Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 19, November 7

Biomedical Conference Inspires Minority Students to Pursue Research Opportunities, Careers
WASHINGTONSecond-year doctoral student Quiona Stephens is serious about her research on hypertension."Hypertension is colorblind, but African Americans respond to it differently," says the Ohio State University student who presented her first-stage research...
Brown University Seeks to Create Position to Oversee Diversity
PROVIDENCE, R.I.Brown University is seeking to create a senior-level position to promote diversity on campus and help the Ivy League school identify and hire more minority faculty.The planned director of diversity would be charged with developing policies...
Creating a Trans-Atlantic Agenda on Race
WASHINGTONAcademic officials and policy-makers from the United States and the European Commission convened the first two of three planned conferences last month aimed at solving problems of racial discrimination and xenophobia in Europe and the United...
Education at Their Command
FORT McNAIR, WASHINGTON, D.C.Much has been written about Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice -- two African American key players in the Bush administration's "war on terror." But there are other African...
Faculty Club
Dr. Wilfred D. Samuels never expected to fall -- and in a big way -- for science fiction as a literary genre. In actuality, he's fallen for a group of African American sci-fi, fantasy and horror writers who are using African sensibility to reinvent the...
Former Baltimore Mayor to Head Howard University Law School
WASHINGTONKurt L. Schmoke, a Harvard-trained lawyer who served three terms as mayor of Baltimore, has been named dean of the Howard University School of Law.Howard President H. Patrick Swygert announced the appointment of Schmoke, who was the first African...
Former Morris Brown President Says Bills Were Paid with Financial Aid
ATLANTA Former Morris Brown College president Dr. Dolores Cross acknowledges that the school used $8 million in student financial aid to pay bills, but she says the U.S. Department of Education has overreacted in a review of financial practices at the...
HBCU Historic Restoration Bill Moves Closer to Reality
The House of Representatives has approved a bill to promote the restoration of buildings on historically Black college campuses, boosting prospects for legislation that has languished in Congress since last year.Members by voice vote approved a plan...
Letters
PRESENTING AN INFORMED VIEW Thank you for a rational article, "The Politics of Remembering September 11," (see Black Issues, Sept. 26). Much of the coverage on this issue represented singularly bad journalism, which too often recirculated distortions...
More Than Just Money
HAMPTON, VA.Money is often viewed as the biggest obstacle to upgrading an institution's campus and/or academic programs. In tight economic times, institutions often end up postponing, scaling back or even scuttling plans for growth. But, as at least...
Musician, Novelist, Filmmaker among MacArthur Fellows
CHICAGOAn African American trombonist, novelist and filmmaker are among this year's class of MacArthur Fellows. The three, along with 21 others, will receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation...
N.C. A&T, Others, Win Bid to Develop Aerospace Institute
GREENSBORO, N.C.North Carolina A&T State University is among a consortium of six universities and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics that will develop and manage the proposed National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) for the National...
Re-Assessing Faculty Development
Whether full-time, adjunct, tenured, young or old, college and university faculty are perceived by students as the institution itself. Students judge the institution largely by the faculty that stand before them. Therefore, an institution would do well...
Studying War
"I ain't gonna study, war no more, ain't gonna study war no more..."This determined folk song's refrain was an emotional rallying cry during the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s. Today, it is ironic that many of the key players...
Tracking Down People with a Little Help from the Internet
You can find a mind-boggling amount of information on the Internet about virtually every conceivable subject. However, you can't find everything, and sometimes you have to use traditional offline sources, such as books and libraries. The same is true...
Universities Cooperate on Engineering Program
ST. LOUISA recently accredited program allows students from the University of Missouri-St. Louis to earn engineering degrees by taking classes at Washington University.Nine years ago the two universities forged an agreement that has allowed 119 students...
University of Alabama to Spend $28 Million on Research about Strokes among Blacks, Southerners
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.The University of Alabama at Birmingham will use a $28 million grant to try to determine why Blacks and Southerners suffer and die from strokes at a higher rate than the rest of the country. Nationally, Blacks are about 40 percent more...
University of Illinois Professor Named Book Prize Winner
CHICAGOSharon Holland, associate professor of English and African American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has won the American Studies Association's Lora Romero First Book Prize for her book, Raising The Dead: Readings of Death and...
USC Looks to Preserve Southern Black Music Forms
COLUMBIA, S.C.A new research center for African American music at the University of South Carolina may become a hub for the study of Southern Black music and its effects on American culture.All genres of traditionally Black music, with the possible exception...
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