Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, March 11

Academic Freedom's Thin Line: Web Site Challenges Perception of Academia as a Safe Place for the Exchange of Ideas, Opinions
Luann Wright, founder and president of NoIndoctrination.org, a Web site devoted to policing professors accused of harassing conservative students in their classrooms, firmly believes that what she's doing is a public service. "The university should...
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Are Our Voting Rights at Risk?
Will African American voting rights expire in 2007? In this election year, as people are being exhorted to go to the polls to shape the direction of our country, an Internet minor is circulating raising questions about the durability of the African...
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Attorney General Settles Voting Rights Flap at Prairie View A&M
PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS The Texas attorney general has ruled that Prairie View A&M University students must be allowed to register and vote locally. "This has really energized the student body," says Hendrik Maison, the student government president....
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Benchmarks & Barriers for People of Color in Higher Education
JUNE 17-19, 2004 Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. metropolitan area) A special conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of Black Issues In Higher Education About the Conference Black Issues In Higher Education...
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Bennett President Receives Human Rights Award
GREENSBORO, N.C. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) presented Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole with its Joseph Prize for Human Rights during their National Executive Committee Meeting last month. The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to combat anti-Semitism...
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Former Liberian Head of State Named Boston University's African President-in-Residence
BOSTON Ruth Sando Perry, the only female African head of state in modern times, has been appointed the next Balfour African President-in-Residence at Boston University's African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC). A former legislator,...
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HBCU Board Commends Bush for Commitment, Leadership
The board of advisers of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) presented President Bush with a resolution commending him for his visionary leadership, and his commitment and contributions to strengthening the nation's 105...
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Howard University Engineers Success: Interdisciplinary Study Keeps Howard on the Cutting Edge
Less than three months before graduation, Howard University engineering student Artis Johnson is displaying signs of "senoritis." As he completes the coursework toward his bachelor's degree in systems and computer science, he can't keep his thoughts...
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Keeping Computer Injuries to a Minimum
Despite the promise of voice recognition and the allure of HAL, the talking (and listening) computer from the film "2001: A Space Odyssey," the vast majority of us still peck at a keyboard and push around a mouse to get our computers to do what we...
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Losing Ground: Proportional Declines Mar Engineering Education Picture for Underrepresented Minorities
After more than a decade of steady enrollments and degree completion rates by underrepresented minorities, public schools, colleges, advocacy groups and government agencies still face a daunting task in helping bring Blacks, Latinos and American Indians...
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Louisiana Officials Mounted Fierce Effort to Keep Williams at Grambling: Despite Failure, Officials Agree It Was Worth the Try
BATON ROUGE, LA. University of Louisiana System President Sally Clausen did her best to talk Grambling State University football coach Doug Williams into staying at the historically Black university. But Clausen couldn't talk the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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Making STEM Careers More Accessible
In its July 2003 publication of Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering, the National Science Foundation (NSF) reports that high-school completion and college enrollment among African Americans and Hispanics continues...
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Microsoft Group Holds Technology Day for Minority Students
REDMOND, WASH. Blacks at Microsoft (BAM), an African American employee organization at the Microsoft Corporation, held its annual Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day (BMSD) last month to encourage broader access to technology and education....
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NAFEO Honors Tennessee State President with Leadership Award
NASHVILLE, TENN. Tennessee State University president Dr. James A. Hefner has been selected to receive the Presidential Leadership Award from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), the Silver Spring, Md.-based...
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New Program to Fund Graduate Research in Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently announced a new program to fired graduate training programs in the education sciences. These programs will train a new generation of education researchers capable of...
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No Child Left Behind Has Potential for Teacher Improvement
WHITEWATER, WIS. No Child Left Behind, the federal education reform act implemented two years ago, warrants broader support among universities for its push to strengthen teacher quality, according to a position paper by The Renaissance Group. ...
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Sen. Clinton Unveils Plan to Help Nontraditional Students
Nontraditional students trying to get their college degrees tend to get short shift, according to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., who recently proposed legislation to help improve graduation rates among these students and tear down some of the...
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Technology's Pros and Cons
Admit it. Go ahead. Don't be ashamed. Names like Kazaa, Morpheus, Napster and Gnutella perhaps mean little, if anything, to you. But to Internet-savvy college students and frustrated university officials, such names are at the center of an ongoing...
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The War over Internet Piracy: Fearing Lawsuits, College Officials Crack Down on Illegal Downloading of Music and Videos on Campus
Sitting in a booth at Jones Dining Hall at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Quintus Ferguson and Dawn Diggs munch on lunchtime French fries and ponder the economics, convenience and ethics of pirating music on the Internet. "A lot of kids...
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University of Michigan Sees 23 Percent Decline in Minority Applicants
ANN ARBOR, MICH. Seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the University of Michigan's undergraduate affirmative action policy, the number of applications from Blacks, Hispanica and American Indians is down 23 percent from the same...
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