Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 16, October 1

Afrocentric Weapons in the Recruitment and Retention Wars
"Afrocentric." The mere word has evoked fear in the hearts of many in the academy. African-centered theories and initiatives are often associated with individuals whose perspectives have not been embraced by traditionally White institutions (TWIs)...
Despite Education, Black Workers Still Face Challenges
With the unemployment rate at a twenty-eight-year low of 4.5 percent, and discussion of discrimination unpopula in this post-affirmative action era, scant attention has been focused on the unemployment rate gap and the differential status of African...
Faculty Focus on Technology
If you're looking for new and exciting ways to adapt information technology to the classroom or to your research, an upcoming annual symposium hosted by the HBCU Faculty Development Network may have the answers you seek. The Fifth National HBCU...
How Did They Do That?
Forthcoming Mellon Foundation study documents activities that lead to African American success on standardized tests Only about 5,000 of the roughly 224,000 students who score 1200 or better on the SAT are African American. And until now, very little...
Just Say No to Nepotism
Institutions that lack protections against the conflict of interest that can arise from doing business with relatives are inviting trouble It often begins with the best of intentions. A high-ranking academic official sees a need on campus that a...
Stephanie Bell-Rose: Parenting for Success
When Stephanie Bell-Rose went to Radcliffe College, she says, "I was so scared I studied incessantly." A graduate of New York Catholic schools in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and Roosevelt, Long Island, she was unused to doing original research....
Sudarkasa Resigns in Wake of State's Audit Report
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. -- Faced with a scathing report from the state, Lincoln University's president, Dr. Niara Sudarkasa, announced on September 15 that she would relinquish her position at the end of the calendar year. Sudarkasa made her announcement...
Sudarkasa's Epilogue
After nearly twelve years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest historically Black institutions, Lincoln University, Dr. Niara Sudarkasa resigned last month under a cloud of controversy (see news story pg 14). The former Gloria A. Marshall has enjoyed...
UCLA Feeder Program Takes Sting out of Anti-Affirmative Action Policies
VALLEY GLEN, Calif. -- While other teenagers were chilling in malls or bronzing at the beaches this summer, 16-year-old Gloria Sanchez of Panorama City was busy going to college. The weekend after school let out, last June, Sanchez and forty-one...