Archive for March, 2019

Fayetteville State University Launches the Veteran Entrepreneur Partnership

Fayetteville State University Launches the Veteran Entrepreneur Partnership

The new partnership will provide advanced teaching, mentoring, and support to assist transitioning veterans, military spouses, and the student entrepreneur community. The program aims to provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to improve the business startup success rate.

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.

Student Uncovers and Debuts Exhibit on Racism in the History of the Maryland Institute College of Art

Student Uncovers and Debuts Exhibit on Racism in the History of the Maryland Institute College of Art

The exhibit features curated photos and documents that show how the college reacted after being forced to admit African-American student Harry T. Pratt in 1891. After Pratt was admitted, the college established a policy to only admit “reputable White people.”

Washington University Establishes the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, & Equity

Washington University Establishes the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, & Equity

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, & Equity at Washington University in St. Louis, will support student research, attract visiting scholars, and create opportunities for collaboration among faculty, students, and members of the St. Louis community.

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.

Columbia University's Program to Introduce Young Women of Color to the Music Industry

Columbia University’s Program to Introduce Young Women of Color to the Music Industry

The program brings young women of color from public high schools in Manhattan and the Bronx to the Columbia University campus for workshops on recording and producing their own music.

In Memoriam: Oswald Perry Bronson, Sr., 1927-2019

In Memoriam: Oswald Perry Bronson, Sr., 1927-2019

Dr. Bronson served as the fourth president of what is now Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, from 1975 until his retirement as president emeritus in 2004. Major fields of study at Bethune-Cookman increased from 12 to 37 during Dr. Bronson’s 29-year tenure as president.

Rutgers University Partners With Botswana to Establish Knowledge Hub in Southern Africa

Rutgers University Partners With Botswana to Establish Knowledge Hub in Southern Africa

Recently, Rutgers University in New Jersey signed an agreement to launch the Botswana-Rutgers Knowledge Collaborative, a joint initiative to exchange knowledge through technology and develop programs that help Botswana address its strategic development goals.

Study Finds the Vast Majority of Americans Say Race Should Not Be a Factor in College Admissions

Study Finds the Vast Majority of Americans Say Race Should Not Be a Factor in College Admissions

A new survey from the Pew Research Center has found that 73 percent of Americans believe that colleges and universities should not consider race or ethnicity when making admissions decisions. Only 7 percent say race should be a major factor in admissions and 19 percent say it should be a minor factor.

Javaune Adams-Gaston Elected President of Norfolk State University

Javaune Adams-Gaston Elected President of Norfolk State University

Dr. Adams-Gaston has had a 30 year career in higher education. Currently, she serves as senior vice president and affiliate assistant professor at Ohio State University. Earlier, she was the first African-American assistant athletic director at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Report Finds More Black Students in California are Attending College, but Only Half Graduate

Report Finds More Black Students in California are Attending College, but Only Half Graduate

According to a report from The Campaign for College Opportunity, two-thirds of all Black adults in California have gone to college. However, the study also found that half of Black adults in California left college without a degree.

The First African American President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

The First African American President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Dr. Aaron Thompson, a native of Clay County, Kentucky, has had 27 years of experience in higher education and business. He was a professor and associate vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Kentucky University and served as interim president of Kentucky State University.

Study Finds Black Students Are More Successful When Professors Believe Intelligence is Malleable

Study Finds Black Students Are More Successful When Professors Believe Intelligence is Malleable

A recent study from social psychologists at Indiana University has found that STEM students, especially students from underrepresented groups, are more successful when their professors believe intelligence is a malleable quality that can be improved over time.

Kevin James Appointed Interim President of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia

Kevin James Appointed Interim President of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia

Over the past twenty years, Dr. James has served in both faculty and administrative positions at several universities. Most recently, he served as interim CEO of the 100 Black Men of America Inc., a nonprofit organization that hosts mentorship and community services initiatives across the country.

Two African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Two African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Maria F. Frederick has been named the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Monica Baskin, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named president of Jefferson County Health Partnership.

Cheyney University Seeking a Path to Retain Accreditation

Cheyney University Seeking a Path to Retain Accreditation

Cheyney’s financial problems stem in part to a sharp drop in enrollments. In 2010, there were nearly 1,600 students enrolled at Cheyney University. By 2014, the number of students enrolled had dropped to just over 1,000. This semester, there are 415 students on campus.

A Pair of African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions

A Pair of African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions

Janette M. Braverman is the new dean of the College of Business and Management, External Partnerships at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and Maurice Charles has been named dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago.

Elizabeth City State University Strengthens Ties to the U.S. Coast Guard

Elizabeth City State University Strengthens Ties to the U.S. Coast Guard

Students from Elizabeth City State University who meet the program requirements will become members of the Coast Guard and enter Officer Candidate School upon graduation. After that, they can choose any career path within the Coast Guard.

Notable Awards Honoring Two African Americans in Higher Education

Notable Awards Honoring Two African Americans in Higher Education

The honorees are Geffrey Davis, an assistant professor of English who teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas and Bette Simmons, vice president of student development and enrollment management at County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey.

Florida A&M University Partners With a Caribbean Medical School

Florida A&M University Partners With a Caribbean Medical School

Students from Florida A&M University, who earn full acceptance into the medical school, will receive a scholarship covering tuition for the first semester. Students will spend the first two years of medical school at the Ross University School of Medicine campus in Barbados.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

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.

Grambling State University Signs Agreement to Advance Students' Path to Careers in Technology

Grambling State University Signs Agreement to Advance Students’ Path to Careers in Technology

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and historically Black Grambling State University have signed a $1.2 million memorandum of understanding which will advance technology careers for Grambling State students.