Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 20, November 26

Black and Brown People: Coalition or Competition?
In California, Assemblyman Cruz Bustamante is now Lt. Governor-elect. He also is the highest ranking Latino in state government and the first Latino in more than a hundred years to attain the rank of lieutenant governor. In Texas, the junior George...
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...
Career Consultants
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: I've been a tenured faculty member for five years and my goal is to eventually become a dean. What should I be doing to prepare for that step? DR. LESLIE AGARD-JONES, Dean, College of Education, William Paterson...
Fighting to Survive
East St. Louis struggles to keep its college and its hopes alive EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- This slowly decaying, city, once called "America's Soweto," is so impoverished that it lost its city hall six years ago in a court judgement to a creditor....
Financial Planning 101
Videoconference offers sound advice for scholars about planning for retirement and old age NEW YORK -- Let's say a married couple has worked for the same state university for the past thirty years -- the wife in admissions and the husband in buildings...
Grants & Awards
Clark Atlanta University has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation to support the establishment of a Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Institute. The City University of New York Graduate School's Center...
Jefferson Unveiled
Now that DNA evidence conclusively proves the third U.S. president fathered the child of a slave, scholars weigh in on what it means for the discipline of American History It came as little surprise to law professor Annette Gordon-Reed that DNA...
Kirwan's Way
Ohio State University's new president has taken a strong stand on diversity. Some say his is an example of the type of commitment White male senior executives need to make if higher education's dreams of diversity are to be realized. Frank Hale...
Large Black Voter Turnout Helped Usher in New House Leadership
Strong voter turnout among African Americans helped Democrats pick up five U.S. House of Representatives seats and avoid any net losses in the Senate in the November 3 election. Although they usually account for about 5 percent of voters in mid-term...
Much Ado about Nothing?
Temple Coach Baffled by Concerns About Athletes' Lower Graduation Rates OVERLAND PARK, KS -- For the first time in fourteen years, there has been an overall drop in the graduation rates for college athletes. So now there seems to be some concern...
New Conspiracy Theory concerning Disenfranchisement
Dear Editor: As an avid reader of the magazine, I read the article in the October 29, 1998 issue -- titled, "The Tuskegee Experiment's Long Shadow" -- and find that I am also a victim of the conspiracy theories concerning African Americans: I had...
On Higher Education: The Academic Enterprise in an Era of Rising Student Consumerism
ON HIGHER EDUCATION: THE ACADEMIC ENTERPRISE IN AN ERA OF RISING STUDENT CONSUMERISM BY DAVID RIESMAN TRANSACTION PUBLISHERS 1998 NEW BRUNSWICK, U.S.A 421 PAGES SOFT COVER The topic of policy is comprehensive and complex. Policy in higher education...
Planning for Technology
New guide offers a model for information technology planning that is tailored to the needs of HBCUs WASHINGTON -- Historically Black institutions seeking guidance on how to develop an up-to-date information technology plan for their campuses may...
Professional Appointments
CROSS TO LEAD MORRIS BROWN DR. DOLORES E. CROSS has been selected to become the next president of Morris Brown College in Atlanta. Cross comes from the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center, where she is a GE Fund Distinguished...
Race and Success
New poll shows Americans view race as of little importance in determining one's success in life. But some scholars argue that the survey is a `crude' way to measure such a complex issue. Almost all Americans consider education and hard work to be...
Taking the Initiative
In the wake of Washington State's passage of Initiative 200, pro-affirmative action scholars call for a new combat strategy Washington state's governor and former governor, the state's Democratic Party, and many other local politicians from both...
The Epitome of Inequality
Alabama's all-but-level higher education playing field is a case study in what's wrong with higher education's commitment to equity and diversity Two months ago when the Southern Education Foundation released the findings of its latest report, Miles...
The Quest for a Better Search Process
Forget the "dysfunctional family." Few things today can be more dysfunctional than the academic search committee. These bodies contribute, not only to mediocrity and the decline in the university, but to the exclusion and discrimination of various...
Understanding How We Live
New database to provide a clearer portrait of life in the United States CHICAGO -- If you have ever wished for a centralized repository of data and information about the living standards of people in the United States, your wish is about to come...
What's New
Programs Accreditations & Initiatives Last month, the University of Maryland-College Park announced the establishment of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora. The center will offer the opportunity to study Africa...

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