Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 23, January 9

A Thoroughly Satisfying Look at Community Colleges. - Again
The American Community College by Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer Jossey-Bass, Inc., San Francisco, 1996 512 pages Hardback: $38.95 Now in its third edition, Cohen and Brawer's The American Community College has achieved and exceeded the...
Citadel of Trauma: The Untold Story of the Citadel's First Black Graduate
"Those four years made him a completely different person -- no doubt about it. Charles was intense after he graduated. You could really tell when he talked, especially when he was making a point. His demeanor had changed. I'm sure something happened...
Embracing a New Vision in the Information Age
I am a trend-watcher. As CEO of a higher education institution, I must ensure that my college remains a viable, thriving force. Here are some trends that I have culled from recent reading: * Reskilling will explode. According to the American Society...
Flourishing in Scientific Careers
While completing his master's degree in zoology at the University of Maryland College Park in 1984, Dr. David Jett's advisor and several faculty members told him that he was not Ph.D. material. Discouraged by their disapproval, Jett needed months,...
Free Education for Students of African Descent
For decades, there have been discussions on how to properly compensate people of African descent for the hundreds of years of free labor provided during slavery in America. Models have already been established. Indigenous Americans (incorrectly called...
Hazel O'Leary Generated Energy for HBCUs
Despite the harsh Republican congressional attacks that marked a sometimes stormy tenure, departing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Hazel O'Leary will be remembered for her efforts to transform the agency. Largely hailed for her leadership...
Hazing Illegal but Persistent
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The kind of hazing that allegedly happened to two female cadets at The Citadel in recent months is nothing new. Jeanie Mentavlos of Charlotte, N.C., and Kim Messer of Clover, S.C., alleged that they were physically and verbally...
HBCU Leaders Urge Expansion of Title III and TRIO Programs
Expansion of Title III aid to minority institutions and TRIO programs for disadvantaged youth emerged as top priorities at a December 17 public hearing on Higher Education Act (MEA) reauthorization in Washington, D.C. Leaders of historically Black...
Open Attacks on Programs Benefitting People of Color
California Passes Proposition 209 Proposition 209 -- known as Prop 209 or, as it was officially called, the California Civil Rights Initiative -- reverberated throughout the nation in 1996 when California voters approved it by more than 54 percent....
The New Crusaders: Environmental Education Producing Cadre of Freedom (from Toxic Waste) Fighters
While studying chemistry at Xavier University in New Orleans, Robert Swayzer III excelled in the classroom during his freshman and sophomore years. Although the twenty-three-year-old Winnsboro, Louisiana, native decided against pursuing medical school...
Xavier Graduate May Create New Possibilities for HBCUs
Alexis M. Herman nominated by President Clinton to become the first African American (woman to head the Department of Labor, will be one of three Black members of Clinton's second-term cabinet. Herman previously served as director the White House...
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