Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 5, April 25

Ball State Creates Supercomputer from Old Desktop Computers. (Tech Briefs)
MUNCIE, IND. Discarded personal computers have been used to create a supercomputer at Ball State University. The effort, known as the Cluster Computer Research Project, involved collecting unwanted personal computers from a former lab in the school's...
Bush Invokes Rare Process to Fill OCR Slot: Move Draws Criticism from Nominee's Opponents. (Washington Update)
Proponents of affirmative action are criticizing President Bush for installing a new civil rights chief at the U.S. Department of Education without Senate confirmation. Bush has invoked the rarely used recess appointment process to bring Gerald...
Charlottesville Students Escape Hate Crimes Charges. (Faculty Club)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Nine Charlottesville High School students charged in a string of assaults on University of Virginia students have escaped hate crimes charges, according to a ruling by the commonwealth's attorney Dave Chapman (see Black Issues,...
Connecting the Classroom and the Community; Service-Learning Programs Allow Students to Apply Real-World Experience with Classroom Study. (Service Learning)(Cover Story)
The events of Sept. 11 have been credited with awakening a desire for many to do something meaningful and give back to their communities. But for the past decade, a growing number of institutions of higher education have been doing their part in developing...
Courting Success: A New Method for Motivating Urban Black Males. (BI Forum)
Despite the great strides Black males have made over the last several decades in education, too often we are reminded of their straggle by statistical publications, media depictions and entertainment caricatures that hypothesize their gradual extinction...
Dear BI Career Consultants: As Participation in Higher Education Becomes More Global and Multicultural, How Can African American Students/faculty Maintain Their Identity, or Do They Need to? (Career Consultants)
Creating and maintaining a positive cultural identity is essential to the success of African American students and professionals in higher education. Too often African Americans allow our identity to be created and/or influenced by film and media....
Education beyond the Classroom
The relationship between a university and its surrounding community often is a tenuous one. The college or university frequently is viewed as an inaccessible institution that is often more concerned about constructing new buildings and expanding the...
Events
MAY May 24-28 The Black Alcoholism and Addictions Institute Hilton Atlanta Contact: Dr. Frances Brisbane Phone: (631) 286-1183 May 29-June 2 NCORE 2002 15th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity "The Challenge and Rewards of Building Coalitions" New...
Former Norfolk State Student Sues Fraternity, Member over Hazing. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
NORFOLK, VA. Michlen Robinson has painful memories of fraternity life at Norfolk State University: paddle swats, punches and a punctured lung. In a lawsuit filed last month in circuit court, Robinson says he was a hazing victim of Phi Beta Sigma...
Going Online with V-HBCU; Coalition Seeks to Boost Presence of HBCUs in Distance Learning. (Tech Talk)
For many higher education institutions, the establishment of online distance education courses and certificate and degree programs remains a difficult struggle despite the presence of hundreds of schools in the online sector. The task of building and...
High Court Passes Up College's Free Speech Case. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
WASHINGTON Leaders of a Kentucky community college lost a free speech case that asked the Supreme Court if a college instructor had a constitutional right to use racial slurs in class as part of a discussion on hurtful communication. Complaints...
Ku Klux Klan Mural to Remain Hanging in Indiana Classroom. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
BLOOMINGTON, IND. A mural from the 1930s that includes images of the Ku Klux Klan will remain hanging in an Indiana University classroom, despite objections from the university's Black Student Union (see Black Issues, March. 28). Chancellor Sharon...
Letters
DEAR EDITOR: We at Eastern Washington University, just 30 miles from the north Idaho border, are having a different experience than that described in Kendra Hamilton's article "Race in the College Classroom" in your March 14 issue. Our courses...
Michigan State's Black Graduation Ceremony Criticized. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
EAST LANSING, MICH. Critics are taking aim at a new, optional Michigan State University event that will honor Black graduating seniors next month, saying it is unfair and promoting separatism. In one of several letters sent to the MSU student...
Morehouse Hangs on to Top Title at Annual Academic Challenge. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
ORLANDO, FLA. For the second consecutive year, Atlanta's Morehouse College emerged as the National Champion at the 2002 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), an academic competition among the best and brightest students at the nation's historically...
New Legislation May Aid Minority-Serving Institutions. (Washington Update)
New federal legislation to help implement technology at minority-serving institutions may have a major positive effect for Black colleges and Hispanic-serving colleges and universities, witnesses told a Senate panel. In a congressional hearing originally...
Physics Professor Settles Lawsuit with Prairie View A&M President. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
HOUSTON A Prairie View A&M University physics professor settled the lawsuit he filed claiming Dr. Charles Hines, the school's president, set out to ruin his career after the physicist criticized Hines, the professor's attorney said last month....
Recession, Affirmative Action, Trickery: Reflections on a Bush Appointment. (Speaking of Education)
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan says the recession is abating, but you wouldn't know it by the unemployment rate statistics. With the unemployment rate at 5.7 percent overall, and 10.1 percent for African Americans, many Americans are...
Scholarships to Aid Students with Drug Records. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
WASHINGTON Opponents of a 1998 law that denies federal aid to thousands of college students with criminal drug records are trying to work around the law by offering financial help to those affected. A coalition of drug-law reform groups last...
State Appropriations for Higher Education, 2001. (BI Statistics)
State support of higher education fluctuates with the economy and with the fiscal health of the states. According to the NEA's 2002 Almanac of Higher Education, two traditionally strong performing areas of higher education funding did well again in...
The Academy's New Cast -- Bravo! Encore Please! (Last Word)
America's preoccupation with the "right look" has prompted myriad entertainers to sculpt their bodies as they seek a measure of success. Body sculpting, both a mental and physical exercise, tends to yield optimal physical results to those individuals...
The Current Toast of the Poetry World; Carl Phillips Honored with Kingsley Tufts Award. (Faculty Club)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. Carl Phillips has become only the second African American poet to win the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a highly coveted prize that carries with it a career's worth of prestige -- and a $100,000 check. Phillips says the reality...
The Influence of Active Online Users. (Personal Computing)
We active online users like to think of ourselves as savvy, hip and influential. We have access to the latest information technology, and more importantly, know how to use it to its full potential. Sure, when we take things to an extreme, we become...
Wanted: New Members for Black Grad Student Group. (Noteworthy News: The Latest News from across the Country)
WASHINGTON At the top of the agenda for the annual meeting of the National Black Graduate Student Association, held in Washington at Howard University late last month, was a call for members to get involved in recruitment. Roughly 250 students,...

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