Archive for January, 2020

American University to Offer Free Ride to 10 District of Columbia Students Each Year

American University to Offer Free Ride to 10 District of Columbia Students Each Year

American university recently announced that its District Scholars Award program will provide full scholarships for high-achieving students with financial need who graduate from the city’s public and charter high schools. Blacks make up 68 percent of the enrollments in the city’s public schools.

In Memoriam: Ivery Dwight Clifton, 1943-2020

In Memoriam: Ivery Dwight Clifton, 1943-2020

Ivery Clifton was a professor emeritus in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. In 1994, he was the first African American in the university’s history to serve in the role of dean.

Northeastern University Study Find Racial Differences in Views on the First Amendment

Northeastern University Study Find Racial Differences in Views on the First Amendment

The authors speculate that the First Amendment is increasingly invoked – especially online – as a defense for extreme speech and hate speech. This may explain the data that shows Black students are more willing than White students to support restrictions on free speech rights.

Archie L. Blanson Is the New Leader of the North Harris Campus of Lone Star College

Archie L. Blanson Is the New Leader of the North Harris Campus of Lone Star College

Dr. Blanson had been serving as vice chancellor of student services for Lone Star College overseeing admissions, registration, dual credit, disabilities, enrollment management, and numerous student services activities and partnerships.

Black Girls Face Harsher School Discipline

Black Girls Face Harsher School Discipline

From Kindergarten to 12th grade, Black girls are seven times more likely to be suspended from school as White girls, and four times more likely to be arrested at school. Congressional Representative Ayanna Pressley is leading an effort to confront this inequity in school discipline.

Harvard Study Finds That People of Color More Likely to Be Exposed to Ads for Vaping

Harvard Study Finds That People of Color More Likely to Be Exposed to Ads for Vaping

In recent, months there has been a great deal of research published on the dangers of vaping. Exposure to vaping advertisements can increase the likelihood of taking up the habit. A new study by researchers at Harvard University finds that people of color are more likely than Whites to be targeted.

Cheikh Thiam Appointed to Dean Post for the School of International Training

Cheikh Thiam Appointed to Dean Post for the School of International Training

The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, has announced that Cheikh Thiam is the new academic dean for Africa South of the Sahara. Dr. Thiam has been serving as co-leader of the school’s study abroad programs in Senegal.

Two Black Women Named Finalists for President of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Two Black Women Named Finalists for President of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington

Clark College is a state-operated educational institution in Vancouver, Washington, with enrollments of nearly 10,000 students. African Americans are just 2 percent of the student body. The college recently announced a field of four finalists for president of the college. Two of the four candidates are Black women.

Historically Black Virginia Union University Reaches Out to Hispanic Students

Historically Black Virginia Union University Reaches Out to Hispanic Students

Historically Black Virginia Union University, the Virginia Hispanic Foundation, and the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have signed a historic resolution to “jointly promote education to those who are considered socially and economically disadvantaged.”

Hampton Honors Dean With More Than 50 Years of Service to the University

Hampton Honors Dean With More Than 50 Years of Service to the University

Jewel B. Long, dean of residence life at Hampton University in Virginia, is stepping down from her post. In recognition of her 54 years of continuous service to the educational institution, Hampton University is naming the lobby of a residence hall in her honor.

Morgan State University Acquires the Papers of Historian Lathan A. Windley

Morgan State University Acquires the Papers of Historian Lathan A. Windley

Dr. Windley was an associate professor of history at Morgan State University from 1963 until his death in 1982 at the age of 42. The focus of his scholarship was on runaway slaves in the pre-Civil War American South.

University of Georgia's John Mativo Honored by the Society of Automotive Engineers

University of Georgia’s John Mativo Honored by the Society of Automotive Engineers

John M. Mativo, an associate professor in the department of career and information studies in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, was recognized as the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Outstanding Faculty Advisor.

South Carolina State University Recognized as a Leader in Cyber Defense Education

South Carolina State University Recognized as a Leader in Cyber Defense Education

Institutions designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education are recognized by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for their effective cyber defense programs and curricula.

Winston-Salem State University Honors Retiring Chief of Police

Winston-Salem State University Honors Retiring Chief of Police

Patricia Norris stepped down as chief of campus police at Winston-Salem State University on December 31. Her husband, Robert Norris, made a secret donation to the university so that the police and public safety building on campus would be renamed in her honor.

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.