Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 8, June 15

Cheek Feels the Heat in U.S. Virgin Islands: But Former Howard Univ. President Likely to Be Confirmed as Area's New Commissioner of Education
Cheek Feels the Heat In U.S. Virgin Islands: But Former Howard Univ.. President Likely To be Confirmed As Area's New Commissioner of EducationDr. James E. Cheek, president emeritus of Howard University, appears headed for confirmation by the U.S. Virgin...
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Don't Call Me `Hispanic': Chicano/Chicana Students at St. Cloud State Univ. End 9-Day Hunger Strike with Amicable Agreement
Don't Call Me `Hispanic': Chicano/Chicana Students at St. Cloud State. Univ. End 9-Day Hunger Strike With Amicable AgreementAs a result of a nine-day student hunger strike, Chicano and Chicana students and the administration at St. Cloud State University...
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Dropping the Ball on Fordice
Dropping The Ball On Fordice.It's time to face the truth -- the original Ayers/Fordice plaintiffs and their counsel, Alvin Chambliss, have "lost" the Fordice case. The goal of vast reparations, or even significant enhancements, for Mississippi's historically...
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Minorstreaming: Resolving Problems of the Color Line in the 21st Century
Minorstreaming: Resolving Problems of the Color Line in the 21st Century.The world is changing along color lines. Demographic experts say recent population shifts indicate that by the year 2030 whites will be a minority in the United States. Concomitant...
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Saga of a Presidential Search: Barber-Scotia Trims Deficit, Continues Search for a CEO
Saga of a Presidential Search: Barber-Scotia Trims Deficit, Continues. Search for a CEOCONCORD, NC -- In April, Dr. Sammie Potts, president of Mary Holmes College, a junior college in West Point, MS, turned down an offer to head Barber-Scotia College...
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School Dropouts: Despite Progress, Minority Rates Still Exceed Whites'
School Dropouts: Despite Progress, Minority Rates Still Exceed Whites'.Of all the projections affecting higher-education plans into the next century none is more vexing, nor ultimately more threatening for minorities, than the dropout rate. It is falling,...
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Secrets from the Sepulcher: Egyptian `Cryptic' Discovery Sheds New Light on African Culture and Civilization
Secrets From The Sepulcher: Egyptian `Cryptic' Discovery Sheds New Light. on African Culture and CivilizationWASHINGTON, DC -- In his reclamation of African history, J.A. Rogers, the late African-American journalist and historian, noted that "much has...
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SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Affirmative Action & the Angry White Male
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: Affirmative Action & the Angry White Male.Nearly a year and a half ago, Business Week Magazine had a cover that read: "White, Male, and Worried." The article that accompanied the cover piece talked about affirmative action...
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Teaching Teachers: Lisa Delpit Offers Solutions for Connecting with a Global Classroom
Teaching Teachers: Lisa Delpit Offers Solutions for Connecting with a. Global ClassroomDUNDALK, MD -- She is the voice of hope for those children who are left out, neglected or misunderstood. As an educator and internationally-known speaker and writer,...
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The Academy Sharpens Its Focus on African-American Art: But Scholars Call for More Specialization, Museum Space
The Academy Sharpens its Focus on African-American Art: But Scholars Call. for More Specialization, Museum SpaceThe hip-roof and cylindrical and beehive type houses built by slaves at the Keswick plantation in Midlothian, VA, in the 1700s are all examples...
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THE LAST WORD: Scaling the Ivory Tower to Tenure and Promotion
THE LAST WORD: Scaling the Ivory Tower To Tenure and Promotion.Seven years ago, after being on the faculty at the University of South Carolina for three years, I wrote the article, "Being a Black Faculty Member on a White Campus: My Reality." In it,...
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Washington UPDATE: House Approves GOP Budget Plan, Turns Down Alternatives
Washington UPDATE: House Approves GOP Budget Plan, Turns Down Alternative.The Republican-led House of Representatives recently approved a balanced-budget plan that recommends eliminating all federal funding for TRIO programs, Howard University and a...
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Washington UPDATE: House, Senate Reach Pact on Recission Bill
Washington UPDATE: House, Senate Reach Pact on Recission Bill.Negotiators for the Senate and House of Representatives reached agreement on a plan to rescind previously approved funds for a variety of education programs including Patricia Roberts Harris...
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