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  • A Quartet of African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    A Quartet of African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (3.05.2021)

    The four African Americans who have been appointed to diversity positions are Michelle Foster at Colorado State University, B. Sherrance Russell at the University of Missouri, Anita Dashiell-Sparks at the University of Southern California, and Kristina Marshall at Baker College in Michigan.

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  • In Memoriam: Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr., 1935 to 2021

    In Memoriam: Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr., 1935 to 2021 (3.05.2021)

    As a young attorney, Jordan worked on the legal battle to desegregate the University of Georgia. He later led the United Negro College Fund and the National Urban League

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  • Stanford Moves to Establish African and African American Studies as an Academic Department

    Stanford Moves to Establish African and African American Studies as an Academic Department (3.03.2021)

    Persis Drell, provost at Stanford who favors the proposal, noted that it will not be until next year that the faculty who want to move to the department will develop a proposal that will be reviewed by the dean, advisory board, and, ultimately, the board of trustees, which must approve a new department.

    Mar 03, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (3.03.2021)

    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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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (3.03.2021)

    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 (3.03.2021)

    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 Ralph Reavis Sr., 1940-2021

    In Memoriam Ralph Reavis Sr., 1940-2021 (3.02.2021)

    Dr. Reavis was the pastor of several churches and taught for more than two decades at Virginia Union University. In 2000, he was named president of his alma mater, now called Virginia University of Lynchburg. He served in that role until 2015.

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  • The First Black Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Law Review

    The First Black Editor-in-Chief of the Minnesota Law Review (3.02.2021)

    Brandie Burris is a second-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is the first Black student to lead the Minnesota Law Review in the publication’s 104-year history. Burris is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

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  • Seven African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

    Seven African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties in Higher Education (2.26.2021)

    Here is this week’s listing of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

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  • Morgan State University in Baltimore Plans to Offer Several New Degree Programs

    Morgan State University in Baltimore Plans to Offer Several New Degree Programs (2.26.2021)

    The board of regents of Morgan State University gave its approval to a Ph.D./MBA program in higher education administration, an accelerated bachelor’s/MBA program in information systems,  a bachelor’s/MBA program in human resources, and an online doctor of public health degree program.

    Feb 26, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

    Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities (2.26.2021)

    The five African Americans appointed to new administrative posts are Aisha Jackson at the University of Colorado Boulder, Melvin Jackson at North Carolina State University, Mechell Clark McCrary at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Kevin Joseph at the University of Kansas, and Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama.

    Feb 26, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University Revamp Their Dual-Degree Program

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University Revamp Their Dual-Degree Program (2.26.2021)

    The two universities have renewed an academic partnership that will now allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in physics at Salisbury University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in four and a half years.

    Feb 26, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Esther Ngumbi Honored for Work to Enhance Public Engagement With Science

    Esther Ngumbi Honored for Work to Enhance Public Engagement With Science (2.26.2021)

    Esther Ngumbi, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of Illinois, is the 2021 recipient of the Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science, an annual award given out by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Previous winners have included Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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  • Aviation Program at Elizabeth City State University Aims to Soar to Greater Heights

    Aviation Program at Elizabeth City State University Aims to Soar to Greater Heights (2.26.2021)

    Historically Black Elizabeth City State University launched its aviation science degree in 2002 and is currently training 130 students across four disciplines: flight education, professional aeronautics, aviation management, and avionics. It is the only university in the state offering a four-year degree in aviation science.

    Feb 26, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • New Diversity Assignments in Higher Education for Four African Americans

    New Diversity Assignments in Higher Education for Four African Americans (2.26.2021)

    The four African Americans in new diversity posts are Leon S. John Jr. at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Precious Porras at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, Alexander Patrick at Glendale Community College in California, and Marilyn Clark at the University of Kentucky.

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  • In Memoriam: Edward W. Crosby, 1932-2021

    In Memoriam: Edward W. Crosby, 1932-2021 (2.26.2021)

    Dr. Crosby joined the faculty at Kent State University in 1969. There he founded the Institute for African American Affairs, which later became the department of Pan-African studies. He led the Black studies programs at the university for a quarter century.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (2.25.2021)

    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 (2.25.2021)

    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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  • Auburn University Honors Two of Its African American Trailblazers

    Auburn University Honors Two of Its African American Trailblazers (2.24.2021)

    Auburn University in Alabama admitted its first Black student in 1964 under a court order. Recently the university recognized its first Black graduate and the first African American to sit on its board of trustees by naming residence halls in their honor.

    Feb 24, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (2.24.2021)

    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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  • New Book to Detail the Work of the Colored Conventions Project

    New Book to Detail the Work of the Colored Conventions Project (2.23.2021)

    The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a scholarly and community research project focused on digitally preserving Black political activism from the 1830s to 1890s. The project operates two websites and its directors are releasing a new book on the initiative.

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  • Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Appoints its First Black President

    Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Appoints its First Black President (2.22.2021)

    In 2016, Dr. Hemphill became the seventh president of Radford University in Virginia. Earlier, he served from 2012 to 2016 as the 10th president of West Virginia State University, a historically Black educational institution near Charleston.

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  • The Racial Gap in College Enrollments of Recent High School Graduates

    The Racial Gap in College Enrollments of Recent High School Graduates (2.22.2021)

    For non-Hispanic White high school graduates in 2019, 47.9 percent had enrolled in four-year colleges and universities by October of that year. For 2019 Black high school graduates, less than 32 percent had enrolled in four-year colleges and universities by the ensuing fall.

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  • Deborah Archer Elected President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union

    Deborah Archer Elected President of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union (2.22.2021)

    Deborah Archer is a tenured professor of clinical law and director of the Civil Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, and co-faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU Law. She will be the first African American woman to lead the ACLU.

    Feb 22, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post