of Black Authors and Titles in Today's Marketplace, Many Look to Literary Journals to Carry on the Torch for the Written Word
Imagine the African American writer as an endangered species, Impossible, you might say--not with Oprah's smile selling magazines and books by the millions; not with bookstore shelves overflowing with African American titles, from racy "street life"...
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