Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 4, April 8

Academics and Athletics: Playing for the Same Team
NCAA president discusses the challenges of leading the organization in an era of academic reform.High expectations greeted Dr. Myles Brand when he became president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in January 2003. As the fourth...
Black Police Officers in the South Still Face Racism, Researcher Says
GAINESVILLE, FLA.A "blue curtain" has descended within police departments in the South, bringing to a standstill the progress made by Black officers, University of Florida research has found.The gains of the 1970s and '80s, when large numbers of Southern...
Creating a Successful Student-Athlete
Discipline, focus and hard work are just a few attributes, says advising expert Dr. Ruth DarlingCritics of big-time college sports have been working for decades to control the rampant rise in commercialization on campus - and to hold the line on academic...
'Dean' of Hispanic Writers Donates Papers to University of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.Albuquerque author Rudolfe Anaya, known as the "dean" of Hispanic writers, has decided to donate his papers to the University of New Mexico."I'm a UNM grad. I taught there. I just think that's where they belong," said Anaya, professor...
Emory University Acquires Carter G. Woodson Archives
ATLANTAScholars and researchers interested in the life and works of Carter G. Woodson will now have direct access to his archives via Emory University's Special Collections and Archives Division.Woodson's library and that of the Association for the Study...
Experts Address Influence of AD/HD in Black Community
A panel of experts voiced concerns to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) about misperceptions of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in the African American community during a Capitol Hill briefing last month hosted by Children and Adults...
Greenspan: Colleges Can Help Solve Jobs Dilemma
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told a congressional hearing last month that support for community colleges is an area where government investment in education has paid off. he said community colleges were likely to provide critical support to...
HIV, STD Prevention Programs Urgently Needed, Researchers Conclude
SAN FRANCISCONew research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concludes that high-risk sexual behaviors were common among HIV-infected and uninfected young African American men having sex with men (MSM) in North Carolina, and that...
Let the Games Begin - Again
HBCU coaches and administrators give their play-by-play accounts of the benefits of reviving college football programsIt's the pageantry, the precision, the rhythm and the music. It's wave after wave of energetic flute, trumpet, tuba and drum players...
New Report Finds Berkeley Admitting More Minorities Than Predicted
Findings provide new platform for debate over affirmative action, 'comprehensive review' policySAN FRANCISCOIn an announcement aimed at blunting attacks from its board chairman, the University of California released a study conceding that more Black...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS; Training for the Ph.D
From as early as the third grade, Kimberly Sellers knew she wanted to earn a doctoral degree. So year after year, when her father brought home the issue of Black Issues In Higher Education listing college degrees conferred to African American students,...
On the Move
LEE HAMPTON is the new executive director of Tulane University's Amistad Research Center, an independent archive of the history of African Americans and other ethnic groups. Previously, Hampton was vice president for institutional advancement at Johnson...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION; Civil Rights Milestones Offer Lessons
The landmark legal decision, Brown v. Board of Education, was rendered on May 17, 1954. Fifty years later, campuses and communities are commemorating the decision and its impact on contemporary life. The Harvard legal scholar, Charles Ogletree, has published...
Survey Shows Blacks Not Concerned Enough about Kidney Disease
JACKSON, MISS.Health officials may have an uphill battle in educating Blacks about a disease that's being called a "silent killer," a recent survey shows.Kidney disease is an illness that's become more prevalent, especially in the nation's Black population,...
Training for the Ph.D
National conference brings together first-generation college students on the road to a doctoral degreeCOLLEGE PARK, MD.From as early as the third grade, Kimberly Sellers knew she wanted to earn a doctoral degree. So year after year, when her father brought...
Virginia Cemetery Provides Glimpse to Slave-Trading Past
LEXINGTON, VA.An historian has found a 19th-century cemetery with grave markers that have African symbols etched on their surface, a rare link to the nation's slave-trading past.Rachel Malcolm-Woods, a James Madison University teacher, said the inscriptions,...
WASHINGTON UPDATE; Experts Address Influence of AD/HD in Black Community
A panel of experts voiced concerns to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) about misperceptions of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) in the African American community during a Capitol Hill briefing last month hosted by Children and Adults...