Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 5, April 25

Ball State Creates Supercomputer from Old Desktop Computers
Discarded personal computers have been used to create a supercomputer at Ball State University. The effort, known as the Cluster Computer Research Project, involved collecting unwanted personal computers from a former lab in the school's College of Business...
Bush Invokes Rare Process to Fill OCR Slot
WASHINGTON | UPDATE Move draws criticism from nominee's opponents Proponents of affirmative action are criticizing President Bush for installing a new civil rights chief at the U.S. Department of Education without Senate confirmation. Bush has invoked...
Charlottseville Students Escape Hate Crimes Charges
Nine Charlottesville High School students charged in a string of assaults on University of Virginia students have escaped hate crimes charges, according to a ruling by the commonwealth's attorney Dave Chapman (see Black Issues, March 28). Chapman decided...
Community Leaders in the Making
Although Morgan State University doesn't have service-learning courses, the Baltimore-based HBCU has an extensive community service program, which is coordinated through a central community service office. Most of the programs are targeted to public...
Connecting the Classroom and the Community
SERVICE LEARNING SERVICELEARNING PROGRAMS ALLOW STUDENTS TO APPLY REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE WITH CLASSROOM STUDY The events of Sept. 11 have been credited with awakening a desire for many to do something meaningful and give back to their communities. But...
Courting Success: A New Method for Motivating Urban Black Males
Despite the great strides Black males have made over the last several decades in education, too often we are reminded of their struggle by statistical publications, media depictions and entertainment caricatures that hypothesize their gradual extinction...
Dear BI Career Consultants
As participation in higher education becomes more global and multicultural, how can African American students/faculty maintain their identity, or do they need to? Creating and maintaining a positive cultural identity is essential to the success of African...
Former Norfolk State Student Sues Fraternity, Member over Hazing
Michlen Robinson has painful memories of fraternity life at Norfolk State University: paddle swats, punches and a punctured lung. In a lawsuit filed last month in circuit court, Robinson says he was a hazing victim of Phi Beta Sigma on Sept. 21, 2000....
Going Online with V-HBCU
Coalition seeks to boost presence of HBCUs in distance learning For many higher education institutions, the establishment of online distance education courses and certificate and degree programs remains a difficult struggle despite the presence of hundreds...
High Court Passes Up College's Free Speech Case
WASHINGTON Leaders of a Kentucky community college lost a free speech case that asked the Supreme Court if a college instructor had a constitutional right to use racial slurs in class as part of a discussion on hurtful communication. Complaints about...
Ku Klux Klan Mural to Remain Hanging in Indiana Classroom
BLOOMINGTON, IND. A mural from the 1930s that includes images of the Ku Klux Klan will remain hanging in an Indiana University classroom, despite objections from the university's Black Student Union (see Black Issues, March. 28). Chancellor Sharon Stephens...
Michigan State's Black Graduation Ceremony Criticized
EAST LANSING, MICH. Critics are taking aim at a new, optional Michigan State University event that will honor Black graduating seniors next month, saying it is unfair and promoting separatism. In one of several letters sent to the MSU student newspaper,...
Morehouse Hangs on Top Title to Annual Academic Challenge
ORLANDO, FLA. For the second consecutive year, Atlanta's Morehouse College emerged as the National Champion at the 2002 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), an academic competition among the best and brightest students at the nation's historically...
New Legislation May Aid Minority-Serving Institutions
New federal legislation to help implement technology at minority-serving institutions may have a major positive effect for Black colleges and Hispanic-serving colleges and universities, witnesses told a Senate panel. In a congressional hearing originally...
Physics Professor Settles Lawsuit with Prairie View A&M President
HOUSTON Prairie View A&M University physics professor settled the lawsuit he filed claiming Dr. Charles Hines, the school's president, set out to ruin his career after the physicist criticized Hines, the professor's attorney said last month. Attorney...
Recession, Affirmative Action, Trickery: Reflections on a Bush Appointment
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan says the recession is abating, but you wouldn't know it by the unemployment rate statistics. With the unemployment rate at 5.7 percent overall, and 10.1 percent for African Americans, many Americans are alarmed...
Scholarships to Aid Students with Drug Records
Opponents of a 1998 law that denies federal aid to thousands of college students with criminal drug records are trying to work around the law by offering financial help to those affected. A coalition of drug-law reform groups last month inaugurated a...
The Academy's New Cast -- Bravo! Encore Please!
America's preoccupation with the "right look" has prompted myriad entertainers to sculpt their bodies as they seek a measure of success. Body sculpting, both a mental and physical exercise, tends to yield optimal physical results to those individuals...
The Current Toast of the Poetry World
Carl Phillips honored with Kingsley Tufts Award CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Carl Phillips has become only the second African American poet to win the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a highly coveted prize that carries with it a career's worth of prestige - and...
The Influence of Active Online Users
We active online users like to think of ourselves as savvy, hip and influential. We have access to the latest information technology, and more importantly, know how to use it to its full potential. Sure, when we take things to an extreme, we become nerds,...
Wanted: New Members for Black Grad Student Group
WASHINGTON At the top of the agenda for the annual meeting of the National Black Graduate Student Association, held in Washington at Howard University late last month, was a call for members to get involved in recruitment. Roughly 250 students, a number...
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