Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 6, May 8

African American Male Teachers: Planning for the Future. (Last Word)
The lack of African American males in our schools has been well documented. This trend is perhaps most problematic in urban environments, where the challenge of reaching students has become more difficult for teachers who are often cultures and generations...
Allen University Opens Community Technology Center. (Tech Talk)
COLUMBIA, S.C. Working to bridge the digital divide for nearby residents in Columbia's historic Waverly neighborhood, Allen University has opened the Allen-Waverly Community Technology Center. The center is expected to serve the community, as well...
Call Me Mister Gets $150,000 Gift from BMW. (Noteworthy News)
CLEMSON, S.C. A recent $150,000 gift to the Call Me Mister program will be a "tremendous boost" to the project's future, says Dr. Tom Parks, a Clemson University professor and director of the program, which hopes to place 200 African American men...
College, High School Teachers Disagree on Importance of Grammar, Usage Skills. (Noteworthy News)
IOWA CITY, IOWA Although college faculty and high school teachers largely agree on the writing skills that are most important for students to possess, they disagree in one key area--grammar and usage skills. While college instructors believe these...
Duke University Student Wins Top Programmer Prize. (Tech Briefs)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Sun Microsystems Inc. and TopCoder Inc. named Duke University junior David Arthur, originally from Toronto, the winner of the 2003 Sun Microsystems and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge last month. At a competition in Cambridge, Mass.,...
Faculty Senates Sue Districts over Hiring Rules. (Noteworthy News)
MISSION VIEJO, CALIF. In an unprecedented move, the academic senates of Saddleback and Irvine Valley colleges have voted to sue their district chancellor and trustees over a new districtwide hiring policy that gives more power to administrators...
Finding the 'Right' Research Mix: Sticking to What They Know and Love Helps Some Scholars Chart Successful Research Careers. (Faculty Club)
The research enterprise is the cornerstone of the modern academy. It is so much a feature of the landscape that perhaps it's not surprising that no aspect of the scholarly condition has been subject to more hand-wringing, myth-making and conjecture...
From the Ivory Tower to the Boardroom: Marketing Executive Used Doctorate to Unlock Door to Business World. (Special Report Research)
FAIRFAX, VA. Dr. Shahron Williams van Rooij, marketing executive for technology firm Datatel, recently traveled to Nassau, Bahamas, to scuba dive and take slide photography of the colorful underwater marine life--one of her favorite hobbies. ...
Higher Standards Spell Success for Louisiana HBCUs: Schools Boast Highest Passage Rates in State on National Teacher Exam. (Noteworthy News)
BATON ROUGE, LA. Just a year after three of Louisiana's historically Black universities were placed on probation for low passage rates on the national teacher certification exam, they were told that they have now some of the highest passage rates...
History's Burden: After Decades of Neglect, an Academic Research Agenda Is Being Built around Health Disparities. (Special Report Research)
It's been described as the leading civil rights issue of the day. The persistence of racial disparities in health outcomes, such as mortality rates from cancer and heart disease, weighs more heavily on African Americans in comparison to Whites. For...
Lawmaker Calls for More Training to Improve Student Visa Program. (Washington Update)
College and federal employees need more training to make the nation's new student visa system work effectively, says a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Amid mounting concern about the new Student and Exchange Visitor Information System...
Minority Enrollment Low at Pennsylvania Universities, Report Says. (Noteworthy News)
HARRISBURG, PA. The student population of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities is overwhelmingly White, and minority enrollment has stayed essentially flat over a five-year period, according to statistics presented to the system's governing...
Morris Brown Trustees Appoint Chemistry Professor as Acting President: Dr. Charles E. Taylor Resigns Following Lost Accreditation Bid. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA Losing a bid to win back its accreditation, historically Black Morris Brown College is also losing its president. Dr. Charles E. Taylor, resigned a week after the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools released a letter denying the...
Older Men, Minorities Report Lower Rates of Treatment for Depression. (Noteworthy News)
LOS ANGELES Older men, African Americans and Latinos with clinical depression reported significantly lower rates of treatment than other participants surveyed in a national study led by UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute researchers. Overall, less...
Study Documents Domestic Violence by Race, Income. (Noteworthy News)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Black and Hispanic women, especially Black women in more affluent neighborhoods, are overrepresented in police-reported domestic violence information compiled by the Rhode Island Department of Health, according to a new analysis...
Teaming Up for Success: Partnerships, Collaborations Help Tennessee State Meet the Challenges of Securing Research Funding. (Special Report Report)
For researchers, getting a single grant or award of at least $1 million takes skill and dedication, not to mention commitment to the university, students and to scholarship, says JoVita Wells, associate director of the Office of Sponsored Research...
Texas Lawmakers Propose End to College Readiness Test. (Noteworthy News)
AUSTIN, TEXAS Legislators have proposed eliminating the Texas Academic Program Skills Test, which has been used for more than a decade to decide whether students are ready for college classes. Opponents of the test see it as an obstacle to the state's...
University Settles Suit with Congressman's Wife. (Noteworthy News)
NEW ORLEANS The Southern University System has settled a lawsuit filed by the wife of a Louisiana congressman that will give her a settlement plus a new job. Dr. Andrea Green Jefferson, the wife of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., filed suit...
When the Name of the Game Is Research. (Editor's Note)
As they say in the academy, "publish or perish." That's music to some scholars' ears. Nothing is more interesting and causes such intellectual stimulation, yet at the same time causes such extreme frustration and stress than their own research--and...
Workplace 2003: What's Next for Graduating Seniors? (Speaking of Education)
As the University of Michigan affirmative action cases snake their way through the Supreme Court deliberation process, many students are concerned not just with getting into college, but what happens when they get out? Those graduating in 2003 face...
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