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.

The University of the South Reckons With Its Past Ties to Slavery and Jim Crow

The University of the South Reckons With Its Past Ties to Slavery and Jim Crow

The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, enrolls nearly 1,700 undergraduate students and less than 100 graduate students, according to date supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 4 percent of the undergraduate student body.

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: Stanley Lawrence Crouch, 1945-2020

In Memoriam: Stanley Lawrence Crouch, 1945-2020

A native of Los Angeles, Crouch joined the English department faculty at Pomona College in 1967 at the age of 22. He went on to become one of the most famous and controversial jazz critics in the nation.

University of California, Irvine Launches the Black Thriving Initiative

University of California, Irvine Launches the Black Thriving Initiative

The new Black Thriving Initiative at the University of California, Irvine aims to mobilize the whole university to promote Black student success, degree completion, and advancement in academic programs, with a goal of making the university a first choice for Black students.

The Next Chancellor of the Berks Campus of Pennsylvania State University in Reading

The Next Chancellor of the Berks Campus of Pennsylvania State University in Reading

Dr. George Grant Jr. has been serving as professor and dean of the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Prior to becoming dean, Dr. Grant was director of the university’s School of Social Work.

Blacks Are Underrepresented in Georgia's Merit-Based College Scholarship Programs

Blacks Are Underrepresented in Georgia’s Merit-Based College Scholarship Programs

Black students make up 29 percent of the undergraduate college students in Georgia. But they are only 6 percent of all students who receive Zell Miller Scholarships, which provide full tuition to students who qualify.

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

Parneshia Jones Appointed Director of Northwestern University Press

An Evanston native and a published poet, Jones joined the Northwestern University Press in 2003 as marketing assistant and served in several progressively more responsible positions. She will be only the second Black woman to lead a university press in the United States.

Does Exposure to Racism Increase the Likelihood of Activism by Black Adolescents?

Does Exposure to Racism Increase the Likelihood of Activism by Black Adolescents?

The researchers found that 84 percent of study participants had experienced at least some form of racism. They found there was a relationship between those who had experienced racism with activism aimed at eliminating racism.

University of Chicago English Department to Only Accept Grad Students Focused on Black Studies

University of Chicago English Department to Only Accept Grad Students Focused on Black Studies

The department announced that “for the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies.” The department is planning to admit five new Ph.D. students.

Racial Disparities in Food Insecurity and Depression Among College Students During the Pandemic

Racial Disparities in Food Insecurity and Depression Among College Students During the Pandemic

New data from The Student Experience in the Research University Consortium, an academic and policy research collaboration based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, shows racial differences in how college students coped with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Howard University School of Business Names Two Black Women to Assistant Dean Posts

Howard University School of Business Names Two Black Women to Assistant Dean Posts

The Howard University School of Business announced the appointment of two African American women to assistant dean positions. Yuvay Meyers Ferguson will serve as assistant dean of impact and engagement and Allison Morgan Bryant will serve as assistant dean of innovation and administration.

IBM Announces a $100 Million Commitment to HBCUs

IBM Announces a $100 Million Commitment to HBCUs

The technology giant IBM has announced the establishment of the quantum education and research initiative for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), aimed at driving a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce.

U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation's Best HBCUs

U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation’s Best HBCUs

Spelman College in Atlanta was rated the best HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was ranked second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 14th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty roles are C. Vanessa White at Xavier University in New Orleans, Rufus Bonds Jr. at Syracuse University in New York, Tia-Simone Gardner at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Tiffany Wright at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Howard University's Kehbuma Langmia Honored by the National Communication Association

Howard University’s Kehbuma Langmia Honored by the National Communication Association

Kehbuma Langmia, professor and chair of the department of strategic, legal and management communications is the 2020 recipient of the Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication, presented by the National Communication Association.

Some HBCUs Are Bucking the Trend in Higher Education Enrollment Declines

Some HBCUs Are Bucking the Trend in Higher Education Enrollment Declines

At a time when many colleges and universities are struggling to maintain enrollments at levels of the past several years, many historically Black colleges and universities are seeing increases in enrollments with some schools achieving all-time records.

Colleges and Universities Announces the Hiring of Seven African Americans to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Announces the Hiring of Seven African Americans to 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.

In Memoriam: Frederick Charles Tillis, 1930-2020

In Memoriam: Frederick Charles Tillis, 1930-2020

Frederick C. Tillis was professor emeritus of music and former director of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His more than 100 compositions include works for piano and voice, orchestra and chorus, solo, and chamber music.

