Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 22, December 20

2001 a Year in Review
2001 is a year most Americans will not forget. The year the United States experienced its worst act of domestic terrorism, claiming the lives of approximately 4,000 to 5,000 people. Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, college communities across...
Building a Scholarly Community on the Road to the Ph.D. (Last Word)
When I entered a doctoral program in English Literature, I committed myself to six years of intensive study. According to my acceptance letter, teaching was also required. The path was clear: Study, teach, graduate. After 4 1/2 years, I now know...
Dear BI Career Consultants: I Have Heard of Programs to Increase the Number of Minority Faculty by Allowing Them to Teach If They Are in the Final Stages of Their Doctorate. Can You Tell Me If There Are Any Programs like This for Prospective College Administrators? (Career Consultants)
Programs to increase the number of minority college administrators -- analogous to those designed to increase the number of minority professors -- are rare. There is indeed a need to increase the numbers of people of color and women in administrative...
Delaware, Spelman Sign Historic Partnership Agreement. (Atlanta)
ATLANTA The University of Delaware and Spelman College in Atlanta signed an historic partnership agreement to create educational opportunities for students and faculty in conjunction with the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art, a premier...
Education Reform Package Faces Criticism: Lawmakers Concerned about Decrease in Education Spending. (Washington Update)
The K-12 education reform package -- the subject of intense negotiations on Capitol Hill -- is beginning to draw concern from a variety of education advocates, including African American lawmakers. As House and Senate members move toward a final...
English: By the Numbers
* Top English Degree Producers BACCALAUREATE * ENGLISH LANGUAGE/LITERATURE/LETTERS Total Minority Baccalaureate RANK INSTITUTION 1 University of California-Los Angeles 2 University of California-Berkeley 3 California State University-Long...
Events
JANUARY January, 18-19 Eighth National African American Student Leadership Conference "Connecting Progressive African American Minds for Effective Leadership: A Continuing Legacy" Rust College, Holly Springs, Miss. Phone: (662) 252-8000, Ext. 4311 Fax:...
`Free Speech' Becomes Primary Issue in Auburn `Blackface' Case: Suspended Fraternity Members File Lawsuit against University Citing Violation of Constitutional, Civil Rights. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
The issue of free speech is at the heart of a lawsuit filed last month by suspended members of the fraternity Beta Theta Pi against Auburn University. The university suspended 10 members of two White fraternities -- Beta Theta Pi and Delta Sigma Phi...
IT Networks Going Wireless at Tribal Colleges. (Tech Talk)
It's not surprising that Turtle Mountain Community College's president, Dr. Gerald E. Monette, wants to use technology to alleviate the isolation experienced by the North Dakota-based tribal college. Located a few miles from the Canadian border, the...
Legislation Offers D.C. Students Incentive to Attend HBCUs. (Washington Update)
A Senate committee has approved legislation that would provide more tuition benefits for District of Columbia residents, particularly if they choose to attend historically Black colleges. Legislation from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee...
New Data Sheds Light on Student Aid, College Affordability. (Washington)
WASHINGTON The percentage of full-time undergraduate students at private colleges and universities who receive some form of financial aid, and the average amount of their awards, reached new highs in the 1999-2000 academic year, according to the...
New NAFEO Leader Proposes Ambitious Agenda. (Washington)
WASHINGTON The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education put lawmakers and higher education leaders on notice earlier this month, when its new president announced that his priority will be seeing to it that more historically...
North Carolina Central Employees Give University Early Christmas Present. (Faculty Club)
Sixty-six professors and administrators from North Carolina Central University in Durham have given their institution an early Christmas present: They gave back their salary increases in November to help the school deal with a reversion crisis that...
Prairie View President Faces Criticism over Commitment to Research. (Prairie View, Texas)
PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS Prairie View A&M President Charles Hines is the target of a letter signed by 18 faculty members criticizing him for repeatedly interfering with research and academics at the historically Black university about 50 miles northwest...
Remembering 2001: A Year of Tragedy and Triumph. (Editor's Note)
What a year. Many people are already looking back on 2001 with a groan, saying it has been a "bad year." The ongoing war in Afghanistan and the now-sporadic reports about anthrax-contaminated mail are daily reminders of Sept. 11. Most people remember...
Report: Female Presidents Juggle More, Earn Less. (Washington)
WASHINGTON Women still have fewer opportunities to gain top leadership roles at the nation's colleges and universities, their salaries lag behind those of men and they face greater personal and professional demands, according to a report that summarizes...
(Re)tracing Oral History in Ink: After Years of Teaching, Researching and Writing about Literature of the African Diaspora, Several English Professors Have Turned Their Focus toward a More Personal Nature. (Cover Story)
Growing up in Charles City County, Va., Dr. Daryl Cumber Dance and her family did not know the story of their great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Brown, whose three sons were taken away from her at different times and made indentured...
Roxbury President Resigns after Audit Shows Millions Mismanaged. (Boston)
BOSTON The embattled president of Roxbury Community College, who had been accused by state auditors of mismanaging $3.5 million in financial aid, has resigned. But her downfall has apparently brought to light an even bigger financial mess than auditors...
The New McCarthyism. (Speaking of Education)
What's wrong with this picture? The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a frequent campus speaker, tells students at Harvard Law School that the United States should "build bridges and relationships, not simply bombs and walls." Many, including the most hawkish foreign...
University of Texas Is Finished Fighting Affirmative Action, Officials Say. (Austin, Texas)
AUSTIN, TEXAS After years of appeals, the University of Texas said last month that it was finished fighting its landmark court battle over affirmative action. The decision effectively ends the case named for Cheryl Hopwood and three other Whites...
When There's a Need for Speed. (Personal Computing)
Speed has played a key role with computers since the inception of the digital age in the 1940s. The very raison d'etre of electronic machines is their ability to carry out computational procedures faster than humans. Speed is not always what it's...