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  • The Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora Founded at Georgia State University

    The Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora Founded at Georgia State University (7.07.2020)

    The center will support research and academic initiatives, artistic efforts, and public programming, including exhibits, lectures and conferences, and advance policy proposals that target issues of concern to the African diaspora across the university and the broader community.

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  • Slavery, Race and Memory Project at Wake Forest University Issues New Report

    Slavery, Race and Memory Project at Wake Forest University Issues New Report (7.07.2020)

    In 1836, the estate of John Blount, which included land and enslaved Black people was donated to Wake Forest. In 1860, 14 enslaved humans were auctioned for a total of $10,718 that added to the university’s endowment.

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  • Two African Americans Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York

    Two African Americans Appointed to Lead Colleges of the City University of New York (7.06.2020)

    Berenecea Johnson Eanes was appointed president of York College of the City University of New York. She has been serving as interim president since last fall. Anthony E. Munroe will serve as president of Borough of Manhattan Community College. Since 2017, he has been president of Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (7.02.2020)

    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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  • Princeton Removes Names of Woodrow Wilson From Its School of Public and International Affairs

    Princeton Removes Names of Woodrow Wilson From Its School of Public and International Affairs (7.01.2020)

    As president of Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson refused to consider the admission of Black students. Wilson who went on to become the 28th president of the United States, racially segregated the federal government workforce and appointed White supremacists to his cabinet.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (7.01.2020)

    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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  • In Memoriam: Lucius Jefferson Barker, 1928-2020

    In Memoriam: Lucius Jefferson Barker, 1928-2020 (6.30.2020)

    Dr. Barker, a political scientist, began his academic career at the University of Illinois. He taught at the University of Illinois, Southern University in Louisiana, and Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Barker taught at Stanford University from 1990 until retiring in 2006 as the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Emeritus.

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  • Hardin-Simmons University Student Posts Racist Video on Social Media

    Hardin-Simmons University Student Posts Racist Video on Social Media (6.30.2020)

    A student at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, is no longer enrolled at the university, after it was discovered that she posted a racist video on social media.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.30.2020)

    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: Paul L. Gaines, 1932-2020

    In Memoriam: Paul L. Gaines, 1932-2020 (6.30.2020)

    In 1958, Gaines earned a master’s degree in counseling at what is now Bridgewater State University and that same year joined the staff at the educational institution as assistant to the president for minority affairs and affirmative action.

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  • Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint

    Sonja Feist-Price Appointed Provost at the University of Michigan-Flint (6.29.2020)

    Professor Feist-Price currently serves as the vice president for institutional diversity and professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. She will begin her new job on August 1.

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  • Stanford Scholar Finds a Huge Shortfall in Black Authors and Editors in Psychological Research

    Stanford Scholar Finds a Huge Shortfall in Black Authors and Editors in Psychological Research (6.29.2020)

    A new study led by Steven O. Roberts, an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford University, finds that prominent psychological publications that highlight race are rare, and when race is discussed, it is authored mostly and edited almost entirely by White scholars.

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  • California Voters Have the Opportunity to Put Proposition 209 on the Trash Heap of History

    California Voters Have the Opportunity to Put Proposition 209 on the Trash Heap of History (6.29.2020)

    In 1996 voters in California passed Proposition 209 which banned the consideration of race in admissions decisions at state-operated colleges and universities. But now the California legislature has voted to place a referendum on the November 3 ballot that would once again allow public universities in the state to consider race in their admissions decisions.

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  • Survey Shows Widespread Racial Disparities in All Forms of Discrimination and Mistreatment

    Survey Shows Widespread Racial Disparities in All Forms of Discrimination and Mistreatment (6.29.2020)

    More than two thirds of African Americans say they know someone who has been unfairly stopped, searched, questioned, physically threatened or abused by the police, and 43 percent say they personally have had this experience. Some 22 percent of African Americans report that they have been mistreated by police in the past year alone.

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  • Lynden Archer Named Dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell University

    Lynden Archer Named Dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell University (6.29.2020)

    A Cornell faculty member since 2000, Dr. Archer directed the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from 2010 to 2016. In the fall of 2017, he was named the David Croll Director of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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  • New Reports Shows How the University of Missouri Responded to the 2015 Campus Upheaval

    New Reports Shows How the University of Missouri Responded to the 2015 Campus Upheaval (6.29.2020)

    The American Council on Education recently released a report documenting the steps the University of Missouri has taken over the past five years to address the problems that led to the widespread campus protests in 2015. While progress has been made, the report notes that there is work that still needs to be done.

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  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts Names its Next Provost

    University of North Carolina School of the Arts Names its Next Provost (6.29.2020)

    Professor Sims currently serves as the deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and the Elzie Higginbottom Vice Provost and chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also the founding director of the Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness and a professor of theater at the university.

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  • Morehouse School of Medicine To Lead New Effort to Battle COVID-19 in Underserved Areas

    Morehouse School of Medicine To Lead New Effort to Battle COVID-19 in Underserved Areas (6.26.2020)

    The Morehouse School of Medicine will coordinate a strategic network of national, state, territorial, tribal, and local organizations to deliver COVID-19-related information to communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

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  • Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

    Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments (6.26.2020)

    Taking on new roles are J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Terrell Strayhorn at Virginia Union University, Shawn Ricks at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Dwayne Mack at Berea College in Kentucky and Gerald Cannon at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.

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  • Robert Smith Launches New Nonprofit That Aims to Ease Student Debt at HBCUs

    Robert Smith Launches New Nonprofit That Aims to Ease Student Debt at HBCUs (6.26.2020)

    Robert F. Smith, a billionaire who is CEO of Vista Equity Partners, a software and technology investment firm, has launched the Student Freedom Initiative, a nonprofit organization that will offer loans to STEM students at HBCUs at far lower rates and with easier repayment terms.

    Jun 26, 2020 | 1 comment | View Post

  • University of Virginia Honors Its First African American Doctoral Graduate

    University of Virginia Honors Its First African American Doctoral Graduate (6.26.2020)

    In 1953, Walter N. Ridley earned a doctorate from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Ridley holds the distinction of being the first African American to earn a doctoral degree from a historically white university in the South.

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  • New Paid Internship Program in the Music Industry for HBCU Students

    New Paid Internship Program in the Music Industry for HBCU Students (6.26.2020)

    Students from Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Bennett College will be the first interns in a new program launched by ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

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  • New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

    New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight African Americans (6.26.2020)

    Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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