Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, March 4

21st Century Pioneer
Rensselaer picked me as the kind of person they needed to lead them into the next century. --Dr. Shirley Jackson The current one on her desk at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) features a changing schematic of designs for industrial...
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Appreciating and Committing to HBCUs
As we enter the 21st century, it is important to reflect on the status of African Americans in higher education and the critical role that historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) continue to play in preparing the next generation of leaders...
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Ayers Attorney Questions Proposed Admission Policies of University Extension
JACKSON, Miss. -- The State College Board met last month with its lawyers to discuss questions raised in a complaint over whether university expansion on the Gulf Coast will impact Mississippi's historically Black colleges (HBCUs). Plaintiffs in...
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Bi the Numbers
Distribution of Faculty by Full-or Part-Time Status, Tenure Status, and Gender, 1975(6) and 1995 NUMBER OF PERCENT OF NUMBER OF YEAR (FALL) ALL FACULTY ALL FACULTY WOMEN All Full-Time Faculty 1975 435,000...
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Black, Brown, and White Student Enrollment Dips at UT-Austin
AUSTIN, Texas -- Enrollment of Black, Hispanic, and White students has dipped at the University of Texas-Austin compared with last spring, according to preliminary figures of those choosing to disclose ethnicity. The number of Asian American students,...
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Career CONSULTANTS
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: I have received an M.A. degree in history and have done service projects in West Africa. My ultimate goal is to be a director of international student affairs. In order to get there, I need a doctorate degree, and in...
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Corporate Raiding
The search for faculty members of color has led one organization to recruit doctoral candidates from the business world Four years ago, Dr. Alisa Mosley was working for Sprint Communications in Richardson, Texas, just outside of Dallas. She admits...
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Education's Weak Link
SREB report exposes the wide-spread lack of proper training and certification for teachers at the middle-school level in the South When students leave the middle grades with low academic achievement, they are often guided into less challenging classes...
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Financial Aid in UDC's Future -- Possibly
Washington -- A bipartisan effort to increase postsecondary options for District of Columbia students could add federal funding to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) budget, if Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton -- the District's nonvoting...
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Grants & Awards
* Barry University has been awarded a $146,000 Internet Teacher Training Grant from the Deaver Foundation. The grant will be used to train 100 K-12 South Florida teachers on how to use the Internet in their classrooms. * The City University of New...
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Keeping the Flame Burning
Musician scholars revisit Coltrane's Africa/Brass in a celebration of the legacy of African American music Amherst, Mass. -- French horns wail against crooning saxophones and blaring trumpets, while enigmatic euphoniums puff along to the sighs of...
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Letters to the Editor
Gates and His "Harvard Fetish" Dear Editor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. styled himself as an "intellectual entrepreneur" (see Black Issues, Feb. 4). Notwithstanding the loose form of the word "intellectual," he is nothing of the kind. Entrepreneur?...
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Not a Class Action
Judge rules that passage of Washington State's Initiative 200 downgrades status of reverse discrimination lawsuit Seattle -- In a move that many observers feel undercuts the antiaffirmative action campaign, a federal judge has ruled that a reverse...
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Professional APPOINTMENTS
SLADE APPOINTED ACTING PRESIDENT AT TEXAS SOUTHERN DR. PRISCILLA DEAN SLADE has been appointed acting president of Texas Southern University by its board of regents. Most recently, she was dean of the School of Business at Texas Southern, where...
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Teaching the Literature of Toni Morrison the Focus of Princeton Conference
PRINCETON, N.J.--Award-winning author Toni Morrison offered scholars and fans a rare glimpse into her writing life at a Princeton University conference last month where scholars from around the country gathered for a critical examination of her works....
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The Importance of Giving Black
Successful trial lawyer and philanthropist Willie Gary discusses the growing need for alumni giving at HBCUs Legendary trial attorney Willie E. Gary stands tall in the American legal community for his skill at winning verdicts in personal injury...
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UNC Officials Concerned about Enrollment, Test Scores at HBCUs
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Declines in enrollment and test scores at the University of North Carolina system's five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) may signal a change in the attitudes of Black students, a UNC administrator says. ...
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Videoconference Examines the Rising Influence of Black Literature
Washington -- The current explosion of Black literature signals what several observers believe is the leading edge of an overall literary renaissance. Last month some of the newest voices in this burgeoning industry pondered its meaning and impact...
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Washington Update
Riley Proposes Teacher Education Changes Education Secretary Richard Riley has outlined an ambitious blueprint to reform teacher education that may get support from two usual adversaries: teacher unions and congressional Republicans. In his annual...
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What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives Florida A&M University has begun an innovative distance learning project designed to help working pharmacists earn an Executive Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Currently, the course is available to students...
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Where the Elite Meet -- Electronically
Although the high price of joining the Internet2 is keeping membership down, many institutions are coming to realize they can't afford not to join the club Austin, Texas -- Two years ago, a handful of big-name universities put up some big bucks...
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