Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from October 29

Black Geoscientists: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
African American earth scientists ponder strategies to attract more students of color to a field with growing opportunities Reston, Va. -- Their work is essential to the production and preservation of things we take for granted every day -- resources...
Central State Must Ante-Up for Faculty
Wilberforce, Ohio -- The administration claimed at a fiscal and political crisis left it with no choice but to take the actions it did. However, the Central State University (CSU) faculty union has won a series of legal victories over the past few...
Chugging toward Recovery
CSX Transportation is helping Edward Waters College get on track to a brighter future Washington -- Erecting fancy booths at college recruitment fairs is a common and effective way for schools to boost their visibility among prospective applicants....
Geo Sage
Dr. Randolph Wilson "Bill" Bromery had no intention of becoming a geologist when he graduated from Howard University in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics. He had planned to get a job at the U.S. Naval Research laboratory. But...
Letters to the Editor
Looking at Both Sides of the Issue Dear Editor: If one of the editorial goals of Black Issues In Higher Education is to advocate and expand the base of those who seek to increase educational opportunities for Blacks, care must be most intensive...
Oracle's Strategic Investment in Montgomery College
Where does one of the world's largest computer software companies go when it wants to partner with a college that has a highly diverse student body in a region that is experiencing severe high-tech labor shortages? For executives at Oracle Corporation,...
Poll Confirms That Americans Want Diversity on Campuses
Most Americans say that college students need to know about different kinds of people and how to get along with them. There also seems to be a national consensus that colleges should have diverse student bodies and faculties, as well as courses that...
Programs, Accreditations, & Opportunities
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Rochester (N.Y.) City School District have teamed with the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) to offer the Engineering Vanguard Program -- an initiative aimed at increasing...
Setting the Record Straight about Latino Images
Heritage presumes records -- tales captured for retrieval. This nation's most relentless archive is the media -- but not for Hispanic women and youth. Their images are absent. This is the case even though Latinos will soon be the largest minority...
SWAC to Prairie View: `Play Ball, for Now'
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- Prairie View A&M University's suspension has been put on hold. One day after suspending the entire Prairie View athletic department because of the historically Black institution's defiance regarding earlier sanctions against...
The Broken Pledges of Greek Life
Videoconference searches for ways to end fraternity and sorority hazing Washington -- Why are Black students continuing to hurt -- and even kill -- each other in the name of fraternity/sorority brotherhood and sisterhood? What are the dynamics that...
The Donation Station
Syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner's growing popularity is raising needed money for Black Colleges He claims to be the "hardest working man in radio." It is a routine that has paid off handsomely for disc jockey/comedian Tom Joyner. In recent...
The Tuskegee Experiment's Long Shadow
Scholars examine the impact of conspiracy theories on African Americans Have you checked the numbers on your social security card yet? Rumor has it that the federal government keeps track of Black folks by assigning them social security numbers...
Transforming the Study of Literature -- and Ourselves
The pursuit of the study of what we now call African American literature is its own story. The teaching of this radical and radicalizing literature is a parallel story that shares all of the problems and challenges of African American presence in the...
Washington Update
Clinton Signs Higher Education Act Reauthorization President Bill Clinton ended a detailed national two-year review of higher education policy October 7 when he signed into law a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. A higher maximum Pell...