Archive for December, 2011

University Band Played "Dixie" at Lynching Site

University Band Played “Dixie” at Lynching Site

The Missouri State Pride Band played the song at the dedication of a public park where three Black men were lynched in 1906.

Budget Troubles Force Layoffs at Southern University

Budget Troubles Force Layoffs at Southern University

Nearly 90 faculty and staff will receive layoff notices next year.

Almost No Progress in Increasing Black Enrollments at Berkeley

Almost No Progress in Increasing Black Enrollments at Berkeley

The number of Black first-year students increased slightly, but the Black percentage of the entering class is smaller than in 2010.

Yale Schedules Conference on Presenting African American History to the General Public

Yale Schedules Conference on Presenting African American History to the General Public

The eight-day seminar will be held on the Yale campus on July 22-29, 2012.

Wayne State University Considering Tougher Admission Standards

Wayne State University Considering Tougher Admission Standards

Only 10 percent of the Black students who enrolled at Wayne State in 2004, earned a bachelor’s degree at the university by 2010.

University of Massachusetts Debuts New Website on Diversity

University of Massachusetts Debuts New Website on Diversity

The new website offers a comprehensive list of resources on matters of diversity for students, faculty, and the community.

Xavier University of Louisiana to Establish a Confucius Institute

Xavier University of Louisiana to Establish a Confucius Institute

There are about 80 Confucius Institutes in the U.S. but this will be the first at an HBCU.

In Memoriam: E. Dean Montgomery (1951-2011)

In Memoriam: E. Dean Montgomery (1951-2011)

He was executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operations officer at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

A New Consortium Aims to Increase Study Abroad Opportunities for North Carolina's HBCUs

A New Consortium Aims to Increase Study Abroad Opportunities for North Carolina’s HBCUs

Earl M. Brown Jr. has been selected to coordinate the N.C. Study Abroad/Global Engagement initiative.

Four African Americans Receive Distinguished Honors

Four African Americans Receive Distinguished Honors

The award winners are Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Cynthia E. Nance, Bobby Wilson, and Floyd Little.

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.

Sandy Darity Wins National Economic Association's Highest Honor

Sandy Darity Wins National Economic Association’s Highest Honor

The Duke University professor receives the Samuel Z. Westerfield Award.

Three African American Women Appointed to New Roles in Higher Education

Three African American Women Appointed to New Roles in Higher Education

Jean Baker-Calloway, Rita J. Teal, and M. Evelyn Fields were named to new posts.

The Persisting Racial Digital Divide

The Persisting Racial Digital Divide

Whites are more likely than Blacks to have wired broadband services in the home.

For Young White Children, Language Trumps Race in Defining an Adult's Identity

For Young White Children, Language Trumps Race in Defining an Adult’s Identity

A unique experiment found that White and Black children placed difference emphasis on racial appearance and language.

New Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

New Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

H. Dele Davies is currently a professor at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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

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.

American College Students Studying Abroad in Africa

American College Students Studying Abroad in Africa

Of all U.S. students studying abroad, 14,769, or 5.5 percent, attended universities in Africa.

Andrea Lewis Miller Chosen as the Next President of Baton Rouge Community College

Andrea Lewis Miller Chosen as the Next President of Baton Rouge Community College

Since 2006, Dr. Miller has been serving as chancellor of Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Number of Blacks Earning Doctorates Declined in 2010

Number of Blacks Earning Doctorates Declined in 2010

Some, but not all, of the decline is due to a reclassification of 77 doctoral programs in education.

Two Black Students Among the First Class of Reagan Foundation Scholars

Two Black Students Among the First Class of Reagan Foundation Scholars

Gabriella Momah and Obagaeli Ngene-Igwe will receive $10,000 a year for four years.

Albany State University Awards Honorary Degrees to 32 Former Students

Albany State University Awards Honorary Degrees to 32 Former Students

They were expelled in 1961 for participating in peaceful civil rights protests.

Donna Brazile Awarded an Honorary Doctorate at North Carolina A&T State University

Donna Brazile Awarded an Honorary Doctorate at North Carolina A&T State University

Brazile, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, managed the 2000 presidential campaign of Al Gore.

University of Delaware Mounts Effort to Increase Racial Diversity

University of Delaware Mounts Effort to Increase Racial Diversity

Blacks are just 5 percent of the undergraduate student body and 4 percent of the faculty but 21 percent of the state’s population.

The Primas Collection Comes to Auburn University

The Primas Collection Comes to Auburn University

The exhibit will remain at Auburn through March 15.

Student at Harris-Stowe State University Receives a Unique Gift

Student at Harris-Stowe State University Receives a Unique Gift

The award stipulated that the donation of a car go to an African-American single mother who needed transportation.

Against All Odds: A Story of Tenacity, Hard Work, and Higher Education

Against All Odds: A Story of Tenacity, Hard Work, and Higher Education

Four teenage friends all became pregnant in high school. But they vowed that by supporting each other and through dedication to hard work and education, they would succeed. Soon they will all hold MBA degrees.

New Center for Inclusive Excellence Established at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

New Center for Inclusive Excellence Established at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

African Americans make up 35 percent of the first-year class at the university.

Emory University Research Finds Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplants for Youth

Emory University Research Finds Racial Disparity in Kidney Transplants for Youth

Black youth without health insurance were 59 percent more likely to die than young White patients.

Michigan State Study Finds Blacks Pay More Than Whites For Basic Services

Michigan State Study Finds Blacks Pay More Than Whites For Basic Services

Racial minorities pay more than Whites for water and sewage services.

Less HOPE for Black Students in Tennessee?

Less HOPE for Black Students in Tennessee?

A task force has recommended halving scholarships for some students and the cuts are expected to disproportionately impact African Americans.

High School Students in Richmond Can Earn College Credits at Virginia State University

High School Students in Richmond Can Earn College Credits at Virginia State University

High school students can earn a semester worth of college credits.

Southern University Signs a Cooperative Agreement With the U.S. Forest Service

Southern University Signs a Cooperative Agreement With the U.S. Forest Service

The Forest Service will provide employment opportunities, paid internships, and tuition assistance to Southern University forestry students.

Hampton University Senior Wins Marshall Scholarship

Hampton University Senior Wins Marshall Scholarship

Kendyl Crawley-Crawford will study environmental science at the University College of London.

Four African American Academics Win Awards

Four African American Academics Win Awards

Erica Lorraine Williams, Brenda Cartwright, Donald Andrews, and James Hill are honored.

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Positions in Higher Education

Notable Appointments of African Americans to Positions in Higher Education

Keri Young, Robert Pompey and Edward Summers are assuming new duties.