New Teaching Assignments for a Trio of African American Scholars

New Teaching Assignments for a Trio of African American Scholars

The Three African Americans in new faculty posts are Kandis Leslie Gilliard-AbdulAziz at the University of California, Riverside, Sonia M. Gipson Rankin at the University of New Mexico School of Law, and Teju Cole, who will teach creative writing at Harvard University.

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, at Risk of Losing Its Accreditation

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, at Risk of Losing Its Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Collegeshas notified historically Black Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, that it will lose its accreditation. The college has appealed the decision and has until February to convince the commission that significant progress has been made.

Emery Brown Wins the 2018 Dickinson Prize in Science From Carnegie Mellon University

Emery Brown Wins the 2018 Dickinson Prize in Science From Carnegie Mellon University

The award recognizes substantial achievements or sustained progress in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, computer science, or mathematics. Dr. Brown is only African American, to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine.

Morgan State University Announces New Strategic Plan for the Next Five Years

Morgan State University Announces New Strategic Plan for the Next Five Years

The new plan will focus on enhancing student success and experiences; improving Morgan’s infrastructure; enhancing doctoral research university standing; increasing resources; managing student enrollment; expanding community engagement and support; and advancing athletics.

Four African American Men Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African American Men Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The Black men taking on new administrative responsibilities are Terrence Mitchell at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, W. Anthony Neal at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Malcolm Turner at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and David “Rusty” Ponton at Grambling State university in Louisiana.

The Only Accredited School of Public Health in Mississippi Is Housed at a HBCU

The Only Accredited School of Public Health in Mississippi Is Housed at a HBCU

The School of Public Health at historically Black Jackson State University is now the only program of its kind in the state of Mississippi to earn accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health.

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.

Western Carolina University Will Name New Residence Hall After Levern Hamlin Allen

Western Carolina University Will Name New Residence Hall After Levern Hamlin Allen

In 1957, Levern Hamlin Allen was the first African-American student to enroll at what is now Western Carolina University and was among the first Black students to be admitted to any of North Carolina’s predominantly White state institutions of higher education.

Michael Thomas Jr. Becomes Fourth Black President of the Harvard Law Review

Michael Thomas Jr. Becomes Fourth Black President of the Harvard Law Review

Michael Thomas Jr. has been elected the 132nd president of the Harvard Law Review, making him the fourth African-American to hold the position. The first Black president of the Review was Barack Obama.

Ohio State University Establishes the Dr. James L. Moore III Scholars Program

Ohio State University Establishes the Dr. James L. Moore III Scholars Program

The Dr. James L. Moore III Scholars Program – named for the Chief Diversity officer at Ohio State – will support 10 undergraduate students annually who are transferring from Columbus State Community College to Ohio State University.

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.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Creates Digital Archive on Segregation in Local Schools

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Creates Digital Archive on Segregation in Local Schools

The Center for Arkansas History and Culture at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has completed work on a project to digitize 350,000 items relating to the history of segregation and integration of Arkansas’s educational system.

Clemson University's Summer Scholars Program in Marketing for HBCU Students

Clemson University’s Summer Scholars Program in Marketing for HBCU Students

The program brings 30 students from historically Black colleges and universities to Clemson University in South Carolina for a week-long program in May to learn from marketing industry professionals and businesses.

In Memoriam: Jerry M. Adams, 1959-2018

In Memoriam: Jerry M. Adams, 1959-2018

Jerry M. Adams was a former classroom technology instructor in university media services at the University of Delaware. He served on the satff at the university for five years.

The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Exhibits Artwork of Black Youth

The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Exhibits Artwork of Black Youth

The “See Me Because” project offer youths from underrepresented groups the opportunity to portray the complex narratives about their identities, asking the world to see them for how they choose to be seen.

Five Black "Geniuses" Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

Five Black “Geniuses” Awarded MacArthur Foundation Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. The honors, frequently referred to as the “Genius Awards,” include a $625,000 stipend over the next five years which the individuals can use as they see fit.

