Archive for March, 2013

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Decides Not to Revive Its Football Program

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Decides Not to Revive Its Football Program

The historically Black university last fielded an intercollegiate football program in 1979. Many alumni wanted to restore the program but a task force appointed by the university’s president Juliette B. Bell, found that the institution did not have “either the human or fiscal resources” to do so.

After 18 Years, Michael L. Jackson Stepping Down From Student Affairs Post at USC

After 18 Years, Michael L. Jackson Stepping Down From Student Affairs Post at USC

After 18 years as vice president of student affairs, Dr. Jackson will take a one-year sabbatical and then will return to USC as vice president emeritus, executive director of institutional advancement, and professor of higher education.

Annette Parker Is One of Three Finalists for President of South Central College

Annette Parker Is One of Three Finalists for President of South Central College

Annette Parker currently serves as the executive director of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. She also is the executive director of the National Center of Excellence in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing.

Claflin University Launches the Center for Faith and Public Life

Claflin University Launches the Center for Faith and Public Life

Johnny B. Hill, an associate professor of religion and philosophy at Claflin University, has been appointed the director of the new center where research will focus on religion’s impact and influence on current, social, political, and economic issues.

North Carolina A&T Teams Up With Vance-Granville Community College

North Carolina A&T Teams Up With Vance-Granville Community College

Under the agreement, graduates of Vance-Granville Community College who have achieved an associate’s degree in nursing can transfer into the four-year nursing degree program at North Carolina A&T State University.

Brandeis University Study Analyzes the Large and Growing Racial Wealth Gap

Brandeis University Study Analyzes the Large and Growing Racial Wealth Gap

The racial wealth gap has tremendous consequences in the ability of African Americans to afford higher education. The report finds that in 2009 the median net worth of White households was $265,000. For Black households, the figure was $28,500.

Heidi Anderson Named Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Heidi Anderson Named Provost at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

When Dr. Anderson takes office in July, the university’s two highest officials, president and provost, both will be African American women. Helen F. Giles-Gee became the university’s president a year ago. Only 6 percent of the undergraduate student body at the university is Black.

New Report Shows That Blacks Are Doing Poorly in Los Angeles County Schools

New Report Shows That Blacks Are Doing Poorly in Los Angeles County Schools

The report concludes that “if current trends continue, only 1 in 20 of today’s African-American kindergartners will go on to graduate from high school and complete a degree at a four-year California university.”

Gilbert Holmes Named Dean of the College of Law at the University of La Verne

Gilbert Holmes Named Dean of the College of Law at the University of La Verne

Holmes is currently a professor of law and former dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law. Previously, he has served on the law school faculties at Texas Wesleyan University, Florida A&M University, Southern Methodist University, and Seton Hall University.

A Check-Up on Black Enrollments and Graduates of U.S. Medical Schools

A Check-Up on Black Enrollments and Graduates of U.S. Medical Schools

While the number of African American enrollments in U.S. medical schools increased by nearly 8 percent over the past decade, the Black percentage of all medical school enrollments has decreased.

Tennessee Legislature Fails to Enact Anti-Affirmative Action Measure

Tennessee Legislature Fails to Enact Anti-Affirmative Action Measure

The Senate Education Committee of the Tennessee legislature defeated a proposal that called for the elimination of preference “based on race, gender or ethnicity to any student or employee of the public institution of higher education.”

Four African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Charles Pryor II at LIM College, Carmen Green at the University of Michigan, Tijjani Mohammed at East Carolina University, and Monica Newman McCluney at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

In Memoriam: Verla Marie Williams Vaughn, 1948-2013

In Memoriam: Verla Marie Williams Vaughn, 1948-2013

Dr. Vaughan joined the nursing faculty at Tennessee State University in 1977. In addition to her role on the faculty for 36 years, Dr. Vaughan served as chair of the Christine Sharpe Lectureship, which provided nursing students access to some of the nation’s top leaders in nursing.