Archive for February, 2020

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.

A Long-Forgotten HBCU to Get a Historical Marker in Huntsville, Texas

A Long-Forgotten HBCU to Get a Historical Marker in Huntsville, Texas

The Walker County Historical Commission has commissioned a historical marker to be placed at the corner of Old Madisonville Road and Pleasant Street in Huntsville, Texas. The site was the location of the Bishop Ward Normal and Collegiate Institute which was founded in 1883 but closed only a few years later.

Racial Slur Found Written on a Black Student's Dormitory Door at the University of Richmond

Racial Slur Found Written on a Black Student’s Dormitory Door at the University of Richmond

Police at the University of Richmond in Virginia reported that three incidents of racism occurred on campus late last month. In one incident, an African American student had a racial slur written on the name tag on her dormitory room door.

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.

New Scholarships for Underrepresented Graduate Students at New York University

New Scholarships for Underrepresented Graduate Students at New York University

The Steinhardt Graduate School at New York University has announced a new scholarship program aimed at increasing diversity among graduate students. The scholarships will be need-based but with a merit component and will be geared toward students from underrepresented groups.

Black Student Files Lawsuit Against Texas Christian University

Black Student Files Lawsuit Against Texas Christian University

According to the lawsuit, the Black student went on a trip to Washington, D.C. last summer with other members of the university’s Honors College and was subjected to abuse by other students and faculty.

Trinity University to Open a Civil Rights Museum in Downtown San Antonio

Trinity University to Open a Civil Rights Museum in Downtown San Antonio

Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, has announced plans to open a civil rights museum in the Kress Building, a former five and dime store in the downtown area of the city. The store had a lunch counter that refused to serve African Americans until 1960.

Income-Based Affirmative Action Is Not a Good Substitute for Race-Sensitive Admissions

Income-Based Affirmative Action Is Not a Good Substitute for Race-Sensitive Admissions

The report shows that Black students from the highest-income groups are still far less likely than Whites from the same income groups to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities.

Report Examines the Higher Education Experience of Students Who Were in Ninth Grade in 2009

Report Examines the Higher Education Experience of Students Who Were in Ninth Grade in 2009

The report found that for those ninth graders in 2009 who later enrolled in higher education, 57.3 percent of Black students took at least one remedial course in college. Slightly more than a third of White students took a remedial course.

Heather Parker Appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Leo University in Florida

Heather Parker Appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Leo University in Florida

Dr. Parker joined the Saint Leo faculty in August 2006 as an assistant professor of history and advanced through the teaching ranks to a full professorship. Her research has concentrated on interethnic religious interaction and the political implications of these relationships in Florida.

Desha Williams to Lead the College of Education and Social Work at West Chester University

Desha Williams to Lead the College of Education and Social Work at West Chester University

Since 2018, Dr. Williams has been serving as a professor of mathematics education and chair of the department of teacher education at Georgia College and State University. Earlier, she taught at Kennesaw State University in Georgia for 11 years.

Black Workers' Perceptions of Racial Discrimination Differ by Job Status

Black Workers’ Perceptions of Racial Discrimination Differ by Job Status

A new study led Aida Harvey Wingfield, a sociologist at Washington University in St. Louis, finds that wherever Black workers are positioned in an organization — top, middle or bottom — informs and shapes their impressions about workplace racial discrimination.

Two African Americans Appointed to Dean Posts at North Carolina Central University

Two African Americans Appointed to Dean Posts at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University, the historically Black educational institution in Durham, has named Joseph Michael Green dean of University College and Browne C. Lewis as dean of the School of Law.