Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 11, August 5

BI Bookshelf
For those seeking more information about early African Americans we recommend the following: African-American Folk Tales: Black Traditions in the New World By Roger Abrahams Pantheon, 1999 Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African...
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...
Black Women Diving into the Soccer Spotlight
The superlative play of Brianna Scurry during the Woman's World Cup could inspire more Black females to consider opportunities in the growing national sport of Women's soccer -- and motivate more colleges and universities to recruit Black female athletes...
City Excused from Lawsuit Brought by Hampton Coaches
LUBBOCK, Texas -- A judge removed the city of Lubbock from a $30 million civil rights lawsuit filed by the women's basketball coach of Hampton University, her husband, and an assistant coach. But he allowed the claims to stand against individual police...
ETS Concerns Put Crimp in Alabama's Teacher-Testing Plan
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Educational Testing Service (ETS), concerned about how one of its tests might be used, is holding up a plan that was supposed to allow the state to assess prospective teachers without racial bias. Alabama has not tested new...
Grants & Awards
* Norfolk State University received a $4.5 million Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Center for Photonic Materials Research. In announcing the award, Dr. Marie V. McDemmond,...
Hate Wave?
While Indiana University community mourns the victims of isolated violence, school officials seek ways to restore peace BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- More than 2,700 people -- including U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno -- attended a memorial service and...
History and Symbolism
If you drive south on U.S. Route 95 from Washington, D.C., you'll start to see the Confederate flag being used for all kinds of reasons. Some retailers use it to sell automobiles; others use it to sell hot dogs. or Reb, the dirty dog of a Confederate...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC RENEE DUNMAN, ESQ., has been appointed director of Old Dominion University's Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action. He has worked in the office as acting director, EO coordinator, and EO manager. Dunman earned a bachelor's degree...
Rediscovering the Road to Freedom
A professor is helping Iowa officials piece together that state's Underground Railroad history. On Nov. 4, 1857, three Black men walking along a road near the small town of Lynnville, in southern Iowa, were met by two White men who assured them...
Reinterpreting America's History
As Americans fill the country's museums and historical sites this summer, they're encounter a new interpretation of African Americans' contributions to the nation's history, thanks to the work of a small, but growing group of Black scholars and museum...
Reverse-Discrimination Claim Thrown out by Federal Judge
ATLANTA -- A federal judge lambasted the University of Georgia for using race as a factor in its current admissions policy, but threw out a White applicant's claim that the school rejected him because of race. Judge B. Avant Eden field said the...
Sallie Mae to the Rescue
Lender Offers HBCUs Help With Loan Default Rates Historically Black colleges and universities' decade-long protection from federal loan default sanctions ended July 1. But more financial and management assistance for HBCUs should be made available,...
Study Support Michigan Law School's Diversity Policies
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Law School at the University of Michigan, which is under fire from a federal lawsuit challenging its race-sensitive admission policies, released a study last month showing that there are few significant racial differences in...
Ugandan, U.S. Medical Schools Develop Low Cost AIDS Treatment
The National Institutes of Health announced last month that a joint Uganda-U.S. study has found a highly effective, safe, and inexpensive drug regimen for preventing the transmission of HIV from an infected mother to her newborn. The research teams...
UNCF Examines Digital Divide on Campus
Nearly a month before the federal government's July release of Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide -- a report that details the disparities of computer ownership and Internet usage among Americans along racial, ethnic, and income lines...
United We Stand
NAFEO, HACU, and AIHEC have formed a new alliance to improve support for students of color WASHINGTON -- The old divide-and-conquer ploy may be harder to execute on future racial politics of higher education now that a new alliance has been formed...
What's New
* Historically Black Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has established the Keystone Honors Academy, which wilt provide full scholarships to academically talented state residents who meet certain financial criteria. Special focus will be given to students...
Why I'm Leaving UT-Brownsville
This is, I assure everyone, a true story. Unfolding right now in 1999 and not 100 years ago. I offer it in order to illustrate race relations at the end of the millennium, lest anyone think everything is just fine. The place is Brownsville, Texas....
"Wrighting" History's Wrongs
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation's new special programs director, Dianne Swann-Wright, is creating programs that give integrity to the legacy of Blacks at Monticello. When Dianne Swann Wright was hired as director of special programming...