Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 6, May 13

Back from the Brink of Extinction
AFTER SURVIVING FUNDING BATTLES AND A STUDENT INSURRECTION, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE NATION'S PREMIER NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS INSTITUTE FINALLY IS GETTING A HOME OF ITS OWN Its federal funding was slashed by nearly half and nearly cut off completely....
Black Alaskan Police Organization Recruiting from HBCUs
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- For a group representing Alaska's Black police officers, getting more minorities into the Anchorage Police Department (APD) comes down to getting out the word to the right people. The Alaska Black Law Enforcement Association...
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'm Interested in getting as academic/administrative appointment but have nontraditional credentials: l.e. no Ph.D. How do I do about getting an appointment? DR. ERNESTINE MADISON associate vice president for administration,...
FAMU Could Face Budget Cuts
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--Florida A&M University (FAMU) stands to lose approximately $3.75 million in funding because of a change in the way university students are counted in the state budget, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Lower-than-expected...
Fired Baton Rouge Employee Alleges Discrimination
COMPLAINTS OF DISCRIMINATION BY A LATINA INSTRUCTOR AT BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HAVE COMPELLED A LOUISIANA STATE SENATOR TO CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION BATON ROUGE, La. -- A former instructor at Baton Rouge Community College has sued several...
Gateway 21
OPENS ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE Dr. Morris Simon is accustomed to using obscure and hard-to-find academic journals in his research as an anthropologist and international studies professor at Stillman College. Recently, articles in the Mississippi Valley...
Grants & Awards
* Ramapo College has successfully completed a $2.4 million Kresge Foundation Challenge grant after raising more than $1.9 million in new gifts and pledges. The money will be used to support construction of the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing...
Interrupting the Patterns of Discrimination
Two years ago, I read a short article by renown scholar C. Eric Lincoln called, "All [N.....s] Have to Wait: A Child's First Lesson in Jim Crow." In the article, Lincoln discusses how he first came to know, in the subjective sense, the dual standards...
Louisiana House Proposes Jail Time for NCAA Violators
BATON ROUGE, La.--Lester Earl may be alive and well in Kansas, but his ghost haunts the Louisiana House of Representatives. Members voted 87-10, last month, to make student athletes--as well as boosters, agents, and others--eligible for jail time...
Maryland Report Documents Ongoing Disparites
WASHINGTON -- In the first of what is expected to be a series of state-by-state reports on the status of Blacks in higher education in the South, the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) declares that although Maryland has been in some ways a leader...
New Round of Fordice Hearings While Board Considers Privatizing Ole Miss
JACKSON, Miss.--U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr. has told the Mississippi College Board to prepare for a new round of court hearings in the 24-year-old Ayers v. Fordice lawsuit that accuses the state of favoring White colleges over historically...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. KELLY S. ERVIN, an assistant professor of comparative American cultures at Washington State University, is the new editor of the Western Journal of Black Studies. The journal is a national publication printed three times a year by the...
The Study of Whiteness
IN RECENT YEARS, A BURGEONING NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES, AND COURSES DEVOTED TO THE STUDY OF WHITENESS HAS CAUSED SOME SCHOLARS TO ASK WHETHER THIS IS SERIOUS SCHOLARSHIP WITH A FUTURE, OR A PASSING CULTURAL FANCY At a conference held late...
UNCF Urges More Federal Funding for Black Colleges in 2000
The College Fund/UNCF is asking Congress for budget increases that would propel the government's historically Black college funding program past the $200 million mark next year. College Fund/UNCF President William Gray, a former member of Congress,...
University Rescinds Mass Suspension of Black Greek Organizations
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) rescinded a mass suspension of all its Black Greek-letter organizations, last month, after some students questioned why White groups were not treated the same way. A school official...
Waste Not, Want Not
SOUTH CAROLINA RESEARCHERS BELIEVE A `THRIFTY GENE' HANDED DOWN TO RESIDENTS OF THE SEA ISLANDS FROM AFRICAN ANCESTORS COULD EXPLAIN THE PREVALENCE OF DIABETES AMONG BLACK AMERICANS CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Nearly four decades after a geneticist speculated...
What Is Ethnic Cleansing, Really?
Ignorance is bliss, especially in historical context. This is why so many Americans seem so extraordinarily moved by the "ethnic cleansing" that is taking place in Kosovo. The killings of Albanians are outrageous, to be sure. But people are allowing...
What's New
Johnson C. Smith University, in Charlotte, N.C., announced, last month, that it will be joining the IBM ThinkPad University program through which all of its students will receive IBM ThinkPad notebook computers. JCSU is the first historically Black...
Whiteness Studies: Deceptive or Welcome Discourse?
DR. MAULANA KARENGA WAS ONE OF THE SCHOLARS WHO PRESSED FOR BLACK STUDIES IN THE LATE 60S AND EARLY 70S AS THE AUTHOR OF INTRODUCTION TO BLACK STUDIES A TEXT USED WIDELY THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMY, HE ALSO IS THE FOUNDER OF KWANZAA, A CELEBRATION OF FAMILY,...