Archive for December, 2011

Two Women Named to New Administrative Posts at Norfolk State University

Two Women Named to New Administrative Posts at Norfolk State University

Lakeisha Mayes is the new director of recruitment and admissions and Terricita Sass was named assistant vice president for enrollment management.

New Exhibit Celebrates Morgan State's Pioneering Role in the Civil Rights Movement

New Exhibit Celebrates Morgan State’s Pioneering Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Students at Morgan State were at the forefront of efforts to end racial segregation.

Students From Black Africa at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Students From Black Africa at U.S. Colleges and Universities

In 2011 there were 36,690 Africans studying in the United States. They made up 5.1 percent of all foreign students in the U.S., down from 6.1 percent four years ago.

JBHE Annual Survey: Black First-Year Students at the Nation's Leading Research Universities

JBHE Annual Survey: Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Research Universities

For the 19th consecutive year, JBHE publishes the results of its annual survey of entering Black students at the nation’s leading research universities.

Black College Administrator Barred From Participating in Services at a Kentucky Church

Black College Administrator Barred From Participating in Services at a Kentucky Church

The pastor later declared the resolution null and void.

Federal Government Issues New Guidelines on Efforts to Increase Racial Diversity on Campus

Federal Government Issues New Guidelines on Efforts to Increase Racial Diversity on Campus

The reports states: “Learning environments comprised of students from diverse backgrounds provide an enhanced educational experience for individual students.”

Historically Black University Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit With White Football Coach

Historically Black University Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit With White Football Coach

In agreeing to the settlement, the university denied any wrongdoing in the case.

University of Iowa Examines Its Black History

University of Iowa Examines Its Black History

In 1879 Alexander G. Clark Jr. became the university’s first Black graduate.

Hold Your Applause on the New Unemployment Rate Data

Hold Your Applause on the New Unemployment Rate Data

While the nation’s unemployment rate dropped, the rates for Black men and Black women both went up.

Southern University to Add More Online Programs

Southern University to Add More Online Programs

The university is targeting older, out-of-state, and other nontraditional students.

As a Result of the Alleged Band Hazing Incident, Florida A&M University Expels, Then Reinstates, Four Students

As a Result of the Alleged Band Hazing Incident, Florida A&M University Expels, Then Reinstates, Four Students

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement requested that the university hold off on any disciplinary action until it completes its investigation.

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.

Fisk University Wins the Latest Round in Its Legal Battle to Share Its Art Collection

Fisk University Wins the Latest Round in Its Legal Battle to Share Its Art Collection

Fisk has been trying to resolve this issue for seven years.

New All-Star Game Will Feature Basketball Players Only From HBCUs

New All-Star Game Will Feature Basketball Players Only From HBCUs

Players from HBCUs will be able to showcase their talent for professional scouts.

Confederate Flag Controversy at the Beaufort Campus of the University of South Carolina

Confederate Flag Controversy at the Beaufort Campus of the University of South Carolina

The student who displayed the flag in the window of his dorm room is an African American.

Barbara Savage Wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Barbara Savage Wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Penn professor is honored for her book on the politics of Black religion.

Black Progress in Graduation Rates at Flagship State Universities

Black Progress in Graduation Rates at Flagship State Universities

Great progress is being made, but at 38 flagship state universities the racial gap in graduation rates is more than 10 percentage points.

Two African Americans Appointed to Key Posts at the University of Wisconsin

Two African Americans Appointed to Key Posts at the University of Wisconsin

Eric G. Williams and Carl B. Hampton have been appointed to administrative slots at the university.

Fellowship Program at DePaul University in Chicago Honors Arnold Mitchem

Fellowship Program at DePaul University in Chicago Honors Arnold Mitchem

The new program will provide stipends to 50 undergraduate students to help them prepare for graduate school and careers in the academic world.

Middlebury College Announces New Venture in Cameroon

Middlebury College Announces New Venture in Cameroon

Middlebury students who travel to Cameroon must pledge only to speak French or one of many local dialects.

Study Finds That Perceived Racism May Produce Trauma-Like Symptoms That Impact Racial Health Disparities

Study Finds That Perceived Racism May Produce Trauma-Like Symptoms That Impact Racial Health Disparities

The study finds that the relationship between perceived racism and self-reported depression and anxiety is quite robust.

Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts

Four African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts

Katrice Albert, Quincy Moore, Dawn Forbes Murphy, and Cassandra Bradley have been named to new positions.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

Cynthia Carleton Thompson and Belle S. Wheelan receive prestigious awards.

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.