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Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

The four African Americans among the 43 Marshall Scholars this year are in sharp contrast to the record of 10 African Americans who were among the 32 American students awarded Rhodes Scholarships this fall.

In Memoriam: Perry Eugene Wallace Jr., 1948-2017

In Memoriam: Perry Eugene Wallace Jr., 1948-2017

Perry Wallace, who served on the faculty of several law schools, was the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

Five African Americans Taking on New Faculty Roles in Academia

Five African Americans Taking on New Faculty Roles in Academia

Taking on new assignments are Gilbert Cornelius at St. Thomas University in Minnesota, Del Wright Jr. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Sheri Williams at American University in Washington, D.C., Brian Boyd at the University of Kansas, and Joe M. Brown at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Rachel L. Swarns will join the faculty at New York University. Jennifer Hamer, a professor at the University of Kansas, will serve as vice provost for diversity. Autumn Womack was hired to the faculty at Princeton and Ibram X. Kendi is joining the faculty at American University.

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head on Several College and University Campuses

Racism Rears Its Ugly Head on Several College and University Campuses

As series of racist incidents occurred on college campuses across the United States in recent days. Here are some examples.

More Accolades for the Books of Carole Boston Weatherford

More Accolades for the Books of Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford, a professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, has been selected to receive the Randolph Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Book Award from the American Library Association.

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

New Academic Year, Same Old Racism

As has been the case every year since JBHE was founded in 1993 incidents of racial hate continue to plague the campuses of American higher education. In recent days, there have been several incidents at campuses across the United States.

Fayetteville State University Professor Wins a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Fayetteville State University Professor Wins a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Carole Boston Weatherford, a professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, is being honored for authoring one of the year’s best books for children or young adults. Her book is on civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer.

Teachers' Racial Bias in Expectations for Black Students

Teachers’ Racial Bias in Expectations for Black Students

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and American University in Washington, D.C., finds that Black and White teachers tend to have different expectations for the same student.

The New Dean of the School of Education at American University

The New Dean of the School of Education at American University

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy currently serves as vice provost for faculty affairs and a professor of counseling and human development at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She will begin her new job in July.

Camille A. Nelson Named Dean of the Law School at American University

Camille A. Nelson Named Dean of the Law School at American University

Professor Nelson was dean of the Suffolk University Law School in Boston from 2010 to 2015. Earlier, she taught at the law school of Saint Louis University. A native of Jamaica, Professor Nelson was the first Black woman to clerk for Canada’s highest court.

The Residential Resegregation of Major Urban Areas in the United States

The Residential Resegregation of Major Urban Areas in the United States

A new study examines how neighborhoods in four large metropolitan area has changed since housing discrimination was outlawed during the civil rights era. The results show that more than a third of all neighborhoods have experienced “steady resegregation.”

What Happened to Black Neighborhoods After the Great Recession?

What Happened to Black Neighborhoods After the Great Recession?

A new study by researchers at American University and Brigham Young University examines what happened in three predominantly Black neighborhoods: Bronzeville in Chicago, Harlem in New York, and the Shaw/U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

Three African American Men Among the Finalists for the Kingsley Tufts  Poetry Award

Three African American Men Among the Finalists for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Claremont Graduate University in California has announced five finalists for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Three of the five finalists are African American men.

Vanderbilt Honors the Man Who Integrated Southeastern Conference Athletics

Vanderbilt Honors the Man Who Integrated Southeastern Conference Athletics

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, is establishing the Perry E. Wallace Scholarship to honor the first African American to play a varsity sport in the Southeastern Conference.

New Academic Roles for Seven Black Scholars

New Academic Roles for Seven Black Scholars

The seven Black scholars who are taking on new duties are Paul C. Clement, Jamal Ratchford, Nicholas Ball, Dineo Khabele, James Hill, Jordanna Malton, and Robert Winn.

New Effort Aims to Increase Diversity Among Academic Librarians

New Effort Aims to Increase Diversity Among Academic Librarians

American University in Washington, D.C., the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University are hiring resident librarians from diverse backgrounds in the early stages of their careers for a three-year period.

Book on the Racial Integration of College Basketball Wins the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

Book on the Racial Integration of College Basketball Wins the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

The biography of Perry Wallace, who played basketball for Vanderbilt University from 1967 to 1970, is the first book dealing with sports to be honored in the 35-year history of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

Racist Comments on Social Media Attributed to American University Students

Racist Comments on Social Media Attributed to American University Students

Racist comments were allegedly made by students at American University in Washington, D.C., on the social media app Yik Yak.

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

Faculty members profiled here include Paul Potier of Prairie View A&M, Nnamdi Pole of Smith College, Maurice Smith of Harvard, Pamela Barber-Freeman of Prairie View A&M, John Dabiri of CalTech, Phillip Williams of Emory University, and Clarence Lusane of American University.

Brenda Smith Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Brenda Smith Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Since 1999, Brenda V. Smith has served as a professor at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was senior counsel for economic security at the National Women’s Law Forum.

Author Danielle Evans Will Be Joining the Faculty at the University of Wisconsin

Author Danielle Evans Will Be Joining the Faculty at the University of Wisconsin

She currently serves as an assistant professor of literature at American University in Washington, D.C. Evans is the author of the award-winning short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

LaFleur Stephens will join the Princeton faculty next summer as an assistant professor of politics. Chapurukha Kusimba is the new chair of the department of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C.

Three Black Men Named to Teaching Posts

Three Black Men Named to Teaching Posts

Henry N. Young was appointed to an endowed chair at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Chapurukha Kusimba was named chair of the anthropology department at American University and Ronald Dellums will be teaching at Howard University.

Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affects Weight of Black Students More Than Whites

Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affects Weight of Black Students More Than Whites

A new study, co-authored by Sonya A. Grier of American University, find that Black and Hispanic adolescents who attend schools located near fast food restaurants are more likely to be overweight than White or Asian students in the same schools.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Opens at American University

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Opens at American University

Tiffany Speaks will be the inaugural senior director of the new center which combines three previous campus organizations under one umbrella.

This Week's Faculty News

This Week’s Faculty News

Charlotte Owens, Jayne Cubbage, Gbemende Johnson, and D’Andra Orey have new duties.