Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 20, November 25

Achieving Career Satisfaction in the Academy: Even More Than Money, Institutional Support and Peer Recognition Go a Long Way
Achieving Career Satisfaction in the Academy: Even more than money, institutional support and peer recognition go a long wayToday's headlines are full of stories about the most vexing of problems in education. How to provide a good education to all students?...
BI What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives South Carolina State University's department of health and physical education is adding a new academic degree program for fall 2000 - a bachelor's of science degree in physical education with an option in sport...
Bush-Whacked in Florida: Affirmative Action
Bush-Whacked in Florida: Affirmative ActionTALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Despite Gov. Jeb Bush's attempt to derail an anti-affirmative action campaign here with his "Equity in Education" plan, officials with a California-based group say they may still plan to...
Citing 'Tepid' Support of Diversity, Berkeley Professor Considers Harvard
Berkeley rofessor who studies the role of race in education is considering jumping ship to Harvard, partly over concern that campus administrators have shown a tepid support of diversity. "It has become a much less diverse place. There's no sign that...
Creating Opportunities for Faculty Research: Research Is One of the Most Rewarding Aspects of a Scholarly Career, but until Recently Few African American Scholars Have Had a Choice to Pursue It Seriously
Creating Opportunities for Faculty Research: Research is one of the most rewarding aspects of a scholarly career, but until recently few African American scholars have had a chance to pursue it seriously.Higher education's sacrosanct route to promotion...
Cuts Threaten Education Programs
WASHINGTON - Across-the-- board cuts in federal programs may hamper vital college programs, including the U.S. Department of Education's ability to process student-aid applications for grants and loans, the Clinton administration warns. In the latest...
Drug Offenders Barred from Student Aid: Some Worry New Policy Could Prove Counterproductive
Drug Offenders Barred From Student Aid: Some worry new policy could prove counterproductiveWASHINGTON -- Students convicted of drug offenses will be barred from receiving federal college tuition aid for one year from date of conviction and, in some cases,...
ETS Research Focus on Computer Testing
WASHINGTON - Educational Testing Service officials announced earlier this month that the organization is launching a three-year, multimillion dollar research project to improve the quality of its tests based on data gleaned from the use of computer adaptive...
Faculty Workload Ruled Non-Negotiable in Ohio
FACULTY WORKLOAD: Ruled Non-Negotiable in OhioWILBERFORCE, Ohio -- The Central State University faculty union has lost a lengthy court battle concerning its right to bargain over professors' workload.The Ohio Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, ruled in...
HBCU Projects Win Federal Funds
WASHINGTON - Political posturing and budget battles are the norm today on Capitol Hill. But that hasn't stopped lawmakers of both parties from designating special federal grants to pet projects, including several designed to help students at historically...
Highlights from Career Consultants
One year ago, Black Issues began a column designed to give advice to help you advance or just to develop more expertise as you start or continue your career in higher education. Through this first year, we have received insightful and helpful information...
Inappropriate Monikers: As Minority Students Become Aware of Buildings Honoring People of Dubious Distinction, Campus Officials Grapple with Issues concerning Institutional History and Racist Legacies
Inappropriate Monikers: As minority students become aware of buildings honoring people of dubious distinction, campus officials grapple with issues concerning institutional history and racist legaciesCHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Kristi Booker thought her fellow...
Letter to the Editor.Gray's Way: A Recommended Path
Gray's Way: A Recommended Path Dear Editor: Black Issues is to be commended for the excellent interview and article regarding the exceptional accomplishments of the United Negro College Fund's chief executive officer, Bill Gray that appeared in your...
NAACP Warns Athletes Away
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The state NAACP is increasing the pressure on South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse dome by encouraging Black student athletes to stay away from state colleges and universities. "We think a number...
NEW NETWORKING: Educause to Manage NSF's $5.9M Minority Institution Tech Initiative
NEW NETWORKING: Educause to manage NSF's $5.9M minority institution tech initiativeLast month, the National Science Foundation announced that it would spend $5.9 million over four years to assist minority-serving higher education institutions in bringing...
Penn State Officials Respond to Racist E-Mails
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -Even though the racist e-mails that were circulating through Penn State last month only reached a relatively small number of students, the entire Pennsylvania State University community may feel its impact, according to a report...
Preparing Teachers for Urban Classrooms
Preparing Teachers for Urban ClassroomsJcqueline Jordan Irvine is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education at Emory University. For more than 20 years, her research on the cultural context of teaching and learning and the development of...
Souls Looking Back: Life Stories of Growing Up Black
Edited by Andrew Garrod, Janie Victoria Ward, Tacy L. Robinson and Robert Kilkenny. Routledge, New York, 1999; 300 pages; Hard Cover: $70; Paperback $18.99 Sparing the Commentary Would Not Have Spoiled The Children's Stories In 1971, soul singer Marvin...
Sparing the Commentary Would Not Have Spoiled the Children's Stories
Sparing the Commentary Would Not Have Spoiled The Children's StoriesIn 1971, soul singer Marvin Gaye produced "What's Going On," one of the first concept albums to be released. Gaye sang about Vietnam, racism and the ecology. One song on the album that...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Research for the New Millennium
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Research For the New MillenniumAre you tired of the new millennium yet? Lord knows I am. Tired of conferences predicting the status of African Americans in the new millennium, the status of education in the new millennium, 10 steps...
The Driving Force
The Driving ForceJust as we were preparing to send this edition to the printer, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced that his new "One Florida plan would end affirmative action in that state. In its place, he s recommending a package of initiatives that he...
THE LAST WORD: The Problem with Henry Louis Gates' `African World'
THE LAST WORD: The Problem With Henry Louis Gates' `African World'The beautiful African coastline in Ghana is studded with the haunted vestiges of slave fortresses built by European nations over a period of 400 years. It is not unlike the history of...
The Problem with Henry Louis Gates' 'African World'
The beautiful African coastline in Ghana is studded with the haunted vestiges of slave fortresses built by European nations over a period of 400 years. It is not unlike the history of the European Slave Trade in other parts of West Africa, from Mauritania...
Tribal College Students Petition Congress for More
SANTAFE, N.M. - Students at the Institute of American Indian Arts have started a letter-writing campaign to Congress and are seeking help from their tribes, saying the school needs more support than it's getting. Under a compromise version of funding...
Tribal College Students Petition Congress for More Financial Help
Tribal College Students Petition Congress for More Financial HelpSANTAFE, N.M. -- Students at the Institute of American Indian Arts have started a letter-writing campaign to Congress and are seeking help from their tribes saying the school needs more...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Cuts Threaten Education Programs
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Cuts Threaten Education ProgramsWASHIGTON -- Across-the-board cuts in federal programs may hamper vital college programs, including the U.S. Department of Education's ability to process student-aid applications for grants and loans,...
White Teachers Sue for Reverse Discrimination at North Carolina Historically Black College
SAT BIBURY, N.C. -Five current and former White college instructors have accused historically Black Livingstone College of denying them tenure and promotions. In a civil lawsuit filed in Rowan County Superior Court seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars...
W. Va. Presidential Appointment Draws Charges of Nepotism, Racism
W. Va. Presidential Appointment Draws Charges of NEPOTISM, RACISMCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The head of the state NAACP is claiming the new president at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College received the job because her husband is state Senate...