Black Issues - Higher Education

New Teaching Standards May Threaten HBCU Education Programs

by B. Denise Hawkins | July 3, 2013
HBCU education deans say new standards could jeopardize future for generation of students. [...] Read more

Appreciation: Alcorn State President Pays Tribute to William Gray

by M. Christopher Brown |
William H. “Bill” Gray III, former U.S. Representative, passed away Monday in London at the [...] Read more

William Gray, Former Congressman and UNCF President, Dies

by Jamal Watson | July 2, 2013
Gray, an ex-U.S. Rep, first Black Majority Whip, and former president of the United Negro Colle [...] Read more

Xavier University Pushes Students ‘Out the Door’ in Four Years

by Jasmine Evans | July 1, 2013
Xavier University is increasing the rate of students completing college through the “Out the [...] Read more

Supreme Court Puts Affirmative Action Case Back in Lower Courts’ Hands

by Chuck Devarics | June 24, 2013
Court backs use of race in higher education admissions process, but makes it more difficult to [...] Read more

South Carolina State Put on ‘Warning’ Status by Accreditation Agency

by Reginald Stuart | June 20, 2013
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools cites South Carolina State for numerous shortc [...] Read more

Diverse and Pearson Host Executive Leadership Conference for HBCUs

by Dianne Hayes | June 19, 2013
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and Pearson host a two-day conference for HBCU leaders to a [...] Read more

UNCF Launches New Campaign to Invest in African-American Students

by Brittany Hutson | June 16, 2013
The college fund has updated its memorable tagline to stress the value of African-American educ [...] Read more

Alcorn State Celebrates Medgar Evers’ Civil Rights Legacy

by Pearl Stewart | June 13, 2013
The thriving land-grant institution in rural Mississippi hosted the last leg of celebrations in [...] Read more

Commission Recommends Elevating Standards for Teacher Preparation

by B. Denise Hawkins | June 12, 2013
HBCU deans concerned diversity goals may be lost as CAEP proposal may favor the privileged at t [...] Read more

Partnership Programs Make College a Reality for First-Generation Students

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim |
The programs are expected to help boost diversity on campus as the United States seeks to boost [...] Read more

Widow Works to Preserve Evers’ Civil Rights Legacy

by Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press | June 11, 2013
Myrlie Evers-Williams acknowledges it would be easy to remain mired in bitterness and anger, 50 [...] Read more

Morris Brown Trustees Reject $10M in Taxpayer Money

by Associated Press | June 9, 2013
Trustees of Morris Brown College reject Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s offer to help eliminate th [...] Read more

Schools Increase AP Participation and Pass Rates Among African-American Students

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim |
Report identifies six school districts that have initiated promising practices to expand AP acc [...] Read more

William and Mary Aims to Atone for Role in Slavery

by Lekan Oguntoyinbo | June 4, 2013
After investigating its history in race relations and its role in slave labor, the college bega [...] Read more