Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 21, December 10

Alabama's Decree of Difficulty
Despite a court order, achieving racial parity still appears a long way off When George Munchus came to the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1976, he was the only Black professor in the business department, and one of just a few at the university....
BIG Black Issues Quiz
The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous editions of Black...
BI What's New: Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Southeast Missouri State University has a new bachelor of science degree program in environmental science. The program was approved by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and was established in response to the growing demand for environmental...
Career CONSULTANTS
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: For years, I've been teaching course in which the issue of race was virtually irrelevant. Recently, I've developed an interest in working the matter of race and culture into my course, but I fear that by doing so, I'll...
College Cancels "Happy Slaves" Class
ARCHDALE, N.C. -- Community college officials cancelled the final class of a Civil War history course that featured controversial claims by its instructors that most slaves were happy in captivity. "We would never intentionally set up any class...
Cyber Diversity
It's not unusual that all 15 students in one of Dr. Maureen Eke's African American literature course sections at Central Michigan University are White. What's striking, however, is that Black students and their Black professor from a campus located...
Emerging from the Shadows
Audrey Forbes Manley, M.D., is a former student, activist alumna, trustee, and widow of a former Spelman College president. Now she's in charge, but after more than a year in office, some observers still don't know what she's about. They called...
Going for the Gold
With football and fun, HBCUs take a classic approach to recruitment and fund raising efforts SAN DIEGO -- "Hey Frat," was only one of the few endearing phrases heard on this special day. Elderly gentlemen sported their fraternity baseball caps....
Hampton Considers Legal Action over Wrongful Arrest
HAMPTON, Va. -- Hampton University officials have hired renowned attorney Johnnie Cochran and two Texas lawyers to consider taking legal action against the city of Lubbock, Texas, for the wrongful arrest and detainment of the Hampton women's basketball...
New Congressional Black Caucus Leader Pledges Support for Education
Education, affirmative action, and an enhanced role for African American lawmakers are all on the agenda of Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), elected last month as the new leader of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for 1999. Although Congress has...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
FISK UNIVERSITY NAMES NEW LEADER DR. JOHN L. SMITH JR., the former dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of South Florida, was recently elected by the Fisk University Board of Trustees to become the institution's 12th president, effective...
Sour Note for the Marching 100
New allegations of band hazing officials looking for a way to stop a problem they thought had been tamed TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Hit a wrong note on the trumpet and get whacked on the elbow with a mouthpiece. Miss a dance step and get pummeled in...
The Revolution Is Being Televised -- on the Internet
The day the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision in Brown v. Board of Education -- May 17, 1954 -- has been called "the most important [day] of the 20th Century." In many ways, [that day was part of] a terrible era in America: a time...
Worth-Less Grants
Rising Pell grant awards are not keeping pace with rising tuition and a new report shows that they are depriving needy students of educational choice WASHINGTON -- While the average Pell grant award has more than doubled between 1977 and 1997, the...