Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1, March 5

ACE Lauded at Conference for Stand on Diversity
San Francisco -- Both Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley and Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala praised the American Council on Education (ACE) for its recent statement on the need for diversity in higher education. "I am...
A Scant Presence
For many faculty, particularly those who favor research over teaching, securing a faculty position at a major research institution is a dream come true. These universities, of which there are 120 nationwide, offer some of the most ideal conditions...
Charting a Black Research Agenda
President H. Patrick Swygert, 54, assumed the helm of the nation's only historically Black Research I institution in 1995. Since his arrival at Howard University, he has been crafting a strategy to carry the institution into the twenty-first century...
Looking out for Their Future
Washington -- National and local civil rights groups are hoping to accomplish in Michigan what Texas officials failed to do during Hopwood v. Texas -- that is, prevent the restriction of educational opportunities for Black and Latino students. ...
No Melody, but the Memory Lingers On
When National Guard troops fired on students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University in Ohio in 1970, newspapers decried the lethal use of force the left four students dead. Television stations replayed the scene over and over again, and...
Recruiting Professorial Diversity
In a state where lawmakers currently are debating a bill that would scale back state-sanctioned affirmative action policies, a University of South Carolina (USC) faculty member is trying to lure under-represented minorities into the collegiate teaching...
Reforming American Education
Washington -- Just what is education reform? National education standards? Equity of access? Teacher certification? Curriculum revision? Better governance? Moreover, do we really need to reconstruct our educational system? These were concerns...
Retaining Master Jugglers
Last week I got an e-mail from a young sister who is in her first year of university teaching. Curiously, the e-mail was time-stamped 2 a.m. Poignantly, it was a shout for help and advice. "How do I handle all of the demands on my time?" sister...
Satcher to Play Key Role in Minority Health Issues
David Satcher's confirmation as U.S. Surgeon General will give the former Meharry Medical College president a leading role in a new Clinton administration effort to improve health care for people of color. Satcher, Meharry's president from 1982 to...
Summer Camp for Profs!
When Morris Brown College wanted faculty members to participate in a highly regarded faculty development program during the summer of 1997, school administrators turned to Dr. Kathie Stromile Golden, a newly hired political science professor in the...
The Ill-Prepared and the Ill-Informed
NEW YORK -- City Council members presented three community college students here with a special proclamation this month, congratulating them on winning a national chess championship. It was the first time in weeks anyone had uttered a kind word...
The Numbers May Look Good, But
Data collected by the federal government on the diversity and distribution of the nation's academic labor force show that the University of New Mexico (UNM) ranks near the top at recruiting and retaining Latino/Hispanic faculty. In fact, when only...
The Pitfalls and the Pendulum
People often ask me to predict how current events are shaping the future of affirmative action. The wonder aloud about the legality of initiatives to recruit, action, and promote Black faculty and administrators. My response may vary somewhat, depending...
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