Smith was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Maine School of Law. He was a former associate dean at Bowdoin.
Daniel Q. Gillion, assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, has won the 2014 Best Book Award from the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.
Johnny Rembert is retiring as director of athletics at Edward Waters College, the historically Black educational institution in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a member of the 1986 New England Patriots team that went to the Super Bowl.
The Sweet Briar College campus in Virginia is located on the site of a former plantation where slaves had worked. Blacks make up about 9 percent of the student body at the college.
Afaa Michael Weaver is the winner of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award given by Claremont Graduate University to a mid-career poet so that they “can continue working towards the pinnacle of their craft.”
Dixie State College in St. George, Utah, was founded in an area settled by Mormons from the South. The college used to have a Rebel as its mascot. A survey has found that most members of the community want the word “Dixie” to remain as part of the institution’s name.
Next fall a posse of 10 students from urban schools in Chicago will enroll at Cornell. The university has agreed to support one posse of 10 students for the next five years.
From time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.
Director Katrina Moore says, “Diversity and inclusion are inherent strengths and necessary for excellence, not problems to be resolved.”
Patricia Edwards of Michigan State University and Charline Barnes Rowland of West Virginia University will be honored at the group’s annual meeting in Chicago which convenes in April.
The new website offers a comprehensive list of resources on matters of diversity for students, faculty, and the community.
In determining the race of a person in an image, participants were influenced by the subject’s attire.
The group had been based at the University of Delaware for 40 years.
The African Presidential Scholars Program at the University of Michigan brings a group of African academics to campus each year to teach and conduct research.The stated goals of the program are to help the next generation of African scholars link up with international academic networks and to bring talented African faculty to the University of […]