Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 3, April 2

A New Script for Black Theater: Dartmouth Conference Focuses on New Strategies
Nearly two years ago, playwright August Wilson stunned the American theatre community by charging that predominately white arts organizations were guilty of undermining African American theater companies. The charges -- delivered at Princeton University...
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Black Scientists: A History of Exclusion, Part 2
The first African American to receive a doctoral degree in the United States was a scientist. Dr. Edward Alexander Bouchet (1852-1918) was a native of New Haven, Connecticut, who graduated from Yale University's undergraduate school in 1874, and completed...
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Gems of Wisdom: Avoiding Derailment on the Doctorate Track
Dr. Howard Adams has been engaged in the struggle to attract more African American students into graduate education in science and engineering for more than twenty years. In that time, he has witnessed measurable improvement in the academic caliber,...
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It's Not Rocket Science
Earlier in his career, Dr. Luther S. Williams spent nearly ten years as the only faculty member of color out of seventy in his department at Purdue University. The African American microbiologist is now assistant director of education and human resources...
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Making Mentorship Count: Surviving Ph.D. Programs Requires Someone Who Is Willing to Show the Way
By his own admission, Dr. Damian Rouson's initial adjustment from Howard University to the graduate engineering program at Stanford University was difficult. "I think very few people don't doubt their competence when they come here," Rouson says....
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Motivating Faculty Gets Results
When Dr. Ted Greenwood talks about boosting the number of it under-rep presented minority doctoral holders in the sciences, there is a no-nonsense resolute quality to his voice. "Some [philanthropists] Put money in the Students' hands directly....
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Sisters in Science
More African American women participate in higher education than African American men, and the gap is widening. In 1995, there were 556,000 African American men enrolled as students in all institutions of higher education at all levels of matriculation,...
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Winning to Lose
When thirty-year-old Dr. Damian Rouson completed his Ph.D. last April, the Stanford University graduate took a job at Failure Analysis Associates, a prestigious Silicon Valley engineering firm. The youngest of his mother's five children, Rouson...
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