Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 20, November 23

Black Frat Announces Digital Divide Initiative
Black Frat Announces Digital Divide InitiativeThe Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. announced last month a nationwide project called the "Digital Heritage Initiative" in collaboration with the Microsoft Corp. and Africana.com to provide computer software...
Black Writers: Ready for the Millennium; Chicago State University Hosts 10th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Writers' Conference
BLACK WRITERS: Ready for the Millennium; Chicago State University Hosts 10th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Writers' ConferenceChicago State University played host to approximately 550 writers, students, scholars and educators who attended the 10th Annual Gwendolyn...
Can HBCUs Compete for Black Faculty? Black Colleges Are Searching for Ways to Draw Top Talent
Can HBCUs Compete for Black Faculty? Black colleges are searching for ways to draw top talentThere was a time when newly minted Black doctorate recipients had few choices but to pursue careers at historically Black colleges and universities. Times have...
Ceiling Lifted on Foreigners, While U.S. Minorities Still Underrepresented in High-Tech Field
Ceiling Lifted on Foreigners, While U.S. Minorities Still Underrepresented in High-Tech FieldMore so than ever before, employers are seeking foreign workers to fill skilled jobs that go unfilled in the United States. But the trend is prompting debate...
Dear BI Career Consultants
What should African American faculty members do to prepare themselves for a career change from faculty to administration? Dr Muriel Wright Brailey Director of the Institute for African American Studies, Wilberforce University I have had the experience...
Dear BI Career Consultants: What Should African-American Faculty Members Do to Prepare Themselves for a Career Change from Faculty to Administration?
Dear BI Career Consultants: What should African-American faculty members do to prepare themselves for a career change from faculty to administration?I have had the experience of making a career change from faculty to administrator and back to faculty...
Doing Double Duty: A Small Group of African Americans Are Serving Simultaneously as Scholars and Elected Officials
Doing DOUBLE DUTY: A Small Group of African Americans are Serving Simultaneously as Scholars and Elected OfficialsWhen Dr. Mamie Locke conducted an independent study seminar at Hampton University last year, her 10 political science students got more...
Education Department, Congress Making 'Retreat' on Civil Rights
Education Department, Congress Making `Retreat' On Civil RightsThe nation's elected leaders, Republican and Democrat alike, are continuing a "retreat from their obligation" to provide adequate funding for civil rights enforcement, the U.S. Commission...
Faculty Survey Indicates Overall Satisfaction, Room for Improvement: Black Faculty Showing Decline in Representation
Faculty Survey Indicates Overall Satisfaction, Room for Improvement: Black-faculty showing decline in representationIf you feel like faculty diversity is a low priority at your institution, that your faculty peers lack a commitment to community service...
Fisk University's Jubilee Singers Inducted into Gospel Hall of Fame
Fisk University's Jubilee Singers Inducted into Gospel Hall of FameThe Jubilee Singers of Fisk University, an institution more than a century old, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame last month.It has been said that civil rights pioneer and...
HBCUs Strategize on Ways to Close Digital Divide on Their Campuses: Slow Adoption of Technology by Faculty Seen as Barrier
HBCUs Strategize on Ways to Close Digital Divide on Their Campuses: Slow adoption of technology by faculty seen as barrierWith Black colleges positioning their institutions to tackle the digital divide, officials with Tennessee State University and Clark...
Howard University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Oracle CEO and Founder Ellison
Howard University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Oracle CEO and Founder EllisonJust months after pledging a $2 million gift of 4,000 network computers and printers to be installed in Howard University's 12 undergraduate dormitories, Larry J. Ellison, CEO...
Mastering Technology's.Tools and Techniques
To get students proficient and comfortable with the Internet and the latest information technology, Morris Brown College officials have required its undergraduates to participate in a laptop purchase program this fall, one of the first ever such initiatives...
Mastering Technology's Tools and Techniques: Colleges Encourage Faculty to Go High Tech
MASTERING TECHNOLOGY'S TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES: Colleges encourage faculty to go high techTo get students proficient and comfortable with the Internet and the latest information technology, Morris Brown College officials have required its undergraduates...
U.S. Lawyers Ask Judges to Overturn Decision on UGA Admissions
U.S. Lawyers Ask Judges to Overturn Decision on UGA AdmissionsIn a strongly worded appeal, lawyers for the federal government have urged an appeals court to overturn a decision against the University of Georgia's use of race in its admissions.Officials...