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  • In Memoriam: Joseph Benjamin Johnson, 1934-2018

    In Memoriam: Joseph Benjamin Johnson, 1934-2018 (1.12.2018)

    Dr. Johnson served as president of Grambling State University in Louisiana from 1977 to 1991. He was then president of Talladega College in Alabama until his retirement in 1998.

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  • University of Massachusetts Graduate School Launches Office of Inclusion and Engagement

    University of Massachusetts Graduate School Launches Office of Inclusion and Engagement (1.10.2018)

    The new office will develop initiatives designed to help students amplify the impact of their research, prepare for leadership positions, and broaden their career options. It will focus on recruitment, retention and success of graduate students from historically underrepresented populations.

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  • A Shake-Up in University Advancement at Florida A&M University

    A Shake-Up in University Advancement at Florida A&M University (1.10.2018)

    George Cotten, who has served as vice president for university advancement at Florida A&M University since April 2015 has resigned. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, dean of the School of Business and Industry, was named interim vice president of university advancement.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (1.10.2018)

    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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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.09.2018)

    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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  • Frank Anderson to Lead the Center for Racial Reconciliation at Union University in Tennessee

    Frank Anderson to Lead the Center for Racial Reconciliation at Union University in Tennessee (1.09.2018)

    In this role, Dr. Anderson will plan and host events related to a Christ-centered understanding of racial reconciliation and will work with university schools, departments, offices, and centers to promote racial reconciliation.

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  • In Memoriam: LeRoy Frasier, 1937-2017

    In Memoriam: LeRoy Frasier, 1937-2017 (1.09.2018)

    In 1955, LeRoy Frasier was one of the first three African American students to enroll as undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.09.2018)

    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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  • Knoxville College Has Been on the Ropes But It Is Still Fighting to Survive

    Knoxville College Has Been on the Ropes But It Is Still Fighting to Survive (1.08.2018)

    Knoxville College, a historically Black educational institution in Tennessee, has not held classes since 2015. But the college has now filed paperwork with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission with the goal of holding classes this coming fall.

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  • African American Scholar Wins National Book Award in Fiction

    African American Scholar Wins National Book Award in Fiction (1.05.2018)

    Jesmyn Ward is an associate professor of English at Tulane University. This is the second time she was won the National Book Award in fiction. In 2017, she was chosen as a MacArthur Fellow.

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  • A Record Number of Doctoral Degree Awards at Grambling State University

    A Record Number of Doctoral Degree Awards at Grambling State University (1.05.2018)

    Last month seven students were awarded doctorates in developmental education at Grambling State University in Louisiana. This is the largest number of doctoral degrees awarded in university history. One of the seven students is a grandfather who has been serving as a lecturer in the College of Business at Grambling.

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  • Two Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Roles

    Two Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Roles (1.05.2018)

    Dwight N. Hopkins was named the Alexander Campbell Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School and Van B. Sapp was appointed dean of the School of Business, Management & Technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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  • Winston-Salem State Graduate Is the First to Take Advantage of a Guaranteed Admission Program

    Winston-Salem State Graduate Is the First to Take Advantage of a Guaranteed Admission Program (1.05.2018)

    Alexis McCrea, who graduated from Winston-Salem State University last spring, is the first student to take advantage of the university’s Early Assurance Program that guarantees admission for university graduates to the doctor of physical therapy program if they have met specific requirements.

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  • Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

    Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards (1.05.2018)

    The honorees are Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas an associate professor at Georgia Southern University, Stacy Hawkins, an associate professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, and Deborah Deas, the dean of the School of Medicine of the University of California, Riverside.

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  • Shaw University in North Carolina Establishes New Emergency Financial Aid Program

    Shaw University in North Carolina Establishes New Emergency Financial Aid Program (1.05.2018)

    The university will provide the funds for eligible students facing short-term, nonrecurring financial emergencies. The student must explain why if he or she does not receive the emergency aid, it may result in their having to leave school.

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  • Three African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

    Three African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education (1.05.2018)

    Constance Mallette was appointed vice chancellor for finance and administration at Winston-Salem State University. Rotimi Ariyo is the new director of student activities at Beacon College in Florida, and Harold Tate was appointed vice president for facilities and construction at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

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  • In Memoriam: Joseph T. McMillan Jr., 1944-2017

    In Memoriam: Joseph T. McMillan Jr., 1944-2017 (1.05.2018)

    Before becoming the fourth president of what is now Huston-Tillotson University in 1988, Dr. McMillan served for 18 years as director of the United Church of Christ’s ministry in higher education. He served for 12 years as president of the historically Black college in Austin, Texas, before retiring in 2000.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.04.2018)

    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 (1.04.2018)

    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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  • An Increase in Black Transfer Applicants to the University of California System

    An Increase in Black Transfer Applicants to the University of California System (1.03.2018)

    Each year, there is a large group of students who earned associate’s degree’s at California community colleges who seek to transfer to four-year bachelor’s degree programs at one of the University of California campuses. This year, Black transfer applicants are up by more than 9 percent.

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  • New Diversity Center to Open on the Campus of Cedar Crest College

    New Diversity Center to Open on the Campus of Cedar Crest College (1.03.2018)

    Cedar Crest college, a liberal arts educational for women in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has announced the establishment of the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement on campus. African Americans make up 9 percent of the undergraduate students at the college.

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  • Lumina Foundation Shifts Course to Promote Racial Justice on College Campuses

    Lumina Foundation Shifts Course to Promote Racial Justice on College Campuses (1.03.2018)

    In a departure from its usual mission, the Lumnia Foundation has allocated $2.5 million to support racial justice work on college campuses. A series of $100,000 grants will be given to colleges who have made significant efforts to foster educational equality and reduce racism on campus.

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  • In Memoriam: Getahn Ward, 1972-2017

    In Memoriam: Getahn Ward, 1972-2017 (1.03.2018)

    A native of Liberia in western Africa, Ward came to the United States in 1991 and became a U.S. citizen in 2014. He began work as a reporter at The Tennessean in 1998. He also taught journalism classes at his alma mater, Tennessee State University.

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