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  • Carnegie Mellon University Created a Map That Excluded Some Black Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh

    Carnegie Mellon University Created a Map That Excluded Some Black Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh (2.18.2020)

    The map labeled some of the neighborhoods near the university. But there were oddly-shaped blank spaces on the map. As it turns out some of these blank spaces were neighborhoods with predominantly Black populations.

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  • Preserving the Writings of Anna Julia Cooper

    Preserving the Writings of Anna Julia Cooper (2.18.2020)

    Recently, the Humanities Center at Syracuse University partnered with the Colored Conventions Project to host a local transcribe-a-thon of the writings of Anna Julia Cooper. The community service project’s goal was to transcribe the writing of Dr. Cooper and create a digital archive of her work.

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  • Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

    Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education (2.14.2020)

    Taking on new administrative duties are Maria Ramirez at New York University, Ryan J. Davis at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Jamina Scippio-McFadden at the University of Massachusetts, Mary-Ann Ibeziako at Virginia Tech, and Shantay Bolton at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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  • In Memoriam: Roger Pulliam, 1942-2020

    In Memoriam: Roger Pulliam, 1942-2020 (2.14.2020)

    Dr. Pulliam joined the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1989. During his tenure, he served as assistant vice chancellor of academic support services, director of advancement and interim chief diversity officer.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (2.13.2020)

    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 (2.13.2020)

    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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  • New Center on Racial Healing to Be Established at the University of Arkansas

    New Center on Racial Healing to Be Established at the University of Arkansas (2.12.2020)

    The University of Arkansas has announced that it is establishing a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center. The center will focus on creating transformative and sustainable change in areas relating to diversity and inclusion.

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  • Chapman University Student Utters Racist Tirade in University Classroom

    Chapman University Student Utters Racist Tirade in University Classroom (2.12.2020)

    A student at Chapman University in Orange, California, was arrested on several charges after he uttered a racist tirage in a university classroom, destroyed university property, and resisted arrest.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (2.12.2020)

    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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  • The First Black Woman to Lead a College at Oxford University in England

    The First Black Woman to Lead a College at Oxford University in England (2.11.2020)

    Since 2015, Baroness Valerie Amos has served as director of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. From 2010 to 2015, Amos served as undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator at the United Nations.

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  • Shake-Up in the Leadership at Jackson State University in Mississippi

    Shake-Up in the Leadership at Jackson State University in Mississippi (2.11.2020)

    After being arrested on prostitution charges, William Bynum Jr. resigned as president of historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi. Thomas Hudson, the university’s chief diversity officer, was appointed acting president.

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  • George Washington University President Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Remarks

    George Washington University President Apologizes for Racially Insensitive Remarks (2.11.2020)

    Thomas J. LeBlanc was asked if he would divest securities of fossil fuel companies if a majority of students called for it. In response he said: “What if the majority of the students agreed to shoot all the Black people here? Do I say, ‘Ah, well the majority voted?’”

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  • The Dwindling Number of Black Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty at Penn State

    The Dwindling Number of Black Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty at Penn State (2.10.2020)

    In 2004, there were 83 tenured or tenure-track Black faculty at Penn State. By 2018, the number dropped to 68. In 2004, tenured and tenure-track African American faculty comprised 76.1 percent of all Black professors, however by 2018 this proportion had decreased to 60.7 percent.

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  • Condoleezza Rice Appointed Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

    Condoleezza Rice Appointed Director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (2.10.2020)

    Professor Rice joined Stanford University in 1981, where she served as provost from 1993 to 1999. She was national security advisor to President George W. Bush before serving as U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009.

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  • Report Finds That a Lack of Trust Impacts Retention Rates of Black Teachers

    Report Finds That a Lack of Trust Impacts Retention Rates of Black Teachers (2.10.2020)

    If only new teachers are considered, African American teachers with two years or less experience were 2.5 times as likely to leave Wisconsin public education as White teachers (27.9 percent compared to 11 percent).

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  • The First African American Woman to Serve as Athletic Director in the Southeastern Conference

    The First African American Woman to Serve as Athletic Director in the Southeastern Conference (2.10.2020)

    Dr. Lee has been serving as associate vice chancellor and deputy athletic director. She has been the department’s senior woman administrator for the athletics program since 2004. Dr. Lee was a four-year varsity letter winner in basketball and holds three degrees from Vanderbilt University.

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  • Study Finds Prosecutor Bias May Not Be a Major Factor in Criminal Justice Inequities

    Study Finds Prosecutor Bias May Not Be a Major Factor in Criminal Justice Inequities (2.10.2020)

    The study examined whether prosecutors charged a felony, whether they chose to fine the defendant or seek a prison sentence, and the proposed cost of the fine or length of the sentence. The results showed little or no differences between Black and White defendants.

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  • Adrien Bennings Is the First African American President of Kellogg Community College

    Adrien Bennings Is the First African American President of Kellogg Community College (2.10.2020)

    Dr. Bennings previously was vice president for finance and administration at Clovis Community College in New Mexico. Before that, she was regional director of the Small Business Development Center at Texas Tech University where she advanced economic development initiatives in a 16-county area in northwest Texas.

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  • Bethune-Cookman University President Pleads for Help From Alumni

    Bethune-Cookman University President Pleads for Help From Alumni (2.07.2020)

    In a letter to alumni, President E. LaBrent Chrite stated that “2020 will be a pivotal year in the history of B-CU. It will be the year our beloved university prepared to close its doors or it will be the year we turned a corner and began moving toward an exciting future.”

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  • Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

    Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments (2.07.2020)

    Taking on new roles are Jacqueline Jones LaMon at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, Gavin Washington of Kentucky State University, Brandy Faulkner at Virginia Tech, Jacqueline Hill at Bowie State University in Maryland, and Lisa E. Farrington at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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  • The Amistad Murals Come Home to Talladega College

    The Amistad Murals Come Home to Talladega College (2.07.2020)

    Hale Aspacio Woodruff was commissioned to paint the murals in 1938. They tell the story of the revolt on the slave ship Amistad and the subsequent legal battle that secured the slaves’ freedom and return to Africa.

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  • Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

    Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America (2.07.2020)

    Suzanne L. Weekes, a professor in the mathematical sciences department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has received the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

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  • Eight HBCUs Participate in the Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta

    Eight HBCUs Participate in the Honda Battle of the Bands in Atlanta (2.07.2020)

    The show opened with a soulful performance by all eight bands, as more than 2,400 musicians and dancers joined together on the field. This year’s event marked the first time that a woman band director – Dr. Nikole Roebuck of Grambling State University – participated in the Honda Battle of the Bands.

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