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  • Idaho Bans the Use of Affirmative Action in Admission Decisions at State Universities

    Idaho Bans the Use of Affirmative Action in Admission Decisions at State Universities (4.08.2020)

    Idaho governor Brad Little has signed into law a bill that prohibits the consideration of race in hiring and admissions decisions at state-operated colleges and universities in the state. Idaho becomes the ninth state to ban race-sensitive admissions at state colleges and universities.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (4.08.2020)

    Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (4.08.2020)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (4.08.2020)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

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  • In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020

    In Memoriam: Denise Michelle Chapman Montgomery, 1959-2020 (4.07.2020)

    Dr. Montgomery was the founding dean of the College of Health Sciences at Alabama State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Langston University in Oklahoma and Florida A&M University.

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  • Professor at Wake Forest University Apologizes for Reading the N-Word Aloud in Class

    Professor at Wake Forest University Apologizes for Reading the N-Word Aloud in Class (4.07.2020)

    In teaching a class on free speech, a Wake Forest University professor read portions of a Supreme Court decision that included the n-word.

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  • In Memoriam: Richard L. Marquess-Barry, 1940-2020

    In Memoriam: Richard L. Marquess-Barry, 1940-2020 (4.07.2020)

    In 1965 Richard Marquess-Barry entered the Virginia Episcopal Theological Seminary. He was the only Black student enrolled at the seminary at that time. He went on to become a priest and educator.

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  • Four African Americans Who Are Embarking on New Administrative Assignments

    Four African Americans Who Are Embarking on New Administrative Assignments (4.03.2020)

    The four African Americans who will be taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Daniel O. Wilson at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz at the University of Arkansas, Martino Harmon at the University of Michigan and Antoinette Candia-Bailey at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

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  • In Memoriam: Ralph C. Gomes, 1937-2020

    In Memoriam: Ralph C. Gomes, 1937-2020 (4.03.2020)

    Dr. Gomes began his career in 1971 at Howard University as a lecturer in what was then the department of sociology and anthropology. He served on the faculty for 49 years.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (4.01.2020)

    Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (4.01.2020)

    Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (4.01.2020)

    The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

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  • In Memorial: Don Alden Crewell, 1952-2020

    In Memorial: Don Alden Crewell, 1952-2020 (3.31.2020)

    Crewell joined the California Institute of Technology as director of financial aid in 2007, a position he maintained until November 2019. Earlier, he served on the staff at the California College of the Arts, the California School of Professional Psychology, and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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  • University of Lynchburg to Launch an Africana Studies Major This Coming Fall

    University of Lynchburg to Launch an Africana Studies Major This Coming Fall (3.31.2020)

    Students in the program will explore race-related questions and study the lives of Africans and people in the African diaspora. Africana studies combines a core intro class and a capstone project with existing courses from a variety of disciplines, including history, English, sociology, psychology, and music.

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  • Racial Differences in the Gender Wage Gap

    Racial Differences in the Gender Wage Gap (3.30.2020)

    A new report from the Center for America Progress finds that White women earn 79 percent of what is earned by White men. But African American women earn only 62 cents to the dollar compared to the earnings of White men.

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  • Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

    Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State (3.30.2020)

    Dr. Floyd has been serving as interim dean. He first joined the college in 2005 as a professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management. In 2010, he was appointed to serve as director of graduate programs for the department, and in 2014 he became department head.

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  • How Racism Impacts African Americans' Decisions to Seek Self-Employment

    How Racism Impacts African Americans’ Decisions to Seek Self-Employment (3.30.2020)

    Two sociologists at Rice University in Houston, Texas, found that working Black adults with “racial capital,” or high awareness of the systemic nature of racism, were seven times more likely to pursue self-employment than those with low awareness.

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  • Black Colleges Are Concerned About Their Financial Future Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Black Colleges Are Concerned About Their Financial Future Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (3.30.2020)

    Historically Black colleges and universities, which, in some cases, have been previously dealing with low enrollment, now must face what will happen if the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates an already tenuous financial future.

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  • Na'ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association

    Na’ilah Suad Nasir Elected to Lead the American Educational Research Association (3.30.2020)

    Since 2017, Dr. Nasir has been president of the Spencer Foundation, which has been a leading funder of education research since 1971. Earlier, she held the Birgeneau Chair in Educational Disparities and was vice-chancellor of equity and inclusion at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Academic Study Finds a Growing Racial Divide in Autism Disorders

    Academic Study Finds a Growing Racial Divide in Autism Disorders (3.30.2020)

    While autism disorders in wealthy counties of California have decreased since 2000, the study found incidence among Blacks has increased rapidly across California, marking the highest rates among any ethnic or racial group.

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  • Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University

    Eddith Dashiell to Lead the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University (3.30.2020)

    Dashiell joined the Ohio University faculty in 1992 and currently serves as an associate professor and associate director of undergraduate programs for the journalism school. Earlier, she taught at Middle Tennessee State University and Indiana University while pursuing her graduate degrees.

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  • In Memoriam: Joseph Echols Lowery, 1921-2020

    In Memoriam: Joseph Echols Lowery, 1921-2020 (3.28.2020)

    Joseph Lowery, often referred to as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Movement,” held a doctorate from the Chicago Ecumenical Institute. In 2002, the Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights was founded at Clark Atlanta University.

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  • HBCUs Not Forgotten in the Giant Coronavirus Stimulus Package

    HBCUs Not Forgotten in the Giant Coronavirus Stimulus Package (3.27.2020)

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency Title III and Title V aid to HBCUs, predominantly Black institutions and other minority-serving institutions. The act also authorizes the Department of Education to loosen the restrictions on currently appropriated Title III funds.

    Mar 27, 2020 | 2 comments | View Post

  • North Carolina A&T State University to Offer a New Master's Degree in Health Psychology

    North Carolina A&T State University to Offer a New Master’s Degree in Health Psychology (3.27.2020)

    The degree is a two-year program designed to provide the foundational knowledge and skills for students to work in the health psychology field. The first students are expected to enroll in the program during the Fall 2021 semester.

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