Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 17, October 10

Calling All Potential Misters: South Carolina's Teacher-Training Program "Call Me Mister" Seeks to Put Black Males at the Front of the Class
Just a few decades ago, being a teacher was the career of choice for many first- and second-generation African American college graduates. It was a step up from previous generations' industrial and domestic laboring. It ensured a stable, middle-class...
Cal State Music Professor Sues Rap Group for Copyright Infringement; Case Opens Up New Debate on Intellectual Property Rights. (Faculty Club)
James Newton, a triple threat composer-performer-educator who has been showered with awards and commissions for his innovative work in the worlds of jazz, opera, ballet, classical and chamber music, is garnering international media attention due to...
`Choosing Spelman': College's Ninth President Sees Intersection between the School's Values and Her Life's Work. (Noteworthy News)
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum took over the reigns of Spelman College as its ninth president in August. "It just felt like this was what I was supposed to do," Tatum says about heading Atlanta's historically Black college for women. Author of Why Are All...
Cultural Center to Showcase Tribal College's History. (Noteworthy News)
LAWRENCE, KAN. Reminders of Haskell Indian Nations University's origins as a boarding school to educate and assimilate tribal children greeted visitors at the formal opening of its new Museum and Cultural Center. The $1.1 million center is one...
Education without Representation. (Last Word)
The national debate about the overproduction of doctorates dangerously ignores the underproduction of African American doctorates within the academy and the crucial role these scholars play in promoting further success of African American students....
Enrollment of Minority Freshman Engineering Students at Seven-Year High. (Noteworthy News)
NEW YORK Propelled by the largest increase among first-year African American engineering majors in seven years, U.S. institutions enrolled a record 15,329 minority freshman engineering students last year, according to the National Action Council...
Extending Their Reach: With the 50th Anniversaries Approaching of the Establishment of Phi Beta Kappa Chapters at Howard and Fisk Universities, the Anniversary Is a Reminder That the Honor Society Remains a Remote Influence on Historically Black Institutions and Black Students at Predominantly White College Campuses
Few academic organizations can claim to have conferred as much prestige on America's most competitive colleges and universities and their top students as the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Universities and colleges with a Phi Beta Kappa faculty chapter...
Federal Commission to Mark Anniversary of Brown Decision. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick Paige and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced the creation of the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission last month. The commission was created to encourage and coordinate...
Getting Your Facts Straight. (Personal Computing)
Say you're writing a report and need to double-check a fact or two. Or say you just heard something on TV or the radio and want to make sure it's correct. What do you do? In the past, you reached for an almanac or encyclopedia or headed to the library....
HBCUs Making Progress on Loan Default Rate. (Washington Update)
No Black college or university in 2002 is subject to federal sanctions for student loan default rates, a sign that HBCUs are making major progress in counseling and monitoring its student loan borrowers, the U.S. Department of Education says. HBCUs...
Huston-Tillotson College Opens Dell Computer Laboratory. (Tech Briefs)
AUSTIN, TEXAS Last month, Huston-Tillotson College officials unveiled its corporate-sponsored Dell Computer Laboratory, which is housed in the Dickey-Lawless building. The unveiling follows last year's announcement by Dell Computer Corp. officials...
Letters
DEAR EDITOR: Your recent article "The Disconnect Between Colleges and Their Communities" inaccurately suggested that the University of Maryland does very little for its home, Prince George's County. Since the reporter did very little to find out...
President's Advisory Board Proposing 10 Percent Spending Increase for HBCUs. (Washington Update)
President Bush's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities was prepared to discuss increasing the federal spending of HBCUs by 10 percent with the president during a visit to the White House last month. However, with the president's...
Researcher Points to Pop Culture for Educating Black Youth. (Noteworthy News)
ROCK HILL, S.C. While others may rely solely on research found in university presses, Dr. C.P. Gause turns to contemporary culture to assist in assessing the role of race in education. "We in education don't always utilize the medium of pop culture...
Saint Augustine's Athletic Director Named U.S. Olympic Men's Track Coach. (Noteworthy News)
RALEIGH, N.C. George "Pup" Williams said he is humbled and elated at reaching the pinnacle of his profession: U.S. Olympic men's track and field coach. This summer, a 22-member committee of elite athletes and coaches from across the nation selected...
Students of Color Make Enrollment, Graduation Gains. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON The number of students of color enrolling and graduating from the nation's colleges and universities continues to climb steadily, according to an annual status report released last month by the American Council on Education's (ACE) Office...
Survey: Internet Now Part of Everyday Life for College Students. (Noteworthy News)
CHICAGO Andy Perez uses the library at Rice University in Houston for the quiet, not the books. He does his research online. Edell Fiedler taps into the Internet to register for classes and check grades at Minnesota State University, Mankato,...
Training the Next Generation of School Leaders
Keeping the appointment book for Dr. Dorothy S. Strickland is no task for the faint-hearted. In one whirlwind week recently, she spoke before "the father of Head Start" at Yale University, to a group called Kids Count and to another group at the Carnegie...
Webcasting the College Game: Internet, Media Firms Team Up with Football Conference to Bring Sporting Events to a New Audience. (Tech Talk)
A new era in college sports broadcasting got under way in late August when fans watched a Big 12 conference game between the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas A&M University on their computers using high-speed Internet connections. Although...
Working toward a Common Goal. (Editor's Note)
The last time Black Issues reported on the exclusive honor society Phi Beta Kappa, Fisk and Howard universities, in addition to Morehouse College, were the only three historically Black colleges and universities with Phi Beta Kappa chapters--that was...

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