Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 12, August 1

A Renewed Spirit: As NAFEO's New President, Dr. Frederick Humphries Vows to Make the Organization the `Lead Voice' for All Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Cover Story)
SILVER SPRING, MD. So far, the outward signs of change at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) are modest: a newly redesigned Web site, increased attendance at the annual conference and an increased percentage...
Black College Baseball's Uncertain Future: Facing a Dearth of African American Talent and a Lack of Institutional Support, HBCU Programs Seek Alternative Strategies to Field Competitive Teams
Black college baseball is not what it used to be. And there's little chance that it will ever be the same again. The glory years, many say, are gone for good. From the late '60s through the late '80s, historically Black colleges produced a healthy...
Blacks Are in a State of Emergency. (Last Word)
It is becoming ever more unpopular for me to assert that I am an African American. It appears that I would have more fans if I would just accept myself as a "diversity." But, I am not a "diversity," I am not a "multiculturalism," and I am not a "Blacks-and-Latinos."...
Bush Names 14 to Tribal College Board. (Noteworthy News)
WASHINGTON President Bush last month appointed 14 individuals to serve on the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. Authorized under an executive order, the board is charged with ensuring that tribal colleges and...
Events
SEPTEMBER Sept. 17-22 National Black MBA Association Inc. 24th Annual Conference and Exposition "Bridging the Gap to the Untapped Frontier" Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville, Tenn. Contact: National Black MBA Association Phone: (312) 236-2622 Fax: (312)...
Getting the Word out on the Internet. (Personal Computing)
The Interact is different. Sure, as an information-delivery medium, the Internet in many ways is similar to other media, and you can use magazines and newspapers as examples when researching, writing and presenting information online. But the Internet...
Harvard Announces Participation in `Scholars at Risk Network'. (Noteworthy News)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers announced recently that Harvard University is participating in the "Scholars at Risk Network" and has selected its first two visiting fellows, Dr. Mehrangiz Kar and Dr. Wolde Mesfin,...
Intersectionality-Big Word for Small Lives. (Speaking of Education)
Intersectionality is a big word to talk about the small ways in which we live, and the limited tools of analysis we use to describe the details that define our living. In other words, we are used to using one or two things to explain our reality, when...
Morgan State to Offer English Doctorate. (Noteworthy News)
BALTIMORE Morgan State University will soon join Howard University as the only two historically Black colleges and universities to offer students a doctorate in English. The Maryland Higher Education Commission approved the university's proposal...
NAACP Opposes California Initiative to Bar Racial Classifying. (Noteworthy News)
HOUSTON The NAACP voted last month to oppose a ballot initiative that would bar the state of California from classifying residents by race. The resolution to oppose University of California regent Ward Connerly's "Racial Privacy Initiative" and...
NASA Selects Hampton Mission for Satellite Flight. (Noteworthy News)
HAMPTON, VA. Hampton University's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesophere (AIM) Mission has been selected for satellite flight in NASA's Small Explorer (SMEX) program, NASA announced last month. Hampton's research project was one of two missions selected...
Penn Study Links Church Attendance, Marriage Odds. (Noteworthy News)
PHILADELPHIA A University of Pennsylvania study shows that frequent church attendance substantially increases the odds of marriage for urban women. Penn's Center for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society, CRRUCS, released the report, "Then...
Recapturing the Good Things. (Editor's Note)
This is not the first time Black Issues has taken a close look at the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) over the years. But it has been our first close look since Dr. Frederick Humphries, former president of Florida...
Report Touts Federal Role in Solving Digital Divide. (Tech Briefs)
WASHINGTON The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund and the Benton Foundation last month issued a report concluding that federal leadership is essential to getting Americans online due to the technology gaps remaining along economic,...
Republican Congressman's Retirement a Blow to HBCUs: Rep. J.C. Watts Helped Give Black Colleges Greater Visibility, Education Leaders Say. (Washington Update)
The retirement of Rep. J.C. Watts, R-Okla., from Congress may have serious implications for historically Black colleges, according to education leaders. "Any time you have an African American retiring from Congress, it's a loss," says Dr. Clinton...
School Vouchers and the Vexing Nature of Democracy. (Reporter's Notebook)
Democracy can be vexing. Especially when it takes society in directions you aren't sure will benefit all of the people. Sitting in the U.S. Supreme Court gallery earlier this year, during the hearing phase of the school vouchers case, Zelman v. Ohio,...
Telemedicine Tested by Alcorn State University: Computer-Monitoring Device to Assist in Access to Medical Care. (Tech Talk)
NATCHEZ, MISS. A collaboration between two Southern universities may advance the use of telemedicine in rural areas where medical care is least accessible. A portable computer-monitoring device is being tested by historically Black Alcorn State...

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