Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, March 2

Army Plan Puts Education before Service
WASHINGTON - The Army launched two education programs last month aimed at boosting recruitment by offering prospects help in getting the equivalent of a high school degree or going to a community college before active duty. The new incentives can...
Bridging the DIGITAL DIVIDE
Opportunity for all requires ... having access to a computer and knowing how to use it. That means we must close the `digital divide' between those who've got the tools and those who don't." Thus spoke President Clinton in his final State of the...
Campus Crimes Survey Angers HBCU Officials
Some decry listing as another example of `racial profiling' ATLANTA -- When administrators at Morehouse College here learned that the editors at a crime news Web site had dubbed the campus potentially one of the most dangerous places in America...
Capitolizing on the Digital Divide
It has dynamic colleges and universities, talented minorities and a red hot high-tech environment--not to mention lots of your federal tax dollars. But can the nation's capital lead the way in bridging the digital divide? WASHINGTON -- After an...
Crossing the Divide -- to Form Common Ground
$6 million NSF project seeks to connect minority-serving institutions WASHINGTON -- By the time a fierce winter storm had sheathed this capitol city and its burgeoning suburbs with a foot of snow this past January, some 40 representatives from historically...
ETS Study: College the Better Path for 2 of 3 Welfare Recipients
WASHINGTON - The federal government could do a better job of providing access to higher education for people on welfare, says a new report by the Educational Testing Services. The report, which also is critical of the skills training provided welfare...
Historians Won't Meet at Adam's Mark in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The Organization of American Historians has decided to unofficially relocate its annual meeting, in response to threats of a boycott by African Americans, Latinos and other members who did not want to patronize the Adam's Mark hotel...
Indiana Bans Internet Music Software after Heavy Use Slows Network
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University has banned students from using an Internet search tool for the popular MP3 music program due to persistent cyberspace traffic jams. University computing officials set up a filter last month that began blocking...
Judge Rufuses to Stop UGA Preferences While Case Is Pending
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A federal judge has denied a motion that would have prevented the University of Georgia from continuing to use race as one of the factors for admitting borderline students while a class action lawsuit wends its way through the court....
Michigan Student Coalition Takes over Student Union
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Officials here at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor reputedly pride themselves with having a campus that has a zero-tolerance for anything that interferes with human and civil rights. Yet, an eight-student takeover last...
Minority-Serving Institutions in Line for Funding Gains
Quote of Note "We cannot afford to leave behind any of our children in this information age. Failure to bridge the gap will relegate our sons and daughters to sit in the backseat of the technology train on the information superhighway." -Rep....
MIT's MEDIA LAB
Helping Bridge the World Wide Divide CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Had Randal Pinkett stayed on track to complete a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it's doubtful he would have gotten the time and support to base...
Modest Gains in Enrollment, Says New ACE Report
WASHINGTON -- Minority students continued to make modest enrollment gains on the nation's college campuses in 1997, according to a report released last month by the American Council on Education here. The college-going rate of minority students...
Philly Colleges Join South Carolina Boycott
PHILADELPHIA - Haverford College's women's tennis teams have spent spring break on the courts at Hilton Head, S.C. since 1988. But last month, team officials decided to cease the 12-year tradition so the school could joined the national boycott over...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
CHANCELLOR DR. HENRY D. SHANNON has been named chancellor of St Louis Community College's Forest Park campus. He was previously acting chancellor and president. Shannon's experience includes administrative positions at Saint Louis University and...
Purdue Professor among Experts Seeking Sabotage Solution
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Gene Spafford, a professor of computer sciences at Purdue University, was among approximately 20 computer specialists invited to a White House gathering last month with President Clinton and his National Security Council advisers...
Racial Incidents Decried at University of Mississippi
OXFORD, Miss. - The head of the Afro-American studies program at the University of Mississippi is pushing for the expulsion of the students responsible for racially charged incidents on the campus. The incidents include racial epithets written in...
Study: All Net and No Play Makes Johnny a Social Recluse
SAN FRANCISCO -- Too much time online makes people more likely to go offline in real life, according to a study released here earlier this month. "The more hours people use the Internet, the less time they spend with real human beings," says Dr....
Time to Tell Hate, "Not on Our Campus"
The new millennium may be upon us but the age-old problem of racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry unfortunately did not disappear with its coming. The recent rash of hate mail sent to more than a dozen historically Black colleges in eight states reminds...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives The School of Nursing at Miami-Dade Community College has received approval from the Florida Board of Nursing to offer a program in Licensed Practical Nursing that will begin in August. The full-time,...
Yale's Carby Resigns, Then Decides to Stay after All
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Dr. Hazel V. Carby, the head of Yale University's African American Studies Program, reversed field last month and decided not to resign her post. Earlier in February, she had said that she was leaving Yale because she was offended...