Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 6, May 9

2002 Commencement Speakers: Words of Wisdom to the Graduates Came from ... (Noteworthy News)
2002 Commencement Speakers: Words of wisdom to the graduates came from ... College Speakers * Agnes Scott College Dr. Johnnetta B. Former president of (Ga.) Cole Spelman College, ...
Adding International Flavor to Your Resume; International Work and Study Expand Horizons, Opportunities. (Special Report: International Education)
Back in the 1980s, Anthony Pinder was trading futures for a living in Chicago. When the Chernobyl nuclear accident devastated the stock market, he decided the timing was right to do something he had thought about for years. He joined the Peace Corps....
African Students Take MIT Course without Leaving Home Campuses. (Tech Briefs)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. More than 190 students from eight sub-Saharan countries have been taking an MIT course this semester without leaving their home campuses. A joint initiative by MIT's Center for Advanced Educational Services (CAES) and the African...
A Renewed Interest: The Sep. 11 Terrorist Attacks Have Piqued an Interest among College Students and Faculty about Other Nations and Cultures. (Special Report: International Education)
Perhaps surprisingly, eight months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, college students nationally seem more interested than ever in overseas study. At colleges large and small, public and private, educators eagerly welcome the heightened interest....
A Trail of Lost Opportunities: Blaming the Victims All over Again. (BI Forum)
This year in Jenin, April was the cruelest month. The Israeli army partially lifted its siege of the refugee camp outside Jenin, allowing humanitarian relief workers and journalists in for the first time in weeks. The accounts of the carnage have been...
Breaking Down the Mental Barriers. (Editor's Note)
Last August we dedicated an entire edition to international education. We received quite a bit of feedback from readers who were interested in study abroad programs and the idea of providing international experiences for students of color. Then...
Breaking the Information Logjam. (Personal Computing)
Today, in the Information Age, we typically think of ourselves as being uniquely inundated with information. But nearly two millennia ago, the Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca wrote, "What is the use of having countless books and libraries, whose titles...
Events
MAY May 24-28 The Black Alcoholism and Addictions Institute Hilton Atlanta Contact: Dr. Frances Brisbane Phone: (631) 286-1183 May 29-June 2 NCORE 2002 15th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity "The Challenge and Rewards of Building Coalitions" New...
Former Head of Work-Study Program Headed to Prison. (Noteworthy News)
BATON ROUGE, LA. The former director of Southern University's work-study program will spend 30 months in federal prison for engineering a kickback scheme. In handing down the sentence, U.S. District Judge Ralph Tyson said Eloise Blount and her...
Globalization and Africa: Scholars Explore Impact of Language, Colonization and Supernational Organizations. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK More than 100 students, activists and scholars gathered recently at Columbia University's Teachers College to explore the effects of globalization and decentralization on education, health care and land reform in Nigeria, South Africa and...
Going Global; Traditionally, the Percentage of African American Students Who Studied Abroad Has Been Low; However, University Officials Are Looking into Ways to Increase Those Numbers. (Special Report: International Education)
International study abroad programs aren't new but they are beginning to take off at historically Black colleges and universities. The challenge for these institutions is to make such programs appealing and affordable to attract more African American...
Knocking Down Barriers; Black Male Scholars Address Challenges of Academic Pursuits in National Videoconference. (Noteworthy News)
AUBURN, ALA. Dr. Na'im Akbar, professor of psychology at Florida State University, called the gathering of young African American male scholars at Auburn University in early March a "miracle of modern times." Reminding the present audience, as well...
Law School, Tennessee State End Merger Negotiations. (Noteworthy News)
NASHVILLE, TENN. Negotiations to merge the Nashville School of Law into Tennessee State University--required by the settlement of a desegregation lawsuit against Tennessee's higher education system--have been broken off by the law school out of...
Leading Institutions: By Total Number of Students Who Study Abroad. (Special Report: International Education)
With increased resources, more students of color likely would take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Top 20 Baccalaureate Institutions, 1999/00 Institution City State Study Abroad ...
Letters
DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for your March 28th insightful and inspirational article on the unheralded contributions of Black mothers and historically and predominantly Black colleges and universities to this nation. As of Jan. 1, 2002, I became the...
Major Changes Ahead for Student Visa Programs: Senate Bill Requires Government, Higher Education to Work Together. (Washington Update)
The U.S. Senate in mid-April approved a bill with major changes in store for the way the federal government and higher education will manage student visa programs. Under the bill with bipartisan support from Republicans and Democrats, colleges and...
MIT Professor Celebrates 60th Birthday with Scholarship Fund. (Noteworthy News)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. MIT professor Dr. Wesley L. Harris is a private person who prefers to celebrate birthdays quietly with his family, little fanfare, no fuss. When his 60th loomed last fall, his wife, Sandra, wanted to surprise, him by doing something...
Off the Beaten Path: Studying Abroad in `Nontraditional' Locations. (BI Forum)
Centers of learning have been among the most enduring institutions common to people. Throughout the centuries, scholars have welcomed their colleagues from far-flung regions of the world. Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and North Africans all held...
Preparing for a New Day. (Last Word)
Now, as at previous times of national crisis, our thoughts naturally turn to our young people. They are whom we seek to protect. They also are whom we must prepare to protect themselves. At such moments it is helpful, I believe, to turn to history....
The Afro-Mestizo Connection: Scholars Team Up to Study Southern Mexico's African Roots. (Faculty Club)
Acapulco has been billed as "the resort that never sleeps." It's the playground of the wealthy, home to the glittering "Golden Zone" shopping district, nightclubs and restaurants too numerous to count--and, just outside the city limits, a group of...
Translating the African Past: The Islamic Heritage of Sub-Saharan Africa. (Special Report: International Education)
On a recent trip to the West African nation of Mali, Dr. John O. Hunwick encountered in Timbuktu signs of its legacy being resurrected in the form of new libraries. To this scholar of African history and frequent visitor to the dusty, desert city near...
UAB President Claims She Was Forced out Because of Gender, Age. (Noteworthy News)
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Dr. Ann Reynolds claims in a federal discrimination complaint that she was forced out of the University of Alabama in Birmingham presidency because of her gender and age. She also claims she never received a serious retirement...
University of Arkansas Sets Record with $300 Million Gift. (Noteworthy News)
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. The University of Arkansas received the largest gift in the history of American public higher education last month--a $300 million commitment from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation of Bentonville, Ark. The gift,...
University of Maryland-Based Trio Program Tackles Digital Divide. (Tech Talk)
COLLEGE PARK, MD. Traditionally, programs falling under the TRIO umbrella of federally funded college prep initiatives for disadvantaged students have not been known to focus on the digital divide. Nevertheless, an initiative based at the University...