Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 9, June 24

Badillo Appointed to Chair CUNY's Board
NEW YORK -- Herman Badillo, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's top education adviser, has been named the next chairman of the board of the City University of New York, the nation's largest urban university system. Gov. George Pataki appointed him late last month....
Black Issues' Wright Wins AAUP Journalism Award
Fairfax, Va. -- Scott W. Wright, a senior staff writer for Black Issues In Higher Education, is the 1999 winner of the "Award for Excellence in Coverage of Higher Education," given annually by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)....
Can NAFEO Find Its Direction?
Dwindling attendance at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education's annual conference, suggests that the lobbying group for Black colleges has become irrelevant for some higher education professionals. An increasing number...
Career CONSULTANTS
Dear BI Career Consultants: There is significant around reorganization and reengineering at my institution. It is a bit scary and I worry whether or not I will be able to maintain my position. BRENT E. JOHNSON assistant dean and director MBA...
Chicanos/Latinos Responsible for Improving Minority Numbers at UC
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The number of under-represented minorities entering the University of California this fall has slightly increased, an upturn credited to strong recruitment and a more comprehensive application review. However, Black and Chicano/Latino...
College Interns Investigating Civil Rights Complaints
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- A backlog of cases at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) is being eased by an internship program with the University of Massachusetts' legal studies department. Some of the cases dated back years. MCAD...
Commencing A New Era as the Century Turns
President and Mrs. Clinton's recent commencement addresses underscore the importance of minority in shaping U.S. public policy -- education and otherwise When President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton made the commencement rounds...
Community College Hit with Another Discrimination Suit
BATON ROUGE, La. -- According to a federal lawsuit filed late last month, Black instructors at Baton Rouge Community College do less than other instructors, get paid more, get their schedules earlier, and get preference for committee appointments and...
Grants & Awards
* The University of Missouri Columbia is one of eight universities in The nation to receive a $2.4 million award from the National Science Foundation for' a minority graduate education project. The grant, paired with a $3 million cost sharing from...
Invisible Men
New research focuses on & the problem of retaining Black male community college students Los Angeles -- One of the greatest challenges facing community colleges is how to keep Black male students long enough for them to obtain a degree or the...
Judge Backs Dismissal of Professor Who Barred Males from Class
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A Boston College professor who barred male students from her classes on feminism remains out of a job following a judge's ruling. At issue in a Middlesex Superior Court hearing last month was whether Dr. Mary Daly's classes should...
NCAA Committee Considers Eliminating Freshman Eligibility
WASHINGTON -- A National Collegiate Athletics Association committee known as the NCAA Division I Working Group to Study Basketball Issues is considering several drastic proposals aimed at improving graduation rates for men's college basketball players,...
No Ordinary Life
Dr. Samuel Hay's David Richmond is remarkable because it neither attempts to document Richmond's life in great detail nor does the former A&T student ever appear as a character in the play even though some of the action revolves around news of...
Plan Designed to Minimize Trouble at Greek Picnic
PHILADELPHIA -- Organizers of the city's controversial Greek Picnic are planning ahead to promote the event as safe and family-oriented in hopes of avoiding a repeat of the violence and sexual harassment alleged last year. The National Pan-Hellenic...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. TONY ATWATER has been appointed dean of the college of professional studies at Northern Kentucky University. Previously, he was associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of Toledo. Atwater earned a bachelor's degree...
Seeking to Compete, Nafeo Hires Lobbying Firm
These days, it would seem the Clinton administration s open door for historically Black colleges and universities has made it easier than ever for Black schools to secure federal government support. Under the current administration, the nation's HBCUs...
Swatting the Millennium Bug
All too often, historically Black colleges and universities are burdened with day-to-day activities that are overwhelming, and it can be easy to just drift daily, procrastinating until Jan. 1, 2000, is her. Unfortunately, it will be too late to plan...
The Hidden Blessings of Y2K
As chairman of Spelman College's Y2K campus taskforce, Adrian Evans worries most about the potential for off-campus technology mishaps, such as a regional power outage, hitting the college on Jan. 1, 2000. But, in his capacity as the senior technical...
The Official HBCU Advocates in Washington, D.C
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (NAFEO) The National Association of Equal Opportunity in Higher (NAFEO) is the national umbrella and public policy advocacy organization for 118 of the nation's historically and predominantly...
The Play's the Thing
Award-Winning Performance Improves North Carolina A&T's Stage Presence Less than three hours before what would become the most honored performance of their young acting careers, members of the North Carolina A&T State University's Richard...
Virginia Switches Funding Systems
Change to performance-based formula is posing questions for public HBCUs, and two-year colleges Richmond, Va. -- The State Council of Higher Education last month unanimously adopted a performance-based system for funding colleges and universities...
Washington Update
Legislators Told Health Budget Should Target People of Color Republicans in Congress are talking about a multibillion dollar increase to double funding on health research next year. A Howard University professor is trying to ensure that healthcare...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations & Initiatives The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and Peterson's, the producer of the popular college guides, have announced a new program designed to encourage the continuing development of diversity and inclusiveness...