Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, February 28

A Black History Month Salute To: The Quiet Activist Ralph Bunche; Documentary Highlights Bunche's Contributions to World Peace, International Relations
The name Ralph Bunche is not heard much today. And those who are familiar with Bunche are often a little sketchy about what exactly he did. But after World War II, Dr. Ralph Bunche, American scholar and statesman, was a household name. He became Undersecretary...
A Calculating Program; Hampton University Professor's Grade Calculator Keeps Students, Faculty on Top of Academic Performance. (Faculty Club)
Quo Vadis. The phrase literally means "where are you going?" It's also the name of Hampton University professor Dr. George Burbanck's innovative grade calculation program, which is saving academic careers at Hampton and winning converts at schools...
Americans Place High Value on College Education, Survey Finds. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON Americans believe the nation's colleges and universities provide a high-quality education and serve as an economic engine for their home states, according to findings of a national survey released today by the American Council on Education...
A Snapshot of Black History Month Celebrations; Take a Look at How a Few Colleges and Universities across the Country Celebrated Black History Month
1. BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGE, DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. Black History Trivia Tournament; Gospel Concert; African American Composers Concert 2. BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. Panel discussion: "Rasta, Reggae and Christianity: Lessons...
Black Innovation: Learning from the Past. (Special Report: African Americans in technology)(Cover Story)
If it weren't for Black History Month, it's unlikely that a significant number of Americans would ever come across the names of individuals such as Granville T. Woods, Garrett Morgan, Jan Ernst Matzeliger and Elijah McCoy. These individuals, who lived...
Bush Budget Proposes Cutting Digital Access Programs. (Tech Briefs)
WASHINGTON The federal budget proposal for 2003 unveiled in early February by the Bush administration would eliminate funding for the Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) and for the community technology centers program, two initiatives that have...
Cyber-Stars: Black Issues Profiles High Achievers in Information Technology. (Special Report: African American in technology)(Cover Story)
Black History Month celebrations long have touted the contributions of African Americans in technology. In this issue, Black Issues profiles 10 individuals who are in the process of making history of their own in the arena of information technology....
Dartmouth Opens Inter-Religious Dining Facility. (Noteworthy News)
HANOVER, N.H. While violence in the Middle East continues to make headlines, a quiet symbol of Muslim and Jewish cooperation celebrated its grand opening at Dartmouth College last month. The Pavilion, a campus dining hall jointly conceived and...
Dear BI Career Consultants: What Are Some Strategies for Overcoming the Gender Gap in Information Technology? (Career Consultants)
If we are to close the gender gap in information technology we must begin to address two critical questions: Are information technologies "gendered by design?" And can the same approach to preparing students for information technology careers work...
eArmyU Improves Educational Access for Soldiers; but HBCUs May Be Missing out Due to Distance Learning Incapacity. (Special Report: African American in technology)(Cover Story)
The Army's venture into distance learning -- dubbed eArmyU -- is proving to be a big success with more than 12,000 soldiers enrolled since it began a year ago. Enlisted soldiers, particularly soldiers of color, have been lining up for the program that...
Filling the Pipeline with Technology Workers. (Last Word)
In this unprecedented time in our nation's history, education leaders have a special duty to rethink priorities and plans for the future. The strength and stability of our economy -- and of the global economy -- are newly of grave concern. Additionally,...
Gates Ponders Move to Princeton; Chicago Scholar Joins Harvard's Ranks. (Noteworthy News)
NEWARK, N.J. The head of Harvard's Afro-American studies program, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., says he will decide this summer whether he will follow his colleague Dr. Anthony Appiah to Princeton University. Last month, Princeton appointed Appiah...
Georgia College Offers Scholarship to Amend Discrimination. (Noteworthy News)
CARROLLTON, GA. In 1955 and 1956, every senior at an all-Black high school in Carrollton applied to West Georgia College. All were rejected because of the color of their skin. Forty-five years later, the college has apologized, and an anonymous...
