Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 4, April 15

1999 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards: They've Got Game and Grades
Black Issues has been awarding Sports Scholars Awards since December 1992. In 1994, the award was named after the late tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. Winners are selected from nominations solicited from all accredited colleges and universities. The criteria...
Although Granted Stay, NCAA Will Replace Freshmen Eligibility Regulations
PHILDELPHIA -- The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late last month granted a request by the National Collegiate Athletics Association for a stay of a lower court order that would have ended the use of the NCAA's freshmen eligibility requirements...
A Teacher of Success, Persistence, Justice, and Compassion
In his 27-year tenure as Georgetown University's head basketball coach, John Thompson did more than just win games and graduate student-athletes. It was the early '70s, and I was a high school sports reporter for Washington, D.C.'s now-defunct Washington...
Ayers Plaintiffs Irked; Legislators Warned about Slow Pace of Desegregation
JACKSON, Miss. -- Plaintiffs in Mississippi's college desegregation case are angry that a federal judge did not use the issue of a four-year college program on the Gulf Coast to re-visit admission requirements they believe hinder Black enrollment at...
Black Internet Search Engine Moves Ahead
Search Engine Moves Ahead ATLANTA -- When Black engineering graduate students at the Georgia Institute of Technology launched the Universal Black Pages (UBP) Web site in 1994, it broke ground as the first Black-oriented Internet search directory....
Black Issues Quiz
Black Issues Quiz The Black Issues Quiz offers you an 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...
Breaking Football's Color Barrier
Texas A&M scholar/athlete Dat Nguyen faces his next big test this month, getting drafted into the pros. Meanwhile, he's keeping an eye on the big picture by pursuing a master's degree. Ask collegiate football All-American Dat Nguyen (pronounced...
Career CONSULTANTS
Dear BI Career Consultants: I would like to teach at the community college level but have no teaching experience. I have a bachelor's degree In English, a master's degree In secondary education, and 18 hours of graduate study In English. How does...
Discovering Paul Robeson
When I mentioned to my grandmother that I was planning to see the Paul Robeson exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., she was very excited. "Your great-uncle introduced me to a record when we were kids called, `Ballad for...
Former Basketball Player Says He Got Money from Coach Haskins
MINNEAPOLIS -- A former University of Minnesota basketball player who was kicked off the team says coach Clem Haskins gave him cash on several occasions while he was still playing. Russ Archambault, who played for Minnesota during the 1996-97 and...
How Far Have Women Scholars Really Come?
WASHINGTON -- Have women really come a long way in academia? The answer to that question is yes and no, according to the panel of scholars who explored the topic in the last video conference sponsored by Black Issues In Higher Education this academic...
Letter to the Editor
An Important Contribution Dear Editor: I read your editor's note in your March 4 edition and note that Black Issues has started its 15th year. I have seen progress in your publication and am one of those who has been a consistent reader from...
MIT Admits to Short-Changing Women Faculty
CAMBRIDGE, Mass -- Officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently acknowledged a pattern of systematic discrimination against female faculty in the School of Science, one of five colleges at MIT. The acknowledgment follows a five-year...
Multiculturally Miffed
Concerned that their school's diversity-centered curriculum is being threatened, students protest at De Anza College CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Some 100 students at De Anza College staged a walkout and protest last month against a potential weakening...
New Game Plan
Former Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson has left the Hoyas, but not his commitment to preparing student athletes for successful lives A vocal opponent of fresh man eligibility standards for college athletes since their inception,...
North Carolina's Board Game
Conservative challenges a law that reserves slots for minorities and women on state's college board RALEIGH, N.C. -- In North Carolina, a state with one of the highest concentrations of historically Black colleges and universities in the nation,...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
TEMPLE TO HEAD PERALTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT DR. RONALD J. TEMPLE has been named chancellor of the Peralta Community College District in Oakland, Calif. Previously the president of community colleges in Detroit and Philadelphia, his last position...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
The Harvard University Press, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has produced African American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography, the first comprehensive guide to all known newspapers and magazines by and about...
The Devil Is in the Discriminating Details
The New York Times headlines were jarring: MIT Acknowledges Bias Against Female Professors; MIT Admits Discrimination Against Female Professors. While the headlines were stunning for some, those familiar with the subtle ways of academe treated themselves...
University of Michigan Prepares Its Defense
Study, to be used in anti-affirmative action lawsuits, demonstrates the advantages of diversity for both Black and White students ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In a preview of The University of Michigan's defense strategy in two lawsuits over its pro-affirmative...
Washington Update
Congress Approves $17 Billion In Higher Ed Budget Cuts The Republican Congress in late March approved a budget plan that many critics say will force major cutbacks in higher education spending during the next five to 10 years. The long-range...