Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 15, September 13

A FOCUS ON Physics
TOO FEW AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE CHOOSING PHYSICS AS AN AREA OF STUDY, SAY BLACK EDUCATORS Dr. James Davenport takes a great deal of pride in having taught hundreds of students who have graduated from Virginia State University with bachelor's...
Alabama Students, Faculty at Odds over Integration of Fraternities, Sororities
TUSCALOOSA, ALA. The president of the campus NAACP chapter says integration of fraternities and sororities at the University of Alabama should be left to students, but a faculty spokesman says only force will break the racial barriers. Dave Washington,...
BORN TO BE A Physicist
DR. SYLVESTER JAMES GATES JR. IS KNOWN TO BE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT SUPERSTRING THEORY AND SUPERSYMMETRY, BUT ANOTHER PASSION HAS HIM SPEAKING OUT -- HIS COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION. You have to be a brave person to persevere in a field like theoretical...
Congress Faces Crowded Back-to-Work Schedule
Congress returns to work this month facing a challenging list of priorities that include an education funding bill and possible regulatory reform for colleges and universities. Scheduled to return after Labor Day, the House and Senate immediately...
For Whom Does the NET Work?
I find the term "InterNET" somewhat ironic. A net is often thought of as a safety feature, as in a safety net that catches someone who might fall while attempting to do something significant. But a net is also used to entrap things, as in a butterfly...
Funding Friction
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY POISED TO DROP FUNDING FOR PRAIRIE VIEW PHYSICIST'S WORK The U.S. Department of Energy is poised to drop funding for a Prairie View A&M University physicist's work on a high-profile experiment because his president...
Graduate Essay Finds Yale History Intertwined with Slavery
The founding fathers of Yale University and important men in the school's 300-year history are remembered to this day in stone and stained glass. But three graduate students report in a newly published essay that some of these Yale leaders and graduates...
High-Tech Center to Open in Ghana
This month, a state-of-the-art high-tech computer and information technology center with low-cost Internet access will open in Accra, Ghana's capital city. The center, developed by an American company and Ghanaian businesses, will feature training...
No Appointment in Sight for U.S. Higher Education Post
Lack of action draws increased concern among higher education officials. With the start of the 2001-2002 academic year just under way, the U.S. Department of Education is still without an assistant secretary responsible for higher education policy....
Remembering Our Roots
When I first went to interview our cover subject Dr. Jim Gates at the University of Maryland, I did not quite know what to expect. Here was a leading theoretician in the field of elementary particle physics, not to mention a world expert in the groundbreaking...
Taking Stock of GIS Technology at HBCUs
Recent surveys of information technology resources at historically Black colleges and universities have yielded not only valuable information technology inventories but have provided the basis for new funding and equipment made available to Black campuses...
Texas A&M Hopes to Lure Faculty, Students with Acquisition of Black Literary Journal, Editor
UVA official calls editor's departure `painful.' Although Texas A&M University's African American studies department is small -- currently two assistant professors teach courses -- university officials hope that having Dr. Charles Rowell and...
The Rising Cost of Free Lunches on the Web
The golden age of the Web is over. Or is it? The ongoing tumble in the value of technology stocks and the subsequent drying up of venture capital for dot-coms has had a dramatic repercussion for Web-empowered consumers and businesses: Many Web services...
West Virginians More Likely to Pass on College Education, Survey Shows
CHARLESTON, W. VA. West Virginians are more likely to earn high school degrees, skip college and head into lower-paying labor intensive jobs, according to the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey. Nearly 65 percent of state residents age 25 and older...
What Is Wisdom Worth?
Wisdom is the finest beauty of a person. Money does not prevent you from becoming blind. Money does not prevent you from becoming mad. Money does not prevent you from becoming lame. You may be ill in any part of your body. So it is better...

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