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  • Three African American Women Taking on New University Diversity Assignments

    Three African American Women Taking on New University Diversity Assignments (4.09.2021)

    Laura Jack will be acting chief diversity officer at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Brandi Elliott is taking on a diversity role at the University of Cincinnati and Kerri Thompson Tillett has been named associate vice chancellor for equal opportunity at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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  • In Memoriam: Larry E. Davis, 1946-2021

    In Memoriam: Larry E. Davis, 1946-2021 (4.09.2021)

    Larry E. Davis was dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh from 2001-2018. He was also the founding director of the Center on Race and Social Problems at the university.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (4.08.2021)

    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 (4.08.2021)

    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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  • Library of Congress Changes Subject Heading of the Tulsa Race Riot to the Tulsa Race Massacre

    Library of Congress Changes Subject Heading of the Tulsa Race Riot to the Tulsa Race Massacre (4.07.2021)

    The impetus for the Library of Congress Subject Heading Change Proposal Task Force was the members’ shared belief that naming matters: the words used to describe people and events affect perceptions and, in turn, those perceptions have concrete implications for social justice.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (4.07.2021)

    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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  • PepsiCo Foundation Commits $40 Million to Support Higher Education for Blacks and Hispanics

    PepsiCo Foundation Commits $40 Million to Support Higher Education for Blacks and Hispanics (4.06.2021)

    The new program funded by the PepsiCo Foundation is comprised of two types of scholarships – Uplift Scholarships for students seeking two-year associate degrees or trade certificates and S.M.I.L.E (Success Matters in Life & Education) scholarships for community college graduates transitioning to four-year colleges.

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  • In Memoriam: Edward Leon Robinson Jr., 1970-2021

    In Memoriam: Edward Leon Robinson Jr., 1970-2021 (4.06.2021)

    Edward L. Robinson Jr. was a lecturer in African American studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton. He had taught at the university since 2011.

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  • The Racial Gap in Traditional Four-Year High School Graduation Rates

    The Racial Gap in Traditional Four-Year High School Graduation Rates (4.05.2021)

    New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that nationwide 85.8 percent of students graduate from high school within the traditional four-year period. For Black students, the nationwide high school graduation rate was 79.6 percent. This was 10 percentage points below the rate for Whites. In some states, the gap is very narrow. In others, the graduation rate gap is more than 15 percentage points.

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  • A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Faculty Roles

    A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Faculty Roles (4.02.2021)

    Taking on new positions or duties are Ernest Morrell at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Mildred C. Joyner at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Sydney Freeman Jr. at the University of Idaho, and Chelsey Carter at the Yale School of Public Health.

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  • Delaware State to Launch a Doctoral Program in Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

    Delaware State to Launch a Doctoral Program in Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (4.02.2021)

    One aspect of the interdisciplinary nature of this program is that each student will be mentored by two advisors, each of whom will be from different but related science disciplines. Students will be required to do an internship outside of their dissertation research.

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  • New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans at Colleges and Universities

    New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans at Colleges and Universities (4.02.2021)

    The five African Americans appointed to administrative positions are Erika Jordan at Boston University, Viticus Thomas at South Carolina State University, LaWanna Gilbert-Bell at the University of Louisiana Monroe, Vareva Harris at Benedict College in South Carolina, and Josie Hoover at the University of the District of Columbia.

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  • Fisk University to Offer a Bonus Master's Degree Program to Students Who Graduate in Four Years

    Fisk University to Offer a Bonus Master’s Degree Program to Students Who Graduate in Four Years (4.02.2021)

    Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville has announced a new program in which students will graduate in four years and be automatically admitted to a master’s degree program at the university. Tuition for their master’s degree studies will be at half price.

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  • North Carolina A&T State University Names New Engineering Complex After Its Chancellor

    North Carolina A&T State University Names New Engineering Complex After Its Chancellor (4.02.2021)

    The new Harold L. Martin, Sr., Engineering Research and Innovation Complex, scheduled for completion in August, is a $90-million facility that will enhance the research and instructional capacities of a college that leads the nation in the graduation of African American engineers.

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  • Xavier University to Establish Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling and Health Informatics

    Xavier University to Establish Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling and Health Informatics (4.02.2021)

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for genetic counselors is projected to increase 21 percent over the next decade, much faster than the average of other occupations. Recent studies reveal only 2 percent of genetic counselors currently identify as Black or African American.

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  • Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers

    Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Diversity Officers (4.02.2021)

    Appointed to executive positions in diversity are Damita Davis at the College of Brockport of the State University of New York System, Sarah Walker at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Bryan Samuel at the University of Texas at Arlington, and Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts.

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  • In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. White Jr., 1945-2021

    In Memoriam: Nathaniel B. White Jr., 1945-2021 (4.02.2021)

    Nathaniel White was one of the first five undergraduate students at Duke University and a former administrator at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

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  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (4.01.2021)

    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 (4.01.2021)

    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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  • Baylor University Issues a Report on Its Founders' Ties to Slavery and the Confederacy

    Baylor University Issues a Report on Its Founders’ Ties to Slavery and the Confederacy (3.31.2021)

    First and foremost, the report stated that the institution will continue to be known as Baylor University and the statue of namesake Judge R.E.B. Baylor will maintain in its current location on Founders Mall, despite the fact that he enslaved people.

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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (3.31.2021)

    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: Robert Daniel Flanigan Jr., 1949-2021

    In Memoriam: Robert Daniel Flanigan Jr., 1949-2021 (3.30.2021)

    This past December, Danny Flanigan celebrated his fiftieth year on the staff at Spelman College. At the time of hi death, he was executive vice-president, treasurer, and chief investment officer.

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  • The First Black Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review at Georgia State University

    The First Black Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review at Georgia State University (3.30.2021)

    Jeannine Holmes is a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia, where she majored in English. After studying design in New York City, She moved to Atlanta in 2016 to work in the healthcare field. Later she enrolled in law school part-time at Georgia State University.

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  • David C. Wilson Named Leader of the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley

    David C. Wilson Named Leader of the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley (3.29.2021)

    Dr. Wilson currently serves as senior associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and is a professor of political science and psychological and brain sciences at the University of Delaware. He will become dean of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley on July 1.

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