Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 23, January 4

A Leadership Credo for the New Millennium
There are inexhaustible uncertainties and prospects for change with the advent of the new millennium. Cogently, it is important to indicate that effective leadership requires a functional working credo that is more appropriate for the years ahead....
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Career Consultants
Dear BI Career Consultants: As a faculty member of color, how do I get my research recognized and appreciated? PDR. DONNA M. TALBOT, Associate Professor Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Coordinator, Student Affairs in Higher Education...
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Community Colleges to Get. "Edu" Extensions under New Domain Administration in 2001
The federal agency that oversees the administration of Internet domain names says it expects to hand over control of the ".edu" domain extension to a new subcontractor as early as spring 2001. The change of subcontractors would make it possible for...
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Counting Our Global Blessings
A recent trip abroad helped put American higher education -- and where people of color fit into it -- in perspective for me. We have many, many things to celebrate, the most recent of which are affirmative action victories in Washington and Michigan...
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Embracing `BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL'
African Americans have long had a seriously vexed relationship with the very notion of beauty. "We were stripped of everything -- all our tools, our rituals, our practices from the moment of our arrival on this continent," says Mikki Taylor, beauty...
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Federal Court Upholds U-Michigan's Use of Race in Admissions
DETROIT Supporters of affirmative action across the nation are feeling upbeat after a judge's ruling in federal court here upheld the University of Michigan's use of race in admissions last month. The decision -- which came just one week after...
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Florida's Black Judges
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Three African American judges in Florida played a key role in determining the outcome of the prolonged and historic presidential election between Vice President Al Gore and President-elect George W. Bush. With both candidates...
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Historic Alliance to Increase College Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth
WASHINGTON A group of national education reform leaders, joined by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley and National Economics Advisor Gene Sperling, announced last month the launch of the new Pathways to College Network, a historic alliance...
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Law School a Learning Experience for Louisiana Governor
BATON ROUGE, LA. Officials at Southern University Law Center bent the rules to admit Louisiana Governor Mike Foster in August. But now that the 70-year-old Foster is enrolled as the school's first part-time student, he's treated the same as anyone...
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On the Move
THERESE BADON, Dillard University's alumni program manager, is one of three staff members to be named Kresge Fellows. The program aims to enhance the skills of African American advancement professionals and provide support and mentoring. Badon earned...
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Pell Grant Increase Is Major Victory for College Lobbyists
With the presidential race now settled, congressional Republicans and President Clinton reached agreement on a federal education budget for fiscal 2001 that includes more money for Pell Grants and many other education programs. But education advocates...
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Texas Lawmakers Seek Explanation of Average Higher Education Rankings
AUSTIN, TEXAS The state must better prepare more students for college if it wants to solve problems highlighted in a national higher education report card, a group of Texas lawmakers were told last month. The House Appropriations Subcommittee...
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The Fabric of a Black Woman President
Here at the Fashion Institute of Technology, officials would like people to understand one thing: FIT is not just about fashion. With course offerings in museum studies, graphic design and even toy manufacturing, officials at the school feel they are...
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UC System Has No Leeway to Consider Race in Admissions, despite Recent Court Ruling
SAN FRANCISCO Even though two federal courts have cleared the way for admissions offices in other states to consider racial diversity, a recent decision by California's Supreme Court suggests that the nation's first university to voluntarily ban...
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University of Georgia Marks 40th Anniversary of Desegregation
ATHENS, GA. `Two-four-six-eight! We don't want to integrate!" were the chants from the crowd that greeted Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes -- the first two African American students to integrate the University of Georgia 40 years ago Jan. 9....
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Weaving Usable Web Sites
Your Web site needs work. In all likelihood, that's true, says Dr. Jakob Nielsen, the world's most renowned expert on Web usability and co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, a consultancy in Fremont, Calif., that helps organizations design "human-centered"...
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White House Names Humanities Honorees
WASHINGTON President Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the 2000 National Humanities Medalists, an award administered by the National Endowment for the Humanities. An award ceremony was held last month in Washington and the...
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