Black Students Show Some Progress in Medical School Enrollments

Black Students Show Some Progress in Medical School Enrollments

This academic year, 1,540 Black students enrolled at a U.S. medical school. They made up 7.1 percent of all medical school matriculants. The number of Black students enrolling in medical schools is up 14 percent from the 2015-16 academic year. Women were nearly 61 percent of all Black medical school matriculants.

A New $5.3 Million Home for Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A New $5.3 Million Home for Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The university came to the conclusion that the best course of action was to build a new indoor facility to house the Confederate monument. In addition to the $5.3 million in construction costs, the building will need $800,000 annually for operating funds.

Brookings Institution Report Shows How Racism Has Devalued Black Homes

Brookings Institution Report Shows How Racism Has Devalued Black Homes

The results of the Brookings study show that homes in Black neighborhoods are devalued by an average $48,000. This means that homes in Black neighborhoods are worth 23 percent less on average compared to similar homes in predominately White communities.

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

A Strong Vote of Confidence for Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith, who took office as the 15th president of highly rated Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania on July 1, 2015, has had her contract extended through 2025. Before becoming president of Swarthmore College, Dr. Smith was dean of the college and the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature at Princeton University.

Report Finds Persisting Racial Shortfall in the Public School Workforce

Report Finds Persisting Racial Shortfall in the Public School Workforce

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 19.9 percent of public elementary and secondary teachers were minorities, but 51 percent of all public school students were members of racial or ethnic minority groups.

New Assignments for Five African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Five African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Said Ibrahim at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, Narda E. Alcorn at Yale University, Melicia Whitt-Glover at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Keith C. Ferdinand at Tulane University in New Orleans and Ruby L. Perry of Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Johns Hopkins Partners With Two HBCUs to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Professions

Johns Hopkins Partners With Two HBCUs to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Professions

Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and Coppin State University have established the Academic Success via Postdoctoral Independence in Research and Education program, an intensive effort that bridges engineering, medicine, and biology for translational research that address challenges related to human health.

Three Black Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

Three Black Scholars Presented With Notable Awards

Donald “DJ” Mitchell, Jr., professor of higher education leadership at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, Gina Athena Ulysse, professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Kofi Lomotey, the Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University were all recognized for their work.

Governor of Alabama Announces Creation of the Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program

Governor of Alabama Announces Creation of the Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program

The Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program is a part of Governor Kay Ivey’s “Strong Start, Strong Finish” education initiative which puts an emphasis on apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities.

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The African Americans appointed to new posts are Robert Mock, Kylon T. Alford-Windfield, Sherree Wilson, and Garnetta Smith.

Morgan State University Sets Up a Food Resource Center to Help Students in Need

Morgan State University Sets Up a Food Resource Center to Help Students in Need

In addition to supplying food, organizers of the new ceter plan to educate members of the campus community about healthy food-related strategies and methods such as meal prepping, familiarity with nutritional value, and proper food selection.

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.

Northwestern University's New Exhibition Will Showcase Art From Medieval African Kingdoms

Northwestern University’s New Exhibition Will Showcase Art From Medieval African Kingdoms

“Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa” is the first major exhibit to highlight West Africa’s global reach in the medieval period. Many of the items in the exhibit have never been seen before in the United States.

Rutgers University Launches Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Rutgers University Launches Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Centers are a nationwide effort developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and funded by Newman’s Own Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The latest center has opened on the Newark campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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 Virginia Creating 20 Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity

University of Virginia Creating 20 Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity

The new professorships will be awarded on a rotating basis to eligible faculty members for two or three-year terms. They will foster research and teaching innovation around various topics related to democracy and equity.

Researchers Create Tool to Measure Cultural Competency Among Health Care Providers

Researchers Create Tool to Measure Cultural Competency Among Health Care Providers

Researchers from the College of Nursing at Washington State University are developing a tool to measure cultural competency among health care providers. The project is unique in that it tackles the issue from the patient’s point of view.

New Scholarships for Mississippi State Engineering Students From Underrepresented Groups

New Scholarships for Mississippi State Engineering Students From Underrepresented Groups

Southern Company, one of the leading energy companies in the country, has made a gift to Mississippi State University that will help students from underrepresented groups pursue an engineering degree at the university’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering.