Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 24, January 13

A Knack for Numbers: Paquita Friday
Title: Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business Education: Ph.D., Accounting, University of Michigan; M.S., Accounting and Economics, University of Michigan; B.S., Business, University of Michigan;...
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Appeals Panel Backs UW's Use of Race in Law School Admissions
SEATTLE The University of Washington Law School did not illegally discriminate against three White applicants when it denied them admission in the mid-1990s, a federal appeals court panel ruled in December. The decision upheld a 2002 ruling by...
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Chicano Studies at the University of Mexico Getting New, Inclusive Name
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The University of New Mexico's Chicano Studies Program is getting a more inclusive name. The program, which began in 1971, has changed from Chicano studies to Southwest Hispanic studies. Now, it's becoming Chicano, Hispano,...
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Classical Foundations: Leah Rochel Johnson
Title: Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and History, Pennsylvania State University Education: Ph.D., M.A., Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley; B.A., Classics, Harvard...
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Committed to the Cause: James Forman Jr
Title: Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center Education: J.D., Yale Law School; B.A., Brown University Age: 37 It's not surprising that James Forman Jr. has devoted himself to the pursuit of social justice. As the son...
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Engineering a Cure: Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Title: Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology Education: Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers...
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Finding the Right Formula: Edwin H. Walker Jr
Title: Associate Professor, Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge Education: Ph.D., Chemistry, Tulane University; B.S., Chemistry, Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge Age: 34 Dr. Edwin H. Walker Jr. remembers...
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From Black Power to Hip-Hop: Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar
Title: Associate Professor of History and Director, Institute for African American Studies, University of Connecticut Education: Ph.D., History, Indiana University; M.A., History, Indiana University; B.A., History, Morehouse College Age: 35 ...
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Gauging the Success of Your Web Site
How do you know you're doing a good job and discover which areas need improving? If you're an employee, it can be through performance reviews. If you run a publication, it can be through readership surveys or focus group studies. And if you're a Webmaster,...
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Higher Education, College Rankings and Access for Lower-Income Students
The 20th century has been called the American Century, and one of its leitmotifs was the great leap forward for millions of Americans from poverty into the middle class. In the 1960s and 1970s, the implementation of the Higher Education Act and Pell...
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Ingredients for Success
Our "Rising Stars in the Academy" edition always features a stellar group of scholars; some have been recognized for being outstanding teachers, others for being outstanding researchers, some for both. Being involved in the scholar selection process...
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Job Opportunities Improve for Language and Literature Doctorates
NEW YORK A report released at the 120th Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association late last month shows that faculty positions advertised in the MLA's Job Information List (JIL) are expected to increase about 10 percent in 2004-2005....
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Making a Joyful Noise: Teresa L. Reed
Title: Associate Professor of Music Theory and Literature and Director, African American Studies Program, University of Tulsa Education: Ph.D., Music Theory, Indiana University; M.M., Music Theory, University of Tulsa; B.A., Music, Valparaiso University...
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Oklahoma Race Riot Memorial to Be Named for John Hope Franklin
TULSA, OKLA. A planned memorial to Tulsa's 1921 race riot will be named in honor of internationally acclaimed historian and author Dr. John Hope Franklin, who is a native of Rentiesville and spent much of his youth in Tulsa. The committee in...
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Poetry in Motion: Kevin Young
Title: Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry, Indiana University Education: M.F.A., Brown University; B.A., Harvard University Age: 34 Ten years ago, when Kevin Young mounted the stage at the 1994 Furious Flower conference, he was a baby-faced newcomer...
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Report: High School Rigor Essential for Students of Color
A new study on the link between high school coursework and postsecondary success paints a challenging picture for education advocates: African Americans can succeed in rigorous courses, but too few get the opportunity. The report from Achieve Inc.,...
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Revisiting Intellectual Traditions: Derrick P. Alridge
Title: Associate Professor, Social Foundations of Education, University of Georgia-Athens Education: Ph.D., Educational Theory and Policy, Pennsylvania State University; M.Ed., History/Social Science Education, Winthrop University; B.A., History,...
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Solving the Housing Equation: Michael P. Johnson
Title: Associate Professor of Management Science and Urban Affairs, H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University Education: Ph.D., Operations Research, Northwestern University; M.S., Operations Research, University...
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Standout Scholars: Young, Gifted and Black, Scholars across the Nation Light Pathways to the Pursuit of Academic Excellence
Isolation, lack of adequate mentorship and vague, or not so vague, suggestions that the research topics African American scholars pursue are somehow not worthy of academic consideration are only a few of the horrors young scholars can encounter along...
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Study: California Ethnic Groups Seeing Increased Cancer Rates
LOS ANGELES A statewide study on cancer and ethnicity hints that cancer rates among immigrant groups may be tied to their degree of assimilation into American culture. The study, released by the University of Southern California's Norris Comprehensive...
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Vanishing Black College Students?
A young woman at my church confided in me that she dreams of enlisting in the military. Because we were in church, I simply shuddered and held my tongue, but my face must have told her what I would have liked to say. We talked a few minutes and she...
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Women Faculty: Still Trailing after All These Years
WASHINGTON The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has released an update on gender equity in academia. The sad story is that the 2003-2004 figures show little improvement in the salary gap over 25 years of higher education history....
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