Archive for January, 2018

Racists Signs Posted on the Campus of the University of South Carolina

Racists Signs Posted on the Campus of the University of South Carolina

One of the flyers read: “You stupid monkeys handed Trump the White House, the minute you handed Hillary the nomination.” The second flyer stated in part, “Dumb Black Asses just pull the lever for whomever the party machine says to.”

Coppin State University Joins Nanotechnology Education Cooperative Venture

Coppin State University Joins Nanotechnology Education Cooperative Venture

The Nanotechnology Professional Development Partnership Project is led by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization at Pennsylvania State University and is supported by the National Science Foundation.

The New Dean of the College of Education at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

The New Dean of the College of Education at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Quincy A. Rose has been serving as department chair and associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Bethune-Cookman University Signs Its First Articulation Agreement in Its 114-Year History

Bethune-Cookman University Signs Its First Articulation Agreement in Its 114-Year History

Students transferring from Florida Gateway College in Lake City will be eligible for early registration, application fee waivers, scholarship opportunities, and discounted tuition at Bethune-Cookman University.

Reginald Rogers Named Educator of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers

Reginald Rogers Named Educator of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers

The Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award from the National Society of Black Engineers is given annually to a collegiate faculty member who demonstrates commitment to advancing education in engineering, science or mathematics.

Central State University to Open a New Satellite Office in Trotwood, Ohio

Central State University to Open a New Satellite Office in Trotwood, Ohio

Under the agreement, Central State University’s Extension Service will open a satellite office in the Trotwood Civic and Cultural Arts Center to provide educational and community development programs for residents of northwest Montgomery County, Ohio.

New Administrative Appointments for Four African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia, Charles L. Greene II at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Antonio Marvin Boyle at Delaware State University, and Mark Caartwright at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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.

In Memoriam: Ralph W. Turner, 1937-2017

In Memoriam: Ralph W. Turner, 1937-2017

Ralph W. Turner was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida A&M from 2008 to 2012. He served on the chemistry department faculty at the university for a half century.

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.

Bowdoin College Enrolls an Entering Class That Is 14.3 Percent Black

Bowdoin College Enrolls an Entering Class That Is 14.3 Percent Black

There are 501 students in the current first-year class at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The 72 Black students make up 14.3 percent of the first-year class. This ranks Bowdoin second in this year’s annual survey of Black first-year students at the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges.

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.

In Memoriam: Martha Hemphill Veasey, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Martha Hemphill Veasey, 1938-2018

Martha Veasey was a long-time administrator at Canisius College in New York. After a 21-year career in nursing, she joined the staff at the college as a counselor. She later served as director of community relations and director of disability support services.

Delaware State University Names a New Dean of Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Studies

Delaware State University Names a New Dean of Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Studies

Since 2016 Patrice Gilliam-Johnson has been serving as Secretary of Labor for the state of Delaware. Prior to her appointment as Secretary of Labor, Dr. Gilliam-Johnson served on the faculty of the psychology department at Wilmington University in Delaware.

Racist Graffiti Found Written in Chalk on Sidewalks at the University of Oregon

Racist Graffiti Found Written in Chalk on Sidewalks at the University of Oregon

The slogans included “Deport Them All” and “End White Guilt.” African Americans are just 2 percent of the undergraduate student body at the University of Oregon.

Report Finds Persisting Racial Discrimination in the Car-Buying Process

Report Finds Persisting Racial Discrimination in the Car-Buying Process

A new report from the National Fair Housing Alliance finds that on average, non-White car buyers would have paid $2,662.56 more over the life of the financing period than White car buyers who were less qualified for car loans.

Jacqueline Screws Named President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College

Jacqueline Screws Named President of Chattahoochee Valley Community College

For the past 17 years, Screws has served as dean of student affairs for Wallace Community College in Dothan, Alabama. Earlier in her career, she was dean of student services at Sparks Technical College, which later merged with Wallace Community College.

