Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 12, August 2

A World-Class Education
Rewards abound for those who dare to teach or study abroad. When information about Brethren Colleges Abroad's international seminars for faculty and administrators came across Dr. Amee Carmines' desk, she glanced at it quickly and put it aside....
Bush's Education Reform Plan on Hold
Procedural delays and uneasiness about plan delay bills' consideration President Bush's education reform plan -- once on Congress' fast track -- is losing steam on Capitol Hill this summer. Some political analysts had expected speedy approval...
Dear BI Career Consultant: How Can Faculty And/or Administrators Best Prepare Themselves for an Enriching Experience Studying or Teaching Abroad?
Studying and teaching abroad might just be one of the most interesting experiences that an educator could possibly have during his or her career. The time will be challenging, educational and inspirational. Anyone planning to spend time abroad should...
Discovering Heritage and More by Studying Abroad
The argument frequently made to encourage students to study abroad is that it is a chance to learn about a different culture. Study abroad is a time for discovering something new about people with different values, a different language and a different...
Fired USF Basketball Coach Should Be Reinstated, Judge Says
TAMPA, FLA. A judge recently recommended that the fired coach of the University of South Florida's women's basketball team be reinstated, saying the university did not prove she mistreated the team's Black players. Jerry Ann Winters should receive...
Gallup's Washington Debut
Organization unveils latest social audit on Black/White relations in the United States WASHINGTON In a move to highlight its influential work, the Gallup Organization publicly inaugurated the, Gallup Tuesday Briefing at its unique Washington,...
Globalization, Culture and Sharing
If you asked me a year ago about my travel plans, I'd have offered destinations like Ghana, Brazil and South Africa. Somehow, though, I found myself traveling to Oslo, Norway, earlier this summer for a meeting of the International Association for Feminist...
Go Abroad, and Save the Excuses
I had no idea the day I left Los Angeles in 1979, to begin a six-month study abroad program in Bogota, Colombia, that the experience would be one of the most profound of my undergraduate career and subsequent life. Not only was it deeply rewarding...
HBCU Presidents Stress Need for Greater Financial Help
Congressional hearing draws 300 people to Wilberforce University in Ohio WlLBERFORCE, OHIO Historically Black colleges and universities need greater federal financial help to make college affordable for students and to install the technology...
International IT Assistance Takes Form in Content Transfer
Debate Continues Over Whether Poor Countries Should Worry Less About IT, More About Basic Needs Whether international organizations and Western institutions can help poor nations use advanced information technology tools, such as the Internet, for...
Journeying through ANCIENT GREECE
Black Issues asked the HBCU faculty members attending Brethren Colleges Abroad's June seminar in Greece to take us along on their journey and share their experiences with our readers firsthand. Below, in their own words, they recall the most memorable...
Resegregation on the Rise, Says Report
WASHINGTON Despite the push for public school desegregation sparked by the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. the Board of Education, the decade of the 1990s saw school districts around the nation move towards the segregation of Black,...
Taking Your Education Global
Looking back over my undergraduate education, my one big regret is that I did not study abroad my junior year. I was one of those people Cheryl D. Fields writes about in "BI Forum" (see page 28) who have all kinds of excuses about why they can't go...
The Latest in Broadband Internet Access
As the Web becomes ever more laden with graphics, sound, animation and video, the need for speed grows ever greater. If you use the Web only occasionally, you probably don't need a high-speed modem. But if you regularly use it for research or entertainment,...
There's a Football Revival Goin' On
Within the last two years, five historically Black colleges have dusted the cobwebs off their football programs. Strange as it might sound, football's recent revival at the smaller Black colleges is all about the bottom line. True, it is an expensive...
University of Kentucky Researchers Recruit Blacks for Alzheimer's Study
LEXINGTON, KY. University of Kentucky researchers performing a study on Alzheimer's disease are recruiting members of Lexington's Black community to join the program. The school's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has recruited more than 400 volunteers...