Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, March 18

Biomedical Research Warfare
Dr. Patrick Allen, a University of Colorado-Boulder researcher, is spearheading a Black biomedical research movement to urge more African Americans to investigate the health issues that impact their communities. BOULDER Colo. -- When Dr. Patrick...
Black Issues Quiz
The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous editions of Black...
Black & Latino Studies Group Expands Multicultural Reach
HOUSTON -- If there had been a glass anywhere around, Dr. Ellen Foster Randle would have broken it. When she belted an ear-piercing ditty -- a Negro spiritual woeful of the pains slave mothers endured upon separation from their children -- many people...
Career CONSULTANTS
DEAR BI CAREER CONSULTANTS: Next month I will complete my doctorate in higher education administration. Since 1997, I have worked at a small, private liberal arts institution where I am the only person of color employed by the college. My long-term...
Clinton, GOP Offer Contrasting Plans
President Bill Clinton and congressional Republicans are on a collision course for a battle over federal involvement in education this year. The President in late February outlined plans to demand more accountability from schools if they want to...
Conference Black Out
The AAHE's Black Caucus will not attend the year 2000 annual meeting in protest of association's decision to meet in hostile California environment When the American Association for Higher Education meets in California in 2000, members of the organization's...
CSUN's First Black Woman President Resigns
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- California State University-Northridge (CSUN) President Blenda J. Wilson announced on March 3 that she is ending her sometimes stormy, seven-year tenure at the Los Angeles-based university to take a job with an education foundation...
Diversifying LBJ's Legacy
The dean of the University of Texas' Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs strives to ensure that the school's graduates reflect the diversity of the public they eventually will serve. AUSTIN, Texas -- Dr. Edwin Dorn is standing on top...
From Boys to Men
`Man-Child' conference instructs young Black males about the importance of education and entrepreneurship LOS ANGELES -- Thomas-Robertson was director of the Southwest Los Angeles College Women's Center, when a young man asked her to arrange a lecture...
Grants & Awards
* Florida Memorial College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Hearst Foundation. The gift will be used for the college's Honors Program. * Georgia Institute of Technology has received a five-year, 730,000 grant from the Lockheed Martin Foundation....
Help Wanted
A high number of leadership vacancies offers the beleaguered Los Angeles Community College District a unique opportunity to usher in a new era LOS ANGELES -- In an unusual turn of events, eight top leadership seats are up for grabs here at the Los...
Lessons in Leadership
In the past several months, I've visited more than a dozen campuses, and have been struck by the similarity of concerns that African American students articulate. Whether they are on the West Coast, in the South, in the Midwest, or in the Northeast...
Mabry Resignation Raises Questions at Stanford Law
STANFORD, Calif. The resignation of a popular Black law professor has raised new questions about Stanford Law School's ability to retain minority and female faculty. Professor Linda Mabry, who taught international business law here for six years,...
Massey Addresses Affirmative Action at ACE
WASHINGTON -- Morehouse College President Walter Massey was this year's opening speaker at the 81st annual meeting of the American Council on Education, which attracted some 1,300 higher education leaders from around the country. Massey used the...
NASA Budget Cuts Education Funds
The Clinton Administration wants to increase Education Department support for minority-serving institutions next year, but it's a different story at the National Aeronautics and Space Agency. The year 2000 NASA budget plan calls for a funding decrease...
Professional APPOINTMENTS
ACADEMIC DR. MELVIN C. TERRELL has been named vice president for Student Affairs/Public Affairs at Northeastern Illinois University. He previously served as vice president for student affairs and professor of counselor education. Terrell earned...
Programs, Accreditations, & Initiatives
New York Medical College has launched a new program designed to identify, recruit, and prepare promising high school and college students for careers in medicine, science, and health professions. Believed to be the first of its kind in New York State,...
Reflections after 15 Years
Sometimes you've got to go on blind faith, fortitude, hard work, and confidence. And even then, the odds of success are minimal. Fifteen years ago, when we started Black Issues In Higher Education, we had no idea that, even with the above mentioned...
Saving Black Lives
In the wake of a new report by the Institute of Medicine, which shows a disproportionately low federal investment in cancer research among minorities, some researchers are demanding a change The way Dr. Lucile L. Adams-Campbell sees it, cancer research...
U Mass Confusion
Spooked by a string of legal challenges to race-sensitive admissions policies across the nation, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst rethinks diversity strategy AMHERST, Mass. -- The onslaught of legal challenges to race-based admissions policies...
UW Revises Application Review Process toward Goal of Preserving Diversity
SEATTLE -- In a bid to encourage diversity despite passage last fall of Initiative 200 -- which essentially ended affirmative action in school admissions and government contracting and hiring in the state of Washington -- the University of Washington...
Will New Technologies Widen Global Inequality?
A CONFERENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EXPLORES SETTING A NEW SOCIAL AGENDA FOR THE INTERNET COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Are new information technologies helping to widen the social and economic gap between the world's poor and wealthy? Participants...
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