Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 8, June 8

African Americans & Agriculture
Scholars say students aren't aware of the unprecedented opportunities to do well -- and to do good -- in this stigmatized field "I was taught by my parents, who had been sharecroppers, that working on the land or with products from the land was...
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Alabama State Pushing to Be First HBCU in NCAA Division I-A
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama State University Board of Trustees here has decided to push forward efforts to become the first historically Black institution to move to Division I-A football despite concern and skepticism among some university officials....
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BIQ 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...
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Despite Outreach Efforts, UC Schools See Low Minority Enrollment
LOS ANGELES -- Black and Hispanic enrollment at the Universities of California has not increased significantly despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent on the outreach programs that replaced affirmative action. Over the past five years, the...
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Eliminating the Last Vestiges of Segregation
I was recently asked to speak at the annual President's Leadership Summit of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and provide the group with an update of federal higher education desegregation activity. The question-and-answer period that followed...
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Emerson College Course to Explore Web of Hate
BOSTON -- An image of a slain gay man burns in hell on one. The "FBI" has declared war on White Christians on another. A third pretends to pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr., then suggests the civil rights leader was a sex fiend, a communist and...
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Ethnic Stoles Steal Spotlight before Kansas Graduation
WICHITA, Kan. -- A Wichita State University professor raised objections to a group of seniors who plan to wear graduation stoles based on their ethnic backgrounds during commencement. Professor Dwight Murphey planned on skipping commencement and...
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Ga. Students to Pay Tech Fees Next Year
ATLANTA -- Students on Georgia's public college campuses will pay a technology fee next fall, but what they get for their money will vary widely depending on where they go to school. Many students will be able to register for classes online and...
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Grants & Awards
* Jackson State University has received a $9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control to research and dew, lop intervention programs for Blacks infected with HIV. The programs will help community-based organizations to use the most recent,...
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Group Minds Its MANRRS & Cultivates Careers
Minority organization seeks to attract youth to agriculture LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Bluegrass country seemed the perfect setting last month for a gathering of students planning careers in agriculture. The 15th annual Minorities in Agriculture, Natural...
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Low-Income Workers Getting a High-Tech Hand from U. of Maryland
As a youngster growing up in Baltimore, Ingrid Hitchens imagined she would attend college one day. But after having a baby while in her teens, Hitchens let go of that plan and focused on taking care of her child. "I thought about going to college,...
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Mandela Touts Education on Louisiana Tour
BATON ROUGE, LA. -- In his first trip to the deep South last month, Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela repeatedly emphasized the importance of education, particularly to Black communities struggling to shed the remnants of racial segregation....
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New Legislation Could Bring Major Money to Minority Schools
WASHINGTON -- In their rush to wrap up action in an election year, congressional leaders are proposing major funding increases for minority-serving colleges and universities next year. Historically Black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions and...
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Professional APPOINTMENTS
Huston-Tillotson Gets New Leader DR. LARRY L. EARVIN has been named the fifth president of Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas. Earvin's career in higher education spans 26 years at Clark Atlanta University, where he served as dean of arts...
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Remembering Brown with Reminders That Hurdles Remain
WASHINGTON -- Ethnic diversity is considered a valuable commodity on the nation's college campuses and has not lowered student quality, according to a series of reports jointly released last month by the American Council on Education and American Association...
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Retilling the Field
Historically Black land-grant institutions are growing agricultural programs despite a difficult climate. "As my mother used to say: `There's more than one way to get in a house other than going in the front door.'" That piece of wisdom is offered...
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S. Carolina Still under Fire despite Vote to Remove Flag
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Legislature voted last month to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol dome and move it to a monument to Confederate dead on statehouse grounds. The deal struck by lawmakers says the flag at the monument...
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Top 100 Agriculture Degree Producers, 1998
TOTAL MINORITY ASSOCIATE'S DEGREES - AGRIBUSINESS & PRODUCTION Rank Institution State 96-97 1 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY A&T INSTITUTE Ohio - 2 TRENHOLM STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE ...
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War Criminals and Desegregation
May 17 was the 47th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court finding in Brown vs. Board of Education. That finding was, of course, more than a simple court ruling. It was a finding that the court said should be implemented "with all deliberate speed,"...
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Washington Briefs
Pell Grants May Increase Next Year WASHINGTON -- Education lobbyists are a step closer to their goal of a large increase in the maximum Pell grant -- particularly if an aid-friendly Senate proposal takes effect. The Senate in mid-May proposed...
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What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives Nearly 450,000 students play college sports each year. But there are fewer than 3,500 allied health-care providers on hand daily to provide for their safety. That's one allied health-care provider for...
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Your Computer Chair Should Be the Best Seat in the House
If you spend any amount of time working on a computer, the most important machine to you -- and the most overlooked -- is probably not the one you type on but the one you sit on. Chairs, specifically ergonomic ones adjustable in multiple ways, are...
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