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  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (12.08.2021)

    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: Kariamu Welsh, 1949-2021

    In Memoriam: Kariamu Welsh, 1949-2021 (12.07.2021)

    After studying as a Fulbright scholar in Africa, Welsh joined the faculty at Temple University in 1985. She earned a doctorate in dance history at New York University and joined the dance faculty at Temple in 1999.

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  • Harvard Professor Tiya Miles Wins National Book Award in the Nonfiction Category

    Harvard Professor Tiya Miles Wins National Book Award in the Nonfiction Category (12.03.2021)

    Tiya Miles has won the National Book Award in the nonfiction category. Professor Miles was honored for her book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, A Black Family Keepsake.

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  • A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Hired to New Administrative Positions

    A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Hired to New Administrative Positions (12.03.2021)

    Adrian Dowell was appointed vice chancellor of athletics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Kimberly Holmes-Iverson will serve as director of public relations at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Rashad Richey has been named director of institutional advancement and corporate relations at Morris Brown College in Atlanta.

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  • Three African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

    Three African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities (12.03.2021)

    Taking on new duties relating to diversity in higher education are Warren Anderson at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, Brandon Wolfe at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Darryl C. Mace at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (12.02.2021)

    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 (12.02.2021)

    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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  • Hate Crime on the Campus of the University of Utah

    Hate Crime on the Campus of the University of Utah (11.30.2021)

    A university contractor was making a delivery to the loading dock at a residence hall on the campus of the University of Utah. Two students in a room above the loading dock shouted the N-word and threw sunflower seeds and coffee pods out the window at the individual below.

    Nov 30, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Walter L. Smith, 1935-2021

    In Memoriam: Walter L. Smith, 1935-2021 (11.30.2021)

    Dr. Smith served as dean of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa before being named president of Roxbury Community College in Massachusetts in 1974. He was appointed president of Florida A&M University in 1977 and served in that role until 1985.

    Nov 30, 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 (11.30.2021)

    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 Reports Shows How HBCUs Are a Major Contributor to Social Mobility for African Americans

    New Reports Shows How HBCUs Are a Major Contributor to Social Mobility for African Americans (11.29.2021)

    On average and across institution type, when it comes to mobility rates HBCUs outperform all other categories of educational institutions and are double the national rate. HBCUs are the primary postsecondary driver for moving Black Americans from poverty to the middle class.

    Nov 29, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association

    Thema Bryant-Davis Has Been Named President-Elect of the American Psychological Association (11.29.2021)

    Dr. Bryant Davis, professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, is the youngest person to be elected president of the association and the fourth Black woman to hold the post.

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  • Racial Disparities in Assignments of Less Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening Tests

    Racial Disparities in Assignments of Less Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening Tests (11.29.2021)

    The study found that Black men were at least 23.6 percent less likely than their White counterparts to receive an MRI exam following a prostate-specific antigen blood test. Prostate MRIs are increasingly being used to reduce the need for invasive biopsies.

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  • Johns Silvanus Wilson Jr. Chosen to Lead the Millennium Leadership Initiative

    Johns Silvanus Wilson Jr. Chosen to Lead the Millennium Leadership Initiative (11.29.2021)

    A former president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Dr. Wilson was executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities from 2009-2013. He will now serve as executive director of the Millennium Leadership Initiative at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

    Nov 29, 2021 | 7 comments | View Post

  • Students From Sub-Saharan African Nations at U.S. Colleges and Universities, 2020-21

    Students From Sub-Saharan African Nations at U.S. Colleges and Universities, 2020-21 (11.29.2021)

    The Institute for International Education reports that in the 2020-21 academic year, there were 39,061 students from sub-Saharan Africa enrolled at colleges and universities in the United States. This was down by 6.3 percent. But overall international student enrollment was down by 15 percent.

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  • Janai Nelson Appointed President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense Fund

    Janai Nelson Appointed President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense Fund (11.29.2021)

    Janai Nelson has served as associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for the past eight years. Earlier, she spent nearly 10 years in academia as a full professor and high-level administrator and dean at St. John’s University School of Law in New York.

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  • A Racial Incident on the Campus of Worcester State University in Massachusetts

    A Racial Incident on the Campus of Worcester State University in Massachusetts (11.26.2021)

    A racial slur directed against African Americans was found on a window of a common area in a  residence hall at Worcester State University in Massachusetts.

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  • Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

    Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles (11.26.2021)

    Angela Williams is moving from an administrative position to a faculty appointment at the University of Arkansas. Retired Lt. Gen. Leslie C. Smith was appointed to an endowed chair at Georgia Southern University and Rosemary Nabaweesi was named to an endowed chair at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

    Nov 26, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Florida Memorial University Cuts 18 Academic Programs, Reduces Salaries

    Florida Memorial University Cuts 18 Academic Programs, Reduces Salaries (11.26.2021)

    This past July, historically Black Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens was placed on “probation for good cause” by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The university has now taken a number of steps to comply with the accreditor’s concerns.

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  • A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties

    A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties (11.26.2021)

    Taking on new roles are Allen P. Vital at Alabama A&M University, Kenya Faulkner at Emory University in Atlanta, Kinamo Lomon at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Carren Moham at Hesston College in Hesston, Kansas.

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  • Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a 3+3 Year Degree Program to a Juris Doctorate

    Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a 3+3 Year Degree Program to a Juris Doctorate (11.26.2021)

    Xavier University students will have the opportunity to be directly admitted into the CWRU Law School after completing three years of undergraduate study. Once admitted, the CWRU Law School JD program can be completed in three years.

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  • University of Rochester Student From Zimbabwe Wins a Rhodes Scholarship

    University of Rochester Student From Zimbabwe Wins a Rhodes Scholarship (11.26.2021)

    Kudzai Mbinda, a senior chemical engineering major at the University of Rochester in New York from Harare, Zimbabwe, was one of two Rhodes Scholars chosen from 10 finalists competing in the Zimbabwe competition. He plans to pursue a master’s degree in energy systems at Oxford.

    Nov 26, 2021 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Howard University Expands its Partnership With Alto Pharmacy

    Howard University Expands its Partnership With Alto Pharmacy (11.26.2021)

    Under the new agreement, Alto Pharmacy will sponsor five scholarships for pharmacy students in each of the next three years. This expands on the paid internship program Alto Pharmacy has had with Howard University.

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  • Four African Americans Who Will Lead Diversity Efforts at Colleges and Universities

    Four African Americans Who Will Lead Diversity Efforts at Colleges and Universities (11.26.2021)

    Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity are Crystal McCormick Ware at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Jason J. Dorsette at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, Marsha McGriff at the University of Florida, and Andrea Cornett-Scott at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia.

    Nov 26, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post