University Study Examines the Racial Gap in Hollywood Director's Chairs

University Study Examines the Racial Gap in Hollywood Director’s Chairs

The data shows that of 100 top grossing films each year during the 2007-to-2017 period, only 64 were directed by African Americans. And only four of those were directed by Black women.

Former President of Florida A&M University Lands New Administrative Post

Former President of Florida A&M University Lands New Administrative Post

James Ammons, the former president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, has announced that he will be executive vice president of the Southern University System in Louisiana and executive vice chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus of Southern University.

Does a College Education Lead to Future Long-Term Health Problems for Some Blacks?

Does a College Education Lead to Future Long-Term Health Problems for Some Blacks?

College graduates enjoy healthier, longer lives compared with individuals who do not graduate from college. But a new study finds that the health benefit of educational attainment is not as great for Blacks as it is for Whites.

The Next Dean of the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon

The Next Dean of the School of Music and Dance at the University of Oregon

Sabrina Madison-Cannon has been serving as a professor of dance and associate dean of academic and faculty affairs in the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She will begin her new job this coming summer.

Tennessee State University Looks to Add Several New Academic Programs

Tennessee State University Looks to Add Several New Academic Programs

Pending approval from state authorities there will be a new executive Ph.D. program in higher education leadership and a Ph.D. program in public health. A bachelor’s degree program in nonprofit management and leadership is also in the works.

Two African American Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Two African American Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Bertie Greer, an associate professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, was named associate dean for strategy and planning at the university. Stephanie Hendrith was named to the Ashland Inc. Endowed Professorship in Education at Murray State University in Kentucky.

Tuskegee University to Develop a Minor Program in African American Studies

Tuskegee University to Develop a Minor Program in African American Studies

The new, multidisciplinary African-American studies program is a collaborative project between the university’s Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science and the department of history and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kwame Dawes Names a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Kwame Dawes Names a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Kwame Dawes is Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will serve as a judge for the Academy’s largest prizes for poets and act as an ambassador of poetry in the world at large.

Bennett College Unveils a New State-of-the-Art Production Studio

Bennett College Unveils a New State-of-the-Art Production Studio

The new studio includes a modular set that can be configured for news programs, talk shows, or stand-up presentations. It also has a professional lighting grid and space for photography and green-screen video production.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Glenda S. Lattimore at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Leandra Hayes-Burgess at Benedict College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Jermaine Whirl at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina.

In Memoriam: Joseph Benjamin Johnson, 1934-2018

In Memoriam: Joseph Benjamin Johnson, 1934-2018

Dr. Johnson served as president of Grambling State University in Louisiana from 1977 to 1991. He was then president of Talladega College in Alabama until his retirement in 1998.

University of Massachusetts Graduate School Launches Office of Inclusion and Engagement

University of Massachusetts Graduate School Launches Office of Inclusion and Engagement

The new office will develop initiatives designed to help students amplify the impact of their research, prepare for leadership positions, and broaden their career options. It will focus on recruitment, retention and success of graduate students from historically underrepresented populations.

A Shake-Up in University Advancement at Florida A&M University

A Shake-Up in University Advancement at Florida A&M University

George Cotten, who has served as vice president for university advancement at Florida A&M University since April 2015 has resigned. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, dean of the School of Business and Industry, was named interim vice president of university advancement.

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

Black First-Year Students at the Nation’s Leading Liberal Arts Colleges

After a string of three first-place finishes, Amherst College dropped to second place in JBHE’s 2016 survey of Black students in entering classes at the leading liberal arts college. This year Amherst is back on top.

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.

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.

Frank Anderson to Lead the Center for Racial Reconciliation at Union University in Tennessee

Frank Anderson to Lead the Center for Racial Reconciliation at Union University in Tennessee

In this role, Dr. Anderson will plan and host events related to a Christ-centered understanding of racial reconciliation and will work with university schools, departments, offices, and centers to promote racial reconciliation.

In Memoriam: LeRoy Frasier, 1937-2017

In Memoriam: LeRoy Frasier, 1937-2017

In 1955, LeRoy Frasier was one of the first three African American students to enroll as undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.