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  • College of William and Mary Dedicates a Memorial to the Enslaved Who Worked on Campus

    College of William and Mary Dedicates a Memorial to the Enslaved Who Worked on Campus (5.24.2022)

    The memorial resembles a fireplace hearth and is meant to symbolize both a place of community and the center of domestic enslavement. A vessel to hold fire that will burn on special occasions will be installed at the center of the Hearth at a later date.

    May 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ty Stone Chosen to Lead Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee

    Ty Stone Chosen to Lead Cleveland State Community College in Tennessee (5.23.2022)

    Since 2017, Dr. Ty Stone has served as the sixth president of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. Earlier, the Air Force veteran was vice president for strategic initiatives at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

    May 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Charles Lyman James, 1934-2022

    In Memoriam: Charles Lyman James, 1934-2022 (5.20.2022)

    Professor James joined the faculty at Swarthmore College in 1973 and remained on the faculty there for 32 tears. His research focused on the writings of Harlem Renaissance author Arna Bontemps.

    May 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on the Campus of Stanford University in California

    Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on the Campus of Stanford University in California (5.20.2022)

    Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. It is the third time in the past three years that a noose had been found on the university’s campus.

    May 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (5.19.2022)

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

    May 19, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (5.18.2022)

    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.

    May 18, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (5.18.2022)

    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.

    May 18, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The University of Portland Names Robert Kelly as Its Twenty-First President

    The University of Portland Names Robert Kelly as Its Twenty-First President (5.16.2022)

    Robert Kelly has been appointed the twenty-first president of the University of Portland in Oregon. When he takes office in August, Dr. Kelly will be the first layperson and the first African American to hold the position in the 121-year history of the educational institution.

    May 16, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • How Stress in the Academic Environment Impacts the Health of Black Women

    How Stress in the Academic Environment Impacts the Health of Black Women (5.16.2022)

    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Texas have found that the high-stress environment of higher education may negatively impact the mental and physical health of Black women in the academic world.

    May 16, 2022 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Darrell Wheeler Selected to Be the Next President of SUNY-New Paltz

    Darrell Wheeler Selected to Be the Next President of SUNY-New Paltz (5.16.2022)

    Since 2018, Dr. Wheeler has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Previously, he was s professor and dean of the School of Social Welfare and vice provost for public engagement at the University at Albany of the State University of New York.

    May 16, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Study Finds Telemedicine May Be Closing the Racial Gap in Primary Care Visits

    Study Finds Telemedicine May Be Closing the Racial Gap in Primary Care Visits (5.16.2022)

    A study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that racial gaps in access disappeared for their patients during the initial phase of the pandemic. Once “normal” in-office appointments returned, the historic inequities stayed erased.

    May 16, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Three Universities Announce the Appointments of Black Scholars to Dean Positions

    Three Universities Announce the Appointments of Black Scholars to Dean Positions (5.16.2022)

    Stephanie Shonekan was named dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland. Bimbola Akintade was named dean of the College of Nursing at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and Troy McKenzie was appointed dean of the New York University School of Law.

    May 16, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Student Loan Debt is Not the Only Financial Concern for Young Black Americans

    Student Loan Debt is Not the Only Financial Concern for Young Black Americans (5.16.2022)

    Black millennials report carrying substantially more medical debt compared to other generations. Of those respondents who could estimate their medical debt, Black millennials self-reported they have on average $11,469 in medical debt.

    May 16, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Inaugural Leader of the New Community College System in Connecticut

    The Inaugural Leader of the New Community College System in Connecticut (5.16.2022)

    The new system is merging 12 community colleges throughout the state. Together they will enroll more than 32,000 students. John Maduko, who has been serving as vice president of academic and student affairs for Minnesota State Community and Technical College, will lead the new Connecticut State Community College.

    May 16, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Jim Crow Confronts Delaware State University Students on a Georgia Highway

    Jim Crow Confronts Delaware State University Students on a Georgia Highway (5.13.2022)

    Sheriff’s deputies in Georgia stopped a bus carrying the Delaware State University women’s lacrosse team for traveling in the left lane. But police officers used dogs to search luggage stored in bins under the bus for 30 minutes.

    May 13, 2022 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism

    Salamishah Tillet of Rutgers University-Newark Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism (5.13.2022)

    Salamishah Tillet, the Henry Rutgers Professor of Creative Writing and African American and African Studies, is being honored for her commentaries in The New York Times on “Black stories in art and popular culture – work that successfully bridges academic and nonacademic critical discourse.”

    May 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans

    HBCU Medical Schools Team Up to Increase Organ Donorship Rates Among African Americans (5.13.2022)

    The Consortium of HBCU Medical Schools has announced a new initiative to increase the number of African Americans who register to be organ donors. The initiative will also seek to find ways to eliminate racial disparities among recipients of donated organs.

    May 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans

    New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Five African Americans (5.13.2022)

    Taking on new administration positions are Dakota Doman at Texas Southern University in Houston, Reneé Watson at Central Michigan University, Chanelle Reese at the University of Iowa, Romy Riddick at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Vincent Champion at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

    May 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Anonymous Donor Clears the Account Balances of All Wiley College 2022 Graduates

    Anonymous Donor Clears the Account Balances of All Wiley College 2022 Graduates (5.13.2022)

    At commencement ceremonies on May 7, Herman J. Felton, Jr., president of Wiley College in Texas, surprised attendees by announcing that the remaining account balances for all graduating students had been fully paid by an anonymous donor. The amount contributed to clear all the students’ balances was about $300,000.

    May 13, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Awarded France's Legion of Honor

    Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College Awarded France’s Legion of Honor (5.13.2022)

    Vicki Crawford, an associate professor of African American studies and director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection at Morehouse College in Atlanta, was honored for her academic work as well as her efforts to spread the teachings and the philosophy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    May 13, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Princeton University Launches Research Partnerships With Five HBCUs

    Princeton University Launches Research Partnerships With Five HBCUs (5.13.2022)

    Princeton researchers and researchers from Howard University, Jackson State University, Prairie View A&M University, Spelman College, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will co-lead research projects. Princeton will fund the research.

    May 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

    Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts (5.13.2022)

    Taking on new duties as diversity officers are Belinda Waller-Peterson at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tiffany G. Townsend at Purdue University Global, Kristin Dukes at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, and Narketta Sparkman-Key at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

    May 13, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Lionel Johnson Sr.

    In Memoriam: Lionel Johnson Sr. (5.13.2022)

    Johnson was appointed to the newly formed Southern University System in 1974 by then-Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards. Johnson was subsequently elected as chair, a position he held for 10 years.

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  • Presbyterian College Has Expelled Four Students for Racist Behavior on Campus

    Presbyterian College Has Expelled Four Students for Racist Behavior on Campus (5.13.2022)

    Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, expelled four students and suspended another student for one year for an incident that included the racist and sexist harassment of the women’s lacrosse team from historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C.

    May 13, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post