Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 17, October 12

Artists' Attorney Warns Colleges about Napster Use
DURHAM, N.C. The attorney for recording artists Metallica and Dr. Dre wants two North Carolina universities to stop their students from taking his clients' music via the Napster computer program. Duke University and the University of North Carolina...
Career Consultants
Dear BI Career Consultants: What are some strategies for dealing with inter-ethnic rivalries on campus, and how can I promote more working together among various ethnic groups? A conflict does exist between different groups of color at many predominantly...
College Leaders Hope to Keep Up Government Support of TRIO Programs
With the Clinton administration in its final months, college outreach specialists meeting in Washington in September focused on the issue of continuity -- seeking to build on gains made during the past eight years regardless of which party claims the...
Competing for Credit
Democrat Clyburn Says, `Watch How They Vote' WASHINGTON Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., has been a longtime friend to minorities and initiatives that strengthen their access and opportunities where higher education is concerned. His track record...
Congressional Control Up for Grabs
With the race for the White House in high gear, some education advocates are beginning to turn their attention to an important political contest operating under the presidential radar screen: the battle for Congress. Democrats and Republicans are waging...
Fired Women's Basketball Coach Files $105 Million Suit against Howard University
Sanya Tyler's lawyer claims the firing was retaliation for an earlier suit she won against the school WASHINGTON Former Howard University women's basketball coach Sanya Tyler has sued the university and three officials for $105 million in damages...
First Major Football Webcast May Lead to Revenue Boon
LINCOLN, NEB. It wasn't hard to predict the outcome of the Sept. 2 football game between the University of Nebraska's top-ranked team and unranked San Jose State. But the folks at FOXSports.com were predicting their own victory -- that their...
Georgia Sorority Members Ordered to Undergo Race Sensitivity Training
ATHENS, GA. A University of Georgia sorority accused of evaluating a potential pledge on the basis of race will undergo sensitivity training, according to an agreement with the university. A resolution released last month says Alpha Gamma Delta...
Gore Gets Rousing Response at Howard University Campaign Stop
Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore worked an easy crowd and shored up his Black vote last month on a campaign stop at Howard University, appealing to a standing-room-only crowd and a group of potential voters who overwhelmingly back him. Gore...
Growing Our Own
Will we elect the first African American president of the United States in the 21st century? Do we have individuals in a pipeline with a targeted plan? Or are we just leaving the details to chance? If we are, we may not be in control of our future....
Johnson C. Smith Faculty Release Policy Praised and Questioned
There may be no sweeter words to a faculty member's ears than "release time." Try saying them out loud: "RELEASE TIME." Notice how they trip off of the tongue, evoking visions of articles or even books completed, of new directions in research explored,...
Mississippi Plaintiffs Make First Proposal in College Desegregation Case
JACKSON, MISS. State leaders are reviewing a proposed multiyear plan that could bolster the three historically Black universities and end the 25-year-old college desegregation case here. An attorney for Black plaintiffs last month made the first...
Officials Optimistic That 2000 CENSUS Is Better Than Ever
But scholars warn against celebrating too soon, citing a serious undercount in 1990. While no one thinks this year's count will be as inaccurate, there are still concerns. WASHINGTON Last month, federal officials announced that the response rates...
Senate Democrats Push for Tuition Tax Credit
Focusing on a nearly five-fold increase in college tuitions, Senate Democrats called on Republican leaders last month to include a tuition tax credit in any budget package wrapping up this election-year session of Congress. "We should not bankrupt...
Student Accused of Selling College Lab Equipment on eBay
FORT COLLINS, COLO. Police at Colorado State University have traced the theft of $7,000 in equipment from the engineering department to a student who allegedly put the items up for bid on the Internet. The student allegedly took six electronic...
Student Attack at Washington State Raises Concerns about Race Problems
PULLMAN, WASH. Police are still trying to determine why Washington State University freshman Atuanya Priester was beaten up last month. Some witnesses told investigators that Priester, from Seattle, was jumped by 10 men; others depict a confrontation...
Texas Firm NotHarvard.com Changes Name
AUSTIN, Texas NotHarvard.com is no longer NotHarvard.com. The Austin-based company that sparked a legal scuffle with Harvard University has scrapped the controversial name in favor of Powered Inc., company officials announced last month. "Powered...
The Black Vote
How African Americans vote and, more importantly, in what numbers and where, will be of great interest to both major parties this election season. In national surveys conducted by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, about 80 percent...
The Executive Power in Us All
Truth be told, our country's president doesn't do a whole lot that directly affects higher education. The president can't solely dictate federal funding levels. Decisions related to access and equity are more often made on campuses, in governing board...
The Gore/bush Records on Higher Education
COMMENTARY COMMENTARY COMMENTARY COMMENTARY COMMENTARY COMMENTARY When Texas Gov. George W. Bush made a campaign stop at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., in early February, the Republican provoked one of the first crises of the campaign...
White House Initiative Honors Science Faculty with Millennium Awards
WASHINGTON Six science professors found themselves under the microscope last month when the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges honored them with Millennium Awards during a special ceremony at the Initiative's annual meeting. ...