Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 5, April 22

Achieving Unity through Diversity: Fulbright Conference Addresses Issues of Discord, Harmony in an Increasingly Multicultural United States
WASHINGTON Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Otelemate Harry has spent time on several college campuses in the United States, but this year he is getting to know the East Coast. The linguistics scholar is in the middle of an 11-month stint as a lecturer...
Administration as Activism
The suit. The paper-pusher. The gatekeeper. Few people go into administrative work to become one of these, nonetheless many of us end up living up to these management stereotypes. Sometimes this is the result of a deliberate effort to maintain a sense...
Benchmarks & Barriers for People of Color in Higher Education: June 17-19, 2004 Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Virginia (Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area)
A special conference commemorating the 20th anniversary of Black Issues In Higher Education Black Issues In Higher Education 20th Anniversary Conference & Celebration Benchmarks and Barriers for People of Color in Higher Education June 17-19,2004...
Change to Education Law Eases Student Testing Participation
For the fourth time in as many months, the Bush administration is easing the restrictions of its education law, this time in the area of testing. The latest move is to reduce the number of students a school may test without running afoul of the law....
Decoding Hip-Hop's Cultural Impact: Scholars Are Poised to Take a Close Look at the Influence of Hip-Hop on the Social Identity, Values of Today's Youth
As a cultural movement, hip-hop manages to get billed as both a positive and negative influence on young people, especially on Black and Latino youth. On one hand, there are African American activists, artists and entrepreneurs, such as Russell Simmons,...
Desmond Tutu Featured at CU-Boulder AIDS Symposium
BOULDER, Colo. Nobel Peace Prize-winner Desmond Tutu kicked off a six-day "Stop the Silence" AIDS Symposium last month at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The former archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, was the keynote speaker of the...
Former Football Great Stirs Controversy with Comments on Black Athletes
SOUTH BEND, IND. Just one day after suggesting that Notre Dame needed to lower their academic standards to "get the Black athlete," former Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung said he regretted his comments. "I was wrong," Hornung told The Associated...
Grade-Changing Scandal Rocks Southern University: Former Assistant Registrar's Illegal Actions Date Back to 1995
BATON ROUGE, LA. A massive grade-changing scandal is rocking Southern University's campus, and may wind up in the revocation of some undergraduate and graduate degrees. In all, 541 students and former students have been implicated in an illegal...
Judge Rules against Petition Drive Aimed at Ending Affirmative Action
LANSING, MICH. A state board should not have approved a petition circulated by a group trying to end affirmative action at Michigan public universities and other public agencies, a judge ruled. The decision, handed down in late March by Ingham...
Making Some Noise: The Academy's Hip-Hop Generation: Scholarship on the Genre Moves beyond a Project of Legitimization into a More Self-Critical, Challenging Realm
A hip-hop archive at Harvard University? Classes at Berkeley, Stanford, Michigan, Yale and MIT? Panel discussions on Jay-Z and Nas sandwiched between Milton and the Harlem Renaissance at the Modern Language Association conference? The congressmen's...
NAFEO Outlines New Policies to Congress: Advocacy Group Seeks $30 Million Program for Predominantly Black Colleges
A leading advocacy group is asking Congress to create a $30 million program for "predominantly" Black colleges, or urban institutions that lack the history of HBCUs but face many of the same challenges. "Many of these schools are located in inner-city...
N.C. Students, Faculty Address HIV Outbreak
DURHAM, N.C. More than 450 students and faculty from North Carolina's 12 historically Black colleges and universities recently gathered to discuss the alarming increase of HIV rates among Black students. "Stomp Out HIV/STDs," held on the weekend...
Once-Barred Student Emerges as UT Presidential Candidate
KNOXVILLE, TENN. Dr. Kenneth Olden couldn't get into the University of Tennessee when he graduated from high school in the 1950s because of the color of his skin. Today, a little less than 50 years later, UT is getting another chance. Olden,...
Pioneering Cellist to Head Wheaton College
NORTON, MASS. Wheaton's board of trustees has appointed Dr. Ronald Crutcher, provost of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as the seventh president of Wheaton College. In taking Wheaton's highest post, Crutcher becomes the first African American...
Study: College Men, Women Share Similar Habits in Technology Use, Ownership
ROCHESTER, N.Y. In contrast to the perspective that women lag behind men in adopting computer technology, a national survey has revealed that college women share more similarities with college men over information technology ownership and use than...
The Hip-Hop Evolution
"I remember the day I fell in love with hip-hop," begins the opening scene of the 2002 romantic comedy "Brown Sugar," where Sanaa Lathan's character Sidney stands, alongside her childhood friend Dre (played by Taye Diggs), mesmerized by the lyrical...
When It Pays to Pay for Research
There comes a time when one asks even of Yahoo, even of Google, "Is this all?" Yahoo and Google do an admirable job of categorizing the Internet and making its contents more accessible. But ultimately they're search tools, not research tools. There's...
Who's Playin' Whom? Overwhelming Influence of Hip-Hop Culture, Rap Music on HBCU Campuses Concerns Students, Faculty
In December 2000, Dr. Thomas Earl Midgette had harsh words for the hip-hop movement that was sweeping his campus. When he was interviewed for an article in Black Issues titled "The Miseducation of Hip-Hop," Midgette didn't hold back: "You see students...