Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, March 24

A Plea to Internationalize Our Black Youth
Michael Jordan, Oprah, Muhammad Ali--three African Americans that most of the world recognizes. However, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Powell's successor Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan are probably equally as...
A Problem We Can No Longer Ignore
We covered with "Mobilizing Against HIV/AIDS" in 1999 and "A Predator in Paradise" in 2003, both issues examining HIV/AIDS in the United States and the Caribbean. But with recent headlines such as "HIV Rate Doubles for Blacks" and "AIDS Across U.S....
Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education
Second Annual BIHE National Conference May 19-21,2005 Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Va. (Washington, D.C., metropolitan area) UPDATED CONFERENCE & REGISTRATION INFORMATION The 2004 conference was sold out! You can't afford...
Black Leaders Examine Developing Contract with Black America
LITHONIA, GA. For his sixth annual State of the Black Union symposium, Tavis Smiley challenged assembled Black leaders to examine developing a contract with Black America. The resulting discussion had a crowd of about 2,000 on its feet for repeated...
Budget Cuts Leave U.S. out of Global Progress
The United Nations launched its "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in January. The purpose of the "Decade" is to promote viable and just societies for all people. All over the world, educational institutions are being encouraged to move...
California State-Stanislaus President to Head Dillard University
NEW ORLEANS Dr. Marvalene Hughes, the first woman or African American to be named president of California State University's Stanislaus campus, was chosen in early March as Dillard University's first female president. Hughes will officially begin...
Coalition Launches Advertising, Lobbying Campaign for Federal Student Aid
A coalition of groups representing students, faculty, consumer advocates and admission and enrollment officers has formed to oppose the proposed elimination of rules that safeguard federal student loans and other student aid programs. The coalition,...
Coalition of States Agree to Raise High-School Standards
WASHINGTON A coalition of 13 states confirmed plans recently to require tougher high-school courses and diploma requirements, changes that could affect about one in three students. The announcement is the most tangible sign that the nation's...
Desperately Seeking Students: Several Public Flagships Attempt to Reverse Disturbing Declines in Black Student College Enrollment
As high-school seniors begin to choose colleges in the coining months, officials at many public flagships nervously hope that their renewed outreach to Black students reverses steep and disappointing enrollment drops. Those declines, some of them by...
GEAR UP, TRIO Officials Mobilize Support to Save College-Access Programs
With an older brother in prison and a father he hardly knew, the most Ronnie Rice had hoped for was a spot in the military or a job at one of the factories in his hometown of Mobile, Ala. For this borderline high-school student, college wasn't really...
Keeping E-Mail in Top Form
Despite the fact that e-mail has been firmly entrenched in offices and homes for some time, debate still rages online about e-mail usage and style. How should you begin and end an e-mail message? If replying to a message, should you quote that message...
Lawmakers to Propose Millions to Shore Up FAMU
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. TWO lawmakers say they will seek millions in state funds to help struggling Florida A&M University, days after an independent audit showed the school didn't balance its books and often could not track how it spent money. ...
Naval Academy Sees Decline in Minority Applicants
ANNAPOLIS, MD. Naval Academy officials expressed concern in early March over a 22.5 percent drop in minority applicants from last year. The decline, however, was consistent with an overall drop in applications to the Annapolis military college....
On the Frontline of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: With Infection Rates Still Escalating among African Americans, Researchers, Scholars and Activists Wonder If the Battle Is a Losing One
Most days, Cynthia Davis is an exasperated trooper who can always be found teaching and preaching from the frontline of the AIDS epidemic in Los Angeles. The very disease that's crippling and killing those she's trying to save with prevention, education...
Oregon State University Returns Artifacts to American Indian Tribes, Historical Society Balks
CORVALLIS, ORE. The Benton County Historical Society expressed disappointment over Oregon State University's decision to return 900 artifacts from the Homer Museum to the Oregon tribes from which they came. The university closed the museum in 1995...
Penn State Black Caucus Calls School's Response to Racism 'Halfhearted'
STATE COLLEGE, PA. The Penn State Black Caucus called on students, administrators and university President Graham Spanier to assure the safety of minorities on campus and claimed the school takes a halfhearted approach to racial tensions. "This...
Report Shows Three Times More Black Men on Corporate Boards Than Women
WASHINGTON The Executive Leadership Council recently released its inaugural report of African Americans on the boards of U.S. Fortune 500 corporations. The report focuses on information about the number of Fortune 500 corporate board seats occupied...
Researchers, Students, Gather in Hawaii for Violence Prevention Conference
More than 800 researchers, scholars, violence prevention professionals, community activists and students are expected to gather in Honolulu April 6-9 for "Navigating Pathways to Violence Prevention," the sixth National Conference on Family Community...
Saving a Generation: North Carolina Public Health Department Partners with State's Black Colleges to Raise Awareness about HIV/AIDS
North Carolina A&T does it. Across the street, Bennett College does it too. So do Elizabeth City State University, Livingstone and Fayetteville State. These North Carolina-based historically Black institutions have made HIV/AIDS education a part...
Study Finds Women Faculty Experience More Stress Than Men in Higher Education
COLUMBIA, Mo. In today's workforce, stress is more prevalent than ever. While demands and pressures are the main fuel for the fire, gender can also play a key role. A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia identifies factors causing...
Study Shows Black, Hispanic College Graduation Rates Still Trailing in California
SAN FRANCISCO A recent study found a significant gap in college graduation rates between Blacks and Hispanics born in California versus Whites and Asian Americans. The study, released recently by the Public Policy Institute of California, found...
Study: Value NCAA Earns from Black Athletes Exceeds the GNP of Russia
SYRACUSE, N.Y. A recent study by Dr. Boyce Watkins, assistant professor of finance and researcher at Syracuse University, calculates the financial value of the Black athlete to the NCAA to exceed a quarter of a trillion dollars over a 40-year period....
Survival at Stake: University of North Carolina's Dr. Adaora Adimora Searches for Answers into HIV Transmission among African Americans
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. During the 1980s and into the '90s, HIV and AIDS primarily affected gay White men. The rates of HIV/AIDS stabilized in the 1990s in the United States, but today the numbers are soaring again. This time around, victims are more...
TADA! and the PhD Project Unite to Help Students Complete Doctoral Degrees
PHOENIX A Phoenix-based software development company has announced a collaboration with the acclaimed PhD Project that will provide instructional software to minority students with the aim of helping them complete master's theses and dissertations....
'Taking Back the Music': Spelman Students Combat Hip-Hop's Negative Portrayals of Black Women
ATLANTA Music, by its nature, is a great unifier, able to turn a room into a rocking, bouncing good time. But in a stimulating evening of discussion on the Spelman College campus, music became something different: a veritable battleground of sorts....
UAB Reaches Settlement with Former President Ann Reynolds
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. The University of Alabama System has reached a $475,000 settlement with former UAB president Dr. W. Ann Reynolds, who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the system's board of trustees. In the settlement, the system and its...
UCLA Study: Growing Mismatch between African Americans and Job Locations Increases Racial Inequality
LOS ANGELES A new study conducted by a UCLA researcher and published by the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program indicates that the distance between African Americans and the location of employment opportunities has increased over the...
University of Michigan to Offer Grants for Needy Students
ANN ARBOR, MICH. Nearly 3,000 needy undergraduate students at the University of Michigan would see their tuition bills lowered under a new grant program. The program, called M-PACT, would allow the students to tap into $3 million a year in grants,...