Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 21, December 7

Academy's `Hip' New Offerings
How good is your hip-hop knowledge? Is Calvin Broadus -- [] Ice-T [] Ed Lover [] Dr. Dre [] Snoop Doggy Dogg? The first Queen of Rap was -- [] MC Lyte [] Jazzy Joyce [] Roxanne Shante [] Gall "Sky" King Sean "Puffy" Combs attended -- [] Hampton...
ACE Study Examines Gender Enrollment, Achievement Gap
While male students of color lag behind their female peers in educational attainment, the widely publicized "crisis" in male college enrollment is really no crisis, according to a report recently released by the American Council on Education. "Gender...
Bridging the Digital Divide from the Sky
LINCOLN, NEB. The conventional approach by non-profit groups and corporations to digital divide initiatives is to provide computers, Internet access and technology training to people in disadvantaged communities. For academic institutions, however,...
Election Delays Throw Budget Talks into Chaos
The presidency is not the only uncertainty in government today. The federal education budget for 2001 is still unresolved, and all signs point to a stalemate that will last into December. Republican congressional leaders in October backed away from...
FAMU Students Protest Election Day Mishaps in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Florida A&M University students who marched and staged a sit-in at the state Capitol have initiated an e-mail campaign to the secretary of state to express their continued concern about the election process. Student leaders...
Florida Board of Regents Selects Orlando for New FAMU Law School Site
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. The Florida Board of Regents selected Orlando as the site for Florida A&M University's new College of Law last month, endorsing the recommendation of FAMU president, Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, and chancellor, Dr. Adam Herbert,...
Hipping and Hopping Our Opportunities Away
"If music be the food of love, let it play on." --William Shakespeare In spite of the temptation to let today's hip-hop music environment "play on," might I suggest that we pause and ask ourselves a few critical questions about its negative influence...
Lawmakers, Colleges Make Some Funding Gains
While still working on the federal education budget, Congress is making headway on a few budget bills of importance to educators and minority-serving colleges specifically. President Clinton signed a U.S. Department of Agriculture budget bill for...
Minority Students May Be Star Witnesses in U-Michigan Affirmative Action Lawsuit
Landmark case could turn on their campus experiences DETROIT The 17 Black and Hispanic students who last year won the right to intervene in an affirmative action lawsuit against the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor soon could be star witnesses...
On the Move
Dr. Leon Wright Bey has been promoted to dean of the school of liberal arts and education at Virginia State University in Petersburg. Bey has been an employee of Virginia State for 22 years, serving most recently as chair of the health, physical education...
Shalala Named President of University of Miami
CORAL GABLES, FLA. Dr. Donna E. Shalala, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration, will become the fifth president of the University of Miami next June, it was announced late last month. Shalala,...
The Miseducation of Hip-Hop
Are Today's Faculty and Administrators Simply Out of Touch? Or Has Today's Popular Music Truly Corrupted the Minds of a Whole Generation? NEWARK, DEL. When Jason Hinmon transferred to the University of Delaware two years ago from Morehouse College...
To the Academy with Love, from a Hip-Hop Fan
While putting together the cover story for this edition, a source asked me if I thought it was the academy's responsibility to get to know and understand hip-hop -- the music and its accompanying culture. Pausing first, I replied: It may not be...
UNCF Gets $1 Million from Lockheed Martin for Tech Campaign
WASHINGTON The Lockheed Martin Corporation donated $1 million to the United Negro College Fund/UNCF last month in support of UNCF's $80 million Technology Enhancement Capital Campaign. Vance D. Coffman, chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, presented...
University of Tennessee Administrators Address Minority Students' Concerns
KNOXVILLE, TENN. What started as a sophomore-level student art project meant to depict the strangulation of the environment -- nine nooses hanging from a tree -- has many Black students at the University of Tennessee seeing the incident as more...
What's Happening to Our "Talented Tenth?"
As the father of two boys who have grown into young men, I have become a keen observer of the behavior of African American males, particularly those who attend predominantly White institutions. Black men at selective public and private campuses are...