Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, March 9

A Conversation with the Playwright: `Labels Never Work'
A Conversation with the Playwright: `Labels Never Work'.by B. Denise HawkinsWASHINGTON -- Caleen Sinnette Jennings admits to drawing upon memories of the winters that transformed Vermont's Bennington College into a dreamy romantic setting as a backdrop...
Between Laughter & Tears: An Unexpurgated Maya Angelou on Stage
Between Laughter & Tears: An Unexpurgated Maya Angelou on Stage.by Mary-Christine PhillipWASHINGTON -- The voice. It is the voice that immediately commands our attention -- rich, lyrical, with a range, tonality, sweep and tempo that could only emanate...
Challenging the New Eugenics! Can College Presidents Be Taught to Read?
Challenging the New Eugenics! Can College Presidents be Taught to. Read?This forum is a response by attorney Raymond M. Brown to the recent controversial remarks of Francis L. Lawrence, the president of Rutgers University. Discussing the fact that African...
CONFESSIONS of A Womanist Professor
CONFESSIONS Of A Womanist Professor.During almost 14 years of teaching in higher education, many students have loved me.It was three of my white, former students -- Todd, Jared and Karen -- who drove the rented van and lugged heavy boxes of books when...
Fire Damages Historic Dorm at Johnson C. Smith University
Fire Damages Historic Dorm at Johnson C. Smith University.by John MinterCHARLOTTE, NC -- A broken control valve on an aged, faulty radiator led to a recent fire which did $150,000 damage to Carter Hall, the oldest building on the Johnson C. Smith University...
Immigrants Focus of Continuing Attacks in California: Court Rulings against `Undocumented' Students Worry Educators
Immigrants Focus of Continuing Attacks in California: Court Rulings. Against 'Undocumented' Students Worry Educatorsby Roberto RodriguezAs a result of a January court decision, California State University (CSU) students who are undocumented immigrants...
Occupational Education Division to Form Own Accrediting Agency: Group Wants Separate Accreditation Program
Occupational Education Division to Form Own Accrediting Agency: Group. Wants Separate Accreditation Programby Debra AdamsAn agency that accredits occupational education institutions in the South plans to split with the Southern Association of Colleges...
Sharply Defined Portrait of 1990s Academic Life: `Snowfall' Deals with Race, Isolation and Campus Politics
Sharply Defined Portrait of 1990s Academic Life: `Snowfall' Deals with. Race, Isolation and Campus Politicsby Joe BarberWASHINGTON, -- American University assistant professor of theater and playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings has provided Washington...
THE LAST WORD: Wake Up, Parents; Schooling Is a Risky Business for Children
THE LAST WORD: Wake Up, Parents; Schooling is a Risky Business for. ChildrenMake no mistake about it, the policies, procedures and practices of schooling in America are often potentially devastating for far too many children of any race or ethnic background,...
The NSF's Urban Initiatives: New Grants Made despite Political Worries over Budget
The NSF's Urban Initiatives: New Grants Made Despite Political Worries. Over Budgetby Garland L. ThompsonWASHINGTON -- Announcing "Phase III" of its Urban Systemic Initiative, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has added seven new cities to its program...
Washington UPDATE: Black Caucus Seeks Alternative to GOP `Contract'
Washington UPDATE: Black Caucus Seeks Alternative to GOP 'Contract'.by Charles DervaricsMembers of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are leading an effort to create a progressive alternative to the Republicans' Contract With America that emphasizes...
White House Advisors to HBCUs Get First Meeting with Clinton: Financial Aid Focus of Talks with Secretary Riley
White House Advisors to HBCUs Get First Meeting With Clinton: Financial. Aid Focus of Talks With Secretary Rileyby B. Denise HawkinsWASHINGTON -- Members of the president's board of advisors to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) spent...
World View: HBCUs Have a Little-Known History of Involvement in International Development
World View: HBCUs Have a Little-known History of Involvement in. International Developmentby Joan MorganHistorically Black colleges and universities have often been cast as second best institutions struggling to catch-up to traditionally white schools....
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