Archive for June, 2018

Seven Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Seven Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Amy Freeman at Penn State, Juana Mendenhall at Morehouse College, Cynthia Blair at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Lawrence Bobo at Harvard University, Princess U II Imoukhuede at Washington University, Dwana Waugh at Sweet Briar College, and Diane Edison at Hollins University.

South Carolina State University Partners With St. Hugh's College at Oxford

South Carolina State University Partners With St. Hugh’s College at Oxford

Under the agreement, five students from South Carolina State University will travel to Oxford to study at the Organic Chemistry Research Laboratory for a six-week summer program. The program is the first collaboration between Oxford University and a historically Black university in the United States.

Four HBCUs Will Now Participate in Maryland's Cyber Warrior Diversity Program

Four HBCUs Will Now Participate in Maryland’s Cyber Warrior Diversity Program

The program will train students in computer networking and cybersecurity with the goal of an increase in the number of people from underrepresented groups who earn Computer Technology Industry Association certifications.

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Wins the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Johns Hopkins University Scholar Wins the $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Chris Lebron, an associate professor of philosophy, is the winner of the award that recognizes “ascending” scholars whose are “devoted to the humanities and whose work shows extraordinary promise to have a significant impact on contemporary culture.”

Talladega Colleges' New Program to Help Classroom Aides Become Teachers

Talladega Colleges’ New Program to Help Classroom Aides Become Teachers

Talladega College, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, is launching a new program designed to provide a pathway for teacher’s aides and education paraprofessionals to complete a bachelor’s degree in order to meet the qualifications to become schools teachers.

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for 13 African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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.

Harvard University Acquires the Family Papers of Professor Patricia J. Williams

Harvard University Acquires the Family Papers of Professor Patricia J. Williams

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has acquired the archives of the family of Patricia J. Williams, the James L. Dohr Professor at the Columbia University School of Law. The archives include 65 boxes of family documents going back more than a century.

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.

Accreditation Agency Takes Action Affecting Five HBCUs

Accreditation Agency Takes Action Affecting Five HBCUs

The Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools recently made decisions affecting several historically Black colleges and universities in its jurisdiction.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gives $33 Million to Support Diversity and Inclusion

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gives $33 Million to Support Diversity and Inclusion

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has made grants of $1 million to 33 colleges and universities to promote the inclusion of students from underrepresented groups in science education.

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of African American Men Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Anthony C. Nelson has been chosen as the next dean of the School of Business at North Carolina Central University. George H. Stroud was appointed dean of students at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and Lemuel W. Watson was named dean of the School of Education at Indiana University.

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

Dr. Johnston served as the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 1993 to 2002. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at DePaul University in Chicago.

Racial Differences in Risky Behaviors of High School Students

Racial Differences in Risky Behaviors of High School Students

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines current rates and historical trends of youths’ experiences regarding risky behaviors. This data can be useful to college student affairs personnel as they plan programs to address risky behaviors on campus.

The Next President of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire

The Next President of Great Bay Community College in New Hampshire

Dr. Morrice was vice provost at the University of Missouri in charge of enrollment management and strategic development. Earlier, he was the chief enrollment officer at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and associate vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Why Do Black Men Have Among the Poorest Health of Any Group in America?

Why Do Black Men Have Among the Poorest Health of Any Group in America?

A new report from the Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men of the American Psychological Association finds that racial health disparities can be explained in part by systemic oppression and discrimination targeting these men.

Lucian Yates III to Serve as Provost at Kentucky State University

Lucian Yates III to Serve as Provost at Kentucky State University

Dr. Yates has been serving as dean of the Graduate School and professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee State University in Nashville. He led the School of Education at Kentucky State University from 2004 to 2008.

Study Finds That Blacks Become Disabled From Chronic Conditions Faster Than Whites

Study Finds That Blacks Become Disabled From Chronic Conditions Faster Than Whites

The study investigated whether the risk of becoming functionally limited – the condition of becoming unable to perform simple, physical tasks – is more accelerated in African-Americans compared to Whites.

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee to Lead Manchester Community College in Connecticut

Tanya Millner-Harlee is the interim Campus CEO of Manchester Community College in Connecticut. She is a professor of English and has been serving as interim dean of academic affairs at the college. She will serve while a search is conducted for an individual to fill the position on a permanent basis.

"Propped Up" by Higher Education

“Propped Up” by Higher Education

Angela Mae Kupenda, a professor of law at the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, relates how the dream of higher education propped up her early life – in more ways than one.

Florida A&M University Commits to Enhance Campus Health and Wellness

Florida A&M University Commits to Enhance Campus Health and Wellness

Florida A&M University has announced that it has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative. Under the initiative the university plans to take a number of steps designed to promote health and wellness.

New Assignments for Six Black Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six Black Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Alphonso Simpson Jr. of Western Illinois University, Enzley Mitchell IV at Bethel College, Crystal R. Sanders at Penn State, Fred M. Ssewamala at Washington University, Kibibi Voloria Mack Shelton at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Vashaun Wrice at Virginia State.

North Carolina Central University Enhances Partnership With Wake Tech

North Carolina Central University Enhances Partnership With Wake Tech

Under the new agreement, students who graduate from Wake Tech with an associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism administration will be able to transfer to North Carolina Central University to complete a bachelor’s degree in the field.

Two African American Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors

Two African American Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors

Walter E. Massey, who served as president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, is the first living alumnus of the college to have an endowed chair named in his honor. Sheridan Quarless Kingsberry, associate professor at Delaware State University, was named the 2018 Delaware Social Worker of the Year.

Three HBCUs Team Up for Initiative That Will Focus on Faculty Development

Three HBCUs Team Up for Initiative That Will Focus on Faculty Development

The consortium on Transformative Teaching Practice for 21st Century Career Pathways will engage in structured activities that foster community, identifies and validates new innovations, amplifies and scales best practices, and disseminates learnings.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

One Quarter of the Latest Cohort of MacArthur Fellows Are Black

One Quarter of the Latest Cohort of MacArthur Fellows Are Black

Of the latest cohort of 24 MacArthur fellows, it appears that six are Black. Three currently hold academic posts at colleges or universities.

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.

Rutgers University-Newark Acquires the Archives of Jazz Legend Count Basie

Rutgers University-Newark Acquires the Archives of Jazz Legend Count Basie

The Count Basie Collection includes his pianos, Hammond organ, photos, correspondence, concert programs, business records, housewares and press clippings. Nearly 1,000 artifacts are included in the collection.

How the Great Recession Impacted Black Enrollments in Higher Education

How the Great Recession Impacted Black Enrollments in Higher Education

According to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 had a significant impact on higher education enrollments as many families were hard pressed to pay for college.

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.

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.

Michigan State University's New Critical Race Studies Residency Program

Michigan State University’s New Critical Race Studies Residency Program

The new program will bring an artist-in-residence and a designer-in-residence to campus with the goal of enriching the life of student experiences and the greater community by facilitating practices of inclusion through art and design.

Black Enrollments in Graduate School Remain Steady

Black Enrollments in Graduate School Remain Steady

Unlike African American enrollments in undergraduate programs which have dropped in recent years, Black graduate school enrollments have remained steady. In the 2016-17 academic year, 449,617 African Americans were enrolled in graduate programs.

Jesse Mason Named Provost at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota

Jesse Mason Named Provost at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota

Since 2015, Dr. Mason has served as dean of academic affairs at Century College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Earlier in his career, he was a professor of psychology at Clark Atlanta University and chair of social science at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.