Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 6, May 11

Alabama's Bryant Defends Himself against Black Caucus' Criticism
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-- Paul Bryant Jr. says racial comments attributed to him 11 years ago in a magazine article were fabricated and shouldn't be used to block him from becoming a trustee of the University of Alabama, where his father was a football legend....
BI What's New Programs Accreditations, & Initiatives
The University of Alabama at Birmingham will establish a network of volunteers to try to find out why Blacks are more likely than Whites to die of cancer. The study, to be funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, is part of a $60 million...
Black Lawmakers Blast Block Grant Plan
WASHINGTON -- A Republican plan to convert safe-schools funding into a wide-ranging block grant is under attack from African American lawmakers who say it will hurt race relations -- and increase violence -- at schools. "This repeal demonstrates...
Building a Better Brain for Your PC
The recent release of Windows 2000, the successor to Microsoft's business-oriented Windows NT, is forcing many people to look again at their operating-system strategy. Whether you use a personal computer at work or home, its operating system affects...
Career Consultants
DR. BEN VlNSON, III Assistant Professor of Latin American History Barnard College, Columbia University NewYork, NY A few years ago, if someone had told me that I would have a career teaching history in a university classroom, I might have responded...
Catching the Campus Intranet Portal Wave
Internet users know Yahoo, Excite, Microsoft Network, and America Online as popular Internet portals. As such, these super Web site destinations and online services provide users a comprehensive collection of services, including search engines and...
Colleges Byte Back When Music Software Jams Networks
PITTSBURGH -- Forget beer guzzling and ballroom dancing. The new rage on college campuses is swapping free music over the Internet, and school administrators say it's getting out of hand. Students are so taken by a powerful new computer program...
Decisions of the HEAD & HEART
More Black leadership talent making deliberate choice to serve HBCUs JACKSON, Miss. -- From the outside, choosing Ronald Mason Jr., a former Tulane University senior vice president and general counsel, to be president of Jackson State University...
Education Secretary Promotes Study Abroad
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education is urging lawmakers and colleges to promote international education -- sending American college students overseas and bringing foreign students to study here. Increasing those foreign-exchange numbers...
Grants &Awards
[solid sqaure] Central State University has received a $25,000 grant from the Ashland, Inc. Foundation to promote faculty and student excellence programs. [solid square] The City University of New York has received a $145,000 donation from the Carver...
Incarceration, Higher Education and Hypocrisy
In higher education studies, much of what is offered as research is later confirmed to be a mere pretext for racial bias and prejudice. But every now and then you run across research that you instinctively know is first-rate and a confirmation of you...
Latest Civil Rights Report Looks into Playing the Percentages
Across the nation, several states have replaced affirmative action with percentage programs in college admissions. California, Texas and Florida are at the forefront of this trend. Pennsylvania is looking into the possibility. But while these programs...
Level Playing Fields?
Study suggests colleges and universities look to their own athletic departments to find models for diversity. LAWRENCE, Kan. -- In the current post affirmative-action climate, college administrators seeking ways of achieving diversity may find the...
Motive Unknown in E-Mail Case; Minorities Feel Anger, Shame
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Tarsha Michelle Claiborne appeared as unnerved as anybody when minority students at the University of Iowa's dental college began receiving threatening e-mails. Claiborne, one of 13 Blacks enrolled at the College of Dentistry,...
Notes from Underground: Despite a Ban, Pledging Remains
Officials with Omega Psi Phi fraternity recently agreed to pay $1 million to a former University of Louisville student who pledged the house, then suffered renal failure after being beaten with a wooden paddle during a hazing incident three years ago....
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ASSOCIATION DR. ANTOINE GARIBALDI, provost and chief academic officer at Howard University, has been selected as a senior fellow at the Educational Testing Service. When he assumes the position June 1, he will be involved in a variety of major projects...
Selecting Conference Sites
No longer a simple matter LOS ANGELES -- When the Student National Medical Association held its 2000 convention late last month, its leaders were keenly aware that they were meeting in a state that has an infamous anti-affirmative action law on...
Sorry, Wrong Numbers
Critical scholars reject recent affirmative action studies as having biased questions and implementing poor practices. NEW YORK -- Civil rights leaders, cholars and others are dismissing he validity of new surveys sponsored by anti-affirmative action...
Survey Says: Diversity Bias Is Bad Science
"Is it right for a college or university to give preferential treatment to some minorities in the admissions process even if it means taking away opportunities from other qualified applicants?" This question was part of a survey on academic life administered...
The Fine Art of HISTORY
Collection on African American artist and heritage GREENBORO, N.C -- African American artist Romare Bearden celebrates Black life -- a Southern rural morning, a Jazz Rhapsody -- with his bold use of color and inimitable focal points. Sculptor Elizabeth...