Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 3, April 1

An Open Season for College Sports?
Judge's decision ending NCAA freshmen eligibility standards may signal change in college athletics recruitment OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- This year's athletic recruiting season could be thrown into chaos after a federal judge denied the National Collegiate...
At Central State: Enrollment Applications Up, Uncollected Student Debt Written Off
WILBERFORCE, Ohio -- If fall enrollment applications are an indication, Central State University is rebounding from a fiscal and management crisis that nearly caused state officials to shut it down. Late last month, Central State had received 1,628...
Basketball Players Suspended on Eve of Tournament for Alleged Academic Fraud
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof last month asked state senators for two months to investigate allegations of academic fraud in the basketball program. Yudof, speaking to the Senate Higher Education Budget Division,...
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...
Career CONSULTANTS
Dear BI Career Consultants: I am an African American male with a master's degree and 20 years experience in higher education. I have been attending meetings at organizations such as the Association of College and University Business Officers for...
Disrespecting the Dead
DNA research on remains from the African Burial Ground Project may be lost forever because of a financial feud WASHINGTON -- Here in a laboratory at Howard University, hundreds of tiny bone fragments are offering scientists a link with their past....
Embracing Ellington
Dr. John Edward Hasse awaits the day "when every school that teaches a course on Beethoven also teaches a course on Ellington." Dr. John Edward Hasse is a dedicated student of Ellingtonia. A music historian, musician, award-winning author, and record...
Four Percent Is No Solution
This testimony is presented on behalf of a coalition of civil rights organizations, including: Equal Rights Advocates, Chinese for Affirmative Action, the ACLU, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, La Raza Centro Legal, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights,...
Generation Next
A survey from the Southeast Policy Leaders Forum says African American college students are ready to take the leadership reigns, despite what most Baby Boomers think WASHINGTON -- The popular perception is that young African Americans would rather...
Giving the Duke His Due
The centennial year of Edward K. Ellington's birth has inspired dozens of American colleges and universities to convene tribute concerts and conferences devoted to Ellingtonia. But are these events a sign that "The Duke" and jazz in general have found...
Hampton Joins Multibillion Dollar Research Project
HAMPTON, Va. -- In a multibillion-dollar international project that includes Hampton University, scientists will hunt sub-atomic particles in search of clues to how the universe was formed. Researchers are building a machine intended to be the largest...
Pink Slips at Morris Brown
Four months after the arrival of its new president, Dr. Delores Cross, more than one-third of the Morris Brown College faculty has either been let go or placed on probation ATLANTA -- Faculty and students at Morris Brown College are learning that...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
SWAIN TO LEAD WILLEY DR. RONALD L. SWAIN has been inaugurated as the 15th president of Wiley College in Texas. Swain has extensive experience in higher education, including vice president for institutional advancement at Shaw University in North...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives North Carolina Central University has become the first historically Black college in North Carolina to offer a four-year bachelor of science degree in hospitality and tourism. The new program will provide...
Refocusing the Arts Aesthetic
African American performing and visual arts scholars comment on the continuing struggle to bring the work of Black artists into the full view of the academy's White majority When Dr. Melanye White Dixon joined the dance department at Ohio State...
UDC Hostile to Mayor's Plan to Move Campus
WASHINGTON -- University of the District of Columbia officials are reeling from the news that the city's new mayor, Anthony Williams, has proposed selling the university's valuable North-west Washington campus and moving UDC to a yet-to-be deterimined...
Visual and Performing Arts Degrees 1994-97
Degrees 1994 - 97 African American Year Grand 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 Total Dance Associate's 3 3 ...
Washington Update
Bill to Aid D.C. Students Gaining Support New college aid for District of Columbia students -- and improvements for the University of District of Columbia -- are moving closer to reality with valuable endorsements from the House Republican leadership....
Winning Games and Losing Perspective
Recently, a federal judge ruled that the NCAA cannot use minimum test scores as a basis for eliminating student athletes from eligibility and participation in collegiate sports. The judge purports that using test scores to eliminate students from participating...