Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 24, January 16

A Little Computer Humor Goes a Long Way. (Personal Computing)
We laugh, but there's always some troth lurking behind humor, insights that can be illuminating. That's why the best humor is self-deprecating. By poking fun at ourselves we reveal our humanity. Other jokes poke fun at those we collectively deem deserve...
Developing Faculty for Academic Leadership. (Last Word)
There are many challenges confronting higher education in the 21st century. These challenges range from cyclical state and federal support, legislative oversight and accountability to a changing student population and the need for more effective leadership...
Emory May Lose Rare Collection of Lynching Photos. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA A rare exhibit of lynching photographs may be leaving Atlanta for good. Frustrated with its caretaker, Emory University, the collection's owner recently drove to the Emory library and loaded boxes of lynching photos and other material not...
English, Foreign Language Job Seekers Face Major Decline in Available Positions. (Faculty Club)
There were probably plenty of long faces the annual convention for professors English and foreign languages last month, as new data indicated the current crop of job seekers would face the toughest job market since the recession of the early 1990s....
Lott Fallout Has Implications for Higher Education: Affirmative Action Discussions May Influence Supreme Court's Review of Michigan Case. (Washington Update)
The uproar over remarks by Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., and his ensuing resignation as Senate majority leader is beginning to affect another high-profile race issue--the Supreme Court's review of the University of Michigan affirmative action case. ...
Mississippi's Crusading Gadfly: While Others Maintain the Fight Is over, Attorney Alvin Chambliss Continues to Breathe Life into Mississippi's Famed College Desegregation Case
Attorney Alvin O. Chambliss Jr. says that as long as the Ayers v. Fordice case is alive, there's hope for Mississippi's three historically Black universities and for the liberation of Black America. Chambliss should know. For more than a quarter century...
Morris Brown May Seek Accreditation with Another Agency: Officials Plan to Cut Jobs, Start Fund-Raising Campaign to Save School. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA Morris Brown College will seek accreditation from another agency if it loses an appeal of its loss of standing with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, says president Dr. Charles Taylor. Taylor said being accredited with...
NAFEO Unveils Technology Division to Assist HBCUs: Former FAMU Administrator Leads Association's IT Efforts. (Tech Talk)
Since last August, Sterlin Adams has worked quietly behind the scenes to build an information technology program at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). A former administrator who has worked with NAFEO president...
New Study to Examine Effects of Alternative Loans on Financial Aid Policy. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINTON The Institute for Higher Education Policy, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and The Education Resources Institute (TERI) announced the launch of a research project that will examine the dramatic...
Our Raison D'etre
This particular edition hits on the complex and often painful issue of race. Dr. W.E.B. DuBois said almost 100 years ago upon the publication of The Souls of Black Folk, "for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line." And...
Penn State Joins Efforts to Research Era of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. (Noteworthy News)
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade--the forced migration of approximately 12 million people, and the death of many more in war and captivity, over the course of 400 years--changed the face of the world, creating the Western Hemisphere...
Race and Its Continuing Significance on Our Campuses: An Interview with Dr. Joe R. Feagin
In the fall of 2002, every college president who was a member of the American Council on Education received a copy of THE CONTINUING SIGNIFICANCE OF RACISM: U.S. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. This was the first in a series of occasional papers that ACE...
Stetson Law Professor Criticizes School's Lack of Diversity. (Noteworthy News)
GULFPORT, FLA. A White professor at Stetson University's College of Law is attacking the school's record on recruiting minority students, and believes school officials are punishing him for his opinion. An article written by Mark Brown, 43, was...
Study Analyzes Efforts to Bring Technology to Distressed Areas. (Tech Briefs)
STATE COLLEGE, PA. A Penn State researcher says the lack of community-based programs and resources to equip and sustain underserved populations with significant information technology skills can override the effect of basic efforts to bring information...
Study: Many Bowl Teams Fail to Make the Grade. (Noteworthy News)
ORLANDO, FLA. College football teams playing in this season's bowl games may be high scorers on the field, but a new study reveals the opposite may be true off the field, particularly when it comes to graduation rates. The study, "Keeping Score...
The Many Faces of Bias. (Speaking of Education)
If 2002 did nothing else, it provided those who teach African American studies with scores of "teachable moments" about race, class, gender, history and intersectionality. The year-end flap about Sen. Trent Lott's hankering back to the good old days...
WSSU's New Degree in Rehabilitation Studies Is among the First in State. (Noteworthy News)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. When Winston-Salem State University began its new Bachelor of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Studies this month, it became one of the first of its kind in the state. WSSU undergraduate Rehabilitation Studies is a...