Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 26, February 12

A Responsibility to Tell
Historians have long identified the essential role of storytelling in the African and African American experience. The grim, responsible for preserving the legacies and memories of a people for future generations, held an esteemed position in the community....
Cancer More Likely to Recur in Blacks Treated for Head, Neck Cancer
GAINESVILLE, FLA. Black people treated for head and neck cancer have double the risk of cancer recurring elsewhere in the body and thus are far more likely to die within five years than White patients who received the same treatment for the same...
Celebrating Black History: A Look at How Selected Colleges and Universities Celebrate Black History Month
* ALAMO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT, SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE, TEXAS Lecture: Special guests: Brown sisters from Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Panel: "Brown v. Board of Education: Where Are We Today?"; "Is There Equality in Education?" * ARIZONA...
Education Leaders Gather to Set Research Agenda: Policy-Makers Cite Need for More Data on African American Educational Experiences
FAIRFAX, VA.. A recent Florida A&M University engineering graduate with a 3.9 grade point average was rated zero on a scale of one-to-10 by a hiring manager in terms of his employability with the firm. The hiring manager did not think the academic...
Grambling's Chief Ready for Change: Interim President Announces Plans to Retire; She Won't Seek Permanent Job
BATON ROUGE, LA. Grambling State University Interim President Dr. Neari Warner, who played a major role in saving the school's accreditation, isn't interested in serving as president on a permanent basis. "I need a change, and I want that change...
Health Disparities Report at Center of Controversy; Department Altered Scientists' Conclusions to Fit 'Political Goals,' Lawmakers Say
Several lawmakers released a report last month documenting substantial alterations to the National Healthcare Disparities Report made by officials at the Department of Health and Human Services. While the draft executive summary of the report prepared...
Howard University Radio Station Converts to Digital Format
WASHINGTON To hear free digital audio broadcasting in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, radio enthusiasts can now tune into WHUR-FM (96.3), the Howard University-owned and operated radio station. On January 21, the Howard station became...
KU Professors Take Their Film on Slavery to Sundance
LAWRENCE, KAN.. A satirical film on slavery created by two University of Kansas professors was selected as an official entry in the 2004 Sundance Film Festival held last month in Park City, Utah. "CSA: Confederate States of America" is written,...
Leveraging the Internet's Marketplace of Ideas
Has this ever happened to you? You're looking for information about a product, Google to its Web site, and e-mail off your question. Then you hear nothing back. This has happened many times to me, too. It's almost better for a company to refrain...
Mixed Response Greets Gov. Bush at FAMU
TALLAHASSEE, FLA.. About a dozen students walked out last month before Florida Gov. Jeb Bush gave a Martin Luther King Jr. day address at historically Black Florida A&M University. The 150-seat auditorium classroom was filled to capacity...
New Report Looks Closely at Resegregation of Schools
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. In the past decade there has been a backward movement for desegregation in U.S. schools, especially for Latino and African American students, and particularly in the South, according to a new study on national resegregation trends...
Recent Scholarship on Blacks and the Cold War
Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters Between Black and Red, 1922-1963. By Dr. Kate A. Baldwin Duke University Press, Nov. 2002 346 pp. $59.95 cloth, ISBN 0-8223-2976-X $19.95 paper, ISBN 0-8223-2990-5 Examining the significant...
Reflections on Black History Month: There Is Still Progress to Be Made
Seventy-eight years ago, Negro History Week, the precursor to Black History Month, was created to allow for the identification and celebration of the contributions of African Americans in our history and in our presence. While Black History Month promotes...
Report: N.J. Black Students More Likely to Be Classified as Mentally Retarded
TRENTON, N.J. A national education report released recently found that Black students in New Jersey are 3.6 times more likely to be classified as mentally retarded than White students. That rate is higher than any other state. But while there...
Reward Hard Work, Not Accumulated Wealth
If you watched the State of the Union address on January 20, you must have shook your head in disbelief when President Bush said that the economy was on the mend. In too many ways, he thumbed his nose at the 9 million unemployed Americans who have...
Senate Approves First Federal School Voucher Plan
The Senate approved the country's first federal school voucher program last month, a District of Columbia experiment with implications for school choice nationwide. The $13 million plan would award private-school vouchers to at least 1,700 poor...
Study Says Older Adults Less Negative about Personal Computers
MUNCIE, IND. In a 10-year span from 1989 to 1999, older adults grew less uneasy using personal computers but were still wary of social changes caused by technology, a Ball State University study reports. A survey of 94 people 60 years and older...
Telling the Untold Story: Plans for Three New African American Museums Are under Way, Signaling a Growing Interest in Black History, Culture. but Is It Too Much of a Good Thing?
Question: What do Washington, D.C., Fredericksburg, Va., and Charleston, S.C., have in common? Answer: Each city will, in the next three to five years, become home to a major African American museum site. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who led a 15-year battle...
To Be Black, & Gifted & Red: Cold War Period Yields New, Provocative Ground for Contemporary Scholars
Today's climate of supercharged patriotism and apparent intolerance for comment or critique calls to mind an earlier period of U.S. history. The Cold War that began in the mid- to late-1940s, along with McCarthyism and the anti-communist movement in...
U of Texas Panel Suggests Ways to Soothe Racial Tensions
HOUSTON A University of Texas panel seeking to end racial tensions on campus has recommended the university require sensitivity training for campus police and hire an administrator to promote campus diversity. The 15-member task force, made up...
Women, Minorities Rare on Science, Engineering Faculties
WASHINGTON Several decades after the passage of Title IX, the law that promises equal opportunity for women in all aspects of federally funded education programs, women are still severely underrepresented on science, technology, engineering and...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.