Archive for August, 2012

Muriel Poston Named Dean of Faculty at Pitzer College

Muriel Poston Named Dean of Faculty at Pitzer College

She has been serving as division director for human resource development at the National Science Foundation. Previously, she had served on the faculty at Howard University for more than 20 years.

Joyce Blackwell Takes on Senior Academic Post at Bennett College

Joyce Blackwell Takes on Senior Academic Post at Bennett College

She was vice president for academic affairs and a tenured professor of history at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

Five African Americans With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans With New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Raphael Moffett, Barbara J. Johnson, Naomi R. Thompson, Harriet Davis, and Henry W. Taylor have been named to new positions.

In Memoriam: Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr., 1934-2012

In Memoriam: Albert Cornelius Freeman Jr., 1934-2012

He taught in the department of theater at Howard University since 1991 and chaired the department for six years.

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.

Tougaloo College Enters the Television Business

Tougaloo College Enters the Television Business

The college has purchased a commercial television station that is affiliated with MyNetworkTV and is broadcast over the area’s major cable systems.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Wins Circle of Excellence Fundraising Award

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Wins Circle of Excellence Fundraising Award

Sixty-five colleges and universities were honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, but the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was the only HBCU on the list.

HBCU Agrees to Accept Transfer Nursing Students From Hubei University in China

HBCU Agrees to Accept Transfer Nursing Students From Hubei University in China

Students will complete two years of study at Hubei University in Wuhan City, China. They will then transfer to Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina to complete their bachelor’s degree program in nursing.

For Its Centennial, Rice University Will Celebrate African American Art

For Its Centennial, Rice University Will Celebrate African American Art

Rice University, which until 1965 did not admit Black students, is planning to show a major exhibit of African American art to celebrate its centennial.

In Memoriam: Aaronette M. White, 1961-2012

In Memoriam: Aaronette M. White, 1961-2012

She was an associate professor of psychology and associate dean of equity and social responsibility in the Division of Social Sciences of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Novelist Tayari Jones Honored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Novelist Tayari Jones Honored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Professor Jones teaches in the master of fine arts program at the Newark campus of Rutgers University.

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.

Saint Paul's College Suspends Classes for the Fall Semester

Saint Paul’s College Suspends Classes for the Fall Semester

With the loss of accreditation looming, the HBCU has decided it would be “prudent” to suspend most campus operations, including fall classes. An appeal of the accreditation ruling is expected to be heard next week.

Pork Taken Off the Menu at Paul Quinn College

Pork Taken Off the Menu at Paul Quinn College

The college’s president believes that a college education should include information on a healthy lifestyle.

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.

Allstate's Quotes for Education Seeks to Raise Money for Scholarships to HBCUs

Allstate’s Quotes for Education Seeks to Raise Money for Scholarships to HBCUs

From now until the end of the year, for every person who mentions the Quotes for Education program while seeking an insurance quote from an Allstate agent, the company will donate $10 to the Tom Joyner Foundation.

The University of Georgia to Mark the 50th Anniversary of Its First Black Graduate

The University of Georgia to Mark the 50th Anniversary of Its First Black Graduate

On August 16, 1962, Mary Frances Early earned a master’s degree in music education at the University of Georgia.

Glenn Loury Serving on a NAS Committee Examining Incarceration in the U.S.

Glenn Loury Serving on a NAS Committee Examining Incarceration in the U.S.

The Brown University professor is serving on the NAS Committee on the Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration

Checking Up on the Status of Online Degree Programs at HBCUs

Checking Up on the Status of Online Degree Programs at HBCUs

The Howard University survey found 23 HBCUs that offered fully online degree programs. Eleven HBCUs offered master’s degree programs and four have online doctoral programs.

Florida A&M University Opens the Rural Diversity Healtcare Center in Crestview

Florida A&M University Opens the Rural Diversity Healtcare Center in Crestview

The new center is focused on producing graduates who will be committed to serving the healthcare needs of people in rural areas of the Florida Panhandle.

Battle to Save the Oldest Building on the Campus of Norfolk State University

Battle to Save the Oldest Building on the Campus of Norfolk State University

About 30 percent of all classes at Norfolk State University are taught in G.W.C Brown Hall, which was named after one of the university’s founders.

Fayetteville State Partners With the U.S. Coast Guard

Fayetteville State Partners With the U.S. Coast Guard

Students at Fayetteville State will be able to participate in research projects with Coast Guard personnel.

Ken Walden Is the New Chaplain at Claflin University

Ken Walden Is the New Chaplain at Claflin University

He was the first African American senior pastor at the Lakewood First United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. He is a major in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Bowdoin Professor Wins Book Award From the New York State Historical Association

Bowdoin Professor Wins Book Award From the New York State Historical Association

Brian J. Purnell is an assistant professor of Africana studies. His book examines the early days of the civil rights movement in Brooklyn.

New Dean at Paine College

New Dean at Paine College

David Chamblee was named dean of the School of Professional Studies at the historically Black college in Augusta, Georgia.

Black Immigrant Students in American Higher Education

Black Immigrant Students in American Higher Education

Of all Black undergraduate students enrolled in American higher education, 10 percent were immigrants to this country.

University of Minnesota Study Finds Growing Racial Diversity in Suburbs

University of Minnesota Study Finds Growing Racial Diversity in Suburbs

A new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found that racially diverse suburbs of major metropolitan areas are growing faster than predominantly White suburbs.

In Memoriam: Roy Simon Bryce-Laporte, 1933-2012

In Memoriam: Roy Simon Bryce-Laporte, 1933-2012

A longtime member of the faculty at Colgate University, he was the first director of the African American studies program at Yale University.

Two Young Black Male Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Two Young Black Male Scholars Win Prestigious Awards

Donald Mitchell Jr. wins an award for his doctoral research at the University of Minnesota and Jerell Blakely is honored with a fellowship from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education

Appointments of African Americans to Key Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s news of appointments of Black Americans to administrative and faculty positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Posthumous Honor for the University of Iowa's First Black Faculty Member

Posthumous Honor for the University of Iowa’s First Black Faculty Member

The late Philip G. Hubbard, who served as vice president and professor of engineering at the University of Iowa, was inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame.

Kenneth Saunders to Lead Nassau Community College on Long Island

Kenneth Saunders to Lead Nassau Community College on Long Island

He has been serving as the executive vice president of the college and previously served for 12 years as the college’s vice president for academic student services.

University of Texas Defends Its Consideration of Race in Undergraduate Admissions Decisions

University of Texas Defends Its Consideration of Race in Undergraduate Admissions Decisions

The plaintiff, in the case the Supreme Court will hear on October 10, argues that she was denied admission to the university in 2008 because she is white.

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.