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  • University of California's Vast Archive of FBI Files on Black Civil Rights Leaders

    University of California’s Vast Archive of FBI Files on Black Civil Rights Leaders (1.27.2021)

    In 1967, the FBI quietly unleashed a covert surveillance operation targeting “subversive” civil rights groups and Black leaders. The objective, according to an FBI memo was to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize” the radical fight for Black rights — and Black power.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.27.2021)

    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 (1.27.2021)

    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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  • Louisiana State University Elevates Black Studies to Departmental Status

    Louisiana State University Elevates Black Studies to Departmental Status (1.26.2021)

    A decades-long movement at the university to create an independent Black studies department regained steam over the summer amid the resurgence of civil rights protests across the country.

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  • Colleges and Universities to Seek a Path Toward Reparations

    Colleges and Universities to Seek a Path Toward Reparations (1.26.2021)

    The Center for Social Solutions at the University of Michigan is leading a group of college and university scholars in an effort to examine possible avenues to provide reparations for African Americans and Indigenous people.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (1.26.2021)

    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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  • Apple to Establish the Propel Center for HBCUs in Atlanta

    Apple to Establish the Propel Center for HBCUs in Atlanta (1.26.2021)

    Apple’s $25 million contribution will enable the Propel Center to support HBCU students and faculty through a robust virtual platform, a physical campus in the historic Atlanta University Center, as well as on-campus activations at partner institutions.

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  • In Memoriam: Reginald Wilson, 1927-2020

    In Memoriam: Reginald Wilson, 1927-2020 (1.22.2021)

    Dr. Wilson taught and was director of the Upward Bound program at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, founded and directed the Black studies program at the University of Detroit Mercy, and was president of Wayne County Community College for 10 years.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (1.21.2021)

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

    Jan 21, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Carnegie Mellon University Students Develop a Video Game Based on August Wilson's Plays

    Carnegie Mellon University Students Develop a Video Game Based on August Wilson’s Plays (1.20.2021)

    In the  game – Explore August Wilson’s Hill District – players use a smartphone or tablet to work their way through the mission of filling a photo album with historical images from the 1910 and the 1960s to show how the buildings and infrastructure change over time.

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  • Syracuse University Creates a Scholarship to Honor a Former Performing Arts Scholar

    Syracuse University Creates a Scholarship to Honor a Former Performing Arts Scholar (1.20.2021)

    The Felix E. Cochren Jr. Memorial Scholarship intends to promote a more diverse student body in the drama department by providing scholarship and financial assistance to current students who are underrepresented in the program.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (1.19.2021)

    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.

    Jan 19, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (1.19.2021)

    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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  • In Memoriam: Samuel L. Myers Sr., 1919-2021

    In Memoriam: Samuel L. Myers Sr., 1919-2021 (1.19.2021)

    Dr. Myers served on the faculty at Morgan State University in Baltimore from 1950 to 1963 before going to work for the U.S. State Department. He was appointed the fourth president of Bowie State University in Maryland in 1968 and served in the post until 1977.

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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Is the First U.S. Host for PASET Ph.D. Scholars From Africa

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute Is the First U.S. Host for PASET Ph.D. Scholars From Africa (1.19.2021)

    Founded seven years ago with support from the World Bank, PASET offers African doctoral students the opportunity to study in the United States or South Korea with the goal of building a critical mass of researchers and university professors to tackle the continent’s most pressing problems.

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  • The Huge Racial Gap in Graduate School Student Debt

    The Huge Racial Gap in Graduate School Student Debt (1.18.2021)

    African Americans who earned doctorates in 2019 had an average graduate student debt of $84,050. Nearly 21 percent of African Americans who earned doctorates in 2019, had graduate student debt of more than $160,000.

    Jan 18, 2021 | 5 comments | View Post

  • Miami Dade College Appoints Malou C. Harrison as Its New Provost

    Miami Dade College Appoints Malou C. Harrison as Its New Provost (1.18.2021)

    Miami Dade College is one of the largest educational institutions in the country with enrollments of more than 51,000 students. Dr. Harrison has served as president of the North Campus of Miami Dade College since 2013 after being the dean of students at North Campus for over a decade.

    Jan 18, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • University of Minnesota Project Looks at How Interstate Highway Construction Affected Blacks

    University of Minnesota Project Looks at How Interstate Highway Construction Affected Blacks (1.18.2021)

    When constructing the system through urban areas, planners often chose routes that went through the poorest and predominantly Black neighborhoods. It was cheaper to obtain property in these neighborhoods and planners believed they would meet minimal resistance from residents and political leaders in these areas.

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  • Leonard Adams Is the New Leader of Historically Black Knoxville College

    Leonard Adams Is the New Leader of Historically Black Knoxville College (1.18.2021)

    At its peak in the 1960s, Knoxville College enrollments reached 1,200 students. The college lost its accreditation in 1997. By 2015, there were only 11 students enrolled for the spring semester and it suspended all classes for the next academic year. In 2018, the college once again began to offer classes, but only online.

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  • Study Says Empathy Scores Should Be a Part of Holistic Admissions Process for Medical Schools

    Study Says Empathy Scores Should Be a Part of Holistic Admissions Process for Medical Schools (1.18.2021)

    In a study sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, researchers surveyed 3,616 first‐year, 2,764 second‐year, 2,413 third‐year, and 1,958 fourth‐year medical students to determine their levels of empathy. African American students scored the highest on the empathy index, while Asian Americans scored the lowest.

    Jan 18, 2021 | 2 comments | View Post

  • The New Dean of the Business School at Historically Black Benedict College in South Carolina

    The New Dean of the Business School at Historically Black Benedict College in South Carolina (1.18.2021)

    Tracey H. Dunn has been serving as interim dean for the past three years. She has served on the faculty at Benedict College for 18 years. Previously, she worked in the corporate sector for IBM and AT&T.

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  • Saint Augustine's University to Debut Its First Graduate Degree Program

    Saint Augustine’s University to Debut Its First Graduate Degree Program (1.15.2021)

    Despite being designated as a university in 2012, St. Augustine’s has not offered any graduate programs until now. The university recently announced that it will now offer a fully-online master of public administration degree program.

    Jan 15, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Lori Martin Named Sternberg Honors Professor at Louisiana State University

    Lori Martin Named Sternberg Honors Professor at Louisiana State University (1.15.2021)

    Dr. Martin is a professor of sociology and a professor of African and African American studies. Dr. Martin joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 2013, after teaching at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

    Jan 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post