In Memoriam: Claude Brown (1937-2002). (Noteworthy News)
Sonny is gone. That is, the conscious non-ideological voice that humanized the underside of modern day Harlem will no longer walk the streets that defined his early life like black defines night. The four million readers of Manchild in the Promised...
Job Training Overhaul May Affect Colleges. (Washington Update)
The Bush administration is proposing a major overhaul of federal job training programs, a budget reduction effort that may affect colleges and universities and low-income students participating in education programs below the baccalaureate level. ...
Looking Good with the Help of Your PC. (Personal Computing)
Image isn't everything, but image counts. The substance of who you are and what you do matters most, but projecting the right image helps you get your foot in the door, establish credibility and boost confidence. PCs can help you bolster your image...
N.C. A&T Remembers `Greensboro Four' with New Statue. (Noteworthy News)
GREENSBORO, N.C. Four Black college freshmen who inspired sit-in movements across the South when they ordered food from a segregated lunch counter have been immortalized with a statue. Leaders from North Carolina A&T State University unveiled...
On History and Technology. (Editor's Note)
At first, it seemed a bit daunting that the annual technology report would be combined with the second of our two Black History Month issues. After thinking about it for awhile, it became clear to me that we needed to look back to the contributions...
Remembering Langston Hughes: The `People's Poet'; Kansas Symposium Draws Stellar Mix of Scholars, Activists and Artists to Honor Hughes' Centennial. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
LAWRENCE, KAN. More than 500 scholars, artists, educators, entertainers and activists from across the nation and around the globe gathered at the University of Kansas in Lawrence earlier this month to remember the art, life and legacy of Langston...
SACS Takes Houston Community College System off Probation. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has taken the Houston Community College System off probation after determining that administration and governance have stabilized. With SACS removing the 50,449-student HCCS from being "on notice,"...
Study Finds Clear Evidence of Grade Inflation. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON A report published by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences demonstrates clear evidence of grade and evaluation inflation at U.S. universities. The report "Evaluation and the Academy: Are We Doing the Right Thing?" was authored...
Tested Practices Buoy University of Phoenix Online. (Tech Talk)
Black Issues presents in Techtalk the first of occasional question-and-answer sessions with prominent information technology leaders in higher education. In this issue, Brian Mueller, vice president and chief operating officer of the profitable University...
The American University: Private Benefit or Public Good? (Faculty Club)
PHOENIX Harvard University's Dr. Cornel West, the scheduled keynoter, wasn't able to make it, but the nearly 1,000 faculty and administrators who gathered for the American Association of Higher Education's 10th annual Forum on Faculty Roles and...
The Myth of Safe Sex. (Letters)
DEAR EDITOR: I just read your Editor's Note, "Let's Talk About Sex" (see Black Issues, Jan. 31) and wanted to let you know my thoughts on some of your assertions. Our nation's puritan roots are not tied to any national dysfunction regarding sex....
UC Faculty Committee Proposes Dropping SAT I. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
BERKELEY, CALIF. The push is on to drop the SAT I as a University of California admissions requirement and a key faculty committee has proposed developing new entry exams tailored to state curriculum. The recommendation is tentative and it will...
`Wartime' Budget Has Few Higher Education Increases; Historically Black Colleges Are among the Projected Winners. (Washington Update)
The Bush administration's self-described "wartime budget" for 2003 would hold the line on higher education spending, with most programs receiving level funding or small cutbacks next year. The maximum Pell Grant would remain at $4,000, while college...
Would Dr. King Approve? (BI Forum)
Ethnic clubs in high schools and colleges -- clubs such as the Filipino Club, the Black Students' Union, the Latino Club, the Korean Club and so forth -- have worried me for the 31 years I've been teaching. Yes, there are those who maintain that...
Wrangling Continues over Student Visa Reforms. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
WASHINGTON Since Sept. 11, higher education officials and lawmakers have stepped up efforts to restructure the system that tracks foreign students -- a system both groups have acknowledged is disorganized and outdated. But higher education officials...

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