Archive for April, 2012

A Trio of Black Scholars Receive New Appointments

A Trio of Black Scholars Receive New Appointments

Fidelia Nnadi of the University of Central Florida, Tina Marshall-Bradley at Paine College, and Reginald DesRoches at Georgia Tech were appointed to new positions.

Princeton University Study Examines Link Between Socioeconomic Factors and Life Expectancy

Princeton University Study Examines Link Between Socioeconomic Factors and Life Expectancy

Author Michael Geruso concludes that 80 percent of the life expectancy gap between Black men and White men is due to socioeconomic differences.

Study Finds Students' Attitudes on Race Change for the Worse During Their College Years

Study Finds Students’ Attitudes on Race Change for the Worse During Their College Years

A survey finds that students are less concerned about promoting racial understanding when they are seniors than when they were freshmen.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to 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.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

From time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

None of the Princeton Review's "300 Best Professors" Teaches at an HBCU

None of the Princeton Review’s “300 Best Professors” Teaches at an HBCU

One wonders why there is not one professor from Spelman, Howard, Morehouse, Fisk, or Hampton or some other HBCU on the list.

Black and Minority Students Are Being Squeezed Out of Community Colleges

Black and Minority Students Are Being Squeezed Out of Community Colleges

A new report states, “Hundreds of thousands of prospective students are knocking on the doors of community colleges and are being denied access because the colleges have insufficient capacity to serve them.”

A New Class of African American Truman Scholars

A New Class of African American Truman Scholars

The Truman Foundation does not release data on the race or ethnicity of scholarship winners. But it appears that there are at least eight African Americans among the 54 new scholars this year.

Columbia Earmarks $30 Million to Increase the Diversity of Its Faculty

Columbia Earmarks $30 Million to Increase the Diversity of Its Faculty

Columbia University has made significant strides in increasing the racial diversity of its undergraduate student body. Now there is a new plan to increase the diversity of Columbia’s faculty.

Large Numbers of Black Applicants Accepted at Top-Rated Schools

Large Numbers of Black Applicants Accepted at Top-Rated Schools

More than 10 percent of accepted students at Harvard University and nearly 14 percent at Williams College, are African Americans.

Florida A&M University Enacts New Rules on the Reporting of Hazing

Florida A&M University Enacts New Rules on the Reporting of Hazing

In a related development, a former administrator at FAMU has established an anti-hazing hotline.

New Museum at Edward Waters College

New Museum at Edward Waters College

Edward Waters College, the historically Black educational institution in Jacksonville, Florida, has announced the opening of a new African American artifacts museum at the newly renovated Susie E. Tolbert House on campus.

Southern University Enters Partnership With University in Turkey

Southern University Enters Partnership With University in Turkey

The two universities will participate in faculty and student exchange programs, joint research activities, and short-term academic programs.

Edith Mitchell to Receive the Humanitarian Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Edith Mitchell to Receive the Humanitarian Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

She is clinical professor of medicine and medical oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

University of Virginia Teams Up With University Libraries in Ghana

University of Virginia Teams Up With University Libraries in Ghana

Librarians from the University of Ghana in Accra and the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana, recently visited the University of Virginia campus.

Florida State University to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Integration

Florida State University to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Integration

Florida State admitted Black students in 1962 without the racial violence and federal intervention that occurred at several other state-operated universities in the South.

Alcorn State Selects Ed Dwight to Create Medgar Evers Memorial

Alcorn State Selects Ed Dwight to Create Medgar Evers Memorial

Dwight, the first African American trained in the astronaut program, made a mid-life change to become a sculptor.

Kymberly Pinder Named Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico

Kymberly Pinder Named Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico

She is a professor and former chair of the department of art history, theory, and criticism at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Coast Guard Academy Honors Its First Black Graduate

Coast Guard Academy Honors Its First Black Graduate

In 1966, Merle Smith was the academy’s first Black graduate. Today 5 percent of the cadets are Black.

Drum Major Returns to Texas Tech as Director of Athletic Bands

Drum Major Returns to Texas Tech as Director of Athletic Bands

Duane Hill was named associate director of bands and director of athletic bands at Texas Tech University.

Notable Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

Notable Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

Mark Henderson, Andrea Ferguson and Sheila Johnson-Willis are named to new posts.

Three African American Men Win Higher Education Honors

Three African American Men Win Higher Education Honors

Ira T. Wiggins, C. Garnett Henning, and Geoffrey Canada are honored.

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

The granddaughter of slaves, she taught at Dillard University and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African-Americans

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

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

From time to time, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

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.

In Memoriam: John T. McCartney (1938-2012)

In Memoriam: John T. McCartney (1938-2012)

He was a longtime professor of government and law and former chair of the Africana studies program at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds California Ban on Race-Sensitive University Admissions

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds California Ban on Race-Sensitive University Admissions

An appeal is planned and organizers have vowed to take the fight for campus diversity to the streets.

Morgan State University Wins Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Morgan State University Wins Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

First-time winner Morgan State University received a grant of $50,000 from Honda for winning the event.