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.

Loras College Removes a Statue of Its Slave-Owning Founder

Loras College Removes a Statue of Its Slave-Owning Founder

Recently the college learned from a researcher who studied the bishop’s financial ledgers that Mathias Loras, the first Catholic bishop of Dubuque, Iowa, purchased an enslaved woman named Marie Louise in Mobile, Alabama. Loras enslaved the woman from 1836 to 1852.

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.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Apologizes for What Appeared to Be Segregated Chat Rooms

University of Michigan-Dearborn Apologizes for What Appeared to Be Segregated Chat Rooms

The University of Michigan-Dearborn recently hosted two concurrent virtual conversations, which were called “cafes.” One was for people of color and the other for those who are not people of color. The use of the word “cafe” caused some people on campus to believe that the university was establishing racially segregated facilities.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Revamps Its Black Studies Offerings

University of Missouri-Kansas City Revamps Its Black Studies Offerings

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced it is combining its Black studies, Latin American studies, and women’s studies programs into a new academic department: The new Race, Ethnic, and Gender/Sexuality department.

Why Are African Americans So Underrepresented on Business School Faculties?

Why Are African Americans So Underrepresented on Business School Faculties?

According to the study, underrepresented minority groups comprise approximately 28 percent of the student body at U.S. business schools but only 7.5 percent of the faculty. Blacks make up just 4.1 percent of the faculty. The authors suggest that the search process is a major factor.

The First African American to Be Promoted to Full Professor at Ithaca College

The First African American to Be Promoted to Full Professor at Ithaca College

Dr. Cynthia Henderson joined the faculty at Ithaca College in 2000. In 2007, she was the first African-American woman to earn tenure at the college. Now she is the first African American who has been promoted to the rank of full professor in the 128-year history of Ithaca College.

NYU Analysis Finds New Deal Housing Policies Continue to Impact Racial Segregation Today

NYU Analysis Finds New Deal Housing Policies Continue to Impact Racial Segregation Today

A new study by Jacob W. Faber, an associate professor of sociology and public service at New York University, finds that housing programs adopted during the New Deal increased segregation in American cities and towns, creating racial disparities that continue to characterize life in the twenty-first century.

Christen Crouch Named the Next Dean of Graduate Studies at Bard College in New York

Christen Crouch Named the Next Dean of Graduate Studies at Bard College in New York

Dr. Crouch has been an associate professor of history and director of American studies at Bard College since 2014. Her work focuses on the histories of the early modern Atlantic, comparative slavery, American material culture, and Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Texas Southern University Study Examines Large Rise in Opioid Overdoses in Black Communities

Texas Southern University Study Examines Large Rise in Opioid Overdoses in Black Communities

The media narrative for this opioid overdose epidemic is often portrayed as a White, non-Hispanic rural and suburban crisis. But there has been a huge increases in overdoses in Black communities.

Brandon Logan to Lead the Center for the Study of Race & Politics in Sports at Grambling State

Brandon Logan to Lead the Center for the Study of Race & Politics in Sports at Grambling State

Brandon Logan has been serving as chief executive officer of Urban Capital Partners in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of Grambling State University, where he majored in business management.

In Memoriam: Woodson H. Hopewell Jr., 1954-2020

In Memoriam: Woodson H. Hopewell Jr., 1954-2020

Over a 44-year career at Hampton, Woodson Hopewell served as assistant director of student activities, director of student activities, and dean of men. In 2015, Hopewell was appointed dean of judicial affairs and housing.

White Supremacist Spray Paints Racist Messages on University of Wisconsin Buildings

White Supremacist Spray Paints Racist Messages on University of Wisconsin Buildings

Among the messages spray-painted on buildings were “Aryan Brotherhood,” and “White Lives Matter Most.” After examining security camera footage, police arrested a 71-year-old White man and charged him with five counts of criminal damage to property.

Langston University Settles a 2003 Civil Rights Complaint

Langston University Settles a 2003 Civil Rights Complaint

Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences have agreed to pay historically Black Langston University $15 million over 10 years as part of a new agreement.

A Quartet of African American Scholars Taking on New Higher Education Assignments

A Quartet of African American Scholars Taking on New Higher Education Assignments

The four Black faculty members taking on new assignments are Alex Manning at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Renée Crichlow at the University of Minnesota, Breea Willingham of the State University of New York-Plattsburgh, and Nathan Stevens at Illinois State University.