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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (5.26.2020)

    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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  • Mellon Foundation Steps in to Help Students at 16 HBCUs

    Mellon Foundation Steps in to Help Students at 16 HBCUs (5.26.2020)

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced $1.76 million in emergency grants distributed to 16 HBCUs to address students’ technology needs, financial strain due to tuition or residential bills, supporting essential travel between home and campus, and other necessities.

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  • Two Universities Appoint African Americans to Provost Positions

    Two Universities Appoint African Americans to Provost Positions (5.25.2020)

    Darrell Newton was named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Winona State University in Minnesota and Saundra F. DeLauder was named provost and vice president of academic affairs at historically Black Delaware State University in Dover. She is the first woman to hold the post.

    May 25, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

    Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education (5.22.2020)

    Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Demetrius Johnson at Bowie State University in Maryland, Daryl Lowe at Spelman College in Atlanta, Camille Edwards at Wright State University in Ohio, Roderick Little at Jackson State University in Mississippi and Cynthia Pickett at DePaul University in Chicago.

    May 22, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020

    In Memoriam: Alyce Chenault Gullattee, 1928-2020 (5.22.2020)

    Dr. Gullattee was appointed to the Howard University faculty in 1970 as a psychiatrist in the department of neuropsychiatry. Over the next half-century she played a significant role in the education and training of literally thousands of physicians, including a signi!cant percentage of the African American physicians practicing in this country.

    May 22, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (5.20.2020)

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

    May 20, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Black Historian at Columbia University Stopped in Vermont and Told to Leave State

    Black Historian at Columbia University Stopped in Vermont and Told to Leave State (5.20.2020)

    Professor Christopher Brown, who drives a car with New York State license plates, was flagged down by a White man in Hartford, Vermont, where Dr. Brown’s family owns a home. He was advised that he was not wanted in Vermont and told to leave.

    May 20, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Thomas E.H. Conway, 1949-2020

    In Memoriam: Thomas E.H. Conway, 1949-2020 (5.20.2020)

    Dr. Conway had a 45-year career with the University of North Carolina System. He was named interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in 2016 and the position was made permanent in 2017. Dr. Conway retired at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (5.20.2020)

    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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  • Two African American Women Scholars at Kent State University to Retire

    Two African American Women Scholars at Kent State University to Retire (5.19.2020)

    Alfreda Brown, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and Barbara Broome, dean of the College of Nursing, at Kent State University in Ohio are retiring at the end of the academic year.

    May 19, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African American Women Appointed to University Dean Positions

    Three African American Women Appointed to University Dean Positions (5.19.2020)

    Brooke Berry was appointed dean of students at Marymount University in Hopewell, Virginia. Cassandra Hill has been named the next dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Law and Stephanie Dance-Barnes will be the next dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago.

    May 19, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (5.19.2020)

    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.

    May 19, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Historically Black Collges and Universities Awarding the Most Bachelor's Degrees

    The Historically Black Collges and Universities Awarding the Most Bachelor’s Degrees (5.18.2020)

    North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro awarded 1,662 bachelor’s degrees, the most of any HBCU. This is not surprising since North Carolina A&T State University has the largest number of undergraduate students among HBCUs.

    May 18, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Lamont Repollet Appointed President of Kean University in Union, New Jersey

    Lamont Repollet Appointed President of Kean University in Union, New Jersey (5.18.2020)

    Dr. Repollet has been serving as the New Jersey Commissioner of Education. From 2014 to 2018, he served as superintendent of the Asbury Park School District. Previously, he served as principal of Carteret High School n New Jersey.

    May 18, 2020 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Stanford University Study Finds That "Driving While Black" Is Less Risky at Night

    Stanford University Study Finds That “Driving While Black” Is Less Risky at Night (5.18.2020)

    The results of the study of 95 million traffic stops between 2011 and 2018 showed that Blacks, who are pulled over more frequently than Whites by day, are much less likely to be stopped after sunset, when “a veil of darkness” masks their race.

    May 18, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Two HBCUs in North Carolina Announce the Appointments of New Provosts

    Two HBCUs in North Carolina Announce the Appointments of New Provosts (5.18.2020)

    Lee Brown was named interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Josiah J. Sampson, III was appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs. at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    May 18, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Black Unemployment Surges But the Racial Gap Shrinks

    Black Unemployment Surges But the Racial Gap Shrinks (5.18.2020)

    In April, the unemployment specter hit both Blacks and Whites very hard. Unemployment rates rose to 16.7 percent for Blacks and 14.2 for non-Hispanic Whites. The traditional 2-to-1 Black-to-White unemployment ratio has disappeared. But the economic recovery in Black communities is likely to lag the rest of the nation.

    May 18, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi

    Ivy Ruth Taylor to Be the First Woman President of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi (5.18.2020)

    Dr. Taylor is the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. She spent six years as a lecturer in public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also worked at a nonprofit affordable housing agency and served multiple terms as a city councilmember prior to her term as mayor.

    May 18, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • The New Leader of the School of Commerce at the University of Virginia

    The New Leader of the School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (5.18.2020)

    Nicole Thorne Jenkins is currently vice dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, where she is also the Von Allmen Chaired Professor of Accountancy. She was previously on the faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Washington University in St. Louis.

    May 18, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three African American Women Faculty Taking on New Assignments

    Three African American Women Faculty Taking on New Assignments (5.15.2020)

    Namandje Bumpus was named chair of a department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Cassandra Extavour was named a Harvard College Professor and associate professor Amoaba Gooden was appointed interim vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio.

    May 15, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Another Setback for Paine College's Battle to Retain Its Accreditation

    Another Setback for Paine College’s Battle to Retain Its Accreditation (5.15.2020)

    Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, lost an appeal of a court ruling that upheld a decision by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to revoke its accreditation. But the college retains all rights to federal funds as a candidate for accreditation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

    May 15, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Vanderbilt University Scholar Named a Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar

    Vanderbilt University Scholar Named a Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar (5.15.2020)

    Steven D. Townsend is an assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is the only African American among the 14 Dreyfus Foundation Teacher Scholars for 2020. Each scholar receives a $100,000 unrestricted research grant.

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  • Tennessee State University Pitches In to Help Families in Need Due to the Pandemic

    Tennessee State University Pitches In to Help Families in Need Due to the Pandemic (5.15.2020)

    Historically Black Tennessee State University in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank and One Generation Away, hosted a contact-free, mobile food pantry distribution outside the university’s indoor athletic facility. More than 500 families were served.

    May 15, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Administrative Positions

    Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Administrative Positions (5.15.2020)

    The new appointees are Irish Spencer at Fayetteville State University, Walter McCollum at Miami Dade College, Monique Guillory at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Lamar R. Hylton at Kent State University, Eruore Oboh at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Rhonda Moses at Johnson C. Smith University.

    May 15, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post