Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, March 16

Back 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...
Campaign 2000: Too Little Focus on Higher Ed
WASHINGTON -- The presidential ace is heating up, but so far most candidates are not spending much time on higher education issues. Democrats Al Gore and Bill Bradley and Republicans George W. Bush and John McCain have been locked in heated primary...
Career Consultants
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: How can people of color establish and maintain networks within perdominantly White institutions without being viewed as separatist? DR. DIANN W. MCCANTS, Associate Director African and African-American Studies Stanford...
Clemson History Offers Perspective for Flag Debate
Clemson University is a state agency as well as a university. As a state agency, we are governed by the laws and policies of the state of South Carolina and therefore have a stake in the development of such laws and policies -- a stake that encompasses...
Expecting Standards
Dupont Circle associations wrestle with meeting high diversity expectations. WASHINGTON -- The American Council of Education recently lost two of the most visible minorities in higher education. Dr. Deborah Wilds, the association's deputy director...
For Bush, `Bob Jones' May Spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- In politics, labels can be a blessing or a curse. They can create a mental image that 1,000 words cannot. For Dan Quayle, "potatoe" spelled trouble. And for George W. Bush, "Bob Jones University" is quickly becoming a phrase...
HBCUs Poised to Offer ONLINE DEGREES
HAMPTON, Va. -- Within the historically Black college and university community, the push to offer online distance learning courses is entering a new phase -- the establishment of online degree programs. This summer, Hampton University will begin...
Hit and Myth: Conference Examines Successes, Fallacies of Affirmative Action
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Ever since Hopwood vs. Texas, the court decision that nullified minority admissions practices at the University of Texas Law School, the pundits have gleefully predicted the demise of campus affirmative action programs. But...
Louisiana Chancellor Steps Down
Dr. Gerald Peoples says battles with faculty, other conflicts wore him out BATON ROUGE, La. -- After a turbulent two and a half years as chancellor of Southern University's New Orleans campus, Dr. Gerald Peoples announced his resignation last month....
Nullifying Inequities in the CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
WASHINGTON -- If were a brilliant, well-trained African-American male who hoped to be tenured at an elite White law school, the last thing to do would be to advance a legal theory that supports letting Black criminal defendants go free -- even when...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. PATRICIA PIERCE RAMSEY has been named vice president for academic affairs at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. Previously, she was associate vice president for development and associate professor at Norfolk State University. Ramsey holds...
Senate Passes Bill on Educational Savings Accounts
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans succeeded in passing a bill supporting an educational IRA plan that President Clinton has vetoed twice in the past two years. The bill, costing $7.7 billion over 10 years, would make savings in prepaid tuition plans...
Senators Question College Costs
WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much, but members of both parties struck a unified theme at a recent U.S. Senate hearing: College costs are rising too high, and no one knows what to do about it. "The most puzzling thing about...
Study: Racial Prejudice Is Reason for Affirmative Action Resistance
DETROIT -- The primary factor in Michigan residents' opposition to affirmative action is racial prejudice, according to a recent University of Michigan study. The traditional form of prejudice, where Whites think Blacks are inferior, has shifted...
Survey Shows Support for Diversity in Colleges, Business
WASHINGTON -- A recently released survey by the Business Higher Education Forum shows that a majority of Americans think that diversity -- and many methods taken by institutions to ensure it -- is important in business and higher education. The...
Terrible Tragedy, Teachable Moment
While it is trite to describe the massacre of Amadou Diallo as a "teachle moment," the educator in me seeks to gain something from the tragic killing of an innocent Black man in the Bronx, New York, on February 4, 1999. The "wilding" of the Special...
What's New
Programs Accreditations, & Initiatives Harvard University has just become one of five institutions of higher education that offer a Ph.D. program in African-American studies, following a vote by faculty members late last month. The doctoral...