Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 4, April 11

A Real Team Player: Wofford College's Ben Foster Makes Doing for Others a Daily Priority and a Future Goal. (Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2002)
Arthur Ashe Jr. SPORTS SCHOLARS 2002 TOP MALE STUDENT-ATHLETE Ben Foster School: Wofford College Age: 22 Year: Senior Major: Biology GPA: 3.65 (Cumulative) 3.67 (Fall 2001) Sport: Football Picture the average running back,...
Balancing Books and the Beam: Maryland Gymnast Prioritizes by Putting Academics First. (Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2002)
Arthur Ashe Jr. SPORTS SCHOLARS 2002 TOP FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETE Carlla Johnson School: University of Maryland at College Park Age:22 Year: Senior Major: Government and Political Science GPA: 3.9 (Cumulative) 4.0 (Fall 2001) ...
Baltimore Turns to DuBois Institute for Digital Divide Program. (Tech Talk)
BALTIMORE Less than two years after officials launched an after school computer academy in Boston in partnership with Harvard University's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro American Research, Baltimore officials have opened the first of three computer...
Black Alumni Request outside Review of Diversity at Arkansas. (Noteworthy News)
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. The University of Arkansas' Black Alumni Society has proposed that Chancellor John White hire an off-campus firm to determine whether Blacks are represented fairly at the university. The group says the review it proposes would...
Bluefield State President Resigns, Plans to Teach at College. (Noteworthy News)
BLUEFIELD, W.VA. Bluefield State College president Dr. Robert Moore announced his resignation last month, citing a desire to pursue new personal and professional goals. Moore, who became BSC president in June 1993, following 19 years as a member...
Coaching: Colleges' (Un)level Playing Field. (Last Word)
The high-profile hiring of Tyrone Willingham as the head football coach at Notre Dame University earlier this year ended an extensive -- and controversial -- search at the prestigious institution. Although the hiring of an African American by the nation's...
D.C. Tuition Bill Extends Reach to All HBCUs. (Washington Update)
Residents of the District of Columbia could gain significant new benefits -- including tuition discounts at many Black colleges -- under legislation that has cleared Congress and is awaiting President Bush's signature. The Senate in March joined...
Education Department Fills Top Postsecondary Job. (Washington Update)
The U.S. Department of Education now has an assistant secretary for postsecondary education, thanks to recent Senate action. The Senate in March approved the nomination of Sally Stroup for the post, the senior college and university slot at the...
Events
APRIL April 25-27 Education Writers Association (EWA) 55th National Seminar Wyndham City Center Washington, D.C. Contact: EWA Phone: (202) 452-9380 Fax: (202) 452-9837 E-mail: ewa@ewa.org Web: www.ewa.org MAY May 9 8th Annual Scholarship Dinner to Benefit...
Florida Black Colleges Receive Settlement from Hotel Bias Case. (Noteworthy News)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth recently presented a check for $250,000 to Florida A&M University (FAMU) as its portion under a settlement of discrimination charges against the Adams Mark Daytona Beach Resort. FAMU...
Florida Court Rejects NAACP Challenge to University Admissions. (Noteworthy News)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. An appeals court has ruled the NAACP does not have standing to challenge rules eliminating racial and gender preferences in university admissions. Appeals Judge Peter Webster wrote that the civil rights group had failed to show...
Gates Foundation Invests $40 Million to Create Small High Schools. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK To dramatically increase high school graduation and college attendance rates for the most disadvantaged youth, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation committed more than $40 million to create 70 small high schools last month. These high...
House Approves 2003 Budget Plan; Democrats Deem Budget Insufficient to Meet Educational Needs. (Washington Update)
The full House of Representatives approved a 2003 budget plan with a small increase for minority-serving colleges after brushing back efforts to add more money for Pell Grants to the plan. The 221-209 vote was largely along party lines, as Republicans...
Just Another Angry Black Man? an Open Letter from Penn State Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students on Nolan Richardson's Firing. (BI Forum)
The only surprising thing about University of Arkansas head basketball coach Nolan Richardson's so-called "eruption" at a press conference in February was that it took so long. While some attention has been paid to the ridiculously low numbers of African...
Learning the Ins and Outs of PCs. (Personal Computing)
Research has shown that those who are least comfortable with computer technology have the least knowledge of it. Those who have undergone training or taught themselves are less stressed and better able to take advantage of PCs. Makes sense. Even...
Letters
DEAR EDITOR: In your Feb. 14 issue, Dr. Julianne Malveaux was clicking on all cylinders when she incisively noted that "the media want a controversy" at Harvard between President Lawrence Summers and the university's African American studies department....
Madness beyond March
The sports world is one of many windows into American life at which to view race relations. And many people, particularly African Americans, do not like what they see. On one hand, athletics, like the entertainment industry, has been the ticket to...
Malcolm X Archival Material Rescued from the Auction Block; Schomburg Center Could Be Recipient of Collection, Shabazz Family Says. (Faculty Club)
Scholars around the nation are breathing sighs of relief now that a treasure trove of original speech manuscripts, diaries, photos and letters belonging to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz -- more commonly known as Malcolm X -- have been rescued from the auction...
Old Problem, New Solution? Can Programs Such as the NCAA's Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males Boost the Numbers of Black Head Coaches, Athletic Directors? (Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2002)
Until a month ago, basketball coach Nolan Richardson could have been in line to become one of the few Black athletic directors in the NCAA's Division I. His boss at the University of Arkansas, Frank Broyles, is expected to step down from the post in...
Report Says Global Digital Divide Growing. (Tech Briefs)
GENEVA Even though telecommunication penetration has risen sharply in developing nations, the global digital divide is getting wider, according to the main conclusion of the 2002 World Telecommunication Development Report. The report, which is...
Report: Women throughout MIT Face Discrimination. (Noteworthy News)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Women faculty throughout the Massachusetts Institute of Technology long have faced bias and inequality, according to a report released last month on gender equity at the school. Although the university has made progress in correcting...
Supercomputing Conference Seeks Faculty Participation. (Tech Briefs)
BALTIMORE An upcoming supercomputing conference in Baltimore is seeking the participation of teams of undergraduate faculty and K-12 teachers to spend four days in hands-on workshops learning about high-performance computing and communications tools...
UNCF Technology Campaign Raises $90 Million. (Tech Talk)
FAIRFAX, VA. The campaign by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to raise funds, equipment and services to help its member schools bridge the "digital divide" has recently surpassed the $90 million mark, according to UNCF officials. The campaign,...
U.S. Medical Seniors Enjoy Highest Match Rate Ever. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Last month, more than 23,000 applicants in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) found out which residency program they will enter for training. Data from this year's residency match, which serves as an indicator of career interests...
What Ever Happened to the Conscientious Black Athlete? and Is the Black Community Expecting Too Much from Today's Sports Stars? (Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2002)
Charles Thomas and Terrence Jason Welton came of age in the Michael Jordan era. As NCAA Division I-A basketball players during the 2001-02 season and in previous years, Thomas and Welton reached a pinnacle of athletic success that tens of thousands...