Diversity

Pfizer Fellowship for Black Students Challenged in Federal Lawsuit

Pfizer Fellowship for Black Students Challenged in Federal Lawsuit

Do No Harm Medicine, headquartered in Glen Falls, Virginia, has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in New York, claiming the Breakthrough Fellowship Program of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is racially discriminatory.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Shannon Bradley is the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Keck Medicine at the University of Southern California. Perry Martin Jr. is the dean of diversity, equity, inclusion, and transformation at the University of West Los Angeles, and Damon L. Williams, Jr. is the new associate vice president in the Office for Institutional Diversity at the University of Kentucky.

The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Is Coming to an End

The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Is Coming to an End

For more than a half century, the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program has sought to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by funding fellowships through the National Academies. The program, that has supported more than 6,000 scholars, is now coming to an end.

Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Tony Boston at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Takiyah Nur Amin for the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech, and Barbara J. Lawrence at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Lawsuit Claims Texas A&M Discriminates Against White and Asian Men in Faculty Hiring

Lawsuit Claims Texas A&M Discriminates Against White and Asian Men in Faculty Hiring

Richard Lowery, an associate professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a faculty fellowship aimed at increasing diversity discriminates against White and Asian men.

Four African Americans Who Are Taking on Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Are Taking on Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on administrative positions relating to diversity are Alesia LeSane at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Carl Ervin at Western Illinois University, Renita Miller at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Michelle Santana at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Tony Laing at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nkenge Friday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Jamila Jefferson-Jones at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Four Black Scholars Are Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Four Black Scholars Are Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Taking on new positions in higher education relating to diversity are Russell T. Griffin at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, Adrienne Morgan at the University of Rochester in New York, Karin Lee at the University of Alabama, and Kathy Goodridge-Purnell at Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee.

Four African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at Colleges and Universities

The new diversity officers are Ufuoma C. Abiola at Princeton University Library, Donald Jaamal at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Karen Nelson at Herzig University in Milwaukee, and Pamela Ross-McClain at Delta College in Frankenlust Township, Michigan.

Study Finds Little Progress for African Americans in Academic Radiology

Study Finds Little Progress for African Americans in Academic Radiology

In academic radiology in 2019, Blacks were 3 percent of the assistant professors and 2 percent of the associate professors and full professors. The proportion of Black or African American department chairs was 5 percent in 2019. These percentages have not changed significantly since 2010.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

The four new diversity officers are Jonathan Glenn at Alma College in Michigan, Joyce Sackey at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Algerian Hart at Missouri State University in Springfield, and Stephanie Potts at Danville Area Community College in Illinois.

The Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders to be Held in Nashville in November

The Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders to be Held in Nashville in November

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is creating a new leadership development program for nurses new in health care leadership and academic positions who are from groups historically underrepresented in nursing and/or those who support them.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative positions relating to diversity are Tina Simpson at Tulane University in New Orleans, William Smith at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute at the University of Utah, Greneda Johnson at the University of Arkansas School of Law, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Missouri Kansas City.

Three African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at State Universites

Three African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at State Universites

Those appointed to diversity pots are Malcolm Holmes at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Brianna Williams at Norfolk State Univerity in Virginia, and Alaina Macaulay at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

McKinsey & Company Study Finds Snail-Like Progress in Higher Education Diversity

McKinsey & Company Study Finds Snail-Like Progress in Higher Education Diversity

The company’s analysis finds that with current rates of change it would take about 70 years for all not-for-profit institutions to reflect underrepresented students fully in their incoming student population. For faculty, it would take more than 1,000 years at the current pace to reach parity for all not-for-profit institutions.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Jane Irungu is the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Utah State University. Todd Manuel was appointed vice president of inclusion, civil rights & Title IX at Louisiana State University and Rochelle D. Smith has been selected as Saint Louis University’s next vice president for diversity and innovative community engagement.

A Trio of African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity

A Trio of African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity

Anya Dani was named director of community engagement and inclusive practice at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sean Bennett was named vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Ken James is chief diversity officer at Muskegon Community College in Michigan.

Three African American Men Appointed to New Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Three African American Men Appointed to New Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties relating to diversity are Frederick Wherry at Princeton University in New Jersey, Alex Wood at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, and Reginald Miles at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Five Universities Have Appointed Black Scholars to Diversity Positions

Five Universities Have Appointed Black Scholars to Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Darryl C. Mace at Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania, Dominique A. Quarles at Georgia Southern University, Lydia Contreras at the University of Texas at Austin, Myron Burr at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Lakesha Butler at University of Florida Health.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five Black Scholars to Diversity Posts

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five Black Scholars to Diversity Posts

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Chyke A. Doubeni at Ohio State University, Sonel Shropshire at Delaware State University, Phyllis Esposito at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Mark Black at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, and Sheila Lloyd at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers

Taking on new administrative responsibilities relating to diversity are Malika Carter at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, E. Cheryl Ponder at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Tiffany Baffour at the University of Utah.

