Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 15, September 14

Adam's Mark Files Suit against Historians' Group for Boycotting Hotel
BLOOMINGTON, IND. The Adam's Mark hotel chain is string the Organization of American Historians for pulling its annual meeting from their St. Louis hotel when it learned the hotel had been charged with racial discrimination. The hotel chain is...
Affirmative Action's Lost Luster
Experts say policy is still law of the land What's different about affirmative action this year? Despite some major decisions recently made and some others that are coming up, the issue hasn't been high on the political radar screen. The last decade...
Buyer Beware -- but Be Brave -- When Shopping on the Web
Even if you haven't experienced it, you've undoubtedly read about it. Shopping on the Internet is exploding in popularity from the perspectives of both consumers and businesses. Various studies indicate that from one-quarter to one-half of all Americans...
Career Consultants
Dear BI Career Consultants: How can a college or university president work with the local community to create a warm environment for minority faculty and their families in a predominantly White town or city, especially when there has been a previous...
CHARTING NEW TERRITORY: Colleges, Universities Offering New Academic Programs
Many college students across the country will have new opportunities open to them as several colleges and universities are offering new academic programs this fall in a hustle to remain competitive and respond to the rapidly changing marketplace. ...
Despite Rough Start, V.P. Candidate Lieberman Gains Black Support
QUOTE OF NOTE "He has said enough, he has done enough and he has demonstrated his willingness to deal with issues of concern to the Black community." -- U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., on her change of heart regarding support of Democratic...
Disseminating the Truth about Affirmative Action
A recent preliminary study conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln showed disturbing trends in the perceptions of prospective graduate students toward affirmative action and minority students. This investigation entailed in-depth interviews...
Electronic Textbooks: The Next Campus Fad?
NEW YORK For more than 20 years, Dr. Sanford Berg has taught "Managerial Economics," a required business course at the University of Florida. He will do so again this fall --with one great difference. "Students will have the choice of using the...
EPA Cracks Down on Campuses to Clean Up
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA. A new kind of SWAT team is surfacing on campuses that can ruin even the toughest college president's day. The special weapon? Environmental law. The special tactics? Big fines. If the hunt uncovers pollution violations,...
Grants & Awards
* Florida Memorial College recently received a $500,000 grant from the Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs. The grant was awarded to enhance the future Florida Memorial College Performing Arts Center, specifically Phase I of...
Helping Students Build Bridges across Racial Divisions
ANN ARBOR, MICH. A University of Michigan-based research project is looking at the link between diversity and learning on campus, examining how associating with different ethnic peers affects students' social skills, cognitive thinking and attitudes...
La. Governor Turns Heads by Enrolling in HBCU Law School
BATON ROUGE, LA. Five years after former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke helped him capture this state's highest office, Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster has enrolled at Southern University Law Center. The 70-year-old Republican turned heads with his...
Morris College Instructor Sues after Contract Is Not Renewed
SUMTER, S.C. A White professor has sued a predominantly Black school for failing to renew his contract. Assistant Professor Michael Ardis says Morris College terminated his employment after he complained in a restaurant about the service of a...
NAACP Wants West Virginia State to Be Granted University Status
CHARLESTON, W. VA. The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People wants historically Black West Virginia State College to become a university, which a leading legislator says is part of a logical next step to...
On the Move
Dr. Rose Marie Duhon-Sells has been named senior vice president for academic affairs at The Union Institute in Cincinnati. Previously, she was a professor at McNeese State University in Louisiana. She earned a bachelor's in elementary education from...
On the Roster: Coming Events in Black College Sports
The college sports scene for this academic year promises the usual mixed bag of on-the-field triumphs and woes. But those high-profile events are likely to be accompanied by some unique off-the-field celebrations and disappointments. Here's a look...
Presidential Candidates Make Higher Education Rounds
Higher education finally took center stage in the presidential election last month when Republican nominee George W. Bush made a campaign stop at historically Black Dillard University and Democratic nominee Al Gore visited the University of Maryland....
Putting Our Issues on the Agenda
In an academy ripe with scholarship as mind-boggling and varied as a president's "to do" list is long, determining what will be the biggest issues to watch this new academic year was difficult, at best. With the higher education world taking on so...
Report Focuses on Impact of Surging Enrollments
The surging enrollments in primary and secondary schools will begin to make an impact on colleges and universities within a few years, officials at the U.S. Department of Education say in their annual back-to-school report. A record 53 million students...
The New Academic Year
Top 10 Trends to Watch For in Higher Education The short answer to any query about trends in higher education for the upcoming academic year: Ask after the presidential election. The upcoming election may well be the wild card that trumps all others...