Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 22, December 2

2001: A Year in Review
2001 is a year most Americans will not forget. The year the United States experienced its worst act of domestic terrorism, claiming the lives of approximately 4,000 to 5,000 people. Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, college communities across...
Building a Scholarly Community on the Road to the Ph.D
LAST|WORD When I entered a doctoral program in English Literature, I committed myself to six years of intensive study. According to my acceptance letter, teaching was also required. The path was clear: Study, teach, graduate. After 4 2 years, I now know...
Dear BI Career Consultants
CAREER | CONSULTANTS Dear BI Career Consultants: I have heard of programs to increase the number of minority faculty by allowing them to teach if they are in the final stages of their doctorate. Can you tell me if there are any programs like this for...
Delaware, Spelman Sign Historic Partnership Agreement
noteworthy | news ATLANTA The University of Delaware and Spelman College in Atlanta signed an historic partnership agreement to create educational opportunities for students and faculty in conjunction with the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American...
Education Reform Package Faces Criticism
Lawmakers concerned about decrease in education spending The K-12 education reform package -- the subject of intense negotiations on Capitol Hill -- is beginning to draw concern from a variety of education advocates, including African American lawmakers....
FACULTY CLUB: North Carolina Central Employees Give University Early Christmas Present
FACULTY CLUB: North Carolina Central Employees Give University Early Christmas PresentSixty-six professors and administrators from North Carolina Central University in Durham have given their institution an early Christmas present: They gave back their...
Faculty Club: Roxbury President Resigns after Audit Shows Millions Mismanaged
Faculty Club: Roxbury President Resigns After Audit Shows Millions MismanagedThe embattled president of Roxbury Community College, who had been accused by state auditors of mismanaging $3.5 million in financial aid, has resigned. But her downfall has...
'Free Speech' Becomes Primary Issue in Auburn 'Blackface' Case
NOTEWORTHY | NEWS THE LATEST NEWS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY Suspended fraternity members file lawsuit against university citing violation of constitutional, civil rights The issue of free speech is at the heart of a lawsuit filed last month by suspended...
IT Networks Going Wireless at Tribal Colleges
TECH | TALK By Ronald Roach It's not surprising that Turtle Mountain Community College's president, Dr. Gerald E. Monette, wants to use technology to alleviate the isolation experienced by the North Dakota-based tribal college. Located a few miles from...
LAST WORD: Building a Scholarly Community on the Road to the Ph.D
LAST WORD: Building a Scholarly Community On the Road to the Ph.D.When I entered a doctoral program in English Literature, I committed myself to six years of intensive study. According to my acceptance letter, teaching was also required. The path was...
Legislation Offers D.C. Students Incentive to Attend HBCUs
A Senate committee has approved legislation that would provide more tuition benefits for District of Columbia residents, particularly if they choose to attend historically Black colleges. Legislation from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee would...
MLA Preview
Gwendolyn Brooks Panel, Callaloo Anniversary -- Just a Few Highlights of the Conference. While everyone else is making Christmas lists and checking them twice, language and literature professors from around the country are planning for their annual post-Yule...
MLA Preview: Gwendolyn Brooks Panel, Callaloo Anniversary - Just a Few Highlights of the Conference
MLA Preview: Gwendolyn Brooks Panel, Callaloo Anniversary -- Just a Few Highlights of the ConferenceWhile everyone else is making Christmas lists and checking them twice, language and literature professors from around the country are planning for their...
New Data Sheds Light on Student Aid, College Affordability
NOTEWORTHY | NEWS WASHINGTON The percentage of full-time undergraduate students at private colleges and universities who receive some form of financial aid, and the average amount of their awards, reached new highs in the 19992000 academic year, according...
New NAFEO Leader Proposes Ambitious Agenda
noteworthy news WASHINGTON The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education put lawmakers and higher education leaders on notice earlier this month, when its new president announced that his priority will be seeing to it that more historically...
North Carolina Central Employees Give University Early Christmas Present
FACULTY | CLUB By Kendra Hamilton Sixty-six professors and administrators from North Carolina Central University in Durham have given their institution an early Christmas present: They gave back their salary increases in November to help the school deal...
