Black Issues in Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 20, November 28

Black Medical Community Boosts AIDS Research
In 1991, when Dr. Abdul Alim Muhammad, and Dr. Barbara Justice, learned that an immunologist in Kenya was achieving near-miraculous results treating HIV/AIDs patients with a substance called "kemron," the two African-American physicians had to...
DNA Mapping: A Road Less Traveled by HBCUs
It is possible that in the very near future, a doctor will be able to take a blood sample -- or even a piece of toenail -- from a person and tell everything about who they are biologically. This and other knowledge about the genetic connection...
Election Reflections
What happens when a shaky bridge to the future seems determined to fuse with a nostalgic look to the past? That is a jarring question to ask in the wake of the 1996 election and the Democratic Presidential victory, but since President William ...
Examining Higher Education's Role in Health Care
To meet health industry needs for thousands of physical therapists, occupational therapists and other trained health professionals, colleges and universities have revamped their course offerings. Even so, they turn down more students than they...
In Appreciation: Joan P. Cerstvik
Many of you who have been in contact with us since we began publishing Black Issues In Higher Education in 1984 have had the god fortune of speaking and working with Joan Cerstvik, our longtime Operations Manager and our first retiree. Your...
Miracles - Political and Medical - in South Africa
Some U.S. congressional leaders are calling projects funded by the United States Agency for International Develop it (USAID) at historically Black American institutions working in South Africa examples of "reverse discrimination." Continuing...
Pinn Expands the Scope of NIH
When Dr. Bernadine Healy, the renowned A cardiologist who was the first woman to head the National Institutes of Health (NIH), undertook a search in 1991 to hire the first permanent director of NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH),...
Seeking the Cure
ORANGEBURG, S.C.--Facing the threat of closure, the nursing program at South Carolina State University is searching for a cure to its problem of low passing rates among graduates who take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered...
Sports Medicine Given New Prescription: Team Work
Sports medicine used to be the sole responsibility of athletic trainers and team doctors, whose only emphasis was treating injured athletes. While treating injuries is still a major focus, the field of sports medicine has grown to include a host...
Students Vow to Oppose Proposition 209
The weekend after the elections, approximately 1,600 Chicano students met at California State University at Northridge (CSUN) for the regularly scheduled fall statewide MEChA conference. But what began as a conference turned into a huge protest...
The Color Maroon
I approach this book with unmitigated joy. For the record, let me confess at the outset that I am Afrocentric in my view, as well as a colleague, friend and fan of the author of this magnificent collection of essays, The Maroon Within Us. Additionally,...
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