Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from November 12

A United Way
Capitalizing on the Opportunity for Black/Latino Cooperation As a Washington, D.C., lobbyist representing both Spelman College, an historically Black institution (HBCU), and the University of Puerto Rico, an Hispanic-serving institution (HSI, Anita...
BI What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives Duke University's John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American Documentation is hosting an exhibit titled, "Behind the Veil: Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South."...
Black Faculty Congress Advances Research Agenda
WASHINGTON -- The National Congress of Black Faculty met here last month for their twelfth annual conference to discuss a host of topics that ranged from affirmative action's impact on Black access to higher education, to the role of Black scholars...
Black Issues Quiz
The Black Issues Quiz, or BIQ offers you the 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...
Career CONSULTANTS
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: I am contemplating accepting a position as a minority affairs coordinator at a traditionally White institution. It is rumored that such positions can be dead-end career busters. Are there conditions or considerations...
Grants & Awards
The City College of New York School of Engineering has received a $50,000 grant from the General Electric Fund to launch a new program designed to motivate minority high school juniors toward research careers. Columbia College has received a $50,000...
Harmony and Discord
In the struggle for access and opportunity, different racial and ethnic groups have often -- but not always -- joined forces in an attempt to exert influence over those who formulate national policy. Sometimes the association has been harmonious; sometimes...
Is Tenure in Your Future?
Harvard Conference Offers No New Insights CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Tenure, an institution as hallowed as universities themselves, has been subject to a torrent of criticism in recent years, forcing academics to decide whether it is a college's hallmark...
News Briefs
Dr. Gates Among NEH Honorees at White House Dinner WASHINGTON -- Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., the director of Harvard University's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, was among the nine honorees at the White House on November 5 to...
New Technology Organization Targets Underserved Institutions
ORLANDO, Fla. -- At the final national conference held here last month under the venerable name of Educom, David A. Staudt, along with hundreds of college and university information technology professionals, began charting a course for higher education's...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
TALLADEGA GETS FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT DR. MARGUERITE ARCHIE-HUDSON has taken the reigns of leadership as president of Talladega College in Alabama, becoming the first woman to do so and the third alumna. She had been interim president since July....
Students Are Shunning Technology's Fast Track
WASHINGTON -- Forget starting salaries above $40,000 and a choice of companies come graduation day. Freshmen may be toting laptops and chatting by e-mail, but they're shunning majors that would put them on a fast track for computer jobs. Instead,...
The Power & Pain of Multicultural Politics on Campus
When votes came in a few weeks ago for new student senators at California State University Northridge (CSUN), most of the winners were students of color. While that shouldn't seem unusual for a multi-ethnic campus where minorities constitute 62 percent...
The Pursuit of Meritocratic and Egalitarian Ideals on College Campuses
On almost every campus in the nation, two projects are clearly in view. One is the maintenance of meritocracy; the other is the pursuit of an egalitarian ideal. Meritocracy has to do with excellence of mind, with being intelligent, and demonstrating...
Washington Update
HBCU, HSI Funds Clear Congress Amid tough negotiations on multi-billion-dollar education proposals, Congress in October found enough room in its mammoth 1999 budget bill to provide more funding for historically Black colleges and universities as...