Archive for November, 2011

Harvard Examines Its Ties to Slavery

Harvard Examines Its Ties to Slavery

The Slavery and Research Project has published a 34-page booklet.

The New Dean of the Hampton University Journalism School

The New Dean of the Hampton University Journalism School

Brett Pulley has worked for many major media companies and is a graduate of Hampton University.

Honors for Four Black Educators

Honors for Four Black Educators

Tricia Bent-Goodley, Unoma Azuah, Amos Sawyer, and Bernadette Gray-Little received honors for their work.

Southern Illinois University Honors Its First Black Male Student

Southern Illinois University Honors Its First Black Male Student

A paid internship at the Illinois General Assembly has been established in honor of Alexander Lane.

Graduate School of the University of Washington Seeking to Boost Minority Enrollments

Graduate School of the University of Washington Seeking to Boost Minority Enrollments

Less than 10 percent of the graduate students are minorities while minorities make up 24 percent of the state’s population.

Vanderbilt University Program to Help Young Black Men Is Expanding to Pennsylvania

Vanderbilt University Program to Help Young Black Men Is Expanding to Pennsylvania

Vanderbilt faculty members Donna Ford and Gilman Whiting will assist in the program’s implementation.

Paul Baker Is the New Dean of Academic Affairs at Voorhees College

Paul Baker Is the New Dean of Academic Affairs at Voorhees College

He was dean of social sciences at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Three Appointments to Administrative Positions

Three Appointments to Administrative Positions

Halima Leak, Donna Elam, and Richard Briggance will be assuming new duties.

Two African Africans Named to New Faculty Posts

Two African Africans Named to New Faculty Posts

Jemima Pierre and Curtis Everett Powell are named to new faculty positions.

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Stanford Struggles to Increase the Number of African American Graduate Students

Stanford Struggles to Increase the Number of African American Graduate Students

The percentage of Blacks in the Class of 2015 at Stanford is triple the percentage of African Americans in the university’s graduate schools.

Temple University's New Website Documents the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia

Temple University’s New Website Documents the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia

The website devotes much of its attention to the desegregation of Girard College in Philadelphia and the Columbia Avenue riots of 1964.

At West Virginia University, Black Enrollments Exceed Parity With the Black Percentage of the State's Population

At West Virginia University, Black Enrollments Exceed Parity With the Black Percentage of the State’s Population

Black enrollments are up 7.7 percent this year compared to an overall increase of just over one percent.

Nation's Oldest Black Fraternity Honors Its "Mother"

Nation’s Oldest Black Fraternity Honors Its “Mother”

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity placed a new headstone of the grave of the woman who nurtured the organization’s seven founders.

Study Finds That Income Trumps Race in Explaining Academic Achievement Gap

Study Finds That Income Trumps Race in Explaining Academic Achievement Gap

According to the Stanford University research, 50 years ago, just the opposite was true.

In Memoriam: Royzell L. Dillard

In Memoriam: Royzell L. Dillard

He served on the faculty at Hampton University for 25 years.

A Surge in Black Applicants in New Non-Binding Early Action Admissions Programs

A Surge in Black Applicants in New Non-Binding Early Action Admissions Programs

Both the University of Virginia and Harvard University report large increases in black early applicants from four years ago.

African American Student at Wake Forest University Wins a Rhodes Scholarship

African American Student at Wake Forest University Wins a Rhodes Scholarship

Brandon Turner is the 12th student at Wake Forest in the past 25 years to win a Rhodes Scholarship.

Civil Rights Suit Filed Against the University of New Mexico

Civil Rights Suit Filed Against the University of New Mexico

The complaint was filed by local clergy and the Albuquerque chapter of the NAACP.

FAMU Suspends Band After the Death of a Drum Major

FAMU Suspends Band After the Death of a Drum Major

Law enforcement officials state that hazing may have been involved.

The New President of Lincoln University

The New President of Lincoln University

Robert R. Jennings is the former president of Alabama A&M University.

Two African Americans to Join the Faculty at the University of Kansas

Two African Americans to Join the Faculty at the University of Kansas

Jennifer Hamer and Clarence Lang both taught at the University of Illinois.

FBI Releases Data for U.S. Hate Crimes in 2010

FBI Releases Data for U.S. Hate Crimes in 2010

Of the reported 6,628 reported hate crime incidents in 2010, 47.3 percent were motivated by racial bias.

Blacks Make Up a Large Share of College Students With Military Service Credentials

Blacks Make Up a Large Share of College Students With Military Service Credentials

Veterans and active duty or reserve military personnel make up 4 percent of all students in higher education.

Oral Histories of the Jim Crow South Now Available Online

Oral Histories of the Jim Crow South Now Available Online

Duke University Libraries offers 100 taped interviews conducted between 1993 and 1995 of African Americans who lived through the Jim Crow era.

Sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi Disciplines Six Students for Blackface Incident

The students depicted themselves as members of the Huxtable family from The Cosby Show.

A New Initiative at Tennessee State University Aims to Boost Retention and Graduation Rates

A New Initiative at Tennessee State University Aims to Boost Retention and Graduation Rates

“Tiger Shield” will target at-risk and disadvantage students.

Florida A&M University Establishes a Medical Honors Program

Florida A&M University Establishes a Medical Honors Program

The aim is to steer successful students to the medical school at Florida Atlantic University.

A New Associate Provost at Ohio State

A New Associate Provost at Ohio State

James L. Moore, a professor in the College of Education, will assume new duties.

Jefferi Lee to Head Howard University's TV Station

Jefferi Lee to Head Howard University’s TV Station

He is a former executive with Black Entertainment Television.

Montana State University Honored for Its Clean Water Projects in Kenya

Montana State University Honored for Its Clean Water Projects in Kenya

More than 80 students have traveled to Kenya where they built seven deep-water wells and supplied clean drinking water to more than 60 schools.

Morgan State Legend Honored by the American Football Coaches Association

Morgan State Legend Honored by the American Football Coaches Association

Edward P. Hurt was head coach for football, basketball, and track and field. He also served as athletics director.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

A summary of this week’s significant awards bestowed on Blacks in higher education.

Notable Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants won by historically black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Recent Books That May Be of Interest to African-American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. Here are the latest selections.

Three African American Scholars Win Presidential Mentoring Awards

Three African American Scholars Win Presidential Mentoring Awards

Solomon Bililign, Winston Anderson, and Juan Gilbert will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.