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Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 7, May 27

Americo Paredes, a Founder of the Chicano Studies Movement, Dies
AUSTIN, Texas -- One of the founders of the Chicano studies movement, Dr. Americo Paredes, died here on May 5. He was 83. At the time of his death, the writer and folklorist was professor emeritus of English and anthropology at the University of...
Asian American Studies Protest at UT-Austin
AUSTIN, Texas - After a weekend of unrest here at the University of Texas, a rally protesting the arrest of 10 students concluded when administrators agreed to meet with students to discuss recent decisions made concerning the creation of a new Asian...
BI Bookshelf
African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote 1850-1920 By Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Indiana University Press, 1998 Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism By bell hooks South End Press, 1981 All the Woman Are White. All the Men Are Black. But Some...
Big Win for Ethnic Studies at Berkeley
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The bitter three-week-long dispute between the University of California-Berkeley's students and administrators over the status of the university's ethnic studies programs ended in an agreement one protester calls the biggest victory...
Black Feminist Foremothers
EARLY RACE WOMEN FROM SLAVERY TO CIVIL RIGHTS In 1977, Barbara Smith coined the phrase "Black Feminist Criticism" in her essay of the same title(Conditions, 1977). She discusses invisibility of Black women and Black feminist thought in academia,...
Black Issues Quiz
1 Although underrepresented minority enrollment in America's dental schools dropped by just over 2 percent between 1994 and 1997, according to the American Dental Association, which group saw a rise in enrollment during that time? A--African Americans...
Black Women Need the Power of History to Fuel the Future
History has its own power, and Black women, more than ever before, need its truths to challenge hateful assumptions, negative stereotypes, myths, lies, and distortions about our own role in the progress of time. Black women need to know the contradictions...
Career CONSULTANTS
Dear BI Career Consultants: What kinds of initiatives do higher education institutions need to create supportive environments that facilitate minority faculty retention? DR.CAROLINE S. TURNER associate professor of educational policy and administration,...
Earning and Demanding R-E-S-P-E-C-T
AUTHOR, SOCIOLOGIST, AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, DR, SARAH LAWRENCE-LIGHTFOOT SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON WHAT RESPECT MEANS FOR BLACK WOMEN IN THE ACADEMY Any good professor knows that sometimes, the most teachable moments emerge when you least...
Exodus of Women Leave FSU Law School; Some Cite Racial Tension
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--Five female professors, including one of only three Black faculty members at the law school, resigned earlier this month from the Florida State University -- four of them saying they had been harassed almost daily by fellow faculty...
FAMU Journalism Ph.D. Controversy
The friction between the Florida A&M University Journalism school and the university's President, Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, over the Issue of tenure has been going on for more than a year. Humphries has refused to grant tenure to faculty Members...
Georgetown Protest Supports African Studies
WASHINGTON Scores of Georgetown University students of color held a rally on the campus Red Square early this month in protest of what they describe as racist treatment of the university s African studies program. Food for thought, said Hakim Young,...
Golf Tournament's Bogey
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- In a competition laced with confusion and irony Bethune-Cookman College's men's team won the National Minority College Golf White team of students who hail from abroad. Adding to the irony, two teams of minority players were...
Grants & Awards
* Tuskegee University has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Ford Motor Company. The grant which will be awarded over the next five years, will be used to help renovate Tukegee's College of Business. Organization and Management, and to expand...
Howard Hospital Demotes Reinstated Doctor
WASHINGTON--After suspending a high-risk pregnancy specialist for 15 months because of questions about her care and then reinstating her, Howard University Hospital officials have now demoted her, according to The Washington Post. The hospital recently...
Oregon State Student Target of Racial Harassment, Again
EUGENE, Ore. - A Black student from Oregon State University, whose harassment three years ago provoked protests and reforms on campus, has once again become the victim of racism. Frederick Harris, now a senior, was walking home May 1 when a pair...
Penalizing SUCCESS?
THE MEDIA DARLING A MERE TWO YEARS AGO FLORIDA A&M NOW STRUGGLES AGAINST A HOSTILE STATE LEGISLATURE AND INTERNAL TROUBLES BROUGHT ON BY RAPID GROWTH TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--When Dr. Frederick S. Humphries became president of Florida A&M University...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
PRICE TAKES HELM, MAKES HISTORY AT MARYGROVE COLLEGE DR. GLENDA D. PRICE has become the seventh president and the first African American female to head Marygrove College in Detroit. Before coming to Marygrove, she served as provost of Spelman College....
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
In the spring semester of 2000, the Southern University and A&M College School of Nursing in Baton Rouge, La., will admit its first doctoral candidates. The new Ph.D. program is the first of its kind at a historically Black institution. The...
Race Women Stepping Forward
FOLLOWING IN THE PATH OF PEOPLE LIKE MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE, PAULLI MURRAY, AND ANNA JULIA COOPER, TODAY'S GENERATION OF RACE WOMEN IS CARVING A WIDE PATH IN THE ACADEMY, TRANSFORMING THE ROLE SCHOLARSHIP BY BLACK WOMEN CAN AND MUST PLAY IN AFRICAN AMERICAN...
Slow Going for Diversity in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee's colleges and universities are making progress toward desegregation goals established 15 years ago, but in most instances the goals have not been met. The figures were released late last month in the annual report...
U. Michigan Seeks Dismissal of Discrimination Suits
DETROIT -- The University of Michigan asked two federal judges, earlier this month, to uphold its admission policies in a summary judgment and not proceed with the trials of two discrimination lawsuits filed by White applicants. The Center for Individual...
University Clears Administrator Accused of Hazing
OXFORD, Pa.--A Lincoln University official accused by students of watching fraternity members haze pledges and doing nothing to stop it has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a university commission. Interim university President James Donaldson said...
URI Moves to Ease Racial Tension
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- The University of Rhode island (URI) will establish links with African universities, create new scholarships, and take other steps to increase racial diversity on campus, the school and federal mediators say. The steps will...
Washington Update
Lawmakers Trade Barbs During Budget Debate It's role reversal time in Congress, and some Democrats are not happy about it. Democrats find themselves on the defensive this year as Republicans take shots at President Bill Clinton's higher education...