Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 19, November 8

Benedict Conference Prepares Students for Leadership Roles. (Columbia, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. Students, faculty and staff from South Carolina's historically Black colleges and universities gathered last month with community and political leaders to discuss the importance of community involvement and global awareness at Benedict...
Brown University Inaugurates New President, Ruth Simmons. (Providence, R.I.)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Brown University's new president has risen to the pinnacle of academia from humble beginnings, inspired along the way by her teachers. So it was no surprise when Dr. Ruth J. Simmons encouraged those at her inauguration last month...
Cuba's Intellectual Blockade: U.S. Embargo or Cuban Censorship?
Recently, I had the opportunity, for a second time, to visit the small island nation of Cuba. I first went there during the 1970s, when I was a graduate student, and saw that nearest, and most distant, of neighboring countries. During a rare window...
Dosing out Lessons of Diversity
DEXHEIM, GERMANY My eyes were still adjusting to the auditorium lights flickering back on, as the crowd of young American soldiers swarmed me. I had just finished my slide-show talk about Angel Island -- the Ellis Island of the West Coast and a...
Fighting the Good Fight. (Cover Story)
Black Issues In Higher Education talks to renown human rights activist and author Randall Robinson about the Black American reparations movement. Robinson, who was formerly president of the Washington, D.C.-based TransAfrica advocacy and the TransAfrica...
For Everything There Is a Season: Ecclesiastes 3:1. (Editor's Note)
With the debate about reparations for African Americans heating up in the past few years, we decided a few months ago that it was time for Black Issues to examine this hot-button issue. It is a debate that is not just confined to the Black community....
HBCUs, HSIs Still Face Funding Hurdles. (Washington Update)
Congress still has considerable work ahead if it wants to provide a moderate funding increase for minority-serving colleges and universities next year. House and Senate panels responsible for education funding have unveiled their budget proposals...
Little to Gain, Much to Lose. (Last Word)
Should African Americans, as a matter of national policy, receive reparations for the historical crimes of slavery and Jim Crow segregation? That question is being asked with growing intensity across America. But it is the wrong question at the wrong...
Meharry, Vanderbilt to Fund Study of Cancer among Blacks. (Nashville, Tenn.)
NASHVILLE, TENN. A $22 million grant announced last month for researchers at Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Institute will fund a multistate study to explain why Blacks die of cancer at disproportionately high rates. The...
Michigan's Affirmative Action Cases to Be Heard by Full Circuit Court: October Hearings Postponed until December So All Nine Judges Could Hear Cases. (Noteworthy News: From Staff and News Wire Reports)
ANN ARBOR, MICH. The University of Michigan has a new court date for its two affirmative action cases and a new interim president who says he is just as dedicated to fighting to maintain the university's admissions policies as outgoing president...
Minority Students Admitted to New England Schools Meet Same Standards as Others, Study Finds. (Boston)
BOSTON New England colleges and universities are not lowering their standards to admit minorities, according to a study released last month. The report, commissioned by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, examines how New England schools practice...
Moving, toward Reparations: The Resurgence of the Reparations Movement Is Taking Shape with Black Leaders, Intellectuals
In 1998, historically Black Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona, Fla., answered the Clinton administration's call for colleges and universities to sponsor race relations discussions and events in support of President Clinton's National Conversation...
New Media and Disasters. (Personal Computing)
During a disaster, where is the first place you should turn for information? You might think the Internet would be ideal. After all, it was set up by the military in the 1960s to ensure communications during a nuclear war. Yet, as recent events have...
Spelman College President Announces Retirement. (Atlanta)
ATLANTA Dr. Audrey Forbes Manley, the eighth president and the first alumna president of Spelman College, announced her retirement at a college convocation ceremony last month. "When I accepted this position of honor, I identified a number of...
Stirring Up `Uncivil Wars' on College Campuses David Horowitz Reparation Ad Campaign Proves Explosive
Several months have passed since the last campus protests erupted over a David Horowitz advertisement in college newspapers stating that reparations for American slavery is "a Bad Idea -- and Racist Too." But Horowitz, an author, activist and perhaps...
Studying Abroad Takes on New Urgency Following Terrorist Attacks: Most Educators See a Greater Need for International, Cultural Exchanges
Educational exchanges take many forms. For a number of years they have been an important mechanism for enhancing the image of the United States around the world as pan of what is called "public diplomacy." The U.S. Department of State has proclaimed...
Tuskegee Students Say Alabama Pub Discriminates. (Auburn, Ala.)
AUBURN, ALA. A bar owner's lawyer says race was not a factor in his client's recent exclusion of a group of Tuskegee University students from a "happy hour" drinks special open only to Auburn and Southern Union students. The Tuskegee students...
University of Louisville Plans Center to Prepare for Biological Attacks. (Louisville, KY)
LOUISVILLE, KY. The University of Louisville's role in the crisis-response network has expanded since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the recent anthrax exposures. Its microbiology lab has tested more than 90 samples of mysterious substances...