Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, March 27

21st Century Higher Education: A Global View. (Editor's Note)
Our two opinion pieces, "BI Forum" and the "Last Word," written by Evelyn Hamilton and Dr. Kimberly Battle-Walters respectively, touch on a similar theme--the urgent need to understand cultures other than our own. Indeed, this need has never been greater....
Ayers Plaintiffs Ask Appeals Court to Throw out Desegregation Pact. (Noteworthy News)
JACKSON, MISS. A federal appeals court has been asked to throw out the settlement of Mississippi's college desegregation case and start the process from step one. Attorney Alvin Chambliss asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans...
Bringing Color to the International Intellectual Table. (Last Word)
There has never been a time like today where the need to understand other cultures has been so paramount. With a world population exceeding 6 billion people, a global economy that is deeply interconnected, and precarious political ideologies that instigate...
Dealing with Internet `Nastygrams'. (Personal Computing)
The Web can be a treacherous place. There are the quack health sites, the hate sites and the porn sites, if you don't watch where you're going. There are those who want to hack into your computer and use it to launch attacks against others, if you...
Driven by Service: Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program Aims to Give African Women a `Greater Voice in Their Own Lives' and Skills to Strengthen Their Native Countries
NEW YORK Stella Chidinma Iwuagwa, of Nigeria, had long admired Oprah Winfrey's energy and power, but never would have imagined she would be a recipient of the media mogul's charity. "I never thought that Oprah could have any say in my life," Iwuagwa...
Following the Indian Model of Higher Education
Higher education in India has evolved in divergent and distinct streams with each stream monitored by an apex body, indirectly controlled by the Ministry of Human Resources. The universities are funded by the state governments. However, there are...
Hundreds Rally in Support of Affirmative Action. (Affirmative Action Watch)
DETROIT The weather outside was freezing, but the crowd was on fire. Despite temperatures around 30 degrees, a couple hundred people, many waving signs and wearing University of Michigan colors maize and blue, filled a city street earlier this month...
Innovative Robotics Research Keeps Spotlight on MIT Grad Student: James McLurkin Recipient of Annual Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Inventiveness. (Tech Talk)
It's not common that graduate school research brings national attention and prestigious awards to doctoral candidates. For James McLurkin, however, his work in robotics has won widespread recognition, most recently a prestigious student inventor's...
International Educational Exchange: The Best Defense. (BI Forum)
We are living in perilous times. They are times of instability, intolerance and uncertainty. Each day, we are bombarded with images and ideologies that force us to admit our vulnerability as global citizens. The wall that seemed to protect the United...
Kenyan Named Virginia Military Institute's 10th Rhodes Scholar. (Noteworthy News)
LEXINGTON, VA. Star student and athlete Michael Lokale says his life has been filled with many blessings. And now, as the Virginia Military Institute's 10th Rhodes Scholar, the first classman is looking forward to yet another. As one of only...
Leaders Lash out at `Price Control' Legislation. (Washington Update)
Higher education leaders are waging a pre-emptive strike against new legislation they fear could impose government price controls on colleges. At issue is a proposal from Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives'...
Living out a Dream-Abroad: Law Professor Catherine Powell Takes Interest in Human Rights to Israel. (Faculty Club)
The faint of heart might think Catherine Powell, professor of law at New York's Fordham University and former executive director of Columbia University's Human Rights Institute, has chosen an odd location to bear her first child: Jerusalem. But...
MBA Graduates Face Sobering Job Market. (Noteworthy News)
PRINCETON, N.J. The market for recent MBA graduates is as cold as the weather here, and students can only hope for a spring thaw of last minute recruiting, according to the Web site CollegeJournal.com, the Wall Street Journal's site for career-minded...
Noir Paris: Study Abroad Program Explores Historical, Cultural Intellectual Connections between African Americans and the "City of Lights"
Over the course of American history, Paris has stood out as an intriguing place for African Americans. Josephine Baker renounced American racism along with her citizenship in favor of the more accepting French capital and--while performing as a burlesque...
North Carolina Nursing Departments Launch Health Disparities Center. (Noteworthy News)
DURHAM, N.C. The Departments of Nursing at North Carolina Central University and Winston-Salem State University and the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently launched the Center for Innovation in Health Disparities...
Pitt Engineering School Implements New Program to Recruit, Retain Underrepresented Students. (Noteworthy News)
PITTSBURGH The University of Pittsburgh's School of Engineering (SOE) is implementing a program that will help minority and disadvantaged students attain a stronger educational background and provide them with positive role models. Building on...
Riding the High Tide: India Has Surpassed China as the Leading Sender of Foreign Students to the United States, So Why Are Its Students Increasingly Drawn to U.S. Universities?
When 24-year-old Anil Mukherji joined Louisiana State University as a postdoctoral research assistant in chemistry in 1957, he was one of four Indians in the school. More than four decades later, in 2003, LSU's Indian Student Association, one of the...
UVA Student Victim of Campus Hate Crime. (Noteworthy News)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. The mood for University of Virginia students returning from Spring Break is likely to be somber as they attempt to grapple with the fallout from the latest of a string of divisive racial incidents: an assault on a minority student...