Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 24, January 16

A Little Computer Humor Goes a Long Way
We laugh, but there's always some truth lurking behind humor, insights that can be illuminating. That's why the best humor is self-deprecating. By poking fun at ourselves we reveal our humanity. Other jokes poke fun at those we collectively deem deserve...
Developing Faculty for Academic Leadership
LAST | WORD There are many challenges confronting higher education in the 21st century. These challenges range from cyclical state and federal support, legislative oversight and accountability to a changing student population and the need for more effective...
Emory May Lose Rare Collection of Lynching Photos
noteworthy | news ATLANTA A rare exhibit of lynching photographs may be leaving Atlanta for good. Frustrated with its caretaker, Emory University, the collection's owner reGently drove to the Emory library and loaded boxes of lynching photos and other...
English, Foreign Language Job Seekers Face Major Decline in Available Positions
FACULTY | CLUB There were probably plenty of long faces at the annual convention for professors of English and foreign languages last month, as new data indicated the current crop of job seekers would face the toughest job market since the recession...
FACULTY CLUB: English, Foreign Language Job Seekers Face Major Decline in Available Positions
There were probably plenty of long faces at the annual convention for professors of English and foreign languages last month, as new data indicated the current crop of job seekers would face the toughest job market since the recession of the early 1990s.Jobs...
LAST WORD: Developing Faculty for Academic Leadership
There are many challenges confronting higher education in the 21st century. These challenges range from cyclical state and federal support, legislative oversight and accountability to a changing student population and the need for more effective leadership...
Lott Fallout Has Implications for Higher Education
WASHINGTON | UPDATE Affirmative action discussions may influence Supreme Court's review of Michigan case The uproar over remarks by Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., and his ensuing resignation as Senate majority leader is beginning to affect another high- profile...
Mississippi's Crusading Gadfly
Mississippi While others maintain the fight is over, attorney Alvin Chambliss continues to breathe life into Mississippi's famed college desegregation case. HOUSTON Attorney Alvin O. Chambliss Jr. says that as long as the Ayers v. Fordice case is alive,...
Mississippi's Crusading Gadfly: While Others Maintain the Fight Is over, Attorney Alvin Chambliss Continues to Breathe Life into Mississippi's Famed College Desegregation Case
Attorney Alvin O. Chambliss Jr. says that as long as the Ayers v. Fordice case is alive, there's hope for Mississippi's three historically Black universities and for the liberation of Black America. Chambliss should know. For more than a quarter century...
Morris Brown May Seek Accreditation with Another Agency
Officials plan to cut jobs, start fund-raising campaign to save school ATLANTA Morris Brown College will seek accreditation from another agency if it loses an appeal of its loss of standing with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, says...
NAFEO Unveils Technology Division to Assist HBCUs
TECH | TALK Former FAMU administrator leads association's IT efforts Since last August, Sterlin Adams has worked quietly behind the scenes to build an information technology program at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education...
New Study to Examine Effects of Alternative Loans on Financial Aid Policy
noteworthy | news WASHINGTON The Institute for Higher Education Policy, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and The Education Resources Institute (TERI) announced the launch of a research project that will examine...
Noteworthy News: Emory May Lose Rare Collection of Lynching Photos
A rare exhibit of lynching photographs may be leaving Atlanta for good. Frustrated with its caretaker, Emory University, the collection's owner recently drove to the Emory library and loaded boxes of lynching photos and other material not part of the...
Noteworthy News: Morris Brown May Seek Accreditation with Another Agency
Morris Brown College will seek accreditation from another agency if loses an appeal of its loss of standing with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, says president Dr. Charles Taylor.Taylor said being accredited with the Transnational Association...
Noteworthy News: New Study to Examine Effects of Alternative Loans on Financial Aid Policy
The Institute for Higher Education Policy, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and The Education Resources Institute (TERI) announced the launch of a research project that will examine the dramatic increase in privately...
Noteworthy News: Penn State Joins Efforts to Research Era of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade -- the forced migration of approximately 12 million people, and the death of many more in war and captivity, over the course of 400 years -- changed the face of the world, creating the Western Hemisphere we know today with...
Noteworthy News: Stetson Law Professor Criticizes School's Lack of Diversity
A White professor at Stetson University's College of Law is attacking the school's record on recruiting minority students, and believes school officials are punishing him for his opinion.An article written by Mark Brown, 43, was published in Temple University's...
Noteworthy News Study: Many Bowl Teams Fail to Make the Grade
College football teams playing in this season's bowl games may be high scorers on the field, but a new study reveals the opposite may be true off the field, particularly when it comes to graduation rates.The study, "Keeping Score When It Counts: Graduation...
Noteworthy News: WSSU's New Degree in Rehabilitation Studies Is among the First in State
When Winston-Salem State University began its new Bachelor of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Studies this month, it became one of the first of its kind in the state.WSSU undergraduate Rehabilitation Studies is a comprehensive professional assistance...
Our Raison D'âtre
This particular edition hits on the complex and often painful issue of race. Dr. W.E.B. DuBois said almost 100 years ago upon the publication of The Souls of Black Folk, "for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line." And...
Penn State Joins Efforts to Research Era of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
noteworthy | news UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade - the forced migration of approximately 12 million people, and the death of many more in war and captivity, over the course of 400 years - changed the face of the world, creating the...
SPEAKING OF EDUCATION: The Many Faces of Bias
If 2002 did nothing else, it provided those who teach African American studies with scores of "teachable moments" about race, class, gender, history and intersectionality. The year-end flap about Sen. Trent Lott's hankering back to the good old days...
Stetson Law Professor Criticizes School's Lack of Diversity
GULFPORT, FLA. White professor at Stetson University's College of Law is attacking the school's record on recruiting minority students, and believes school officials are punishing him for his opinion. An article written by Mark Brown, 43, was published...
Study Analyzes Efforts to Bring Technology to Distressed Areas
tech | briefs STATE COLLEGE, PA. A Penn State researcher says the lack of community-based programs and resources to equip and sustain underserved populations with significant information technology skills can override the effect of basic efforts to bring...
Study: Many Bowl Teams Fail to Make the Grade
College football teams playing in this season's bowl games may be high scorers on the field, but a new study reveals the opposite may be true off the field, particularly when it comes to graduation rates. The study, "Keeping Score When It Counts: Graduation...
TECH TALK: NAFEO Unveils Technology Division to Assist HBCUs
Former FAMU administrator leads association's IT effortsSince last August, Sterlin Adams has worked quietly behind the scenes to build an information technology program at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO). A...
The Key to the Closet: Making Race and Sexuality Matter
Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African American FictionEdited by Devon W. Carbado, Dr. Dwight A. McBride, and Donald WeiseForeword by Evelyn C. WhiteCleis Press, 2002, 555 pp., $29.95, Trade paper, ISBN 1-57344-108-2Fiction by...
The Many Faces of Bias
SPEAKING OF | EDUCATION Feminists have come a long way in terms of racial sensitivities, but comments like Burks suggest women still have a long way to go. If 2002 did nothing else, it provided those who teach African American studies with scores of...
WASHINGTON UPDATE: Lott Fallout Has Implications for Higher Education
The uproar over remarks by Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., and his ensuing resignation as Senate majority leader is beginning to affect another high-profile race issue -- the Supreme Court's review of the University of Michigan affirmative action case.The...
WSSU's New Degree in Rehabilitation Studies Is among the First in State
noteworthy | news WINSTON-SALEM, N.C When Winston-Salem State University began its new Bachelor of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Studies this month, it became one of the first of its kind in the state. WSSU undergraduate Rehabilitation Studies...
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