University of Michigan to Examine Its History Relating to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

University of Michigan to Examine Its History Relating to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Michigan is set to begin a multifaceted, years-long project to study, document, and better understand the university’s history with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion — with the history of race and racism as its first major focus.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to University Diversity Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to University Diversity Posts

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Rockell Brown Burton at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York, Courtney Randall at the University of California, Davis, Rodney L. Parker at Loyola University Maryland, and Doris Fields at Eastern Michigan University.

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is expanding its Penn Access Summer Scholars Program to include students from five historically Black educational institutions. The selective program provides two summers of research for undergraduates with a goal of preparing them to matriculate into medical school.

NFL Partners With Black Medical Schools in an Effort to Diversify the Sports Medicine Pipeline

NFL Partners With Black Medical Schools in an Effort to Diversify the Sports Medicine Pipeline

HBCU medical students interested in primary care sports medicine and/or orthopedic surgery will be selected by their respective schools to complete one-month clinical rotations with NFL clubs during the 2022 NFL season. Eight NFL teams each will host two medical students.

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles Relating to Diversity

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Roles Relating to Diversity

Taking on new administrative roles relating to diversity issues are Heather Moore Roberson at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Lonnie Thompson at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida, and Jamie Parson at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

New Roles as Higher Education Diversity Officers for Four African American Women

New Roles as Higher Education Diversity Officers for Four African American Women

Taking on new roles n higher education relating to diversity are Tomarra Adams at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, Damira Grady at Madson College in Wisconsin, Wendy Smooth at Ohio State University, and Cheryl Nuñez at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned Duties Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Four African Americans Who Have Been Assigned Duties Relating to Diversity in Higher Education

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Bobbie Porter at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Saint Rice at Washington University in St. Louis, Kent Guion at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Pamela Braboy Jackson at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

Four African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Posts

Taking on new duties as diversity officers are Belinda Waller-Peterson at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tiffany G. Townsend at Purdue University Global, Kristin Dukes at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, and Narketta Sparkman-Key at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Four Endowed Chairs for Scholars on Race Established at Bowdoin College  in Maine

Four Endowed Chairs for Scholars on Race Established at Bowdoin College in Maine

The college will consider scholars and artists from across the academic spectrum for whose teaching and research will address race, racism, and social justice, with a particular focus on the challenges, histories, movements, and artistic and cultural productions of Black communities in the Americas.

Some Top Colleges and Universities Divulge Data on Admission of Black Students

Some Top Colleges and Universities Divulge Data on Admission of Black Students

Highly selective educational institutions are increasingly unwilling to disclose data on the racial and ethnic makeup of the students they admit. Instead, they tout high numbers of students of color without giving a more detailed breakdown.

Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Universities

Crasha Townsend has been promoted to assistant provost for diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech. Sean Edmund Rogers was appointed interim vice president of community, equity, and diversity at the University of Rhode Island and Dionne Jackson is the inaugural vice president for institutional equity at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Positions

Salome Nnoromele was appointed interim vice president for diversity and inclusion at Ohio University. DeQuan Smith was named the inaugural assistant dean of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and Jacqueline M. Gatson was named assistant vice president of advancement for diversity, inclusion and belonging at the Purdue for Life Foundation.

How Search Committee Chairs Impact Equity in the Faculty Hiring Process

How Search Committee Chairs Impact Equity in the Faculty Hiring Process

Many search chairs felt that HR and EO departments were responsible for making sure searches were equitable and inclusive. However, a common theme in interviews was the lack of information and clarity from those departments when it came to the search chair’s role. Some chairs said they had no training on how to center diversity and equity, while others received very little.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Three African Americans Who Have Been Named to Diversity Positions in Higher Education

Jonathan A. McElderry was appointed dean of student inclusive excellence at Elon University in North Carolina. Trachette Jackson is the assistant vice president for research for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the University of Michigan and Risë Nelson was appointed director of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Yale University Library.

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Diversity in Leadership Posts

Grading the Schools With the Largest Athletic Programs on Their Diversity in Leadership Posts

The latest report on the status of women and racial and ethnic minorities in leadership positions at the 130 educational institutions in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the NCCA has been released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. These are generally the schools with the nation’s largest athletic programs.