Noteworthy News: Delaware, Spelman Sign Historic Partnership Agreement
noteworthy news: Delaware, Spelman Sign Historic Partnership AgreementThe University of Delaware and Spelman College in Atlanta signed an historic partnership agreement to create educational opportunities for students and faculty in conjunction with...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: `Free Speech' Becomes Primary Issue in Auburn `Blackface' Case
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: `Free Speech' Becomes Primary Issue in Auburn `Blackface' CaseThe issue of free speech is at the heart of a lawsuit filed last month by suspended members of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi against Auburn University. The university suspended...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: New Data Sheds Light on Student Aid, College Affordability
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: New Data Sheds Light on Student Aid, College AffordabilityThe percentage of full-time undergraduate students at private colleges and universities who receive some form of financial aid, and the average amount of their awards, reached...
Noteworthy News: New NAFEO Leader Proposes Ambitious Agenda
noteworthy news: New NAFEO Leader Proposes Ambitious AgendaThe National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education put lawmakers and higher education leaders on notice earlier this month, when its new president announced that his priority...
Noteworthy News: Prairie View President Faces Criticism over Commitment to Research
noteworthy news: Prairie View President Faces Criticism Over Commitment to ResearchPrairie View A&M President Charles Hines is the target of a letter signed by 18 faculty members criticizing him for repeatedly interfering with research and academics...
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Report; Female Presidents Juggle More, Earn Less
NOTEWORTHY NEWS: Report; Female Presidents Juggle More, Earn LessWomen still have fewer opportunities to gain top leadership roles at the nation's colleges and universities, their salaries lag behind those of men and they face greater personal and professional...
Noteworthy News: University of Texas Is Finished Fighting Affirmative Action, Officials Say
noteworthy news: University of Texas Is Finished Fighting Affirmative Action, Officials SayAfter years of appeals, the University of Texas said last month that it was finished fighting its landmark court battle over affirmative action.The decision effectively...
Prairie View President Faces Criticism over Commitment to Research
PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS Prairie View A&M President Charles Hines is the target of a letter signed by 18 faculty members criticizing him for repeatedly interfering with research and academics at the historically Black university about 50 miles northwest...
Remembering 2001: A Year of Tragedy and Triumph
Remembering 2001: A Year of Tragedy and TriumphWhat a year. Many people are already looking back on 2001 with a groan, saying it has been a "bad year." The ongoing war in Afghanistan and the now-sporadic reports about anthrax-contaminated mail are daily...
Report: Female Presidents Juggle More, Earn Less
Women still have fewer opportunities to gain top leadership roles at the nation's colleges and universities, their salaries lag behind those of men and they face greater personal and professional demands, according to a report that summarizes the observations...
(Re)tracing Oral History in Ink
(Re)Tracing Oral History in InkGrowing up in Charles City County, Va., Dr. Daryl Cumber Dance and her family did not know the story of their great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Brown, whose three sons were taken away from her at...
Roxbury President Resigns after Audit Shows Millions Mismanaged
BOSTON The embattled president of Roxbury Community College, who had been accused by state auditors of mismanaging $3.5 million in financial aid, has resigned. But her downfall has apparently brought to light an even bigger financial mess than auditors...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: The New McCarthyism
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: The New McCarthyismWhat's wrong with this picture? The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a frequent campus speaker, tells students at Harvard Law School that the United States should "build bridges and relationships, not simply bombs and walls."...
TECH TALK: IT Networks Going Wireless at Tribal Colleges
TECH TALK: IT Networks Going Wireless at Tribal CollegesIt's not surprising that Turtle Mountain Community College's president, Dr. Gerald E. Monette, wants to use technology to alleviate the isolation experienced by the North Dakota-based tribal college....
The New McCarthyism
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION What's wrong with this picture? The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a frequent campus speaker, tells students at Harvard Law School that the United States should "build bridges and relationships, not simply bombs and walls." Many, including...
University of Texas Is Finished Fighting Affirmative Action, Officials Say
noteworthy | news AUSTIN, TEXAS After years of appeals, the University of Texas said last month that it was finished fighting its landmark court battle over affirmative action. The decision effectively ends the case named for Cheryl Hopwood and three...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Education Reform Package Faces Criticism
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Education Reform Package Faces CriticismThe K-12 education reform package -- the subject of intense negotiations on Capitol Hill -- is beginning to draw concern from a variety of education advocates, including African American lawmakers.As...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Legislation Offers D.C. Students Incentive to Attend HBCUs
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Legislation Offers D.C. Students Incentive to Attend HBCUsA Senate committee has approved legislation that would provide more tuition benefits for District of Columbia residents, particularly if they choose to attend historically Black...
When There's a Need for Speed
Speed has played a key role with computers since the inception of the digital age in the 1940s. The very raison d'etre of electronic machines is their ability to carry out computational procedures faster than humans. Speed is not always what it's cracked...