Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 7, May 23

A Second Calling: Dr. Johnnetta Cole to Lead All-Female Bennett College. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
GREENSBORO, N.C. Troubled Bennett College received some new hope last month when it named Dr. Johnnetta Cole as its new president. Cole, best known for her 10 years as president of Spelman College, will step into her new post July 15. She will replace...
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Avoiding Online Auction Fraud. (Personal Computing)
How are you at resisting temptation? Imagine a scenario where you can lie, cheat and steal virtually carte blanche, where a sucker and his money are always being parted, where your actions are limited only by your ethics or lack of them. This is...
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Calling on the Black Community's Best and Brightest. (Editor's Note)
I was one of those people who associate editor Robin Smiles in her article "Race Matters in Health Care" says "yawned" when the Institute of Medicine released its report recently, which documented that minorities, regardless of income, education and...
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Columbia Launches David N. Dinkins Archives, Oral History Project. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK Columbia University has launched the David N. Dinkins Archives and Oral History Project, which will include an archive of Dinkins' official and personal papers and correspondence, an oral history of Dinkins' life, political philosophy and...
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Correcting the Inequities in Federal Research Funding. (BI Forum)
It is important and necessary for graduate students across different disciplines to be engaged in higher education policy debates. However, the reality is that too often, many graduate students are focused solely on their course work and/or research...
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Dear BI Career Consultants: In Light of the Recent Challenge to the Academic Integrity of Endowed Harvard Professor, Dr. Cornel West, What Can Other African American Professors Do to Prevent the Same from Happening to Them? (Career Consultants)
The recent public discourse between the highly regarded Harvard professor Dr. Cornel West and Harvard President Dr. Lawrence Summers has, in my mind, brought to focus the importance of tenure at our colleges and universities. West has built an outstanding...
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Don't Be a Password Moron. (Tech Talk)
So your college's administration has finally come through on its promise to replace the Paleolithic machines in your department with new computers. The delivery guys have hauled them in and uncrated them. The computer guys have come in and installed...
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Dr. Cornel West, in His Own Words
Before giving the keynote address at the conference "The State of the African American Professoriate," held at Ramapo College in Mahwah, N.J., Dr. Cornel West spoke with reporters, primarily about the circumstances surrounding his much-publicized departure...
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Hard Times for Poor Students. (Speaking of Education)
Remember the good old days in student financial aid? Those who needed help with tuition, room and board were pretty much guaranteed it in packages where grants exceeded loans. Need tended to be the way financial aid money was allocated, and while parents...
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Helping Teachers Make the Grade: NBPTS, HBCUs Partner to Prepare African American Teachers for National Certification. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
RESTON, V.A. The role of historically Black colleges and universities in preparing Black teachers for national certification was highlighted during "Recreate the Legacy of Educational Excellence," a half-day conference session sponsored by the National...
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Letters
DEAR EDITOR: In your April column of the "Last Word," (April 11) Hill et al. suggested that a deeper investigation needs to be conducted concerning the hiring processes for NCAA Division I-A football. Although I agree with this and most of the other...
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Maryland Medical Center Reduces Wait for Blacks in Need of Kidney Transplant
BALTIMORE The time Black patients must wait for a kidney transplant the University of Maryland Medical Center is half the national average, thanks to a highly promoted living donor program, hospital officials say. Black patients wait an average...
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Princeton Renames Center to Honor Former African American Dean. (Noteworthy News:)
PRINCETON, N.J. The name of Princeton University's Third World Center is being changed to more accurately reflect its mission. Last month, the university's trustees approved a recommendation to change the name to the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality...
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Race Matters in Health Care; Experts Say Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Day
WASHINGTON When the National Academies' Institute of Medicine released its report earlier this year documenting that minorities, regardless of income, education and access, were discriminated against in health care, many African Americans in the...
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Sounding the Trumpet on Health Care Reform. (Last Word)
The current thriller movie "John Q.," starring the Oscar-winning Denzel Washington, poignantly calls attention to the plight of millions of Americans lacking health coverage. The movie focuses on a decent, hard-working, responsible African American...
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Student Groups Criticize Election Reform Legislation; College Students Would Be Disproportionately Affected by Bill's Provisions
A legislative plan to curb voting irregularities may have unintended consequences for college students wishing to cast ballots, student groups and other critics say. A Senate-approved bill would require first-time voters to present photo identification...
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Surviving the Citadel: First African American Female Graduates of the Military College Share Their Sense of Accomplishment, Struggles. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
CHARLESTON, S.C. They had different backgrounds and cultural experiences when they arrived at The Citadel for the biggest challenge of their lives--surviving the indoctrination of first-year students called knobs. Reasons for enlisting in the...
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The State of the African American Professoriate: Cornel West Says Black Intellectuals Have Unique Role to Play in the Academy. (Faculty Club)
MAHWAH, N.J. When Dr. Cornel West stepped up to the microphone recently at Ramapo College of New Jersey in his trademark three-piece black suit, the excitement in the air was electric. West had announced just six days earlier that he would be the...
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Tufts University Study Links Racial Bias, Prejudice to Skin Tone. (Noteworthy News)
MEDFORD, MASS. A National Science Foundation-funded study at Tufts University shows racial bias and prejudice are related to the lightness or darkness of a Black person's skin--rather than other features such as hair length or texture, lip fullness...
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Welfare, Pell Grant Issues Spark Partisan Battles; Bush Administration Turning `Blind Eye' to College Affordability, Critics Say. (Washington Update)
With fall congressional elections less than six months away, partisan bickering is back in full force on Capitol Hill on issues ranging from Pell Grants to education for welfare recipients. "The Bush administration has turned a blind eye to college...
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