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  • Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

    Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education (9.24.2021)

    Taking on new roles as diversity officers are Tacquice Wiggan Davis at the College of New Jersey, Phillip Cockrell at Cleveland Stae University in Ohio, Felysha Jenkins at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Nickey Woods at the University of Southern California School of Law, and Shawnboda Mead at the University of Mississippi.

    Sep 24, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Albert J. Raboteau, 1943-2021

    In Memoriam: Albert J. Raboteau, 1943-2021 (9.23.2021)

    Albert Raboteau, the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion Emeritus at Princeton University, joined the faculty at the university in 1982. He served as chair of the department of religion from 1987 to 1992 and as dean of the Graduate School from 1992 to 1993.

    Sep 23, 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 (9.23.2021)

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

    Sep 23, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (9.23.2021)

    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.

    Sep 23, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • An Oral History Project of Black Students at Pennsylvania State University a Half-Century Ago

    An Oral History Project of Black Students at Pennsylvania State University a Half-Century Ago (9.22.2021)

    Among the oral history subjects, there were mixed feelings about Penn State. Some have returned to campus with fond memories, while others do not have positive memories and refuse to come back to campus.

    Sep 22, 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 (9.22.2021)

    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.

    Sep 22, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Julie Elena Stokes-Thomas, 1952-2021

    In Memoriam: Julie Elena Stokes-Thomas, 1952-2021 (9.21.2021)

    Dr. Stokes-Thomas joined the faculty at California State University, Fullerton as a full-time lecturer in African American studies and psychology in 1995. She taught there for the next 18 years.

    Sep 21, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • A Banana Was Taped to the Dorm Room Door of Two Black Students at Rhodes College in Memphis

    A Banana Was Taped to the Dorm Room Door of Two Black Students at Rhodes College in Memphis (9.21.2021)

    After a banana was taped to the door of two Black male students’ dorm room at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, students at the college complained that the administration’s response to the incident was slow and not sufficient.

    Sep 21, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

    Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education (9.17.2021)

    Appointed to new faculty posts are Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. at Texas Christian University, Tekla Ali Johnson at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, Virgil Goodwine at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Delali Kumavie at Syracuse University in New York, Patrese A. Robinson-Drummer at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and Sierra Williams at Claremont McKenna College in California.

    Sep 17, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation's Best HBCUs

    U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation’s Best HBCUs (9.17.2021)

    Spelman College in Atlanta was rated the best HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was ranked second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 15th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

    Sep 17, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Colleges and Universities Announce the Hiring of Six African American Administrators

    Colleges and Universities Announce the Hiring of Six African American Administrators (9.17.2021)

    Taking on new administrative roles are David Valentine at Goucher College in Maryland, Ashley Pallie at the California Institute of Technology, Veronica Creech at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, Alfred L. Norris at Talladega College in Alabama, Charlotte Fant Pegues at the University of Mississippi, and Veronica Cohen at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Sep 17, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Defense Department Funds HBCU Centers of Excellence in Biotechnology and Materials Science

    Defense Department Funds HBCU Centers of Excellence in Biotechnology and Materials Science (9.17.2021)

    After considering proposals from many institutions, the Army Research Laboratory chose to fund the Center for Biotechnology at North Carolina A&T State Univerity in Greensboro and the Center for Advanced Electro-Photonics with 2D Materials at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

    Sep 17, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago's Cathy Cohen

    The American Political Science Association Honors the University of Chicago’s Cathy Cohen (9.17.2021)

    Cathy J. Cohen, the David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, received the 2021 Hanes Walton, Jr. Career Award from the American Political Science Association. The award honors a political scientist whose lifetime of distinguished scholarship has made significant contributions to the understanding of racial and ethnic politics.

    Sep 17, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Cheyney University in Pennsylvania Debuts Its Life Sciences and Technology Hub

    Cheyney University in Pennsylvania Debuts Its Life Sciences and Technology Hub (9.17.2021)

    The LSAT Hub at historically Black Cheyney University marks the culmination of efforts to recruit private biological, chemical, and other STEM companies to campus, with an eye toward preparing students for careers through academic programs and research experiences.

    Sep 17, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

    Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education (9.17.2021)

    Taking on new diversity potions are Garry Morgan at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Kendra Riley at the University of West Florida, Margo R. Freeman at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Jevon Willis at Hope College in Michigan.

    Sep 17, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (9.16.2021)

    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.

    Sep 16, 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 (9.15.2021)

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

    Sep 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Salem College Develops Walking Tour on the History of Enslaved People on Campus

    Salem College Develops Walking Tour on the History of Enslaved People on Campus (9.15.2021)

    In conjunction with the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Salem Academy and College, the Anna Maria Samuel Project: Race, Remembrance, and Reconciliation is holding two events focusing on the history of the college’s relationship with slavery and the work of both enslaved and free African Americans in the history of the institution.

    Sep 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Wendell Carl Baker, 1946-2021

    In Memoriam: Wendell Carl Baker, 1946-2021 (9.15.2021)

    In 1976, Dr. Baker joined the faculty at Prairie View A&M University, where he taught agricultural science. He also was the manager of the university’s farm. He taught at the university until 1984 and then devoted his full time to the Baker Veterinary Clinic, which he had opened in Prairie View in 1978.

    Sep 15, 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 (9.15.2021)

    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.

    Sep 15, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021

    In Memoriam: Harold Alonza Franklin, 1932-2021 (9.14.2021)

    On January 4, 1964, Harold Franklin enrolled at Auburn University as a graduate student in history. He was the first Black student to enroll at Auburn. After completing his studies, he was not allowed to defend his master’s degree thesis and was not awarded his degree. This injustice was not corrected until 2020.

    Sep 14, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Racial Differences in Employment and Educational Attainment of College Graduates a Decade Later

    Racial Differences in Employment and Educational Attainment of College Graduates a Decade Later (9.13.2021)

    For students who graduated from college in the 2007-8 academic year, Whites, on average, were more likely than Blacks to hold full-time jobs and worked more hours per week a decade later. The average salary for Whites who had full-time jobs was $82,170. For African American college graduates who had full-time jobs, the average salary was $65,104.

    Sep 13, 2021 | 7 comments | View Post

  • Delaware State University President to Lead White House's HBCU Advisory Board

    Delaware State University President to Lead White House’s HBCU Advisory Board (9.13.2021)

    Dr. Tony Allen was appointed president of Delaware State University in 2020 after serving as provost for nearly three years. Before coming to Delaware State, Dr. Allen was head of the corporate reputation group for Bank of America. He is the former executive vice president of MBNA, the large banking and credit card company.

    Sep 13, 2021 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Blacks More Likely to Take Advantage of Optional Test-Score Reporting During the Pandemic

    Blacks More Likely to Take Advantage of Optional Test-Score Reporting During the Pandemic (9.13.2021)

    Most colleges and universities were test-optional this past year due to the pandemic but some students still reported their scores. Only 31 percent of students from underrepresented minority groups reported test scores this past year, compared to 43 percent of all students who used the Common App.

    Sep 13, 2021 | 0 comments | View Post