Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 7, May 29

Chicano Generation Gap: Method of Activism by Scholars at Center of NACCS Schism
Sacramento -- Protesting California's anti-affirmative action Proposition 209 and the general anti-Latino and anti-immigrant mood of the state and the country, the twenty-fourth annual National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) conference...
Education's Technological Revolution Hits Europe: Curricula Improvements Wanted, Cost Increases Not Wanted
Paris -- Philippe Jollant, fed up with yet another boring lecture, stood up in his poetry class at the Sorbonne, swung his brown cloth bag over his shoulder and stalked out to a sunny cafe in this city's Latin Quarter. "The Sorbonne is like an...
Ethical Principals Must Guide Technology
The following is an excerpt from President William Jefferson Clinton's commencement address at Morgan State University May 18, 1997. President Clinton was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws. The past half-century has seen mankind split the atom,...
Federal Government Bolsters Support for Educational Technology
It may lack the fiscal health of America's giant computer firms, but the federal government has emerged recently as a central funding source for schools and colleges to access educational technology. While companies donate thousands of computers...
Georgia Study Cites Hope for Student Retention, Better Grades: Model for National Plan Appears Successful
ATLANTA--In Georgia, borderline college students who depend on Hope scholarships to pay their tuition and fees are more likely to remain in school take snore courses and earn better grades, according to a new study by the Council for School Performance,...
HBCUs Getting Up to Speed on the Information Highway
When Emma Bradford Perry arrived at Southern University and A&M College at Baton Rouge from Harvard four years ago to head up that school's library, the first thing she did close the card catalog. "When I got here, we were still using the...
Holding on to African American History
For decades, white institutions and a handful of historically Black college and university (HBCU) archives have served as the main repositories for document and artifacts that tell the story of the history and contributions of people of African descent....
Resurrecting Fisk's Race Relations Institute: With $4 Million in Grants, Director Raymond Winbush Says, "We're Going to Do Something Old"
Since taking over Fisk University's Race Relations Institute two years ago, Dr. Raymond Winbush has been aggressive about revitalizing the once-prominent institute and resuscitating its showpiece -- an annual summer seminar which died sixteen years...
"Techie" Sets Pace
In American higher education, rarely have computer scientists advanced to the top ranks of university leadership. At George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. Alan G. Merten, the school's newly inaugurated president, is getting the opportunity...
Technology: A Considerable Investment Expected to Pay Big Dividends
Like most American institutions of higher learning, Voorhees College is boldly embracing the future. The small liberal arts, historically Black institution in Denmark, S.C., has adopted information technology to overcome the isolation that its rural,...
Technology Necessary but Not Sufficient for Parity
It is five in the morning and night is fading into dawn. I am in my favorite place at my favorite time--hunched over my computer before morning light, stringing together sentences in the same way that a child strings beads on thread, trying to make...
Virginia System Seen as Model of Things to Come
Richmond, Va. --John White doesn't care if his university football team wins. He doesn't pal around with other students in the dorm. He doesn't do keg parties. In his younger days, the fifty-nine-year-old retiree was a tough-as-nails Army paratrooper....