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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (11.21.2019)

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

    Nov 21, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (11.20.2019)

    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.

    Nov 20, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Florida Opens a New Home for Its Institute of Black Culture

    University of Florida Opens a New Home for Its Institute of Black Culture (11.20.2019)

    In 1971, the Institute of Black Culture was established after a series of peaceful protests from Black students advocating for their rights ended with 66 students arrested or suspended for occupying the university’s president’s office. Now the Institute has a new home on campus.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (11.20.2019)

    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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  • After a Racist Incident, Syracuse University Suspends All Social Activities of Fraternities

    After a Racist Incident, Syracuse University Suspends All Social Activities of Fraternities (11.18.2019)

    An African American woman was targeted with a racial slur as she walked by a fraternity house. The student newspaper at the university reported that recently “at least 10 hate crimes or bias-related incidents have been reported on or near campus.”

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  • In Memoriam: Ernest James Gaines, 1933-2019

    In Memoriam: Ernest James Gaines, 1933-2019 (11.18.2019)

    Ernest J. Gaines, the celebrated author and long-time educator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, died earlier this month at his home in Oscar, Louisiana. He was 86 years old.

    Nov 18, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association

    Tina Harris Given Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communications Association (11.15.2019)

    Tina M. Harris holds the Douglas L. Manship Sr.-Dori Maynard Race, Media, and Cultural Literacy Endowed Chair at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. She joined the faculty at LSU this past summer after teaching at the University of Georgia for more than two decades.

    Nov 15, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • South Carolina State University Jumps Onboard With the U.S. Coast Guard

    South Carolina State University Jumps Onboard With the U.S. Coast Guard (11.15.2019)

    Students who are accepted into the scholarship program will be enlisted into the U.S. Coast Guard, complete basic training during the summer and receive full funding for up to two years of college. They will also receive a full-time Coast Guard salary, housing allowance, and medical benefits.

    Nov 15, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • New Administrative Roles for Five African Americans at Colleges and Universities

    New Administrative Roles for Five African Americans at Colleges and Universities (11.15.2019)

    Taking on new administrative roles are P. Brandon Johnson at the University of Texas at Dallas, Iika McCarter at the Mississippi University for Women, Darryl Jones at Hudson County Community College, Romona West at the University of Arkansas, and Brice Yates at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

    Nov 15, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019

    In Memoriam: Wilhelmina Matilda Reuben-Cooke, 1946-2019 (11.15.2019)

    Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke was a professor of law at the University of the District of Columbia, professor emerita of law at Syracuse University in New York, and one of the first African American students to enroll at Duke University in North Carolina.

    Nov 15, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (11.13.2019)

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

    Nov 13, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (11.13.2019)

    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.

    Nov 13, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • New Georgia Tech Program Aims to Increase Diversity of Critics and Reviewers

    New Georgia Tech Program Aims to Increase Diversity of Critics and Reviewers (11.13.2019)

    The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta recently held a workshop to develop a program to increase diversity among critics and reviewers of poetry. The effort is a collaboration of the university’s Poetry@Tech program and the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics program in the United Kingdom.

    Nov 13, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Clifford Cornell Baker, 1929-2019

    In Memoriam: Clifford Cornell Baker, 1929-2019 (11.12.2019)

    In 1976, Dr. Baker was named assistant state superintendent of education in Alabama. This was the highest position ever held at that time by an African-American in the state’s Department of Education. He came out of retirement in 1991 to become the ninth president of Alabama State University.

    Nov 12, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (11.12.2019)

    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.

    Nov 12, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Racial Poverty Gap and Its Impact on Higher Education

    The Racial Poverty Gap and Its Impact on Higher Education (11.11.2019)

    In 2018, nearly 30 percent of all African Americans below the age of 18 were living in poverty. For non-Hispanic White children, the rate was 8.9 percent. Many Black children from impoverished backgrounds do not even consider higher education due to the perceived cost.

    Nov 11, 2019 | 1 comment | View Post

  • The New Dean of the College of Business at Dillard University in New Orleans

    The New Dean of the College of Business at Dillard University in New Orleans (11.11.2019)

    Kristen Broady is a former lecturer in economics at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earlier in her career, Dr. Broady was dean of the division of business and computer science at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. She also has served on the faculty at Fort Valley State University and Benedict College.

    Nov 11, 2019 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Study Charges Harvard With Recruiting Black Applicants Who Have No Chance of Admission

    Study Charges Harvard With Recruiting Black Applicants Who Have No Chance of Admission (11.11.2019)

    Essentially, the study charges Harvard with recruiting large number of Black applicants who had no chance of admission so that Black acceptance rates would decline to more closely match those of White and Asian applicants.

    Nov 11, 2019 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Grant Hayes Serving as Provost at East Carolina University

    Grant Hayes Serving as Provost at East Carolina University (11.11.2019)

    Grant Hayes has been serving as dean of the College of Education at the university since 2015. Recently, Provost Ron Mitchelson was named interim chancellor and Dr. Hayes has stepped in to serve in Dr. Mitchelson’s role until a new chancellor is named.

    Nov 11, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Study Finds a Link Between Racial Discrimination and Suicidal Thoughts of African American Men

    Study Finds a Link Between Racial Discrimination and Suicidal Thoughts of African American Men (11.11.2019)

    Suicide deaths among African American men have risen dramatically during the last 20 years, and racial discrimination may be a contributing factor in many cases, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan.

    Nov 11, 2019 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Theodorea Regina Berry Named to Dean Position at the University of Central Florida

    Theodorea Regina Berry Named to Dean Position at the University of Central Florida (11.11.2019)

    Currently, Dr. Berry is a professor and chair of the department of African American studies at San Jose State University in California. Prior to joining San Jose State University, Berry served in various leadership roles at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

    Nov 11, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Racist Graffiti Found on the Campus of Salisbury University in Maryland

    Racist Graffiti Found on the Campus of Salisbury University in Maryland (11.08.2019)

    The latest incident included the threat of violence. The message scrawled on a stairway wall contained a racial slur and referred to the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 people dead.

    Nov 08, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Florida A&M University Honors Student Who Died Serving His Country as a Tuskegee Airman

    Florida A&M University Honors Student Who Died Serving His Country as a Tuskegee Airman (11.08.2019)

    Lt. James Polkinghorne, Jr. was a senior at Florida A&M University when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. During a combat mission over Italy on May 5, 1944, Lt. Polkinghorne’s plane was shot down. His body was never found. A campus residence hall is being named in his honor.

    Nov 08, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Grambling State University Hopes to Offer New Degree Program in Cloud Computing

    Grambling State University Hopes to Offer New Degree Program in Cloud Computing (11.08.2019)

    Once the plan is developed, the university would need a second approval from the board of regents to offer the new cloud computing degree program. If all goes as planned, the new major could begin to enroll students as early as next fall.

    Nov 08, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post