Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 23, January 3

A Calculating Career. (Mathematics)
Jonathan Farley * Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., Department of Mathematics; Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, Oxford University * Education: Postdoctoral fellow, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley,...
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Adam's Mark, NAACP Reach Settlement in Discrimination Lawsuit. (Baltimore)
The Adam's Mark hotel chain will pay $1.1 million to settle allegations that it discriminated against Black guests during a 1999 Black college reunion in Florida. The settlement ends a boycott by the organization against Adam's Mark and legal action...
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A Healing Touch. (Medicine)
Joan Coker * Outpatient Clinical Director of Otolaryngology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles * Education: M.D., Medical College of Ohio, B.S., Biology, Tuskegee University * Age: 38 Dr. Joan Coker remembers...
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A Prodigy's West Side Story. (Language, Literature & Politics)
Danielle Allen * Associate Professor, joint appointment in Classical Languages and Literatures and Politics, University of Chicago * Education: M.Phil. and Ph.D., Classics, University of Cambridge; M.A. and Ph.D., Government, Harvard University;...
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Bayou Classic May Leave Bayou State: High Hotel Rates, Other Costs May Drive Annual Football Game out of New Orleans. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
BATON ROUGE, LA. Complaints about outrageous New Orleans hotel rates may drive the annual Bayou Classic football game between Southern University and Grambling State University out of the Bayou State. The Classic's 10-year contract with New Orleans...
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Choreographing the Suppression of Tumors. (Molecular Biology)
Jill Bargonetti * Associate Professor, City University of New York Graduate Center and Hunter College Biology Department * Education: Postdoctoral fellow, Columbia University; Ph.D., Molecular Biology, New York University; M.S., Molecular Biology,...
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(De)Programming Stereotypes. (Computer Science)
Juan E. Gilbert * Assistant Professor, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering * Education: Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Cincinnati; M.S,, Computer Science, University of Cincinnati;...
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Documenting the Black Experience in the Americas. (History)
Ben Vinson III * Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Assistant Professor of History, Barnard College, New York * Education: Ph.D., History, Columbia University; B.A., History and Classics, Dartmouth College * Age:...
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Earning Scholarly Dividends. (Business Finance)
Rohan G. Williamson * Assistant Professor, The McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. * Education: Ph.D., Finance, The Ohio State University; M.A., Finance, The Ohio State University; MBA, Finance, Clark Atlanta...
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Education Funding Reform Long Overdue in Alabama. (Last Word)
"Proration, Proration, Proration." They're playing that old, familiar song these days in Montgomery, Ala., accompanied by a symphony of complaints, arguments and accusations. But there's a I new twist in the latest version of the old song. Last year,...
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House, Senate Forge Final Agreement on K-12 Pact: Bill Has Ambitious Ideas, but Limited Funding, Critics Say. (Washington Update)
After months of debate and lingering opposition among some experts, House and Senate negotiators forged a final agreement on a bill to improve the nation's K-12 education pipeline through more testing as well as increased aid for disadvantaged schools....
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Litigating Land Loss. (Law)
Thomas Mitchell * Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School * Education: LL.M., University of Wisconsin Law School; J.D., Howard University School of Law, (cum laude); B.A., Amherst College * Age: 36 When Thomas Mitchell told...
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Prophesying the Future of Digital Technology. (Personal Computing)
"If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me." Shakespeare's words are just as wise today, but this hasn't stopped people from trying to divine the future. The latest future-oriented...
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Regents Approve Higher Admissions Standards for Nevada Universities. (Las Vegas)
After two months of debate and two public hearings, the Nevada Board of Regents took action last month to increase admissions standards at the state's two public universities. According to the revised policy, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas...
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Sensitizing Software. (Education & Technology)
Nichole Pinkard * Assistant Professor of Education, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor * Education: Ph.D., Computer Science, Northwestern University; Master's, Computer Science, Northwestern University; Bachelor's, Computer Science, Stanford...
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Southern University Chancellor Fires Congressman's Wife. (Baton Rouge, La.)
Southern University at New Orleans Chancellor Joseph Bouie won a major battle in his bid to fire the wife of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D.-La., and three other administrators. But allegations made by ousted SUNO Vice Chancellor Andrea Jefferson could...
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Student Detained after Terrorist Attacks Is Released on Bond. (New York)
A college student accused of promoting terrorism by lying to a grand jury was freed from federal custody last month after posting $500,000 bond. Osama Awadallah, 21, planned to fly home Dec. 14 to San Diego, where family and friends raised $50,000...
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Students Look to Friends, Family to Help Choose a College. (Iowa, City, Iowa)
College-bound students rely most heavily on parents, family and friends when it comes to developing a list of schools to consider, according to surveys conducted by consulting firm Noel-Levitz. And academic program availability is by far the most important...
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Taking the Road Less Traveled. (Editor's Note)
Happy New Year, and I hope you had a safe and happy holiday season. As many of us set goals and resolutions for the new year, our first edition in 2002 should prove inspirational to anyone in the academy. Our cover article, "The Academy's New Cast,"...
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University of Missouri Renames Black Culture Center. (Rolla, Mo.)
The University of Missouri has agreed to honor two former Missourians, largely because they never attended the school. The university system's board of curators, meeting in Rolla early last month, voted 9-0 to change the name of the Black Culture Center...
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Unraveling the Science of Success. (Psychology)
Cynthia E. Winston * Assistant Professor of Psychology, Howard University, Washington, D.C. * Education: Ph.D., Psychology and Education, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; M.A., Psychology, University of Michigan; B.S., Psychology, Howard...
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