Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 20, November 25

Achieving Career Satisfaction in the Academy
Even more than money, institutional support and peer recognition go a long way Today's headlines are full of stories about the most vexing of problems in education. How to provide a good education to all students? How to close the achievement gap...
Affirmative Action: Bush-Whacked in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Despite Gov. Jeb Bush's attempt to derail an anti-affirmative action campaign here with his "Equity in Education" plan, officials with a California-based group say they may still plan to forge ahead with their designs to put the...
Appalachian, American Indian Students Bridge Cultural Divide
CUMBERLAND, Ky. -- Kristen Foley, a fourth-generation resident in Harlan County, is separated by 1,253 miles from some new friends -- Sioux Indians living on the Rosebud Reservation in Mission, S.D. Through a course offered jointly at Southeast...
Citing `Tepid' Support of Diversity, Berkeley Professor Considers Harvard
BERKELEY, Calif.--A Berkeley professor who studies the role of race in education is considering jumping ship to Harvard, partly over concern that campus administrators have shown a tepid support of diversity. "It has become a much less diverse place....
Creating Opportunities for Faculty Research
Research is one of the most rewarding aspects of a scholarly career, but until recently few African American scholars have had a chance to pursue it seriously. Gradually, times are changing. Higher education's sacrosanct route to promotion and tenure...
Cuts Threaten Education Programs
WASHINGTON -- Across-the-board cuts in federal programs may hamper vital college programs, including the U.S. Department of Education's ability to process student-aid applications for grants and loans, the Clinton administration warns. In the latest...
Drug Offenders Barred from Student Aid
Some worry new policy could prove counterproductive WASHINGTON -- Students convicted of drug offenses will be barred from receiving federal college tuition aid for one year from date of conviction and, in some cases, permanently under rules that...
E-Dictionary Has Modest Beginning
PHILADELPHIA -- A couple of technology gurus are looking for some eyeball time." Um. What? In other words, they want you to spend a lot of time looking at their company's Web site. "Eyeball hang time" is one of dozens of terms listed in a new dictionary...
ETS RESEARCH FOCUSES on COMPUTER TESTING
WASHINGTON -- Educational Testing Service officials announced earlier this month that the organization is launching a three-year, multimillion dollar research project to improve the quality of its tests based on data gleaned from the use of computer...
FACULTY WORKLOAD: Ruled Non-Negotiable in Ohio
WILBERFORCE, Ohio -- The Central State University faculty union has lost a lengthy court battle concerning its right to bargain over professors' workload. The Ohio Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, ruled in late October that a 1993 law requiring...
Grants & Awards
California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson, Calif., and El Camino College in Torrance, Calif., have received a joint, five-year, $2.15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to bolster teacher training. North Carolina A&T...
HBCU Projects Win Federal Funds
WASHINGTON -- Political posturing and budget battles are the norm today on Capitol Hill. But that hasn't stopped lawmakers of both parties from designating special federal grants to pet projects, including several designed to help students at historically...
Highlights from Career Consultants
One year ago, Black Issues began a column designed to give advice to help you advance or just to develop more expertise as you start or continue your career in higher education. Through this first year, we have received insightful and helpful information...
Inappropriate Monikers
As minority students become aware of buildings honoring people of dubious distinction, campus officials grapple with issues concerning institutional history and racist legacies CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-- Kristi Booker thought her fellow students didn't...
New Networking
Educause to manage NSF's $5.9M minority institution tech initiative Last month, the National Science Foundation announced that it would spend $5.9 million over four years to assist minority-serving higher education institutions in bringing the latest...
Penn State Officials Respond to Racist E-Mails
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Even though the racist e-mails that were circulating through Penn State last month only reached a relatively small number of students, the entire Pennsylvania State University community may feel its impact, according to a report...
Preparing Teachers for Urban Classrooms
Jacqueline Jordan Irvine is the Charles Howard Candler Professor Urban Education at Emory University. For more than 20 ears, her research on the cultural context of teaching and learning and the development of urban teachers has lent new insights to...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC GILBERTO CARDENAS has been named assistant provost and director of the newly established Institute for Latino Studies and Julian Samora Chair of Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was previously an associate professor of...
Rebel Flag Stance in S.C., Miss., May Hurt Athletic Recruiting
NAACP Warns Athletes Away GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The state NAACP is increasing the pressure on South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse dome by encouraging Black student athletes to stay away from state colleges and...
Research for the New Millennium
Are you tired of the new millenium yet? Lord knows I am. Tired of conferences predicting the status of African Americans in the new millennium, the status of education in the new millennium, 10 steps for making it in the new millennium and you get...
The Problem with Henry Louis Gates' `African World'
The beautiful African coastline in Ghana is studded with the haunted vestiges of slave fortresses built by European nations over a period of 400 years. It is not unlike the history of the European Slave Trade in other parts of West Africa, from Mauritania...
Tribal College Students Petition Congress for More Financial Help
SANTAFE, N.M. -- Students at the Institute of American Indian Arts have started a letter-writing campaign to Congress and are seeking help from their tribes, saying the school needs more support than it's getting. Under a compromise version of funding...
What's New
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives South Carolina State University's department of health and physical education is adding a new academic degree program for fall 2000 -- a bachelor's of science degree in physical education with an option...
White Teachers Sue for Reverse Discrimination at North Carolina Historically Black College
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Five current and former White college instructors have accused historically Black Livingstone College of denying them tenure and promotions. In a civil lawsuit filed in Rowan County Superior Court seeking hundreds of thousands...
W. Va. Presidential Appointment: Draws Charges of NEPOTISM, RACISM
CHARLESTON, W. Va.--The head of the state NAACP is claiming the new president at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College received the job because her husband is state Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin. The State College System Board...

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