Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 5, April 27

2000 Sports/scholar Awardees on Top of Their Game
ON TOP OF THEIR GAME An appreciation for education has long been a hallmark of the African American community. Likewise, we tend to share an appreciation for athleticism. So it should not be surprising that when athletic prowess teams with academic...
African American Golfers during the Jim Crow Era
AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLFERS DURING THE JIM CROW ERA Marvin P. Dawkins and Graham C. Kinloch Praeger Publishers 182 pages $49.95 When Tiger Woods came onto the Professional Golf Association tour in 1996, there were no full-time African American players...
A Full Life, on and off the Court
Alcorn State's basketball coach travels an interesting route to 500 wins JACKSON, Miss. -- If the story of Davey Whitney s life is ever written, the fact that he reached 500 victories as a college basketball coach at Alcorn State University here...
Black Caucus Loses Bid for Budget Alternative
WASHINGTON -- Unhappy with Republican budget plans, Congressional Black Caucus members developed their own spending alternative for next year with generous increases for Black colleges, K-12 education, Head Start and other priorities. While that...
California's Minority Enrollment Is Up, but That's Only Part of the Story
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The number of Black and Hispanic freshmen admitted to the University of California system has rebounded to the level it was when race and gender preferences were still in place. However, much of the recovery is because more Blacks...
Cheers, Jeers Greet Daytona's Handling of Black College Reunion
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Officials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are praising local businesses for making Black College Reunion participants feel welcome here last month. But the event left the owner of the Adam's...
College Athletes Deserve Some Equity
In college sports, it seems that everybody gets paid except the athlete. That's a raw deal. The players provide the labor that produces winning teams, which in turn, generates heightened fan interest. As a result, football stadiums and basketball arenas...
Conference Examines Digital Divide
As an administrator and computer science instructor at West Los Angeles College, Zenobia Millet had a busy agenda last month at the Community College Foundation's Tech Ed 2000 educational technology conference in Palm Springs, Calif. Looking to forge...
Counterpoint: Slam Dunk Is Not Life's Ultimate Experience
During the recently completed National College Athletics Association men's basketball tournament, how many times did you hear that rap about dreams of one sort or another coming true on that mystical, magical road to the Final Four? Whether the dream...
Family MATTERS
When it comes to coping with the stresses of being a scholar-athlete, many kids are finding that Hi, Mom! Not too long ago, the image of a Black athlete smiling broadly into a camera's lens waving hello to mom was a common occurrence. Likewise,...
Gifted & GIVING
Professional Black athletes are reaching new levels of charitable gift-giving, and higher education is reaping some of the benefits. During basketball season here at Northeastern University's Matthews Arena, a group of youngsters ages 8 through...
Grants & Awards
* Central State University, in partnership with the Battelle Memorial Institute, has received a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Technology Action Fund to establish an Environmental Technology Incubator for the historically Black institution. The purpose...
Marching to Different Drummers
College marching bands appear to be failing the diversity challenge. It is impossible to imagine attending a major college football or basketball competition these days without the attendant soundtrack provided by campus marching bands. Serving...
News Briefs
One Florida Plan Meets More Opposition TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights have voted to issue a statement criticizing Gov. Jeb Bush's program banning consideration of race and gender in university admissions and...
Pennsylvania Toys with Guaranteed Admissions
Some officials worry new proposal signals abandonment of affirmative action HARRISBURG, Pa. -- In an effort to boost minority enrollment, officials at the state university system here are considering guaranteeing admission to all students in Pennsylvania...
Point: Sports Can Build Up Black Women in Society
I am always puzzled by Black people who, in an earnest attempt to encourage Black youngsters to consider careers in fields other than sports, resort to comments such as, "We don't need any more Black athletes." Of course, it is true that only a...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. WARRICK L. CARTER has been named president of Columbia College in Chicago. He will take office July 1. He is currently director of entertainment arts for Walt Disney Entertainment. He previously served as dean of faculty and as provost...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Morgan State University in Baltimore has begun a doctorate/master's degree program in public health that is designed to produce advanced public-health practitioners with primary prevention competencies that can deal with the health problems faced by...
Rethinking U.S. Immigration Policy
From the looks of things, it's all about Elian. The immigration saga has offered political intrigue and heart-tugging soap opera. Almost from the start, U.S. officials, adhering to current policy, insisted Elian should be returned to his father in...
Scientist Works to Give Women A Voice in the Cyberworld
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Dr. Anita Borg sees a world suffering from pronoun problems -- namely that the technological revolution sweeping the globe is too often led by "pale males" setting standards in a world where women are in the majority. Don't...
TECH Briefs
Web Site Matches Athletes to Colleges Westport, Conn. -- C What We C Enterprises Inc. has launched a sports-recruitment Web site that offers high school athletes another venue -- and in some cases, the only venue -- to gain exposure and provides...
The Fumble of A Lifetime
Former sports-scholar's troubles turn a spotlight on the higher education community and whether officials should be doing more to groom their athletes for life off the field BOULDER, Colo. -- In 1992, Rae Carruth was given a football scholarship...
WARNING: PCs Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Unless one happens to drop on your head, personal computers can t kill you. But they can hurt you pretty badly. In fact, computers can be a pain in the neck, the back, the wrists and the eyes. Every year, nearly 2 million people suffer work-related...
Washington Briefs
Congress Hears Support For Completion Grants WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the TRIO community made their case for new college completion grants before a congressional committee late last month. The plan, part of President Clinton's budget, would provide...