Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 26, February 14

Black Cultural Centers: Standing on Shaky Ground? as College Campuses Become More Diverse, Many Find the Future of Black Cultural Centers in Question
Ask most anyone on a college campus about the value of cultural centers, and most will quickly tout a number of virtues. They help retain students of color, many through graduation, help ensure a diversity of ideas and help sustain the integrity of...
Bush Budget Projects Small HBCU Increase: New Funding Still Falls Short of Amount Proposed by Black College Leaders. (Washington Update)
President Bush soon will propose more funding for historically Black colleges and universities for 2003, but the increase will remain below the recommendations of HBCU advocates. The president's fiscal 2003 education budget will include an extra...
Easing the Move from Old Computer to New. (Personal Computing)
The only constant with computer technology is change. No matter how comfortable you are with your current PC, at some point you'll need to move on to a new one. Perhaps you want to use programs that won't run on your old PC. Perhaps you've run out...
Eleventh Lawsuit Filed against University's Basketball Program. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
TAMPA, FLA. An 11th woman has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the University of South Florida and its former women's basketball coach, claiming racist treatment in the program. Last month Iris Fleming became the latest player to...
Embracing Public History: The Increasing Number of Black History Museums Provides an Alternative to the "Publish or Perish" Environment of Academia
If you really want to understand the difference between having a career as a traditional university-based historian and working in a public history setting such as a museum, think abut this," says Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis. "At some time in their careers,...
Events
FEBRUARY February 22-23 11th Annual National QEM/MSE Conference "Building SMET Research and Teaching Capacity at Minority Institutions" Washington Marriott Hotel Contact: Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network Phone: (202) 659-1818 Fax: (202)...
For an Alternative to Windows, an Unclear Future. (Tech Talk)
The recent appearance of Lindows, a novel fusion of the ubiquitous Windows and the maverick Linux operating systems, could mean a changing of the guard for academic computing in this new century. Why? It's not often that a new operating system comes...
Harpers Ferry Park Pays Tribute to Graduates of Black College. (Noteworthy News)
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park has begun a five-year effort to pay tribute to graduates of Storer College, which was established after the Civil War to help former slaves get an education. The park's first exhibit...
High Jinks at Harvard Overshadow Real Issues. (Speaking of Education)
If you haven't heard about the flap between Harvard's President Lawrence Summers and the institution's University Professor Cornel West, you've been hiding under a rock somewhere. Taking a break from the war and Enron, the New York Times made the...
Housing Benjamin Mays' Legacy: South Carolina Artist Brings National Attention to Educator's Dilapidated House
The late Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays was one of the most influential educators in American history. He was the spiritual mentor for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and among the most prominent presidents of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was the first to...
Lack of Board's Support Prompts Bennett President to Resign: Board Selects Retired University Administrator to Serve as Interim President. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country News Analysis)
GREENSBORO, N.C. After less than a year on the job, Dr. Althia Collins is resigning her post as president of historically Black Bennett College, a small, all-women's school in Greensboro, N.C. Collins says she's leaving this June because she...
LeMoyne-Owen, S.C. State Presidents to Step Down. (Noteworthy News)
MEMPHIS, TENN. LeMoyne-Owen College president Dr. George R. Johnson Jr. says, "it's time to do something else," and plans to step down this summer. Johnson, who didn't elaborate on what he'll do, has been at the helm of the private, historically...
Ohio State English Professor Welcomes Prestigious Award: Award-Winning Book Traces Literacy, Social Activism in the Lives of 19th Century Black Women. (Faculty Club)
Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster of Ohio State University has won the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize from the Modern Languages Association, given annually for an outstanding work of research on the teaching of English. Royster's award-winning book, Traces...
Prairie View Students to Benefit from $60 Million Computer Systems Donation. (Tech Briefs)
PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS General Motors Corp., Sun Microsystems and EDS have donated more than $60 million in computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) software, hardware, and training expertise to Prairie View A&M University....
Preserving Black History
After "loaning" out my column for the last two editions, I'm excited to share our Black history month editions with you. In this edition of Black Issues, we have focused on Black cultural centers and their importance, relevance and future on college...
Student Loan Fix Headed for White House. (Washington Update)
An unlikely coalition of students, lenders and members of Congress has ached an agreement that may ensure long-term gains for those who have to borrow money for college. The House of Representatives in January approved legislation that would set...
SUNO Controversy Moves from Boardroom to Courtroom. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country News Analysis)
BATON ROUGE, LA. Dr. Joseph Bouie is convinced he would still be the chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans if he had not fired the wife of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. And even though most members of the Southern University Board...
Surgeon General to Head Morehouse Center. (Noteworthy News)
ATLANTA U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher announced last month that he will become director of a new center at historically Black Morehouse College that will press for better access to health care for minorities. Accepting the new job on...
The Great `Misunderstanding' at Harvard: President's Criticism of Cornel West Has Left Supporters of Afro-American Studies Unsettled. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country News Analysis)
For those who believed the long struggle to put Afro-American studies at Harvard University on solid footing had ceased years ago, the recent controversy over Harvard president Dr. Lawrence H. Summers' private rebuke of Afro-American studies professor...
The Staying Power of Black Cultural Centers. (Last Word)
The first Black cultural centers appeared on predominantly White college campuses toward the end of the 1960s. The activities of civil rights organizations and other progressives ushered in an awakening on campuses to the idea of being culturally pluralistic,...