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  • Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association

    Wanda Brown Takes Over as President of the American Library Association (7.15.2019)

    Brown, the director of library services at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, is the first president of the American Library Association who is currently a librarian at a historically Black university. She is the sixth African American to hold the presidency of the ALA.

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  • Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

    Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members (7.12.2019)

    Xavier University of Louisiana, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church has announced the promotion of eight faculty members. Four of these promotions went to Black scholars. They are Lamartine Meda, Circecie Olatunji, Anderson Sunda-Meya, and Brian Turner.

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  • In Memoriam: Rita Roberts Jones, 1934-2019

    In Memoriam: Rita Roberts Jones, 1934-2019 (7.12.2019)

    Rita R. Jones, former dean of women at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, passed away on July 3, 2019. She was 85 years old. Jones began her career at Oakwood University in 1972 as dean of freshman women. In 1978, she left Oakwood to become associate dean of women at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, […]

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (7.11.2019)

    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 (7.11.2019)

    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.

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  • Rice University Forms Task Force to Examine Its History Regarding Race

    Rice University Forms Task Force to Examine Its History Regarding Race (7.10.2019)

    William Marsh Rice was an oil and cotton tycoon, who when he died was said to be the richest man in Texas. He left the bulk of his estate to establish the Rice Institute for Literature. His will stipulated that only White students were allowed to enroll. The “Whites-only” policy remained in effect until 1965.

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  • Vanderbilt University Establishes Partnership With the National Museum of African American Music

    Vanderbilt University Establishes Partnership With the National Museum of African American Music (7.10.2019)

    As a part of this new agreement, Vanderbilt will pledge $2 million in contributions and direct financial support to the museum. These funds will expand the museum’s archival collection, contribute to innovative programming, support the completion of the facility, and more.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (7.10.2019)

    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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  • In Memoriam: Floyd L. Robinson

    In Memoriam: Floyd L. Robinson (7.09.2019)

    Floyd L. Robinson was the former band director, professor, and administrator at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. Upon his retirement in 2001, the university renamed its fine arts auditorium in his honor.

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  • LaToya Webb is the First Black Woman Invited to the U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop

    LaToya Webb is the First Black Woman Invited to the U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop (7.09.2019)

    LaToya Webb, a graduate teaching assistant in the department of music in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University in Alabama, has been selected to attend the U.S. Army Band Conductors Workshop this summer. Her selection makes her the first African American woman to be chosen for this prestigious event.

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  • Virginia Tech Students Launch "African American Fourth of July" Website

    Virginia Tech Students Launch “African American Fourth of July” Website (7.09.2019)

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg has recently launched a new website that summarizes the findings and analysis of a group of students who researched the historical archives of a group of newspapers to examine African Americans’ sentiments towards Independence Day over the years.

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  • In Memoriam: Wright Lassiter Jr., 1934-2019

    In Memoriam: Wright Lassiter Jr., 1934-2019 (7.09.2019)

    Dr. Lassiter was appointed chancellor of Dallas County Community College District in 2007. He was the first African American to hold the position. Earlier in his career, Dr. Lassiter served for 20 years as president of El Centro College in Dallas.

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  • Suzanne Walsh Named President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina

    Suzanne Walsh Named President of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina (7.08.2019)

    Currently, Walsh serves as the founder and manager of Discerning SEWlutions, a consulting firm in Seattle. Earlier in her career she held various leadership roles with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Heinz Endowments, and Cuyahoga Community College.

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  • New Report Examines the Racial Makeup of Private Schools in the United States

    New Report Examines the Racial Makeup of Private Schools in the United States (7.08.2019)

    Black students accounted for 9.3 percent of all private school students in the United States. This is a far lower percentage than the Black percentage of all students in the nation’s public school systems. African Americans accounted for 18.5 percent of students at schools that served special education students.

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  • Feleccia Moore-Davis Selected to Lead the Meramec Campus of St. Louis Community College

    Feleccia Moore-Davis Selected to Lead the Meramec Campus of St. Louis Community College (7.08.2019)

    Most recently, Dr. Moore-Davis served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Tallahassee Community College in Florida. She previously worked at CyFair campus of Lone Star College in Houston as dean and vice president for instruction.

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  • Study Finds Lack of Black Tenured Faculty at All Levels of Higher Education

    Study Finds Lack of Black Tenured Faculty at All Levels of Higher Education (7.08.2019)

    The results of the study, led by a dean at the University of Kentucky, found that only 4.05 percent of tenured faculty at doctoral level institutions are Black. In fact, racial diversity among tenured faculty continues to lag across all levels of higher education.

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  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College Chooses Sandra Barnes to Head its Natchez Campus

    Copiah-Lincoln Community College Chooses Sandra Barnes to Head its Natchez Campus (7.08.2019)

    Dr. Barnes currently serves as the chair and professor in the department of chemistry and physics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She has also served in other capacities at Alcorn State including research assistant professor for the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics.

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  • Census Bureau Offers New Data on Population and Age for African Americans

    Census Bureau Offers New Data on Population and Age for African Americans (7.08.2019)

    The statistics show that between 2010 and 2018, the median age of the U.S. population increased by one year from 37.2 to 38.2. The median age of African Americans increased by 1.4 years, a larger increase than for the population as a whole.

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  • Six African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Academia

    Six African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Academia (7.05.2019)

    Taking on new assignments are Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts, Desmond U. Patton at Columbia University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University, Linda White at LeMoyne-Owen College, Jean Beaman at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Wayne Brewer at Texas Woman’s University.

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  • Cheyney University States That Its Budget Is Balanced,  a Key Step to Retain Accreditation

    Cheyney University States That Its Budget Is Balanced, a Key Step to Retain Accreditation (7.05.2019)

    The balanced budget is crucial to Cheyney’s future. If the university can show a balanced budget for the next three years, the state of Pennsylvania will forgive $30 million of the school’s $43 million in debt owed to the state’s higher education system.

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  • Four Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

    Four Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans (7.05.2019)

    The new deans are Allyson L. Watson at Florida A&M University, Stephanie G. Adams at the University of Texas at Dallas, Alicia Golston at Rhodes College in Memphis, and Kristina Odejimi at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

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  • Delaware State University Partners With Two Universities in China

    Delaware State University Partners With Two Universities in China (7.05.2019)

    An agreement with Beihua University in Jilin, China, will establish a joint English Language Institute to prepare Chinese students to study in the United States. Also, an agreement with Northeast Normal School will create a joint educational doctorate program.

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  • Eight African Americans Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Positions in Academia

    Eight African Americans Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Positions in Academia (7.05.2019)

    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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  • Two Historically Black Universities Partner to Provide Pathway Program for Pharmacy Students

    Two Historically Black Universities Partner to Provide Pathway Program for Pharmacy Students (7.05.2019)

    Through this agreement, participating students will begin their studies in pharmaceutical sciences at Elizabeth City State University. After completing three years of courses, students will then transfer to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where they will finish their bachelor’s of science in pharmaceutical sciences.

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