Archive for November, 2017

Gary Bledsoe Is the New Leader of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Gary Bledsoe Is the New Leader of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Bledsoe, who has been president of the Texas NAACP since 1991, will lead the law school at Texas Southern University in Houston on an interim basis as the law school goes through its American Bar Association compliance process.

Georgia State University Study Examines Risk and Protective Factors for Depression in Black Men

Georgia State University Study Examines Risk and Protective Factors for Depression in Black Men

White Americans are more likely that African Americans to have a major depressive disorder. But Black men are more likely than their White peers to experience depressive symptoms. The study found that Black men report an average of eight depressive incidents per month.

Halloween Horrors: Students Put on Racist Costumes at Several Colleges and Universities

Halloween Horrors: Students Put on Racist Costumes at Several Colleges and Universities

It seems like every Halloween there are numerous incidents of college students dressing in racially insensitive costumes. This year is no different.

Website Ranks HBCU Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for "Best Value"

Website Ranks HBCU Undergraduate and Graduate Programs for “Best Value”

At the top of the list of best value for undergraduate programs was North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. For graduate programs, Florida A&M University was at the top of the list for providing the best value.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

Appointed to new posts are Eddie Ellis at Allen University, Gena Jones at New Mexico State University, Dana Patterson at Western Carolina University, Sam D. Burston at Clark Atlanta University, Milton Overton at Kennesaw State University, and Brittany Davis-Green at Mississippi Valley State University.

Howard University Signs Partnership Agreement With East Carolina University

Howard University Signs Partnership Agreement With East Carolina University

The two universities will participate in student and faculty exchanges, develop pipelines between undergraduate and graduate programs at the two universities, and collaborate on research, scholarship, public service, and creative projects.

Washington State University Scholar to Be Awarded the Bullitt Environmental Prize

Washington State University Scholar to Be Awarded the Bullitt Environmental Prize

Cornelius Adewale, a doctoral student in the School of the Environment at Washington State University, is working on improving the environmental impact of agriculture. He hopes to develop methods to reduce chemical fertilizers but produce more food.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund Teams Up With GoFundMe.com

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund Teams Up With GoFundMe.com

The TMCF fundraising hub will make it easier for GoFundMe donors to find students attending HBCUs, as well as giving students and their families the tips and tools they need to launch a successful fundraising campaign.

Two Black Scholars Join the Faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Two Black Scholars Join the Faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Rena Robinson was named an associate professor of chemistry and David H. Ikard was named a professor of African American and diaspora studies.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

Recent Books 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. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Emory University Acquires a Collection of Letters Written by Barack Obama in His 20s

Emory University Acquires a Collection of Letters Written by Barack Obama in His 20s

Rosemary Magee, director of the Rose Library at Emory University, stated the letters “reveal the search of a young man for meaning and identity. While intimate in a philosophical way, they reflect primarily a college student coming to terms with himself and others.”

Law Professors Look to Narrow the Racial Gap in Broadband Internet Access

Law Professors Look to Narrow the Racial Gap in Broadband Internet Access

Olivier Sylvain, an associate professor of law at Fordham University in New York and Sheila Foster, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, are leading the legal team of a project that hopes to bring broadband internet access to low-income residents in Harlem.

George Mason Honors Civil Rights Icon Roger Wilkins

George Mason Honors Civil Rights Icon Roger Wilkins

George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, recently named its North Plaza in honor of Roger Wilkins, a civil rights leader, journalist, and a former long-time faculty member at the university. Wilkins died this past March.

University of South Florida Looks to Increase Diversity Among Its Contracting Partners

University of South Florida Looks to Increase Diversity Among Its Contracting Partners

In addition to ongoing efforts aimed at student and faculty diversity, the university has debuted the USF System Supplier Diversity program.

The University of Virginia Establishes the Center on Race and Public Education in the South

The University of Virginia Establishes the Center on Race and Public Education in the South

The new center is being led by Derrick Alridge, a professor in the Curry School of Education at the university. Professor Alridge also is the director of “Teachers in the Movement,” an oral history project that explores the ideas and pedagogy of teachers during the civil rights movement.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

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

A Snapshot of African American Enrollments in Private Schools

A Snapshot of African American Enrollments in Private Schools

During the 2015-16 academic year, there were 34,576 private schools operating in the United States. They enrolled 4.9 million students. Of these 9.3 percent were African Americans.