Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 25, February 4

3 Republican Nominees Withdrawn from Consideration for UC Regents Board
SAN FRANCISCO -- University of California (UC) regents marked a changing of the political guard last month with formal farewells to three Republican appointees whose nominations were withdrawn by Democratic Gov. Gray Davis. Several regents bemoaned...
Alma Mater Evokes Pride and Pain
After the founding of the Afro-American studies department, why did it take Harvard University 20 years to get serious about building it into a first-rate enterprise? Why did 29 years pass before Harvard's law school hired its first woman of color...
BIQ 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 editions of Black...
Blacks in Crimson
While Harvard has surpassed many other institutions of its size in its demonstrated commitment to student diversity, the university is still woeful in its representation of African Americans on the faculty. The recent avalanche of magazine stories...
Black Studies in the Next Millennium
In the spring of 1998, African and African American studies at Duke University garnered the approval from the Board of Trustees to establish itself as a fully tenured, interdisciplinary unit in the College of Arts and Sciences. One could claim that...
Career CONSULTANTS
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: I have identified someone who, if I could get him/her to be my mentor, would be an impressive addition to my career. How do I go about cultivating such a relationship? Presumably there is some way in which the person's...
Chicanos Organize the `New Raza Left'
Continuous attacks against Latinos over the past several years -- particularly in California -- have triggered an organizational response across college campuses nationwide. Similar to the Black Radical Congress, the "New Raza Left" -- as it has been...
Clinton Initiative Targets Social Promotion Policies
President Bill Clinton wants to give school districts a financial incentive to end the practice of social promotion. Social promotion involves allowing primary and secondary school children to advance a grade level even if they lack the academic...
D.C. Students May Get College Tuition Break
WASHINGTON -- The Republican chairman of the House of Representatives' Government Oversight subcommittee on the District of Columbia plans to introduce a bill that would allow Washington, D.C., high school graduates to pay in-state tuition at any public...
Dr. Entrepreneur
Laughter breaks into his conversation as freely as heat rises in a chilly room. Yet, when Dr. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. is serious, his tone of voice, expressions, and gestures punctuate a surge of speech that quickens and retards to embellish his...
Encarta Africana
Encarta Africana Edited by Dr. Henry Loui Gates and Dr. Kwame Anthony Appiah Microsoft Corporation, 1999 Price: $64.95 When one of the nation's top technology companies pairs with two of the nation's most authoritative scholars on the African diaspora,...
Former Campus Militant Returns as Affirmative Action Director
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- The University of Rhode Island (URI), strained by racial tension, has hired a new affirmative action director familiar with campus unrest. Louis S. Francis Jr. was among more than a dozen Black University of Rhode Island...
Harvard's Afro-American Studies Faculty
Lawrence D. Bobo Professor of Afro-American Studies and Sociology EDUCATION: B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles; Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. INTERESTS: Survey research on race and ethnic...
Meharry Welcomes Vanderbilt as New Managing Partner of Hospital
NASHVILLE Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center wants to become a third player in the year-old partnership between Metro General Hospital and Meharry Medical College. Under the plan announced last month, Vanderbilt would run the hospital...
New GI Bill Would Pay Full College Tuition
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan panel urged broad expansion of military and veterans benefits last month, including a new GI Bill promising full college scholarships in exchange for four years of active duty. The scholarships would cover any institution...
Preparing Leaders for a New Century
International relations, ethics, and spirituality the focus of student leadership conference Richmond, VA.- Sheldon Murray drove down here from West Chester University of Pennsylvania because he's concerned about what will happen on his campus when...
Professional Appointments
ACADEMIC ALAN P. HILL has been appointed vice president for enrollment and student affairs at Alma College (Mich.). Previously, he was dean of students at DePauw University (Ind.). Hill earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's of arts...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Rutgers University is the beneficiary of a scholarship program funded by the Texaco Oil Co. that will provide two four-year scholarships to under-represented minorities who enroll as geology majors. Each year, the recipients will each receive $5,000...
Texas, California, Washington, and Now Georgia
ATLANTA - A federal judge has ruled that a University of Georgia (UGA) admissions policy used from 1990 to 1995 to foster diversity on its campuses was unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield of Savannah, rejected diversity...
The Joys of Thirty-Something
The road to acclaim for Harvard's Afro-American studies department has been littered with potholes, but after 30 years, the unit finally appears to be cruising. In 1969, Black students, faculty members, and administrators at Harvard university had...
Virginia Union to Get New Leader
Dr. Bernard Franklin, president of St. Augustine's College in North Carolina since 1994, recently announced that he will become president of Virginia Union University in Richmond, effective July 1. Franklin will be returning to Virginia Union where...