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  • Colleges and Universities Appoint Five Black Scholars to Diversity Posts

    Colleges and Universities Appoint Five Black Scholars to Diversity Posts (7.01.2022)

    Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Chyke A. Doubeni at Ohio State University, Sonel Shropshire at Delaware State University, Phyllis Esposito at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Mark Black at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, and Sheila Lloyd at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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  • In Memoriam: James E. Newton 1941-2022

    In Memoriam: James E. Newton 1941-2022 (7.01.2022)

    Dr. Newton joined the faculty at the University of Delaware in 1972 as an assistant professor of education. The following year he became associate professor and director of the Black American Studies Program.

    Jul 01, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.30.2022)

    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.

    Jun 30, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (6.30.2022)

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

    Jun 30, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University

    The First Black Woman to Earn a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University (6.29.2022)

    Dr. Carcia Carson intends to devote her professional career to developing translational research in cancer vaccines and personalized immunotherapy.

    Jun 29, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.29.2022)

    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: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022

    In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis, 1962-2022 (6.28.2022)

    Browne C. Lewis, dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, died on June 2 while attending a conference in Colorado. She was 60 years old.

    Jun 28, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Brandeis University Creates Its First Endowed Chair in Black Studies

    Brandeis University Creates Its First Endowed Chair in Black Studies (6.28.2022)

    The Marta F. Kauffman ’78 Professorship in African and African American Studies will support a distinguished scholar with a concentration in the study of the peoples and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora.

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  • Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

    Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships (6.24.2022)

    The three Black scholars who have been appointed to named professorships are Regina Stevens-Truss at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, Fousseni Chabi-Yo in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts  Amherst, and Evelynn Hammons at Spelman College in Atlanta.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Good News! Florida Memorial University Has Been Removed From Accreditation Probation

    Good News! Florida Memorial University Has Been Removed From Accreditation Probation (6.24.2022)

    On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted to place historically Black Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens on “probation for good cause.” After some significant budget cuts, the university’s probation has now been lifted.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Six Black Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

    Six Black Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education (6.24.2022)

    Those appointed to new administrative roles are Richard Cross at Lincoln University in Missouri, Madeline Brown at North Carolina A&T State University, Joe Leonard at Howard University, Birma Gaino at Clemson University, Courtney Cadore at Dillard University in New Orleans, and Shawn Odom at Winston-Salem State University.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Boeing Makes New $8 Million Commitment to Train and Recruit Students From HBCUs

    Boeing Makes New $8 Million Commitment to Train and Recruit Students From HBCUs (6.24.2022)

    Boeing and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund have renewed a partnership agreement that seeks to develop students from historically Black colleges and universities for careers in the aerospace industry.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

    Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties (6.24.2022)

    Taking on new duties are Valerie Giddings at North Carolina A&T State University, Collin Stultz of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robin R. Davis at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and Giselle Armond Abron at the University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Elizabeth City State University Partners With Lenoir-Rhyne University for Teacher Education

    Elizabeth City State University Partners With Lenoir-Rhyne University for Teacher Education (6.24.2022)

    Under the agreement, students and alumni from ECSU will have priority admission to the Masters in Art of Teaching (MAT) degree program at Lenoir-Rhyne University. ECSU graduates will receive a 10 to 20 percent tuition discount.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Four African Americans Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

    Four African Americans Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities (6.24.2022)

    The four African Americans who have been named to diversity posts are Bruce B. Felder at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Thelathia “Nikki” Young at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Emanuela Kucik at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Annie McGowan at Texas A&M University.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Memoriam: Arnold Euriel George, 1952-2022

    In Memoriam: Arnold Euriel George, 1952-2022 (6.24.2022)

    George joined NCCU in 1991 as an instructor and served the university and music department for 31 years, where he played an instrumental role in building the Jazz Studies Program. His primary instrument was the alto saxophone but he also was an excellent pianist.

    Jun 24, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

    Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers (6.23.2022)

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

    Jun 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

    Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars (6.23.2022)

    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.

    Jun 23, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Eastern Illinois University Renames a Residence Hall to Honor Two African Americans

    Eastern Illinois University Renames a Residence Hall to Honor Two African Americans (6.22.2022)

    Zella Powell is believed to be the university’s first Black graduate, earning a degree from Eastern State Normal School in 1910. Ona Norton was the matriarch of a Black family in Charleston, Illinois, who housed Black student athletes in the 1950s who were not permitted to live on campus.

    Jun 22, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

    Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans (6.22.2022)

    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.

    Jun 22, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Prairie View A&M University Seeks to Rediscover Its Lost History

    Prairie View A&M University Seeks to Rediscover Its Lost History (6.21.2022)

    Prairie View A&M University is located on land that once was a plantation that housed 400 enslaved individuals. Many of the historically Black university’s historical records were lost in a 1947 fire. Now a new committee has been formed to piece together the university’s past.

    Jun 21, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Many African American Families Are Struggling to Pay Back Parent PLUS Loans

    Many African American Families Are Struggling to Pay Back Parent PLUS Loans (6.20.2022)

    In the month they were surveyed, 37 percent of Black parent-borrowers said they expected to be unable to make a partial payment on their student loan bills, compared to 20 percent for all other groups.

    Jun 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Kenneth Elmore Appointed President of Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts

    Kenneth Elmore Appointed President of Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts (6.20.2022)

    Elmore has been serving as an associate provost and the dean of students at Boston University, where he has been a member of the leadership team for nearly two decades. He will be the college’s fourteenth president since its founding in 1865.

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  • Tracking the Gender Gap in Enrollments at HBCUs

    Tracking the Gender Gap in Enrollments at HBCUs (6.20.2022)

    For the fall of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted enrollments in higher education, women were 64.3 percent of all students at HBCUs, compared to 62.7 percent in 2019, before the pandemic took hold.

    Jun 20, 2022 | 0 comments | View Post