Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 7, May 24

2001 Commencement Speakers: Words of Wisdom to the Graduates Came from
2001 Commencement Speakers: Words of Wisdom to the Graduates Came From ... COLLEGE SPEAKER TITLE Agnes Scott College Madame Jehan Former first lady of (Ga.) Sadat Ph.D. ...
Auburn University to Present Honorary Degree to First Black Student
Harold A. Franklin, who in 1964 became the first African American student to enroll at Auburn University, returned to the campus earlier this month to receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the university during the spring commencement exercises....
Black Colleges' Slice of Federal Research Pie Getting Smaller
Historically Black colleges and universities continue to receive only a small share of federal research and development funds, and their awards for those activities actually declined during the late 1990s, advocates say. In 1999, Black colleges...
College Board-Sponsored Study Claims SAT Is Good Predictor of Grades, Graduation
At a time when the SAT college admission tests are under fire, new research says the scores are good forecasters of grades throughout college and whether students stay around to graduate. Critics of the SAT as an admissions tool, however, raised...
Dealing with Hate on the Internet
Some Web sites may cause you to shudder from the deepest part of your being. You can read, view and hear some of the most malicious and inflammatory material imaginable. You'll find blatant racism, anti-Semitism, Christianity bashing, homophobia and...
GRANTS & Awards
Albertson College has been awarded a second-year grant of $29,403 from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership to encourage students to become entrepreneurs by gaining hands-on experience working with Idaho businesses. The American Council...
HBCUs Propose Increasing Title III Grants
A new proposal before Congress would ensure that individual historically Black colleges and universities receive at least $1 million each for undergraduate programs under Title III of the Higher Education Act. The plan is part of a series of increases...
Human Genome Center Launched at Howard University
Earlier this month, Howard University officials commemorated the establishment of a National Human Genome Research Center (NHGC) at the Howard University College of Medicine. The center, the first to be launched at a minority-serving institution in...
Marshall Fund Releases IT Study on Public HBCUs
The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) organization released An Assessment of Current Information Technology Usage, the first comprehensive study of information technology usage among the 44 historically Black public colleges and universities...
New Interest around Old Issues
Slavery has always been an intriguing, but uncomfortable subject to discuss in this country. Growing up, most of us probably learned the same few things about enslaved Africans and the institution of slavery: Slaves escaped bondage via the Underground...
Prisons, Justice and Education
Unemployment rates have risen as the economy has soured, with the Black unemployment rate spiking higher than others. In early April, we learned that while the White unemployment rate was just 3.7 percent, the official unemployment rate for African...
Sounding the Alarm on Electronic Discrimination
To Dr. Oscar H. Gandy Jr., putting computers and Internet access into the hands of disadvantaged minority and poor Americans falls short of addressing what he defines as one barely recognized version of the digital divide in the United States. Gandy,...
Teaching Slavery: Overcoming Artificial Barriers to Past, Present
Recent discussions of reparations to African Americans for slavery prompted me to reflect on the ways I have been taught about slavery in graduate school. My educational experiences with the study of slavery have varied according to the professor s...
The Peculiar Institution
New Trends and Controversies in Researching and Teaching Slavery Because of its richness and controversy, the study of slavery has captured the interest and imagination of many different theorists. In turn, these researchers have discovered new...
TO BE or NOT TO BE(LOVED)
Although minority and female authors have found a place on many English departments' reading lists, the debate over the benefits of a diverse curriculum still linger. In the past few decades, English literature departments have added more women...