Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 7, May 19

Benchmarks and Barriers
Eleven months ago, Cox, Matthews and Associates celebrated the 20th anniversary of Black Issues In Higher Education with a national conference and the inauguration of the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Contributor to Higher Education awards. We welcome...
Black Student Accused of Threatening Other Minorities at Illinois University
BANNOCKBURN, ILL. A Black college student who authorities say wanted to leave her college is accused of sending threatening letters to minorities on campus in hopes of convincing her parents the school wasn't safe. Alicia Hardin, 19, of Chicago,...
Circulating Hate: Racist Flyer Sparks Misunderstanding and Anger at the University of Cincinnati
When flyers appeared overnight on the campus of the University of Cincinnati saying avoiding sex with Blacks would help prevent AIDS, university administrators immediately leapt into action, scouring the campus to remove every remnant of the offensive...
Closing the Achievement Gap: Who's Going to Take the Weight? Scholars Urge Funding of School Reform and Community Involvement, but Say Parents Must Take Active Role in Children's Education
Since the early 1990s, Dr. A. Wade Boykin, under the auspices of CRESPAR, a joint Howard University/John Hopkins University research collaboration, has worked with public school officials, teachers and students in Washington D.C., and Maryland to devise...
Deep Roots in the Wine Business
An old proverb says "New friends are like new wine--when old, both can be drunk with pleasure." Ron Berry can certainly attest to the truth of the proverb. The only thing he might add is that, in his case, it's the wine that he's making--and drinking...
Diversity: In Our International Interest
As globalization accelerates, an understanding and commitment to diversity is necessary for the future of this country. People have come to the United States from a myriad of cultures. They have come speaking hundreds of languages and many more...
Educators Spar over Higher Education Act
Is the Higher Education Act really making college more affordable? Republicans on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, who control the writing of a new version of the bill due this year, armed themselves with some testimony indicating...
Grid Records 100,000th Computer and First College Partner
ARMONK, N.Y. The World Community Grid has enlisted its 100,000th computer and its first university partner, Marist College, in the effort to find solutions to the most challenging scientific problems. The World Community Grid <http://www.worldcommunity...
"Guiding DSU to the Level of Greatness," President Claims: But a Delaware State Alumni Group Issues 'No Confidence' Vote
After nearly two years in office, the president of Delaware State University remains vigilant about making good on his promise to bring about bold and unprecedented faculty, administrative, financial and academic changes at the historically Black campus,...
Howard Law School Team Defeats Harvard Law in Moot Court Competition
WASHINGTON The Howard University Law School's moot court team took first place in the American Bar Association Mock Trial Competition, the first team representing a historically Black college or university to do so. Howard knocked off back-to-back...
Kenneth Clark (1914-2005): Best Known for Research on the Psychological Effects of Racial Discrimination
Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark, social psychologist, renowned educator and principal architect of the founding of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies as a resource for Black elected officials, died of cancer on May 1. He was 90. Clark...
NAFEO Members Discuss Challenges to Student Success
WASHINGTON Financial obstacles pose the biggest challenge to student success, concluded educators and students at the 30th annual conference of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education last month. "The buying power of...
New Pell Formula Means Less Money for Students
Students who are getting a reduced Pell Grant this upcoming academic year as a result of the Department of Education's updated formula will lose an average of $131--or so the Government Accountability Office estimates, based on the department's formula...
Partners in Name Only? with the Department of Homeland Security Awarding Multimillion-Dollar Grants, Minority-Serving Institutions Are Positioning Themselves to Lead, Rather Than Just Support Majority Institutions
When Jackson State University officials and their collaborators assembled a proposal for a $12 million social and behavioral research center to combat terrorism, they hoped Federal officials would give a nod of approval to what they believed was a...
Savvy Students Impress Judges at Ford HBCU Business Classic: Texas Southern University Takes Home Grand Prize
WASHINGTON The old adage that good things come to those who wait proved true for the team from Texas Southern University--the last of five from historically Black colleges and universities to present their business ventures to a panel of distinguished...
Senate Committee Approves Plan to Upgrade Technology at Minority-Serving Institutions
In a move that may bode well for future enactment of the bill, a key Senate panel has approved a plan to upgrade the technology infrastructure at minority-serving colleges and universities. The action by the Senate Commerce Committee early in the...
Sending Large Files without Mucking Up the Works
E-mail has never been a foolproof way of sending information, and lately it has gotten even hairier, with well-meaning but overzealous anti-spam filters often blocking even legitimate messages. If you're sending something crucial, it makes sense...
Seven Recommendations for Highly Effective Senior Diversity Officers
The question for higher education is no longer "What should be in our plan for diversity?" but rather "How do we implement that plan successfully?" Many institutions are turning to senior diversity officers to lead campus diversity as it relates to...
Study: Blacks Are Less Likely to Seek Genetic Counseling to Assess Cancer Risk
CHICAGO Black women with a family history of breast cancer are much less likely than Whites to get genetic counseling, in part because of the mistaken notion that the genetic form of the illness is a White woman's disease, researchers say. While...
Taking Diversity Recruitment Lessons from the Athletic Department
Several years ago, a White student told me that I was his first African-American professor. Hold on to that dream, I said, because at the time I was still a lecturer. I told him that there were 35 Black professors reported to be teaching on this campus--although...
The Hip-Hop Discourse: Coming to a Campus near You
Against the backdrop of magnificent hooks and hypnotic beats, tapper 50 Cent, whose "street cred" is cemented by his survival in spite of a reported nine gunshot blasts, boasts that he "is into havin' sex" but "ain't into makin' love." On entertainment...
UNCF, Thurgood Marshall Collaboration Encourages Teaching Careers in Math, Science
WASHINGTON The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, the United Negro College Fund and the Siemens Foundation have collaborated to establish the Siemens Teacher Scholarships, aimed at encouraging minority students to pursue teaching careers in math...
University of Maryland Virology Institute to Open AIDS Research Center in Nigeria
ANNAPOLIS, MD. The University of Maryland's Institute of Human Virology (IHV) will open a research branch in Nigeria to help the populous African country battle an escalating AIDS epidemic. Nigeria, where nearly 5 percent of its 140 million people...
With a Change of Heart, Cole Changes Her Mind: Bennett College President Withdraws Resignation Following Outpouring of Support
An outpouring of support--in various forms--was all it took to change the mind of Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, president of Bennett College, who had decided on April 27 to resign from the 132-year-old Black college for women. In a prepared statement,...
Yale Study: African-American Women Report More Menopause Symptoms Than White Women
NEW HAVEN, CONN. A study of African-American women in menopause shows that while they experience many of the same symptoms as White women, they report more vasomotor symptoms such as dizziness and bloating, according to a study by a Yale School...
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