Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 23, January 8

Auctioning off Yesterday
For Many Black Museums, It's "Buy-Buy History" When Charles L. Blockson heard in November that the Christie's auction house in New York had provoked an angry telephone protest by callers who were irate over a scheduled auction of American slavery documents,...
California Has Another Proposition
This One Would Prohibit Bilingual Education The next California proposition that may alter the national political landscape is the proposed Ron Unz Initiative, which seeks to ban all bilingual instruction in California public schools. The Unz initiative...
Can Race-Talk Really Make a Difference?
By the end of President Bill Clinton's town hall meeting on race in early December, his audience had deteriorated to platitudes and cliches. I half-expected Rodney King to jump out of the Akron audience and plead, again, "Can't we all just get along?"...
Chancellor of Southern University Resigns amid Scholarship Flap
BATON ROUGE, La. - The chancellor of Southern University's Baton Rouge campus abruptly resigned in the wake of a scholarship scandal. In resigning, Dr. Marvin Yates, who had served as chancellor at the largest Southern University campus for nearly seven...
Library of Congress to Put "African American Odyssey" on Display
WASHINGTON - An exhibit comprised of items from the nation's largest collection of materials relating to African American history and culture will go on display next year at the Library of Congress. Based on a book-edited by Dr. Debra Newman Ham, The...
Race Board Finds Consensus Elusive on Public Schools
WASHINGTON - The President's Advisory Board on Race recently found that no national discussion on race in public schools is complete without conservatives invoking the controversial issue of education vouchers for poor children. In a December 17, 1997,...
Seeing No Evil
In their Anti-Affirmative Action Campaign but Plenty of It in Multiculturalism NEW ORLEANS - Although academics who criticize multiculturalism often gripe about research or activism they contend represents nothing more than ideology masquerading as...
Specializing in the Air
Ethnotourism, College Relations and Lou Phillips As Managing Director of Urban and Community Relations for American Airlines, part of Laugh Phillips's responsibilities include recruiting students for employment, developing the concept of ethnotourism,...
The Evolving HBCU Niche
In recent years, much has been written about the challenges confronting American higher education. There is a growing interest in applying standards of accountability, and many states have reduced financial support, as colleges and universities find...
The Pied Piper of College Golf
Bill Dicky More Than Just a Fairway Friend to College-Bound Youth Thanks to megastar Tiger Woods, golf has started to shed some of its longtime image as an elitist sport. There's no question that now that Tiger is on the scene, the game will be a lot...
Whitewashing Fences and Campus Alcohol Prohibition
The recent deaths of college students in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Virginia from consuming too much alcohol are paramount tragedies which we should all work to prevent. But if we draw the wrong lessons from these deaths, they will occur again and...