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  • Sharp Rise in the Number of Black Students Admitted to the University of California

    Sharp Rise in the Number of Black Students Admitted to the University of California (8.04.2021)

    This year – when standardized test scores were not required –  4,608 Black students from California were admitted to an undergraduate campus of the University of California. This was up from 3,987 Black students a year ago.

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  • In Memoriam: Robert Parris Moses, 1935-2021

    In Memoriam: Robert Parris Moses, 1935-2021 (8.04.2021)

    After winning a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” in 1982, Dr. Moses used the fellowship money to begin the Algebra Project, which uses mathematics as an organizing tool for quality education for all children in America involving their parents, teachers, and the community to boost mathematics proficiency.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (8.04.2021)

    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: Douthard R. Butler, 1934-2021

    In Memoriam: Douthard R. Butler, 1934-2021 (8.03.2021)

    Dr. Butler, who held a doctorate in public administration from George Mason University, taught undergraduate courses in government at the university for 20 years. He retired from teaching in December 2020.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (8.03.2021)

    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 (8.03.2021)

    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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  • Seven Black Administrators Who Have Been Assigned New Roles at Universities

    Seven Black Administrators Who Have Been Assigned New Roles at Universities (7.30.2021)

    Taking on new duties are Olufunke A. Fontenot at Fort Valley State University, Kimberly D. Clark-Shaw at Virginia Tech, Sidney Sessoms Jr. at Delaware State University, Shawna Cooper-Gibson at Boston College, Robert T. Seniors at Florida A&M University, Charlene Alexander at Ball State University, and Christie Taylor at Howard University.

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  • In Memoriam: Julia A. Miller, 1928-2021

    In Memoriam: Julia A. Miller, 1928-2021 (7.30.2021)

    In 1970 Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, established the Black Studies Center. Dr. Miller was the founding associate director. Within two years she became the director. She served in that role until 1984.

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  • University of Delaware to Undertake an Effort to Examine Its History Regarding Race

    University of Delaware to Undertake an Effort to Examine Its History Regarding Race (7.28.2021)

    In addition to examining its history regarding slavery and desegregation, the university will examine why African Americans aren’t choosing to come to the University of Delaware, and then what can be done to make it a more inclusive and accepting space. Blacks are 33 percent of public high school graduates in Delaware but only 5.6 percent of the student body at the university.

    Jul 28, 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 (7.28.2021)

    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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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (7.28.2021)

    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.

    Jul 28, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (7.27.2021)

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

    Jul 27, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ray Belton to Step Down as Head of Southern University and the Southern University System

    Ray Belton to Step Down as Head of Southern University and the Southern University System (7.27.2021)

    Ray L. Belton president of the Southern University System and chancellor of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana announced that he intends to retire in the fall of 2022. He has held these posts since 2015. Earlier, he was chancellor of Southern University Shreveport.

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  • Hate Crimes Continue to Plague College and University Campuses

    Hate Crimes Continue to Plague College and University Campuses (7.26.2021)

    In 2018, of the more than 34,000 criminal incidents that occurred on the campuses of postsecondary institutions and were reported to police or security agencies, 814 incidents were classified as hate crimes. Race was the motivating bias in 43 percent of reported hate crimes.

    Jul 26, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Sheila Edwards Lange Chosen to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Washington-Tacoma

    Sheila Edwards Lange Chosen to Be the Next Chancellor of the University of Washington-Tacoma (7.26.2021)

    Dr. Edwards Lange has been serving as president of Seattle Central College. She was the vice president for minority affairs and diversity for the University of Washington from 2007 to 2015. Dr. Edwards Lange is scheduled to become chancellor at the University of Washington-Tacoma on September 16.

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  • New Survey Shows the Extent of Teacher Training to Serve a Diverse Student Body

    New Survey Shows the Extent of Teacher Training to Serve a Diverse Student Body (7.26.2021)

    Among public school teachers, 74 percent of those who had begun teaching in the 2016-18 period took courses on serving students from diverse backgrounds. Only 40 percent of public school teachers who started in classrooms before 1981 had the same training.

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  • Shaw University Gives a Major Vote of Confidence to President Paulette Dillard

    Shaw University Gives a Major Vote of Confidence to President Paulette Dillard (7.26.2021)

    Paulette Dillard was named interim president of historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2017. A little more than a year later she became the eighteenth president of Shaw University. Now the board of trustees has extended President Dillard’s contract for five years.

    Jul 26, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Study Finds Black Access to Healthcare Lags in States That Show a High Level of Structural Racism

    Study Finds Black Access to Healthcare Lags in States That Show a High Level of Structural Racism (7.26.2021)

    The results showed that the higher the level of racism in a given state, the less access Black people in that state had to health care. The higher the level of racism in a given state, the more access White people had to health care. In addition, the worse the state’s racism score, the higher the quality of care White people reported receiving.

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  • La Jerne Terry Cornish to Lead Ithaca College for the 2021-22 Academic Year

    La Jerne Terry Cornish to Lead Ithaca College for the 2021-22 Academic Year (7.26.2021)

    Dr. Cornish has been serving as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Ithaca College since 2018. Earlier, she was associate provost for undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Baltimore. She joined the faculty at Goucher in 1998 as an instructor of English. 

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  • In Memoriam: Henry Givens Jr. 1931-2021

    In Memoriam: Henry Givens Jr. 1931-2021 (7.26.2021)

    Dr. Givens served as president of Harris Stowe for 32 years until his retirement in 2011. Under his leadership, the university tripled its student population, grew from one building with only one degree to eight facilities and 14-degree programs.

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  • Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five African Americans Deans

    Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of Five African Americans Deans (7.23.2021)

    The new African American deans are Edward Thomas Jr. at Auburn University in Alabama, Katherine Whitaker at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina, John Guns at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Allyssa L. Harris at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, and Takeem L. Dean at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey.

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  • Novartis Teams Up With HBCUs to Combat Systemic Racial Disparities in Healthcare

    Novartis Teams Up With HBCUs to Combat Systemic Racial Disparities in Healthcare (7.23.2021)

    As an initial step, the Novartis US Foundation plans to invest $20 million in scholarships, mentorships, and research grants over the next 10 years to help create equitable access to high-quality education and professional development for HBCU students in health-related fields. This will include three-year scholarships of $10,000 a year for up to 360 students at select HBCUs.

    Jul 23, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members

    New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members (7.23.2021)

    Taking on new assignments are Kamilla Alexander at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Kenneth Anderson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Lisa Armstrong at the University of California, Berkeley, Lenora Green-Turner at the University of Arkansas, Brian Simmons at Texas Southern University, and Rachel E. Bernard at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

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  • Six Black Medical Students Join the Inaugural Meharry-Yale Summer Research Program

    Six Black Medical Students Join the Inaugural Meharry-Yale Summer Research Program (7.23.2021)

    The students are working alongside Yale faculty members and residents, to begin building networks, and deepening their understanding of career paths in psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroscience, which is the inaugural program’s focus.

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