Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, February 24

Achieving Diversity: Moving from Rhetoric to Action
The term "diversity" is sometimes perceived as a controversial, uncomfortable and troublesome kind of word. After all, interactions with the unfamiliar force people to question long-held beliefs and the way they normally do business. In the academy,...
American Students Launch 10-Week Study of Cuba under New U.S. Regulations
HAVANA When Veronica Sanchez's parents found out she was going to Cuba for 10 weeks, they "freaked out" and worried she would become a communist, the 19-year-old Mexican-American student said. "My dad really has it in his head that I'm never...
A Voice for Access and Equity: After Serving on the Georgia Board of Regents for 30 Years, Elridge McMillan Is Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
ATLANTA When Elridge McMillan became the second Black trustee to serve on the University of Georgia System Board of Regents in 1975, his Afro and past advocacy made colleagues think he was a militant Black man. They didn't think he'd last. "Folks...
Bush Education Budget Includes Cuts to College Access Programs: GEAR UP, Upward Bound among Programs Slated for Elimination
President Bush wants to terminate a variety of politically popular college access initiatives as part of an austere 2006 education budget plan with increases for a few high priorities but cuts or level funding for dozens of other initiatives. The...
Committing to Diversity in International Affairs
Black History Month reminds us that the struggle for equality and economic justice has been long and difficult. The confirmation of Dr. Condoleezza Rice as U.S. Secretary of State demonstrates how far the descendents of slaves and the marginalized...
Dillard University Professor Recipient of National Poetry Prize
NEW ORLEANS Dillard University associate professor of English and creative writing program director Mona Lisa Saloy has been named winner of the 2005 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Her winning manuscript, "Red Beans and Ricely Yours," was selected...
Documenting Violence in the 'Hood': Claflin University Student Receives Coveted Sundance Award for Short Film
ORANGEBURG, S.C. Eighteen-year-old Daniel Howard received the phone call of a lifetime in December. It was a delegate from the Sundance Film Festival. The representative told him that his film, "Bullets in the Hood: A Bed-Stuy Story," which he directed...
Education Behind Bars: Marymount Manhattan College Teams with Volunteers to Keep College Hopes Alive for Incarcerated Women
BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. The first hint comes when you read the titles of the books on Aileen Baumgartner's desk: Reporting Vietnam, Democracy in America, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre. Baumgartner's eyes sparkle as she describes her work....
Fighting for Credibility: Having Enjoyed an Illustrious Reputation without Accreditation, FAMU's School of Business and Industry Has Finally Decided to Go for It
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. When Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry (SBI) was established in 1974, founding dean Dr. Sybil Mobley believed the business world needed employees who received training different than what was specified...
Hampton University Center to Focus on Breast and Prostate Cancer Research
HAMPTON, VA. Hampton University is planning the construction of a 64,000-square-foot Biomedical Research Center on the university campus. Funded by HU and a federal government agency, the state-of-the-art facility will be an interdisciplinary center...
Harvard President Outlines Mission for Two Committees on Women
BOSTON Saying he hoped to turn heat into light after the recent controversy over his remarks on women in science, Harvard University President Lawrence Summers recently announced the appointment of two faculty task forces on women and pledged to...
In Memoriam: Ossie Davis (1917-2005)
The Broadway theaters dimmed their lights in honor of Ossie Davis on Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at 8:00 p.m., prior to their evening curtains. All across America, the national and local media sought theatre and film specialists to comment on Mr. Davis'...
Instant Messaging for Marketing?
Let's say you want to reach young people. Maybe you have a product or service to sell, an organization or cause to promote, or a celebrity or politician to publicize. You've probably heard about instant messaging, or IM, a way to communicate instantaneously,...
Langston President to Retire, Search for New Leader Begins
WARNER, OKLA. The Board of Regents for the Oklahoma A&M Colleges has started its search for a new president of Langston University. Dr. Ernest Holloway is retiring this year after 25 years as president of the historically Black university...
New Joint Center Partnership Focuses on Diversifying Health Care Work Force
WASHINGTON The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has partnered with former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, to increase racial and ethnic diversity within the nation's health care...
Report Finds Faculty Pay Up-Barely
Despite record state budget deficits resulting from the recession of 2001 and 2002, faculty members at the nation's two- and four-year public colleges and universities enjoyed a marginal 2.5 percent increase in their salaries in 2003, according to...
Returning Home: Scholars Say More Research Is Needed on the Societal Re-Entry of the Formerly Incarcerated
Since the late 1960s, politicians and policymakers have talked tough on crime and have passed tough laws to build prisons and to prescribe lengthy sentences for the criminally convicted. In the past five years, however, public attention has focused...
Schomburg Center Creates Black Migration Project, Web Site
NEW YORK The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is creating an education project focusing on Black migration over the past 400 years. The project, which includes a new Web site, will give the public access to articles, photographs,...
'Still Black, at Yale': Film Documents How Race, Racism, Play a Role in the Black Student Experience at an Ivy League Institution
In 1974, Black students at Yale University took it upon themselves to chronicle the tenor of the times on their Ivy League campus with a documentary film. Among those students from the '70s, Warrington Hudlin, future filmmaker and founder of the Black...
Student Aid Formula Seriously Flawed, Report Finds
Congressional Democrats, already steamed about cuts in federal student aid, are now bristling at a recent discovery that the U.S. Department of Education has been distributing billions of dollars of student aid under a misguided formula. The General...
The Education vs. Incarceration Debate
The letter shown on the cover of the magazine is authentic. It was written by a female inmate pleading for an education. Educating the incarcerated is one of those issues about which the battle lines are drawn. Prison-education advocates say that...
The Promise of a Better Tommorow: Due to Lack of Funding, the Percentage of Inmates Participating in Education Programs Is Declining, While the Prison Population Continues to Surge
BLYTHE, CALIF. Stretching across 1,700 acres in the middle of the desert near the California-Nevada border, the Ironwood State Prison may seem like a forbidding place, but for at least 10 percent of its 4,600 inmates, it has become an institution...
Untapped Potential: From Whom Life Has Taken a Great Deal, the Women at Bedford Hills Are Getting Much in Return-In the Form of Education
For Aileen Baumgartner, academic director of the college program at Bedford Hills, the click came when she learned one of her students was enjoying The Faerie Queene so much she was translating each canto into rap and performing each day's lesson back...
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