Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 8, June 6

Barnard Study Links Gender, Academic Success among Mexican Americans. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK Barnard sociology professor Dr. Robert Smith's research shows that Mexican American females are more selective when it comes to education than their male counterparts. Interestingly, Smith's research connects the role of gender and how...
Budget, Evaluations Pose Challenges for TRIO; Bush Budget Labels Upward Bound Program as `Ineffective'. (Washington Update)
National TRIO advocates came before a House of Representatives panel recently to seek more funding for 2003 and to clarify what it terms as misleading information about one of their core activities--the Upward Bound program. In its fiscal 2003 budget...
Bulk E-Mail Doesn't Have to Be Spam. (Personal Computing)
E-mail is a hugely successful phenomenon, letting ordinary people communicate with far more people using far less effort than any previous communications medium. But this facility has its dark side--the incessant bombardment of e-mail in-boxes with...
Campaigning for Access: Activists and Lawmakers Launch Effort to Save Federal Initiatives on Digital Technology. (Tech Talk)
With limited private and campus funds, officials at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., tried to establish an Internet and computer-based tutoring system in some of Durham's poorest public schools. Limited funding enabled the purchase...
Congress Looking for Ways to Solve Pell Grant Shortfall. (Washington Update)
Congress may find a way out of the Pell Grant shortfall yet, based on recent action in the House of Representatives. A declining economy has sent more young adults back to school and created a $1.3 billion shortfall in the nation's primary student...
Engaging in Academic Racial Profiling. (Last Word)
SUNY Trustee Candace de Russy is quoted in Newsday (Feb. 4, 2002) as stating, "... most Black studies departments are flabby, feel-good programs that carry anti-American bias and do little to advance hard knowledge." And she further asserts, "Black...
Florida County Settles Lawsuit on Election Day Violations. (Noteworthy News)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA, A federal judge has approved a settlement between Leon County and the NAACP, co-counsel People for the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) and other civil rights organizations. The civil rights groups, representing thousands of citizens...
Graduation Puts `Kemba's Nightmare' Further in the Past. (Noteworthy News)
RICHMOND, VA. Kemba Smith, who spent six years in prison before being freed by President Bill Clinton in December 2000, received her bachelor's degree from Virginia Union University last month. Smith, whose ordeal made her a national symbol for...
Higher Education Community Offers Policy-Makers Blueprint for Foreign Study. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON The American Council on Education (ACE) along with 33 other higher education organizations last month proposed a blueprint for the federal government and policy-makers to enhance U.S. policy on international education. The policy proposal,...
James Meredith Returns to See Son Take Top Honors at Ole Miss. (Noteworthy News)
OXFORD, Miss. Forty years after James Meredith was escorted through an angry mob to become the first Black to enroll at the University of Mississippi, his son graduated as the top doctoral student in the business school last month. "I think there's...
Keeping Jim Crow Alive: A Ferris State University Museum Aims to Use the Pain of Racist and Offensive Material to Educate and Foster Racial Healing
The pop-eyed, overweight and scarf-clad mammy. The silly, shiftless Sambo. They are a few of the ugly stereotypical images of Black Americans that many U.S. citizens--of all races--want to forget. But Dr. David Pilgrim won't let them. Pilgrim is...
Michigan: A Case the Supreme Court Cannot Ignore: Speculation Now on How Justices Will Vote. (Noteworthy News)
CINCINNATI Many legal experts across the nation agree that the University of Michigan Law School's affirmative action case will wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court as early as next year. But their opinions vary widely on how the high court might...
Oprah Winfrey Endows NYU Program for African Women. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK The Oprah Winfrey Foundation has awarded a $2.5 million endowment to New York University's Wagner School of Public Service for the creation of The Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program for African Women. The program, which will allow African women...
Revisiting Some of History's Most Controversial Figures. (Editor's Note)
When assistant editor Kendra Hamilton mentioned this year marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin and suggested visiting the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Conn., I thought it could make for an interesting article....
SUNO Board Forgoes Search, Appoints New Chancellor: Faculty Leaders Protest Move; Board Cites Accreditation Concerns as Reason for Rush. (Noteworthy News)
BATON ROUGE, LA. Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) faculty leaders are crying foul over a move by the school's governing board to hire a new chancellor without a search. It's the latest controversy at the same campus that was rocked late...
Syracuse Suspends Fraternity after Blackface Incident. (Noteworthy News)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. Syracuse University has placed the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on interim suspension after one of its members went to a campus bar wearing blackface as part of a costume. The action followed a sit-in by about 65 students at...
The Strange Career of Uncle Tom: On the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of the Groundbreaking Novel and Its Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom. It's one of the most inflammatory racial insults that a Black person can offer another. Not quite as powerful, or as controversial, as the "n" word, the term still packs a powerful punch of contempt. But once upon a time in the 19th century,...
The Weary Need Not Apply: Managing the Transition from Graduate Student to Professor. (BI Forum)
I am thrilled to have received, and accepted, an offer as an assistant professor at a university in Texas, and my family is quite happy for me as well. My mother is particularly excited. This is just about as prestigious as it gets for her--now she...
University of Louisville Stakes Black Cancer Reduction Rates on Filling Endowed Chair. (Noteworthy News)
LOUISVILLE, KY. The University of Louisville will try to recruit a top national researcher for a position created last month to lead efforts to reduce cancer rates among Blacks. The university formed an endowed chair in oncology as part of a public-private...