Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 24, January 18

Balancing Two Worlds: Issues Facing Black Faculty in Higher Education
Growing up in the projects of East Orange, N.J., during the late 60s and early 70s, my mother used to dress me for Sunday morning worship in a cream and burgundy plaid two-piece suit with matching fedora. As a newly single parent, struggling then with...
Read preview Overview
Battle Lines Drawn over Clinton's Appointment of Black Judge to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
WASHINGTON President Clinton late last month appointed Virginia lawyer Roger Gregory to the all-White 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. And it didn't take long for conservative members of the U.S. Senate to undertake the task of...
Read preview Overview
Building A Better Mouse
Before pointing and clicking became as routine as dialing and talking, if you saw a mouse you screamed and jumped up on a table, at least according to the cliche. Today some experts think you should avoid computer mice with the same decisiveness....
Read preview Overview
Creating a Fitting Tribute
Duke University honors historian John Hope Franklin The idea of creating a tribute to world-renowned historian Dr. John Hope Franklin at Duke University was easy for administrators and faculty w support. Deciding what the tribute should be and raising...
Read preview Overview
Educators Praise Paige's Record on Behalf of Urban Schools
WASHINGTON President-elect George W. Bush nominated earlier this month Houston School Superintendent Roderick R. Paige to be education secretary. The choice of Paige, 67, who will be the first African American education secretary if confirmed,...
Read preview Overview
Grambling President Resigns under Fire
BATON ROUGE, LA. Continuing problems with record keeping has claimed another president at historically Black Grambling State University. Dr. Steve Favors, who had served as president of Grambling since May 1998, resigned under fire Jan. 5 after...
Read preview Overview
GRANT & Awards
Clark Atlanta University received $1 million from The Goizueta Foundation to establish and endow The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund for Teacher Preparation. Grambling University in Louisiana received $40,000 from Dr. Lucy McIntosh, professor...
Read preview Overview
Looking like America
As we usher in the "real" new millennium and with the presidential inauguration just around the corner, many eyes have been on President-elect George W. Bush's Cabinet picks. Many wondered whether he would choose a bi-partisan Cabinet to appease Democrats,...
Read preview Overview
Michigan Law School Prepares for Historic Affirmative Action Trial
When an affirmative action lawsuit against the University of Michigan's law school goes to trial here this month, it will be thick with historical significance. Lawyers for a group of intervening minority students in the case will present an unprecedented...
Read preview Overview
NAACP Files Brief against "One Florida" Plan
TALLAHASSE, FLA. The Election 2000 fiasco had barely simmered down when Floridians were reminded of another battle being fought in the state's courts -- Gov. Jeb Bush's "One Florida" plan. In late December, the Florida NAACP filed a 58-page brief...
Read preview Overview
No Syllabus Needed for Election 2000
Prepared lectures were cast aside. Textbooks became irrelevant. During the final weeks of the fall semester, Election 2000 presented an unusual challenge for academe. For faculty around the country, the education emanating from C-Span, CNN and MSNBC...
Read preview Overview
Politicians Hail Increases in Education Budget
Needy students of color will have a chance to obtain larger Pell Grants for college under new legislation President Clinton signed in December. The top federal Pell Grant will increase to $3,750 next year, up $450 from current funding as a result of...
Read preview Overview
President-Elect Bush's Great Opportunity
President-elect Bush has a marvelous opportunity to confound his critics and truly unify the nation -- in a way precisely opposite to the actions of Rutherford B. Hayes, who gained the presidency in the disputed election of 1876. Consider first...
Read preview Overview
Report Shows More Americans with High School, College Diplomas
WASHINGTON American adults are better educated, according to new Census Bureau estimates. Of Americans age 25 and older this year, a record-high 84.1 percent had at least a high school degree, up from 83.4 percent in 1999 and 24.5 percent in 1940,...
Read preview Overview
Southern U. Agriculture Program Could Get Millions in Settlement Dollars
BATON ROUGE, LA. Southern University would get millions of dollars in extra state funding for agriculture over the next five years as part of a proposed desegregation settlement with Louisiana State University. The proposed pact resolves "land...
Read preview Overview
The Army Marches into Online Learning
Initiative seeks participation of minority-serving institutions WASHINGTON The forces steering higher education's shift towards online and distance learning have mostly favored the wealthiest and most prestigious institutions over the not-so-wealthy...
Read preview Overview
The Sage in His Own Words
Dr. John Hope Franklin is without question a giant among historians. His outstanding record of research and scholarship has won the admiration of U.S. presidents, fellow educators and scholars from around the globe. This gentleman/scholar is still...
Read preview Overview
Tulsa's University Center Wants Clarification of Race Riot Bill
TULSA, OKLA. A provision of the Tulsa Race Riot bill that calls for a parcel of city land to be deeded for a proposed memorial has been questioned by the University Center at Tulsa Authority. A provision of House Bill 2468 calls for the authority...
Read preview Overview
Will Education Be Bushwhacked?
What will the George W. Bush presidency mean for educational issues? Whatever he does, we know the voucher issue is high on his agenda. Conservatives aren't the only ones to embrace vouchers. A Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies survey...
Read preview Overview
Women's Colleges Receive High Marks for Learning Effectiveness
But recruiting minority students still a challenge AMHERST, VA. Good news for women's colleges: A recent national survey of 276 colleges and universities has found that students attending women's colleges give their schools high marks for learning...
Read preview Overview