Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 26, February 10

Abruptly Dismissed: Morehouse School of Medicine Loses President as Accreditation Date Draws Near
ATLANTA The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has gone into a state of transition weeks before an important site visit by the board that will determine whether the school retains its accreditation. With the December dismissal of the school's...
Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education
May 19-21, 2005 Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Va. (Washington, D.C., metropolitan area) The second annual Black Issues In Higher Education Benchmarks & Barriers conference will bring participants poignant and thought-provoking...
Celebrating Black History: A Look at How Selected Colleges and Universities Celebrate Black History Month
* ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY Exhibit: "A Spirit People: One View of the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage" * BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO Performance: Young People's Concert: Afro-Caribbean Ensemble * CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC...
Celebrating Extraordinary Contributions
The creation of a national museum of African-American history is one step closer to becoming a reality following the appointment of a 19-member advisory council in December. The council is charged with advising the Smithsonian Institution's regents...
Cosby Urges Parents to Stand Up against 'Forces of Evil'
DETROIT Entertainer Bill Cosby urged members of a primarily Black audience to protect their children from the crime and promiscuity attacking poor urban neighborhoods, and to use their collective voice to stand up to what he called "the forces of...
Educators Help Students Affected by Tsunami
In response to the far-reaching effects of the Dec. 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Freeman Foundation are accepting applications for emergency grants to help students studying in the United States,...
Get Your Site Noticed without Spamming
If you have a Web site, you want people to find it. If it's a business site, used to promote or sell products or services, the life of your business may depend on whether your site shows up in the first screen or two when people conduct Web searches...
Incorporating the Ideals of Black History Month-In Our Daily Lives
I sat on the back porch of an old white clapboard house interviewing Montgomery, Ala., residents. A colleague had suggested retreating there because the outdoor music and entertainment were drowning out the voices of those I was trying to interview....
JPMorgan Apologizes for Predecessor Banks' Acceptance of Slaves as Collateral
NEW YORK JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the first company to acknowledge that two of its predecessor banks had specific links to the slave trade. The filing was meant to comply with a Chicago ordinance requiring such disclosures. The bank, the nation's...
Mississippi Earnings: After a 30-Year Battle over the Ayers Case, Attorney Alvin Chambliss Fights for His Own Settlement
The long-time lead attorney in a decades-old higher education desegregation battle that ended three months ago when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a final appeal wants to get paid for his services, but not with "blood money," he says. After...
Nevada's College Funding Formula under Attack
LAS VEGAS Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN) President Richard Carpenter has criticized the state's college funding formula, saying it penalizes southern Nevada students--particularly minorities. Carpenter said he hopes lawmakers will...
One Step Closer: Selection of Black History Museum Director and Museum Site Expected in 2005
The appointment in December of the high-profile 19-member advisory council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture marked the newest chapter in the long effort to establish a national African American history museum in Washington....
President Bush Calls for New Federal Effort to Address Pell Grant Shortfall
President Bush is proposing a $500 increase in the maximum Pell Grant during the next five years, part of a long-range plan to restore the struggling financial-aid program to a sounder financial base to serve needy students. Unveiling the plan in...
Study Urges Adult, Remedial-Ed. Programs to Join Forces
As key providers of adult and developmental education services, the nation's community colleges can improve programs for their students by collaborating in those areas where their work and their clients overlap, a culminating report from a two-year...
Teachable Moments: When Protests Erupted Following the Publication of an Anti-Reparations Ad in a Campus Newspaper, Brown University President Ruth Simmons Decided Her Community Could Benefit from Taking a Closer Look at the University's Historical Ties to Slavery
It all started as a rather ran-of-the-mill campus controversy over race and slavery: an anti-reparations ad ran in The Brown Daily Herald; students cried foul, formed human chains and demanded "reparations" in the form of free advertising for the opposing...
Texas 10 Percent Plan Has Not Improved Minority Representation, Republican Leader Says
AUSTIN, TEXAS Texas law requiring public colleges and universities to accept students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school classes has harmed schools and has not improved minority representation, Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick...
The Niagara Movement's Powerful Fruit-100 Years of Protest
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASAALH) was founded 90 years ago on Sept. 9, 1915. It's founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, author of the scathing masterpiece, The Miseducation of the Negro (1933), was also the thunder...
UCLA Professor Kenny Burrell among Seven to Receive Nation's Highest Jazz Honor
LOS ANGELES Kenny Burrell, the renowned jazz guitarist and the director of the Jazz Studies Program at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), has been named a 2005 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Designation as...
Under Fire: Alabama A&M University President Forced to Resign amid String of Controversies
NORMAL, ALA. Like previous school presidents before him, Dr. John T. Gibson's tenure at Alabama A&M University has been marked by turmoil and scandal. Gibson weathered the storm longer than some, but last month trustees forced him to resign....
University of Oregon Opens American Indian Longhouse on Campus
EUGENE, ORE. Nearly 20 years after it was proposed, the University of Oregon has opened an American Indian longhouse, a community center traditional to many Native American peoples in the Pacific Northwest and around the country. The 3,000-square-foot...
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Patient Internet Portal
PITTSBURGH The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has launched an Internet-based program for diabetes patients that allows them to communicate more effectively with their doctors from any location and to better manage their health care...
Web Tool Allows Search of College Graduation Rates
WASHINGTON The Education Trust released an interactive Web tool last month and two reports that challenge the conventional wisdom about college graduation rates. The Web tool, College Results Online, points to glaring disparities in college completion...

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