Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 24, January 21

AAU Membership at What Cost?
When a university's quest for inclusion in organizations like the American Association of Universities comes at the expense of the recruitment and retention of minority faculty, some question the institution's diversity commitment. These are heady...
Affirmative Action in a Revisionist Society
America has always sent the double-binding messages to its Black citizens: Get a good education and work hard, and then you will become the master of your own destiny. Yet at the same time, the doors to a quality education have been largely closed...
An Incentive to Succeed?
A recent article in The Washington Post took a look at the salary structure within the head coaching ranks of the nation's colleges and universities. It was an illuminating article, but what jumped out at us here at Black Issues was a chart that listed...
BIQ 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...
Blackface Renaissance
Scholars discuss the resurging interest in icons of racial stereotypes at the 114th meeting of the Modern Language Association SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Several sessions devoted to the language, literature, writing, and teaching trends by and about...
California Governor Offers 4 Percent Plan for UC System
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In his inaugural address earlier this month, Gov. Gray Davis pledged to give the top 4 percent of students at each California high school automatic admission to the University of California (UC) system -- a proposal, according...
Career CONSULTANTS
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: My boss was fired recently for fiscal mismanagement and I am concerned now, because I was his chief assistant. What can I do to prevent my being viewed as guilty by association? DR. JEAN D. FITTS Associate Vice President...
Coalition or Competition
Videoconference examines the relationship between the Black and Latino communities WASHINGTON -- As the national political atmosphere shuns programs like affirmative action and bilingual instruction, African Americans and Hispanic Americans are...
Court Says UDC Erred in Firing 125 Faculty Members
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court ruled late last month that officials of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the D.C. Financial Control Board violated a collective bargaining agreement when they fired 125 faculty members two years...
Impeachment as a Teachable Moment
My New Year's resolution was to stop obsessing on politics, to write about things other than the imbroglio that William Jefferson Clinton is caught in, and to broaden my horizons. But the level of civic apathy and disgust about the impeachment process,...
Instructor Pioneers Video-Content Search Engine
Anthony Fairfax is no stranger to innovation. Back in the early 1990s, Fairfax and Norfolk State University political scientist Dr. Rudolph Wilson helped dozens of localities and community groups develop political redistricting plans using sophisticated...
Judge Dismissed Libel Suit Brought by Wellesley's Professor of Africana Studies
BOSTON -- A judge threw out a libel suit late filed against a student journalist by a Wellesley College African studies professor who stirred controversy by claiming Jewish influence on the media led to negative publicity for him. In a ruling made...
Lest We Forget from Whence We Have Come
For African Americans, remembering our collective and personal histories is crucial. Folk tales and true tales of our struggles and perseverance provide courage, perspective, and insight for generations of children to continue carrying the proverbial...
Most Colleges Lack Technology Planning
MIAMI -- Nearly two decades after microcomputers debuted on college campuses, most schools still lack comprehensive, cohesive plans to reap technology's many benefits. That conclusion, from a new survey released here in late October, could serve...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC THEOPHILUS DANZY will be the head football coach for the football program that is being reinstated at Stillman College (Ala.) in 1999, after nearly 50 years. Danzy has head-coaching experience at several colleges, most recently at Alcorn...
Rising Up against Tracking
Activists join forces to end this post-civil rights era style of school segregation ATLANTA -- Old habits are hard to break. But an Alabama-based group is determined to rid its community, and eventually the nation, of elementary and secondary school...
Washington Update
Clyburn Joins Appropriations Committee The new leader of the Congressional Black Caucus has achieved one goal so far for the 106th Congress, but at least one other important objective still remains. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the new CBC chief,...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives Old Dominion University has opened the first Filipino American Student Cultural Center on the East Coast. The center will provide a place where Filipino American students can come together to learn...
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