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  • Washington University in St. Louis Acquires the Papers of Author Charles Johnson

    Washington University in St. Louis Acquires the Papers of Author Charles Johnson (6.23.2021)

    University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis has acquired the papers of Charles Johnson, the acclaimed author, cartoonist, and essayist who won the 1990 National Book Award for his novel Middle Passage.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.23.2021)

    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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  • Three Virginia Community Colleges to Change Their Names

    Three Virginia Community Colleges to Change Their Names (6.22.2021)

    Three Virginia Community Colleges have a green light to change their names and two other colleges are being directed to consider doing likewise after the State Board for Community Colleges voted unanimously to amend its community college naming policy.

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  • The Yale School of Art Has Selected Kymberly Pinder as Its New Leader

    The Yale School of Art Has Selected Kymberly Pinder as Its New Leader (6.21.2021)

    Kymberly Pinder, an internationally recognized scholar of race, representation, and murals, has been serving as acting president of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Earlier, she was dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico and a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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  • Three Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law

    Three Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law (6.18.2021)

    North Carolina University School of Law in Durham has announced the appointment of three faculty members to endowed professorships at the law school. They are Irving L. Joyner, Malik Edwards, and Reginald Mombrum

    Jun 18, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Posts as Diversity Officers

    Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Posts as Diversity Officers (6.18.2021)

    The trio of African American men in new diversity pots includes Daryl A. Carter at East Tennessee State University, Micahe; Bowie at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and Michael Young at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.17.2021)

    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 (6.16.2021)

    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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  • Talladega College President Billy Hawkins to Retire Next Summer

    Talladega College President Billy Hawkins to Retire Next Summer (6.16.2021)

    When Dr. Hawkins took the helm at Talladega in 2008, the institution was struggling to survive and had under 300 students. The latest enrollments numbers available from the U.S. Department of Education show more than 1,200 students.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.16.2021)

    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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  • Vanderbilt University Acquires Large Collection of Dizzy Gillespie Memorabilia

    Vanderbilt University Acquires Large Collection of Dizzy Gillespie Memorabilia (6.15.2021)

    Vanderbilt’s partnership with the National Museum of African American Music has taken a giant step forward with the university’s inaugural acquisition — a rich collection of portraits, personal scrapbooks, signed albums, and more from the life and career of Dizzy Gillespie, a seminal figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.

    Jun 15, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Four Black Men Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

    Four Black Men Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments (6.15.2021)

    The four Black men in new faculty roles are Calvin Nobles at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Jeffrey Wray at Michigan State University, Dexter Gordon at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and Chris Walker at the University of Madison-Wisconsin.

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  • Temple University in Philadelphia Names Jason Wingard as Its Next President

    Temple University in Philadelphia Names Jason Wingard as Its Next President (6.14.2021)

    In 2015, Dr. Wingard was appointed dean of the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University in New York City. He also held the rank of professor at the school. Previously, Dr. Wingard was the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street investment firm.

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  • Higher Education Leads to Better Health, But Not So Much for Black Men

    Higher Education Leads to Better Health, But Not So Much for Black Men (6.14.2021)

    Studies show life expectancy is higher for educated Black men — those with a college degree or higher — compared with those who have not finished high school. But the increase is not as big as it is for Whites. The findings suggest that the power of discrimination to harm Black men’s lives may be more persistent than previously understood.

    Jun 14, 2021 | 10 comments | View Post

  • Leroy Hamilton Jr. Named Provost at Kentucky State University

    Leroy Hamilton Jr. Named Provost at Kentucky State University (6.14.2021)

    In addition to his role as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State, Dr. Hamilton will also serve as a professor in the School of Education, Human Development, and the Consumer Sciences. He has been serving as special assistant to the president at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

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  • Racial Differences in Survey on Support of School Choice and Post-Pandemic Education

    Racial Differences in Survey on Support of School Choice and Post-Pandemic Education (6.14.2021)

    A new survey conducted by EdChoice finds continuing widespread support among African American families for school choice programs. And when a full explanation of school choice proposals is offered, support for such programs soars among parents of African American children.

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  • Selwyn M. Vickers  Is the New President of the American Surgical Association

    Selwyn M. Vickers Is the New President of the American Surgical Association (6.14.2021)

    In 1994, Dr. Vickers joined the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as an assistant professor in the department of surgery. After serving as an endowed professor at the University of Minnesota from 2006 to 2013, he returned to Alabama to take the position of dean of the medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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  • African Americans Not Making Progress Into the Top Ranks of Academic Surgery Positions

    African Americans Not Making Progress Into the Top Ranks of Academic Surgery Positions (6.14.2021)

    Over the six-year study period, the share of surgery department chairs and full professorships held by White doctors decreased by 4 to 5 percentage points, but it was Asian faculty who filled the void, rising by 4 percentage points over the same timeframe. Male Black chairs actually lost ground during the study period.

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  • Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts

    Linda Thompson Will Be the Twenty-First President of Westfield State University in Massachusetts (6.14.2021)

    Dr. Thompson has served as dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston since 2017 and previously held a similar position at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, she served as provost and vice-chancellor at historically Black North Carolina A&T State University and dean of nursing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

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  • Tallahassee Community College Appoints Three African Americans to Dean Positions

    Tallahassee Community College Appoints Three African Americans to Dean Positions (6.11.2021)

    Tallahassee Community College recently announced the promotion of three African Americans to dean positions: Donmetrie Clark in communications and humanities, Kalynda Holton in science and mathematics, and Bryan Hooper in behavioral social sciences and education. All three, are alumni of Florida A&M University.

    Jun 11, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Virginia Union University Creates the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music

    Virginia Union University Creates the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music (6.11.2021)

    Hezekiah Walker is a famed gospel music artist and pastor of the Love Fellowship Tabernacle. He is currently a second-year student of the Virginia Union University’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology. The new center will help budding gospel artists learn the cultural and business aspects of gospel music and the industry.

    Jun 11, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Colleges and Universities Announce Appointments of Five African American Administrators

    Colleges and Universities Announce Appointments of Five African American Administrators (6.11.2021)

    Taking on new administrative roles are Dozie Ibeh at Princeton University in New Jersey, David Christopher Howard at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Jesse F. Kane at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, Yolanda Smith at Tufts University in Massachusetts, and Corry Smith at Indiana University in Bloomington.

    Jun 11, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • University of Mississippi Joins With Rust College in a Dual-Degree Program in Engineering

    University of Mississippi Joins With Rust College in a Dual-Degree Program in Engineering (6.11.2021)

    Under the agreement, students will spend their first three years at Rust College and then spend two years at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Successful students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Rust College and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Mississippi.

    Jun 11, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Jessica Marie Johnson Honored for Her Book on Black Women in the Colonial Atlantic World

    Jessica Marie Johnson Honored for Her Book on Black Women in the Colonial Atlantic World (6.11.2021)

    Jessica Marie Johnson, an assistant professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has won the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. The honor is bestowed by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association.

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