Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 25, January 30

Critics Re-Evaluate Education Reform Act after One Year
The one-year anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act brought its share of praise and criticism this month as organizations from the White House to grass-roots groups disagreed on the law's breadth and effectiveness. A major rewriting of federal...
Dillard University and All That Jazz: New Orleans-Based HBCU Seeks to Set Itself Apart with Creation of New Jazz Institute, Orchestra. (Faculty Club)
The notion simply didn't compute: New Orleans--the birthplace of jazz; producer of jazz greats from Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong to the Marsalis clan; perhaps the only city in America where jazz remains a living cradle-to-grave experience and...
Hispanic, Higher Education Groups Urge Bush Support of Affirmative Action. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Hispanic and higher education leaders called on President George W. Bush earlier this month to demonstrate his administration's support of the affirmative action policies currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Anticipating...
HIV AIDS: A Predator in Paradise: Today the Caribbean Has the Highest Prevalence of HIV/AIDS outside of Sub-Saharan Africa. Some Caribbean Scholars Are Taking Steps to Educate the Academy and National Leaders about Curbing the Spread of the Disease
The Caribbean is legendary for the soothing rustle of blowing palm trees, sugar white beaches and breathtaking sunsets. It also is where about 2 percent of the region's adult population is living with HIV/AIDS, and the incidence rate is accelerating...
Making Our Voices Heard. (Editor's Note)
When the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would hear the University of Michigan's affirmative action case and render what will undoubtedly be a landmark ruling on the issue, I honestly thought there would be more of an outcry from civil fights groups...
Mamie till Mobley, Mother of Emmett till, Dies at 81. (Noteworthy News)
CHICAGO The mother of Emmett Till, whose 1955 race-motivated killing became a catalyst for the civil rights movement, died of heart failure earlier this month in Chicago. In an Associated Press article last month, Mamie Till Mobley, 81, said...
Minority Groups Turn Up the Heat on Affirmative Action Opponents. (Washington Update)
Civil rights organizations and groups representing Hispanics and African Americans are turning up the heat on opponents of the University of Michigan affirmative action case even before the case gets before the U.S. Supreme Court. Advocates went...
Mobilizing against HIV AIDS
Today, about 2 percent of the Caribbean adult population is living with HIV/AIDS, and the incidence rate is accelerating at a pace second only to sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for 15- to 44-year-olds in several English...
Oral History Project Preserves Stories of Black History Makers: Videotaped Interviews Ultimately to Be Made Available in Digital Archives. (Tech Talk)
One hundred years from now when a scholar researches the Black community of the early 21st century, he or she should have access to the History-Makers digital archive, a collection of videotaped interviews of more than 5,000 prominent Black Americans...
Research, Race and Diversity: Remembering Dr. King. (Last Word)
As we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, one might ask: Does King's dream exist in the research community? In fact, this question is more relevant today than at any other period since King's assassination. The reality...
Schomburg Center to House Malcolm X Archival Material. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK A large collection of Malcolm X's diaries, photos, letters and other materials have been placed on long-term deposit at the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where they will be made available to researchers....
Spelman College to Address HIV/AIDS in African Diaspora. (HIV AIDS: A Predator in Paradise)
With a series of international conferences and new health courses planned, one of the nation's leading historically Black colleges is poised to tackle one of the most urgent issues facing women in the African Diaspora--the spread of HIV/AIDS. Spelman...
Study Examines Role of Stereotypes in Identifying Criminal Suspects. (Noteworthy News)
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. Research by a Penn State media studies expert reveals that memory of crime stories with the suspects' pictures reflects racial stereotypes, and African Americans are especially likely to be mistakenly identified for perpetrators...
The Skinny on Getting Rid of Spam. (Personal Computing)
Imagine every time you pick up the phone when it rings to have to listen to a half dozen ads before you talk. This is becoming the situation with e-mail today. Spam--unsolicited commercial e-mail messages--bombards us everyday, sapping both patience...
UCLA Report Finds Latinos, Blacks Most Likely to Be Missed by Census. (Noteworthy News)
LOS ANGELES Latinos and African Americans in Los Angeles County account for a disproportionate number of people who were not counted in Census 2000, according to a new UCLA analysis. Los Angeles County neighborhoods with the highest undercount...
UConn Seeks Improved Diversity Training Program. (Noteworthy News)
STORRS, CONN. The University of Connecticut is teaching more than 3,000 staff members to think before they speak. Dr. Carlian Dawson, director of diversity education, said a planned diversity training program will not tell campus employees what...
University of Nebraska Increases Women, Minority Hiring, but Still Falls Short of Goal. (Noteworthy News)
LINCOLN, NEB. The University of Nebraska is increasing its hiring of women and minority faculty members, but still fell short of its 2002 annual goals, a new report shows. The Legislature five years ago required the university to reach at least...