Archive for May, 2012

Comparing the Educational Attainment of Foreign-Born and Native-Born Blacks in the U.S.

Comparing the Educational Attainment of Foreign-Born and Native-Born Blacks in the U.S.

Some 73 percent of fathers and 53 percent of mothers in Nigerian immigrant families have completed college.

Study Finds Black Children Have High Levels of Flame Retardant Chemicals in Their Systems

Study Finds Black Children Have High Levels of Flame Retardant Chemicals in Their Systems

Some of the flame retardant chemicals have been banned but they remain in older furniture that is more likely to be owned by low-income and minority families.

Cynthia Warrick to Lead South Carolina State University

Cynthia Warrick to Lead South Carolina State University

She has been serving as a senior fellow in the School of Pharmacy at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

The New Provost at Bowie State University

The New Provost at Bowie State University

Welson Jackson has more than a quarter-century of experience in higher education administration, most recently as special assistant to the president at Morehouse College.

Rudy Crew Will Be the New Education Czar in Oregon

Rudy Crew Will Be the New Education Czar in Oregon

An often controversial figure, he has led the public school systems in New York, Miami, Sacramento, and Tacoma.

Anthony Bogues Named Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University

Anthony Bogues Named Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University

Creation of the new center was one of the recommendations made by the steering committee that investigated the university’s historical ties to slavery.

Vivian Gadsden Named Co-Editor of Educational Researcher

Vivian Gadsden Named Co-Editor of Educational Researcher

She is the William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education and director of the National Center on Fathers and Families at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

Two Black Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Two Black Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Victor Mbarika of Southern University was honored by the Cameroon Association of Engineers and Computer Scientists and Timuel Black won the Benton Medal from the University of Chicago.

Faculty News: Two African American Scholars Taking on New Roles

Faculty News: Two African American Scholars Taking on New Roles

Tyrone Porter was promoted at Boston University and Myra Sabir will assume a faculty position at Binghamton University.

Five African Americans Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Duties in Higher Education

Deborah Buchanan, Earl Wright II, Edward Adams Jr., Harold Tate, and Stephanie Chatman are all taking on new assignments.

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.

The Changing Demographics of the Student Body of the City University of New York

The Changing Demographics of the Student Body of the City University of New York

Since 2001, the percentage of Black students in the entering classes at the five most prestigious campuses of the City University of New York has decreased from 17 percent to 10 percent.

Center for Black Music Research May Be on the Chopping Block

Center for Black Music Research May Be on the Chopping Block

The center, at Columbia College in Chicago, has had its budget slashed by 70 percent since 2006. Now the interim provost has recommended that funding be eliminated.

Three African Americans Earn Ph.D.s in Chemistry at Ole Miss

Three African Americans Earn Ph.D.s in Chemistry at Ole Miss

On average, about 50 African Americans earn a Ph.D. in chemistry every year. This year three of them are at the University of Mississippi.

Players From HBCUs Ignored in the NFL Draft

Players From HBCUs Ignored in the NFL Draft

In 1994 there were 17 players from HBCUs drafted by National Football League teams. This year there was one.

University of San Francisco Political Scientist Wins Book Award

University of San Francisco Political Scientist Wins Book Award

James Lance Taylor was honored for his book Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama.

Study Finds Women and Minority Doctoral Candidates May Face Faculty Discrimination

Study Finds Women and Minority Doctoral Candidates May Face Faculty Discrimination

Prospective doctoral students with Caucasian sounding male names were 26 percent more likely to be granted an interview than candidates with names that indicated they were minorities or women.

Virginia State Offers Free College Courses to High School Students

Virginia State Offers Free College Courses to High School Students

Students will earn both high school credits for taking the courses and if they later enroll at Virginia State, the credits will count toward their college degree.

Stanford University Research Finds Racial Bias in Whites' Views on Juvenile Sentencing

Stanford University Research Finds Racial Bias in Whites’ Views on Juvenile Sentencing

The study found that participants who had been told the offender in a violent crime was Black were more likely than other participants to support life in prison without parole for convicted juveniles.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Wins the Nelson Mandela Award

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Wins the Nelson Mandela Award

The award is given to individuals and organizations that have promoted freedom in South Africa. In accepting the honor, Lincoln president Robert Jennings confirmed that Lincoln University will open a branch campus in Cape Town, South Africa.

Duke University Economist Finds Blacks Pay a Premium in Housing Market

Duke University Economist Finds Blacks Pay a Premium in Housing Market

When all other variables are the same, African Americans on average pay $6,000 more than Whites for a $200,000 house.

North Carolina Central University to Host Summer Business Academy for Teens

North Carolina Central University to Host Summer Business Academy for Teens

Twenty high school students will spend two weeks on the NCCU campus learning about business operations, visiting area corporations, and participating in other activities in an effort to show them opportunities in the field of business.

African Americans Make Up Less Than Two Percent of All Applicants to Princeton's Graduate Programs

African Americans Make Up Less Than Two Percent of All Applicants to Princeton’s Graduate Programs

Of the more than 12,000 applicants to Princeton’s graduate programs, only 236 were African Americans.

Thousands of African American College Students Face Losing Their Pell Grants

Thousands of African American College Students Face Losing Their Pell Grants

The new rules eliminate Pell Grants for college students who do not have a high school diploma and for those who have been in college for more than six years.

The New Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University

The New Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University

Michael Tidwell has been serving as dean of the College of Business at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Several Historically Black Universities Set Graduation Records

Several Historically Black Universities Set Graduation Records

Several historically Black colleges and universities have reported a record number of degrees conferred at this year’s commencement exercises.

University of Georgia Chemist Wins Humboldt Research Award

University of Georgia Chemist Wins Humboldt Research Award

Gregory Robinson will receive a cash award of 60,000 euros and conduct research with chemists at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and the Technical University of Berlin.

Gail Bowman Takes New Post at Berea College

Gail Bowman Takes New Post at Berea College

Since 1998 she has served as chaplain at Dillard University in New Orleans.

In Memoriam: Wesley Anthony Brown (1927-2012)

In Memoriam: Wesley Anthony Brown (1927-2012)

In 1949 Brown became the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

A Trio of Black Professors Win Awards

A Trio of Black Professors Win Awards

The honorees are Geralyn Stephens of Wayne State University, Donald Anadu of South Carolina State University and Lee David Legette of Winston-Salem State University.

Two African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles

Two African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles

Jacqueline O’Bryant joins the administration at the University of Memphis School of Law and Florida A&M professor Jennifer Taylor was appointed to the National Organic Standards Board.

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.