Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 6, May 6

2004 Commencement Speakers
* ASHLAND UNIVERSITY (OHIO) ROBERT C. SPRINGER Colonel, United States Marine Corps, retired NASA astronaut director * BENNETT COLLEGE (N.C.) GWENDOLYN E. BOYD National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. * BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY...
2004 John Hope Franklin Award Winners
Black Issues In Higher Education is proud to announce the winners of the first John Hope Franklin award. Historian, educator, humanitarian and scholar, Franklin has made significant contributions to shaping the perspective of American history in...
Africanizing Our Historically Black Institutions
"The Blacker the College the Sweeter the Knowledge," is a common saying heard among students who attend Black institutions, as well as many proud alumni. These institutions have, from their inception, served a unique mission in educating the masses...
Arkansas State University Group Traces Graves at Cemeteries
TULOT, ARK. Descendants of Black sharecroppers in Poinsett County are attempting to get two cemeteries listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Julie Morrow, archaeologist at the Arkansas Slate University-Jonesboro station of the...
Benchmarks & Barriers: For People of Color in Higher Education
About the Conference Black Issues In Higher Education 20th Anniversary Conference & Celebration Bechmark and Barriers for People of Color in Higher Education JUNE 17-19, 2004 Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Virginia Black Issues In...
Computer Repair: When the Bits Hit the Fan
If you use a PC or Mac for business purposes, and it breaks and you're like many business people you're dead in the water. In a home setting, a broken personal computer is no fun either. Some people like fixing PCs, but if you're among those who would...
False Transcripts Add to Southern University Grade-Changing Scandal
BATON ROUGE, L.A. A Southern University assistant registrar who sold grade changes for cash also allegedly manufactured entire academic transcripts for people who never enrolled on the Baton Rouge campus, according to an internal investigative report...
From Kobe Bryant to Campus Rape
Nobody knows what happened between L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant and his Colorado accuser, but everybody with half of an opinion knows that public attention around this case is not just about what happened between the two of them. To be sure, Bryant was...
Global Trade Could Hinder Higher Education, Report Says
According to a new report, some U.S. higher education officials are worried that international trade agreements could commercialize education and have a negative impact on the higher education community as a whole, community colleges and four-year...
Lawmakers Consider Shifting Aid from Ivies to Public Colleges
Along-simmering, trans-regional dispute is pitting mostly Southern and Western Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives against their Republican and Democratic counterparts from the East over the way campus-based federal aid is distributed....
Programming for Diversity: Auburn Computer Scientist Writes Program to Ease Admissions Process
It has not come as a surprise to Dr. Juan Gilbert, an assistant professor in computer science at Auburn University, that some highly selective colleges and universities would experience significant cost increases to implement admissions systems to...
Report: Higher Education Fiscal Crisis Hardest on Hispanic, Low-Income Students
WASHINGTON Low-income and Hispanic students are faring worst amid file financial fix gripping American higher education, according to a report by Dr. Eduardo Padron, president of Florida's Miami Dade College. The report, "A Deficit of Understanding:...
Shifting the Paradigm: When Black Students Refuse to Accept the Norm
"My generation learned that if we wanted to accomplish anything, we would have to get off the dime. Your generation must learn to get off the paradigm. " --Marian Wright Edelman speech at Tarbut V'Torah school in Irvine, Calif. In today's society,...
South Dakota College Students Translate State Brochures into Spanish
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. University of South Dakota students in a Spanish class put their language skills to the test in a project to help the state's growing Spanish-speaking population learn about public services. Students in the Spanish Advanced...
The Best-Kept Secret: Crime on Campus
In Indiana, a Ball State University student's lifeless, bullet-riddled body is discovered at dawn, wedged between the seats of his car. A 19-year-old Iowa student is stabbed to death in plain sight in a campus-dining hall at the Maharishi University....
'You Can Run, but You Can't Hide'
It is no surprise that college campuses, as microcosms of society, have become prey to the increased violence in our world. However, it is extremely disturbing to hear the stories of young students attacked, assaulted, raped, and even killed while...