Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 23, January 12

A Campus of Her Own: Ruth Simmons Takes the Helm at Smith
A Campus Of Her Own: Ruth Simmons Takes the Helm at Smith.by Mary-Christine PhillipIt's a long way from East Texas to Northampton, MA, but Ruth Simmons was prepared for the trip.The youngest of 12 children in a poor Southern family, she had no inkling...
Bell Curves, Racism and Notions of Inferiority
Bell Curves, Racism and Notions of Inferiority.Understandably, an important, though dwindling, racial minority is not happy with the conclusions presented in the controversial new book. "The Bell Curve." To suggest that this racial minority has a lower...
California Initiative Would Outlaw Affirmative Action: Two Self-Described `Neoconservative' Scholars Behind the Move
California Initiative Would Outlaw Affirmative Action: Two. Self-Described 'Neoconservative' Scholars Behind the Moveby Garland L. ThompsonTwo Berkeley, CA, scholars working out of an office on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, are taking aim at affirmative...
Community Colleges Lead in Classroom Use of Computers, Survey Shows: Questions Arise about Productivity Gains
Community Colleges Lead in Classroom Use of Computers, Survey Shows.Questions Arise About Productivity Gainsby Carol CrossCommunity colleges have the highest student-to-institutionally-owned desk-top computer ratio and the highest percentage of classes...
Decoding Race, Education & Politics: A REVEALING CONVERSATION WITH SEN. BILL BRADLEY
Decoding Race, Education & Politics: A REVEALING CONVERSATION.WITH SEN. BILL BRADLEYCANDID, INFORMED AND REALISTIC DIALOGUES ON RACE-RELATED ISSUES ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY IN THE GREAT AMERICAN POLITICAL ARENA.INSTEAD, CODE WORDS ARE USED BY TOO MANY...
Education Ignores American's Health Needs
Education Ignores American's Health Needs.Education in early historical times was a privilege to be enjoyed by selected individuals. The arguments for not providing education to certain other individuals were based on policies of deliberate discrimination....
History? Revisions in Teaching Spark Debate
History? Revisions in Teaching Spark Debate.Guidelines Focus on Minorities' Role, Analytical Thinkingby Garland L. ThompsonWarfare is often the subject of history debates, but there are times in which the debate over history becomes warlike. One example...
Morgan State Reaches into Space: Physics Experiments Part of New Emphasis on Science
Morgan State Reaches into Space: Physics Experiments Part of New. Emphasis on Scienceby Garland L. ThompsonBALTIMORE, MD -- With his institution shutting down for the end-of-the-year holidays, Ernest C. Hammond Jr. was still at work. Shortly before Christmas,...
`Opportunity' Community: Creating an Economic
'Opportunity' Community: Creating an Economic.The Black community must rethink its definition of economic development and devise appropriate strategy for its attainment as we approach the 21st century. My view is that Black economic development must...
Promising Future: From a Depressed State to A
Promising Future: From a Depressed State to a.By SuSan ThomasRICHMOND, VA -- For the past decade Collette Armstead has been homeless. But on Jan. 11, this emerging poet left Norfolk with a creative writing scholarship to Virginia Commonwealth University...
Report Blasts NCAA Test Score-Based Sports Eligibility Rule: Scholars Say Prop. 48 Increased Discrimination Not Standards
Report Blasts NCAA Test Score-Based Sports Eligibility Rule: Scholars. Say Prop. 48 Increased Discrimination, Not Standards;by Charles S. FarrellA new independent study of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules for athletic eligibility...
UCSB Faculty Governance, Chicano/Chicana Studies Controversy Comes to a Head
UCSB Faculty Governance, Chicano/Chicana Studies Controversy Comes to a. Headby Roberto RodriguezThe University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) has been embroiled in a dispute with Chicano and Latino students and faculty for the past three years....
Washington UPDATE
Washington UPDATE.by Charles DervaricsApplications Sought Under Hispanic Education ProgramThe U.S. Department of Education is seeking applications this month from colleges and universities that will request funding under the new federal aid program for...