Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 5, April 30

Building a Culture of Success
New York -- A new report on New York State's Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) and its college counterpart (C-STEP) shows that these enrichment programs were responsible, in the words of the outside evaluator, for "dramatically raising the...
Chicago Board Fires Outspoken Temple
Chicago -- Dr. Ronald J. Temple, buoyed by the support of a group of African American ministers, recently waded into the murky, shark-infested waters of Chicago politics. But the chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago system discovered his feisty...
Clinton's Race Initiative on Tour: Sports Was Focus of the Latest National Town Hall Meeting
Sports provided the focus of President Bill Clinton's second town hall meeting on race relations in America. Clinton and leading collegiate and professional sports figures participated in a lively meeting and discussion, which was held at the University...
Public Housing Smarts: Two Universities Discover a Trove of Opportunity in New Orleans's Public Housing System
New Orleans -- At night, from the third floor landing of her three-bedroom apartment, Keywanda Wiggins has a view of the glittering New Orleans skyline. Visible from her window are the bulbous Superdome, most of the city's modern high-rises, and a...
Reflecting on Robeson's Artistic and Sociopolitical Legacy
If Paul Robeson were living, he would have been 100 years old on April 9. The fact that his centennial birthday is being celebrated around the world, offers us a tremendous opportunity to reflect on the man's life, legacy, and significance. Many...
Sharing Expertise
What strengths does Xavier University bring to this partnership with Tulane University? Our faculty and students have had a strong volunteer commitment, and his has been true for the last ten years. What they brought to this partnership is that sensitivity,...
The Public Responsibility of Pan-African Studies
As a discipline, Pan-African studies has developed a body of expertise that should, in the future, help focus public policy regarding Africa and the African diaspora, according to scholars who participated in the Pan-African Studies Conference earlier...
'Treatment' Does Not Confer 'Status.' (Affirmative action)(Column)
Many opponents of affirmative action argue loudly and unflinchingly that race should no longer matter in the academy and that preferential treatment for scholars of color is divisive and unconstitutional. Somebody in the academy needs to shout,...
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo under New Scrutiny
As people in Mexico and the United States commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Mexican American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo has come under new scrutiny from scholars in both countries. They have been examining the implications...
Visual Mathematics
Teaching math through art seems incongruous if you believe in the "right brain/left brain" theory. But disproving this apparent incongruency is the mission that John Sims, professor and coordinator of mathematics at the Ringling School of Art and...
Wright State President Succumbs to Cancer
Dayton, Ohio -- Dr. Harley E. Flack, the first African American president of a major metropolitan university in Ohio, died March 29 following five-month battle with cancer. He was fifty-five. Flack had served as president of Wright State University...
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