Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 26, February 17

All News Doesn't Make It to Print
With Black college newspapers struggling to maintain a campus presence, many Black journalism students are finding it harder to hone and showcase their skills The Campus Chronicle is a feisty little student newspaper at Alcorn State University in...
Black History on T.V
Now in its 24th year, Black History Month is being observed in dramatic style on public, commercial and cable television. Programs highlighting historical events as well as the achievements of a wide range of African American personalities will grace...
California Regent Wants to Repeal Anti-Affirmative Action Ban
BERKELEY, Calif.- In a move that is largely symbolic, a University of California Regent said last month that he is preparing a proposal to reverse the university's groundbreaking ban on the use of racial and gender preferences in admissions decisions....
Career Consultants
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: What are the critical factors in determining whether litigation is my only option in a promotion dispute, and if I do sue my institution, is that tantamount to career suicide? JONATHAN R. ALGER, COUNSEL, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION...
Civil Rights Museum Adds New Displays
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- Evidence pointing to James Earl Ray as Martin Luther King Jr.'s killer is going on display at the museum on the site of the civil rights leader's murder. The King family says a recent civil court verdict supporting their belief...
Fading Mementos
Financial and other pressures have put college yearbooks in jeopardy They're full of photographs and stories about sports teams and cheerleaders and bands, fraternities and sororities and other campus organizations, classmates and professors and...
For State's African Americans, `One Florida' Is `Divisive Florida'
MIAMI -- During the past two months, Floridians have heard starkly different views on how Gov. Jeb Bush's "One Florida" plan would affect minority enrollment in university admissions and participation in state contracting decisions. There is widespread...
Historians Call for Conference Boycott
ST. LOUIS -- African American, Latino and other historians from around the country are organizing a boycott of next month's Organization of American Historians (OAH) annual convention because the venue where the meeting is to be held has a history...
Injustice along the Color Line
In the Dred Scott decision of 1857, the United States Supreme Court turned down a petition for freedom from an enslaved African American. The author of the court s ruling, Chief Justice Roger B. Tawney, declared that Blacks could never be granted equal...
Letters to the Editor
Successful Examples of Student Athletes at Alcorn State Dear Editor: I read with great interest the edition with the story about James Brooks (see Black Issues, Jan. 6). At Alcorn State University, we have instituted an effective program called...
Minority-Serving Institutions May Get Windfall
WASHINGTON - Black colleges may get a chance to receive federal funding to expand student access to degree programs, if a new Clinton administration proposal clears Congress. The Education Department has proposed a $40 million initiative to support...
NCAA Lessens Requirements for Core Subjects
NEW YORK -- Within a month of winning an appeals court reversal of a decision that would have dismantled the freshmen eligibility standards for college sports, the National Collegiate Athletics Association has decided to lessen the restrictions for...
New Formula for Distance Education
This month, Black college officials attending the annual National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education conference learned of an initiative designed to help their schools become more competitive in online distance education. The...
New Star Rising
Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson and his love of astrophysics are taking New York's newly reconstructed Hayden Planetarium to new heights. Some people gaze upon the stars in the hopes of making their dreams come true. Neil de Grasse Tyson looked up at the...
Preserving Black Art on Campus
A traveling exhibit displaying some of the rare treasures in historically Black college art collections also explains the delicate process that went into their restoration When art curators Dr. Richard Powell and Jock Reynolds first discovered a...
Professional Appointments
ACADEMIC LARRY T. ELLIS has been named director of University Personnel Services for the University of Florida. He was promoted from his previous position as director of the division of small business and vendor diversity relations. Ellis earned...
Stepping out into the Unknown: Bessie Coleman & the Millennium
In preparation for a Black History Month celebration at the Federal Aviation Administration, I probed over a series of books in search for a metaphor that both reflected the theme of "Heritage and Horizons, Legacy and Challenges," and spoke to the...
Super Quarterbacks Produced by HBCUs
ATLANTA -- Although Steve McNair came up just short in his attempt to lead the Tennessee Titans to the National Football League Championship last month, the second African American to quarterback a team in the Super Bowl will go down in the records...
Washington Governor Wants to Make Promise Scholarships Permanent
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Although more than 2,000 high school seniors will be eligible this spring to receive state-funded college scholarships along with their diplomas, the future of Washington Promise Scholarships is in doubt while backers scrounge for...
White House Plans New Education Tax Break
WASHINGTON--The Clinton administration again is touting new tax benefits for higher education, though its ideas may not fare as well as they did back in 1997. That year, Congress approved two new tax credit programs -- the HOPE Scholarship and the...