Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 5, April 29

Black Issues Quiz
The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous editions of Black...
Bookin' It
CLARK ATLANTA PREPARES TO OPEN WHAT WILL BE THE SECOND UNIVERSITY PRESS OPERATED BY A HISTORICALLY BLACK UNIVERSITY ATLANTA -- This summer, Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will enter a world that only one historically Black college has entered: the...
Career CONSULTANTS
Dear BI Career Consultants: I want to become head of my department, but I've been having trouble persuading my colleagues that my expertise extends beyond subjects pertaining to people of color. What would you suggest? DR. RODERICK J. MCDAVIS,...
Damage Control
ALTHOUGH MINORITY ENROLLMENT IS ON THE RISE IN TEXAS, HIGHER EDUCATION OFFICIALS SAY THAT ACHIEVING DIVERSITY WILL BE A CONTINUING STRUGGLE CANYON, Texas- The admissions director at West Texas A&M University remembers her reaction to the Hopwood...
Father Figures
THERE ARE 10 MILLION ABSENTEE FATHERS IN THE UNITED STATES. ROUGHLY 3 MILLION OF THESE FATHERS ARE POOR, 2.2 MILLION OF WHOM PAY A SOME CHILD SUPPORT IN TOTAL, ABSENTEE FATHERS PAY APPROXIMATELY $17 BILLION A YEAR CHILD SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING STATISTICS...
Figure in Basketball Team's Academic Scandal Granted Leave
MINNEAPOLIS -- A key figure in the investigation into alleged academic fraud in the University of Minnesota men's basketball program has been granted disability leave from his job as the team's academic counselor. Alonzo Newby's attorney, Ron Rosenbaum,...
For Dr. Ronald B. Mincy, Saving `Fragile Families' Is Personal
There is a statistic that haunts the Ford Foundation's Dr. Ronald B. Mincy Sr. Seven out of 10 of America's Black children are born out of wedlock. "Black people will never reach economic parity if Black children have to depend on one income and...
Frat Members Claim Administrator Was Present at Hazing Incident
OXFORD, Pa. -- Some members of a fraternity involved in a hazing incident claim that a top Lincoln University of Pennsylvania administrator was present when pledges were allegedly beaten and verbally abused. The allegations come seven weeks after...
Grants & Awards
* Claflin College has received a $1,000,000 challenge grant from the Bush Foundation. In support of the "Campaign for Claflin College, the Bush foundation will match dollar for dollar -- up to $1,000,000 -- all donations received by Claflin College...
Howard University to Get $2 Million for Communications Chair
WASHINGTON -- In one of the largest corporate gifts earmarked for the [toward University School of Communications, Time Warner Inc. announced late in March that it is donating $2 million to endow a professorship in media and entertainment studies....
Judge Throws out City's Black College Reunion Traffic Plan
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The NAACP and several Black college students convinced a federal judge to stop the city's plans to restrict car access to city beaches during the Black College Reunion earlier this month. However, despite what had been a relatively...
Mayor Would Replace `for Sale' Signs with `for Rent' Signs at UDC
WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Anthony A. Williams has abandoned his plans to sell the University of the District of Columbia's 25-acre campus in an affluent, White neighborhood of Northwest Washington. But he has not given up the idea of...
Minority and White Enrollment Up at University of California
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The number of Black and Hispanic students admitted to the University of California (UC) rebounded in the second year without affirmative action, an increase credited to strong recruitment and a more comprehensive application review....
New Report Explores Higher Education's Digital Divide
In recent years, the federal government, community groups, and other organizations have warned Americans about the growing "digital divide" occurring as Internet and computer usage increases in society. Government agencies, such as the National Telecommunications...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
BUCK TO LEAD UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-BOTHELL DR. WARREN BUCK has been appointed chancellor and dean of the University of Washington-Bothell effective in late summer. He is presently the director/principal investigator of Hampton University's Nuclear/High...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Fla., has been chosen as the permanent site of the Family Heritage House collection of African American historical materials. The collection contains books, photographs, and video and audio tapes of and about...
Race and Space
DOCUMENTING THE DISAPPEARING BLACK PRESENCE IN AMERICAS ARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPE Charlottesville, Va. -- How do you make the invisible visible? Well, you might try consulting a magician, or metaphysician, or a priest. Or you might take the trail...
Researchers Taking A Second Look at Southwest's Mexican Americans
LOS ANGELES -- Sociologists are revisiting a ground-breaking study on Mexican-Americans that chronicled the social mobility and economic disadvantages of the so-called "invisible minority." The Mexican American People: the Nation's Second Largest...
ReSearching Fatherhood
FINDING WAYS TO INTEGRATE POOR, UNWED FATHERS INTO THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES IS THE FOCUS OF A GROWING FIELD OF SCHOLARLY RESEARCH They are the nation's invisible men--three million poor fathers who hold low paying jobs, if they hold jobs at all. They...
Still Exiled after All These Years
THEY REFUSED TO CALL HIM `MISTER,' AND FOR DR, PRESTON T KING, THE REST IS HISTORY Like most scholars, Preston T. King has had several titles during his lifetime. When he completed his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics in 1966, he became Dr....
Taking Steps to Improve a Shadowy Presence
"I'm Black, I'm a woman, and I exist in shadow," said a friend of mine who is a Yale University and Duke University graduate. A study done by the American Council on Education -- the 15th Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education, 1996-97...
Washington Update
Clinton Outlines Campus Hate Crime Initiative The unfolding conflict in Kosovo and the murder of a gay Wyoming college student last year have prompted President Bill Clinton to propose more reporting of hate crimes on college campuses. The president...